Articles

Living Gurbani: Work of a Lifetime

Satgur ki baani Sat Swaroop hai Gurbani buneay (SGGS Page 304 Guru Ram Das) Satguru’s Bani is the embodiment of the Truth The concept of Gurbani emanating from the Creator is quintessential to Sikhi. We revere and venerate Gurbani because it is Guru’s word or the Shabad Guru. What follows next is intriguing: Gurbani buneay Become Gurbani (A rather literal translation) Another ...

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How Adversity Breeds Resilience

Every life has trying times that we would like to sidestep. But they are inevitable and there is no running away from them. But adversity may, in fact, be necessary to a purpose-driven productive life. Guru Granth, the Sikh scripture, clearly points to it “Dukh daroo sukh roag bhaya” (p 469), meaning that comfort and pleasure are the disease, suffering ...

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EIGHTH ANNUAL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL:SIKH WOMEN

Trending: SikhWomen: Does everyone seem to be talking about women’s rights recently? Conferences, talks, vigils, kathaas, blogs, counter-blogs, and now the non-profit SikhNet’s recently announced theme for its eighth annual youth film festival: Sikh Women. If not for the current popularity of the theme, why this focus? And isn’t it dangerous to focus on “Sikh women” as a collective group, ...

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The Importance of Women’s Voices In Film

US: As an avid movie-goer and an even bigger Harry Potter fan, my ears always perk up when I hear reference made to my favorite magical characters. As I go through life meeting people who claim to be like Ron or Harry, I am always excited to meet young women who identify with Hermione Granger. This intelligent, politically active, fierce ...

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History of Sikh Ardas

Ardas was given to the Sikhs by Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. The first part invokes God and the blessings of the first nine Gurus. The second part recounts the events in the life of the Tenth Guru, the subsequent Sikh history, the struggles faced and the sacrifices made, for the reform of temples and the maintenance of Sikh tradition. ...

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