Archive for November, 2013

SGGS pp 775-777, Soohi M: 4, Chhants 4-6   ਰਾਗੁ ਸੂਹੀ ਛੰਤ ਮਹਲਾ ੪ ਘਰੁ ੩   ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥ Rāg sūhī cẖẖanṯ mėhlā 4 gẖar 3  Ik▫oaʼnkār saṯgur parsāḏ.   Composition of the fourth Guru in Raag Soohi, (chhant) song of love for the Almighty, (ghar-u 3) to be sung to the third beat.  Invoking […]

Hukamnama 26 Nov 2013 Note: The Shabad below draws a parallel between the needs of the body and the soul. The way the body needs food, water and means of transportations, the soul needs Naam to sustain it in life and lead it to merge with the Almighty on death.   ਧਨਾਸਰੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥ਤ੍ਰਿਪਤਿ ਭਈ ਸਚੁ ਭੋਜਨੁ ਖਾਇਆ ॥ਮਨਿ ਤਨਿ ਰਸਨਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਇਆ ॥੧॥ Ḏẖanāsrī mėhlā 5.  Ŧaripaṯ […]

  Significance of Nitnem Baanis 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 […]

SGGS pp 773-775, Soohi M: 4, Chhants 1-3.     ਰਾਗੁ ਸੂਹੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੪ ਛੰਤ ਘਰੁ ੧   ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥ Rāg sūhī mėhlā 4 cẖẖanṯ gẖar 1  Ik▫oaʼnkār saṯgur parsāḏ.   Composition of the fourth Guru in Raah Soohi, (chhant) song of love for the Almighty, (ghar-u 1) to be sung to the first beat.  Invoking […]

Guru Nanak Unites A tribute on the Gurpurab Sometime ago during a discussion with a Hindu Brahmin and a Muslim Maulvi I gave a synopsis of Guru Nanak’s Japji Sahib, the first composition in Sri Guru Granth Sahib. As soon as I finished, the Maulvi exclaimed “But this is Islam”. Such is the universal appeal […]


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