Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! The message of Daya, or compassion has been a very central theme to the Sikh faith and as such we should do our best to built the values in our life. Daya is allowing yourself to assist those who need help with the idea of both sympathy and helping the need for humanity. In fact it has been so respected that Dharam, (righteousness) has been called the son of Daya. We must feel the pain of those who experience pain. Gurbani even says this: "ਨਿਰਦਇਆ ਨਹੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਉਜਾਲਾ ॥ निरदइआ नही जोति उजाला ॥ Nirḏa▫i▫ā nahī joṯ ujālā. You have no compassion; the Lord's Light does not shine in you.
ਬੂਡਤ ਬੂਡੇ ਸਰਬ ਜੰਜਾਲਾ ॥੪॥ बूडत बूडे सरब जंजाला ॥४॥ Būdaṯ būde sarab janjālā. ||4|| You are drowned, drowned in worldly entanglements. ||4||" (Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Ang 903) The message is that powerful that not having Daya has been called the example of being attached to the world despite what we have. So let us hopefully allow Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji to bless us with Daya and built a better life. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh
Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! As many people may already know, the Sikh faith promotes strict equality, and as such; Guru Sahib himself created a system where we could live by those ideas: Langar. What Langar has done is provide for the basic needs in terms of food for many people and allowed both the richest of the rich and the poorest of the poor to come together and be treated as complete equals. The Guru himself told whom many people called a worldly king to first eat Langar, before he could have darshan of Guru Sahib. These are important details because it shows both principle and true equality of all mankind. (Forgive me for any mistakes I might have made) Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! One thing that many people must realize is that without Gur-Prassad or the Grace of the Guru, is that not a single person can be free without Guru Sahib. This theme is highly repeated throughout the history of the Sikh faith, throughout all of the Gurus eras on both Sach Khand as well as Earth. Gurbani says very highly on the grace of the true Guru. Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji says this:
"ਭਾਈ ਰੇ ਤਨੁ ਧਨੁ ਸਾਥਿ ਨ ਹੋਇ ॥
भाई रे तनु धनु साथि न होइ ॥
Bẖā▫ī re ṯan ḏẖan sāth na ho▫e.
O Siblings of Destiny, this body and wealth shall not go along with you.
ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਨੁ ਨਿਰਮਲੋ ਗੁਰੁ ਦਾਤਿ ਕਰੇ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਸੋਇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
राम नामु धनु निरमलो गुरु दाति करे प्रभु सोइ ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥
Rām nām ḏẖan nirmalo gur ḏāṯ kare parabẖ so▫e. ||1|| rahā▫o.
The Lord's Name is the pure wealth; through the Guru, God bestows this gift. ||1||Pause||
ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਨੁ ਨਿਰਮਲੋ ਜੇ ਦੇਵੈ ਦੇਵਣਹਾਰੁ ॥
राम नामु धनु निरमलो जे देवै देवणहारु ॥
Rām nām ḏẖan nirmalo je ḏevai ḏevaṇhār.
The Lord's Name is the pure wealth; it is given only by the Giver.
ਆਗੈ ਪੂਛ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਜਿਸੁ ਬੇਲੀ ਗੁਰੁ ਕਰਤਾਰੁ ॥
आगै पूछ न होवई जिसु बेली गुरु करतारु ॥
Āgai pūcẖẖ na hova▫ī jis belī gur karṯār.
One who has the Guru, the Creator, as his Friend, shall not be questioned hereafter.
ਆਪਿ ਛਡਾਏ ਛੁਟੀਐ ਆਪੇ ਬਖਸਣਹਾਰੁ ॥੨॥
आपि छडाए छुटीऐ आपे बखसणहारु ॥२॥
Āp cẖẖadā▫e cẖẖutī▫ai āpe bakẖsaṇhār. ||2||
He Himself delivers those who are delivered. He Himself is the Forgiver. ||2||" (Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Ang 62).
Knowing this we can understand the importance of life with the Guru. Despite our shortcomings, we always have the Guru to turn to. Vaheguru may hopefully bless us with the chance to become free from Karma and our sins and finally fall to the Guru, (forgive me as I don't have much knowledge for this topic, all I can say is hopefully allowing Guru Sahib to bless me and everyone with more knowledge on this issue).
Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh, a new update that I have recently made was the new "About Sikhi" page on the header, I recommend anyone who either is new to Sikhi, or learning about Sikhi for whatever reason to check the page out, as well as other people's about Sikhi pages; hopefully everyone will learn something new. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! Also, I recently found this image on Pinterest that hopefully, Vaheguru can forgive any mistakes I have made throughout the blog. You can find more such images clicking on this hyperlink.
Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! Recently I have noticed that many people have questioned the importance of Dasam Bani, There was even an event that some people plotted to amend the sacred Amrit Sanchar ceremony, due to their intense feeling that Dasam Granth is not important. I will hopefully, (Guru Sahib's Kirpa is the only way I could) explain why Dasam Granth bani is very important for anyone who calls himself a Sikh.
First, through Dasam bani we find the need to see the greatness of Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji's message, all over Dasam Granth is the importance of how many have lost with their own Haumai, and that they couldn't escape death and couldn't free anyone. This is very important because of how different Sikhi is compared to the various faiths, that nobody goes through Sach Khand, (highest spiritual state) without both Gur-Prassad and Naam.
Second, Dasam Granth provides an opportunity to understand the need for Bir-Ras, (Gurbani has both Shakti and Bhagti, Bir-Ras is Shakti-mostly) even though Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji has both Shakti and Bhagti, it's main focus is bringing Bhagti; while, even though Dasam Granth has both as well Shakti and Bhagti, it's main focus is Shakti. This is important because it builds the importance of the Khalsa to stand-up for righteousness and the defenseless.
Finally, Dasam Granth from the beginning only praises Vaheguru, (for some this is hard to understand because sadly, they don't fully understand the Chaubis Avtar bani in Dasam Granth), the Chaubis Avtar greatly mentions how even someone whom the world calls great they still fall short in the house of Vaheguru and Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. This is very important to understand, as Guru Sahib has never advocated the greatness of these beings, but rather Vaheguru, in Chand-Di-Vaar, a bani many anti-Dasam Granth advocates use, (they claim that Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji couldn't have wrote that as there were various "positive things" of Durga), the bani starts by saying when he looks at Bhaguti, (as in Shastar, Kirpan), he remembers Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, and then says the names of all the Gurus up to Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur. If Chand-Di-Vaar advocates anything, it respects Shastar, (Kirpan).
May Vaheguru please bless us with the understanding of what your true message is, we may never understand the message, but let us never attempt to disrespect what you say, in whatever form. May Vaheguru bless us with the understanding of the true essence of meaning of any form of Gurbani, instead of leaving any of us astray. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! (Below is a Punjabi Steek, with meaning in Punjabi for those who know Punjabi as well as a English translation of Jaap Sahib)
Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! A lot of people have known about Gurbani, (Guru's word) and many practice the lifestyle that Gurbani has recommended for all of humanity; however, very few of us know the true value of Gurbani. (I am NOT spiritually enlightened or a sant; nor do I know any limits of Gurbani, but what I want to get to is the importance of Gurbani.) Our souls for over millions and millions of lives and deaths, eventually have the goal of one day becoming one with Vaheguru, (God), many times we are stuck in our own Haumai,(ego), I myself am trapped without Vaheguru, but at one point we must be able to fall at Vaheguru and accept his Hukam, (order). Gurbani eventually comes as the hope to free our selves from all these lives, many of which were not free from Haumai.
Once we realize the problem: Haumai- we must try to find the solution, the solution is Gur-prassad(Guru's blessings), Gurbani is the main goal of Gur-prassad. Example of this scenario is the idea that a guy named Sajjan Thug was previously a great sinner who committed various unforgivable sins in the world's view, (murder and thievery), he eventually by great luck had met the true Guru, Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji,(Vaheguru, God himself-in-human-form) and Sajjan had the idea of killing Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, but eventually Guru Sahib sang Gurbani, that finally changed him from Sajjan Thug, the thief, to Sajjan Bhagat, the saint. In the same way Guru Sahib can save a sinner like him, he can save sinners of all stripes through the power of Gurbani. So let us be blessed in the same way to get even an ounce of the Guru's grace to be able to chant Gurbani and have a life-changing moment for the better. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! Hello, this is our first post to test this website out, (Ultimately we are a brand new website), We are a Sikh website and we will try to promote Sikh Values to the best of our ability; we appreciate your interest in our website and hopefully people can learn something from our website. We believe in Gurbani as the highest form of all truth and will avoid making Manmat Arguments in our website to the best of our abilities, (we are only imperfect humans compared to the Satguru Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji). Since this is our first post we just want to say hello and invite you all reading this into our website. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! (p.s, The video on the bottom is also part of the first part of testing this website).