Archive for January, 2010

It is common experience that whenever some one is talking ill of another every one listens with attention. Criticism of others seems to add spice to conversations. The criticism may or may not be based on truth.In most cases slander of another is manifestation of the slanderer’s own faults and mindset, says the fifth Guru: […]

Santokh (or Santosh) means contentment, satisfaction or happiness. Let us try and understand what it really is. It is generally understood that a contented person is one who is satisfied with what he (or she) has, or has achieved in life. It may be argued that if one is satisfied with what one has there […]

Sikh religion is a way of life guided by the twin principles of Simran and Seva i.e. Remembrance of the Creator and Service of humanity. The two are linked in that we are to remember Divine virtues and commands and service is covered in the latter. Nit-Nem is a compound word. ‘Nit’ means daily, regularly […]

The Sikh religion is the youngest of the organized religions, its origin dating to the 15th century coinciding with the advent of its founder Guru Nanak (1469- 1539). At this time considerable progress in the educational, scientific and industrial fields was being made. Communications had also improved making interaction between geographically separated people. The religion […]

Gurbani makes generous use of metaphors for facilitating easy understanding of many phenomena. A fairly often used metaphor is of the game of ‘Chaupar’ to represent how roles of all living beings are allotted by God. It also shows how deeds of the creatures affect them. All this is set in the context that the […]

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