Archive for August, 2009

The first four Pauris of Japji deal with Hukam, the preordained Divine commands or the laws of nature. The fourth Pauri also introduced the concept of Mokh also called Mukti or salvation. It also brings out the futility of rituals. We mortals are unable to understand what is preordained for us and what leads to […]

Pauris 1 and 2 of Japji describe the need to obey Hukam, the Divine commands which manifest as the laws of nature. Hukam can be obeyed if we know what it is. It is not easy for an ordinary mortal to know this and he (or she) has to seek the guidance of the guru. […]

    Japu, which means remembering or reciting again and again, is the name of the first composition in Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS), the Sikh holy book. It has the status of a living guru; its contents are also called Gurbani, the guru’s word.   Japu reverently called Japji is preceded by a prologue […]

  A Sikh has a brand but he does not have to advertise it. Wherever he goes people turn their eyes to look at his unique appearance, the way people do when the leader arrives. Yes, a leader, that is what ‘Sardar’, the title every Sikh has, means. What is more, people call him Sardarji, […]

  ਜਉ ਤਉ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਖੇਲਣ ਕਾ ਚਾਉ ॥ ਸਿਰੁ ਧਰਿ ਤਲੀ ਗਲੀ ਮੇਰੀ ਆਉ ॥ ਇਤੁ ਮਾਰਗਿ ਪੈਰੁ ਧਰੀਜੈ ॥ ਸਿਰੁ ਦੀਜੈ ਕਾਣਿ ਨ ਕੀਜੈ ॥੨੦॥੧੧੪੧੨     If you like to play the game of love, Be prepared to sacrifice your self; Those who step on this path do not hesitate to give their […]

Search