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The Lover & The Beloved: Inni Kaur — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
Separation is perhaps the most difficult human emotion that one experiences. Does separation turn into a “longing?” Does “longing” guide us to an awareness? An awareness that love is eternal, so there can never be a separation in love. ~~~ Inni Kaur is Creative Director at the Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI). She has served SikhRI in several capacities since 2010, including Chair of the Board, and most recently as CEO. She is an active member on the Board of the Interfaith Council of Southern Connecticut and is on the editorial board of Nishaan, a magazine celebrating Sikh heritage. She is a frequent speaker at community and interfaith events, the U.S. Office of the Pentagon Chaplin, as well as at Yale, Fairfield, and Columbia universities. She is a passionate author, poet, and artist. Her published works include Journey with the Gurus, a children’s book series that is inspired by the life and teachings of Guru Nanak Sahib, Sakhi-Time with Nani ji, Thank-You Vahiguru, Daddy’s Turban, and The Story of Us. Featuring: Narrator, Inni Kaur — https://sikhri.org/people/inni-kaur #sikhism #gurunanak #bhaimardana #bhaivirsingh
05:33
November 29, 2020
Genocide — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
How do we remember? How do we advocate? How do we survive? In this episode we feature three leading voices in the November 1984 Anti-Sikh pogroms study. ~~~ Dr. Ishmeet Kaur, a professor at the University of Gujarat, will help us explore the literary and artistic response to the Pogroms. Dr. Shruti Devgan, a professor at Bowdoin College, has researched in the diasporic, 1st, and 2nd generation response to the events of 1984 and how the events have been commemorated digitally. Finally, Mr. Ryan Singh Kohli, a leading public law practitioner in the UK, will share his work with Sardar HS Phoolka in the struggle for legal justice for the victims of November 1984. Featuring: Facilitator, Manvinder Kaur — https://sikhri.org/people/manvinder-kaur Host, Santbir Singh Panel: Dr. Ishmeet Kaur — http://www.cug.ac.in/faculty/sllcs/ces/ismeet_kaur.php Dr. Shruti Devgan — https://www.bowdoin.edu/profiles/faculty/sdevgan/index.html Ryan Singh Kohli — https://twitter.com/ryanskohli?lang=en #1984 #Genocide #Massacre #NeverForget1984 #Punjab
1:31:55
November 6, 2020
The Guru Granth Sahib Project — Live Webinar
Our panel discusses the newly launched Guru Granth Sahib Project. The Project states that, although there are Gurbani translations available in Panjabi text belonging to the early twentieth century by many celebrated Sikh giants, and some in English from recent times, there is a need for a fresh perspective for contemporary audiences. The project aims to make the Guru Granth Sahib accessible to English speakers globally via technology. Our lead Researchers discuss the challenges in creating this work, their transcreation process, and how these translations may differ from others. ~~~ Featuring: Harinder Singh — https://sikhri.org/people/harinder-singh Jasleen Kaur — https://sikhri.org/people/jasleen-kaur Jaswant Singh — https://sikhri.org/people/jaswant-singh Ishmeet Kaur Moderator: Manvinder Kaur — https://sikhri.org/people/manvinder-kaur #TheGuruGranthSahibProject #Sikhi #Transcreation #Gurbani #Research
1:31:55
October 30, 2020
A Brave Life of the Exemplary Sikh Warrior (Hari Singh Nalua): Sikh History
This is the story of Hari Singh Nalua, a formidable general in the army of the Khalsa during the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. From birth to death, what lessons can we learn from this figure from Sikh history? ~~~ Featuring: Pritpal Singh — sikhri.org/people/pritpal-singh Support the Sikh Cast: https://anchor.fm/the-sikh-cast-sikhri/support #SikhHistory #HariSinghNalua #Khalsa #RanjitSingh #SikhEmpire #SikhPodcast
46:35
October 23, 2020
Great is Your Nam: Asha Marie Kaur — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
In this episode from the Persian Voice of the Guru Granth Sahib series, Asha Marie Kaur tells us of the Persian linguistic influences of a Sabad by Guru Arjan Sahib. She shares how this Sabad (Divine-word), revealed in Rag Bhairau, elaborates on orientating oneself with Nam and IkOankar. ~~~ To read the full episode in an article click here: https://www.sikhri.org/great_is_your_nam Featuring: Asha Marie Kaur — sikhri.org/people/asha-marie-kaur #PersianVoice #GuruArjanSahib #SikhPodcast #Nam #IkOankar
09:49
October 19, 2020
Sikhi & Sexuality — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) has released its sixth report in the State of the Panth series titled Sikhi & Sexuality, exploring how Sikhi has influenced the collective behavior of the Sikhs when it comes to sex, pleasure, and procreation. Sexuality is not something that is frequently discussed in the Panth (Sikh Collective). The report clearly outlines Sikh perspectives on major topics like lust, marriage, homosexuality, and polygamy. What does Bani say about sexuality? How do we differentiate between sex and sexuality? How have colonialism, nationalism, and other historical processes influenced the Sikh understanding of sexuality? What role, if any, should institutions play in supporting Sikhs of all gender identities and sexual orientations? Harinder Singh and Jasleen Kaur, with the Sikh Research Institute, explore how sexuality in the context of a Sikh worldview, from a Gurmat (Guru’s Way) perspective, as inferred from Bani (wisdom), Tavarikh (history), and Rahit (lifestyle). To read the full report: https://www.sikhri.org/sotp ~~~ SikhRI Presenters: Harinder Singh Director of Innovation https://sikhri.org/people/harinder-singh Jasleen Kaur Researcher https://sikhri.org/people/jasleen-kaur Manvinder Kaur Moderator https://sikhri.org/people/manvinder-kaur About the Sikh Research Institute SikhRI connects people with the teachings of Sikhi and strengthens the bonds of the Sikh community around the world by offering courses and seminars in a variety of mediums. Learn more at http://www.sikhri.org #podcast  #sikh #sexuality #StateofthePanth
1:34:48
October 9, 2020
What's Happening: The Farmer Protests in Panjab
On September 20th, of this year, the Indian government passes a farming reform bill that makes sweeping changes in agricultural practices throughout the country. What has followed since then are mass protests by farmers alleging that the changes threaten their livelihood. Manpreet Singh and Harinder Singh come together to discuss what and why this is happening now, what is in the bill and what this could mean for the future of farmers in India. ~~~ Featuring: Harinder Singh SikhRI | Senior Fellow, Research & Policy https://sikhri.org/people/harinder-singh Manpreet Singh SikhRI | Digital Marketing Lead #Punjab #Congress #BJP #Sikhism
29:16
October 2, 2020
Life, Death & Purpose: Inni Kaur & Kulvir Singh — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
SikhRI Creative Director, Inni Kaur, shares her reflections of recently losing a close relative with Executive Director Kulvir Singh. Together they explore their personal thoughts on life, death, and purpose, whether it is their own or others.  ~~~ Featuring: Inni Kaur — sikhri.org/people/inni-kaur Kulvir Singh — sikhri.org/people/kulvir-singh-gill Support the Sikh Cast: https://anchor.fm/the-sikh-cast-sikhri/support #Death #Life #Purpose #Sikh #SikhPodcast #ChardiKala #Hukam #Inspiration 
39:53
September 26, 2020
Bhakti & Shakti — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
Bhakti and Shakti are two sides of the Guru. While deep internal contemplation and the exuberant worldly power are often painted as dichotomous, Sikh history, Gurbani, architecture, and art all demonstrate their interwoven and complementary nature. What are the modern applications of these fluid concepts? How do we maintain a true connection to all the strength, internal and external that Sikhi affords us? Join us in conversation with historians and academics Paneet Singh and Harleen Kaur as we look at the theory and application of the concept in our modern journeys. ~~~ Host: Dr. Jaspreet Kaur Bal — https://www.instagram.com/drjaspreetbal/?hl=en Podcast, #AskCanadianSikhs | https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/askcanadiansikhs-the-podcast/id1455657896 Guests: Paneet Singh — https://twitter.com/paneetsingh Podcast, The Nameless Collective |  https://www.instagram.com/thenameless.collective/?hl=en Harleen Kaur — https://www.instagram.com/harleen.kaur5/?hl=en Moderator: Manvinder Kaur — https://sikhri.org/people/manvinder-kaur #SikhHistory #Guru #SikhPodcast #Sikhi #Gurbani #History #Historians
1:31:15
September 18, 2020
Giani Dit Singh & Caste Dynamics: Surinder Singh Jodhka — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
Hear Harinder Singh and Surinder Singh Jodhka in a cross-continental conversation on historical and contemporary caste dynamics through the life and times of Giani Dit Singh. How did Guru Nanak Sahib approach one of the most rigid social constructions of the time? How is caste similar to and different from its original intent and practice in larger Hindu and Indic society? How did this lay the foundations for principled anti-caste practice? How do caste dynamics continue to play out in Panjab, India, and abroad? Surinder Singh Jodhka is a Professor of Sociology at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He researches on different dimensions of social inequalities – old and new – and the processes of their reproduction. The empirical focus of his work has been the dynamics of caste; studies of agrarian social change and contemporary rural India; and the political sociology community identities. ~~~ SikhRI Presenters: Harinder Singh Director of Innovation https://sikhri.org/people/harinder-singh Manvinder Kaur Moderator https://sikhri.org/people/manvinder-kaur About the Sikh Research Institute SikhRI connects people with the teachings of Sikhi and strengthens the bonds of the Sikh community around the world by offering courses and seminars in a variety of mediums. Learn more at http://www.sikhri.org #podcast  #sikh #caste
1:38:22
September 11, 2020
Inspiration & Action: Mohanbir Singh Sawhney — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
Kulvir Singh and Prof. Mohanbir Singh Sawhney talk about connecting 7 Billion to 1-Ness, as well as sharing Guru’s Wisdom with the World. Now more than ever how can Guru Nanak’s message transform our world? What can 30 million Sikhs offer a world filled with disruption and fear? ~~~ Featuring: Kulvir Singh | https://sikhri.org/people/kulvir-singh-gill Prof. Mohanbir Singh Sawhney | https://twitter.com/MohanSawhney Moderator: Manvinder Kaur | https://sikhri.org/people/manvinder-kaur #Sikh #Inspiration #Sikhism #GuruNanak
1:34:17
September 3, 2020
Light Into The Dust: Asha Marie Kaur — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
In an instant, we can be taken out of our mortal thought processes. The world can consume us instantly, and we may continue to be unaware and filled with our ego’s desires until the very last moment. Researcher Asha Marie Kaur explores death in Gurbani through the use of the Persian language in Sabad. This is a continuation of the Persian Voice in the Guru Granth Sahib Series with Asha Marie Kaur. ~~~ Featuring: Asha Marie Kaur — sikhri.org/people/asha-marie-kaur Sabad recitation: Parminder Kaur Chanana  #PersianVoice #Sikhi #Persian #Gurbani #SikhPodcast #Death #Transcreation
09:30
August 25, 2020
The Sikhs and The Panjab
73 years ago, two nation-states were carved by the British mapmaking: Hindustan and Pakistan. The historical Sikh Homeland in The Panjab was divided by the Radcliffe line. In now truncated Indian Panjab, a proportion of the Sikhs led many campaigns to fight for economic, political, state, human, and religious rights. What’s next to secure the Sikh aspirations and the Panjab’s autonomy? ~~~ Featuring: Harinder Singh Senior Fellow of Research and Policy, The Sikh Research Institute https://sikhri.org/people/harinder-singh Amandeep Sandhu Journalist in Bengaluru, Karnataka Tridivesh Singh Maini Policy Analyst, The Jindal School of International Affairs Moderator: Manvinder Kaur, Webinar Coordinator sikhri.org/people/manvinder-kaur #Panjab #Heritage #Partition #Khalsa #SikhPodcast #History #SikhHistory
1:27:57
August 21, 2020
Pakistan: Uncovering a Sikh Heritage — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
The Sikh Research Institute has gathered a diverse cast of voices to dive into the heritage of Sikhs in Pakistan. Heritage is an array of our inherited traditions, monuments, objects, and culture. Most importantly, it is the range of contemporary activities, meanings, and behaviors that we draw from them. In this episode, our panel each draws from their specific expertise and experience to draw the connection of Sikh Heritage in Pakistan. ~~~ Featuring: Amardeep Singh: BOOKS: http://lostheritagebook.com/ DOCUMENTARIES ON SIKH LEGACY IN PAKISTAN: Spiritual Sites https://youtu.be/Ko7P-6B8irg and Martial Sites https://youtu.be/phbMR9Gy0Fo 'ALLEGORY, A Tapestry of Guru Nanak's Travels', A MULTI-EPISODE DOCUMENTARY IN PRODUCTION: https://youtu.be/wW_gZSRY31s Dr. Nadhra Khan: BOOK: https://www.amazon.ca/Khan-Samadhi-Maharaja-Ranjit-Sin/dp/3868932712 Dr. Dalvir Singh Pannu: BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Sikh-Heritage-Beyond-Borders/dp/1733293701 Moderator: Dr. Pritpal Singh - Board of Directors | The Sikh Research Institute sikhri.org/people/pritpal-singh Become a supporter of The Sikh Cast: https://anchor.fm/the-sikh-cast-sikhri/support #Panjab #Heritage #Pakistan #Partition #India #Khalsa #SikhPodcast #History #SikhHistory #Sikhi
1:37:38
August 17, 2020
The Redemption: Jamuna's Journey Pt.3 - Bhai Vir Singh — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
This is the final episode of The Redemption: Jamuna's Journey series. We enter the world of Northern India in the 1920s through the eyes of a young Jain widow — Jamuna, as she struggles with loss, exploitation, and her own life. Through this immersive Audio Story, experience the translated poetics and narrative by renowned Sikh writer Bhai Vir Singh, recreated by the Sikh Research Institute. ~~~ Read the continuation of Subhag Ji De Sudhar Hathin Baba Naud Singh translated by Creative Director Inni Kaur at sikhri.org, part 3 in a 3 part series. https://www.sikhri.org/the_redemption_jamuna_s_journey_pt_3 Narration By: Inni Kaur — sikhri.org/people/inni-kaur Become a supporter of The Sikh Cast - please donate: https://anchor.fm/the-sikh-cast-sikhri/support . #sikh #Sikhi #BhiaVirSingh #Translation #Panjab #AudioStory #ImmersiveStory #Grief #Poetry #SikhPodcast #Lahore
19:50
August 12, 2020
Miri-Piri: The Political and Spiritual Paradigm - Harinder Singh — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
The principle of Miri-Piri is often encapsulated with the two crossed swords in today's Sikh consciousness, one representing the political spirit of the Sikhs and the other representing the spiritual. But is this notion accurate? Senior Fellow Harinder Singh discusses the significance of the Miri-Piri ethos and if it can be a lived reality during a time of divided allegiances.  ~~~ Featuring: Harinder Singh, SikhRI Senior Fellow of Research and Policy - sikhri.org/people/harinder-singh Host: Manvinder Kaur, Webinar Coordinator - sikhri.org/people/manvinder-kaur #Sikh #Sikhism #Khalsa #Spiritual #Politics #SikhPodcast
55:38
August 7, 2020
The Redemption: Jamuna's Journey Pt.2 - Bhai Vir Singh — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
This is a continuation of The Redemption: Jamuna's Journey. We enter the world of Northern India in the 1920s through the eyes of a young Jain widow — Jamuna, as she struggles with loss, exploitation, and her own life. Through this immersive Audio Story, experience the translated poetics and narrative by renowned Sikh writer Bhai Vir Singh, recreated by the Sikh Research Institute. ~~~ Read the continuation of Subhag Ji De Sudhar Hathin Baba Naud Singh translated by Creative Director Inni Kaur at sikhri.org, part 2 in a 3 part series. https://www.sikhri.org/the_redemption_jamuna_s_journey_pt_2 Narration By: Inni Kaur — sikhri.org/people/inni-kaur #sikh #Sikhi #BhiaVirSingh #Translation #Punjab #AudioStory #ImmersiveStory #Grief #Poetry #SikhPodcast #Lahore #Islam #Christianity
17:04
August 5, 2020
The Redemption: Jamuna's Journey Pt.1 - Bhai Vir Singh — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
Enter the world of Northern India in the 1920s through the eyes of a young Jain widow — Jamuna, as she struggles with loss, exploitation, and her own life. Through this immersive Audio Story, experience the translated poetics and narrative by renowned Sikh writer Bhai Vir Singh, recreated by the Sikh Research Institute.  ~~~ Read the full first chapter of Subhag Ji De Sudhar Hathin Baba Naud Singh translated by Creative Director Inni Kaur at sikhri.org. https://www.sikhri.org/the_redemption_jamuna_s_journey_pt_1 Narration By: Inni Kaur — sikhri.org/people/inni-kaur . #sikh #Sikhi #BhiaVirSingh #Translation #Punjab #AudioStory #ImmersiveStory #Grief #Poetry #SikhPodcast
19:13
July 29, 2020
Make Your Deeds The Soil: Asha Marie Kaur — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
Researcher Asha Marie Kaur dives into two Sabads from the Guru Granth Sahib and reveals their Persian influences illuminating a new perspective in Gurbani. ~~~ Read the Full article here: https://www.sikhri.org/make_your_deeds_the_soil Featuring: Asha Marie Kaur — sikhri.org/people/asha-marie-kaur #PersianVoice #Sikhi #Persian #Gurbani #SikhPodcast #Death #Transcreation
13:07
July 22, 2020
Vastness & Grief: Jasleen Kaur — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
Researcher Jasleen Kaur and Producer Sean Holden look into the concept of Vastness in Sikhi. Through poetics and Gurbani from the Guru Granth Sahib and renowned Sikh poets, we delve into how to find comfort and 1ness in times of struggle. ~~~  Featuring: Jasleen Kaur - sikhri.org/people/jasleen-kaur Host: Sean Holden #Sikh #Sikhi #Vastness #SikhPodcast #Growth #Grief #COVID19 #BLM #Pandemic
32:55
July 14, 2020
Morning, Evening: Amardeep Kaur – The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
Amardeep Kaur recites her original poem Morning, Evening followed by a brief interview with the Sikh Research Institute's Content Producer, Sean Holden. She describes her personal journey with writing Sikh inspired poetry, teaching Sikhi at the University of Toronto, and what she hopes to give back to her readers. ~~~ Morning, Evening By: Amardeep Kaur This breath, my sip of hot cha in the morning,           as I gaze out of the window. Removed from my mothership, yet still held, I feel connected. This moment with self, but not. A moment of longing. Love, lost, reflect. I resist, with friends           brightening the light of new openings. Budding encounters full of stories. I seek the small steps through colourful flowers and paths. I am both here and there. My amritvela. How is that possible? Each breath, a new step, I take So Dar with me. It’s in my pocket, with a bundle of cards           inked with my favourite Japanese pen. It’s in my hand. I didn’t think I could even read. But then I reach the last card, I thirst for more. I could keep walking through the forest. Even as the sun fades in the distance, I can see,           the path is lit. I want to keep walking. #Sikh #Sikhi #Poetry #Poem #SikhPodcast
17:12
July 7, 2020
Raj Karega Khalsa: The Khalsa & The Rule (ft. Harinder Singh) - The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
This episode of The Sikh Cast is from a live webinar recorded on June 29th, 2020. It features Senior Fellow Harinder Singh and The Sikh Cast host Manpreet Jassal, together they discuss the controversial sikh motto "Raj Karega Khalsa." They get into its usage from the 1700's to a modern context, discussing the how and the what of its meaning. ~~~ To read the original article by Harinder Singh click here - Raj Karega Khalsa: The Khalsa & The Rule Featuring: Manpreet Jassal - https://twitter.com/mjassal Harinder Singh - sikhri.org/people/harinder-singh Facilitator: Manvinder Kaur - sikhri.org/people/manvinder-kaur #Sikhi #Raj #Khalsa #SikhPodcast #Rule #Sikh
1:07:55
June 30, 2020
Your Nam is the Merchandise and the Trade, Indeed! – Sabad of the Month | Inni Kaur
In this revisiting of Sabad of the Month we explore the meaning of symbolism in the Guru Granth Sahib. Original Sabad recited by Parminder Kaur Chanana, and hosted by Manpreet Jassal with Creative Director Inni Kaur. ~~~ If you want to explore the meaning of symbolism in the Guru Granth Sahib further, watch our original video series with Researcher Surender Pal Singh: https://www.sikhri.org/symbolism_in_guru_granth_sahib SABAD: If I were to become a doe, dwelling in the forest, picking and eating grass and plants. If I were to meet Husband-Divine by Guru’s Grace, I would continuously adore You, O! Breath of Breath, O! Life of Life. I am a trader of the Charmer-Divine, Your Nam is the merchandise and the trade, indeed! 1. Reflect. If I were to become a koel* dwelling on a mango tree, I would reflect intuitively on Sabad. If I were to meet my Husband-Divine naturally and intuitively, I would see the vision and the form of the Infinite. 2. If I were to become a fish, dwelling in the Water-Divine, I would be in the domain of ‘The One’ who takes care of all life-forms. I would meet my Husband-Divine with open arms who dwells all around. 3. If I were to become a serpent, dwelling in the ground, I would become fear-free as Sabad dwells within. Nanak: Those whose light merges with the Light become bride-lovers forever. 4. *Cuckoo bird. In South Asian literature, the mango tree symbolizes eternal love. The relationship of a mango tree laden with blossoms and the Koel is that of a lover and the beloved. ਗਉੜੀ ਬੈਰਾਗਣਿ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥ ਹਰਣੀ ਹੋਵਾ ਬਨਿ ਬਸਾ ਕੰਦ ਮੂਲ ਚੁਣਿ ਖਾਉ ॥ ਹਰਣੀ ਹੋਵਾ ਬਨਿ ਬਸਾ ਕੰਦ ਮੂਲ ਚੁਣਿ ਖਾਉ ॥ ਗੁਰ ਪਰਸਾਦੀ ਮੇਰਾ ਸਹੁ ਮਿਲੈ ਵਾਰਿ ਵਾਰਿ ਹਉ ਜਾਉ ਜੀਉ ॥੧॥ ਮੈ ਬਨਜਾਰਨਿ ਰਾਮ ਕੀ ॥ ਤੇਰਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਵਖਰੁ ਵਾਪਾਰੁ ਜੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਕੋਕਿਲ ਹੋਵਾ ਅੰਬਿ ਬਸਾ ਸਹਜਿ ਸਬਦ ਬੀਚਾਰੁ ॥ ਸਹਜਿ ਸੁਭਾਇ ਮੇਰਾ ਸਹੁ ਮਿਲੈ ਦਰਸਨਿ ਰੂਪਿ ਅਪਾਰੁ ॥੨॥ ਮਛੁਲੀ ਹੋਵਾ ਜਲਿ ਬਸਾ ਜੀਅ ਜੰਤ ਸਭਿ ਸਾਰਿ ॥ ਉਰਵਾਰਿ ਪਾਰਿ ਮੇਰਾ ਸਹੁ ਵਸੈ ਹਉ ਮਿਲਉਗੀ ਬਾਹ ਪਸਾਰਿ ॥੩॥ ਨਾਗਨਿ ਹੋਵਾ ਧਰ ਵਸਾ ਸਬਦੁ ਵਸੈ ਭਉ ਜਾਇ ॥. ਨਾਨਕ ਸਦਾ ਸੋਹਾਗਣੀ ਜਿਨ ਜੋਤੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਸਮਾਇ ॥੪॥੨॥੧੯॥ Featuring: Inni Kaur — sikhri.org/people/inni-kaur Manpreet Singh Jassal — https://twitter.com/mjassal #sikhi #GuruGranthSahib #Symbolism #SikhPodcast #GuruNanakSahib #Poetics
27:58
June 26, 2020
Take a Knee... With a Prayer – Inni Kaur | SikhRI
Creative Director Inni Kaur discusses with The Sikh Cast host, Manpreet Jassal, the current state of protest in the United States. In a recent article, she reflects back in time to when Sikhs protested for their land and share her findings. Read her full article here: https://www.sikhri.org/take_the_knee_with_a_prayer ~~~ Featuring: Inni Kaur - sikhri.org/people/inni-kaur Host: Manpreet Jassal - https://twitter.com/mjassal #Sikh #Sikhi #BLM #Protest #SikhPodcast
30:42
June 15, 2020
Black Lives Matter & Sikhi: Harinder Singh – The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
The Sikh Cast Host has a one on one dialogue with Harinder Singh on how the Guru would deal with the Black Lives Matter Movement. They ask how can Sikhs around the world go beyond the protest and how do we explore it from the Sikhi lens. ~~~ Featuring: Harinder Singh - sikhri.org/people/harinder-singh Host: Manpreet Jassal - https://twitter.com/mjassal #blacklivesmatter #sikhi #sikhism #Guru #SikhPodcast
36:39
June 12, 2020
A Black Lives Matter Conversation — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
The Sikh Cast is taking a close look at the Black Lives Matter Movement (BLM). The United States is in a moment of turmoil following the death of Minnesota resident George Floyd, leading to an outpouring of protests across the country. Manpreet Singh holds a spirited conversation with special guests Corey Winchester, Harinder Singh, SikhRI’s Senior Fellow on Research and Policy and, Asha Marie Kaur SikhRI’s Researcher on what the BLM movement means in education, policy and much more. Corey Winchester is a public educator in Evanston, Illinois with an MEd in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies. You can watch his TED talk on education and identity here: https://bit.ly/2MLToE8 ~~~ *Song Credit: I Just want to Live - Keedron Bryant & Johnetta Byrant - WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIuSLBX74Ac  Featuring: Harinder Singh - sikhri.org/people/harinder-singh Asha Marie Kaur - sikhri.org/people/asha-marie-kaur Special: Corey Winchester - https://twitter.com/mrwinniespeaks Hosted By: Manpreet Jassal - https://twitter.com/mjassal #Sikhi #SikhPodcast #BLM #BlackLivesMatter #Education #Policy #Police
37:44
June 9, 2020
1984: The Devoted & The Worldly: Harinder Singh – The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
We're taking an in-depth look at the events of Operation Blue Star in 1984 in Amritsar, Panjab. It's considered the third Ghallughara, or massacre, in Sikh history. The Indian government assaulted the sacred Golden Temple Complex and Akal Takht. In this episode, SikhRI's Senior Fellow on Research and Policy speaks to a live audience to provide clarity and context on the operation and it's legacy on the Sikh community. He answers why the attack happened, it's the historical context and why the memory is kept alive in #Remember1984. ~~~ Host: Manvinder Kaur - sikhri.org/people/manvinder-kaur Featuring: Harinder Singh - sikhri.org/people/harinder-singh #1984 #Sikh #Sikhi #OperationBlueStar #SikhGenocide #SikhPodcast
1:18:08
June 5, 2020
Covid-19, Philanthropy, & Sikhi – LIVE Webinar – The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
Join us as we welcome Dr. Harsohena Kaur, Dr. Amar Singh, and Dr. Kuldip Singh to discuss how Covid-19 will change the world order and personal situations, its impact on health, social interactions, and the economy. How will entrepreneurs, small business owners, and self-employed individuals be affected? What will be the impact on the Sikh community? How do we stay connected with no physical Sangat? ~~~ Watch the original Webinar: https://www.bigmarker.com/sikhri/Covid-19-Philanthropy-Sikhi?show_live_page=true Facilitator: Manvinder Kaur - sikhri.org/people/manvinder-kaur #Sikhi #Covid19 #Philanthropy #Entrepreneurship #medical #science #Sikh #SikhPodcast
1:19:22
June 1, 2020
Let Compassion Be the Mosque: Asha Marie Kaur - The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
The Sikh Research Institute's Asha Marie Kaur speaks on how Guru Nanak Sahib integrates Persian and Arabic vocabulary in Sabad to invoke Islamic practices, laying the foundation for a uniquely Sikh engagement with other faiths. ~~~ Read full article: https://www.sikhri.org/let_compassion_be_the_mosque Featuring: Asha Marie Kaur — sikhri.org/people/asha-marie-kaur #PersianVoice #Sabad #TheSikhCast #Persian #Islam #SikhPodcast #GuruNanak #Sikhi
12:55
May 25, 2020
Sikhs in Solitude: Finding Your Core During Lockdown – The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
The Sikh Cast host, Manpreet Jassal, speaks with SikhRI's Executive Director Kulvir Singh. Having recently left Panjab amidst a worldwide lockdown, Kulvir compares his experience leaving India to returning home in Canada. But, a deeper conversation ensues on taking the time to work on oneself as a Sikh and helping others explore their Sikhi. ~~~ Kulvir Singh also shares what he learned while in self-isolation between two countries: https://bit.ly/2ypmfur Hosted By: Manpreet Singh -  https://twitter.com/mjassal Featuring: Kulvir Singh — sikhri.org/people/kulvir-singh-gill #Sikhi #Sikh #TheSikhCast #SikhPodcast #Lockdown #Covid-19 #coronavirus #selfimprovement #reflection #SikhRI 
47:03
May 22, 2020
ਗਲੀ ਜੋਗੁ ਨ ਹੋਈ ॥ Jog Not Attained By Talking - The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
For this episode, The Sikh Cast host Manpreet Jassal and SikhRI's Inni Kaur go through this Sabad of the Month (Infinite-Wisdom) by Guru Nanak Sahib. In it, the Guru redefines the terms Jog and Jogi, outside the six systems of Hindu philosophy. Jog for the Guru is not yoga, neither mental or physical, but a “connection.” ~~~ Read Full Sabad here or below: https://www.sikhri.org/jog_not_attained_by_talking Hosted By: Manpreet Singh — https://twitter.com/mjassal Featuring: Inni Kaur — sikhri.org/people/inni-kaur #Sikh #SikhPodcast #Sikhi #Sabad #GuruNanakSahib #Education --- ਗਲੀ ਜੋਗੁ ਨ ਹੋਈ ॥ Jog not attained by talking ਸੂਹੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ਘਰੁ ੭ ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥ ਜੋਗੁ ਨ ਖਿੰਥਾ ਜੋਗੁ ਨ ਡੰਡੈ ਜੋਗੁ ਨਭਸਮ ਚੜਾਈਐ ॥ ਜੋਗੁ ਨ ਮੁੰਦੀ ਮੂੰਡਿ ਮੁਡਾਇਐ ਜੋਗੁ ਨਸਿੰਙੀ ਵਾਈਐ ॥ ਅੰਜਨ ਮਾਹਿ ਨਿਰੰਜਨਿ ਰਹੀਐ ਜੋਗ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਇਵ ਪਾਈਐ ॥੧॥ ਗਲੀ ਜੋਗੁ ਨ ਹੋਈ ॥ ਏਕ ਦ੍ਰਿਸਟਿ ਕਰਿ ਸਮਸਰਿ ਜਾਣੈ ਜੋਗੀ ਕਹੀਐ ਸੋਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਜੋਗੁ ਨ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਮੜੀ ਮਸਾਣੀ ਜੋਗੁ ਨਤਾੜੀ ਲਾਈਐ ॥ ਜੋਗੁ ਨ ਦੇਸਿ ਦਿਸੰਤਰਿ ਭਵਿਐ ਜੋਗੁ ਨਤੀਰਥਿ ਨਾਈਐ ॥ ਅੰਜਨ ਮਾਹਿ ਨਿਰੰਜਨਿ ਰਹੀਐ ਜੋਗ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਇਵ ਪਾਈਐ ॥੨॥ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਭੇਟੈ ਤਾ ਸਹਸਾ ਤੂਟੈ ਧਾਵਤੁਵਰਜਿ ਰਹਾਈਐ ॥ ਨਿਝਰੁ ਝਰੈ ਸਹਜ ਧੁਨਿ ਲਾਗੈ ਘਰ ਹੀਪਰਚਾ ਪਾਈਐ ॥ ਅੰਜਨ ਮਾਹਿ ਨਿਰੰਜਨਿ ਰਹੀਐ ਜੋਗ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਇਵ ਪਾਈਐ ॥੩॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਜੀਵਤਿਆ ਮਰਿ ਰਹੀਐ ਐਸਾ ਜੋਗੁ ਕਮਾਈਐ ॥ ਵਾਜੇ ਬਾਝਹੁ ਸਿੰਙੀ ਵਾਜੈ ਤਉ ਨਿਰਭਉਪਦੁ ਪਾਈਐ ॥ ਅੰਜਨ ਮਾਹਿ ਨਿਰੰਜਨਿ ਰਹੀਐ ਜੋਗ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਤਉ ਪਾਈਐ ॥੪॥੧॥੮॥ --- 1 Reality realized by Eternal Perfection’s Grace! Jog1 not attained by wearing tattered attire. Jog not attained by carrying a stick. Jog not attained by smearing ash on the body. Jog not attained by piercing ears nor shaving head. Jog not attained by blowing a conch. Jog attained by staying unstained amidst soot.  1. Jog not attained by talking. Who sees all as One, is called a Jogi2..  1  Reflect. 1 Jog not attained outside mausoleums and crematoriums. Jog not attained through ascetic-trances. Jog not attained wandering home and foreign lands. Jog not attained bathing at pilgrim-sites. Jog attained by staying unstained amidst soot.  2. When Eternal Guru met, then doubts crumble. Wanderings stop, becomes steady. Water flows naturally, music plays within. Jog attained by staying unstained amidst soot.  3. Says Nanak: Remaining alive while being dead, Jog earned this way. Horn sounds without blowing. Jog then attained staying unstained amidst soot. Jog is derived from the word Yuj, meaning joining, or union. It is one of the six orthodox schools of philosophy in the Hindu tradition that seeks union with the Supreme Reality through mind, body, and breath control, as well as through various postures. A jogi is a practitioner of jog. Guru Nanak Sahib in Rag Suhi  |  Guru Granth Sahib 730
48:21
May 18, 2020
Blessed Mothers: Dhan Janedi Mau - LIVE Webinar - The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
We celebrate Mother’s Day while social distancing and engage in conversation with Inni Kaur, Neelu Singh, Mandeep Kaur, and Sharanjeet Kaur to discuss how Sikhi has informed their ideas of motherhood, their challenges, and their triumphs. What does Gurbani say about being a mother? How are we embodying those values? ~~~ Featuring: Inni Kaur - sikhri.org/people/inni-kaur Neelu Singh  Mandeep Kaur - https://twitter.com/mandeepChaplain , https://www.instagram.com/mandeep.albel/ Sharanjeet Kaur #MothersDay #HappyMothersDay #Sikh #Sikhi #Covid19 #TheSikhCast #SikhPodcast
1:27:05
May 11, 2020
Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Pt.2): Jasleen Kaur – The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
Jasleen Kaur shares how society is dealing with the effects of a global pandemic, for better and for worse. She explores the nature of feeling anxious during uncertain times, and by reflecting in Sabad we find not only the strength to deal with lockdown but to look towards a better future. ~~~ To read the complete article click Here.  https://bit.ly/2SzqSJk Featuring: Jasleen Kaur — sikhri.org/people/jasleen-kaur If you enjoyed this episode, please consider a small donation. SikhRI is a global non-profit supported by donors, it's with the help from our audience that we can continue providing educational Sikh content to the world. Support The Sikh Cast https://anchor.fm/the-sikh-cast-sikhri/support #shabad #TheSikhCast #SikhPodcast #COVID19 #stayhome #lockdown #poetry #podcast
25:22
May 4, 2020
Sidakers at Frontline of COVID-19 - LIVE Webinar - The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
As we continue to navigate social distancing together, we want to engage the community in conversation with the frontline workers. Discussing how Sikhi has informed their lives and practice, what the community can do to support them, and their everyday realities. We welcome Sidakers at the front-line of COVID-19 to this episode of The Sikh Cast. ~~~ Featuring: Host - Manvinder Kaur — sikhri.org/people/manvinder-kaur Dr. Birinder Singh: Family Physician - Vancouver, Canada Dr. Sharandeep Singh: anaesthesiology/ICU resident - Glasgow, UK Dr. Manjot Kaur: Emergency Medicine Physician - Louisiana, USA #Frontline #COVID19 #TheSikhCast #Sikhism #SikhPodcast #Medicine #Pandemic
57:40
May 1, 2020
Allah the Unseeable - How to Find a Sense of Place in Lockdown: Asha Marie Kaur - The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
Through the Persian-influenced Sabad of Guru Nanak Sahib, Asha Marie Kaur explores our feeling of "place" in light of COVID-19. How do we cope when the physical places we frequent are beyond our reach? Guru Nanak Sahib's redefines the Sufi principle of "maqam" or spiritual waystation and provides insights. ~~~ Read the full article here:  https://www.sikhri.org/allah_the_unseeable_persian_voice_in_the_guru_granth_sahib Featuring: Asha Marie Kaur — sikhri.org/people/asha-marie-kaur #PersianVoice #SikhPodcast #GuruNanakSahib #Persian #Covid-19 #Pandemic #Lockdown
09:31
April 27, 2020
Vulnerability of a Love Warrior: Inni Kaur – The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
"What I do know is that I want to live courageously and heart-centered. I want to live fully embracing life with my entire being and allowing the lightness of my breath to mingle with the heaviness of my matter." In this Sikh Cast episode, Inni Kaur recounts the moment when she connected with sabad on a deep level, not just to explore her connection with Sikhi but to truly feel confident in being vulnerable and loving openly. Have a listen. ~~~ Featuring: Inni Kaur — sikhri.org/people/inni-kaur #SikhPodcast #Love #BeingVulnerable #GuruWisdom #GuruGranthSahib #TheSikhCast
09:43
April 20, 2020
Afghanistan Sikhs: Past, Present and Future – The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
Asha Marie Kaur talks with The Sikh Cast host, Manpreet Jassal, about the history of how the Sikhs got to where they are in Afghanistan today. We separate facts from rumors and how Sikhs around the world can help. ~~~ Featuring: Asha Marie Kaur — sikhri.org/people/asha-marie-kaur Manpreet Singh — https://twitter.com/mjassal #SikhPodcast #Afghanistan #Kabul #AfghanSikhs #SikhHistory #TheSikhCast
38:32
April 20, 2020
My Sovereign is new everyday – The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
The Sikh Cast Host, Manpreet Singh, revisits an episode from the past to help shed light on the present. Through Sabad we explore coming to terms with fear and overcoming anxiety during the current global pandemic. ~~~ Featuring: Inni Kaur — sikhri.org/people/inni-kaur Manpreet Singh — https://twitter.com/mjassal #Sabad #COVID-19 #Pandemic #SikhPodcast
35:18
April 10, 2020
Reflecting, Sharing, Caring, Amid COVID-19 –– The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
Inni Kaur is sharing her reflections on how we can each deal with the effects of social distancing amid the Covid-19 crisis, so we can maintain an intimate relationship with each other through Sabad. ~~~ As we approach Vaisakhi the Sikh Research Institute is hosting a daily live stream of reflections. For more details go to sikhri.org and join us for the Vaisakhi Countdown via Daily Reflections. Featuring: Inni Kaur - sikhri.org/people/inni-kaur #Pandemic #Sikhi #Sabad
11:45
April 3, 2020
Sikh History in Afghanistan – The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
Dr. Pritpal Singh discusses the importance, history, and significance of Afghanistan for Sikhs, from the time of the Gurus to now. ~~~ Featuring: Pritpal Singh — sikhri.org/people/pritpal-singh Manpreet Singh — https://twitter.com/mjassal #History #Afghanistan #SikhPodcast
42:27
March 30, 2020
COVID-19, Kabul Attack & The Sikh Response – The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
Harinder Singh discusses how Sikhs need to respond to COVID-19 starting with healthcare in their own home and communities. A deadly attack on Sikhs took place in Afghanistan on 25 Mar 2020. We break down what really happened and how Sikhs can be prepared for the future. ~~~ Featuring: Harinder Singh — sikhri.org/people/harinder-singh Manpreet Singh — https://twitter.com/mjassal #Covid19 #CoronaVirus #KabulAttack #SikhsInAfghanistan #TheSikhResponse #TheSikhCast
29:25
March 27, 2020
Whatever will be, will be (Pt.1): Jasleen Kaur | The Sikh Cast by SikhRI
The Sikh Research Institutes Researcher, Jasleen Kaur, reveals her journey through grief and reflection. She then expresses how one particular Sabad has helped her on the path. ~~~ Featuring: Jasleen Kaur — sikhri.org/people/jasleen-kaur ਰਾਗੁ ਸੋਰਠਿ ਬਾਣੀ ਭਗਤ ਰਵਿਦਾਸ ਜੀਕੀ ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥  ਜਬ ਹਮ ਹੋਤੇ ਤਬ ਤੂ ਨਾਹੀ ਅਬ ਤੂਹੀ ਮੈਨਾਹੀ ॥  ਅਨਲ ਅਗਮ ਜੈਸੇ ਲਹਰਿ ਮਇ ਓਦਧਿਜਲ ਕੇਵਲ ਜਲ ਮਾਂਹੀ ॥੧॥  ਮਾਧਵੇ ਕਿਆ ਕਹੀਐ ਭ੍ਰਮੁ ਐਸਾ ॥  ਜੈਸਾ ਮਾਨੀਐ ਹੋਇ ਨ ਤੈਸਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ॥ 1 Reality realized by Eternal Perfection’s Grace! When “I” was present, You were not; now only You, no “I.” Like strong winds raise ocean waves; only water is within water. 1 O’ Master-Illusionist! What can I say this doubt is like? It is not like what [we] think. Reflect ...I was angry at the Divine, I was so angry and so sad and I realized that it was in this desperation that the proverbial veil of separation or any perceived distance...
28:38
March 21, 2020
Love in Sikhi – The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
Harinder Singh talks about Valentine's Day, the concept of Love in Sikhi, Martyrdom, the Lovers of Panjab and more. ~~~ Featuring: Harinder Singh — sikhri.org/people/harinder-singh Manpreet Singh — https://twitter.com/mjassal #ValentinesDay #Love #Sikhi #SikhPodcast
28:23
February 14, 2020
Chapter 7 – Remembering Vahiguru's Beautiful Creation | The SikhCast by SikhRI
2019 would mark the 550th Prakash Purab (Illumination Day) of Guru Nanak Sahib. To commemorate this monumental event SikhRI is launching a children’s audio story series in English and Panjabi based on the life and travels of Guru Nanak Sahib. These well-loved stories will help to initiate Sikh children into the Guru’s life and his teachings in a non-judgmental way. ~~~ Featuring: English – Inni Kaur — sikhri.org/people/inni-kaur Panjabi – Arpinder Kaur #KidsCast #Children #Sikhi #Vahiguru #SikhPodcast
17:39
December 20, 2019
1984: Why should I care? – Amanpreet Kaur | The Sikh Cast
I once met an elderly man who had taken pictures before and after 1984. I asked him: “What was it like photographing 84’?” His response: “I feel like I have been photographing 1984 my entire life.” His response shook me and it became a very significant moment for me. This experience led me to question - Why do I care about the violence that occurred during 1984…why should I care? ~~~ Featuring: Amanpreet Kaur  Amanpreet Kaur has a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and a Bachelor of Laws. She is an alumna of Sikh Research Institute’s Sidak program and the World Sikh Organization’s (WSO) Sikh Youth Leadership Institute program. She is driven by a passion for defending the human rights of all, women’s empowerment and the protection of animals. Amanpreet’s most recent Seva project includes acting as WSO’s Lower Mainland representative for the 1 Billion Rising Initiative, a global initiative raising funds and creating care packages for survivors of domestic violence. #Poetry #1984 #History #SikhPodcast
11:50
December 18, 2019
All Under The Earth (Ham Jer Jimī) – Persian voice in the Guru Granth Sahib
ਹਮ ਜੇਰ ਜਿਮੀ ਦੁਨੀਆ ਪੀਰਾਮ ਸਾਇਕਾ ਰਾਇਆ ॥ ham jer jimī dunīā pīrām sāikā rāiā. هم زیر زمین دنیا پیران شیخ ها راییا All the sheikhs, spiritual teachers, rulers [will be buried] under the ground. ~~~ In this transcreation, the original Gurmukhi is followed by an English transcription to guide the pronunciation of the Sabad (Divine Word) in its original form. The Persian recorded in the Guru Granth Sahib and standard Persian often have different pronunciations of words with the same meaning, and as such the Perso-Arabic transcription is written with spellings that allow a modern-day Persian reader to understand the text. Featuring: Asha Marie Kaur — sikhri.org/people/asha-marie-kaur #PersianVoice #Sabad #Transcreation #Arabic #SikhPodcast
13:25
December 17, 2019
My Patshah: Guru Nanak Sahib – Inni Kaur | SikhRI
Inni Kaur talks about how she discovered Bibi Nanki's Brother, Bhai Mardana's friends. "It freed the people. The hold of the middleman was over. The Guru freed and uplifted further."  – Guru Nanak Sahib ~~~ Featuring: Inni Kaur — sikhri.org/people/inni-kaur #GuruNanakSahib #Nanakshahi550 #Sikhi #SikhPodcast
27:10
December 10, 2019
Love’s Countless Yearnings – Inni Kaur
In this immersive poem, Inni Kaur recites her piece Love's Countless Yearning. The poem is from the perspective of a seeker of the guru – Guru Nanak Sahib. "The love-arrow has pierced my heart. I yearn for union. When will my destiny awaken? When will my longing be fulfilled? ..." ~~~ Featuring: Inni Kaur — sikhri.org/people/inni-kaur #Poetry #Vahiguru #Seeker #SikhPodcast
04:45
December 5, 2019
Vah Guru (Poem) Khan Bahadur Khwaja Dil Mohammad Sahib – SikhRI #Nanakshahi550
In this podcast, you will hear Vah Guru, the poem recited by SikhRI's Manjit Singh. Khan Bahadur Khwaja Dil Mohammad Sahib published Vah Guru in 1916. ~~~ Featuring: Manjit Singh — sikhri.org/people/manjit-singh #Poetry #Nanakshahi550 #Live #SikhPodcast
11:13
November 27, 2019
Chapter 6 - Keeping Our Thoughts Clean | The SikhCast by SikhRI
2019 would mark the 550th Prakash Purab (Illumination Day) of Guru Nanak Sahib. To commemorate this monumental event SikhRI is launching a children’s audio story series in English and Panjabi based on the life and travels of Guru Nanak Sahib. These well-loved stories will help to initiate Sikh children into the Guru’s life and his teachings in a non-judgmental way. ~~~ Featuring:  English – Inni Kaur — sikhri.org/people/inni-kaur Panjabi – Arpinder Kaur #KidsCast #Nanakshahi500 #IlluminationDay #Children #SikhCast
18:16
November 19, 2019
Red Dye: Barahmah di chitthi Guru Nanak nu | The Sikhcast
This immersive poem is written and produced by Amardeep Kaur, and recalls a time of revolt, pain, and sorrow. Barahmah di chitthi Guru Nanak nu / A Letter of Twelve Months to Guru Nanak " sai, my Beloved! Fill me into your red dye You ferried me over the Pacific once Today, I return, to find the ports of Komagata’s revolts What a long journey from the Fragrant Harbour, with gifts of agarwood for the coast of Salish peoples When Ghadaries promised to deliver (contd.) " ~~~ Featuring: Amardeep Kaur Amardeep Kaur was born and raised in Hong Kong and presently lives in Toronto. She is a doctoral candidate in Geography at York University and a graduate associate at the York Centre for Asian Research. In 2019, she taught Introduction to Sikhism as a course director at the University of Toronto (Mississauga campus) in the Department of Historical Studies. Amardeep Kaur's work explores diaspora, culture in the city, religious spaces and political movements across the Pacific. At night, she explores artistic creations, walking and training in Chinese martial arts. She has participated in Sidak at Sikh Research Institute in the summer of 2016 and 2017. #Poetry #History #SikhPodcast
12:53
November 12, 2019
What would Guru Nanak Sahib do in 1984? – SikhRI w/ Manpreet Jassal & Harinder Singh
What would Guru Nanak Sahib do in 1984? Listen to this discussion between Harinder Singh and the Sikh Cast host, Manpreet Singh. ~~~ Featuring: Harinder Singh — sikhri.org/people/harinder-singh Manpreet Singh — https://twitter.com/mjassal #Nanakshahi550 #Remembering1984 #SikhCast
29:55
November 6, 2019
Whichever day comes, that day goes (Pt.2): Jasleen Kaur
At this point in my life, this sabad has come to me for reasons other than telling me to keep moving even when everything feels big and hard to navigate. At this point in my life, it has come to me for reasons that are harder and bigger and more outside of just me and my paralysis. " Whichever day comes, that day goes. Stay is impermanent, departure is imminent. ਜੋ ਦਿਨ ਆਵਹਿ ਸੋ ਦਿਨ ਜਾਹੀ ॥ ਕਰਨਾ ਕੂਚੁ ਰਹਨੁ ਥਿਰੁ ਨਾਹੀ ॥ " – Bhagat Ravidas in Suhi Rag  | Guru Granth Sahib 793 ~~~ Featuring: Jasleen Kaur — sikhri.org/people/jasleen-kaur #Sabad #Sikhi #SikhCast
19:59
October 23, 2019
Fill This Unbaked Vessel: O’ Creator – Persian voice in the Guru Granth Sahib
ਚਿਲਿ ਮਿਲਿ ਬਿਸੀਆਰ ਦੁਨੀਆ ਫਾਨੀ ॥ cili mīli bisīār dunīā phānī.  چهل میل بسیار دنیای فانی.  Too many desires of the mortal world. --- This is a continuation of the Persian Voice of the Guru's Featuring the Sikh Research Institutes Researcher Asha Marie Kaur. In this transcreation, the original Gurmukhi is followed by an English transcription to guide the pronunciation of the Sabad (Divine Word) in its original form. The Persian recorded in the Guru Granth Sahib and standard Persian often have different pronunciations of words with the same meaning, and as such the Perso-Arabic transcription is written with spellings that allow a modern-day Persian reader to understand the text. ~~~ Featuring: Asha Marie Kaur — sikhri.org/people/asha-marie-kaur #PersianVoice #Sabad #Persian #SikhPodcast
10:56
October 22, 2019
Whichever day comes, that day goes (Pt. 1): Jasleen Kaur
" Whichever day comes, that day goes. Stay is impermanent, departure is imminent.  ਜੋ ਦਿਨ ਆਵਹਿ ਸੋ ਦਿਨ ਜਾਹੀ ॥ ਕਰਨਾ ਕੂਚੁ ਰਹਨੁ ਥਿਰੁ ਨਾਹੀ ॥ " – Bhagat Ravidas in Suhi Rag  | Guru Granth Sahib 793 Jasleen Kaur says "This sabad has gently nudged me forward, too many times to count — moved me in some tangible direction, reminded me that the hard days — the days when I cannot get myself to do much of anything — are transient." ~~~ Featuring: Jasleen Kaur — sikhri.org/people/jasleen-kaur #Sabad #Sikhi #SikhPodcast 
14:21
September 26, 2019
O Creator: Listen – Persian voice in the Guru Granth Sahib | SikhRI
ਯਕ ਅਰਜ ਗੁਫਤਮ ਪੇਸਿ ਤੋ ਦਰ ਗੋਸ ਕੁਨ ਕਰਤਾਰ ॥ yak araj guphatam pesi to dar gos kun kartār. یک عرض گفتم پس تو در گوش کن کرتار . I said one supplication so You listen, O Creator. ~~   In this transcreation, the original Gurmukhi is followed by an English transcription to guide pronunciation of the Sabad (Divine-Word) in its original form. Persian as written in Gurmukhi script and Perso-Arabic script often entails different spellings and pronunciations of words with the same meaning, and as such the Persian transcription is written with spellings that allow a modern-day Persian reader to understand the text. This Sabad grounds itself in Persian and Islamic religious references. For the sabads written in fluent Persian, the Perso-Arabic script will be styled for a modern-day Persian speaker to read and understand. For the sabads infused with Persian vocabulary, the focus is transcription.
32:54
September 25, 2019
What did Guru Nanak Sahib teach us – SikhRI #Nanakshahi550
What did Guru Nanak Sahib teach us? Listen in to this conversation between Inderpreet Singh, SikhRI Board & Sidak Facilitator, Pritpal Singh, SikhRI Board & Sidak Facilitator, and Imroze Singh (Marketing Manager – SikhRI). ~~~ Featuring: Pritpal Singh — sikhri.org/people/pritpal-singh Inderpreet Singh — sikhri.org/people/inderpreet-singh Imroze Singh — Moderator #Nanakshahi550 #GuruNanakSahib #SikhPodcast
49:05
September 23, 2019
Persian voice in the Guru Granth Sahib – Introduction: The Politics and Poetics of Persian in Gurbani
Persian is one of the many languages found in the Guru Granth Sahib. Guru Nanak Sahib, Guru Arjan Sahib, and several of the bhagats revealed bani (Wisdom) in the Persian language. In commemoration of #Nanakshahi550, The Persian Voice of the Guru is being introduced with an accompanying article that addresses common understandings and illustrates the role of Persian in the Guru Granth Sahib, followed by transcreations of six sabads (excerpts from the Guru Granth Sahib) by Guru Nanak Sahib. For the sabads written in fluent Persian, the Perso-Arabic script will be styled for a modern-day Persian speaker to read and understand. For the sabads infused with Persian vocabulary, the focus is transcription. ~~~ Featuring: Asha Marie Kaur — sikhri.org/people/asha-marie-kaur #PersianVoice #Sabad #Politics #Poetics #SikhCast
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September 17, 2019
My Rendezvous with Silence – Inni Kaur
I have been yearning to experience a silent retreat. Not a structured one but a personal one. Being somewhat of a recluse, I just cannot see myself in a structured environment. It goes against my very core.    However, it has been challenging to convince the family that I need to go into silence. “You are already so quiet,” they would say, and I have been bowing to their wishes for the past fifteen years or so.   But this summer, the urge to go into silence was so strong enough that I found a place, registered and then told the family. I was pleasantly surprised to hear them say, “You need it. Go and enjoy your silence.” So, off I went. ~~~ Featuring: Inni Kaur — sikhri.org/people/inni-kaur #Sabad #Vastness #SikhCast
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September 2, 2019
Chapter 5 - Being True, Inside & Out | The SikhCast by SikhRI
2019 would mark the 550th Prakash Purab (Illumination Day) of Guru Nanak Sahib. To commemorate this monumental event SikhRI is launching a children’s audio story series in English and Panjabi based on the life and travels of Guru Nanak Sahib. These well-loved stories will help to initiate Sikh children into the Guru’s life and his teachings in a non-judgmental way. ~~~ Featuring: Inni Kaur — sikhri.org/people/inni-kaur Arpinder Kaur #KidsCast #Children #Nanakshahi550 #SikhCast
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August 20, 2019
Chapter 4 - Importance of Honest Living | The SikhCast by SikhRI
2019 would mark the 550th Prakash Purab (Illumination Day) of Guru Nanak Sahib. To commemorate this monumental event SikhRI is launching a children’s audio story series in English and Panjabi based on the life and travels of Guru Nanak Sahib. These well-loved stories will help to initiate Sikh children into the Guru’s life and his teachings in a non-judgmental way. ~~~ Featuring: Inni Kaur — sikhri.org/people/inni-kaur Arpinder Kaur #KidsCast #Children #Nanakshahi550 #SikhCast
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June 21, 2019
Chapter 3- Lasting Friendship | The SikhCast by SikhRI
2019 would mark the 550th Prakash Purab (Illumination Day) of Guru Nanak Sahib. To commemorate this monumental event SikhRI is launching a children’s audio story series in English and Panjabi based on the life and travels of Guru Nanak Sahib. These well-loved stories will help to initiate Sikh children into the Guru’s life and his teachings in a non-judgmental way. ~~~ Featuring: Inni Kaur — sikhri.org/people/inni-kaur Arpinder Kaur #KidsCast #Children #Nanakshahi550 #SikhCast #Sojhi
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May 7, 2019
Sikh Cast Ep97 - Sabad of the Month Series: The Graceful Bride
ਸੂਹੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ਸੁਚਜੀ ॥ ਜਾ ਤੂ ਤਾ ਮੈ ਸਭੁ ਕੋ ਤੂ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਮੇਰੀ ਰਾਸਿ ਜੀਉ ॥ ਤੁਧੁ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਹਉ ਸੁਖਿ ਵਸਾ ਤੂੰ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਸਾਬਾਸਿ ਜੀਉ ॥ ਭਾਣੈ ਤਖਤਿ ਵਡਾਈਆ ਭਾਣੈ ਭੀਖ ਉਦਾਸਿ ਜੀਉ ॥ ਭਾਣੈ ਥਲ ਸਿਰਿ ਸਰੁ ਵਹੈ ਕਮਲੁ ਫੁਲੈ ਆਕਾਸਿ ਜੀਉ ॥ ਭਾਣੈ ਭਵਜਲੁ ਲੰਘੀਐ ਭਾਣੈ ਮੰਝਿ ਭਰੀਆਸਿ ਜੀਉ ॥ ਭਾਣੈ ਸੋ ਸਹੁ ਰੰਗੁਲਾ ਸਿਫਤਿ ਰਤਾ ਗੁਣਤਾਸਿ ਜੀਉ ਭਾਣੈ ਸਹੁ ਭੀਹਾਵਲਾ ਹਉ ਆਵਣਿ ਜਾਣਿ ਮੁਈਆਸਿ ਜੀਉ ॥ ਤੂ ਸਹੁ ਅਗਮੁ ਅਤੋਲਵਾ ਹਉ ਕਹਿ ਕਹਿ ਢਹਿ ਪਈਆਸਿ ਜੀਉ ॥ ਕਿਆ ਮਾਗਉ ਕਿਆ ਕਹਿ ਸੁਣੀ ਮੈ ਦਰਸਨ ਭੂਖ ਪਿਆਸਿ ਜੀਉ ॥ ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦੀ ਸਹੁ ਪਾਇਆ ਸਚੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਕੀ ਅਰਦਾਸਿ ਜੀਉ ॥੨॥  O’ Life of life! O’ Breath of breath! When You are with me, I have all wealth.   O’ Life of life! O’ Breath of breath! When You are within me, comfort, grandeur exists within me.   O’ Life of life! O’ Breath of breath! In Your Will, I sit on a majestic throne. In Your Will, I wander begging.   O’ Life of life! O’ Breath of breath! In Your Will, water flows in drylands. In Your Will, lotus blooms in the sky.   O’ Life of life! O’ Breath of breath! In Your Will, I cross the world-ocean. In Your Will, I drown.   O’ Life of life! O’ Breath of breath! In Your Will, I get colored by Husband. I am absorbed in the treasure-house of virtues.     O’ Life of life! O’ Breath of breath! In Your Will, Husband seems fearful, hence ­- I go through birth-death-cycles.   O’ Life of life! O’ Breath of breath! In Your Will, Husband is unweighable, unreachable. I fall down acknowledging.   O’ Life of life! O’ Breath of breath! What to ask, what to say, what to listen? I hunger and thirst for Your vision.   O’ Life of life! O’ Breath of breath! In Gur Sabad1 I met Husband. This is Nanak’s true prayer.  2.   1.  Guru Nanak Sahib in Rag Suhi | Guru Granth Sahib 762 *The wisdom learnt from the Guru. Popularly refers to the hymns in the Guru Granth Sahib. ~~~ Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. Featuring: Inni Kaur — sikhri.org/people/inni-kaur Manpreet Singh — https://twitter.com/mjassal #Sabad #SabadoftheMonth #SikhPodcast #SikhCast
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April 11, 2019
Chapter 2- Lessons in Equality | The SikhCast by SikhRI
2019 would mark the 550th Prakash Purab (Illumination Day) of Guru Nanak Sahib. To commemorate this monumental event SikhRI is launching a children’s audio story series in English and Panjabi based on the life and travels of Guru Nanak Sahib. These well-loved stories will help to initiate Sikh children into the Guru’s life and his teachings in a non-judgmental way. ~~~ Featuring: Inni Kaur — sikhri.org/people/inni-kaur Arpinder Kaur #KidsCast #Children #Nanakshahi550 #SikhCast #Sojhi
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March 27, 2019
Sikh Cast Ep95 - Sabad of the Month Series: The Ungraceful Bride
The Ungraceful Bride   1 Reality realized by Eternal Perfection’s Grace!   O’ Life of life! O’ Breath of breath! I am an unvirtuous-bride, and have a myriad of flaws. How can I expect a pleasure-union from Husband1? I did not sit alongside my Husband.   O’ Life of life! O’ Breath of breath! Dark cranes have flown away. White herons are in the sky.   O’ Life of life! O’ Breath of breath! The bride is leaving for her in-laws3. What face will she reveal upon reaching there?   O’ Life of life! O’ Breath of breath! I slept and slept, it turned into late morning, I forgot The Path.   O’ Life of life! O’ Breath of breath! Then I was separated from You, my Husband. I put myself in grief.   O’ Life of life! O’ Breath of breath! You have all virtues; I all faults. Nanak’s one prayer:   O’ Life of life! O’ Breath of breath! Virtuous bride-lovers enjoy all nights. Spare a night, for this unvirtuous one.   Guru Nanak Sahib in Rag Suhi | Guru Granth Sahib 762   Divine Fellow-travelers. Beings that set an example. The life that we are living in this world is considered as temporary (peka - parental home). Eternal (sauhra –husband’s home) is merging with Divine existence, which is often used as an analogy for after death   ਰਾਗੁ ਸੂਹੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ਕੁਚਜੀ   ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥ ਮੰਞੁ ਕੁਚਜੀ ਅੰਮਾਵਣਿ ਡੋਸੜੇ ਹਉ ਕਿਉ ਸਹੁ ਰਾਵਣਿ ਜਾਉ ਜੀਉ ॥ ਇਕ ਦੂ ਇਕਿ ਚੜੰਦੀਆ ਕਉਣੁ ਜਾਣੈ ਮੇਰਾ ਨਾਉ ਜੀਉ ॥ ਜਿਨ੍ਹ੍ਹੀ ਸਖੀ ਸਹੁ ਰਾਵਿਆ ਸੇ ਅੰਬੀ ਛਾਵੜੀਏਹਿ ਜੀਉ ॥ ਸੇ ਗੁਣ ਮੰਞੁ ਨ ਆਵਨੀ ਹਉ ਕੈ ਜੀ ਦੋਸ ਧਰੇਉ ਜੀਉ ॥ ਕਿਆ ਗੁਣ ਤੇਰੇ ਵਿਥਰਾ ਹਉ ਕਿਆ ਕਿਆ ਘਿਨਾ ਤੇਰਾ ਨਾਉ ਜੀਉ ॥ ਇਕਤੁ ਟੋਲਿ ਨ ਅੰਬੜਾ ਹਉ ਸਦ ਕੁਰਬਾਣੈ ਤੇਰੈ ਜਾਉ ਜੀਉ ॥ ਸੁਇਨਾ ਰੁਪਾ ਰੰਗੁਲਾ ਮੋਤੀ ਤੈ ਮਾਣਿਕੁ ਜੀਉ ॥ ਸੇ ਵਸਤੂ ਸਹਿ ਦਿਤੀਆ ਮੈ ਤਿਨ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਸਿਉ ਲਾਇਆ ਚਿਤੁ ਜੀਉ ॥ ਮੰਦਰ ਮਿਟੀ ਸੰਦੜੇ ਪਥਰ ਕੀਤੇ ਰਾਸਿ ਜੀਉ ॥ ਹਉ ਏਨੀ ਟੋਲੀ ਭੁਲੀਅਸੁ ਤਿਸੁ ਕੰਤ ਨ ਬੈਠੀ ਪਾਸਿ ਜੀਉ ॥ ਅੰਬਰਿ ਕੂੰਜਾ ਕੁਰਲੀਆ ਬਗ ਬਹਿਠੇ ਆਇ ਜੀਉ ॥ ਸਾ ਧਨ ਚਲੀ ਸਾਹੁਰੈ ਕਿਆ ਮੁਹੁ ਦੇਸੀ ਅਗੈ ਜਾਇ ਜੀਉ ॥ ਸੁਤੀ ਸੁਤੀ ਝਾਲੁ ਥੀਆ ਭੁਲੀ ਵਾਟੜੀਆਸੁ ਜੀਉ ॥ ਤੈ ਸਹ ਨਾਲਹੁ ਮੁਤੀਅਸੁ ਦੁਖਾ ਕੂੰ ਧਰੀਆਸੁ ਜੀਉ ॥ ਤੁਧੁ ਗੁਣ ਮੈ ਸਭਿ ਅਵਗਣਾ ਇਕ ਨਾਨਕ ਕੀ ਅਰਦਾਸਿ ਜੀਉ ॥ ਸਭਿ ਰਾਤੀ ਸੋਹਾਗਣੀ ਮੈ ਡੋਹਾਗਣਿ ਕਾਈ ਰਾਤਿ ਜੀਉ ॥੧॥   Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
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February 15, 2019
Transcendent Love – Inni Kaur | The SikhCast by SikhRI
In this special Valentine’s Day podcast, Inni Kaur explores the epic Panjabi love stories mentioned in the Varan of Bhai Gurdas. These epic romances give us a glimpse into a transcendent love that Bhai Gurdas points to as an example of the relationship between the Sikh and the Guru — a relationship between the lover and the Beloved that exists without transactions, that teaches us about surrender and devotion and shows us how to rise in love. Valentine’s Day Special — Love does not measure, it just flows. Love does not compare, love just loves. Love is.  ~~~ Featuring: Inni Kaur — sikhri.org/people/inni-kaur #Nanakshahi550 #Story #Love #Sikhi #ValentinesDay #SikhPodcast
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February 14, 2019
Chapter 1- When Guru Nanak was Little | The SikhCast by SikhRI
2019 would mark the 550th Prakash Purab (Illumination Day) of Guru Nanak Sahib. To commemorate this monumental event SikhRI is launching a children’s audio story series in English and Panjabi based on the life and travels of Guru Nanak Sahib. These well-loved stories will help to initiate Sikh children into the Guru’s life and his teachings in a non-judgmental way. ~~~ Featuring: Inni Kaur — sikhri.org/people/inni-kaur Arpinder Kaur #KidsCast #Children #Nanakshahi550 #SikhPodcast #Sojhi
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February 6, 2019
Immortal Companionship – Inni Kaur | Fragrance of Bhai Vir Singh
Inni Kaur recites a translation from the original writings of Bhai Vir Singh. Translation: "It is Nanakshahi 550. And I ask myself a question: “What are you doing to honor the Guru who transformed you from a dry twig into a blossoming tree?” ... ~~~ Continue reading the full translation at sikhri.org --- Featuring: Inni Kaur — sikhri.org/people/inni-kaur This series is supported by the generosity of an admirer of Bhai Vir Singh’s writings. #Poetry #Translation #BhaiVirSingh #SikhPodcast
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January 25, 2019
Sikh Cast Ep91 - Sabad of the Month Series: O’ My mother! Mind pierced by the Compassionate
In our Sabad of the Month Sikh Cast Host, Manpreet Singh and Inni Kaur explore the Sabad O’ My mother! Mind pierced by the Compassionate. Mind the temple, body the ascetic cloth, bathe within the heart pilgrim-shrine. One Sabad lives on my breath, no longer entering birth-cycle.  1.   O’ My mother! Mind pierced by the Compassionate. Who knows the pain of others? I worry not about others.  1. Reflect.  O’ Unreachable! O’ Unperceivable! O’ Indescribable! O’ Immeasurable, worry about me. Totally pervading on land, water and sky, Your Light is in each and every one.  2.   All teaching, knowing, understanding is Yours, body-temple shade is Yours. I know no other except You. O’ My Sovereign! I forever sing and praise You.  3. All beings, creatures in Your sanctuary. All cares are Yours. Nanak’s one prayer: Whatever pleases You, that is good.  4. – Guru Nanak Sahib in Rag Bilaval  |  Guru Granth Sahib 795  ਬਿਲਾਵਲੁ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥ ਮਨੁ ਮੰਦਰੁ ਤਨੁ ਵੇਸ ਕਲੰਦਰੁ ਘਟ ਹੀ ਤੀਰਥਿ ਨਾਵਾ ॥ ਏਕੁ ਸਬਦੁ ਮੇਰੈ ਪ੍ਰਾਨਿ ਬਸਤੁ ਹੈ ਬਾਹੁੜਿ ਜਨਮਿ ਨ ਆਵਾ ॥੧॥ ਮਨੁ ਬੇਧਿਆ ਦਇਆਲ ਸੇਤੀ ਮੇਰੀ ਮਾਈ ॥ ਕਉਣੁ ਜਾਣੈ ਪੀਰ ਪਰਾਈ ॥ ਹਮ ਨਾਹੀ ਚਿੰਤ ਪਰਾਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਅਗਮ ਅਗੋਚਰ ਅਲਖ ਅਪਾਰਾ ਚਿੰਤਾ ਕਰਹੁ ਹਮਾਰੀ ॥ ਜਲਿ ਥਲਿ ਮਹੀਅਲਿ ਭਰਿਪੁਰਿ ਲੀਣਾ ਘਟਿ ਘਟਿ ਜੋਤਿ ਤੁਮ੍ਹਾਰੀ ॥੨॥ ਸਿਖ ਮਤਿ ਸਭ ਬੁਧਿ ਤੁਮ੍ਹਾਰੀ ਮੰਦਿਰ ਛਾਵਾ ਤੇਰੇ ॥ ਤੁਝ ਬਿਨੁ ਅਵਰੁ ਨ ਜਾਣਾ ਮੇਰੇ ਸਾਹਿਬਾ ਗੁਣ ਗਾਵਾ ਨਿਤ ਤੇਰੇ ॥੩॥ ਜੀਅ ਜੰਤ ਸਭਿ ਸਰਣਿ ਤੁਮ੍ਹਾਰੀ ਸਰਬ ਚਿੰਤ ਤੁਧੁ ਪਾਸੇ ॥ ਜੋ ਤੁਧੁ ਭਾਵੈ ਸੋਈ ਚੰਗਾ ਇਕ ਨਾਨਕ ਕੀ ਅਰਦਾਸੇ ॥੪॥੨॥  ~~~ Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. Featuring: Inni Kaur — sikhri.org/people/inni-kaur Manpreet Singh — https://twitter.com/mjassal #SabadoftheMonth #Sabad #SikhPodcast
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January 13, 2019
Sikh Cast Ep90 - 12 Gurus Series: Guru Khalsa Panth
In this last episode of the "12 Gurus Series" we dive into the world of Guru Khalsa Panth: • Sovereignty of the Khalsa • Rahit Mariada • Guru Khalsa maniye pargat Guru ki deh? • 10 core values of the Guru - Humility - Submission - Equality - Service - Self-sacrifice - Justice - Compassion - Clarity - Composure - Courage *Adapted from Bhāī Nandlāl’s Ganjnāmā ~~~ In this new podcast series "The 12 Gurus: From 1469 to Infinity", SikhRI sheds light on the lives and meaning of Gurus in Sikhi. Were they spiritualists and reformers or Divine and Revolutionaries? What lessons can we draw from them? How do they teach us to think? The series introduces Gurus as masters of fine arts, builders of cities, deliverers of justice, coordinators of Seva and an overarching gateway to freedom and equality. It touches on the singular and harmonized Jot and Jugat as well as varied and diverse physical and temporal forms to provide a holistic understanding of the Gurus’ fundamental nature.  Featuring: Inderpreet Singh — sikhri.org/people/inderpreet-singh Manpreet Singh — https://twitter.com/mjassal #Gurus #Khalsa #SikhPodcast #Sikhi
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December 29, 2018
The Nightingale & The Traveler: Love & Wisdom – Fragrance of Bhai Vir Singh
Inni Kaur recites translations from the original works of renowned Sikh author and poet Bhai Vir Singh. In this episode, we explore the story of "The Nightingale & The Traveler". Many have come into my life and have barely left a trace. Less than a handful have entered my cautious heart. These amazing beings have lifted my consciousness, enabling me to rise. It is as if fate had a hand in bringing us together. My life is richer because of them, I cherish their friendship... ~~~ Continue reading at sikhri.org. Featuring: Inni Kaur — sikhri.org/people/inni-kaur #BhaiVirSingh #Poetry #Story #SikhPodcast
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December 5, 2018
Sikh Cast Ep88 - 12 Gurus Series: Guru Granth Sahib
In a new podcast series The 12 Gurus: From 1469 to Infinity, SikhRI sheds light on the lives and meaning of Gurus in Sikhi. Were they spiritualists and reformers or Divine and Revolutionaries? What lessons can we draw from them? How do they teach us to think? The series introduces Gurus as masters of fine arts, builders of cities, deliverers of justice, coordinators of Seva and an overarching gateway to freedom and equality. It touches on the singular and harmonized Jot and Jugat as well as varied and diverse physical and temporal forms to provide a holistic understanding of the Gurus’ fundamental nature. In this eposide we dive into the world of Guru Granth Sahib: 10 Gurus, Jot and Jugat Shabad Guru – 1469 -> 1604 ->1708 Two Hukams  Facts and figures of the GGS compilation  Respect and Protocols  Guest: Inderpreet Singh (@jomarzii) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
49:52
November 30, 2018
Sikh Cast Ep87 - 12 Gurus Series: Guru Gobind Singh
In a new podcast series The 12 Gurus: From 1469 to Infinity, SikhRI sheds light on the lives and meaning of Gurus in Sikhi. Were they spiritualists and reformers or Divine and Revolutionaries? What lessons can we draw from them? How do they teach us to think? The series introduces Gurus as masters of fine arts, builders of cities, deliverers of justice, coordinators of Seva and an overarching gateway to freedom and equality. It touches on the singular and harmonized Jot and Jugat as well as varied and diverse physical and temporal forms to provide a holistic understanding of the Gurus’ fundamental nature. In this episode we dive into the world of Guru Gobind Singh who continues Guru Nanak's mission: Gurpurabs from Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha Birth and Patna - Sakhi of bangles, moved to Anandpur Paunta for 9 months - 52 poets, training exercises, gardens, meeting with Ram Rai (Dehradun) Vaisakhi 1699 - Inauguration of Guru Khalsa Panth Inauguration of Guru Granth Sahib Guest: Inderpreet Singh (@jomarzii) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
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October 30, 2018
Sikh Cast Ep86 - State of the Panth Report: Gurduara
What’s the relationship between the Gurduara governance and the local sangat worldwide? We traced Gurduara’s history throughout the ages and surveyed the opinions of 1,172 self-identified Sikhs from 22 countries. Read and listen to our commentary on the results in our new State of the Panth series report: Gurduara: A Sikh Place of Learning. Download report: https://www.sikhri.org/gurduara_a_sikh_place_of_learning_report Youtube: Harinder Singh - Reviving the Gurdwaras https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLlPPZqvMPo Guest: Harinder Singh (@1force) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
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October 23, 2018
Rana Bhabor – The Fragrance of Bhai Vir Singh
Bhai Vir Singh (1872-1957) was once asked by an admirer, of the thousand or so tracts he had written, which one, in his opinion, was the best. In an instant he replied, “Rana Bhabor.” And I am not surprised. For the personality of Rana Uday Singh is similar to that of Bhai Vir Singh’s. Rana Bhabor is part of his book, Kalgidhar Chamatkar, but this story has also been published separately.  Rana Bhabor is a story of a small hill chieftain who came in contact with Guru Gobind Singh Sahib during the days of his struggle with the Hill Rajas. Although the story relates to the great love the Rana and his Rani had for the Guru, the way Bhai Vir Singh has shaped the personality of the Rana and the beauty of the dialogue between the Rana and his Rani is quite astounding. ----more---- Known as the Sixth River of Panjab, Bhai Vir Singh gave style, rhythm, and flow to the modern Panjabi language. His writings, spiritual in nature, stimulate the soul and open our eyes to the Beloved. The purpose of the series is to introduce poems, letters, and essays of Bhai Vir Singh in new translations as a way ofconnecting his work with the audience at large. The translator Inni Kaur is the CEO of the Sikh Research Institute. She is also the author of ‘Journey with the Gurus’ series, ‘Sakhi-Time with Nani ji’, and ‘Thank You, Vahiguru.’ This series is supported by the generosity of an admirer of Bhai Vir Singh’s writings.
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October 1, 2018
Sikh Cast Ep84 - 12 Gurus Series: Guru Tegh Bahadur
In a new podcast series The 12 Gurus: From 1469 to Infinity, SikhRI sheds light on the lives and meaning of Gurus in Sikhi. Were they spiritualists and reformers or Divine and Revolutionaries? What lessons can we draw from them? How do they teach us to think? The series introduces Gurus as masters of fine arts, builders of cities, deliverers of justice, coordinators of Seva and an overarching gateway to freedom and equality. It touches on the singular and harmonized Jot and Jugat as well as varied and diverse physical and temporal forms to provide a holistic understanding of the Gurus’ fundamental nature. In this eposide we dive into the world of Guru Tegh Bahadur who continues Guru Nanak's mission: From Tiāg Mal to Teghbahādar Bairāg in his writings- Fear Not, Frighten Not- Jo nar dukh mai dukh nahin mane Karamnash river, Peace Treaty, Peace Mound (Assam) Freedom to choose (Hind di chadr, Dharam di chadr, Shrist di Chadr) Founded Anandpur Guest: Inderpreet Singh (@jomarzii) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
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October 1, 2018
Words of Faith - Sabad
Words of Faith: a new series explaining the recurring words in Guru Granth Sahib Sabad is vast. It is infinite wisdom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xrdpd9FRRug
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September 18, 2018
Words of Faith - Guru
Words of Faith: a new series explaining the recurring words in Guru Granth Sahib Is Guru perfection? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnx400HuVxU&t=25s
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September 11, 2018
Sidak Explained w/ Arpinder Kaur
Arpinder Kaur has been involved with SikhRI since the inception of Sidak. She is also the first female Amritdhari commercial pilot in North America. In this podcast, she talks about how Sidak (a distinctive leadership development program) came into shape and how it helped her overcome the hurdles in her professional life.
13:47
September 6, 2018
Words of Faith - Nam
Words of Faith: a new series explaining the recurring words in Guru Granth Sahib. Nam is Identity. Nam is the culture of Sikhs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O_rtTswxyM
02:34
September 4, 2018
Fakiri Surat – The Fragrance of Bhai Vir Singh
In 1958, the Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan was established in Delhi, India. They made a concerted effort to collect his letters, thereby preserving them in three books: Hamdardi Pattar of Bhai Sahib, Vir Pattravali, and Vir Sunehare. These letters written in Panjabi have a unique relevance and enhance the genre of modern Panjabi literature.    While reading Vir Pattravali, I was drawn to a particular letter, for it spoke to me. In my twenties, I met a Fakir whose simple words made me focus inwards, and the cleansing began. Not a day goes by, when I do not think of him. His magnetic energy and fragrance lingers. Will he ever know the profound effect he had on my life?   Being a wordsmith, I delve into the etymology of fakir. Fakir is derived from the Arabic word ‘faqir,’ – a poor man. In the Hindu context, fakir is an ascetic (i.e. guru, sadhu, swami, yogi).   I pause.   ----more----   Known as the Sixth River of Panjab, Bhai Vir Singh gave style, rhythm, and flow to the modern Panjabi language. His writings, spiritual in nature, stimulate the soul and open our eyes to the Beloved. The purpose of the series is to introduce poems, letters, and essays of Bhai Vir Singh in new translations as a way ofconnecting his work with the audience at large. The translator Inni Kaur is the CEO of the Sikh Research Institute. She is also the author of ‘Journey with the Gurus’ series, ‘Sakhi-Time with Nani ji’, and ‘Thank You, Vahiguru.’ This series is supported by the generosity of an admirer of Bhai Vir Singh’s writings.
13:28
August 30, 2018
Words of Faith - Har
Words of Faith: a new series explaining the recurring words in Guru Granth Sahib.   Did you know that "Har" is the most used word in Guru Granth Sahib?   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsH-01YTxe4
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August 28, 2018
Words of Faith - Ik Oankar
Words of Faith: a new series explaining the recurring words in Guru Granth Sahib.   Ik Oankar   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lU-1NEUe7Y
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August 28, 2018
Sikh Cast Ep76 - 12 Gurus Series: Guru Harkrishan
In a new podcast series The 12 Gurus: From 1469 to Infinity, SikhRI sheds light on the lives and meaning of Gurus in Sikhi. Were they spiritualists and reformers or Divine and Revolutionaries? What lessons can we draw from them? How do they teach us to think? The series introduces Gurus as masters of fine arts, builders of cities, deliverers of justice, coordinators of Seva and an overarching gateway to freedom and equality. It touches on the singular and harmonized Jot and Jugat as well as varied and diverse physical and temporal forms to provide a holistic understanding of the Gurus’ fundamental nature. In this eposide we dive into the world of Guru Harkrishan who continues Guru Nanak's mission: Family tree and important personalities Father's last wishes - never submit to Aurangzeb Breaking the Brahmin's pride (recitation of Gita by a shudra) Clinics for smallpox His illness was a protest  Guest: Inderpreet Singh (@jomarzii) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
46:28
August 27, 2018
Sikh Cast Ep75 - 12 Gurus Series: Guru Har Rai
In a new podcast series The 12 Gurus: From 1469 to Infinity, SikhRI sheds light on the lives and meaning of Gurus in Sikhi. Were they spiritualists and reformers or Divine and Revolutionaries? What lessons can we draw from them? How do they teach us to think? The series introduces Gurus as masters of fine arts, builders of cities, deliverers of justice, coordinators of Seva and an overarching gateway to freedom and equality. It touches on the singular and harmonized Jot and Jugat as well as varied and diverse physical and temporal forms to provide a holistic understanding of the Gurus’ fundamental nature. In this eposide we dive into the world of Guru Har Rai who continues Guru Nanak's mission: The Flower Sakhi Developed as a town of parks and gardens Established herbal clinic and pharmacy Included a medical research center with several rare herbs Established Animal sanctuaries Dara Shikoh 2200 Cavalry ready at all times RamRai  Guest: Inderpreet Singh (@jomarzii) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
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July 21, 2018
Sikh Cast Ep74 - 12 Gurus Series: Guru Hargobind
In a new podcast series The 12 Gurus: From 1469 to Infinity, SikhRI sheds light on the lives and meaning of Gurus in Sikhi. Were they spiritualists and reformers or Divine and Revolutionaries? What lessons can we draw from them? How do they teach us to think? The series introduces Gurus as masters of fine arts, builders of cities, deliverers of justice, coordinators of Seva and an overarching gateway to freedom and equality. It touches on the singular and harmonized Jot and Jugat as well as varied and diverse physical and temporal forms to provide a holistic understanding of the Gurus’ fundamental nature. In this eposide we dive into the world of Guru Hargobind who continues Guru Nanak's mission: Miri - Piri Akal Takhat - Akal Bunga Emperor Jahangir / Shah Jahan Bandi-chor 1st Battle over Baaj Wives controversy  Guest: Inderpreet Singh (@jomarzii) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
50:20
July 11, 2018
The Rani of Raipur – The Fragrance of Bhai Vir Singh
While trans-creating a chapter from Bhai Vir Singh’s book Kalgidhar Chamtakar, I was transported into another dimension. Prose and poetry blended effortlessly. And what I experienced was a glorious symphony, an unexpected beauty that touched the depths of my being. This story seems to have been set around the period of the Battle of Bhangani (1688). The Hill Rajas had formed an alliance to fight Guru Gobind Singh Sahib. Suspicion and turmoil are in the air, which comes out loud and clear in this story. However, this is not that story. This story is about a woman – the rani of Raipur, who secretly loves the Guru in this turbulent time. Why secretly? Because her husband is not an admirer of the Guru. Through the sensitive pen of Bhai Vir Singh, we too get to experience her anguish, her yearning, her deep love and her faith for the Guru. This is truly a unique love-story. ----more---- The Fragrance of Bhai Vir Singh is a audio series exploring the legacy of the seminal poet presented by Sikh Research Institute. Known as the Sixth River of Panjab, Bhai Vir Singh gave style, rhythm, and flow to the modern Panjabi language. His writings, spiritual in nature, stimulate the soul and open our eyes to the Beloved. The purpose of the series is to introduce poems, letters, and essays of Bhai Vir Singh in new translations as a way ofconnecting his work with the audience at large. The translator Inni Kaur is the CEO of the Sikh Research Institute. She is also the author of ‘Journey with the Gurus’ series, ‘Sakhi-Time with Nani ji’, and ‘Thank You, Vahiguru.’ This series is supported by the generosity of an admirer of Bhai Vir Singh’s writings.
50:16
July 3, 2018
Sikh Cast Ep72 - 12 Gurus Series: Guru Arjan
In a new podcast series The 12 Gurus: From 1469 to Infinity, SikhRI sheds light on the lives and meaning of Gurus in Sikhi. Were they spiritualists and reformers or Divine and Revolutionaries? What lessons can we draw from them? How do they teach us to think? The series introduces Gurus as masters of fine arts, builders of cities, deliverers of justice, coordinators of Seva and an overarching gateway to freedom and equality. It touches on the singular and harmonized Jot and Jugat as well as varied and diverse physical and temporal forms to provide a holistic understanding of the Gurus’ fundamental nature. In this eposide we dive into the world of Guru Arjan who continues Guru Nanak's mission: Compiled Ādi Granth (Bhāī Gurdās) Established Darbār Sāhib – Sikh Center(SāīM MiāM Mīr, Bābā BuDhā) Social causes protest Famine in Panjab, Challenge unfair taxation Founded Taran Tāran Embraced Martyrdom   Guest: Inderpreet Singh (@jomarzii) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
44:47
May 29, 2018
Sikh Cast Ep71 - State of the Panth: Who is a Sikh?
The State of the Panth series is a report on Sikh matters presented by the Sikh Research Institute to the global Sikh community. The series reports on matters affecting either a large section of the Sikh Nation or a perspective on critical issues facing the human race at large. It surveys the self-identified Sikhs on their stances. It outlines a Sikh perspective based on Gurmat (the Guru’s Way) traditions of Bani (wisdom), Tavarikh (history), and Rahit (lifestyle). It outlines a recommendation for the individual Sikhs and Sikh institutions in “best practices” approach to strengthen the bonds within the community. Download report: https://www.sikhri.org/who_is_a_sikh_report Guest: Harinder Singh (@1force) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
35:51
May 7, 2018
Sikh Cast Ep70 - 12 Gurus Series: Guru Ramdas
In a new podcast series The 12 Gurus: From 1469 to Infinity, SikhRI sheds light on the lives and meaning of Gurus in Sikhi. Were they spiritualists and reformers or Divine and Revolutionaries? What lessons can we draw from them? How do they teach us to think? The series introduces Gurus as masters of fine arts, builders of cities, deliverers of justice, coordinators of Seva and an overarching gateway to freedom and equality. It touches on the singular and harmonized Jot and Jugat as well as varied and diverse physical and temporal forms to provide a holistic understanding of the Gurus’ fundamental nature. In this eposide we dive into the world of Guru Ramdas who continues Guru Nanak's mission: From JeThā to Rāmdās Sold ghuOgaOīā at Bāsarke Response to Sirī Chand Musical revolution - invention of Partal Founded Ammritsar/Chak Rāmdās/Ramdaspur Economic ingenuity – Bazaars of Ammritsar Guest: Inderpreet Singh (@jomarzii) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
44:57
April 30, 2018
Sikh Cast Ep69 - 12 Gurus Series: Guru Amardas
In a new podcast series The 12 Gurus: From 1469 to Infinity, SikhRI sheds light on the lives and meaning of Gurus in Sikhi. Were they spiritualists and reformers or Divine and Revolutionaries? What lessons can we draw from them? How do they teach us to think? The series introduces Gurus as masters of fine arts, builders of cities, deliverers of justice, coordinators of Seva and an overarching gateway to freedom and equality. It touches on the singular and harmonized Jot and Jugat as well as varied and diverse physical and temporal forms to provide a holistic understanding of the Gurus’ fundamental nature. In this eposide we dive into the world of Guru Amardas who continues Guru Nanak's mission: Need of the Gurū (Bībī Amro) Rejection of Satī and Pardāh Widow remarriage Established Mañjīs - parallel to 22 subahs of Akbar Founded Goindvāl - important Sikh Center Transcends relationship & age - meat in langar Guest: Inderpreet Singh (@jomarzii) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
56:34
March 29, 2018
Sikh Cast Ep68 - What is Hola Mahalla and why is it important?
"Hola Mahalla" was established by Guru Gobind Singh and is now celebrated annually. We talk with Harinder Singh on its significance, historical context, references in Guru Granth Sahib and what it means for Sikhs today. We know the date can be March 1st or the 14th but we don't give any importance to the dates on the podcast and mainly focus on Hola Mahalla's importance. Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal) Guest: Harinder Singh (@1force)
23:04
March 6, 2018
Sikh Cast Ep67 - 12 Gurus Series: Guru Angad
What is the significance of Gurus? Though all of us know them, their exact contributions raise questions in the students of Sikhi on a daily basis. In a new podcast series The 12 Gurus: From 1469 to Infinity, SikhRI sheds light on the lives and meaning of Gurus in Sikhi. Were they spiritualists and reformers or Divine and Revolutionaries? What lessons can we draw from them? How do they teach us to think? The series introduces Gurus as masters of fine arts, builders of cities, deliverers of justice, coordinators of Seva and an overarching gateway to freedom and equality. It touches on the singular and harmonized Jot and Jugat as well as varied and diverse physical and temporal forms to provide a holistic understanding of the Gurus’ fundamental nature. In this eposide we dive into the world of Guru Angad who continues Guru Nanak's mission: Served the 1st Nānak Formalized the Gurmukhī script Instructed HamāyūM Institutionalized LaOgar Founded KhaDūr Started AkhāRās   Guest: Inderpreet Singh (@jomarzii) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
45:36
February 27, 2018
Sikh Cast Ep66 - 12 Gurus Series: Guru Nanak
What is the significance of Gurus? Though all of us know them, their exact contributions raise questions in the students of Sikhi on a daily basis.In a new podcast series The 12 Gurus: From 1469 to Infinity, SikhRI sheds light on the lives and meaning of Gurus in Sikhi. Were they spiritualists and reformers or Divine and Revolutionaries? What lessons can we draw from them? How do they teach us to think?The series introduces Gurus as masters of fine arts, builders of cities, deliverers of justice, coordinators of Seva and an overarching gateway to freedom and equality. It touches on the singular and harmonized Jot and Jugat as well as varied and diverse physical and temporal forms to provide a holistic understanding of the Gurus’ fundamental nature. In this eposide we dive into the world of Guru Nanak who started the Sikh revolution.  Guest: Inderpreet Singh (@jomarzii) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
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January 31, 2018
Sikh Cast Ep65 - “On the platter are placed three things...” (Sabad of the week)
On the platter are placed three things,reflect on the Truth and the Contentment. Ruler’s Immortal Nam1 is also placed on it,it is the support of all.  If someone eats it, if someone savors it,that one is emancipated. This thing cannot be forsaken,daily, daily, keep it in the heart. Nanak: Cross the dark-ignorant world-ocean in feet-surrender, all is the Supreme Cosmic’s expanse. Divine Identification Guru Arjan Sahib Mundavani  |  Guru Granth Sahib 1429   ਮੁੰਦਾਵਣੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥ ਥਾਲ ਵਿਚਿ ਤਿੰਨਿ ਵਸਤੂ ਪਈਓ ਸਤੁ ਸੰਤੋਖੁ ਵੀਚਾਰੋ ॥ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਨਾਮੁ ਠਾਕੁਰ ਕਾ ਪਇਓ ਜਿਸ ਕਾ ਸਭਸੁ ਅਧਾਰੋ ॥ ਜੇ ਕੋ ਖਾਵੈ ਜੇ ਕੋ ਭੁੰਚੈ ਤਿਸ ਕਾ ਹੋਇ ਉਧਾਰੋ ॥ ਏਹ ਵਸਤੁ ਤਜੀ ਨਹ ਜਾਈ ਨਿਤ ਨਿਤ ਰਖੁ ਉਰਿ ਧਾਰੋ ॥ ਤਮ ਸੰਸਾਰੁ ਚਰਨ ਲਗਿ ਤਰੀਐ ਸਭੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਪਸਾਰੋ ॥੧॥   Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/guru_granth_sahib_1429 Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Guest: Harinder Singh (@1force) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
34:38
December 26, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep64 - “My life is the Beloved– Perfect, Supreme, Light, Supreme-Divine” (Sabad of the week)
I am the maiden-slave of my Ruler.Grasped feet of Divine World-Life,killed and ended ego. 1. Reflect. My life is the Beloved–Perfect, Supreme, Light, Supreme-Divine.Enticer enticed my mind,which understands and reflects on Sabad1.  1. Self-centered is weak, with little and false understanding,Mind, torso and body are in pain.When dyed in the Colorful Charmer-Divine,mind became serene contemplating Charmer-Divine.  2. Ego abandoned, became bairagani, 2then Eternal consciousness remained. Mind accepts Self-Existent Immaculate,Worldly honor, forgotten. None like You in the past,nor in the future.My Beloved is the life support. Bride-lover is imbued with All-Pervasive’s Nam3.Nanak: Charmer-Divine is Husband of the bride-loverwho is dyed in All-Pervasive’s Nam.  4.   1. Literally “The Word.” Popularly refers to the hymns in the Guru Granth Sahib. 2. Divinely-passionate: Colored with Love in intense longing. 3. Divine Identification.   Guru Nanak Sahib in Rag Sarang  |  Guru Granth Sahib 1197   ਰਾਗੁ ਸਾਰਗ ਚਉਪਦੇ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ਘਰੁ ੧ ੴ ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ ਅਕਾਲ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਅਜੂਨੀ ਸੈਭੰ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥ਅਪੁਨੇ ਠਾਕੁਰ ਕੀ ਹਉ ਚੇਰੀ ॥ਚਰਨ ਗਹੇ ਜਗਜੀਵਨ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕੇ ਹਉਮੈ ਮਾਰਿ ਨਿਬੇਰੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਪੂਰਨ ਪਰਮ ਜੋਤਿ ਪਰਮੇਸਰ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਮ ਪ੍ਰਾਨ ਹਮਾਰੇ ॥ਮੋਹਨ ਮੋਹਿ ਲੀਆ ਮਨੁ ਮੇਰਾ ਸਮਝਸਿ ਸਬਦੁ ਬੀਚਾਰੇ ॥੧॥ ਮਨਮੁਖ ਹੀਨ ਹੋਛੀ ਮਤਿ ਝੂਠੀ ਮਨਿ ਤਨਿ ਪੀਰ ਸਰੀਰੇ ॥ਜਬ ਕੀ ਰਾਮ ਰੰਗੀਲੈ ਰਾਤੀ ਰਾਮ ਜਪਤ ਮਨ ਧੀਰੇ ॥੨॥ ਹਉਮੈ ਛੋਡਿ ਭਈ ਬੈਰਾਗਨਿ ਤਬ ਸਾਚੀ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਸਮਾਨੀ ॥ਅਕੁਲ ਨਿਰੰਜਨ ਸਿਉ ਮਨੁ ਮਾਨਿਆ ਬਿਸਰੀ ਲਾਜ ਲੋੁਕਾਨੀ ॥੩॥ ਭੂਰ ਭਵਿਖ ਨਾਹੀ ਤੁਮ ਜੈਸੇ ਮੇਰੇ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਮ ਪ੍ਰਾਨ ਅਧਾਰਾ ॥ਹਰਿ ਕੈ ਨਾਮਿ ਰਤੀ ਸੋਹਾਗਨਿ ਨਾਨਕ ਰਾਮ ਭਤਾਰਾ ॥੪॥੧॥   Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/guru_granth_sahib_1197 Guest: Harinder Singh (@1force) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
20:29
December 19, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep63 - "Ignorance-era is the carafe” (Sabad of the week)
Salok Mardana 1 Ignorance-era is the carafe,In it is liquor of lust,Mind drinks. Anger is the cup,Brims with attachment,Pride serves. Trash-lie’s greed is the party,Drinks and drinks,Winds up frustrating. Make great-deeds the carafe,Put in molasses of the Eternal,Brew real liquor. Make virtues the bread,Honesty the clarified butter,Humility the meat diet. O’ Nanak!Realize this by becoming Guru-oriented,Vices depart by consuming this.  1.   Mardana 1 Body, the carafe,Pride, the liquor,Desires’ drive the party. Intention, the cup,filled with trash-lies,Death-Messenger serves. O’ Nanak! By drinking this liquor,many vices are earned. Make wisdom the molasses,Glory the bread,Reverence the meat diet. O’ Nanak! This food is eternal,Its support is eternal Nam.  2. Make the body the carafe,Self-realization, the liquor,Its stream is Immortal. Eternal-congregation, the meeting,Connection, the cup brimmed with Immortality,Drink and drink…discard vices.  3.  Guru Nanak Sahib, Rag Bihagare ki Var  |  Guru Granth Sahib 553   ਸਲੋਕੁ ਮਰਦਾਨਾ ੧ ॥ ਕਲਿ ਕਲਵਾਲੀ ਕਾਮੁ ਮਦੁ ਮਨੂਆ ਪੀਵਣਹਾਰੁ ॥ਕ੍ਰੋਧ ਕਟੋਰੀ ਮੋਹਿ ਭਰੀ ਪੀਲਾਵਾ ਅਹੰਕਾਰੁ ॥ਮਜਲਸ ਕੂੜੇ ਲਬ ਕੀ ਪੀ ਪੀ ਹੋਇ ਖੁਆਰੁ ॥ਕਰਣੀ ਲਾਹਣਿ ਸਤੁ ਗੁੜੁ ਸਚੁ ਸਰਾਕਰਿ ਸਾਰੁ ॥ਗੁਣ ਮੰਡੇ ਕਰਿ ਸੀਲੁ ਘਿਉ ਸਰਮੁ ਮਾਸੁ ਆਹਾਰੁ ॥ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਪਾਈਐ ਨਾਨਕਾ ਖਾਧੈ ਜਾਹਿ ਬਿਕਾਰ ॥੧॥  ਮਰਦਾਨਾ ੧ ॥ ਕਾਇਆ ਲਾਹਣਿ ਆਪੁ ਮਦੁ ਮਜਲਸ ਤ੍ਰਿਸਨਾ ਧਾਤੁ ॥ਮਨਸਾ ਕਟੋਰੀ ਕੂੜਿ ਭਰੀ ਪੀਲਾਏ ਜਮਕਾਲੁਇਤੁ ਮਦਿ ਪੀਤੈ ਨਾਨਕਾ ਬਹੁਤੇ ਖਟੀਅਹਿ ਬਿਕਾਰ ॥ਗਿਆਨੁ ਗੁੜੁ ਸਾਲਾਹ ਮੰਡੇ ਭਉ ਮਾਸੁ ਆਹਾਰੁ ॥ਨਾਨਕ ਇਹੁ ਭੋਜਨੁ ਸਚੁ ਹੈ ਸਚੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਆਧਾਰੁ ॥੨॥ਕਾਂਯਾਂ ਲਾਹਣਿ ਆਪੁ ਮਦੁ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਤਿਸਕੀ ਧਾਰ ॥ਸਤਸੰਗਤਿ ਸਿਉ ਮੇਲਾਪੁ ਹੋਇ ਲਿਵ ਕਟੋਰੀ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਭਰੀ ਪੀ ਪੀ ਕਟਹਿ ਬਿਕਾਰ ॥੩॥   Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/guru_granth_sahib_553 Guest: Harinder Singh (@1force) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
22:16
December 12, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep62 - “One who calls oneself a Sikh of the Guru...” (Sabad of the week)
One who calls oneself a Sikh of the Guru, the Eternal Guru,rises at dawn, contemplates on All-Pervasive Nam1. Endeavors daily at dawn:cleanses and bathes in the pool of Immortality. Follows Guru’s Instructions, utters the utterance of All-Pervasive! All-Pervasive!Pains from all evilish transgressions vanish. Then, at daybreak, sings Guru’s Teachings,contemplates on All-Pervasive Nam while sitting or standing. One who contemplates with every breath on my All-Pervasive! All-Pervasive!That Sikh of the Guru pleases the Guru’s mind. Whosoever feels my Owner-Divine’s compassion,the Guru imparts instructions to that Sikh of the Guru. Servant Nanak asks for that Sikh of the Guru’s Feet-dust2who personally utters and inspires others to utter Nam. 1. Nam Identification2. Humble company Guru Ramdas Sahib, Rag Gauri  |  Guru Granth Sahib 305   ਮਃ ੪ ਗੁਰ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਕਾ ਜੋ ਸਿਖੁ ਅਖਾਏ ਸੁ ਭਲਕੇ ਉਠਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਵੈ ॥ਉਦਮੁ ਕਰੇ ਭਲਕੇ ਪਰਭਾਤੀ ਇਸਨਾਨੁ ਕਰੇ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਸਰਿ ਨਾਵੈ ॥ ਉਪਦੇਸਿ ਗੁਰੂ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਜਪੁ ਜਾਪੈ ਸਭਿ ਕਿਲਵਿਖ ਪਾਪ ਦੋਖ ਲਹਿ ਜਾਵੈ ॥ਫਿਰਿ ਚੜੈ ਦਿਵਸੁ ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਗਾਵੈ ਬਹਦਿਆ ਉਠਦਿਆ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਵੈ ॥ ਜੋ ਸਾਸਿ ਗਿਰਾਸਿ ਧਿਆਏ ਮੇਰਾ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਸੋ ਗੁਰਸਿਖੁ ਗੁਰੂ ਮਨਿ ਭਾਵੈ ॥ਜਿਸ ਨੋ ਦਇਆਲੁ ਹੋਵੈ ਮੇਰਾ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਤਿਸੁ ਗੁਰਸਿਖ ਗੁਰੂ ਉਪਦੇਸੁ ਸੁਣਾਵੈ ॥ ਜਨੁ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਧੂੜਿ ਮੰਗੈ ਤਿਸੁ ਗੁਰਸਿਖ ਕੀ ਜੋ ਆਪਿ ਜਪੈ ਅਵਰਹ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪਾਵੈ ॥੨॥   Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/guru_granth_sahib_305 Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
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December 4, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep61 - “Creator administers complete justice...” (Sabad of the week)
If the bearded-powerful persecute the poor,the Transcendent has them burning in their own fire-rage.  1. Creator administers complete justice,Is fully capable of protecting Own’s votaries.  1.  Reflect. Glory-heat manifests since the beginning and throughout the ages.Slanderer dies in the high heat-turmoil being produced.  2. No one can protect those being destroyed.Their reputation is spoilt here and hereafter.  3. Own’s servants are bosom-embraced and protected.Nanak: Remain in sanctuary and contemplate on All-Pervasive’s Nam1. 1. Divine Identification Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Gauri  |  Guru Granth Sahib 199   ਗਉੜੀ ਮਹੱਲਾ ॥੫॥ ਗਰੀਬਾ ਊਪਰਿ ਜਿ ਖਿੰਜੈ ਦਾੜੀਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਸ ਅਗਨਿ ਮਹਿ ਸਾੜੀ ॥੧॥ ਪੂਰਾ ਨਿਆਉ ਕਰੇ ਕਰਤਾਰੁਅਪੁਨੇ ਦਾਸ ਕਉ ਰਾਖਨਹਾਰ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਆਦਿ ਜੁਗਾਦਿ ਪਰਗਟੀ ਪ੍ਰਤਾਪੁ ॥ਨਿੰਦਕ ਮੁਆ ਉਪਜਿ ਵਾਦ ਤਾਪ ॥੨॥ ਤਿਨਿ ਮਾਰਿਆ ਜਿ ਰਾਖੇ ਨ ਕੋਈ ॥ਅੱਗੇ ਪਾਛੇ ਮੰਦੀ ਸੋਈ ॥੩॥ ਅਪੁਨੇ ਦਾਸ ਰਾਖੇ ਕੰਠ ਲਾਇ ॥ਸਰਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਇ ॥੪॥   Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/guru_granth_sahib_199 Guest: Harinder Singh (@1force) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
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November 28, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep60 - “The knower of Supreme Cosmic understands...” (Sabad of the week)
Who understands and knows this method:Drops in the ocean, ocean in the drops.You observe the playful creation,You recognize its essence.  1. Few reflect on such Wisdom:Freedom and final state of existence is through the One.  1. Reflect. Night in the day, Sun in the night,Same method in summer and winter. Nobody knows movement-measurement of the One,Without Guru, there is no understanding.  2  The knower of Supreme Cosmic understands:Male is in female, female is in male. Sound is in contemplation, contemplation is in Knowing,Indescribable narrative comes through Guru-orientation.  3.  Mind is in Light, Light is in mind,Five senses unite as Gur-siblings. Nanak always adoresthose whose consciousness is linked to One Sabad1.  4.   1. Literally “The Word.” Popularly refers to the hymns in the Guru Granth Sahib. Guru Nanak Sahib in Rag Ramkali  |  Guru Granth Sahib 878   ਰਾਮਕਲੀ ਮਾਹਲਾ ॥੧॥ਸਾਗਰ ਮਹਿ ਬੂੰਦ ਬੂੰਦ ਮਹਿ ਸਾਗਰ ਕਵਣੁ ਬੂਹਜੇ ਬਿਧਿ ਜਾਣੇ ਉਤਭੁਜ ਚਲਤ ਆਪਿ ਕਰਿ ਚੀਨੇ ਆਪੇ ਤਤੁ ਪਛਾਣੇ ॥੧॥ਐਸਾ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਬੀਚਾਰੇ ਕੋਈ ॥ ਤੀਸ ਤੇ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਪਰਮ ਗਤੀ ਹੋਇ ॥ ਰਹਾਉ॥ ਦਿਨ ਮਹਿ ਰੈਣਿ ਰੈਣਿ ਮਹਿ ਦਿਨੀਅਰੁ ਉਸੁਨ ਸੀਤ ਬਿਧਿ ਸੋਈਤਾ ਕਿ ਗਤਿ ਮਿਤਿ ਅਵਰੁ ਨ ਜਾਣੇ ਗੁਰ ਬਿਨੁ ਸਮਝ ਨ ਹੋਈ ॥੨॥ ਪੁਰੱਖ ਮਹਿ ਨਾਰੀ ਨਾਰੀ ਮਹਿ ਪੁਰਖਾ ਬੂਝਹੁ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਗਿਆਨੀ ॥ਧੁਨਿ ਮਹਿ ਧਿਆਨੁ ਧਿਆਨ ਮਹਿ ਜਾਨਿਆ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਅਕਥ ਕਹਾਨੀ ॥੩॥ ਮਨ ਮਹਿ ਜੋਤਿ ਜੋਤਿ ਮਹਿ ਮਨੂਆ ਪੰਚ ਮਿਲੇ ਗੁਰ ਭਾਈ ॥ਨਾਨਕ ਤਿਨ ਕੈ ਸਾਡੀ ਬਲਿਹਾਰੀ ਜਿਨ ਇਕ ਸਬਦਿ ਲਿਵ ਲਾਈ ॥੪॥   Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/guru_granth_sahib_878 Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
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November 21, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep59 - “Some say Ram-Ram, some Khuda” (Sabad of the week)
Some say Ram-Ram1, some Khuda2.Some serve Gusai3, some Allah4.  1. O’ Cause-Effect, O’ Generous!O’ Gracious!  O’ Compassionate!  1. Reflect. Some bathe at pilgrimages, some go to Hajj.Some perform worship, some bow their heads.  2. Some read the Vedas, some the Abrahamic texts.Some wear the blue, some the white.  3. Some call themselves Muslims, some Hindus.Some yearn paradise, some heaven.  4. Nanak says: Those who recognize the Hukam5Understand the mystery of the Divine Sovereign.  5.   1. Hindu word for incarnation of Vishnu god.2. Islamic word for God, derived from Iranian terms for Lord, Ruler and Master.3. “Lord of Senses” in Sanskrit.4. The God in Arabic.5. Literally, Order or Divine Will. In Sikhi, to be in harmony with the Divine.   Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Ramkali  |  Guru Granth Sahib 885   ਰਾਮਕਲੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥ਕੋਈ ਬੋਲੈ ਰਾਮ ਰਾਮ ਕੋਈ ਖੁਦਾਇ ॥ਕੋਈ ਸੇਵੈ ਗੁਸਈਆ ਕੋਈ ਅਲਾਹਿ ॥੧॥ ਕਾਰਣ ਕਰਣ ਕਰੀਮ ॥ਕਿਰਪਾ ਧਾਰਿ ਰਹੀਮ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਕੋਈ ਨਾਵੈ ਤੀਰਥਿ ਕੋਈ ਹਜ ਜਾਇ ॥ਕੋਈ ਕਰੈ ਪੂਜਾ ਕੋਈ ਸਿਰੁ ਨਿਵਾਇ ॥੨॥ ਕੋਈ ਪੜੈ ਬੇਦ ਕੋਈ ਕਤੇਬ ॥ਕੋਈ ਓਢੈ ਨੀਲ ਕੋਈ ਸੁਪੇਦ ॥੩॥ ਕੋਈ ਕਹੈ ਤੁਰਕੁ ਕੋਈ ਕਹੈ ਹਿੰਦੂ ॥ਕੋਈ ਬਾਛੈ ਭਿਸਤੁ ਕੋਈ ਸੁਰਗਿੰਦੂ ॥੪॥ ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਜਿਨਿ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਪਛਾਤਾ ॥ਪ੍ਰਭ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਕਾ ਤਿਨਿ ਭੇਦੁ ਜਾਤਾ ॥੫॥੯॥   Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/guru_granth_sahib_885 Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
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November 13, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep58 - “First, Allah created Light. All beings are of Creation” (Sabad of the week)
First, Allah1 created Light. All beings are of Creation.The entire universe was created from One Light—Who’s good, who’s bad?  1. O! People, O! Brother,doubt not, forget not.Creator, Creation,Creator within Creation,totally permeating all spaces.  1. Reflect Creator created many forms from one clay.Flawless is the clay pot, flawless is the Potter.  2. Within all is the same Eternal One.All things occur because of the One.Call that person the Banda,2who recognizes Hukam3 and knows the One.  3. Allah is imperceptible, cannot be perceived,Guru granted sweet jaggery-perception.Kabir says: My doubt destroyed,seeing Immaculate everywhere.  4. Bhagat Kabir ji in Rag Prabhati  |  Guru Granth Sahib 1349 1. The God in Arabic.2. Divines’ Own being.3. Literally, Order or Divine Will.    Sikhi: To be in harmony with the Divine.   ਪ੍ਰਭਾਤੀ ॥ ਅਵਲਿ ਅਲਹ ਨੂਰੁ ਉਪਾਇਆ ਕੁਦਰਤਿ ਕੇ ਸਭ ਬੰਦੇ ॥ਏਕ ਨੂਰ ਤੇ ਸਭੁ ਜਗੁ ਉਪਜਿਆ ਕਉਨ ਭਲੇ ਕੋ ਮੰਦੇ ॥੧॥ਲੋਗਾ ਭਰਮਿ ਨ ਭੂਲਹੁ ਭਾਈ ॥ਖਾਲਿਕੁ ਖਲਕ ਖਲਕ ਮਹਿ ਖਾਲਿਕੁ ਪੂਰਿ ਰਹਿਓ ਸ੍ਰਬ ਠਾਂਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ਮਾਟੀ ਏਕ ਅਨੇਕ ਭਾਂਤਿ ਕਰਿ ਸਾਜੀ ਸਾਜਨਹਾਰੈ ॥ਨਾ ਕਛੁ ਪੋਚ ਮਾਟੀ ਕੇ ਭਾਂਡੇ ਨਾ ਕਛੁ ਪੋਚ ਕੁੰਭਾਰੈ ॥੨॥ਸਭ ਮਹਿ ਸਚਾ ਏਕੋ ਸੋਈ ਤਿਸ ਕਾ ਕੀਆ ਸਭੁ ਕਛੁ ਹੋਈ ॥ਹੁਕਮੁ ਪਛਾਨੈ ਸੁ ਏਕੋ ਜਾਨੈ ਬੰਦਾ ਕਹੀਐ ਸੋਈ ॥੩॥ਅਲਹੁ ਅਲਖੁ ਨ ਜਾਈ ਲਖਿਆ ਗੁਰਿ ਗੁੜੁ ਦੀਨਾ ਮੀਠਾ ॥ਕਹਿ ਕਬੀਰ ਮੇਰੀ ਸੰਕਾ ਨਾਸੀ ਸਰਬ ਨਿਰੰਜਨੁ ਡੀਠਾ ॥੪॥੩॥   Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/guru_granth_sahib_1349 Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
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November 6, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep57 - “Be-gam-pura’ – City’s name is ‘Sorrow-less-ville” (Sabad of the week)
‘Be-gam-pura’ – City’s name is ‘Sorrow-less-ville.’No pain or anxiety in that place.No grief, no taxes on commodities.No fear of error, no fear of loss.  1. Now I have discovered a great homeland.O! My brother there is always goodness there.  1. Reflect.  Sovereignty is always stable.No second or third, only oneness there.Always populated and famous.The contented wealthy dwell there.  2 As they please, so, so, they stroll;Mansion-knowers, no one blocks their access.Ravidas, the freed cobbler, says:One who resides in my town, is my friend. Bhagat Ravidas ji in Rag Gauri  |  Guru Granth Sahib 345   ਰਾਗੁ ਗਉੜੀ ਰਵਿਦਾਸ ਜੀ ਕੇ ਪਦੇਗਉੜੀ ਗੁਆਰੇਰੀੴ ਸਤਿਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਗੁਰਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥ ਬੇਗਮ ਪੁਰਾ ਸਹਰ ਕੋ ਨਾਉ ॥ਦੂਖੁ ਅੰਦੋਹੁ ਨਹੀ ਤਿਹਿ ਠਾਉ ॥ ਨਾਂ ਤਸਵੀਸ ਖਿਰਾਜੁ ਨ ਮਾਲੁ ॥ਖਉਫੁ ਨ ਖਤਾ ਨ ਤਰਸੁ ਜਵਾਲੁ ॥੧॥ ਅਬ ਮੋਹਿ ਖੂਬ ਵਤਨ ਗਹ ਪਾਈ ॥ਊਹਾਂ ਖੈਰਿ ਸਦਾ ਮੇਰੇ ਭਾਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਕਾਇਮੁ ਦਾਇਮੁ ਸਦਾ ਪਾਤਿਸਾਹੀ ॥ਦੋਮ ਨ ਸੇਮ ਏਕ ਸੋ ਆਹੀ ॥ ਆਬਾਦਾਨੁ ਸਦਾ ਮਸਹੂਰ ॥ਊਹਾਂ ਗਨੀ ਬਸਹਿ ਮਾਮੂਰ ॥੨॥ ਤਿਉ ਤਿਉ ਸੈਲ ਕਰਹਿ ਜਿਉ ਭਾਵੈ ॥ਮਹਰਮ ਮਹਲ ਨ ਕੋ ਅਟਕਾਵੈ ॥ ਕਹਿ ਰਵਿਦਾਸ ਖਲਾਸ ਚਮਾਰਾ ॥ਜੋ ਹਮ ਸਹਰੀ ਸੁ ਮੀਤੁ ਹਮਾਰਾ ॥੩॥੨॥   Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/guru_granth_sahib_345 Guest: Harinder Singh (@1force) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
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October 30, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep56 - “Love with my Beloved developed” (Sabad of the week)
Love with my Beloved developed.  Reflect. Master-Illusionist tightly secured it such:Breaking it, cannot be broken,Releasing it, cannot be released.  1. Day and night,You abide within mind,O! Divine, bestow Your Grace.  2. I surrender and surrenderTo the Dark-complexed BeautifulWhose story I heard is an indescribable narrative.  3. Says servant Nanak,Votary of Your votaries,O! Ruler, bestow Your Grace. 4. Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Bilaval  |  Guru Granth Sahib 827   ਬਿਲਾਵਲੁ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥ ਮੂ ਲਾਲਨ ਸਿਉ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ਬਨੀ ॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ਤੋਰੀ ਨ ਤੂਟੈ ਛੋਰੀ ਨ ਛੂਟੈ ਐਸੀ ਮਾਧੋ ਖਿੰਚ ਤਨੀ ॥੧॥ ਦਿਨਸੁ ਰੈਨਿ ਮਨ ਮਾਹਿ ਬਸਤੁ ਹੈ ਤੂ ਕਰਿ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਅਪਨੀ ॥੨॥ਬਲਿ ਬਲਿ ਜਾਉ ਸਿਆਮ ਸੁੰਦਰ ਕਉ ਅਕਥ ਕਥਾ ਜਾ ਕੀ ਬਾਤ ਸੁਨੀ ॥੩॥ ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਦਾਸਨਿ ਦਾਸੁ ਕਹੀਅਤ ਹੈ ਮੋਹਿ ਕਰਹੁ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾ ਠਾਕੁਰ ਅਪੁਨੀ ॥੪॥੨੮॥੧੧੪॥   Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord.   http://www.sikhri.org/guru_granth_sahib_827   Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
18:22
October 24, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep55 - “Fortunate are dyed in Red-Love-Color” (Sabad of the week)
Fortunate are dyed in Red-Love-Color,Never gets dirty or stained.  1. Discovered Divine Comfort-Giver, met in love and comfort,Remains within naturally, cannot be abandoned.  1. Reflect. Old age and death afflict not, the pain does not reoccur.Satiated drinking Immortal-Nectar, Guru bestows Immortality.   2. One who has tasted the invaluable All-Pervasive Nam1 knowsprice cannot be stated; what saying can the mouth voice?  3. O’ Transcendent! Your vision is fruitful, Your Teachings are treasure-virtues.Nanak adores Your votaries, and asks for their dust.  4. 1. Divine Identification Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Bilval  |  Guru Granth Sahib 808   ਬਿਲਾਵਲੁ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥ ਲਾਲ ਰੰਗੁ ਤਿਸ ਕਉ ਲਗਾ ਜਿਸ ਕੇ ਵਡਭਾਗਾ ॥ਮੈਲਾ ਕਦੇ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਨਹ ਲਾਗੈ ਦਾਗਾ ॥੧॥ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਪਾਇਆ ਸੁਖਦਾਈਆ ਮਿਲਿਆ ਸੁਖ ਭਾਇ ॥ਸਹਜਿ ਸਮਾਨਾ ਭੀਤਰੇ ਛੋਡਿਆ ਨਹ ਜਾਇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਜਰਾ ਮਰਾ ਨਹ ਵਿਆਪਈ ਫਿਰਿ ਦੂਖੁ ਨ ਪਾਇਆ ॥ਪੀ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਆਘਾਨਿਆ ਗੁਰਿ ਅਮਰੁ ਕਰਾਇਆ ॥੨॥ ਸੋ ਜਾਨੈ ਜਿਨਿ ਚਾਖਿਆ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਅਮੋਲਾ ॥ਕੀਮਤਿ ਕਹੀ ਨ ਜਾਈਐ ਕਿਆ ਕਹਿ ਮੁਖਿ ਬੋਲਾ ॥੩॥ ਸਫਲ ਦਰਸੁ ਤੇਰਾ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਗੁਣ ਨਿਧਿ ਤੇਰੀ ਬਾਣੀ ॥ਪਾਵਉ ਧੂਰਿ ਤੇਰੇ ਦਾਸ ਕੀ ਨਾਨਕ ਕੁਰਬਾਣੀ ॥੪॥੩॥੩੩॥   Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/guru_granth_sahib_808 Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
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October 16, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep54 - “I am nothing, I have nothing, nothing is mine” (Sabad of the week)
For king’s daughter, one became the disguiser.Though lustful and selfish, even his honor was preserved. 1.  O! World-Guru! What’s Your virtue, if my deed isn’t rescinded?What’s the use of going to tiger's sanctuary, if the jackal is going to eat you? 1. Reflect. For one drop of water, rain-bird suffers the pain.If breath leaves and ocean is obtained, it is of no use. 2  Being that’s tired, isn’t steady, how to give it solace?Drowned dead, found boat, tell me, who to board?  3. I am nothing, I have nothing, nothing is mine.At this moment, preserve Your servant Sadhna’s honor. 4 Bhagat Sadhna ji in Rag Bilaval  |  Guru Granth Sahib 858   ਬਾਣੀ ਸਧਨੇ ਕੀ ਰਾਗੁ ਬਿਲਾਵਲੁੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥ ਨ੍ਰਿਪ ਕੰਨਿਆ ਕੇ ਕਾਰਨੈ ਇਕੁ ਭਇਆ ਭੇਖਧਾਰੀ ॥ਕਾਮਾਰਥੀ ਸੁਆਰਥੀ ਵਾ ਕੀ ਪੈਜ ਸਵਾਰੀ ॥੧॥ ਤਵ ਗੁਨ ਕਹਾ ਜਗਤ ਗੁਰਾ ਜਉ ਕਰਮੁ ਨ ਨਾਸੈ ॥ਸਿੰਘ ਸਰਨ ਕਤ ਜਾਈਐ ਜਉ ਜੰਬੁਕੁ ਗ੍ਰਾਸੈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਏਕ ਬੂੰਦ ਜਲ ਕਾਰਨੇ ਚਾਤ੍ਰਿਕੁ ਦੁਖੁ ਪਾਵੈ ॥ਪ੍ਰਾਨ ਗਏ ਸਾਗਰੁ ਮਿਲੈ ਫੁਨਿ ਕਾਮਿ ਨ ਆਵੈ ॥੨॥ ਪ੍ਰਾਨ ਜੁ ਥਾਕੇ ਥਿਰੁ ਨਹੀ ਕੈਸੇ ਬਿਰਮਾਵਉ ॥ਬੂਡਿ ਮੂਏ ਨਉਕਾ ਮਿਲੈ ਕਹੁ ਕਾਹਿ ਚਢਾਵਉ ॥੩॥ ਮੈ ਨਾਹੀ ਕਛੁ ਹਉ ਨਹੀ ਕਿਛੁ ਆਹਿ ਨ ਮੋਰਾ ॥ਅਉਸਰ ਲਜਾ ਰਾਖਿ ਲੇਹੁ ਸਧਨਾ ਜਨੁ ਤੋਰਾ ॥੪॥੧॥   Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/guru_granth_sahib_858 Guest: Harinder Singh (@1force) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
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October 9, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep53 - “Body, mind and bosom cooled by remembering, remembering, my Owner Divine” (Sabad of the week)
Body, mind and bosom cooled by remembering, remembering, my Owner Divine. My being’s beauty, color, comfort, wealth and caste, is the Transcendent. 1.   Tongue intoxicated with Charmer-Divine’s nectar, Colored in Love-Color of my Charmer-Divine,the Lotus-Feet1 becomes the abundant treasure. Reflect.  To whom I belong, protected me, perfect is the Divine’s way.Nanak: Comfort-Giver united me, All-Pervasive protected the honor.  2.  Humility Guru Angad Sahib in Rag Dhanasari  |  Guru Granth Sahib 681   ਧਨਾਸਰੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥ ਸਿਮਰਿ ਸਿਮਰਿ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਅਪਨਾ ਸੀਤਲ ਤਨੁ ਮਨੁ ਛਾਤੀ ॥ਰੂਪ ਰੰਗ ਸੂਖ ਧਨੁ ਜੀਅ ਕਾ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਮੋਰੈ ਜਾਤੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਸਨਾ ਰਾਮ ਰਸਾਇਨਿ ਮਾਤੀ ॥ਰੰਗ ਰੰਗੀ ਰਾਮ ਅਪਨੇ ਕੈ ਚਰਨ ਕਮਲ ਨਿਧਿ ਥਾਤੀ ॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਜਿਸ ਕਾ ਸਾ ਤਿਨ ਹੀ ਰਖਿ ਲੀਆ ਪੂਰਨ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕੀ ਭਾਤੀ ॥ਮੇਲਿ ਲੀਓ ਆਪੇ ਸੁਖਦਾਤੈ ਨਾਨਕ ਹਰਿ ਰਾਖੀ ਪਾਤੀ ॥੨॥੧੨॥੪੩॥   Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/guru_granth_sahib_681 Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
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October 2, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep52 - “Rain! O’ Revered Cloud! Delay not even a bit” (Sabad of the week)
Rain! O’ Revered Cloud! Delay not even a bit.Rain! O’ Beloved! Mind-support!So the bliss occurs, mind remains excited forever.  1.  Reflect.  O’ My Owner-Divine! I rely on You,Why forget me from Your mind?Female like, maiden-slave-like,No beauty, without Husband-Divine.  1. When my Ruler-Divine heard plea,Came immediately, bestowed Grace. Nanak says: My wedding-union occurred,Honor, beauty, good conduct, gifted.  2.  Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Malar  |  Guru Granth Sahib 1267   ਮਲਾਰ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥ਬਰਸੁ ਮੇਘ ਜੀ ਤਿਲੁ ਬਿਲਮੁ ਨ ਲਾਉ ॥ਬਰਸੁ ਪਿਆਰੇ ਮਨਹਿ ਸਧਾਰੇ ਹੋਇ ਅਨਦੁ ਸਦਾ ਮਨਿ ਚਾਉ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਹਮ ਤੇਰੀ ਧਰ ਸੁਆਮੀਆ ਮੇਰੇ ਤੂ ਕਿਉ ਮਨਹੁ ਬਿਸਾਰੇ ॥ਇਸਤ੍ਰੀ ਰੂਪ ਚੇਰੀ ਕੀ ਨਿਆਈ ਸੋਭ ਨਹੀ ਬਿਨੁ ਭਰਤਾਰੇ ॥੧॥ ਬਿਨਉ ਸੁਨਿਓ ਜਬ ਠਾਕੁਰ ਮੇਰੈ ਬੇਗਿ ਆਇਓ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਧਾਰੇ ॥ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਮੇਰੋ ਬਨਿਓ ਸੁਹਾਗੋ ਪਤਿ ਸੋਭਾ ਭਲੇ ਅਚਾਰੇ ॥੨॥੩॥੭॥   Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/guru_granth_sahib_1267 Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
24:04
September 26, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep51 - “Forgetting Nam, engaging in other greeds, human life wasted” (Sabad of the week)
I have come to listen and read the Teachings.Forgetting Nam1, engaging in other greeds, human life wasted. Reflect. O! My unaware mind! Understand,become aware of the indescribable narrative told by Truth-Exemplars. Earn profit: Remember All-Pervasive in the heart,free yourself from coming-going. Effort, strength and wisdom are Yours,when You bestow, then I utter Nam. Nanak: Devotees are engaged in devotion,and they are liked by the Divine. 2.  Divine Identification.   Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Sarang  |  Guru Granth Sahib 1219   ਸਾਰਗ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥ ਆਇਓ ਸੁਨਨ ਪੜਨ ਕਉ ਬਾਣੀ ॥ਨਾਮੁ ਵਿਸਾਰਿ ਲਗਹਿ ਅਨ ਲਾਲਚਿ ਬਿਰਥਾ ਜਨਮੁ ਪਰਾਣੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਸਮਝੁ ਅਚੇਤ ਚੇਤਿ ਮਨ ਮੇਰੇ ਕਥੀ ਸੰਤਨ ਅਕਥ ਕਹਾਣੀ ॥ਲਾਭੁ ਲੈਹੁ ਹਰਿ ਰਿਦੈ ਅਰਾਧਹੁ ਛੁਟਕੈ ਆਵਣ ਜਾਣੀ ॥੧॥ ਉਦਮੁ ਸਕਤਿ ਸਿਆਣਪ ਤੁਮ੍ਹਰੀ ਦੇਹਿ ਤ ਨਾਮੁ ਵਖਾਣੀ ॥ਸੇਈ ਭਗਤ ਭਗਤਿ ਸੇ ਲਾਗੇ ਨਾਨਕ ਜੋ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਭਾਣੀ ॥੨॥੫੬॥੭੯॥   Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/guru_granth_sahib_1219 Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
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September 18, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep50 - “Since I invoked Charmer-Divine, nothing comes, nothing goes” (Sabad of the week)
Body itself is god, body itself is temple,Body itself is the wandering pilgrim.Body is where to offer incense, lamp and eatables,Body is where to worship with petals.  1.  Searched numerous realms,obtained nine treasures in the body.Since I invoked Charmer-Divine,nothing comes, nothing goes.  1.  Reflect. The One in the universe, is in the body,the one who searches, finds.Pipa offers: Supreme is the Essence,revealed by the Eternal-Guru.  2. Bhagat Pipa ji in Rag Dhanasari  |  Guru Granth Sahib 695   ਪੀਪਾ ॥ ਕਾਯਉ ਦੇਵਾ ਕਾਇਅਉ ਦੇਵਲ ਕਾਇਅਉ ਜੰਗਮ ਜਾਤੀ ॥ਕਾਇਅਉ ਧੂਪ ਦੀਪ ਨਈਬੇਦਾ ਕਾਇਅਉ ਪੂਜਉ ਪਾਤੀ ॥੧॥ ਕਾਇਆ ਬਹੁ ਖੰਡ ਖੋਜਤੇ ਨਵ ਨਿਧਿ ਪਾਈ ॥ਨਾ ਕਛੁ ਆਇਬੋ ਨਾ ਕਛੁ ਜਾਇਬੋ ਰਾਮ ਕੀ ਦੁਹਾਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ਜੋ ਬ੍ਰਹਮੰਡੇ ਸੋਈ ਪਿੰਡੇ ਜੋ ਖੋਜੈ ਸੋ ਪਾਵੈ ॥ਪੀਪਾ ਪ੍ਰਣਵੈ ਪਰਮ ਤਤੁ ਹੈ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਹੋਇ ਲਖਾਵੈ ॥੨॥੩॥   Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/guru_granth_sahib_695 Guest: Harinder Singh (@1force) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
25:19
September 11, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep49 - “Body limbs and breath feel comfort” (Sabad of the week)
Believing You, believing All-Pervasive, O! All-PervasiveEyes, tongue and ears listen,body limbs and breath feel comfort.  1.  Reflect. Here and there, in ten directions,in mountains and in straw, pervading equally.  1. Seeing All-Pervasive everywhere, the Owner of beings, the Chief.Nanak: In Sage’s company, recounting Supreme Cosmic wisdom, doubts and fears eliminated.  2 Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Kalian  |  Guru Granth Sahib 1322   ਕਲਿਆਨ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ਘਰੁ ੨ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥ ਤੇਰੈ ਮਾਨਿ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਮਾਨਿ ॥ਨੈਨ ਬੈਨ ਸ੍ਰਵਨ ਸੁਨੀਐ ਅੰਗ ਅੰਗੇ ਸੁਖ ਪ੍ਰਾਨਿ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਇਤ ਉਤ ਦਹ ਦਿਸਿ ਰਵਿਓ ਮੇਰ ਤਿਨਹਿ ਸਮਾਨਿ ॥੧॥ਜਤ ਕਤਾ ਤਤ ਪੇਖੀਐ ਹਰਿ ਪੁਰਖ ਪਤਿ ਪਰਧਾਨ ॥ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਿ ਭ੍ਰਮ ਭੈ ਮਿਟੇ ਕਥੇ ਨਾਨਕ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਗਿਆਨ ॥੨॥੧॥੪॥   Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/guru_granth_sahib_1322 Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
17:22
September 5, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep48 - “My mind is pierced by the arrow of All-Pervasive’s love” (Sabad of the week)
My mind burns deeply for All-Pervasive’s experience,as the thirsty without water.  1.     My mind is pierced by the arrow of All-Pervasive’s love.My All-Pervasive Divine knows my pain, my mind’s internal pain.  Reflect. Whoever tells my All-Pervasive Beloved’s narrativeis my Bhai1, my brother.  2. Girl-friends, unite, unite,imbibe the resolute wisdom of the Eternal Guru,Recount the virtues of my Divine.  3. O! All-Pervasive, fulfill servant Nanak’s wish,Seeing All-Pervasive, body quietens.  4.  Honorific title in Sikh tradition for the eminent narrators of the Guru. Guru Ramdas Sahib in Rag Gond  |  Guru Granth Sahib 861   ਗੋਂਡ ਮਹਲਾ ੪ ॥ਹਰਿ ਦਰਸਨ ਕਉ ਮੇਰਾ ਮਨੁ ਬਹੁ ਤਪਤੈ ਜਿਉ ਤ੍ਰਿਖਾਵੰਤੁ ਬਿਨੁ ਨੀਰ ॥੧॥ਮੇਰੈ ਮਨਿ ਪ੍ਰੇਮੁ ਲਗੋ ਹਰਿ ਤੀਰ ॥ਹਮਰੀ ਬੇਦਨ ਹਰਿ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਜਾਨੈ ਮੇਰੇ ਮਨ ਅੰਤਰ ਕੀ ਪੀਰ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ਮੇਰੇ ਹਰਿ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਮ ਕੀ ਕੋਈ ਬਾਤ ਸੁਨਾਵੈ ਸੋ ਭਾਈ ਸੋ ਮੇਰਾ ਬੀਰ ॥੨॥ਮਿਲੁ ਮਿਲੁ ਸਖੀ ਗੁਣ ਕਹੁ ਮੇਰੇ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕੇ ਲੇ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਕੀ ਮਤਿ ਧੀਰ ॥੩॥ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਕੀ ਹਰਿ ਆਸ ਪੁਜਾਵਹੁ ਹਰਿ ਦਰਸਨਿ ਸਾਂਤਿ ਸਰੀਰ ॥੪॥੬॥ Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/guru_granth_sahib_861 Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
17:49
August 28, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep47 - “Remember All-Pervasive, All-Pervasive Nam with the Sage-Guru” (Sabad of the week)
Remember All-Pervasive, All-Pervasive Nam with the Sage-Guru,Naturally the bliss remains day and night, my seed sprouts.  Reflect.  Fortunately met the Perfect-Guru whose limits cannot be measured,grabbed servant’s hand and pulled it out of the poisonous world-ocean.  1.  Guru’s teachings ended birth and death. The door of suffering no more!Nanak bows again and again, enters Divine sanctuary.  2. Guru Arjan Sahib in Todi Rag  |  Guru Granth Sahib 717   ਟੋਡੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥ਸਾਧਸੰਗਿ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਚਿਤਾਰਾ ॥ਸਹਜਿ ਅਨੰਦੁ ਹੋਵੈ ਦਿਨੁ ਰਾਤੀ ਅੰਕੁਰੁ ਭਲੋ ਹਮਾਰਾ ॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ਗੁਰੁ ਪੂਰਾ ਭੇਟਿਓ ਬਡਭਾਗੀ ਜਾ ਕੋ ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਪਾਰਾਵਾਰਾ ॥ਕਰੁ ਗਹਿ ਕਾਢਿ ਲੀਓ ਜਨੁ ਅਪੁਨਾ ਬਿਖੁ ਸਾਗਰ ਸੰਸਾਰਾ ॥੧॥ਜਨਮ ਮਰਨ ਕਾਟੇ ਗੁਰ ਬਚਨੀ ਬਹੁੜਿ ਨ ਸੰਕਟ ਦੁਆਰਾ ॥ਨਾਨਕ ਸਰਨਿ ਗਹੀ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਕੀ ਪੁਨਹ ਪੁਨਹ ਨਮਸਕਾਰਾ ॥੨॥੯॥੨੮॥   Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/guru_granth_sahib_717   Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur)   Host: Manpreet Jassal (@mjassal)
17:02
August 22, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep46 - “Excited mind consciously longs, eyes are fixed on You” (Sabad of the week)
Love of the Beloved is lovely.Excited mind consciously longs, eyes are fixed on You.  Reflect. How blessed are those days, hours, minutes, auspicious moments and instants?Suddenly shutters open, thirst quenches, I live seeing You.  1. Which effort, which remedy, which service to think of?Nanak: Abandon pride, ego and attachment, Truth-Exemplars’ company liberates. 2.  Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Kedara  |  Guru Granth Sahib 1120   ਕੇਦਾਰਾ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥ ਪ੍ਰਿਅ ਕੀ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ਪਿਆਰੀ ॥ਮਗਨ ਮਨੈ ਮਹਿ ਚਿਤਵਉ ਆਸਾ ਨੈਨਹੁ ਤਾਰ ਤੁਹਾਰੀ ॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਓਇ ਦਿਨ ਪਹਰ ਮੂਰਤ ਪਲ ਕੈਸੇ ਓਇ ਪਲ ਘਰੀ ਕਿਹਾਰੀ ॥ਖੂਲੇ ਕਪਟ ਧਪਟ ਬੁਝਿ ਤ੍ਰਿਸਨਾ ਜੀਵਉ ਪੇਖਿ ਦਰਸਾਰੀ ॥੧॥ ਕਉਨੁ ਸੁ ਜਤਨੁ ਉਪਾਉ ਕਿਨੇਹਾ ਸੇਵਾ ਕਉਨ ਬੀਚਾਰੀ ॥ਮਾਨੁ ਅਭਿਮਾਨੁ ਮੋਹੁ ਤਜਿ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੰਤਹ ਸੰਗਿ ਉਧਾਰੀ ॥੨॥੩॥੫॥   Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/guru_granth_sahib_1120   Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
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August 15, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep45 - “Those who forget Nam become a burden on the earth” (Sabad of the week)
Those who love from the heart are genuine.Those who think one notion, but vocalize another are unripe.  1. Those drenched with Love remain colored with Khuda’s1 vision.Those who forget Nam2 become a burden on the earth.  1. Reflect  Those whom You attach to Your hem are the dervishes3 at Your door.Their birth-mothers are blessed. Their advent is congratulatory.  2.  O! Caretaker, You are limitless, fathomless and endless.I kiss the feet of those who have realized the Eternal.  3.  O! Khuda, I seek Your sanctuary. Your nature is to free.Grant Sheikh Farid the gift of Your devotion.  4.   Islamic word for God, derived from Iranian terms for Lord, Ruler and Master. Divine Identification Dervish is a Persian word for the one who is hanging outside the door. Sheikh Farid in Asa Rag  |  Guru Granth Sahib 488   ਆਸਾ ਸੇਖ ਫਰੀਦ ਜੀਉ ਕੀ ਬਾਣੀੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥ ਦਿਲਹੁ ਮੁਹਬਤਿ ਜਿੰਨ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਸੇਈ ਸਚਿਆ ॥ਜਿਨ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਮਨਿ ਹੋਰੁ ਮੁਖਿ ਹੋਰੁ ਸਿ ਕਾਂਢੇ ਕਚਿਆ ॥੧॥ਰਤੇ ਇਸਕ ਖੁਦਾਇ ਰੰਗਿ ਦੀਦਾਰ ਕੇ ॥ਵਿਸਰਿਆ ਜਿਨ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਨਾਮੁ ਤੇ ਭੁਇ ਭਾਰੁ ਥੀਏ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਆਪਿ ਲੀਏ ਲੜਿ ਲਾਇ ਦਰਿ ਦਰਵੇਸ ਸੇ ॥ਤਿਨ ਧੰਨੁ ਜਣੇਦੀ ਮਾਉ ਆਏ ਸਫਲੁ ਸੇ ॥੨॥ ਪਰਵਦਗਾਰ ਅਪਾਰ ਅਗਮ ਬੇਅੰਤ ਤੂ ॥ਜਿਨਾ ਪਛਾਤਾ ਸਚੁ ਚੁੰਮਾ ਪੈਰ ਮੂੰ ॥੩॥ ਤੇਰੀ ਪਨਹ ਖੁਦਾਇ ਤੂ ਬਖਸੰਦਗੀ ॥ਸੇਖ ਫਰੀਦੈ ਖੈਰੁ ਦੀਜੈ ਬੰਦਗੀ ॥੪॥੧॥  Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord.  http://www.sikhri.org/guru_granth_sahib_488 Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
19:56
August 11, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep44 - “Becomes Guru-oriented, washes and removes ego” (Sabad of the week)
Spring arrives, flora blooms.Consciousness connects with All-Pervasive, this fauna blooms.  1. In this way, this mind becomes green:Uttering All-Pervasive, All-Pervasive’s Nam1 day and night,Becomes Guru-oriented, washes and removes ego.  1. Reflect. Listens to Eternal-Guru’s Teaching and Sabad,2Loves Eternal-Guru, this world becomes green.  2. Fruits and flowers grow, when You make them grow.Eternal-Guru discovered, then connected with the Origin. 3. You are the Spring, the whole world is the garden.Nanak: Unique devotion is the complete fortune.  4. Divine Identification Literally “The Word.” Popularly refers to the hymns in the Guru Granth Sahib Guru Amardas Sahib in Rag Basant  |  Guru Granth Sahib 1176   ਬਸੰਤੁ ਮਹਲਾ ੩ ॥ਬਸੰਤੁ ਚੜਿਆ ਫੂਲੀ ਬਨਰਾਇ ॥ਏਹਿ ਜੀਅ ਜੰਤ ਫੂਲਹਿ ਹਰਿ ਚਿਤੁ ਲਾਇ॥੧॥ਇਨ ਬਿਧਿ ਇਹੁ ਮਨੁ ਹਰਿਆ ਹੋਇ ॥ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪੈ ਦਿਨੁ ਰਾਤੀ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਹਉਮੈ ਕਢੈ ਧੋਇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ॥ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਬਾਣੀ ਸਬਦੁ ਸੁਣਾਏ ॥ਇਹੁ ਜਗੁ ਹਰਿਆ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਭਾਏ ॥੨॥ਫਲ ਫੂਲ ਲਾਗੇ ਜਾਂ ਆਪੇ ਲਾਏ ॥ਮੂਲਿ ਲਗੈ ਤਾਂ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਪਾਏ ॥੩॥ਆਪਿ ਬਸੰਤੁ ਜਗਤੁ ਸਭੁ ਵਾੜੀ ॥ਨਾਨਕ ਪੂਰੈ ਭਾਗਿ ਭਗਤਿ ਨਿਰਾਲੀ ॥੪॥੫॥੧੭॥ Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/guru_granth_sahib_1176 Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
19:00
July 31, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep43 - "I remember my own Divine Owner" (Sabad of the week)
I surrender to my own Guru,I sing for eight pahars1 the praise,of the All-Pervasive, the All-Pervasive.  1. I remember my own Divine Owner,the Knower of all hearts. 1.  Reflect. As love develops for the Lotus-Feet,conduct becomes eternal,complete and immaculate.  2. By Truth-Exemplar’s Grace,the One comes to reside in the mind,the evil of many life-times leaves .  3. O! Compassionate Divine,bestow Grace on the meek.Nanak asks for Truth-Exemplar’s dust-blessing.  4. 1.   Unit of time equaling 3 hours. 8 pahars make 24 hours. Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Jaitsari  | Guru Granth Sahib 740   ਸੂਹੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥ਗੁਰ ਅਪੁਨੇ ਊਪਰਿ ਬਲਿ ਜਾਈਐ ॥ਆਠ ਪਹਰ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਜਸੁ ਗਾਈਐ ॥੧॥ਸਿਮਰਉ ਸੋ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਅਪਨਾ ਸੁਆਮੀ ॥ਸਗਲ ਘਟਾ ਕਾ ਅੰਤਰਜਾਮੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ਚਰਣ ਕਮਲ ਸਿਉ ਲਾਗੀ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ॥ਸਾਚੀ ਪੂਰਨ ਨਿਰਮਲ ਰੀਤਿ ॥੨॥ਸੰਤ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ਵਸੈ ਮਨ ਮਾਹੀ ॥ਜਨਮ ਜਨਮ ਕੇ ਕਿਲਵਿਖ ਜਾਹੀ ॥੩॥ਕਰਿ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਦੀਨ ਦਇਆਲਾ ॥ਨਾਨਕੁ ਮਾਗੈ ਸੰਤ ਰਵਾਲਾ ॥੪॥੧੭॥੨੩॥   Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord.   http://www.sikhri.org/guru_granth_sahib_740   Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur)   Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
23:43
July 27, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep42 - "That Protector protected. All ailments eradicated" (Sabad of the week)
In Transcendent’s sanctuary, hot winds don’t touch.O! Brother! Charmer’s periphery is on my four sides,The pain does not touch. 1  Met the Perfect Eternal-Guru who made this possible:Gave medicine of Charmer-Divine’s Nam1to sustain the link to “The One.”  Reflect. That Protector protected. All ailments eradicated.Nanak says: Grace felt. Divine support felt.  2. Divine Identification Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Bilaval  |  Guru Granth Sahib 819   ਬਿਲਾਵਲੁ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥ਤਾਤੀ ਵਾਉ ਨ ਲਗਈ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਸਰਣਾਈ ॥ਚਉਗਿਰਦ ਹਮਾਰੈ ਰਾਮ ਕਾਰ ਦੁਖੁ ਲਗੈ ਨ ਭਾਈ ॥੧॥ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਪੂਰਾ ਭੇਟਿਆ ਜਿਨਿ ਬਣਤ ਬਣਾਈ॥ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮੁ ਅਉਖਧੁ ਦੀਆ ਏਕਾ ਲਿਵ ਲਾਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ਰਾਖਿ ਲੀਏ ਤਿਨਿ ਰਖਨਹਾਰਿ ਸਭ ਬਿਆਧਿ ਮਿਟਾਈ॥ ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਭਈ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਭਏ ਸਹਾਈ ॥੨॥੧੫॥੭੯॥   Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/that_protector_protected_all_ailments_eradicated Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
17:24
July 17, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep41 - "O! Ignorant. Wake up! Why are you asleep?" (Sabad of the week)
Whichever day comes, that day goes.Stay is impermanent, departure is imminent.Companions are departing. I too will be departing.Long journey ahead. Death hovering overhead.  1. O! Ignorant. Wake up! Why are you asleep?You deem the life in this world to be eternal. 1. Reflect.  The One who gives life, also nourishes.Inside all beings, dispensing consumables. Embrace devotion, leave “I” and “mine.”At dawn, remember Nam1 within the heart.  2. Life is passing, Path is not beautified.Dusk descends. Everywhere darkness spreads.Ravidas says, O! Ignorant, crazy being,No Remembrance? The world is a perishable house.  3. Divine Identification Bhagat Ravidas in Suhi Rag  |  Guru Granth Sahib 793 ਸੂਹੀ ॥ ਜੋ ਦਿਨ ਆਵਹਿ ਸੋ ਦਿਨ ਜਾਹੀ ॥ਕਰਨਾ ਕੂਚੁ ਰਹਨੁ ਥਿਰੁ ਨਾਹੀ ॥ਸੰਗੁ ਚਲਤ ਹੈ ਹਮ ਭੀ ਚਲਨਾ ॥ਦੂਰਿ ਗਵਨੁ ਸਿਰ ਊਪਰਿ ਮਰਨਾ ॥੧॥ਕਿਆ ਤੂ ਸੋਇਆ ਜਾਗੁ ਇਆਨਾ ॥ਤੈ ਜੀਵਨੁ ਜਗਿ ਸਚੁ ਕਰਿ ਜਾਨਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਜਿਨਿ ਜੀਉ ਦੀਆ ਸੁ ਰਿਜਕੁ ਅੰਬਰਾਵੈ ॥ਸਭ ਘਟ ਭੀਤਰਿ ਹਾਟੁ ਚਲਾਵੈ ॥ਕਰਿ ਬੰਦਿਗੀ ਛਾਡਿ ਮੈ ਮੇਰਾ ॥ਹਿਰਦੈ ਨਾਮੁ ਸਮ੍ਹ੍ਹਾਰਿ ਸਵੇਰਾ ॥੨॥ਜਨਮੁ ਸਿਰਾਨੋ ਪੰਥੁ ਨ ਸਵਾਰਾ ॥ਸਾਂਝ ਪਰੀ ਦਹ ਦਿਸ ਅੰਧਿਆਰਾ ॥ਕਹਿ ਰਵਿਦਾਸ ਨਿਦਾਨਿ ਦਿਵਾਨੇ ॥ਚੇਤਸਿ ਨਾਹੀ ਦੁਨੀਆ ਫਨ ਖਾਨੇ ॥੩॥੨॥ Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/o_ignorant_wake_up_why_are_you_asleep Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
16:55
July 10, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep40 - What is Barah Maha and Why your Kids will Love it?
Barah Maha is Sikh Research Institute’s (SikhRI) first children’s online course. Barah Maha is a folk poetry style that expresses the emotions and yearnings of the human heart in terms of the changing seasons of Nature with each particular month over the twelve months of the year. Barah Maha provides an opportunity for children to connect with Gurbani. The course exposes children to various Gurbani themes, new vocabulary and Sikh attitude towards nature, life and its real goals. It also encourages children to reflect on and think about their own life and priorities. We hope you and your children will benefit from Barah Maha and develop a deeper desire for the knowledge of Gurbani. Register for the course today. The course is free for all.  Course info: http://www.sikhri.org/barah_maha_sikhia Enroll now: http://courses.sikhia.org/courses/Barah-Maha   Guest: Jasmine Kaur Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
20:05
July 8, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep39 - "Surrender mind and body, forsake societal norms" (Sabad of the week)
Bride-lover is praise-worthy, recognizes the Divine,Follows Hukam, renounces ego,Dyed in Beloved, delight follows.  1. Listen girl-friend! The sign to meet the Divine:Surrender mind and body, forsake societal norms. 1. Reflect.  Girl-friend counsels girl-friend,Earn what pleases the Divine,Such bride-lover remains cradled.  2. Caught in ego, one doesn’t enter the Mansion,Then regrets, when night passes,Unfortunate, self-oriented, suffers pain.  3. I would plea, if I thought Divine was far,Indestructible Divine permeates everywhere,Servant Nanak see’s the Presence and sings.  4.    Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Suhi   |  Guru Granth Sahib 737   ਸੂਹੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥ਧਨੁ ਸੋਹਾਗਨਿ ਜੋ ਪ੍ਰਭੂ ਪਛਾਨੈ ॥ਮਾਨੈ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਤਜੈ ਅਭਿਮਾਨੈ ॥ਪ੍ਰਿਅ ਸਿਉ ਰਾਤੀ ਰਲੀਆ ਮਾਨੈ ॥੧॥ਸੁਨਿ ਸਖੀਏ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਮਿਲਣ ਨੀਸਾਨੀ ॥ਮਨੁ ਤਨੁ ਅਰਪਿ ਤਜਿ ਲਾਜ ਲੋਕਾਨੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ਸਖੀ ਸਹੇਲੀ ਕਉ ਸਮਝਾਵੈ ॥ਸੋਈ ਕਮਾਵੈ ਜੋ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਭਾਵੈ ॥ਸਾ ਸੋਹਾਗਣਿ ਅੰਕਿ ਸਮਾਵੈ ॥੨॥ਗਰਬਿ ਗਹੇਲੀ ਮਹਲੁ ਨ ਪਾਵੈ ॥ਫਿਰਿ ਪਛੁਤਾਵੈ ਜਬ ਰੈਣਿ ਬਿਹਾਵੈ ॥ਕਰਮਹੀਣਿ ਮਨਮੁਖਿ ਦੁਖੁ ਪਾਵੈ ॥੩॥ਬਿਨਉ ਕਰੀ ਜੇ ਜਾਣਾ ਦੂਰਿ ॥ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਅਬਿਨਾਸੀ ਰਹਿਆ ਭਰਪੂਰਿ ॥ਜਨੁ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਗਾਵੈ ਦੇਖਿ ਹਦੂਰਿ ॥੪॥੩॥   Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/surrender_mind_and_body_forsake_societal_norms Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
22:59
July 3, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep38 - "Brimful Immortal nectar is within the home" (Sabad of the week)
Brimful Immortal nectar is within the home. Self-oriented cannot taste it.As musk deer knows not its fragrance, wanders astray in doubt. Forsakes Immortal nectar, gathers poison, Creator You puzzle.Rare Guru-oriented gain insight, see Supreme Cosmic within. Body and Mind become Cool, tongue tastes All-Pervasive.Only Sabad1 births Nam2, only Sabad bonds union. Without Sabad entire world is mad, life is lost in vain.Nanak: Only One-Sabad is the Immortal nectar, Guru-oriented receive it.  2. 1. Literally “The Word.” Popularly refers to the hymns in the Guru Granth Sahib.2. Divine Identification Guru Amardas Sahib in Rag Sorath  |  Guru Granth Sahib 644   ਮ: ੩ ॥ ਘਰ ਹੀ ਮਹਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਭਰਪੂਰ ਹੈ ਮਨਮੁਖਾ ਸਾਦੁ ਨ ਪਾਇਆ ॥ਜੀਉ ਕਸਤੂਰੀ ਮਿਰਗੁ ਨ ਜਾਣੈ ਭ੍ਰਮਦਾ ਭਰਮਿ ਭੁਲਾਇਆ ॥ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਤਜਿ ਬਿਖੁ ਸੰਗ੍ਰਹੈ ਕਰਤੈ ਆਪਿ ਖੁਆਇਆ ॥ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਵਿਰਲੇ ਸੋਝੀ ਪਈ ਤਿਨਾ ਅੰਤਰ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਦਿਖਾਇਆ ॥ਤਨੁ ਮਨੂ ਸੀਤਲੁ ਹੋਇਆ ਰਸਨਾ ਹਰਿ ਸਾਦੁ ਆਇਆ ॥ਸਬਦੇ ਹੀ ਨਾਉ ਉਪਜੈ ਸਬਦੇ ਮੇਲਿ ਮਿਲਾਇਆ ॥ਬਿਨੁ ਸਬਦੈ ਸਭੁ ਜਗੁ ਬਉਰਾਨਾ ਬਿਰਥਾ ਜਨਮ ਗਵਾਇਆ ॥ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਏਕੋ ਸਬਦੁ ਹੈ ਨਾਨਕ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਪਾਇਆ ॥੨॥   Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord.  http://www.sikhri.org/brimful_immortal_nectar_is_within_the_home Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
23:05
June 28, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep37 - "Colorful Enticer is my life’s honor” (Sabad of the week)
Day and night remember Beloved. Delay not even for a moment.Truth-Exemplar’s service develops reverence; forsakes pride and stubbornness.  1. Colorful Enticer is my life’s honor,Dwells within the heart, seeing the play, mind is enticed.  1.  Reflect. By remembering Whom mind experiences bliss, removes mind’s rust.Nanak: Splendor of meeting cannot be described…it is beyond expression.  2. Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Gujari |  Guru Granth Sahib 498 ਗੂਜਰੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥ਦਿਨੁ ਰਾਤੀ ਆਰਾਧਹੁ ਪਿਆਰੋ ਨਿਮਖ ਨ ਕੀਜੈ ਢੀਲਾ ॥ਸੰਤ ਸੇਵਾ ਕਰਿ ਭਾਵਨੀ ਲਾਈਐ ਤਿਆਗਿ ਮਾਨੁ ਹਾਠੀਲਾ ॥੧॥ਮੋਹਨੁ ਪ੍ਰਾਨ ਮਾਨ ਰਾਗੀਲਾ ॥ਬਾਸਿ ਰਹਿਓ ਹੀਅਰੇ ਕੈ ਸੰਗੇ ਪੇਖਿ ਮੋਹਿਓ ਮਨੁ ਲੀਲਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ਜਿਸੁ ਸਿਮਰਤ ਮਨਿ ਹੋਤ ਅਨੰਦਾ ਉਤਰੈ ਮਨਹੁ ਜੰਗੀਲਾ ॥ਮਿਲਬੇ ਕੀ ਮਹਿਮਾ ਬਰਨਿ ਨ ਸਾਕਉ ਨਾਨਕ ਪਰੈ ਪਰੀਲਾ ॥੨॥੪॥੧੩॥   Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/colorful_enticer_is_my_life_honor Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
19:35
June 19, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep36 - "I cannot live without All-Pervasive for even a moment or an instant" (Sabad of the week)
I glorify All-Pervasive’s Nam1 every day.I was imparted All-Pervasive’s Nam by the Eternal Guru,I cannot live without All-Pervasive for even a moment or an instant.  1. Reflect. I listen and remember All-Pervasive’s glory.I cannot live without All-Pervasive for even a moment. As the swan cannot live without the pond,Similarly All-Pervasive’s servant cannot live without All-Pervasive’s service.  1. Some develop love in their hearts for other loves, Some develop love for attachment and pride.All-Pervasive’s servants develop love for All-Pervasive’s Freedom-state.O! Nanak, they remember the Divine: All-Pervasive! All-Pervasive! 2.   Divine Identification Guru Ramdas Sahib in Rag Asavari | Guru Granth Sahib 369   ਰਾਗੁ ਆਸਾਵਰੀ ਘਰੁ ੧੬ ਕੇ ੨ ਮਹੱਲਾ ੪ ਸੁਧੰਗ੧ਓਂ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ||ਹਉ ਅਨਦਿਨੁ ਹਰ ਨਾਮ ਕੀਰਤਨ ਕਰਉ||ਸਤਿਗੁਰਿ ਮੋ ਕਉ ਹਰ ਨਾਮ ਬਤਾਇਆ ਹਉ ਹਰਿ ਬਿਨੁ ਖਿਨੁ ਪਲੁ ਹਰਿ ਨ ਸਕਉ ||੧|| ਰਹਾਉ ||ਹਮਰੈ ਸ੍ਰਵਣੁ ਸਿਮਰਨੁ ਹਰ ਕੀਰਤਨੁ ਹਉ ਹਰਿ ਬਿਨੁ ਹਰਿ ਨ ਸਕਉ ਹਉ ਇਕ ਖਿਨੁ ||ਜੈਸੇ ਹੰਸੁ ਸਰਵਰ ਬਿਨ ਹਰ ਨ ਸਕੇ ਤੈਸੇ ਹਰਿ ਜਾਣੂ ਕਿਉ ਰਹੇ ਹਰਿ ਸੇਵਾ ਬਿਨੁ ||੧||ਕਿਨਹੂੰ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ਲਾਈ ਦੂਜਾ ਭਾਉ ਰਿਦ ਧਾਰ ਕਿਨਹੂੰ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ਲਾਈ ਮੋਹ ਅਪਮਾਨ ||ਹਰਿ ਜਾਨ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ਲਾਈ ਹਰਿ ਨਿਰਬਾਣ ਪੱਦ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਿਮਰਤ ਹਰ ਹਰ ਭਗਵਾਨ ||੨||੧੪||੬੬|| Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/i_cannot_live_without_all_pervasive_for_even_a_moment_or_an_instant Guest: Harinder Singh (@1force) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
24:07
June 12, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep35 - "Who are mother, father, children and wife? Who is whose sibling" (Sabad of the week)
No one is your support except the All-Pervasive. Who are mother, father, children and wife? Who is whose sibling?  1. Reflect. Wealth, land and all possessions which you consider your own. When body leaves nothing goes with it. Why be attached to them?  1. Compassionate to meek, forever the destroyer, you haven’t developed inclination towards that One. Says Nanak: Entire world is transitory like a night-dream.  2 Guru Teghbahadur Sahib in Rag Sarang  |  Guru Granth Sahib 1231   ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥ਰਾਗੁ ਸਾਰੰਗ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥ਹਰਿ ਬਿਨੁ ਤੇਰੋ ਕੋ ਨ ਸਹਾਈ ॥ਕਾਂ ਕੀ ਮਾਤ ਪਿਤਾ ਸੁਤ ਬਨਿਤਾ ਕੋ ਕਾਹੂ ਕੋ ਭਾਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ਧਨੁ ਧਰਨੀ ਅਰੁ ਸੰਪਤਿ ਸਗਰੀ ਜੋ ਮਾਨਿਓ ਅਪਨਾਈ ॥ਤਨ ਛੂਟੈ ਕਛੁ ਸੰਗਿ ਨ ਚਾਲੈ ਕਹਾ ਤਾਹਿ ਲਪਟਾਈ ॥੧॥ਦੀਨ ਦਇਆਲ ਸਦਾ ਦੁਖ ਭੰਜਨ ਤਾ ਸਿਉ ਰੁਚਿ ਨ ਬਢਾਈ ॥ਨਾਨਕ ਕਹਤ ਜਗਤ ਸਭ ਮਿਥਿਆ ਜਿਉ ਸੁਪਨਾ ਰੈਨਾਈ ॥੨॥   Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
19:16
June 4, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep34 - "Grace me with the understanding to sing Your virtues such that I remain with You, O! Eternal Contentment" (Sabad of the week)
You are the Emperor.If I address You as a leader,how is that expressing Your greatness?As You allow, so I speak O! Divine,I the ignorant don’t know how to express.  1. Grace me with the understanding to sing Your virtuessuch that I remain with You, O! Eternal Contentment. 1. Reflect. Whatever occurs, all is from You.All is Your Greatness.Your limit is unknown, my Sovereign,I am blind—what intellect?  2. What can I express?Expressing and expressing I see,I cannot express the Inexpressible?Whatever pleases You, I say,it is a hint of Your greatness.  3. There are several dogs-vices, I am the outcaste,I bark-glorify to save this body.If Nanak is without devotion even then,Divine greatness-protection doesn’t diminish.  4. Guru Nanak Sahib in Rag Bilaval | Guru Granth Sahib 795   ਰਾਗੁ ਬਿਲਾਵਲੁ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ਚਉਪਦੇ ਘਰੁ ੧ ॥ਤੂ ਸੁਲਤਾਨੁ ਕਹਾ ਹਉ ਮੀਆ ਤੇਰੀ ਕਵਨ ਵਡਾਈ ॥ਜੋ ਤੂ ਦੇਹਿ ਸੁ ਕਹਾ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਮੈ ਮੂਰਖ ਕਹਣੁ ਨ ਜਾਈ ॥੧॥ਤੇਰੇ ਗੁਣ ਗਾਵਾ ਦੇਹਿ ਬੁਝਾਈ ॥ਜੈਸੇ ਸਚ ਮਹਿ ਰਹਉ ਰਜਾਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ਜੋ ਕਿਛੁ ਹੋਆ ਸਭੁ ਕਿਛੁ ਤੁਝ ਤੇ ਤੇਰੀ ਸਭ ਅਸਨਾਈ ॥ਤੇਰਾ ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਜਾਣਾ ਮੇਰੇ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਮੈ ਅੰਧੁਲੇ ਕਿਆ ਚਤੁਰਾਈ ॥੨॥ ਕਿਆ ਹਉ ਕਥੀ ਕਥੇ ਕਥਿ ਦੇਖਾ ਮੈ ਅਕਥੁ ਨ ਕਥਨਾ ਜਾਈ ॥ਜੋ ਤੁਧੁ ਭਾਵੈ ਸੋਈ ਆਖਾ ਤਿਲੁ ਤੇਰੀ ਵਡਿਆਈ ॥੩॥ ਏਤੇ ਕੂਕਰ ਹਉ ਬੇਗਾਨਾ ਭਉਕਾ ਇਸੁ ਤਨ ਤਾਈ ॥ਭਗਤਿ ਹੀਣੁ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਜੇ ਹੋਇਗਾ ਤਾ ਖਸਮੈ ਨਾਉ ਨ ਜਾਈ ॥੪॥੧॥   Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/if_i_address_you_as_a_leader_how_is_that_expressing_your_greatness Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
19:40
May 29, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep33 - "All-Pervasive enables world-ocean crossing " (Sabad of the week)
O! My mind, utter the Charmer-Divine’s Nam for liberation.Millions upon millions of transgressions totally eliminated,All-Pervasive enables world-ocean crossing.  1. Reflect. All-Pervasive Divine abides in the body-town,All-Pervasive is fear-less, foe-less, form-less.All-Pervasive wasn’t visible though dwelling nearby,All-Pervasive is discovered through Guru-reflection.  1. All-Pervasive Self is the lender, appraiser, jewel, diamond.All-Pervasive Self created the expanse.Nanak: Graced one buys All-Pervasive Nam,That one is the eternal lender and trader. 2. Guru Ramdas Sahib ji in Rag Bairari | Guru Granth Sahib 720   ਬੈਰਾੜੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੪ ॥ਜਪਿ ਮਨ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮੁ ਨਿਸਤਾਰਾ ॥ਕੋਟ ਕੋਟੰਤਰ ਕੇ ਪਾਪ ਸਭਿ ਖੋਵੈ ਹਰਿ ਭਵਜਲੁ ਪਾਰਿ ਉਤਾਰਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਕਾਇਆ ਨਗਰਿ ਬਸਤ ਹਰਿ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਹਰਿ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰਾ ॥ਹਰਿ ਨਿਕਟਿ ਬਸਤ ਕਛੁ ਨਦਰਿ ਨ ਆਵੈ ਹਰਿ ਲਾਧਾ ਗੁਰ ਵੀਚਾਰਾ ॥੧॥ ਹਰਿ ਆਪੇ ਸਾਹੁ ਸਰਾਫੁ ਰਤਨੁ ਹੀਰਾ ਹਰਿ ਆਪਿ ਕੀਆ ਪਾਸਾਰਾ ॥ਨਾਨਕ ਜਿਸੁ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾ ਕਰੇ ਸੁ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਵਿਹਾਝੇ ਸੋ ਸਾਹੁ ਸਚਾ ਵਣਜਾਰਾ ॥੨॥੪॥   Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/all_pervasive_enables_world_ocean_crossing Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
26:24
May 22, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep32 - "O! Eternal-Guru, I have come to Your sanctuary" (Sabad of the week)
O! Eternal-Guru, I have come to Your sanctuaryto receive the comfort and glory of All-Pervasive Nam,and to remove my anxieties.  1. Reflect. Cannot think of another abode, defeated, I fall at Your door.Ignore the record, liberate without the record, free me the virtue-less.Ever Forgiver, Ever-Compassionate, Supporter of all,Votary Nanak follows Truth-Exemplar, save me this time.  2. Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Todi | Guru Granth Sahib 713 ਤੋਫੀ ਮਹੱਲਾ ੫ ॥ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਆਇਓ ਸਰਨ ਤੁਹਾਰੀ ॥ਮਿਲੇ ਸੂਖ ਨਾਮ ਹਰ ਸੋਭਾ ਚਿੰਤਾ ਲਾਹੀ ਹਮਾਰੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ਅਵਰ ਨ ਸੂਝੇ ਦੂਜੀ ਠਾਹਰ ਹਾਰ ਪਰਿਓ ਤੁਓ ਦੁਆਰਿ ॥ਲੇਖਾ ਛੋਡਿ ਅਲੇਖੇ ਛੂਟਹ ਹਮ ਨਿਰਗੁਨ ਲੇਹ ਉਬਾਰੀ ॥੧॥ਸਬ ਬਖਸਿੰਦ ਸਦਾ ਮਿਹਰਵਾਨਾ ਸਭਨਾ ਦੇਇ ਅਧਾਰੀ ॥ਨਾਨਕ ਦਾਸ ਸੰਤ ਪਾਛੇ ਪਰਿਓ ਰਾਖਿ ਲੇਹੁ ਇਹ ਬਾਰੀ ॥ ੨ ॥ ੪ ॥ ੯ ॥ Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/o_eternal_guru_i_have_come_to_your_sanctuary Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
16:43
May 15, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep31 - "O! Divine! Glance at me, graciously save me" (Sabad of the week)
O! All-Pervasive, O! Earth-Force, O! Destroyer of sorrow, Bestow Nam to Your votary who has come to Your humble sanctuary.  O! Divine! Glance at me, graciously save me,grab my arm, and pull me out of the well. Reflect. Blinded by lust and anger, caught in deception,Numerous vices have totally covered body.  Without the Divine there is no other Protector,O! Sanctuary-Warrior, help me remember Nam. 1. Uplifter of fallen, Saviour of beings,even the Veda* readers don’t know Your limits. O! Ocean of Virtues and Comfort, O! Jewel-Mine Supreme Cosmic,Nanak sings recognizing the devotee’s Lover.  2. *Hindu religious text  Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Dhanasari | Guru Granth Sahib 683   ਧਨਾਸਰੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ਘਰੁ ੯ ਪੜਤਾਲੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥ ਹਰਿ ਚਰਨ ਸਰਨ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਦੁਖ ਭੰਜਨਾ ਦਾਸ ਅਪੁਨੇ ਕਉ ਨਾਮੁ ਦੇਵਹੁ ॥ਦ੍ਰਿਸਟਿ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਧਾਰਹੁ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾ ਕਰਿ ਤਾਰਹੁ ਭੁਜਾ ਗਹਿ ਕੂਪ ਤੇ ਕਾਢਿ ਲੇਵਹੁ ॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ਕਾਮ ਕ੍ਰੋਧ ਕਰਿ ਅੰਧ ਮਾਇਆ ਕੇ ਬੰਧ ਅਨਿਕ ਦੋਖਾ ਤਨਿ ਛਾਦਿ ਪੂਰੇ ॥ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਬਿਨਾ ਆਨ ਨ ਰਾਖਨਹਾਰਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਸਿਮਰਾਵਹੁ ਸਰਨਿ ਸੂਰੇ ॥੧॥ਪਤਿਤ ਉਧਾਰਣਾ ਜੀਅ ਜੰਤ ਤਾਰਣਾ ਬੇਦ ਉਚਾਰ ਨਹੀ ਅੰਤੁ ਪਾਇਓ ॥ਗੁਣਹ ਸੁਖ ਸਾਗਰਾ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਰਤਨਾਗਰਾ ਭਗਤਿ ਵਛਲੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਗਾਇਓ ॥੨॥੧॥੫੩॥ Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/o_divine_glance_at_me_graciously_save_me_grab_my_arm_and_pull_me_out_of_the_well Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
23:18
May 9, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep30 - "Whatever is asked from the Ruler, that’s what is given" (Sabad of the week)
In four directions extends Own strengthand places the Hand on the head.Glance of grace bestowed, votary’s pain ended.  1. All-Pervasive, Guru the Earth-Force, protected the servants.Compassionate, forgiving Being embracesand erases all vices. Reflect. Whatever is asked from the Ruler, that’s what is given.Whatever Nanak the votary utters from mouth,becomes eternal here and there.  2. Guru Angad Sahib in Rag Dhanasari  |  Guru Granth Sahib 681   ਧਨਾਸਰੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥ ਚਤੁਰ ਦਿਸਾ ਕੀਨੋ ਬਲੁ ਅਪਨਾ ਸਿਰ ਊਪਰਿ ਕਰੁ ਧਾਰਿਓ ॥ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾ ਕਟਾਖ੍ ਅਵਲੋਕਨੁ ਕੀਨੋ ਦਾਸ ਕਾ ਦੂਖੁ ਬਿਦਾਰਿਓ ॥੧॥ਹਰਿ ਜਨ ਰਾਖੇ ਗੁਰ ਗੋਵਿੰਦ ॥ਕੰਠਿ ਲਾਇ ਅਵਗੁਣ ਸਭਿ ਮੇਟੇ ਦਇਆਲ ਪੁਰਖ ਬਖਸੰਦ ॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ਜੋ ਮਾਗਹਿ ਠਾਕੁਰ ਅਪੁਨੇ ਤੇ ਸੋਈ ਸੋਈ ਦੇਵੈ ॥ਨਾਨਕ ਦਾਸੁ ਮੁਖ ਤੇ ਜੋ ਬੋਲੈ ਈਹਾ ਊਹਾ ਸਚੁ ਹੋਵੈ ॥੨॥੧੪॥੪੫॥ Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/whatever_is_asked_from_the_ruler_that_s_what_is_given Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
21:17
May 1, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep29 - "Everywhere I go, Bithal is present" (Sabad of the week)
Bring a pitcher and fill it with water for bathing the deity.But 4.2 million creatures live in the water (according to Hindu scriptures) —How can Bithal* exist there?  1. Everywhere I go, Bithal is present,Always enjoying great bliss and play.  1. Reflect Bring flowers and string a garland for worshipping the deity.But the bumble-bee has already taken the fragrance—How can Bithal exist there?  2. Bring milk and cook pudding for an edible offering to the deity.But the calf has already contaminated the milk—How can Bithal exist there?  3. Here Bithal, there Bithal—There is no world without Bithal.Namdev submits: You are totally permeating the Universe—all spaces and interspaces.  4. Bhagat Namdev ji in Rag Asa | Guru Granth Sahib 485  *Deity in Jain and Vaishnav tradition but All-Pervasive for Bhagat Namdev. Note: Interplay happening between Bithal and the deity. The religious world wants to always maintain the purity for their deity, but Namdev says the Divine is everywhere, so every space is pure.   ਆਸਾ ॥ ਆਨੀਲੇ ਕੁੰਭ ਭਰਾਈਲੇ ਊਦਕ ਠਾਕੁਰ ਕਉ ਇਸਨਾਨੁ ਕਰਉ ॥|ਬਇਆਲੀਸ ਲਖ ਜੀ ਜਲ ਮਹਿ ਹੋਤੇ ਬੀਠਲੁ ਭੈਲਾ ਕਾਇ ਕਰਉ ॥੧॥ਜਤ੍ਰ ਜਾਉ ਤਤ ਬੀਠਲੁ ਭੈਲਾ ॥ਮਹਾ ਅਨੰਦ ਕਰੇ ਸਦ ਕੇਲਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ਆਨੀਲੇ ਫੂਲ ਪਰੋਈਲੇ ਮਾਲਾ ਠਾਕੁਰ ਕੀ ਹਉ ਪੂਜ ਕਰਉ ॥ਪਹਿਲੇ ਬਾਸੁ ਲਈ ਹੈ ਭਵਰਹ ਬੀਠਲ ਭੈਲਾ ਕਾਇ ਕਰਉ ॥੨॥ਆਨੀਲੇ ਦੂਧੁ ਰੀਧਾਈਲੇ ਖੀਰੰ ਠਾਕੁਰ ਕਉ ਨੈਵੇਦੁ ਕਰਉ ॥ਪਹਿਲੇ ਦੂਧੁ ਬਿਟਾਰਿਓ ਬਛਰੈ ਬੀਠਲੁ ਭੈਲਾ ਕਾਇ ਕਰਉ ॥੩॥ਈਭੈ ਬੀਠਲੁ ਊਭੈ ਬੀਠਲੁ ਬੀਠਲ ਬਿਨੁ ਸੰਸਾਰੁ ਨਹੀ ॥ਥਾਨ ਥਨੰਤਰਿ ਨਾਮਾ ਪ੍ਰਣਵੈ ਪੂਰਿ ਰਹਿਓ ਤੂੰ ਸਰਬ ਮਹੀ ॥੪॥੨॥ Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal) Guest: Harinder Singh (@1force)
21:29
April 25, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep28 - "That Husband-Beloved’s Love" (Sabad of the week)
That Husband-Beloved’s Love. 1. Reflect.Gold, jewels, elephant-size pearls, rubies—no, nope, none.  1.No empire, opulence, power or indulgence;Craved not even a tiny bit.  2. In True congregation’s humble sanctuary and devotionThe comfort of comforts is obtained. Nanak: Burning vanishes uponExperiencing Husband-Beloved’s Love.  3. Guru Arjan Sahib in Asa Rag  | Guru Granth Sahib 406 ਆਸਾ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ਤਿਪਦੇ ॥ਓਹਾ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਪਿਰੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥    ਕਨਿਕ ਮਾਣਿਕ ਗਜ ਮੋਤੀਅਨ ਲਾਲਨ ਨਹ ਨਾਹ ਨਹੀ ॥੧॥ਰਾਜ ਨ ਭਾਗ ਨ ਹੁਕਮ ਨ ਸਾਦਨ ॥ਕਿਛੁ ਕਿਛੁ ਨ ਚਾਹੀ ॥੨॥ਚਰਨਨ ਸਰਨਨ ਸੰਤਨ ਬੰਦਨ ॥ਸੁਖੋ ਸੁਖੁ ਪਾਹੀ ॥ਨਾਨਕ ਤਪਤਿ ਹਰੀ ॥ਮਿਲੇ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਪਿਰੀ ॥੩॥੩॥੧੪੩॥ Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/that_husband_beloveds_love Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
15:53
April 19, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep27 - "Perfect Guru instilled All-Pervasive’s Nam-without Nam life is pointless" (Sabad of the week)
When Guru’s hand was placed on my forehead, All-Pervasive’s jewel-like Nam came to reside in my heart. Through Guru’s gift of Nam, many life-times of evilest pain and debt were removed.  1.   My mind recites Charmer-Divine’s Nam, the source of all wealth. Perfect Guru instilled All-Pervasive’s Nam—without Nam life is pointless.  Reflect.   Without Guru, the self-centered are foolish, Every day remain trapped in illusion. Never serving at the feet of Goodness, Entire lives become worthless.  2.    Those serving at the feet-base of Goodness-Guru become Master’s own and lives become fruitful. O Master of the Universe, All-Pervasive, grace me to be the votary of the votary of Your votaries.  3.   We are blind, wisdom-less, unwise… How can we walk the Path? O Guru, grant us the blind ones, Your hem so commoner Nanak may walk in harmony.  4.   Guru Ramdas Sahib in Rag Jaitsari  | Guru Granth Sahib 696   ਜੈਤਸਰੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੪ ਘਰੁ ੧ ਚਉਪਦੇ ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ॥ ਮੇਰੈ ਹੀਅਰੈ ਰਤਨੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਹਰਿ ਬਸਿਆ ਗੁਰਿ ਹਾਥੁ ਧਰਿਓ ਮੇਰੈ ਮਾਥਾ ॥ ਜਨਮ ਜਨਮ ਕੇ ਕਿਲਬਿਖ ਦੁਖ ਉਤਰੇ ਗੁਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਦੀਓ ਰਿਨੁ ਲਾਥਾ ॥੧॥ ਮੇਰੇ ਮਨ ਭਜੁ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮੁ ਸਭਿ ਅਰਥਾ ॥ ਗੁਰਿ ਪੂਰੈ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਦ੍ਰਿੜਾਇਆ ਬਿਨੁ ਨਾਵੈ ਜੀਵਨੁ ਬਿਰਥਾ ॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਬਿਨੁ ਗੁਰ ਮੂੜ ਭਏ ਹੈ ਮਨਮੁਖ ਤੇ ਮੋਹ ਮਾਇਆ ਨਿਤ ਫਾਥਾ॥ ਤਿਨ ਸਾਧੂ ਚਰਣ ਨ ਸੇਵੇ ਕਬਹੂ ਤਿਨ ਸਭੁ ਜਨਮੁ ਅਕਾਥਾ ॥੨॥ ਜਿਨ ਸਾਧੂ ਚਰਣ ਸਾਧ ਪਗ ਸੇਵੇ ਤਿਨ ਸਫਲਿਓ ਜਨਮੁ ਸਨਾਥਾ॥ ਮੋ ਕਉ ਕੀਜੈ ਦਾਸੁ ਦਾਸ ਦਾਸਨ ਕੋ ਹਰਿ ਦਇਆ ਧਾਰਿ ਜਗੰਨਾਥਾ ॥੩॥ ਹਮ ਅੰਧੁਲੇ ਗਿਆਨਹੀਨ ਅਗਿਆਨੀ ਕਿਉ ਚਾਲਹ ਮਾਰਗਿ ਪੰਥਾ ॥ ਹਮ ਅੰਧੁਲੇ ਕਉ ਗੁਰ ਅੰਚਲੁ ਦੀਜੈ ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਚਲਹ ਮਿਲੰਥਾ ॥੪॥੧॥   Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
29:25
April 9, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep26 - "My Sovereign is new every day, Ever and ever the Giver" (Sabad of the week)
My being trembles, whom shall I call?Serve the Remover of sufferings, forever and ever the Giver. 1.My Sovereign is new every day,Ever and ever the Giver. 1. Reflect.    Every day serve the Sovereign,In the end the only One who liberates.My being, listen and listen to cross over. 2.Compassionate, Your Nam carries me across.Forever, I offer myself to You. 1. Reflect.        The Eternal One is everywhere; there is no other.Those serve, on whom You Gaze. 3.Beloved, how can I live without You?Bestow me the honor of living in Your Nam.Beloved, there is no other to whom I can turn to. 1. Reflect.        I serve my Sovereign; I ask from no other.Nanak is Your votary; I offer every moment and every bit. 4.Sovereign, to Your Nam, I offer every moment and every bit. 1. Reflect. 4. Guru Nanak Sahib in Dhanasari Rag | Guru Granth Sahib 660   ਧਨਾਸਰੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ਘਰੁ ੧ ਚਉਪਦੇੴ ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ ਅਕਾਲ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਅਜੂਨੀ ਸੈਭੰ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ॥ਜੀਉ ਡਰਤੁ ਹੈ ਆਪਣਾ ਕੈ ਸਿਉ ਕਰੀ ਪੁਕਾਰ ॥ਦੂਖ ਵਿਸਾਰਣੁ ਸੇਵਿਆ ਸਦਾ ਸਦਾ ਦਾਤਾਰੁ ॥੧॥ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਮੇਰਾ ਨੀਤ ਨਵਾ ਸਦਾ ਸਦਾ ਦਾਤਾਰੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ਅਨਦਿਨੁ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਸੇਵੀਐ ਅੰਤਿ ਛਡਾਏ ਸੋਇ ॥ਸੁਣਿ ਸੁਣਿ ਮੇਰੀ ਕਾਮਣੀ ਪਾਰਿ ਉਤਾਰਾ ਹੋਇ ॥੨॥ਦਇਆਲ ਤੇਰੈ ਨਾਮਿ ਤਰਾ ॥ਸਦ ਕੁਰਬਾਣੈ ਜਾਉ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ਸਰਬੰ ਸਾਚਾ ਏਕੁ ਹੈ ਦੂਜਾ ਨਾਹੀ ਕੋਇ॥ਤਾ ਕੀ ਸੇਵਾ ਸੋ ਕਰੇ ਜਾ ਕਉ ਨਦਰਿ ਕਰੇ ॥੩॥ਤੁਧੁ ਬਾਝੁ ਪਿਆਰੇ ਕੇਵ ਰਹਾ॥ਸਾ ਵਡਿਆਈ ਦੇਹਿ ਜਿਤੁ ਨਾਮਿ ਤੇਰੇ ਲਾਗਿ ਰਹਾਂ॥ਦੂਜਾ ਨਾਹੀ ਕੋਇ ਜਿਸੁ ਆਗੈ ਪਿਆਰੇ ਜਾਇ ਕਹਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ॥ਸੇਵੀ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਆਪਣਾ ਅਵਰੁ ਨ ਜਾਚੰਉ ਕੋਇ॥ਨਾਨਕੁ ਤਾ ਕਾ ਦਾਸੁ ਹੈ ਬਿੰਦ ਬਿੰਦ ਚੁਖ ਚੁਖ ਹੋਇ ॥੪॥ਸਾਹਿਬ ਤੇਰੇ ਨਾਮ ਵਿਟਹੁ ਬਿੰਦ ਬਿੰਦ ਚੁਖ ਚੁਖ ਹੋਇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥੪॥੧॥ Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal) Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur)
30:30
April 4, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep25 - "For, if I break with You, with whom would I join? " (Sabad of the week)
If You were the beautiful mountain, I would become the peacock. If You were the moon, I would become the chakor*. 1. O Master-Illusionist! If You won’t break with me, I won’t break with You.For, if I break with You, with whom would I join? 1. Reflect.If You were the beautiful lamp, I would become the wick.If You were the pilgrimage, I would become the pilgrim. 2.I am joined to You in Eternal Love.I have joined with You, broken off with others. 3.  I serve You, wherever I go. I see no other Ruler, O! Divine. 4.  Your songs cut the noose of death,Ravidas sings to attain devotion. 5. * Moon-Bird who is in love with the Moon and gazes on it constantly. It symbolizes intense, and often, unrequited love.Bhagat Ravidas ji in Sorath Rag | Guru Granth Sahib 658   ਜਉ ਤੁਮ ਗਿਰਿਵਰ ਤਉ ਹਮ ਮੋਰਾ ॥ਜਉ ਤੁਮ ਚੰਦ ਤਉ ਹਮ ਭਏ ਹੈ ਚਕੋਰਾ ॥੧॥ ਮਾਧਵੇ ਤੁਮ ਨ ਤੋਰਹੁ ਤਉ ਹਮ ਨਹੀ ਤੋਰਹਿ ॥ਤੁਮ ਸਿਉ ਤੋਰਿ ਕਵਨ ਸਿਉ ਜੋਰਹਿ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਜਉ ਤੁਮ ਦੀਵਰਾ ਤਉ ਹਮ ਬਾਤੀ ॥ਜਉ ਤੁਮ ਤੀਰਥ ਤਉ ਹਮ ਜਾਤੀ ॥੨॥ ਸਾਚੀ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ਹਮ ਤੁਮ ਸਿਉ ਜੋਰੀ ॥ਤੁਮ ਸਿਉ ਜੋਰਿ ਅਵਰ ਸੰਗਿ ਤੋਰੀ ॥੩॥ ਜਹ ਜਹ ਜਾਉ ਤਹਾ ਤੇਰੀ ਸੇਵਾ ॥ਤੁਮ ਸੋ ਠਾਕੁਰੁ ਅਉਰੁ ਨ ਦੇਵਾ ॥੪॥ਤੁਮਰੇ ਭਜਨ ਕਟਹਿ ਜਮ ਫਾਂਸਾ ॥ਭਗਤਿ ਹੇਤ ਗਾਵੈ ਰਵਿਦਾਸਾ ॥੫॥੫॥ Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord. http://www.sikhri.org/guru_granth_sahib_shabad_658 Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
22:09
March 29, 2017