The Immortal Precept(s) of Sikhi

Introduction: Ever since childhood, I had heard about Sikhi consisting of three principles. 1) kirt krnee (ਕਿਰਤ ਿਰਨੀ): Working for one’s living 2) vNd chhknaa (ਵੰਡ ਛਿਣਾ): Sharing one’s earnings with the needy. 3) naamu jpunaa (ਨਾਮੁਜਪਣਾ): Reciting the word “Vahiguru”. They were listed in different order, lately naamu jpunaa (ਨਾਮੁਜਪਣਾ), reciting the word “Vahiguru”, […]

What happens after (Physical) death – The Sikhi views

As per Sikhi, the message of Gurbani enshrined in Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the answer, in simple words is, that all the components that constitute a human being after physical death, merge back into their source. Please allow me to quote, from page 885 of Sri Guru Granth Sahib,  the verse that supports the above […]

ਪ੍ਰਗਟਿਓ ਖਾਲਸਾ/Pargatyo Khalsa

ਰਬਾਬ ਤੋਂ ਨਗਾਰੇ ਤੱਕ ਵੈਸੇ ਤਾਂ ਧੰਨ ਗੁਰੂ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦਾ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ ਦਿਹਾੜਾ ਅਤੇ ਖਾਲਸੇ ਦਾ ਪ੍ਰਗਟ ਦਿਹਾੜਾ ਅਪ੍ਰੈਲ ਮਹੀਨੇ ਵਿੱਚ ਹੈ।ਅੱਜ ਆਪਾਂ ਗੁਰੂ ਨਾਨਕ ਪਾਤਸ਼ਾਹ ਦੇ ਆਗਮਨ ਤੋਂ ਲੈਕੇ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਪ੍ਰਗਟ ਦਿਹਾੜੇ ਤੱਕ ਜਾਂ ਇਸ ਤਰ੍ਹਾਂ ਕਹਿ ਲਈਏ ਕਿ ਰਬਾਬ ਤੋਂ ਨਗਾਰੇ ਤੱਕ ਦੇ ਸਫਰ ਤੇ ਇੱਕ ਪੰਛੀ ਝਾਤ ਮਾਰਨੀ ਹੈ। ਗੁਰੂ ਨਾਨਕ ਪਾਤਸ਼ਾਹ […]

A Tribute to Bhai Subeg Singh and Bhai Shahbaz Singh

The story of Bhai Subeg Singh and Bhai Shahbaz Singh is a unique chapter from Sikh history. Bhai Subeg Singh was a denizen of village Jambar which was a few miles away from Lahore. Bhai Sahib was a true Gursikh who possessed a very high moral character and had high Sikh values. He was an […]

HOLA MOHALLA

Hola Mohalla is a Sikh festival which is celebrated with great zeal and zest by the Sikh nation. Hola Mohalla is celebrated at the birth place of Khalsa, Takht Shri Anandpur Sahib with religious ceremonies. It was a tradition started by the tenth master Sahib Shri Gobind Singh ji Maharaj to instil courage and strength […]

Why children do not listen to the parents?

It is a very common problem among most of the parents that their children do not listen to them. There are many issues on which there are differences among the family members like: thinking process, living habits, eating habits, mode of entertainments, working environments, maintaining of relations, etc. There are many problems which have crept […]

Amrit is must, to become a Gursikh

Should a person having hair be called a Sikh? Is it necessary to take Amrit (Nectar) for becoming a Sikh? Let us analyse these concepts on the basis of Gurbani. The definition of Akal Purkh (God) is clearly mentioned in the beginning of Guru Granth Sahib as: ੴ ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ ਅਕਾਲ […]

Initiative, Efforts and Honest Earning are must for a Successful life

ਹਰੇਕ ਕਾਰਜ ਨੂੰ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਸਭ ਤੋਂ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਉਦਮ ਕਰਨਾ ਪੈਂਦਾ ਹੈ, ਜੇ ਕਰ ਪਹਿਲਾ ਕਦਮ ਹੀ ਨਾ ਪੁਟੀਏ ਤਾਂ ਅੱਗੇ ਵਧਿਆ ਨਹੀਂ ਜਾ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ, ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਵੀ ਇਹੀ ਸਿਖਿਆ ਦੇਂਦੀ ਹੈ We have to step forward and put efforts to initiate any project. If we do not take the first step then how can […]

Understanding the Hukam of Akal Purkh to be a Gurmukh

It is commonly understood (or misunderstood) that Hukam (ਹੁਕਮੁ) is similar to an order of someone holding an eminent position like our elders, teachers, manager, officer, landlord, etc. However, Guru Granth Sahib considers the Hukam of Akal Purkh, related to laws of nature, religion, natural system, realities of the universe, etc. Hukam is not confined […]

Let us reside a Happy New Year inside us

ਸੋਈ ਦਿਵਸੁ ਭਲਾ ਮੇਰੇ ਭਾਈ।। ਹਰਿ ਗੁਨ ਗਾਇ ਪਰਮ ਗਤਿ ਪਾਈ।। December 2021 is running right now. 2022 is about to start in a few days. That means the new year is about to come. But one thing always makes one wonder if changing the date of the calendar really brings the new year and […]