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Monday, May 29, 2006

Remembrance March

Sunday, May 28, 2006


----------- JUNE -----------
Remembrance March & Freedom Rally
: Sunday, 4th June,
11:30am – 4.30pm
- Gather for a mini-rally at
Hyde Park from 11.30am
- March through central
London to Trafalgar Square between 1.30-2.30pm
- Massive rally in
Trafalgar Square between 2:30-4:30pm
More info:

----------- JULY -----------
Sikhi Camp 2006
When: Monday 24th July – Saturday 29th July
Where: Beautiful British countryside
(Coaches leaving various pickup points)

Application Form/ More info:

----------- AUGUST -----------
Khalsa Camp 2006
When: Sunday 20th August – Friday 25th August
Where: North of England
(Coaches leaving various pickup points)

Application Form/ More info:

----------- Regular Programmes -----------
Simran at Sunset (Weekly)
When: Wednesdays, 8pm9pm
Where: Singh Sabha Gurdwara,
Alice Way, Hounslow
(Train: Hounslow station from Waterloo Station)

World Sikh Youth Network Simran Programme
(Last Friday of every Month)
When: Friday, 30th June, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Where: Sikh Missionary Society,
10 Featherstone Road, Southall (Upstairs hall)
(Train: Southall station from Paddington Station)

Youth Student Kirtan Darbaar
(Last Saturday of every Month)
When: Saturday, 24th June, 7.30pm - late
Where: Sri Guru Singh Sabha,
Park Avenue, Southall
(Train: Southall station from Paddington Station)

More info:

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Monday, May 22, 2006

Simple Sikhi

Nam, Dan, Isnan, Kirt Karna and Vand Chhakna!!

Taken from: seva to the max blog:

WaheguruJeeKaaKhalsa WaheguruJeeKeeFateh

Below is a excerpt from Bhai Sahib Puran Singh Jee - Author of 'The Spirit Born People' Highly recommended read from the Sevadars of this site - in which he explains the creed of the Sikh brotherhood and which if any Gursikh follows would not stray too far from the Guru's path.

"In the words of Bhai Vir Singh Ji, let me describe the brotherhood in five words : " NAM, DAN, ISNAN, KIRT KARNA AND VAND CHHAKNA."

NAM - Naming Him, The Secret of the personality that has no personal aims, ambitions, of selfishness. Selfishness is transcended by love. So by living in Him, by Naming him, by dying in him, in love of him, man attains his manhood, which is forever divine and unselfish.

The essential nature of the soul is unselfish. Realizing one's soul first through Nam constitutes the life of this brotherhood. It is the maintenance of the spiritual attitude by physical effort while in this physical universe of incessant struggle.

DAN - Giving. Giving away all one has, in spontaneous sympathy, infinite philosophic sorrow for the living, and in infinite but silent, unaggressive, unobtrusive, spontaneous zeal for doing good to the living, as does the rose in the river. It is an attitude of the elevated life that gives without knowing. As hotter objects impart heat to the colder objects around by the difference in potential, so does a Brother of the TressKont of Guru Gobind Singh give.

Dan, certainly, does not mean in the Guru's Brotherhood the conscious contributions of charity, a giving of alms. "All belong to the Guru;" so does the Brother feel, and always "all is His, nothing is mine." Such affectionate attitude never comes by any social codes or rules. It is nothing mechanical, it is deep and organic. This charity of the Brother flows like rivers out of his whole being. The Brother has foregone his self, his labour, his very flesh and blood, his life, and his soul, for the beloved master.

ISNAN- Bathing the body with cold water; bathing the mind in the nectarian streams; bathing the soul in love of him.

KIRT KARNA - This is the symbolic phrase that knits Guru Gobind Singh's Brotherhood with the whole humanity of labourers. The Guru has no rich man, no idle rich man in his brotherhood, - no place for him. All must labour , must sweat to create the foodstuffs, to create shapes out of iron, wood and stone, to work, to labour and then forego the fruits of labour. And in this spontaneous foregoing is the difference between the brother and the modern labourer.

VAND CHHAKANA - Equal distribution of the fruits of labour. "Partake not of that bread which thou has not split with thy brother".

Shiri Guru Gobind Singh Ji is the Guru of the modern times. He is a Prophet who has reconstructed human society in this brotherhood of Nam, Dan, Snan, Kirt Karna, and Vand Chhakna."

WaheguruJeeKaaKhalsa WaheguruJeeKeeFateh!!!

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Youth Kirtan Darbar

Vahiguroo Ji Ka Khalsa Vahiguroo Ji Ki Fateh

ਜਹਾਂ ਬੀਸਰੈ ਠਾਕੁਰੁ ਪਿਆਰੋ ਤਹਾਂ ਦੂਖ ਸਭ ਆਪਦ ॥

jahaaN beesrai thaakur pi-aaro tahaaN dookh sabh aapad.
Wherever my Beloved Lord and Master is forgotten - all misery and misfortune is there.

ਜਹ ਗੁਨ ਗਾਇ ਆਨੰਦ ਮੰਗਲ ਰੂਪ ਤਹਾਂ ਸਦਾ ਸੁਖ ਸੰਪਦ ॥੧॥

jah gun gaa-ay aanand mangal roop tahaaN sadaa sukh sampad. ||1||
Where the Praises of my Lord, the Embodiment of Bliss and Joy are sung - eternal peace and wealth are there. ||1||

Saturday 27th May

7.30 pm till LATE

Sri Guru Singh Sabha
Park Avenue

End of Month Youth Keertan Darbar

Free your self from the stresses of Exams and look forward to Summer Holidays take out one night and feed your soul.

Vahiguroo Ji Ka Khalsa Vahiguroo Ji Ki Fateh

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Bhai Leela-Raam Singh jee & Exams

Author: Kulbir Singh
Date: 03-28-03 11:38

Bhai Leela-Raam Singh jee

Sikhs from Sindh province of Pakistan are known for their love and devotion for Guru Sahib. Because of lack of parchaar, many of them have not been able to adopt the Khalsa way of Sikhi but the ones who have become the Khalsa of Guru Gobind Singh jee, lead an amazing life of a Sikh. One such gursikh, tyaar-bar-tyaar amritdhari singh was Bhai Leela-Raam Singh jee. His name prior to amrit chakk was Leela Raam and after amrit-chhak, with the hukam of Punj Pyaare, he became Bhai Leela-Raam Singh.

Bhai Leela-Raam Singh took amrit when he hit the teenage years. He was blessed with great faith and devotion for Guru Sahib. He used to get up early in the morning, do naam-abhyaas, then nitnem and finally go to the gurdwara sahib and listen to kirtan. Then he used to sweep the floor of the Gurdwara Sahib and do other sewa as required. Only after this nitnem, he used to start his day. He, by the kirpa of Vaheguru, never deviated from this nitnem. In the evening too he used go to the gurdwara sahib and listen to kirtan and katha there. He was leading an amazing life. He was in great rass.

Before doing anything, he used to perform ardaas before Guru Sahib. He had complete faith in Guru Sahib. When he was studying in college, a great incident occurred in his life. It was his final exam that day. Before the exam, he decided to do ardaas before Guru Granth Sahib jee and also prepare karaah parshaad for ardaas. He asked the Granthi Singh to prepare degh (karaah parshaad) and perform ardaas for him as he was goingt to write the final exam that day.

Granthi Singh was a singh of mastaani (oblivious of worldly problems) condition. He was a good gursikh with a lot of sewa. He told Bhai Leela-Raam Singh that it would take about 2 hours to prepare degh. It was 8 am at that time and his exam was at 10 am. Bhai Leela-Raam Singh had already made up his mind to offer degh to Guru Sahib and then do ardaas. He asked the Granthi Singh to try to do this as possible.

The Granthi, first did punj ishnaana and then changed his clothes to wear clean degh-waale clothes. Then he started started doing sudhaayee (cleaning) of karaahi (utensil) and pateela (utensil) to be used for preparation of degh. He took his time, oblivious of the urgency of Bhai Leela-Raam Singh’s exam. Then he cleaned the kitchen area, and while doing all this he was doing paath.

By the time, the Granthi Singh, put ghee (butter) and started heating aata (flour) in it, they heard the clock ringing for 10 am. It was 10 am. The Granthi Singh did not pay any attention to the time and kept doing paath all this time. Thoughts were coming to Bhai Leela-Raam Singh’s mind that he was probably going to miss his exam. He also thought of going without the degh but his nirmal budh (clean intelligence) did not let him take this decision. He said to himself that worse comes to worse, he would lose a year. So what? He controlled his mind and focussed it back on baani.

Bhai Leela-Raam Singh looked at the Granthi Singh who was oblivous (be-parvaah) of his suroundings and was slowly stirring the flour. It seemed as if he did not know how to work fast. He was totally absorbed in the pyaar of Guru Sahib. Seeing him in such state, Bhai Leela-Raam Singh too came in more pyaar and totally forgot about the exam. Around 12 pm, the degh was ready and they took the degh to the darbar of Guru Sahib.

Bhai Leela-Raam Singh was thinking that there was no point of going to the exam now as it was too late. Thinking this he told the Granthi Singh that there was no point of doing ardaas now as the time to write the exam was over. The Granthi Singh smilingly told him that all he knows is that he is going to do an ardaas for Bhai Leela-Raam Singh's success in exam and as for time, that was the worry of Guru Sahib.

The Granthi Singh did the ardaas and he mentioned, “Sache Paatsshaah, Aap jee ne bahut kirpa keeti, apne Sikh noo apne charnaan dee preeti bakshee atay aap dee ditti shardha anusaar, aap jee daa Sikh karaah parshaad dee degh lai ke haazir hoiya hai. Sachay Paatshaah jeeo, aap jee jaani jaan ho. Ih Sikh ne ajj imtihaan vich baithna hai. Tussi kirpa karni, iss noo kamyaabi bakshni.”

(Translation: O Sachay Paatshah (true king), you did great kirpa on your Sikh by giving him love for your lotus feet and with great faith your Sikh has come with degh. O true King, you know everything and this Sikh has an exam today. Please bless him with success in exam).

The Granthi Singh did ardaas with great love and devotion. As Bhai Leela-Raam Singh came out of Gurdwara Sahib a thought came to his mind that there was no use of going to the exam now as there was hardly any time left now. Then his conscience stopped him from doing so as this would be contemptuous to the ardaas he had just done. He gained faith and went to his college to write the exam. As he approached the school, he saw a lot of students standing outside. He thought that they were already done with the exam and now were discussing the exam.

As he got closer to the crowd, his friends came to him and informed him that the exam was 3 hours late and that it was going to start in 5 minutes. When Bhai Leela-Raam Singh heard this, he excused himself from his friends as his emotional state was not under control. He had tears in his eyes and his rom rom (every cell of his body) was thanking Guru Sahib. Then under the spell of the love of Guru Sahib, he sang the following shabad: