The Sikh Cast

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A new podcast hosted by the Sikh Research Institute that will feature members of Sikh community to talk about issues relevant to Sikhs around the world
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Sikh History in Afghanistan – The Sikh Cast | SikhRI
Dr. Pritpal Singh discusses the importance of Afghanistan from the time of the Gurus to now.
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. #Covid19 #CoronaVirus #KabulAttack #SikhsInAfghanistan #TheSikhResponse #TheSikhCast
29:25
March 27, 2020
Whatever will be, will be – Jasleen Kaur | The Sikh Cast by SikhRI
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. Harinder Singh (@1force) Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
28:23
February 14, 2020
Chapter 7 – Remembering Vahiguru's Beautiful Creation | The SikhCast by SikhRI
Chapter 7 – Remembering Vahiguru's Beautiful Creation | The SikhCast by SikhRI English – Inni Kaur Panjabi – Arpinder Kaur ~~ 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.
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? ––– 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.
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.
13:25
December 17, 2019
My Patshah: Guru Nanak Sahib – Inni Kaur | SikhRI
My Patshah: Guru Nanak Sahib – Inni Kaur Inni Kaur talks about how she discovered Bibi Nanki's Brother, Bhai Mardana's friends – Guru Nanak Sahib "It freed the people. The hold of the middleman was over. The Guru freed and uplifted further." #TheSikhCast #Nanakshahi550 #Sikhi
27:10
December 10, 2019
Love’s Countless Yearnings – Inni Kaur
The love-arrow has pierced my heart. I yearn for union. When will my destiny awaken? When will my longing be fulfilled? ––– Inni Kaur is a passionate author, poet, story-teller and painter. To Inni, every single day is a celebration. While she writes anytime the spirit moves her to, she also thoroughly enjoys watching the clouds pass her by, taking long mindful walks to appreciate nature’s innate beauty and painting abstract art-work. She lives in Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
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.
11:13
November 27, 2019
Chapter 6 - Keeping Our Thoughts Clean | The SikhCast by SikhRI
Chapter 6 - Keeping Our Thoughts Clean | The SikhCast by SikhRI English – Inni Kaur Panjabi – Arpinder Kaur ~~ 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.
18:16
November 19, 2019
Red Dye: Barahmah di chitthi Guru Nanak nu | The Sikhcast
Red Dye: 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.) 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.
12:55
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?  w/ Manpreet Jassal & Harinder Singh #Nanakshahi550 #Remembering1984
29:55
November 6, 2019
Whichever day comes, that day goes – Pt. 2
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 ~~ 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.
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. ––– In this transcreation, the original Gurmukhi is followed by an English transcription to guide 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.
10:56
October 22, 2019
Whichever day comes, that day goes – Pt. 1
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."
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 – SikhRI #Nanakshahi550 Guests: Inderpreet Singh (SikhRI Board & Sidak Facilitator) Pritpal Singh (SikhRI Board & Sidak Facilitator) Imroze Singh (Marketing Manager – SikhRI)
49:05
September 23, 2019
Persian voice in the Guru Granth Sahib – Introduction: The Politics and Poetics of Persian in Gurbani
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.
09:31
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 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.
12:09
September 2, 2019
Chapter 5 - Being True, Inside & Out | The SikhCast by SikhRI
Chapter 5 - Being True, Inside & Out | The SikhCast by SikhRI English – Inni Kaur Panjabi – Arpinder Kaur  ~~ 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.
18:39
August 20, 2019
Chapter 4 - Importance of Honest Living | The SikhCast by SikhRI
Chapter 4 - Importance of Honest Living | The SikhCast by SikhRI English – Inni Kaur Panjabi – Arpinder Kaur  ~~ 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.
17:30
June 21, 2019
Chapter 3- Lasting Friendship | The SikhCast by SikhRI
Chapter 3- Lasting Friendship | Children Audio Stories English – Inni Kaur Panjabi – Arpinder Kaur  ~~ 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.
16:50
May 7, 2019
Sikh Cast Ep97 - Sabad of the Month Series: The Graceful Bride
The Graceful Bride   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. The wisdom learnt from the Guru. Popularly refers to the hymns in the Guru Granth Sahib. Guru Nanak Sahib in Rag Suhi | Guru Granth Sahib 762   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॥   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)
37:48
April 11, 2019
Chapter 2- Lessons in Equality | The SikhCast by SikhRI
Chapter 2- Lessons in Equality | Children Audio Stories English – Inni Kaur Panjabi – Arpinder Kaur   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.
18:53
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)
40:21
February 15, 2019
Transcendent Love – Inni Kaur | The SikhCast by SikhRI
Valentine’s Day Special: Love is not a transaction. Love does not measure, it just flows. Love does not compare, love just loves. Love is… 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.
14:49
February 14, 2019
Chapter 1- When Guru Nanak was Little | The SikhCast by SikhRI
Chapter 1- When Guru Nanak was Little | Children Audio Stories English – Inni Kaur Panjabi – Arpinder Kaur ----more---- 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.
18:56
February 6, 2019
Immortal Companionship – Inni Kaur | Fragrance of Bhai Vir Singh
Immortal Companionship 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?”   There is silence. There is an emptiness.   So, I ask myself another question: “If you could ask Guru Nanak Sahib for anything, what would it be?”   Instantly words roll out: “May I walk with you?”   And there is my answer. So, I pick up the book titled “Bhai Mardana” penned by Bhai Vir Singh.   Chapter one, paragraph one captivates me. “O’ Mind! Where does the water in the well come from?” “O’ Mind! This is not the water that falls like rain from the sky, that walks on the earth without caring and fills the well.” Nay, this is not that water. This well-water lies deep within the ground, visible only when dug with a shovel or when there is an upheaval in the earth.   This water flows silently. Silent like the love-water that flows deep within the human heart. One does not even realize that this love-water exists, penetrating deeper and deeper within. It is only when the separation hits the heart when this love-water rises.   I sat with him. I sang with him. I laughed with him.   It felt good to be with him. I met him every day and suffered the days I did not meet him. But it never occurred to me that I had developed such a deep love for him. But now, that this separation has occurred, it has revealed the depth of my love. This is that type of love that Rai has for him.   “O’ Mind! Let’s go! Let’s go to him!” “O’ Mind! I can no longer bear to be away from him.” “O’ Mind! Will he happy to see me?” “O’ Mind! Does it even matter? I am going for my happiness.” “O’ Mind! Can it be that I am burning for him yet he has forgotten me? No, that cannot be. He loves me.”   For days, Bhai Mardana debates the pros and cons of leaving Talwandi.   But wait! When does love weigh pros and cons? If it does, it is not love, it is a transaction. So, is my love a transaction?   I pause. I cannot read anymore. Tears are flowing. The heart is breaking. Yet, I am compelled to pick up my pen to write what I am hearing:   Sleepless nights, sunken eyes, And unspoken grief are now my companions. I had a companion once. But then he left. I wonder why I did not go with him.   We would laugh, talk and sing for hours. My rabab strummed his Song, while he strummed the love-strings of my heart. His love silently entering the deep recesses of my heart, permeating me unbeknownst to me.   What did I know of love? Nothing. For I was dead. His love revived me, and is now flowing from my eyes.   This separation is agony. My being is on fire. I am plummeting into the black hole. I need to see him. I need to be with him.   But wait! Will he remember me? I hear he is singing in Sultanpur. I wonder, who is strumming with him? Has he found someone else? Does it even matter?   I long for him. I need him. I need to go to him. I need to be with him.     Exhausted and emotionally drained, I continue to read...   “O’ Mind! Now that you have discovered this love in you, know that it is because of him. It was his rain of love that kept dripping and permeating through you without your knowledge. You had no love within you. This love that you are now able to feel, to see, is because of this separation.”   “O’ Mind! Don’t get confused and think that this love that has arisen within you is because you had something to do with it. This is his Grace.”   With a heart immersed in love and a Song on his lips Bhai Mardana leaves for Sultanpur.   He walks the land. He crosses the rivers. His love has become his pilgrimage. He reaches Sultanpur. Waiting for him is his Love. Embraced, his longing is fulfilled. The fire within him dissipates. He is home. ----more---- 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’, ‘Thank You, Vahiguru.,’ and ‘Daddy’s Turban.’ Thi
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January 25, 2019
Sikh Cast Ep91 - Sabad of the Month Series: 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. Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
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January 13, 2019
Sikh Cast Ep90 - 12 Gurus Series: Guru Khalsa Panth
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 last episode of the 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 Guest: Inderpreet Singh (@jomarzii) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
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December 29, 2018
The Nightingale & The Traveler: Love & Wisdom – Fragrance of Bhai Vir Singh
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.   And then there are relationships that defy time, space and logic. Such is my relationship with Bhai Vir Singh (1872-1957). I have never met him, yet there is a nearness so intense that I address him as “my Pita ji.” How did that happen? Well, it was through his writings. He enabled me to see Guru Nanak Sahib and I fell in love.  Pita ji now ebbs and flows in my consciousness. His writings open vistas within me, transporting me to another realm. What transpires while translating his works cannot be put into words. Some things are best left unsaid.   In translating his poem “The Nightingale and The Traveler,” I have taken many liberties. The purists will scream: “She has sinned. She must be excommunicated.” The lovers will say: “She has loved. We embrace her.”   I leave it in your hands to judge: Have I sinned or have I loved? ----more---- 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’, ‘Thank You, Vahiguru.,’ and ‘Daddy’s Turban.’ This series is supported by the generosity of an admirer of Bhai Vir Singh’s writings.
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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)
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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.
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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
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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.
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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)
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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)
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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.
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
25:46
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)
24:58
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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
16:32
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
Sikh Cast Ep24 - "Charmer-Divine permeates all beings, in water and on land" (Sabad of the week)
All vegetation contains fire, all milk contains clarified butter. In high and low the Light abides, in every being’s heart is Master-Illusionist. 1.   O! True Congregation, in each and every heart abides ‘The One.’ Charmer-Divine permeates all beings, in water and on land. 1. Reflect.   Nanak sings the glory of Virtuous-Treasure, Eternal Guru dispelled doubts: ‘The One’ resides and permeates in all, and is beyond illusion. 2 Guru Arjan Sahib in Sorath Rag | Guru Granth Sahib 617   Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
17:49
March 20, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep23 - "Day and night I ask for Nam within" (Sabad of the week)
When All-Pervasive’s Love penetrates the inside and the mind,then one cannot live without the All-Pervasive.As the fish perishes without water, so does one die without Nam. 1. My Divine, grace me with the water of All-Pervasive’s glory.Day and night I ask for Nam within. Through Nam serenity is attained. Reflect. As the Chatrik pleads for the rain-drop, for without the rain-drop,its thirst cannot be quenched.Become Guru-oriented to receive the water of bliss naturally,then blossom through supreme Love. 2. Self-oriented are hungry, wander in ten directions.Without Nam experience the agony.Born, dead, then born again,they are reprimanded in the dwelling place. 3. When Graced, then All-Pervasive’s virtues are sung,All-Pervasive’s flavors are experienced within.Nanak: When on the meek the Compassion occurs,then Sabad quenches desires. 4. Guru Ramdas Sahib in Sorath Rag | Guru Granth Sahib 607 *Pied Crested Cuckoo bird. Poets describe this bird as being unwilling to drink the water found on earth. It will only drink rain water as it drops from the skies.  ਸੋਰਠਿ ਮਹਲਾ ੪ ॥ਹਰਿ ਸਿਉ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ਅੰਤਰੁ ਮਨੁ ਬੇਧਿਆ ਹਰਿ ਬਿਨੁ ਰਹਣੁ ਨ ਜਾਈ॥ਜਿਉ ਮਛੁਲੀ ਬਿਨੁ ਨੀਰੈ ਬਿਨਸੈ ਤਿਉ ਨਾਮੈ ਬਿਨੁ ਮਰਿ ਜਾਈ ॥੧॥ਮੇਰੇ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਜਲੁ ਦੇਵਹੁ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਈ॥ਹਉ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਮੰਗਾ ਦਿਨੁ ਰਾਤੀ ਨਾਮੇ ਹੀ ਸਾਂਤਿ ਪਾਈ ॥ ਰਹਾਉ॥ਜਿਉ ਚਾਤ੍ਰਿਕੁ ਜਲ ਬਿਨੁ ਬਿਲਲਾਵੈ ਬਿਨੁ ਜਲ ਪਿਆਸ ਨ ਜਾਈ॥ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਜਲੁ ਪਾਵੈ ਸੁਖ ਸਹਜੇ ਹਰਿਆ ਭਾਇ ਸੁਭਾਈ ॥੨॥ਮਨਮੁਖ ਭੂਖੇ ਦਹ ਦਿਸ ਡੋਲਹਿ ਬਿਨੁ ਨਾਵੈ ਦੁਖੁ ਪਾਈ॥ਜਨਮਿ ਮਰੈ ਫਿਰਿ ਜੋਨੀ ਆਵੈ ਦਰਗਹਿ ਮਿਲੈ ਸਜਾਈ ॥੩॥ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾ ਕਰਹਿ ਤਾ ਹਰਿ ਗੁਣ ਗਾਵਹ ਹਰਿ ਰਸੁ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਪਾਈ॥ਨਾਨਕ ਦੀਨ ਦਇਆਲ ਭਏ ਹੈ ਤ੍ਰਿਸਨਾ ਸਬਦਿ ਬੁਝਾਈ ॥੪॥੮॥ 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/day_and_night_i_ask_for_nam_within Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal) Guest: Harinder Singh (@1Force)
24:55
March 15, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep22 - "O! All-Pervasive’s Truth-Exemplar, articulate the Way, and I shall follow" (Sabad of the week)
In which lane can I find my Beautiful?O! All-Pervasive’s Truth-Exemplar,articulate the Way, and I shall follow.1. Reflect. Heart found the Beloved’s words sweet,and the walk began to feel great.Even if hunch-backed or short is liked by the Ruler,in humility, now the beautiful meets the All-Pervasive. 1. There is One Beloved. The rest are all Beloved’s friends;Great is the one liked by the Beloved.What can humble helpless Nanak do?The one whom the All-Pervasive likes walks on the path. 2.2.   ਮੇਰੋ ਸੁੰਦਰੁ ਕਹਹੁ ਮਿਲੈ ਕਿਤੁ ਗਲੀ ॥ਹਰਿ ਕੇ ਸੰਤ ਬਤਾਵਹੁ ਮਾਰਗੁ ਹਮ ਪੀਛੈ ਲਾਗਿ ਚਲੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ਪ੍ਰਿਅ ਕੇ ਬਚਨ ਸੁਖਾਨੇ ਹੀਅਰੈ ਇਹ ਚਾਲ ਬਨੀ ਹੈ ਭਲੀ ॥ਲਟੁਰੀ ਮਧੁਰੀ ਠਾਕੁਰ ਭਾਈ ਓਹ ਸੁੰਦਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਢੁਲਿ ਮਿਲੀ ॥੧॥ਏਕੋ ਪ੍ਰਿਉ ਸਖੀਆ ਸਭ ਪ੍ਰਿਅ ਕੀ ਜੋ ਭਾਵੈ ਪਿਰ ਸਾ ਭਲੀ ॥ਨਾਨਕੁ ਗਰੀਬੁ ਕਿਆ ਕਰੈ ਬਿਚਾਰਾ ਹਰਿ ਭਾਵੈ ਤਿਤੁ ਰਾਹਿ ਚਲੀ ॥੨॥੨॥Guru Ramdas Sahib in Dev-Gandhari Rag | Guru Granth Sahib 527 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)
18:21
March 7, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep21 - "I have no worthy flower for the Incomparable" (Sabad of the week)
Suckling calf contaminated the milk, Bees spoiled the flower. Fish the water. 1. O Mother! What do I offer the Earth-Force in worship? I have no worthy flower for the Incomparable. 1. Reflect.  Snakes ensnare Mailagar* sandalwood trees,Poison and Nectar dwell together. 2. Incense, lamps and edible idol offerings are contaminated due to odor.How then are Your votaries to worship You? 3. I dedicate body and mind, offer them in worship,By Guru’s Grace the Immaculate is realized. 4. “I don’t know how to worship or venerate You,”says Ravidas. “How will I fare?” 5. *Sandalwood trees that are on the Mailaya mountain.   ਗੂਜਰੀ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਰਵਿਦਾਸ ਜੀ ਕੇ ਪਦੇ ਘਰੁ ੩ ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥ਦੂਧੁ ਤ ਬਛਰੈ ਥਨਹੁ ਬਿਟਾਰਿਓ ॥ਫੂਲੁ ਭਵਰਿ ਜਲੁ ਮੀਨਿ ਬਿਗਾਰਿਓ ॥੧॥ਮਾਈ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਪੂਜਾ ਕਹਾ ਲੈ ਚਰਾਵਉ ॥ਅਵਰੁ ਨ ਫੂਲੁ ਅਨੂਪੁ ਨ ਪਾਵਉ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ਮੈਲਾਗਰ ਬੇਰ੍ਹੇ ਹੈ ਭੁਇਅੰਗਾ ॥ਬਿਖੁ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਬਸਹਿ ਇਕ ਸੰਗਾ ॥੨॥ਧੂਪ ਦੀਪ ਨਈਬੇਦਹਿ ਬਾਸਾ ॥ਕੈਸੇ ਪੂਜ ਕਰਹਿ ਤੇਰੀ ਦਾਸਾ ॥੩॥ਤਨੁ ਮਨੁ ਅਰਪਉ ਪੂਜ ਚਰਾਵਉ ॥ਗੁਰ ਪਰਸਾਦਿ ਨਿਰੰਜਨੁ ਪਾਵਉ ॥੪॥ਪੂਜਾ ਅਰਚਾ ਆਹਿ ਨ ਤੋਰੀ ॥ਕਹਿ ਰਵਿਦਾਸ ਕਵਨ ਗਤਿ ਮੋਰੀ ॥੫॥੧॥ Bhagat Ravidas ji in Gujri Rag | Guru Granth Sahib 525 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: Harinder Singh (@1force) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
19:43
February 28, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep20 - "Guru hasn’t held it back from the mind" (Sabad of the week)
Sabad is our loving immortal-stream,Guru hasn’t held it back from the mind—Not even for an instant, O! People. 1. Reflect. Sabad colors in Creator’s Color,Envisions, touches, blossoms and delights, O! People. 1. Nanak on Sabad:Moment’s remembrance reaches the Guru,Every breath lifts the fear,String a garland of All-Pervasive around the neck,and cherish it in the heart, O! People. 2.   ਆਸਾ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥ਹਮਾਰੀ ਪਿਆਰੀ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਧਾਰੀ ਗੁਰਿ ਨਿਮਖ ਨ ਮਨ ਤੇ ਟਾਰੀ ਰੇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ਦਰਸਨ ਪਰਸਨ ਸਰਸਨ ਹਰਸਨ ਰੰਗਿ ਰੰਗੀ ਕਰਤਾਰੀ ਰੇ ॥੧॥ਖਿਨੁ ਰਮ ਗੁਰ ਗਮ ਹਰਿ ਦਮ ਨਹ ਜਮ ਹਰਿ ਕੰਠਿ ਨਾਨਕ ਉਰਿ ਹਾਰੀ ਰੇ ॥੨॥੫॥੧੩੪॥ Guru Arjan Sahib in Asa Rag, | Guru Granth Sahib 404 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)
15:30
February 20, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep19 - "O! People, if I meet a trader of the Charmer-Divine" (Sabad of the week)
The path is mountainous and very treacherous,All I have is this virtue-less ox-mind.O! Charmer-Divine, this is my one plea:Protect my capital, O! Darkness-Destroyer. 1. O! People, if I meet a trader of the Charmer-Divine,then my caravan of ox-carts will be loaded. 1. Reflect. I am a trader of the Charmer-Divine,trading for intuitive wisdom.I have loaded the wealth of Charmer-Divine’s Nam,The world has loaded the poison. 2. Knowers of this world and beyond,write whatever pleases you.The Messenger of Death cannot punish me,for I have cast aside all entanglements. 3. The world is like the temporary color of the safflower,The color-love of my Charmer-Divine is permanent,like the dye of the madder plant, says Ravidas, the tanner. 4.   ੴ ਸਤਿ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥ਗਉੜੀ ਬੈਰਾਗਣਿ ਰਵਿਦਾਸ ਜੀਉ ॥ਘਟ ਅਵਘਟ ਡੂਗਰ ਘਣਾ ਇਕੁ ਨਿਰਗੁਣੁ ਬੈਲੁ ਹਮਾਰ ॥.ਰਮਈਏ ਸਿਉ ਇਕ ਬੇਨਤੀ ਮੇਰੀ ਪੂੰਜੀ ਰਾਖੁ ਮੁਰਾਰਿ ॥੧॥ਕੋ ਬਨਜਾਰੋ ਰਾਮ ਕੋ ਮੇਰਾ ਟਾਂਡਾ ਲਾਦਿਆ ਜਾਇ ਰੇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ਹਉ ਬਨਜਾਰੋ ਰਾਮ ਕੋ ਸਹਜ ਕਰਉ ਬ੍ਯ੍ਯਾਪਾਰੁ ॥ਮੈ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮ ਧਨੁ ਲਾਦਿਆ ਬਿਖੁ ਲਾਦੀ ਸੰਸਾਰਿ ॥੨॥ਉਰਵਾਰ ਪਾਰ ਕੇ ਦਾਨੀਆ ਲਿਖਿ ਲੇਹੁ ਆਲ ਪਤਾਲੁ ॥ਮੋਹਿ ਜਮ ਡੰਡੁ ਨ ਲਾਗਈ ਤਜੀਲੇ ਸਰਬ ਜੰਜਾਲ ॥੩॥ਜੈਸਾ ਰੰਗੁ ਕਸੁੰਭ ਕਾ ਤੈਸਾ ਇਹੁ ਸੰਸਾਰੁ ॥ਮੇਰੇ ਰਮਈਏ ਰੰਗੁ ਮਜੀਠ ਕਾ ਕਹੁ ਰਵਿਦਾਸ ਚਮਾਰ ॥੪॥੧॥ Bhagat Ravidas ji in Gauri Bairagan Rag | Guru Granth Sahib 345 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. Note: I confused the word “banjaro” with “banjaran.” Many apologies. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
21:32
February 15, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep18 - "Your Nam is the merchandise and the trade, indeed!" (Sabad of the week)
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॥ Guru Nanak Sahib, Gauri Bairagan Rag, Guru Granth Sahib, 157 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. Manpreet Singh  @mjassal
24:25
February 7, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep17 - "Slowly and gently rains the immortal stream" (Sabad of the week)
Everything is within the home; nothing is outside, One searching outside is deluded by doubt, Through Guru’s Grace, the one who has realized the Divine within, is joyous inwardly and outwardly, O! Breath of Breath, O! Life of Life. 1.   Slowly and gently rains the immortal stream, Mind drinks, listening and reflecting on Sabad, Bliss, elation experienced day and night, Endless All-Pervasive play, O! Breath of Breath, O! Life of Life. 2.   Lifetimes of separation, now united. Through Sage-Guru’s Grace, dried becomes green, Wisdom attained, Nam realized, Became Guru-oriented, meeting occurred, O! Breath of Breath, O! Life of Life. 3.   As the waves of water merge into the water, so does light merge into the Light. Nanak: When the curtain of doubt is lifted, wanderings cease, O! Breath of Breath, O! Life of Life. 4.   Guru Arjan Sahib, Majh Rag, Guru Granth Sahib, 102
25:08
January 30, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep16 - "My mind pines for Guru’s vision" (Sabad of the week)
My mind pines for Guru’s vision, It pleads like a thirsty chatrik*. Thirst unquenchable, tranquility impossible, without vision of Beloved-Guru, O! Life of Life, O! Breath of Breath. 1. I adore You, adoringly centered on Truth-Exemplar Beloved Guru’s vision, O! Life of Life, O! Breath of Breath.  1. Reflect.   Your peaceful face, O! Life of Life, O! Breath of Breath; Your lyrics emit a natural melody. It has been a while since I have seen the Master-Archer. Fortunate is the homeland-heart where You dwell, My Beloved Friend, Darkness-Destroyer, O! Life of Life, O! Breath of Breath. 2. I adore You, adoringly centered on Beloved-Guru, Friend, Darkness-Destroyer, O! Life of Life, O! Breath of Breath.  1. Reflect.   One moment without meeting You becomes like the age of ignorance. When can I meet You, Dear, Divine-like? My night is not passing, I cannot sleep without a glimpse of Guru’s Court, O! Life of Life, O! Breath of Breath. 3. I adore You, adoringly centered on Guru’s Eternal Court, O! Life of Life, O! Breath of Breath. 1. Reflect.   By good fortune, Truth-Exemplar Guru united me, I discovered the Immortal-Divine within my home-heart. I serve never parting for a moment, even for an instant; Servant Nanak is Your votary, O! Life of Life, O! Breath of Breath. 4. I adore You, adoringly centered, servant Nanak Your votary, O! Life of Life, O! Breath of Breath. 1. Reflect.  *Pied Crested Cuckoo bird. Poets describe this bird as being unwilling to drink the water found on earth. It will only drink rain water as it drops from the skies. Guru Arjan Sahib in Majh Rag | Guru Granth Sahib 96   Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
28:00
January 24, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep15 - "My Sovereign is dyed in color-love" (Sabad of the week)
In this podcast we talk about this week's Sabad with Inni Kaur: "My Sovereign is dyed in color-love"   Sabad: You are the Lover, You are the Love, You are the Enjoyer. You are the bride, You are the Groom, You are the bed. 1. My Sovereign is dyed in color-love, totally permeating everywhere. 1. Reflect. You are the fisherman, You are the fish; You are the water, You are the net. You are the weight in the net, You are the inside bait. 2. You love in many ways; O Maiden! This is my Beloved. Continuously enjoying bride-lovers, look at my plight too. 3. Hear my plea, prays Nanak: You are the pool, You are the swan, You are the lotus, You are the water-lily; You behold all in blooming-joyousness. 4. Guru Nanak Sahib in Siri Rag | Guru Granth Sahib 23   Guest: Inni Kaur (@InniKaur) Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
17:46
January 16, 2017
"Emperor-Prophet" - The Real Guru Gobind Singh Ji with Harinder Singh
In this podcast we talk to Harinder Singh on the greatness of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. You have never heard of the Guru in this way!  The Panjab Digital Library was selected to develop an exhibition for the 350-year celebration of Guru Gobind Singh by the government of Bihar. The exhibition entitled ‘Emperor-Prophet’:“Our focus was to present the ‘Tenth Sovereign’ in accordance with Guru Granth Sahib’s vision, highlight the historical narratives based on contemporary and near contemporary sources, and make the saga relevant to today’s generations via twentieth century authors and poets,” - Harinder Singh, educator and thinker. Guest: Harinder Singh (@1Force) Host: Manpreet Singh (@Mjassal)
31:55
January 11, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep13 - You and I, I and You; What’s the Difference? (Sabad of the week)
When does your prayer become a conversation? In this podcast we look at the Sabad of the week with Inni Kaur. 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. You and I, I and You; what’s the difference? Like gold and its bracelet; like water and its wave. 1. If we did not transgress, O Infinite! How would Nam be the Redeemer? 1. Reflect. You the Commander are the Knower. Divine and votary recognize each other. 2. I seek this wisdom—let the body remember; Can someone teach Ravidas, ‘The One’ pervades everyone equally? 3. Bhagat Ravidas ji in Siri Rag | Guru Granth Sahib 93   Host: Manpreet Jassal (@mjassal)
26:46
January 8, 2017
Sikh Cast Ep12 - Inderpreet Singh talks about growing up in Japan, current state of camps and Sidak
In this podcast we discuss what was it like growing up in Japan, the current status of Sikh camps and retreats and what is happening with Sidak this year.  Inderpreet Singh is a technology professional working for a multinational technology firm as Director of Solutions. His passion is Sikhi and Sikh community related community projects. He is heavily involved with Sikh youth camps, retreats and conferences, where he conducts seminars, lectures and interactive workshops on Gurmat-related topics. Inderpreet has frequently spoken at Interfaith conferences and events. Inderpreet Singh: @jomarzii Manpreet Jassal: @mjassal
42:09
June 11, 2016
Sikh Cast Ep11 - Gurdit Singh shares his insights on Pakistan, Raagas, Baba Farid, Sufism, Translations and much more
Gurdit Singh (@gurdit) is a career Foreign Service Officer at the United States Department of State. He recently served as the Assistant Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Hyderabad, India.  He holds an undergraduate degree in political science and religious studies from the University of Kansas and graduate degrees in comparative religion and sociology from Harvard University and the University of  California, Santa Barbara, respectively. He is the primary co-author of Introduction to Punjabi: Grammar, Conversation, and Literature (Patiala: Punjabi University Press, 2011). Host: Manpreet Jassal (@mjassal)
43:17
April 3, 2016
Sikh Cast Ep10 - Harinder Singh talks about Valentines Day, Love in Sikhi, Martyrdom, Lovers of Punjab and more
Harinder Singh talks about Valentines Day, the concept of Love in Sikhi, Martyrdom, the Lovers of Punjab and more. Harinder Singh (@1force)Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)
27:23
February 12, 2016
Sikh Cast Ep9 - Gurdit Singh shares his story and journey of being a turbaned Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Dept. of State
Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)Gurdit Singh (@gurdit) is a career Foreign Service Officer at the United States Department of State. He recently served as the Assistant Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Hyderabad, India.  Immediately prior to that assignment, he served as Chief of Non-Immigrant Visas and American Citizen Services, on a rotating basis, at the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Before joining the U.S. Department of State, Gurdit served as Resident Director of a study abroad program for American college students in Hyderabad under the auspices of the Council on International Educational Exchange. Gurdit is originally from Kansas City (by way of New Delhi).  He holds an undergraduate degree in political science and religious studies from the University of Kansas and graduate degrees in comparative religion and sociology from Harvard University and the University of ​ ​California, Santa Barbara, respectively. He is the primary co-author of Introduction to Punjabi: Grammar, Conversation, and Literature (Patiala: Punjabi University Press, 2011).​
20:45
January 26, 2016
Sikh Cast Ep8 - The 1st Female Turbaned Sikh Pilot in the World - Conversation with Arpinder Kaur
Today I spoke with the 1st female turbaned Sikh pilot in the world. I do not know of any before her so if I am wrong, please let me know.   Her name is Arpinder Kaur and I think all the women listening today will find her story very inspirational, I certainly did. Host: Manpreet Singh Jassal (@mjassal)Guest: Arpinder Kaur
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December 26, 2015