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  • When flying between Punjab and Mumbai, the Motherhood team gets opportunities to meet renowned artists from the entertainment industry.

It was a pleasure to meet the popular Punjabi singer, Guru Randhawa ji. He appreciated watching the Motherhood teasers, reading the official brochure and discussing this worldwide sewa project. He was amazed to see the enormous scale and scope of this beautiful initiative, and offered to help us in any way necessary.

We were delighted to learn that he is a heartfelt devotee of Guru Nanak Dev Ji; in the 20 minute meeting, he mentioned “Baba Nanak” more than 20 times! Thanks for your support, Guru Randhawa ji! Looking forward to partnering with you.

#GuruRandhawa 
#Bhangra 
#MotherhoodTheMovie
#MataSahibKaur
  • When flying between Punjab and Mumbai, the Motherhood team gets opportunities to meet renowned artists from the entertainment industry.

    It was a pleasure to meet the popular Punjabi singer, Guru Randhawa ji. He appreciated watching the Motherhood teasers, reading the official brochure and discussing this worldwide sewa project. He was amazed to see the enormous scale and scope of this beautiful initiative, and offered to help us in any way necessary.

    We were delighted to learn that he is a heartfelt devotee of Guru Nanak Dev Ji; in the 20 minute meeting, he mentioned “Baba Nanak” more than 20 times! Thanks for your support, Guru Randhawa ji! Looking forward to partnering with you.

    #GuruRandhawa
    #Bhangra
    #MotherhoodTheMovie
    #MataSahibKaur

  •  285  3  19 hours ago
  • (3/3)Even after they passed away it was the lineage of Baba Budha Sahib that performed the Tilak ceremony; Bhai Bhana Ji, Bhai Sarvan Ji, Bhai Jhanda Ji. Even at the time of annointing Guru Gobind Singh Ji as Guru; the ancestor at the time was only one years old; Bhai Raam Koer ji (later known as Baba Gurbakhsh Singh Ji). He despite being a child was lifted up and his hand ushered towards the forehead of Guru Sahib to perform this Ceremony in honour of the lineage of such an esteemed invidual. They are Pictured here in the service of the 6th Guru .
(Historical reference: Gursikha Di Bhagat Maala Dr Bhai Vir Singh ji, based on writings of Shaheed Bhai Mani Singh (Sikh of 10th Guru), originally taken from the 11 Vaar of Bhai Gurdas Ji (Sikh of 3rd-6th Guru)
(Image: Fresco, Samadh Bhai Than Singh, Kot Fateh Khan. Circa 1840)
  • (3/3)Even after they passed away it was the lineage of Baba Budha Sahib that performed the Tilak ceremony; Bhai Bhana Ji, Bhai Sarvan Ji, Bhai Jhanda Ji. Even at the time of annointing Guru Gobind Singh Ji as Guru; the ancestor at the time was only one years old; Bhai Raam Koer ji (later known as Baba Gurbakhsh Singh Ji). He despite being a child was lifted up and his hand ushered towards the forehead of Guru Sahib to perform this Ceremony in honour of the lineage of such an esteemed invidual. They are Pictured here in the service of the 6th Guru .
    (Historical reference: Gursikha Di Bhagat Maala Dr Bhai Vir Singh ji, based on writings of Shaheed Bhai Mani Singh (Sikh of 10th Guru), originally taken from the 11 Vaar of Bhai Gurdas Ji (Sikh of 3rd-6th Guru)
    (Image: Fresco, Samadh Bhai Than Singh, Kot Fateh Khan. Circa 1840)

  •  120  6  23 October, 2019
  • (2/3)Throughout the times of the first 6 Gurus they performed the 'Tilak' Ceremony for each Guru annointing each heir to the throne of Guru Nanak Dev Ji as the next Guru and played a part in the development of the Warrior Guru, Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji by teaching them Martial Warfare and battle strategy. The very incarnation of the 6th Guru was in part due to their mother Mata Ganga Ji making a supplication in front of Baba Budha Sahib Ji. Who foretold Mata Ji that their son would be a great warrior.
(CONTINUED IN PART 3)
  • (2/3)Throughout the times of the first 6 Gurus they performed the 'Tilak' Ceremony for each Guru annointing each heir to the throne of Guru Nanak Dev Ji as the next Guru and played a part in the development of the Warrior Guru, Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji by teaching them Martial Warfare and battle strategy. The very incarnation of the 6th Guru was in part due to their mother Mata Ganga Ji making a supplication in front of Baba Budha Sahib Ji. Who foretold Mata Ji that their son would be a great warrior.
    (CONTINUED IN PART 3)

  •  117  2  23 October, 2019
  • (1/3)Today is the Barsi of Baba Budha Sahib Ji; contemporary to all of the first 6 Gurus. When they first came to Guru Nanak Dev Ji they amused Guru Ji with their wit and maturity at such a young age (roughly 5). When Guru Sahib addressed the then Bhai Boorh Ji about their young age they replied "When Babur the tyrranous ruler invaded India I saw many fields of crop set on fire. Some fields were ripe and ready and some were unripe and hadn't matured. In this way I realised that  death will burn all of us equally without discriminating against age." As Kabir Sahib tell us in Guru Granth sahib Ji;
ਬਾਰੇ ਬੂਢੇ ਤਰੁਨੇ ਭੲੀਅਾ ਸਭਹੂ ਜਮੁ ਲੈ ਜੲੀ ਹੈ ਰੇ ॥
Death will take away children, the youthful and the elderly, equally. "So I should start my spiritual journey as soon as possible." Their reply gained them the title of 'Budha/wise one'.
(CONTINUED IN PART 2)
  • (1/3)Today is the Barsi of Baba Budha Sahib Ji; contemporary to all of the first 6 Gurus. When they first came to Guru Nanak Dev Ji they amused Guru Ji with their wit and maturity at such a young age (roughly 5). When Guru Sahib addressed the then Bhai Boorh Ji about their young age they replied "When Babur the tyrranous ruler invaded India I saw many fields of crop set on fire. Some fields were ripe and ready and some were unripe and hadn't matured. In this way I realised that death will burn all of us equally without discriminating against age." As Kabir Sahib tell us in Guru Granth sahib Ji;
    ਬਾਰੇ ਬੂਢੇ ਤਰੁਨੇ ਭੲੀਅਾ ਸਭਹੂ ਜਮੁ ਲੈ ਜੲੀ ਹੈ ਰੇ ॥
    Death will take away children, the youthful and the elderly, equally. "So I should start my spiritual journey as soon as possible." Their reply gained them the title of 'Budha/wise one'.
    (CONTINUED IN PART 2)

  •  91  2  23 October, 2019
  • Today we celebrate the Parkash purab of Sri Guru Ram Das Ji, our fourth Guru, we share some shabads praising our great Guru written by 17 Bhatt poets from the Swaiye of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji.

ਰਾਜੁ ਜੋਗੁ ਤਖਤੁ ਦੀਅਨੁ ਗੁਰ ਰਾਮਦਾਸ ॥
Guru Raam Daas has been blessed with the throne of Raaj and Yog - worldly riches whilst also being detached and connected to Vaheguru, God.

ਪ੍ਰਥਮੇ ਨਾਨਕ ਚੰਦੁ ਜਗਤ ਭਯੋ ਆਨੰਦੁ ਤਾਰਨਿ ਮਨੁਖ੍ਯ੍ ਜਨ ਕੀਅਉ ਪ੍ਰਗਾਸ ॥
First, Guru Nanak illuminated the world like the full moon, and filled it with bliss. To carry humanity across this worldly ocean he enlightened the masses and brought radiance to a dark age.

ਗੁਰ ਅੰਗਦ ਦੀਅਉ ਨਿਧਾਨੁ ਅਕਥ ਕਥਾ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਪੰਚ ਭੂਤ ਬਸਿ ਕੀਨੇ ਜਮਤ ਨ ਤ੍ਰਾਸ ॥
He blessed Guru Angad with the treasure chest of spiritual wisdom, and transcendental knowledge. He has overcome the five theives of virtues; Desire, Anger, Greed, Attachment and Ego, and has conquered the fear of death.

ਗੁਰ ਅਮਰੁ ਗੁਰੂ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਸਤਿ ਕਲਿਜੁਗਿ ਰਾਖੀ ਪਤਿ ਅਘਨ ਦੇਖਤ ਗਤੁ ਚਰਨ ਕਵਲ ਜਾਸ ॥
The Great True Guru, Guru Amar Das Ji has preserved the honor of his devotees in this Dark Age of KalYuga. Seeing his lotus feet, sin and evil are destroyed and liberation is attained.

ਸਭ ਬਿਧਿ ਮਾਨਿ੍ਉ ਮਨੁ ਤਬ ਹੀ ਭਯਉ ਪ੍ਰਸੰਨੁ ਰਾਜੁ ਜੋਗੁ ਤਖਤੁ ਦੀਅਨੁ ਗੁਰ ਰਾਮਦਾਸ ॥੪॥
When his mind was totally satisfied in every way, when he was totally pleased, he bestowed upon Guru Raam Das Ji the throne of Raaj and Yog.
  • Today we celebrate the Parkash purab of Sri Guru Ram Das Ji, our fourth Guru, we share some shabads praising our great Guru written by 17 Bhatt poets from the Swaiye of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji.

    ਰਾਜੁ ਜੋਗੁ ਤਖਤੁ ਦੀਅਨੁ ਗੁਰ ਰਾਮਦਾਸ ॥
    Guru Raam Daas has been blessed with the throne of Raaj and Yog - worldly riches whilst also being detached and connected to Vaheguru, God.

    ਪ੍ਰਥਮੇ ਨਾਨਕ ਚੰਦੁ ਜਗਤ ਭਯੋ ਆਨੰਦੁ ਤਾਰਨਿ ਮਨੁਖ੍ਯ੍ ਜਨ ਕੀਅਉ ਪ੍ਰਗਾਸ ॥
    First, Guru Nanak illuminated the world like the full moon, and filled it with bliss. To carry humanity across this worldly ocean he enlightened the masses and brought radiance to a dark age.

    ਗੁਰ ਅੰਗਦ ਦੀਅਉ ਨਿਧਾਨੁ ਅਕਥ ਕਥਾ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਪੰਚ ਭੂਤ ਬਸਿ ਕੀਨੇ ਜਮਤ ਨ ਤ੍ਰਾਸ ॥
    He blessed Guru Angad with the treasure chest of spiritual wisdom, and transcendental knowledge. He has overcome the five theives of virtues; Desire, Anger, Greed, Attachment and Ego, and has conquered the fear of death.

    ਗੁਰ ਅਮਰੁ ਗੁਰੂ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਸਤਿ ਕਲਿਜੁਗਿ ਰਾਖੀ ਪਤਿ ਅਘਨ ਦੇਖਤ ਗਤੁ ਚਰਨ ਕਵਲ ਜਾਸ ॥
    The Great True Guru, Guru Amar Das Ji has preserved the honor of his devotees in this Dark Age of KalYuga. Seeing his lotus feet, sin and evil are destroyed and liberation is attained.

    ਸਭ ਬਿਧਿ ਮਾਨਿ੍ਉ ਮਨੁ ਤਬ ਹੀ ਭਯਉ ਪ੍ਰਸੰਨੁ ਰਾਜੁ ਜੋਗੁ ਤਖਤੁ ਦੀਅਨੁ ਗੁਰ ਰਾਮਦਾਸ ॥੪॥
    When his mind was totally satisfied in every way, when he was totally pleased, he bestowed upon Guru Raam Das Ji the throne of Raaj and Yog.

  •  69  2  15 October, 2019
  • Today we celebrate the Parkash purab of Sri Guru Ram Das Ji, our fourth Guru, we share some shabads praising our great Guru written by 17 Bhatt poets from the Swaiye of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji.

ਸੇਜ ਸਧਾ ਸਹਜੁ ਛਾਵਾਣੁ ਸੰਤੋਖੁ ਸਰਾਇਚਉ ਸਦਾ ਸੀਲ ਸੰਨਾਹੁ ਸੋਹੈ ॥
On the bed of unwavering faith in the eternal Vaheguru, with the blankets of enlightenment, under the canopy of contentment, Guru Raam Das Ji, you are forever adorned with the armor of peace.

ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦਿ ਸਮਾਚਰਿਓ ਨਾਮੁ ਟੇਕ ਸੰਗਾਦਿ ਬੋਹੈ ॥
You have taken the word of your Guru, Sri Guru Amar Das Ji, and making this your support have spread the fragrance of this meditation to your devotees.

ਅਜੋਨੀਉ ਭਲ੍ਯ੍ ਅਮਲੁ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਸੰਗਿ ਨਿਵਾਸੁ ॥
Through the company of Guru Amar Das Ji you have truly become 'Amar'(immortal) and free of all impurities.

ਗੁਰ ਰਾਮਦਾਸ ਕਲ੍ਯ੍ਚਰੈ ਤੁਅ ਸਹਜ ਸਰੋਵਰਿ ਬਾਸੁ ॥੧੦॥
Speaks Kall: Guru Raam Daas, truly abide in the Sarovar(pool of nectar) of tranquility and enlightenment.
  • Today we celebrate the Parkash purab of Sri Guru Ram Das Ji, our fourth Guru, we share some shabads praising our great Guru written by 17 Bhatt poets from the Swaiye of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji.

    ਸੇਜ ਸਧਾ ਸਹਜੁ ਛਾਵਾਣੁ ਸੰਤੋਖੁ ਸਰਾਇਚਉ ਸਦਾ ਸੀਲ ਸੰਨਾਹੁ ਸੋਹੈ ॥
    On the bed of unwavering faith in the eternal Vaheguru, with the blankets of enlightenment, under the canopy of contentment, Guru Raam Das Ji, you are forever adorned with the armor of peace.

    ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦਿ ਸਮਾਚਰਿਓ ਨਾਮੁ ਟੇਕ ਸੰਗਾਦਿ ਬੋਹੈ ॥
    You have taken the word of your Guru, Sri Guru Amar Das Ji, and making this your support have spread the fragrance of this meditation to your devotees.

    ਅਜੋਨੀਉ ਭਲ੍ਯ੍ ਅਮਲੁ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਸੰਗਿ ਨਿਵਾਸੁ ॥
    Through the company of Guru Amar Das Ji you have truly become 'Amar'(immortal) and free of all impurities.

    ਗੁਰ ਰਾਮਦਾਸ ਕਲ੍ਯ੍ਚਰੈ ਤੁਅ ਸਹਜ ਸਰੋਵਰਿ ਬਾਸੁ ॥੧੦॥
    Speaks Kall: Guru Raam Daas, truly abide in the Sarovar(pool of nectar) of tranquility and enlightenment.

  •  103  2  15 October, 2019
  • Today we celebrate the Parkash purab of Sri Guru Ram Das Ji, our fourth Guru, we share some shabads praising our great Guru written by 17 Bhatt poets from the Swaiye of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji.
ਛੁਟਤ ਪਰਵਾਹ ਅਮਿਅ ਅਮਰਾ ਪਦ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਸਰੋਵਰ ਸਦ ਭਰਿਆ ॥
The stream of the immortal nectar flows and the highest eternal spiritual status is obtained; the Sarovar of Sri Harimandar Sahib Amritsar and the pool of Naam (meditating on the name of God) within us, are forever overflowing with this nectar due to the grace of Sri Guru Raam Das Ji.

ਤੇ ਪੀਵਹਿ ਸੰਤ ਕਰਹਿ ਮਨਿ ਮਜਨੁ ਪੁਬ ਜਿਨਹੁ ਸੇਵਾ ਕਰੀਆ ॥
The true Saints who have served the Lord in their past lives become blessed enough to taste this nectar, bathe within it and purify themselves.

ਤਿਨ ਭਉ ਨਿਵਾਰਿ ਅਨਭੈ ਪਦੁ ਦੀਨਾ ਸਬਦ ਮਾਤ੍ਰ ਤੇ ਉਧਰ ਧਰੇ ॥
God removes their fears and elevates them to a fearless spiritual state. They are saved from this world through the word of the true Guru.
ਕਵਿ ਕਲ੍ਯ੍ ਠਕੁਰ ਹਰਦਾਸ ਤਨੇ ਗੁਰ ਰਾਮਦਾਸ ਸਰ ਅਭਰ ਭਰੇ ॥੨॥
Speaks Kall the poet: Guru Raam Daas, the son of Pita Har Daas Ji, fills the empty pools of Amritsar, and of those beings that were without spiritual wealth, with this neverending bliss.
  • Today we celebrate the Parkash purab of Sri Guru Ram Das Ji, our fourth Guru, we share some shabads praising our great Guru written by 17 Bhatt poets from the Swaiye of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji.
    ਛੁਟਤ ਪਰਵਾਹ ਅਮਿਅ ਅਮਰਾ ਪਦ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਸਰੋਵਰ ਸਦ ਭਰਿਆ ॥
    The stream of the immortal nectar flows and the highest eternal spiritual status is obtained; the Sarovar of Sri Harimandar Sahib Amritsar and the pool of Naam (meditating on the name of God) within us, are forever overflowing with this nectar due to the grace of Sri Guru Raam Das Ji.

    ਤੇ ਪੀਵਹਿ ਸੰਤ ਕਰਹਿ ਮਨਿ ਮਜਨੁ ਪੁਬ ਜਿਨਹੁ ਸੇਵਾ ਕਰੀਆ ॥
    The true Saints who have served the Lord in their past lives become blessed enough to taste this nectar, bathe within it and purify themselves.

    ਤਿਨ ਭਉ ਨਿਵਾਰਿ ਅਨਭੈ ਪਦੁ ਦੀਨਾ ਸਬਦ ਮਾਤ੍ਰ ਤੇ ਉਧਰ ਧਰੇ ॥
    God removes their fears and elevates them to a fearless spiritual state. They are saved from this world through the word of the true Guru.
    ਕਵਿ ਕਲ੍ਯ੍ ਠਕੁਰ ਹਰਦਾਸ ਤਨੇ ਗੁਰ ਰਾਮਦਾਸ ਸਰ ਅਭਰ ਭਰੇ ॥੨॥
    Speaks Kall the poet: Guru Raam Daas, the son of Pita Har Daas Ji, fills the empty pools of Amritsar, and of those beings that were without spiritual wealth, with this neverending bliss.

  •  77  3  15 October, 2019
  • Mata Sahib Kaur was not Guru Gobind Singh Sahib’s wife in a traditional sense. Mata Sahib Kaur was a unique individual whose love for the Guru was profound & transformative. When she came to Anandpur she insisted on dedicating herself completely to Guru Sahib. Guru Gobind Singh Sahib informed her at the time that though she had made a commitment to him, he was already married and could not have more children with her. Mata ji understood, but like many of us, she longed for a family of her own. Guru Ji would fulfill her desire with a grand gesture.

The Khalsa was not born in 1699, it was revealed. The Khalsa is an aspect of Guru Nanak Sahib ji, it can never actually be born (because it cannot die). However, each individual Amrit Sanchar is a rebirth for the Sikhs taking part. We shed our past and are born in the Royal House of Nanak.

In the Khalsa, men have been given the name Singh, and women Kaur, both titles that mean Prince for Rajputs (Guru Gobind Singh Sahib modeled much of our sovereign identity on Rajput traditions). If we are princesses & princes of the Guru, then Guru Gobind Singh Sahib is our emperor, & Mata Sahib Kaur our empress. Just as royalty has been infused in us by the Guru, the creative aspect of the Guru’s sovereign power has been infused in Mata ji, who has been made our royal mother.

Mata Sahib Kaur took very seriously her role as Mother of the Khalsa. Many of us don’t know that there was an era when the Panth was being led by women. In the time period before the rise of the Dal Khalsa under Navab Kapur Singh in the 1730's, and after the Shahidi of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur in 1716, it was Mata Sahib Kaur & Mata Sundari (Jito) who led the Khalsa Panth. So great was their authority, that they issued Hukams in their own names. Though they were living on the outskirts of Delhi, they ran the affairs of the Panth. Using Sikhs like Bhai Mani Singh & Divan Darbara Singh as intermediaries, the two Matas kept the Panth united and strong in our darkest time, when we were most vulnerable.

Regardless of our background, all Sikhs are united as children of Mata Sahib Kaur.

Dhan Mata Sahib Kaur
  • Mata Sahib Kaur was not Guru Gobind Singh Sahib’s wife in a traditional sense. Mata Sahib Kaur was a unique individual whose love for the Guru was profound & transformative. When she came to Anandpur she insisted on dedicating herself completely to Guru Sahib. Guru Gobind Singh Sahib informed her at the time that though she had made a commitment to him, he was already married and could not have more children with her. Mata ji understood, but like many of us, she longed for a family of her own. Guru Ji would fulfill her desire with a grand gesture.

    The Khalsa was not born in 1699, it was revealed. The Khalsa is an aspect of Guru Nanak Sahib ji, it can never actually be born (because it cannot die). However, each individual Amrit Sanchar is a rebirth for the Sikhs taking part. We shed our past and are born in the Royal House of Nanak.

    In the Khalsa, men have been given the name Singh, and women Kaur, both titles that mean Prince for Rajputs (Guru Gobind Singh Sahib modeled much of our sovereign identity on Rajput traditions). If we are princesses & princes of the Guru, then Guru Gobind Singh Sahib is our emperor, & Mata Sahib Kaur our empress. Just as royalty has been infused in us by the Guru, the creative aspect of the Guru’s sovereign power has been infused in Mata ji, who has been made our royal mother.

    Mata Sahib Kaur took very seriously her role as Mother of the Khalsa. Many of us don’t know that there was an era when the Panth was being led by women. In the time period before the rise of the Dal Khalsa under Navab Kapur Singh in the 1730's, and after the Shahidi of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur in 1716, it was Mata Sahib Kaur & Mata Sundari (Jito) who led the Khalsa Panth. So great was their authority, that they issued Hukams in their own names. Though they were living on the outskirts of Delhi, they ran the affairs of the Panth. Using Sikhs like Bhai Mani Singh & Divan Darbara Singh as intermediaries, the two Matas kept the Panth united and strong in our darkest time, when we were most vulnerable.

    Regardless of our background, all Sikhs are united as children of Mata Sahib Kaur.

    Dhan Mata Sahib Kaur

  •  168  3  28 September, 2019
  • To celebrate 550 years since the arrival of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji into this world, MSKETrust are starting a parchar tour where we follow in the footsteps of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji by looking at the Gurdwaras, asthaans, towns, cities and even houses connected to them.

Bhai Charanvir Singh starts the tour this Friday in Northampton with a talk on Sri Nankana Sahib Ji, follow @msketrust to keep up to date with the next locations and also contact us to book a talk for your local gurdwara sahib, Sikh soc or school.
  • To celebrate 550 years since the arrival of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji into this world, MSKETrust are starting a parchar tour where we follow in the footsteps of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji by looking at the Gurdwaras, asthaans, towns, cities and even houses connected to them.

    Bhai Charanvir Singh starts the tour this Friday in Northampton with a talk on Sri Nankana Sahib Ji, follow @msketrust to keep up to date with the next locations and also contact us to book a talk for your local gurdwara sahib, Sikh soc or school.

  •  89  2  25 September, 2019
  • ਸੰਤ ਗਿਆਨੀ ਇੰਦਰਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਵੈਰਾਗੀ ਸਾਧੂ ਜਨ ਰਕਬੇ ਵਾਲੇ ਜਥਾ ਭਿੰਡਰਾਂ 🌹🌹 ਧੰਨ ਮੂਲਮੰਤਰ ਤੇ ਜਪੁਜੀ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦੀ ਸੇਵਾ ਅਕਾਲ ਕੇ ੫੫੦ਵੱਂ ਪਰਕਾਸ਼ ਦਿਹਾੜੇ ਲਈ ।। 🌹🌹🙏🏻🙏🏻 #bhagatkabirji #nihung #dhangurunanak #gurugobindsinghji #matasahibkaur #akaal #waheguru #bhagwan #likeforlikes
  • ਸੰਤ ਗਿਆਨੀ ਇੰਦਰਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਵੈਰਾਗੀ ਸਾਧੂ ਜਨ ਰਕਬੇ ਵਾਲੇ ਜਥਾ ਭਿੰਡਰਾਂ 🌹🌹 ਧੰਨ ਮੂਲਮੰਤਰ ਤੇ ਜਪੁਜੀ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦੀ ਸੇਵਾ ਅਕਾਲ ਕੇ ੫੫੦ਵੱਂ ਪਰਕਾਸ਼ ਦਿਹਾੜੇ ਲਈ ।। 🌹🌹🙏🏻🙏🏻 #bhagatkabirji #nihung #dhangurunanak #gurugobindsinghji #matasahibkaur #akaal #waheguru #bhagwan #likeforlikes

  •  295  7  19 September, 2019
  • #Repost • @msketrust ਤ੍ਰਿਪਤਾ ਗੁਰ ਮਾਤ ਸੁਨੀ ਜਬ ਬਾਤ ਰਿਦੈ ਹਰਖੀ ਜਿੳੁ ਨਵੋ ਨਿਧਿ ਪਾੲੀ।
When Guru Ji's Mother Mata Tripta Ji heard the news of the proposal she became imbued in such happiness. As if she had attained the 9 treasures of the world.

ਕਾਲੂ ਨੈ ਬਾਤ ਸੁਨੀ ਹਰਖਯੋ ਘਨਘੋਰ ਤੇ ਮੋਰ ਮਨੋ ਸੁਖ ਪਾੲੀ।
When Guru Ji's Father Mehta Kalyan Chandr Ji heard they became lost in joy. Like a peacock when it hears the thundering of clouds bringing its beloved rain.

When it was time to travel to Batala for the wedding day.

ਲੀਨੇ ਤੁਰੰਗਮ ਭੂਖਨ ਸੰਜੁਤਿ ਸੁੰਦਰ ਜ਼ੀਨ ਜਿਨੈ ਛਬਿ ਛਾੲੀ।
Guru Ji mounted the horse decorated with jewels and Gold, adorned with an embellished saddle and throw of immeasurable beauty.

Here upon hearing some news of mild disputes between the two families of Guru Ji and Mata Sulakhni Ji a local Pandit had tried to steal the chance and have his daughter marry the great Mehta Kalyan Chandr's son.
When he was rejected by Guru Ji's father he became infuriated and planned to push a crooked weak wall on to Guru Ji, as they were sitting against it. 
An old lady walking by Guru Ji had let them know, to which they blissfully replied "Mata Ji this wall will remain for decades, centuries and Ages to come. 
When the Pandit came to push this wall it remained sturdy and til this day does too as per the power of Guru Nanak Dev Ji's words. The Gurdwara sahib that still stands is called Gurdwara Kandh Sahib

ਅੰਦਰ ਸੁੰਦਰ ਸਦਨ ਤੇ ਲਯਾੲੇ ਮੋਦਿ ਬਿਲੰਦ।
From within the house emerged the tall and radiant Mata Sulakhni Ji, whose name itself meant 'Lady of the highest virtues'.
ਲਖਮੀ ਰੂਪ ਸੁਲਖਨੀ ਢਿਗ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਨਾਨਕ ਚੰਦ।
She emanated the form of a Goddess. With Guru Nanak Dev Ji glowing like the full Moon beside them. 
We can learn so much from Guru Nanak Dev Ji's wedding. The countless people they blessed, such as Bhai Mardana Ji who had asked for a gift, and was blessed with clothes, money and also the gift of Kirtan running through the blood of their ancestors to come. 
We see how peaceful Guru Ji were during this year long process and how all of their loved ones were in awe of their beauty and nature. 
We also see how respected their Father was Mehta Kalyan Chandr Ji.
CONTINUED IN COMMENTS.
  • #Repost@msketrust ਤ੍ਰਿਪਤਾ ਗੁਰ ਮਾਤ ਸੁਨੀ ਜਬ ਬਾਤ ਰਿਦੈ ਹਰਖੀ ਜਿੳੁ ਨਵੋ ਨਿਧਿ ਪਾੲੀ।
    When Guru Ji's Mother Mata Tripta Ji heard the news of the proposal she became imbued in such happiness. As if she had attained the 9 treasures of the world.

    ਕਾਲੂ ਨੈ ਬਾਤ ਸੁਨੀ ਹਰਖਯੋ ਘਨਘੋਰ ਤੇ ਮੋਰ ਮਨੋ ਸੁਖ ਪਾੲੀ।
    When Guru Ji's Father Mehta Kalyan Chandr Ji heard they became lost in joy. Like a peacock when it hears the thundering of clouds bringing its beloved rain.

    When it was time to travel to Batala for the wedding day.

    ਲੀਨੇ ਤੁਰੰਗਮ ਭੂਖਨ ਸੰਜੁਤਿ ਸੁੰਦਰ ਜ਼ੀਨ ਜਿਨੈ ਛਬਿ ਛਾੲੀ।
    Guru Ji mounted the horse decorated with jewels and Gold, adorned with an embellished saddle and throw of immeasurable beauty.

    Here upon hearing some news of mild disputes between the two families of Guru Ji and Mata Sulakhni Ji a local Pandit had tried to steal the chance and have his daughter marry the great Mehta Kalyan Chandr's son.
    When he was rejected by Guru Ji's father he became infuriated and planned to push a crooked weak wall on to Guru Ji, as they were sitting against it.
    An old lady walking by Guru Ji had let them know, to which they blissfully replied "Mata Ji this wall will remain for decades, centuries and Ages to come.
    When the Pandit came to push this wall it remained sturdy and til this day does too as per the power of Guru Nanak Dev Ji's words. The Gurdwara sahib that still stands is called Gurdwara Kandh Sahib

    ਅੰਦਰ ਸੁੰਦਰ ਸਦਨ ਤੇ ਲਯਾੲੇ ਮੋਦਿ ਬਿਲੰਦ।
    From within the house emerged the tall and radiant Mata Sulakhni Ji, whose name itself meant 'Lady of the highest virtues'.
    ਲਖਮੀ ਰੂਪ ਸੁਲਖਨੀ ਢਿਗ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਨਾਨਕ ਚੰਦ।
    She emanated the form of a Goddess. With Guru Nanak Dev Ji glowing like the full Moon beside them.
    We can learn so much from Guru Nanak Dev Ji's wedding. The countless people they blessed, such as Bhai Mardana Ji who had asked for a gift, and was blessed with clothes, money and also the gift of Kirtan running through the blood of their ancestors to come.
    We see how peaceful Guru Ji were during this year long process and how all of their loved ones were in awe of their beauty and nature.
    We also see how respected their Father was Mehta Kalyan Chandr Ji.
    CONTINUED IN COMMENTS.

  •  82  1  5 September, 2019
  • ਤ੍ਰਿਪਤਾ ਗੁਰ ਮਾਤ ਸੁਨੀ ਜਬ ਬਾਤ ਰਿਦੈ ਹਰਖੀ ਜਿੳੁ ਨਵੋ ਨਿਧਿ ਪਾੲੀ।
When Guru Ji's Mother Mata Tripta Ji heard the news of the proposal she became imbued in such happiness. As if she had attained the 9 treasures of the world.

ਕਾਲੂ ਨੈ ਬਾਤ ਸੁਨੀ ਹਰਖਯੋ ਘਨਘੋਰ ਤੇ ਮੋਰ ਮਨੋ ਸੁਖ ਪਾੲੀ।
When Guru Ji's Father Mehta Kalyan Chandr Ji heard they became lost in joy. Like a peacock when it hears the thundering of clouds bringing its beloved rain.

When it was time to travel to Batala for the wedding day.

ਲੀਨੇ ਤੁਰੰਗਮ ਭੂਖਨ ਸੰਜੁਤਿ ਸੁੰਦਰ ਜ਼ੀਨ ਜਿਨੈ ਛਬਿ ਛਾੲੀ।
Guru Ji mounted the horse decorated with jewels and Gold, adorned with an embellished saddle and throw of immeasurable beauty.

Here upon hearing some news of mild disputes between the two families of Guru Ji and Mata Sulakhni Ji a local Pandit had tried to steal the chance and have his daughter marry the great Mehta Kalyan Chandr's son.
When he was rejected by Guru Ji's father he became infuriated and planned to push a crooked weak wall on to Guru Ji, as they were sitting against it. 
An old lady walking by Guru Ji had let them know, to which they blissfully replied "Mata Ji this wall will remain for decades, centuries and Ages to come. 
When the Pandit came to push this wall it remained sturdy and til this day does too as per the power of Guru Nanak Dev Ji's words. The Gurdwara sahib that still stands is called Gurdwara Kandh Sahib

ਅੰਦਰ ਸੁੰਦਰ ਸਦਨ ਤੇ ਲਯਾੲੇ ਮੋਦਿ ਬਿਲੰਦ।
From within the house emerged the tall and radiant Mata Sulakhni Ji, whose name itself meant 'Lady of the highest virtues'.
ਲਖਮੀ ਰੂਪ ਸੁਲਖਨੀ ਢਿਗ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਨਾਨਕ ਚੰਦ।
She emanated the form of a Goddess. With Guru Nanak Dev Ji glowing like the full Moon beside them. 
We can learn so much from Guru Nanak Dev Ji's wedding. The countless people they blessed, such as Bhai Mardana Ji who had asked for a gift, and was blessed with clothes, money and also the gift of Kirtan running through the blood of their ancestors to come. 
We see how peaceful Guru Ji were during this year long process and how all of their loved ones were in awe of their beauty and nature. 
We also see how respected their Father was Mehta Kalyan Chandr Ji.
CONTINUED IN COMMENTS.
  • ਤ੍ਰਿਪਤਾ ਗੁਰ ਮਾਤ ਸੁਨੀ ਜਬ ਬਾਤ ਰਿਦੈ ਹਰਖੀ ਜਿੳੁ ਨਵੋ ਨਿਧਿ ਪਾੲੀ।
    When Guru Ji's Mother Mata Tripta Ji heard the news of the proposal she became imbued in such happiness. As if she had attained the 9 treasures of the world.

    ਕਾਲੂ ਨੈ ਬਾਤ ਸੁਨੀ ਹਰਖਯੋ ਘਨਘੋਰ ਤੇ ਮੋਰ ਮਨੋ ਸੁਖ ਪਾੲੀ।
    When Guru Ji's Father Mehta Kalyan Chandr Ji heard they became lost in joy. Like a peacock when it hears the thundering of clouds bringing its beloved rain.

    When it was time to travel to Batala for the wedding day.

    ਲੀਨੇ ਤੁਰੰਗਮ ਭੂਖਨ ਸੰਜੁਤਿ ਸੁੰਦਰ ਜ਼ੀਨ ਜਿਨੈ ਛਬਿ ਛਾੲੀ।
    Guru Ji mounted the horse decorated with jewels and Gold, adorned with an embellished saddle and throw of immeasurable beauty.

    Here upon hearing some news of mild disputes between the two families of Guru Ji and Mata Sulakhni Ji a local Pandit had tried to steal the chance and have his daughter marry the great Mehta Kalyan Chandr's son.
    When he was rejected by Guru Ji's father he became infuriated and planned to push a crooked weak wall on to Guru Ji, as they were sitting against it.
    An old lady walking by Guru Ji had let them know, to which they blissfully replied "Mata Ji this wall will remain for decades, centuries and Ages to come.
    When the Pandit came to push this wall it remained sturdy and til this day does too as per the power of Guru Nanak Dev Ji's words. The Gurdwara sahib that still stands is called Gurdwara Kandh Sahib

    ਅੰਦਰ ਸੁੰਦਰ ਸਦਨ ਤੇ ਲਯਾੲੇ ਮੋਦਿ ਬਿਲੰਦ।
    From within the house emerged the tall and radiant Mata Sulakhni Ji, whose name itself meant 'Lady of the highest virtues'.
    ਲਖਮੀ ਰੂਪ ਸੁਲਖਨੀ ਢਿਗ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਨਾਨਕ ਚੰਦ।
    She emanated the form of a Goddess. With Guru Nanak Dev Ji glowing like the full Moon beside them.
    We can learn so much from Guru Nanak Dev Ji's wedding. The countless people they blessed, such as Bhai Mardana Ji who had asked for a gift, and was blessed with clothes, money and also the gift of Kirtan running through the blood of their ancestors to come.
    We see how peaceful Guru Ji were during this year long process and how all of their loved ones were in awe of their beauty and nature.
    We also see how respected their Father was Mehta Kalyan Chandr Ji.
    CONTINUED IN COMMENTS.

  •  154  4  5 September, 2019
  • (3/3)ਮੰਜੀ ਸਹਤ ਗ੍ਰਿੰਥ ਤਹਿ ਥਾਪਿ। ਬੈਠ ਨਿਕਟ ਗੁਰੂ ਤਬਿ ਅਾਪਿ।
After Baba Budha Ji placed Guru Granth Sahib on the Manji/bedded throne, Guru Arjan Dev Ji sat beside them.

ਬੁਢਾ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਖੋਲਹੁ ਗ੍ਰਿੰਥ। ਲੇਹੁ ਅਵਾਜ਼ ਸੁਨਹਿ ਸਭਿ ਪੰਥ।
They then spoke " Baba Budha Ji parkash(open) Guru Granth Sahib Ji and let the nation of Sikhs hear the speech of the Eternal Guru.

ਅਦਬ ਸੰਗ ਤਬਿ ਗ੍ਰਿੰਥ ਕੋ ਖੋਲਾ। ਲੇ ਅਵਾਜ਼ ਬੁਢਾ ਮੁਖ ਬੋਲਾ।
Then with Great Respect Baba Ji opened Guru Granth Sahib Ji and recited the Shabad he saw.

ਸੂਹੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥ 
Sūhī, Fifth Guru: 
ਸੰਤਾ ਕੇ ਕਾਰਜਿ ਆਪਿ ਖਲੋਇਆ ਹਰਿ ਕੰਮੁ ਕਰਾਵਣਿ ਆਇਆ ਰਾਮ ॥ 
The Lord Himself has stood up to resolve the affairs of the Saints; He has come to complete their tasks. 
ਧਰਤਿ ਸੁਹਾਵੀ ਤਾਲੁ ਸੁਹਾਵਾ ਵਿਚਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਜਲੁ ਛਾਇਆ ਰਾਮ ॥
The land is beautiful, and the pool is beautiful; within it is contained the Ambrosial Water.

ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਜਲੁ ਛਾਇਆ ਪੂਰਨ ਸਾਜੁ ਕਰਾਇਆ ਸਗਲ ਮਨੋਰਥ ਪੂਰੇ ॥
The Ambrosial Water is filling it, and my job is perfectly complete; all my desires are fulfilled.

ਜੈ ਜੈ ਕਾਰੁ ਭਇਆ ਜਗ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਲਾਥੇ ਸਗਲ ਵਿਸੂਰੇ ॥ 
Congratulations are pouring in from all over the world; all my sorrows are eliminated.

ਪੂਰਨ ਪੁਰਖ ਅਚੁਤ ਅਬਿਨਾਸੀ ਜਸੁ ਵੇਦ ਪੁਰਾਣੀ ਗਾਇਆ ॥
The Vedas and the Puraanas sing the Praises of the Perfect, Unchanging, Imperishable Primal Lord.

ਅਪਨਾ ਬਿਰਦੁ ਰਖਿਆ ਪਰਮੇਸਰਿ ਨਾਨਕ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਇਆ ॥੧॥
The Transcendent Lord has kept His promise, and confirmed His nature; Nanak meditates on the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||1|| ਨਵ ਨਿਧਿ ਸਿਧਿ ਰਿਧਿ ਦੀਨੇ ਕਰਤੇ ਤੋਟਿ ਨ ਆਵੈ ਕਾਈ ਰਾਮ ॥ 
The Creator has given me the nine treasures, wealth and spiritual powers, and I do not lack anything.

ਖਾਤ ਖਰਚਤ ਬਿਲਛਤ ਸੁਖੁ ਪਾਇਆ ਕਰਤੇ ਕੀ ਦਾਤਿ ਸਵਾਈ ਰਾਮ ॥ 
Eating, spending and enjoying, I have found peace; the gifts of the Creator Lord continually increase.

ਦਾਤਿ ਸਵਾਈ ਨਿਖੁਟਿ ਨ ਜਾਈ ਅੰਤਰਜਾਮੀ ਪਾਇਆ ॥ 
His gifts increase and shall never be exhausted; I have found the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts.

ਕੋਟਿ ਬਿਘਨ ਸਗਲੇ ਉਠਿ ਨਾਠੇ ਦੂਖੁ ਨ ਨੇੜੈ ਆਇਆ ॥ 
Millions of obstacles have all been removed, and pain does not even approach me.

ਸਾਂਤਿ ਸਹਜ ਆਨੰਦ ਘਨੇਰੇ ਬਿਨਸੀ ਭੂਖ ਸਬਾਈ ॥ 
Tranquility, peace, poise and bliss in abundance prevail, and all my hunger is satisfied.
(CONTINUED IN COMMENTS)
  • (3/3)ਮੰਜੀ ਸਹਤ ਗ੍ਰਿੰਥ ਤਹਿ ਥਾਪਿ। ਬੈਠ ਨਿਕਟ ਗੁਰੂ ਤਬਿ ਅਾਪਿ।
    After Baba Budha Ji placed Guru Granth Sahib on the Manji/bedded throne, Guru Arjan Dev Ji sat beside them.

    ਬੁਢਾ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਖੋਲਹੁ ਗ੍ਰਿੰਥ। ਲੇਹੁ ਅਵਾਜ਼ ਸੁਨਹਿ ਸਭਿ ਪੰਥ।
    They then spoke " Baba Budha Ji parkash(open) Guru Granth Sahib Ji and let the nation of Sikhs hear the speech of the Eternal Guru.

    ਅਦਬ ਸੰਗ ਤਬਿ ਗ੍ਰਿੰਥ ਕੋ ਖੋਲਾ। ਲੇ ਅਵਾਜ਼ ਬੁਢਾ ਮੁਖ ਬੋਲਾ।
    Then with Great Respect Baba Ji opened Guru Granth Sahib Ji and recited the Shabad he saw.

    ਸੂਹੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥ 
    Sūhī, Fifth Guru:
    ਸੰਤਾ ਕੇ ਕਾਰਜਿ ਆਪਿ ਖਲੋਇਆ ਹਰਿ ਕੰਮੁ ਕਰਾਵਣਿ ਆਇਆ ਰਾਮ ॥ 
    The Lord Himself has stood up to resolve the affairs of the Saints; He has come to complete their tasks.
    ਧਰਤਿ ਸੁਹਾਵੀ ਤਾਲੁ ਸੁਹਾਵਾ ਵਿਚਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਜਲੁ ਛਾਇਆ ਰਾਮ ॥
    The land is beautiful, and the pool is beautiful; within it is contained the Ambrosial Water.

    ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਜਲੁ ਛਾਇਆ ਪੂਰਨ ਸਾਜੁ ਕਰਾਇਆ ਸਗਲ ਮਨੋਰਥ ਪੂਰੇ ॥
    The Ambrosial Water is filling it, and my job is perfectly complete; all my desires are fulfilled.

    ਜੈ ਜੈ ਕਾਰੁ ਭਇਆ ਜਗ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਲਾਥੇ ਸਗਲ ਵਿਸੂਰੇ ॥ 
    Congratulations are pouring in from all over the world; all my sorrows are eliminated.

    ਪੂਰਨ ਪੁਰਖ ਅਚੁਤ ਅਬਿਨਾਸੀ ਜਸੁ ਵੇਦ ਪੁਰਾਣੀ ਗਾਇਆ ॥
    The Vedas and the Puraanas sing the Praises of the Perfect, Unchanging, Imperishable Primal Lord.

    ਅਪਨਾ ਬਿਰਦੁ ਰਖਿਆ ਪਰਮੇਸਰਿ ਨਾਨਕ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਇਆ ॥੧॥
    The Transcendent Lord has kept His promise, and confirmed His nature; Nanak meditates on the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||1|| ਨਵ ਨਿਧਿ ਸਿਧਿ ਰਿਧਿ ਦੀਨੇ ਕਰਤੇ ਤੋਟਿ ਨ ਆਵੈ ਕਾਈ ਰਾਮ ॥ 
    The Creator has given me the nine treasures, wealth and spiritual powers, and I do not lack anything.

    ਖਾਤ ਖਰਚਤ ਬਿਲਛਤ ਸੁਖੁ ਪਾਇਆ ਕਰਤੇ ਕੀ ਦਾਤਿ ਸਵਾਈ ਰਾਮ ॥ 
    Eating, spending and enjoying, I have found peace; the gifts of the Creator Lord continually increase.

    ਦਾਤਿ ਸਵਾਈ ਨਿਖੁਟਿ ਨ ਜਾਈ ਅੰਤਰਜਾਮੀ ਪਾਇਆ ॥ 
    His gifts increase and shall never be exhausted; I have found the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts.

    ਕੋਟਿ ਬਿਘਨ ਸਗਲੇ ਉਠਿ ਨਾਠੇ ਦੂਖੁ ਨ ਨੇੜੈ ਆਇਆ ॥ 
    Millions of obstacles have all been removed, and pain does not even approach me.

    ਸਾਂਤਿ ਸਹਜ ਆਨੰਦ ਘਨੇਰੇ ਬਿਨਸੀ ਭੂਖ ਸਬਾਈ ॥ 
    Tranquility, peace, poise and bliss in abundance prevail, and all my hunger is satisfied.
    (CONTINUED IN COMMENTS)

  •  128  2  31 August, 2019
  • (2/3)They looked towards Baba Budha Ji and decided
ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰ ਨਾਨਕ ਕੋ ਦਰਸ਼ਨ ਕੀਨਿ। ਅਸ ਬੁਢਾ ਬਿਚ ਸੇਵ ਪ੍ਰਬੀਨ।
Baba Budha Ji has done seva of Guru Nanak Dev Ji all the way to the Fifth and Sixth Guru.
He is the most capable of this highest Seva.

ਬੁਢਾ ਨਿਜ ਸਿਰ ਪਰ ਧਰਿ ਗ੍ਰਿੰਥ। ਅਾਗੇ ਚਲਹੁ ਸੁਧਾਸਰ ਪੰਥ।
Guru Ji ordered "Baba Ji take Granth Sahib Ji on your head and walk towards the lake of immortality, Sri Harimander Sahib, Amritsar.

ਸੁੰਦਰ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਹਰਿ ਗੋਵਿੰਦ ਚੰਦ। ਸੰਗ ਚਲਤਿ ਹੁੲਿ ਸ਼ੋਭ ਬਿਲੰਦ।
The beautiful son of the Fifth Guru, Guru Hargobind Sahib ji walked with them all, their presence added to the great beauty of the procession. (CONTINUED IN THE NEXT POST)
  • (2/3)They looked towards Baba Budha Ji and decided
    ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰ ਨਾਨਕ ਕੋ ਦਰਸ਼ਨ ਕੀਨਿ। ਅਸ ਬੁਢਾ ਬਿਚ ਸੇਵ ਪ੍ਰਬੀਨ।
    Baba Budha Ji has done seva of Guru Nanak Dev Ji all the way to the Fifth and Sixth Guru.
    He is the most capable of this highest Seva.

    ਬੁਢਾ ਨਿਜ ਸਿਰ ਪਰ ਧਰਿ ਗ੍ਰਿੰਥ। ਅਾਗੇ ਚਲਹੁ ਸੁਧਾਸਰ ਪੰਥ।
    Guru Ji ordered "Baba Ji take Granth Sahib Ji on your head and walk towards the lake of immortality, Sri Harimander Sahib, Amritsar.

    ਸੁੰਦਰ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਹਰਿ ਗੋਵਿੰਦ ਚੰਦ। ਸੰਗ ਚਲਤਿ ਹੁੲਿ ਸ਼ੋਭ ਬਿਲੰਦ।
    The beautiful son of the Fifth Guru, Guru Hargobind Sahib ji walked with them all, their presence added to the great beauty of the procession. (CONTINUED IN THE NEXT POST)

  •  178  5  31 August, 2019
  • (1/3)Today we celebrate a momentous day in Sikh History, the first Parkash of our eternal Guru, Guru Granth Sahib Ji, revealed to us by the Fifth Guru, Guru Arjan Dev Ji, containing writings of the Gurus, Sikhs and Bhagats from various cultures and walks of life, listen to the days events and what teaching Guru Ji gave us in this 3 part series.

ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰ ਕੇਰ ਸਰੀਰ ਜੁੳੂ ਸਭਿ ਥਾਨ ਸਮੈ ਸਭਿ ਨਾ ਦਰਸੈ ਹੈ।
The physical body of the Guru can only be seen in certain places and times when they are present. But Guru Granth Sahib Ji will bless so many with Darshan all over the world at the same time.
ਗ੍ਰਿੰਥ ਰਿਦਾ ਗੁਰ ਕੋ ੲਿਹ ਜਾਨਹੁ ੳੁਤਮ ਹੈ ਸਭਿ ਕਾਲ ਰਹੈ ਹੈ।
Recognise the Granth Sahib as the heart of the Guru and will remain the Greatest Guru in all of the world at all times.
ਮੇਰੇ ਸਰੂਪ ਤੇ ਯਾਂਤੇ ਹੈ ਦੀਰਘ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਜਾਨਿ ਅਦਾੲਿਬ ਕੈ ਹੈ।
Understand myself as the smaller Guru (in respect to time on this earth) and understand Guru Granth Sahib Ji as greater/eternal.
ਪੂਜਹੁ ਚੰਦਨ ਕੇਸਰ ਕੋ ਘਸਿ ਧੂਪ ਧੁਖਾੲਿ ਕੈ ਫੂਲ ਚਢੈ ਹੈ।
Worship Guru Ji with saffron, sandalwood and other fragrances and Dhoop, always offer flowers to Guru Sahib Ji.

Then Guru Arjan Dev Ji looked to who would first give the masses their first glimpse of Guru Granth Sahib Jis writings, seeing the ego of those directly related to the previous Gurus from the Bedi, Trehan, Bhalle and Sodhi clans they searched for someone who was 
1. Free of ego 
2. A complete servant of the Guru
3. Had lived in the company of the Gurus (CONTINUED IN THE NEXT POST)
  • (1/3)Today we celebrate a momentous day in Sikh History, the first Parkash of our eternal Guru, Guru Granth Sahib Ji, revealed to us by the Fifth Guru, Guru Arjan Dev Ji, containing writings of the Gurus, Sikhs and Bhagats from various cultures and walks of life, listen to the days events and what teaching Guru Ji gave us in this 3 part series.

    ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰ ਕੇਰ ਸਰੀਰ ਜੁੳੂ ਸਭਿ ਥਾਨ ਸਮੈ ਸਭਿ ਨਾ ਦਰਸੈ ਹੈ।
    The physical body of the Guru can only be seen in certain places and times when they are present. But Guru Granth Sahib Ji will bless so many with Darshan all over the world at the same time.
    ਗ੍ਰਿੰਥ ਰਿਦਾ ਗੁਰ ਕੋ ੲਿਹ ਜਾਨਹੁ ੳੁਤਮ ਹੈ ਸਭਿ ਕਾਲ ਰਹੈ ਹੈ।
    Recognise the Granth Sahib as the heart of the Guru and will remain the Greatest Guru in all of the world at all times.
    ਮੇਰੇ ਸਰੂਪ ਤੇ ਯਾਂਤੇ ਹੈ ਦੀਰਘ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਜਾਨਿ ਅਦਾੲਿਬ ਕੈ ਹੈ।
    Understand myself as the smaller Guru (in respect to time on this earth) and understand Guru Granth Sahib Ji as greater/eternal.
    ਪੂਜਹੁ ਚੰਦਨ ਕੇਸਰ ਕੋ ਘਸਿ ਧੂਪ ਧੁਖਾੲਿ ਕੈ ਫੂਲ ਚਢੈ ਹੈ।
    Worship Guru Ji with saffron, sandalwood and other fragrances and Dhoop, always offer flowers to Guru Sahib Ji.

    Then Guru Arjan Dev Ji looked to who would first give the masses their first glimpse of Guru Granth Sahib Jis writings, seeing the ego of those directly related to the previous Gurus from the Bedi, Trehan, Bhalle and Sodhi clans they searched for someone who was
    1. Free of ego
    2. A complete servant of the Guru
    3. Had lived in the company of the Gurus (CONTINUED IN THE NEXT POST)

  •  143  1  31 August, 2019
  • Ever wonder HOW Mata Sahib Kaur became the Mother of the 🧡Khalsa🧡?! Well, fortunately our latest post covers just that!
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In this post, we are kicking off ⭐️a new series⭐️ called 🧡Panth Diyan Satkaarik Bibiyan🧡, in which we give a brief run-down on important, inspirational, historical Sikh women of the panth. These posts are meant to help us all learn a bit more about our history... or should I say, *her*-story ☺️. ⠀⠀⠀
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We start this series with a post about our Mother, Mata Sahib Kaur. We will review some key facts about Mata Jee and then share the Sakhi of how she became our Mother, the Mother of the Khalsa!
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Click the link in the profile for the full post!
  • Ever wonder HOW Mata Sahib Kaur became the Mother of the 🧡Khalsa🧡?! Well, fortunately our latest post covers just that!
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    In this post, we are kicking off ⭐️a new series⭐️ called 🧡Panth Diyan Satkaarik Bibiyan🧡, in which we give a brief run-down on important, inspirational, historical Sikh women of the panth. These posts are meant to help us all learn a bit more about our history... or should I say, *her*-story ☺️. ⠀⠀⠀
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    We start this series with a post about our Mother, Mata Sahib Kaur. We will review some key facts about Mata Jee and then share the Sakhi of how she became our Mother, the Mother of the Khalsa!
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    Click the link in the profile for the full post!

  •  56  4  24 August, 2019
  • Today on World Humanitarian Day 2019 we look at Bhai Kanhaiya Ji, a Sikh who showed us all how to actively serve humanity seeing them all as one. Who became the founder of the Sewapanthi organisation nearly 200 years before the Red Cross was founded. 
During the siege of Anandpur Sahib by various Hill chiefs and Mughal forces, a saintly being called Bhai Kanhaiya Ji was the definition of a humanitarian 
ਸਾਧ ਕਨ੍ਹੱਯਾ ੲਿਕ ਗੁਰ ਪਾਸ। ਸਭ ਮਹਿ ਅਾਤਮ ਲਖਯੋ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼।
The Saint by the name of Kanhaiya lived close to the Guru, who saw the light of God within all.
ਰਾਗ ਨ ਦਵੈਖ ਹਰਖ ਨਹਿ ਸ਼ੋਕ। ਸ਼ੱਤ੍ਰ ਨ ਮਿੱਤ੍ਰ ਨਹਿ ਭਾਸੈ ਲੋਕ ।
He was free from attachment, duality and the highs and lows of emotion. He saw all with equal vision neither as his friend or as is enemy either.

ਮਸ਼ਕ ਨੀਰ ਕੀ ਭਰਿ ਢਿਗ ਰਾਖੈ। ਕਰਹਿ ਪਿਲਾਵਨਿ ਜੋ ਅਭਿਲਾਖੈ।
He would fill his water carrying bag (Mashak) and distribute it to those who were injured and in need on the battlefield. 
But he would quench the thirst of both Sikh and the opposing Mughals.... The ignorant Sikhs at the time reported this back to Guru Gobind Singh Ji, that a Sikh had been helping the opposition in these tense times.

When he was brought to the Guru, his response astounded all.

ਹਿੰਦੂ ਤੁਰਕ ਸਿੰਘ ਯੇ ਜੇਤੇ। ਮੈ ਤਵ ਰੂਪ ਨਿਰਖ ਹੋ ਤੇਤੇ।
All of the Hindus, Muslims, Mughals and Sikhs I see; they are all part of your form Guru Ji, the true light of God.

ਜਹਾਂ ਕਹਾਂ ੲਿਕ ਰੂਪ ਤੁਮਾਰਾ। ਨਹਿ ਦੂਸਰ ਮੈ ਕਹੂੰ ਨਿਹਾਰਾ।
Wherever I look, whomever I look at, I see none other than you, the form of the Universal light of God.

Hearing Bhai Kanhaiya Ji's reply Guru Ji smiled and replied 
ਧੰਨ ਜਨਮ ਅਪਨੋ ੲਿਨ ਕੀਨਾ। ਜਿਸ ਕੋ ਬਖਸ਼ੇ ਹੁੲਿ ਦੁਖ ਹੀਨਾ।
Your existence is Great and you have made your life fruitful. Whoever you tend to in the future will become free from any pain 
ੲਿਹ ਭਿ ਅਪਨੋ ਪੰਥ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ੈ। ਬਹੁ ਲੋਕਨਿ ਕੀ ਕੁਮਤਿ ਬਿਨਾਸ਼ੈ।
You will have a following of your own and these disciples will create their own Path (Known as Sewapanthi), they will rid many of this false mindset of hatred and enmity for others.

It is also said that Guru Gobind Singh Ji also gave them a kit full of bandages and other aides to help them take their Service/Seva to the next level.
(CONTINUED IN THE COMMENTS)
  • Today on World Humanitarian Day 2019 we look at Bhai Kanhaiya Ji, a Sikh who showed us all how to actively serve humanity seeing them all as one. Who became the founder of the Sewapanthi organisation nearly 200 years before the Red Cross was founded.
    During the siege of Anandpur Sahib by various Hill chiefs and Mughal forces, a saintly being called Bhai Kanhaiya Ji was the definition of a humanitarian
    ਸਾਧ ਕਨ੍ਹੱਯਾ ੲਿਕ ਗੁਰ ਪਾਸ। ਸਭ ਮਹਿ ਅਾਤਮ ਲਖਯੋ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼।
    The Saint by the name of Kanhaiya lived close to the Guru, who saw the light of God within all.
    ਰਾਗ ਨ ਦਵੈਖ ਹਰਖ ਨਹਿ ਸ਼ੋਕ। ਸ਼ੱਤ੍ਰ ਨ ਮਿੱਤ੍ਰ ਨਹਿ ਭਾਸੈ ਲੋਕ ।
    He was free from attachment, duality and the highs and lows of emotion. He saw all with equal vision neither as his friend or as is enemy either.

    ਮਸ਼ਕ ਨੀਰ ਕੀ ਭਰਿ ਢਿਗ ਰਾਖੈ। ਕਰਹਿ ਪਿਲਾਵਨਿ ਜੋ ਅਭਿਲਾਖੈ।
    He would fill his water carrying bag (Mashak) and distribute it to those who were injured and in need on the battlefield.
    But he would quench the thirst of both Sikh and the opposing Mughals.... The ignorant Sikhs at the time reported this back to Guru Gobind Singh Ji, that a Sikh had been helping the opposition in these tense times.

    When he was brought to the Guru, his response astounded all.

    ਹਿੰਦੂ ਤੁਰਕ ਸਿੰਘ ਯੇ ਜੇਤੇ। ਮੈ ਤਵ ਰੂਪ ਨਿਰਖ ਹੋ ਤੇਤੇ।
    All of the Hindus, Muslims, Mughals and Sikhs I see; they are all part of your form Guru Ji, the true light of God.

    ਜਹਾਂ ਕਹਾਂ ੲਿਕ ਰੂਪ ਤੁਮਾਰਾ। ਨਹਿ ਦੂਸਰ ਮੈ ਕਹੂੰ ਨਿਹਾਰਾ।
    Wherever I look, whomever I look at, I see none other than you, the form of the Universal light of God.

    Hearing Bhai Kanhaiya Ji's reply Guru Ji smiled and replied
    ਧੰਨ ਜਨਮ ਅਪਨੋ ੲਿਨ ਕੀਨਾ। ਜਿਸ ਕੋ ਬਖਸ਼ੇ ਹੁੲਿ ਦੁਖ ਹੀਨਾ।
    Your existence is Great and you have made your life fruitful. Whoever you tend to in the future will become free from any pain
    ੲਿਹ ਭਿ ਅਪਨੋ ਪੰਥ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ੈ। ਬਹੁ ਲੋਕਨਿ ਕੀ ਕੁਮਤਿ ਬਿਨਾਸ਼ੈ।
    You will have a following of your own and these disciples will create their own Path (Known as Sewapanthi), they will rid many of this false mindset of hatred and enmity for others.

    It is also said that Guru Gobind Singh Ji also gave them a kit full of bandages and other aides to help them take their Service/Seva to the next level.
    (CONTINUED IN THE COMMENTS)

  •  131  2  19 August, 2019
  • Following the footsteps of Mata Sahib Kaur Ji. 
A new video series about the Gurdwaras where Mata Sahib Kaur Ji spent time. We start with Rohtas - the place of birth of our Spiritual Mother
  • Following the footsteps of Mata Sahib Kaur Ji.
    A new video series about the Gurdwaras where Mata Sahib Kaur Ji spent time. We start with Rohtas - the place of birth of our Spiritual Mother

  •  141  3  17 July, 2019
  • Today marks the day that Bhai Taru Singh Ji who had vowed to keep his uncut Hair/Kes intact until his last breath was brutally tortured by the mughal governor of Punjab Zakhriya Khan, who had taunted him about his vow.
Bhai Taru Singh Ji would supply the Sikhs hiding in nearby jungles with food and supplies during this period the Khalsa were exiled and persecuted. When this was fed back to the Governor he ordered Bhai Taru Singh Ji to be imprisoned and tortured, when his strength was seen whilst enduring this pain he was asked where his powers came from, to which he replied his Kes(Uncut Hair), this is when Zakhriya Khan mocked him and tested this truth.

This extract from Sri Gur Panth Parkash by  Rattan Singh Bhangu in 1841 details the final torture.

ਪੈਨੀ ਥੀ ਰੰਬੀ ਕਰੀ ਧਰ ਮੱਥਯੋਂ ਦਈ ਦਬਾੲਿ। A sharp scraper on Bhai Taru Singh Ji's forehead and was pushed down.

ਮੱਥੇ ਤੇ ਕੰਨਾਂ ਤਈਂ ਗਿਚੀਓਂ ਦਈ ਪੁਟਾੲਿ। ੨੦। 
Then pushing towards the ears it was scraped along his scalp, then finally his whole scalp along with his unshorn hair was removed from the back of his head.

ਚੌਪਈ 
ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ ਮੁਖ ਤੇ ਸੀ ਨ ਕਰੀ । 
Not a single cry escaped Taru Singhs mouth
ਧੰਨ ਧੰਨ ਗੁਰਮੁਖ ਕਹਣੀ ਸਰੀ। Only "Dhan Dhan/Great Great" can describe the sacrifice of Bhai Taru Singh Ji
ਹਕਾਰੋ ਦੇਖ ਲੇਖ ਬਹੁ ਭਰੇ। Many who watched on felt helpless
ਜੋ ਸੋਅ ਸੁਨੈਂ ਸੁ ਹੈ ਹੈ ਕਰੇ।੨੧। 
Those who heard about this act of evil, cried out in sorrow.
ਲੋਕ ਸਿਆਣੇ ਐਸੇ ਕਹੈਂ। The elders of the community spoke amongst themselves...
ਪਤਿਸ਼ਾਹੀ ਇਨ ਕੀ ਨ ਰਹੈ। This evil rule will not last long.
ਠਾਰਾਂ ਸੈ ਊਪਰ ਦੁੲਿ ਸਾਲ। 
1802 Bikrami Samvat was the year (1745 AD)
ਸਾਕਾ ਕੀਯੋ ਤਾਰੂ ਸਿੰਘ ਨਾਲ।੨੨। 
When Taru Singh Ji made this amazing sacrifice.

Later Zakhriya Khan who had ordered this torture became afflicted with a urinary problem which stopped him being able to urinate. Bhai Taru Singh Ji's famous reply to the taunts of Zakhriya about his kes were such.
"We will die but only after kicking him into hell with the point of our shoe".
After Khan had exhausted all options he finally begged for forgiveness from the Khalsa and asked for a way to stop his pain, to which the Khalsa reminded him of Bhai Taru Singh Ji's words.
(CONTINUED IN COMMENTS)
  • Today marks the day that Bhai Taru Singh Ji who had vowed to keep his uncut Hair/Kes intact until his last breath was brutally tortured by the mughal governor of Punjab Zakhriya Khan, who had taunted him about his vow.
    Bhai Taru Singh Ji would supply the Sikhs hiding in nearby jungles with food and supplies during this period the Khalsa were exiled and persecuted. When this was fed back to the Governor he ordered Bhai Taru Singh Ji to be imprisoned and tortured, when his strength was seen whilst enduring this pain he was asked where his powers came from, to which he replied his Kes(Uncut Hair), this is when Zakhriya Khan mocked him and tested this truth.

    This extract from Sri Gur Panth Parkash by  Rattan Singh Bhangu in 1841 details the final torture.

    ਪੈਨੀ ਥੀ ਰੰਬੀ ਕਰੀ ਧਰ ਮੱਥਯੋਂ ਦਈ ਦਬਾੲਿ। A sharp scraper on Bhai Taru Singh Ji's forehead and was pushed down.

    ਮੱਥੇ ਤੇ ਕੰਨਾਂ ਤਈਂ ਗਿਚੀਓਂ ਦਈ ਪੁਟਾੲਿ। ੨੦।
    Then pushing towards the ears it was scraped along his scalp, then finally his whole scalp along with his unshorn hair was removed from the back of his head.

    ਚੌਪਈ
    ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ ਮੁਖ ਤੇ ਸੀ ਨ ਕਰੀ ।
    Not a single cry escaped Taru Singhs mouth
    ਧੰਨ ਧੰਨ ਗੁਰਮੁਖ ਕਹਣੀ ਸਰੀ। Only "Dhan Dhan/Great Great" can describe the sacrifice of Bhai Taru Singh Ji
    ਹਕਾਰੋ ਦੇਖ ਲੇਖ ਬਹੁ ਭਰੇ। Many who watched on felt helpless
    ਜੋ ਸੋਅ ਸੁਨੈਂ ਸੁ ਹੈ ਹੈ ਕਰੇ।੨੧।
    Those who heard about this act of evil, cried out in sorrow.
    ਲੋਕ ਸਿਆਣੇ ਐਸੇ ਕਹੈਂ। The elders of the community spoke amongst themselves...
    ਪਤਿਸ਼ਾਹੀ ਇਨ ਕੀ ਨ ਰਹੈ। This evil rule will not last long.
    ਠਾਰਾਂ ਸੈ ਊਪਰ ਦੁੲਿ ਸਾਲ।
    1802 Bikrami Samvat was the year (1745 AD)
    ਸਾਕਾ ਕੀਯੋ ਤਾਰੂ ਸਿੰਘ ਨਾਲ।੨੨।
    When Taru Singh Ji made this amazing sacrifice.

    Later Zakhriya Khan who had ordered this torture became afflicted with a urinary problem which stopped him being able to urinate. Bhai Taru Singh Ji's famous reply to the taunts of Zakhriya about his kes were such.
    "We will die but only after kicking him into hell with the point of our shoe".
    After Khan had exhausted all options he finally begged for forgiveness from the Khalsa and asked for a way to stop his pain, to which the Khalsa reminded him of Bhai Taru Singh Ji's words.
    (CONTINUED IN COMMENTS)

  •  175  8  16 July, 2019
  • Part 5 - SHER E PANJAB - Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji.
The man who gave the Sikhs their preordained rule. Flawed like any human, his virtues know no end. Once two children were throwing stones at a fig tree trying to obtain its figs. One child threw his stone and passing threw the branches it hit Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the face as he passed by. He asked who had thrown the stone and was directed towards the children. When questioned why they had thrown the stone they explained that they were simply trying to obtain figs from a fig tree and had misjudged their throw. After much contemplation Ranjit Singh spoke. "This mere tree is continuously pelted with stones and in return it still offers fruits to these children. Its humility knows no bounds. How can these children throw stones and me, the ruler of Panjab and leave empty handed." The Raaja moved by this, bestowed each of the children with several villages to their name. Ranjit Singh was the grandson of Sardaar Charat Singh (the founder of the Sukerchakia Missal/Regiment) and son of Sardaar Maha Singh ji (the successor and leader of the Sukerchakia Missal/Regiment) and placed on the throne of the Khalsa by Baba Sahib Singh ji Bedi (the 10th direct descendant of Satguru Guru Nanak Dev ji), his origins show he was destined for greatness.
  • Part 5 - SHER E PANJAB - Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji.
    The man who gave the Sikhs their preordained rule. Flawed like any human, his virtues know no end. Once two children were throwing stones at a fig tree trying to obtain its figs. One child threw his stone and passing threw the branches it hit Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the face as he passed by. He asked who had thrown the stone and was directed towards the children. When questioned why they had thrown the stone they explained that they were simply trying to obtain figs from a fig tree and had misjudged their throw. After much contemplation Ranjit Singh spoke. "This mere tree is continuously pelted with stones and in return it still offers fruits to these children. Its humility knows no bounds. How can these children throw stones and me, the ruler of Panjab and leave empty handed." The Raaja moved by this, bestowed each of the children with several villages to their name. Ranjit Singh was the grandson of Sardaar Charat Singh (the founder of the Sukerchakia Missal/Regiment) and son of Sardaar Maha Singh ji (the successor and leader of the Sukerchakia Missal/Regiment) and placed on the throne of the Khalsa by Baba Sahib Singh ji Bedi (the 10th direct descendant of Satguru Guru Nanak Dev ji), his origins show he was destined for greatness.

  •  76  1  28 June, 2019
  • Part 4 SHER E PANJAB - Maharaja Ranjit Singh. 
His legacy included a period of Sikh cultural and artistic renaissance, including the rebuilding of the Sri Harimandir Sahib, Amritsar as well as other major gurudwaras including Takht Sri Patna Sahib, Bihar and Takhat Sri Hazur Sahib Nanded, Maharashtra.  Aside from this his compassion extended to other cultures. The  spire and ceilings of the Vishwanath Temple, Kashi/Varanasi (an ancient mandir mentioned in the Skand Puraanas and one of the 12 Jyotilingas, the holiest of Shiva Temples) were plated with 820 Kilograms of Gold gifted by Ranjit Singh in 1835.

In the lead up to the Barsi of SHER-E-PANJAB - Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji on the 29th June, we share some facts and stories illustrating the wonderful qualities of the Great King and the Sikh Empire.  #MaharajaRanjitSingh #Khalsa #KhalsaRaj #MataSahibKaur #MSKETrust #MotherOfTheKhalsa #SikhHistory
  • Part 4 SHER E PANJAB - Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
    His legacy included a period of Sikh cultural and artistic renaissance, including the rebuilding of the Sri Harimandir Sahib, Amritsar as well as other major gurudwaras including Takht Sri Patna Sahib, Bihar and Takhat Sri Hazur Sahib Nanded, Maharashtra. Aside from this his compassion extended to other cultures. The  spire and ceilings of the Vishwanath Temple, Kashi/Varanasi (an ancient mandir mentioned in the Skand Puraanas and one of the 12 Jyotilingas, the holiest of Shiva Temples) were plated with 820 Kilograms of Gold gifted by Ranjit Singh in 1835.

    In the lead up to the Barsi of SHER-E-PANJAB - Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji on the 29th June, we share some facts and stories illustrating the wonderful qualities of the Great King and the Sikh Empire. #MaharajaRanjitSingh #Khalsa #KhalsaRaj #MataSahibKaur #MSKETrust #MotherOfTheKhalsa #SikhHistory

  •  88  1  25 June, 2019
  • Part 4 Mata Sahib Kaur Ji tell us that this 'time' or life is for us to do seva of the true Guru, we should see our life as a precious thing and not waste it away. They also tell us to have a yearning or desire to do this seva, in Gurbani we see the word ਚਾਕਰੀ - Chākrī used for seva which literally translates to ਚਾਹ-ਕਰੀ to do (ਕਰੀ) something with drive and desire (ਚਾਹ). This seva can be a range of different things; serving our community with our hands, through our professional skills, teaching our youth kirtan, santhiya or gatka, writing Gurbani with our hands and also donating our hard earned money to good causes. Mata Ji the epitome of seva, who would serve Guru Gobind Singh Ji, their husband, as the true Guru and the form of Vaheguru, who would also do the seva of organising weddings for poor families and girls who could not do so for themselves, and also would do monetary seva, such as financially supporting Baba Deep Singh Ji in their seva of handwriting copies of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and the Tenth Guru's writings to be sent to the Takhats/Forts of the Sikh Nation. May we all follow the orders of our Mother, the epitome of Seva -Mata Sahib Kaur Ji

In the Hukamname(Royal orders) of Mata Sahib Kaur Ji, we see a few repeating messages for their Khalsa Children....Upon Guru Gobind Singh Ji leaving their physical body they passed on their royal stamp to Mata Ji and with it the responsibility for leading the Khalsa (Sikh nation), which Mata Ji fulfilled for over 40 years. In this 7 Part series we look into the guidance given by Mata Ji in her royal orders.
  • Part 4 Mata Sahib Kaur Ji tell us that this 'time' or life is for us to do seva of the true Guru, we should see our life as a precious thing and not waste it away. They also tell us to have a yearning or desire to do this seva, in Gurbani we see the word ਚਾਕਰੀ - Chākrī used for seva which literally translates to ਚਾਹ-ਕਰੀ to do (ਕਰੀ) something with drive and desire (ਚਾਹ). This seva can be a range of different things; serving our community with our hands, through our professional skills, teaching our youth kirtan, santhiya or gatka, writing Gurbani with our hands and also donating our hard earned money to good causes. Mata Ji the epitome of seva, who would serve Guru Gobind Singh Ji, their husband, as the true Guru and the form of Vaheguru, who would also do the seva of organising weddings for poor families and girls who could not do so for themselves, and also would do monetary seva, such as financially supporting Baba Deep Singh Ji in their seva of handwriting copies of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and the Tenth Guru's writings to be sent to the Takhats/Forts of the Sikh Nation. May we all follow the orders of our Mother, the epitome of Seva -Mata Sahib Kaur Ji

    In the Hukamname(Royal orders) of Mata Sahib Kaur Ji, we see a few repeating messages for their Khalsa Children....Upon Guru Gobind Singh Ji leaving their physical body they passed on their royal stamp to Mata Ji and with it the responsibility for leading the Khalsa (Sikh nation), which Mata Ji fulfilled for over 40 years. In this 7 Part series we look into the guidance given by Mata Ji in her royal orders.

  •  57  1  23 June, 2019
  • Our latest blog post is by Inderjit Kaur, sharing how the story of a formidable Sikh female, Mata Sahib Kaur has inspired & galvanised more women in this generation to step forward and take risks...to step outside of their comfort zone. ⁣
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“As a Sikh female, born and raised in the West, I would have benefited hugely from knowing more about this remarkable figure from Sikh History. My own history. Apart from seeing the odd portrait of Mata Ji and knowing a handful of facts, there were next to no resources that I could access. The flame of curiosity was always there; who was this majestic looking-female, sword resting on her crossed legs, right hand imparting some divine blessing? With the advent of the digital age, knowledge became available at our fingertips, but this wasn’t something that was the case in my more formative years.⁣
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That’s why, when I heard that a movie was being made about the life story of Mata Sahib Kaur Ji, I had to get involved. But how? I’m not a director, producer or animator. The beauty of the project, as I soon found out, was that it was being made by the sangat/community, for the sangat. ⁣
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I was sold!”⁣
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Link in profile to the blog! It’s an inspiring read!
#asianwomenmeanbusiness 
#youareenough 
#asianwomenmeanbiz 
#southasianblogger 
#sikhblogs 
#sikhbloggers 
#southasianwomen 
#matasahibkaur
  • Our latest blog post is by Inderjit Kaur, sharing how the story of a formidable Sikh female, Mata Sahib Kaur has inspired & galvanised more women in this generation to step forward and take risks...to step outside of their comfort zone. ⁣

    “As a Sikh female, born and raised in the West, I would have benefited hugely from knowing more about this remarkable figure from Sikh History. My own history. Apart from seeing the odd portrait of Mata Ji and knowing a handful of facts, there were next to no resources that I could access. The flame of curiosity was always there; who was this majestic looking-female, sword resting on her crossed legs, right hand imparting some divine blessing? With the advent of the digital age, knowledge became available at our fingertips, but this wasn’t something that was the case in my more formative years.⁣

    That’s why, when I heard that a movie was being made about the life story of Mata Sahib Kaur Ji, I had to get involved. But how? I’m not a director, producer or animator. The beauty of the project, as I soon found out, was that it was being made by the sangat/community, for the sangat. ⁣

    I was sold!”⁣

    Link in profile to the blog! It’s an inspiring read!
    #asianwomenmeanbusiness
    #youareenough
    #asianwomenmeanbiz
    #southasianblogger
    #sikhblogs
    #sikhbloggers
    #southasianwomen
    #matasahibkaur

  •  101  46  18 June, 2019
  • Today we remember Mata Ganga Ji on the Parkash Purab of Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji.
Kavi Santokh Singh Ji describe the exact arrival of Guru Ji and Mata Ganga Ji's reaction

ਚਾਹੈ ਚਿਰਕਾਲ ਕੀ ਜੁ ਕਾਮਨਾ ਬਿਸਾਲ ਕੀ ਸ਼ਰੀਕਨ ਕੇ ਸਾਲ ਕੀ ਬਿਨਾਸੀ ਚਿੰਤ ਮਨ ਕੀ ।
The yearning that was within Mata Ji for so long, the great desire that was within her, the negativity of peers such as her Brother in law Prithi Chand and his wife Karmo, the worry of her mind had all disappeared.

ਕਮਲ ਸਮਾਨ ਭੀ ਪ੍ਰਫੁਲਿਤਿ ਮਹਾਨ ਤਬਿ ਬਾਨੀ ਸੁਖਦਾਨੀ ਸੁਨਿ ਜੈਸੇ ਮੋਰ ਘਨ ਕੀ ।
Her face blossomed like a beautiful lotus flower, upon hearing the word of such bliss from the midwife, just like a Peacock hears the thunder of clouds signalling the arrival of its beloved rain 
ਜਵਰ ਜਰਾਵ ਭੀਨ ਧਾੲਿ ਕੈ ਸੁ ਹਾਥ ਦੀਨਿ ਅਾਨੰਦ ੳੁਦਧਿ ਮੀਨ ਰੀਤਿ ਸਖੀ ਜਨ ਕੀ ।
Mata Ji removed her jewellery and placed it in the hand of the midwife, like a fish in the ocean all of the midwives were lost in the happiness of the arrival of Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji.

ਚੀਰਨ ਕੋ ਦੇਤਿ ਹੈ ਦਰਬ ਕੋੲੀ ਲੇਤਿ ਹੈ ਸੁ ਦਾਸੀ ਦੌਰ ਦੌਰ ਕਰੈਂ ਕਹੈ ਜਯੋਂ ਬਚਨ ਕੀ ।
Some were given clothes to give out, some were given money, all of them ran as and where Mata Ji gave them orders to.

ਸਦਨ ਬਿਖੈ ਮੇਵਯੋ ਨਹੀ ਪੂਰਨ ਹੁਅੈ ਤਤਕਾਲ ।
The happiness could not be contained, first it filled the whole house in seconds 
ਨਿਕਸਯੋ ਬਾਹਰ ੳੁਛਰ ਕਰਿ ੳੁਤਸਵ ਸੁਖਦ ਬਿਸਾਲ ।
And then overflowed into the surrounding houses, of such a blissful and monumental day.

#GuruHargobindSahibJi
#MataGangaJi
#Miripiri
#GuruArjanDevJi
#Gupurab
#GuruGranthSahibJi
#MataSahibKaurJi 
#MSKETrust 
#MotherOfTheKhalsa 
#MataSahibKaur
  • Today we remember Mata Ganga Ji on the Parkash Purab of Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji.
    Kavi Santokh Singh Ji describe the exact arrival of Guru Ji and Mata Ganga Ji's reaction

    ਚਾਹੈ ਚਿਰਕਾਲ ਕੀ ਜੁ ਕਾਮਨਾ ਬਿਸਾਲ ਕੀ ਸ਼ਰੀਕਨ ਕੇ ਸਾਲ ਕੀ ਬਿਨਾਸੀ ਚਿੰਤ ਮਨ ਕੀ ।
    The yearning that was within Mata Ji for so long, the great desire that was within her, the negativity of peers such as her Brother in law Prithi Chand and his wife Karmo, the worry of her mind had all disappeared.

    ਕਮਲ ਸਮਾਨ ਭੀ ਪ੍ਰਫੁਲਿਤਿ ਮਹਾਨ ਤਬਿ ਬਾਨੀ ਸੁਖਦਾਨੀ ਸੁਨਿ ਜੈਸੇ ਮੋਰ ਘਨ ਕੀ ।
    Her face blossomed like a beautiful lotus flower, upon hearing the word of such bliss from the midwife, just like a Peacock hears the thunder of clouds signalling the arrival of its beloved rain
    ਜਵਰ ਜਰਾਵ ਭੀਨ ਧਾੲਿ ਕੈ ਸੁ ਹਾਥ ਦੀਨਿ ਅਾਨੰਦ ੳੁਦਧਿ ਮੀਨ ਰੀਤਿ ਸਖੀ ਜਨ ਕੀ ।
    Mata Ji removed her jewellery and placed it in the hand of the midwife, like a fish in the ocean all of the midwives were lost in the happiness of the arrival of Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji.

    ਚੀਰਨ ਕੋ ਦੇਤਿ ਹੈ ਦਰਬ ਕੋੲੀ ਲੇਤਿ ਹੈ ਸੁ ਦਾਸੀ ਦੌਰ ਦੌਰ ਕਰੈਂ ਕਹੈ ਜਯੋਂ ਬਚਨ ਕੀ ।
    Some were given clothes to give out, some were given money, all of them ran as and where Mata Ji gave them orders to.

    ਸਦਨ ਬਿਖੈ ਮੇਵਯੋ ਨਹੀ ਪੂਰਨ ਹੁਅੈ ਤਤਕਾਲ ।
    The happiness could not be contained, first it filled the whole house in seconds
    ਨਿਕਸਯੋ ਬਾਹਰ ੳੁਛਰ ਕਰਿ ੳੁਤਸਵ ਸੁਖਦ ਬਿਸਾਲ ।
    And then overflowed into the surrounding houses, of such a blissful and monumental day.

    #GuruHargobindSahibJi
    #MataGangaJi
    #Miripiri
    #GuruArjanDevJi
    #Gupurab
    #GuruGranthSahibJi
    #MataSahibKaurJi
    #MSKETrust
    #MotherOfTheKhalsa
    #MataSahibKaur

  •  124  5  18 June, 2019
  • Today we celebrate the arrival into this world of Bhagat Kabir Ji, one the great Saints of the 15th century. A poet and social reformer. He is the Bhagat with the most writings in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. He was a weaver by caste and forever shunned by the supposed high class Brahmins of Kanshi/Varanasi. One such Brahmin was the great Bhagat Ramanand, who's writings alongside his disciples Bhagat Pipa Ji and Bhagat Ravidas Ji appear in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Originally Kabir Ji had been rejected by Bhagat Ramanand Ji due to his low caste, but he hatched a plan... In the early hours of the morning he filled a glass bottle with coloured water, and acting as a drunkard who had fallen asleep lay in the path that Bhagat Ramanand Ji would take to bathe in the River Ganges. When they passed they nudged Kabir Ji who was covered in a cloth with their foot and told them that this was no time to be lying drunk, it is the time to be singing the praises of God, "Wake up and speak Raam Raam." Kabir Ji lay still until Bhagat Ramanand Ji had passed; Kabir Ji took this touching of the feet of Bhagat Ji and being given the mantra 'Raam Raam' as their initiation to being a student of Bhagat Ramanand Ji. Soon as Kabir Ji developed a following of his own, many Brahmins passed on news to Bhagat Ramanand Ji that a low class weaver had become quite famous for his spiritual teachings and he claimed to be a student of yours. When they met Kabir ji and heard the story of that early morning, they were amazed that someone would have so much desire to become spiritually enlightened and adopt a Guru, they accepted that yes in fact Bhagat Kabir Ji had been initiated unknowingly as their disciple. In this manner Bhagat Kabir Ji went on to become a challenge to the existing hierarchy of Brahmins in Kanshi; which we see often in their writings. From Bhagat Kabir Ji's life we see how important it is to have a Guru and how God will always provide us with guidance when we show a desire to become enlightened.
#BhagatKabirJi
#Kabir
#Gupurab
#GuruGranthSahibJi
#MataSahibKaurJi 
#MSKETrust 
#MotherOfTheKhalsa 
#MataSahibKaur - #regrann
  • Today we celebrate the arrival into this world of Bhagat Kabir Ji, one the great Saints of the 15th century. A poet and social reformer. He is the Bhagat with the most writings in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. He was a weaver by caste and forever shunned by the supposed high class Brahmins of Kanshi/Varanasi. One such Brahmin was the great Bhagat Ramanand, who's writings alongside his disciples Bhagat Pipa Ji and Bhagat Ravidas Ji appear in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Originally Kabir Ji had been rejected by Bhagat Ramanand Ji due to his low caste, but he hatched a plan... In the early hours of the morning he filled a glass bottle with coloured water, and acting as a drunkard who had fallen asleep lay in the path that Bhagat Ramanand Ji would take to bathe in the River Ganges. When they passed they nudged Kabir Ji who was covered in a cloth with their foot and told them that this was no time to be lying drunk, it is the time to be singing the praises of God, "Wake up and speak Raam Raam." Kabir Ji lay still until Bhagat Ramanand Ji had passed; Kabir Ji took this touching of the feet of Bhagat Ji and being given the mantra 'Raam Raam' as their initiation to being a student of Bhagat Ramanand Ji. Soon as Kabir Ji developed a following of his own, many Brahmins passed on news to Bhagat Ramanand Ji that a low class weaver had become quite famous for his spiritual teachings and he claimed to be a student of yours. When they met Kabir ji and heard the story of that early morning, they were amazed that someone would have so much desire to become spiritually enlightened and adopt a Guru, they accepted that yes in fact Bhagat Kabir Ji had been initiated unknowingly as their disciple. In this manner Bhagat Kabir Ji went on to become a challenge to the existing hierarchy of Brahmins in Kanshi; which we see often in their writings. From Bhagat Kabir Ji's life we see how important it is to have a Guru and how God will always provide us with guidance when we show a desire to become enlightened.
    #BhagatKabirJi
    #Kabir
    #Gupurab
    #GuruGranthSahibJi
    #MataSahibKaurJi
    #MSKETrust
    #MotherOfTheKhalsa
    #MataSahibKaur - #regrann

  •  16  0  17 June, 2019
  • Today we celebrate the arrival into this world of Bhagat Kabir Ji, one the great Saints of the 15th century. He is the Bhagat with the most writings in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. He was a weaver by caste and forever shunned by the supposed high class Brahmins of Kanshi/Varanasi. One such Brahmin was the great Bhagat Ramanand, who's writings alongside his disciples Bhagat Pipa Ji and Bhagat Ravidas Ji appear in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Originally Kabir Ji had been rejected by Bhagat Ramanand Ji due to his low caste, but he hatched a plan... In the early hours of the morning he filled a glass bottle with coloured water, and acting as a drunkard who had fallen asleep lay in the path that Bhagat Ramanand Ji would take to bathe in the River Ganges. When they passed they nudged Kabir Ji who was covered in a cloth with their foot and told them that this was no time to be lying drunk, it is the time to be singing the praises of God, "Wake up and speak Raam Raam." Kabir Ji lay still until Bhagat Ramanand Ji had passed; Kabir Ji took this touching of the feet of Bhagat Ji and being given the mantra 'Raam Raam' as their initiation to being a student of Bhagat Ramanand Ji. Soon as Kabir Ji developed a following of his own, many Brahmins passed on news to Bhagat Ramanand Ji that a low class weaver had become quite famous for his spiritual teachings and he claimed to be a student of yours. When they met Kabir ji and heard the story of that early morning, they were amazed that someone would have so much desire to become spiritually enlightened and adopt a Guru, they accepted that yes in fact Bhagat Kabir Ji had been initiated unknowingly as their disciple. In this manner Bhagat Kabir Ji went on to become a challenge to the existing hierarchy of Brahmins in Kanshi; which we see often in their writings. From Bhagat Kabir Ji's life we see how important it is to have a Guru and how God will always provide us with guidance when we show a desire to become enlightened.
#BhagatKabirJi
#Kabir
#Gupurab
#GuruGranthSahibJi
#MataSahibKaurJi 
#MSKETrust 
#MotherOfTheKhalsa 
#MataSahibKaur
  • Today we celebrate the arrival into this world of Bhagat Kabir Ji, one the great Saints of the 15th century. He is the Bhagat with the most writings in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. He was a weaver by caste and forever shunned by the supposed high class Brahmins of Kanshi/Varanasi. One such Brahmin was the great Bhagat Ramanand, who's writings alongside his disciples Bhagat Pipa Ji and Bhagat Ravidas Ji appear in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Originally Kabir Ji had been rejected by Bhagat Ramanand Ji due to his low caste, but he hatched a plan... In the early hours of the morning he filled a glass bottle with coloured water, and acting as a drunkard who had fallen asleep lay in the path that Bhagat Ramanand Ji would take to bathe in the River Ganges. When they passed they nudged Kabir Ji who was covered in a cloth with their foot and told them that this was no time to be lying drunk, it is the time to be singing the praises of God, "Wake up and speak Raam Raam." Kabir Ji lay still until Bhagat Ramanand Ji had passed; Kabir Ji took this touching of the feet of Bhagat Ji and being given the mantra 'Raam Raam' as their initiation to being a student of Bhagat Ramanand Ji. Soon as Kabir Ji developed a following of his own, many Brahmins passed on news to Bhagat Ramanand Ji that a low class weaver had become quite famous for his spiritual teachings and he claimed to be a student of yours. When they met Kabir ji and heard the story of that early morning, they were amazed that someone would have so much desire to become spiritually enlightened and adopt a Guru, they accepted that yes in fact Bhagat Kabir Ji had been initiated unknowingly as their disciple. In this manner Bhagat Kabir Ji went on to become a challenge to the existing hierarchy of Brahmins in Kanshi; which we see often in their writings. From Bhagat Kabir Ji's life we see how important it is to have a Guru and how God will always provide us with guidance when we show a desire to become enlightened.
    #BhagatKabirJi
    #Kabir
    #Gupurab
    #GuruGranthSahibJi
    #MataSahibKaurJi
    #MSKETrust
    #MotherOfTheKhalsa
    #MataSahibKaur

  •  112  1  17 June, 2019
  • Today is the Shaheedi Purab of Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji, read the 5th and final part of the events leading up to this day and how Guru Ji became a Martyr.

The night before, Chandu had planned the 5th day of torture.

ੲਿਕ ਚਲਿ ਜਾਹੁ ਚੰਡਾਲਨਿ ਪਾਸ।
ਅਾਜ ਭੲੀ ਕੋ ਗੳੂ ਬਿਨਾਸ।
One of you go and bring the skin of a Cow that has died today.

ਤਿਸ ਕੋ ਚਰਮ ੳੁਤਾਰਤਿ ਲਯਾਵੋ।
ਸਭਿ ਸਰੀਰ ੲਿਸ ਕੋ ਮਢਵਾਵੋ।
Bring this skin to me and have it wrapped around the Guru, in this way it will shrink around his body in this heat and suffocate him.

Upon Chandu arriving on the morning of the 5th day, Guru Arjan Dev Ji asked to bathe in the River Ravi as they hadn't before allowed to for the previous 5 days.

ਅਬ ਹਮ ਰਾਵੀ ਚਹੈ ਸ਼ਨਾਨ।
ਸੇਵਕ ਪੰਚ ਸੰਗ ਦਿਹੁ ਜਾਨਿ।
"Now we will go and bathe in the river and will take our 5 Sikhs with us"

ਪੁਨ ਪੰਚਹੁ ਸਿਖ ਕੀਨਿ ਸ਼ਨਾਨੇ।
ਗੁਰੁ ਬਾਨੀ ਕੋ ਪਾਠ ਬਖਾਨੇ।
After Guru Ji and the 5 Sikhs bathing they read the Gurbani of Guru Nanak Dev Ji 'Jap Ji Sahib'. It was then that Guru Ji realising their time to depart this world, they gave orders to the Sikhs to pass onto Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, the Guru to be.

ਸਾਯੁਧ ਹੋੲਿ ਤਖਤ ਪਰ ਰਾਜਹੁ।
ਜਥਾ ਸ਼ਕਤਿ ਸੈਨਾ ਸੰਗ ਸਾਜਹੁ।
"Tell him to adorn weapons and sit upon a fort and establish his Kingship, to gather as many soldiers as he can and assemble an Army.

After this Kavi Santokh Singh Ji narrate that Guru ji asked  a nearby Rababi to play his Rabab and the surrounding Sikhs to sing the praises of the almighty and for the Five Sikhs to take their physical body upon its final breath to the river where it should be immersed, other historical texts such as Mehimā Prakāsh written by Sarūp Dās Bhalla  mention that the Gurus physical body was cremated, other citations mention that the Oppressors were so void of compassion they did not allow either to happen, never the less, it was here that Guru Ji left this Physical world and blessed us with the lesson of bearing pain and the will of the divine.

ਅਜਰ ਜਰਨਿ ਕੀ ਅਵਧਿ ਦਿਖਾੲੀ।
ਅਛਤਿ ਸ਼ਕਤਿ ਅਤਿ ਦੁਖ ਅਤਿ ਪਾੲੀ।
The Great Guru Arjan  Dev Ji taught us how to bear the most unbearable pain and whilst possessing so much spiritual and worldly power, how to control it and accept the will of the creator.

CONTINUED IN COMMENTS
  • Today is the Shaheedi Purab of Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji, read the 5th and final part of the events leading up to this day and how Guru Ji became a Martyr.

    The night before, Chandu had planned the 5th day of torture.

    ੲਿਕ ਚਲਿ ਜਾਹੁ ਚੰਡਾਲਨਿ ਪਾਸ।
    ਅਾਜ ਭੲੀ ਕੋ ਗੳੂ ਬਿਨਾਸ।
    One of you go and bring the skin of a Cow that has died today.

    ਤਿਸ ਕੋ ਚਰਮ ੳੁਤਾਰਤਿ ਲਯਾਵੋ।
    ਸਭਿ ਸਰੀਰ ੲਿਸ ਕੋ ਮਢਵਾਵੋ।
    Bring this skin to me and have it wrapped around the Guru, in this way it will shrink around his body in this heat and suffocate him.

    Upon Chandu arriving on the morning of the 5th day, Guru Arjan Dev Ji asked to bathe in the River Ravi as they hadn't before allowed to for the previous 5 days.

    ਅਬ ਹਮ ਰਾਵੀ ਚਹੈ ਸ਼ਨਾਨ।
    ਸੇਵਕ ਪੰਚ ਸੰਗ ਦਿਹੁ ਜਾਨਿ।
    "Now we will go and bathe in the river and will take our 5 Sikhs with us"

    ਪੁਨ ਪੰਚਹੁ ਸਿਖ ਕੀਨਿ ਸ਼ਨਾਨੇ।
    ਗੁਰੁ ਬਾਨੀ ਕੋ ਪਾਠ ਬਖਾਨੇ।
    After Guru Ji and the 5 Sikhs bathing they read the Gurbani of Guru Nanak Dev Ji 'Jap Ji Sahib'. It was then that Guru Ji realising their time to depart this world, they gave orders to the Sikhs to pass onto Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, the Guru to be.

    ਸਾਯੁਧ ਹੋੲਿ ਤਖਤ ਪਰ ਰਾਜਹੁ।
    ਜਥਾ ਸ਼ਕਤਿ ਸੈਨਾ ਸੰਗ ਸਾਜਹੁ।
    "Tell him to adorn weapons and sit upon a fort and establish his Kingship, to gather as many soldiers as he can and assemble an Army.

    After this Kavi Santokh Singh Ji narrate that Guru ji asked a nearby Rababi to play his Rabab and the surrounding Sikhs to sing the praises of the almighty and for the Five Sikhs to take their physical body upon its final breath to the river where it should be immersed, other historical texts such as Mehimā Prakāsh written by Sarūp Dās Bhalla mention that the Gurus physical body was cremated, other citations mention that the Oppressors were so void of compassion they did not allow either to happen, never the less, it was here that Guru Ji left this Physical world and blessed us with the lesson of bearing pain and the will of the divine.

    ਅਜਰ ਜਰਨਿ ਕੀ ਅਵਧਿ ਦਿਖਾੲੀ।
    ਅਛਤਿ ਸ਼ਕਤਿ ਅਤਿ ਦੁਖ ਅਤਿ ਪਾੲੀ।
    The Great Guru Arjan Dev Ji taught us how to bear the most unbearable pain and whilst possessing so much spiritual and worldly power, how to control it and accept the will of the creator.

    CONTINUED IN COMMENTS

  •  145  3  23 hours ago
  • DAY 4 - ਅਾਜ ਤਪਤ ਕਰਿ ਲੋਹ ਬਿਸਾਲਾ। ਖਰੇ ਕਰੋਂ ਬੋਲਹਿ ਤਿਸ ਕਾਲਾ।
Chandu spoke "Today I will heat up a hot metal plate and make the Guru stand upon it, then the Guru will accept the proposal of my daughter"

ਕਹਿ ਕਰਿ ਦੀਰਘ ਲੋਹ ਮੰਗਾੲੀ। ਧਰਿ ੳੂਪਰਿ ਤਰ ਅਗਨਿ ਜਲਾੲੀ।
Thus ordering his servant he brought forward a large metal plate, and placed it upon the bare earth and set up a fire beneath it.

ਸਮ ਤਾਂਬੇ ਕੇ ਤਪਤਿ ਕਰਾੲੀ। ਦੇਖਿ ਪਾਤਕੀ ਲੀੲੇ ਬੁਲਾੲੀ।
They heated up the plate to the point where the metal was red hot, as if it had been made of copper. Chandu stood and ordered the Guru to come upon the plate.

ਚਢੇ ਲੋਹ ਪਰ ਭੇ ਥਿਰ ਠਾਂਢੇ। ਦੇਖਿ ਦੇਖਿ ਸਿਖਨਿ ਦੁਖ ਬਾਢੇ।
Guru Arjan Dev Ji climbed upon the plate themselves, the pain in the hearts of the Sikh watching on grew and grew.

ਤੳੂ ਗੁਰੂ ਪਗ ਤਰਵਾ ਜਾਰੇ। ਪਾਪੀ ਬੈਠਯੋ ਸਮੁਖ ਨਿਹਾਰੇ।
The feet of the Guru burned upon stepping on the plate, the evil sinner Chandu watched on.

ਤਿਸਿ ਦਿਨ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਕਛੂ ਨ ਬੋਲੇ। ਤਪਤ ਲੋਹ ਪਰ ਥਿਰੇ ਅਡੋਲੇ।
This day Guru Ji said nothing, they didn't reply once to Chandus orders and threats, they sat in unwavering bliss.

ਜਰਤਿ ਚਰਮ ਅਪਨੋ ਦਿਖਰਾਵੈਂ। ਅਗਨਿ ਤਾਪ ਤੇ ਪੀਰ ਨ ਪਾਵੈਂ।
They showed the world their capacity to bear the greatest pain, they felt no effects of the searing heat of the burning metal beneath them.

TO BE CONTINUED........ #GuruArjanDevJi
#Shaheedi
#Gupurab
#MataSahibKaurJi 
#MSKETrust 
#MotherOfTheKhalsa 
#MataSahibKaur
  • DAY 4 - ਅਾਜ ਤਪਤ ਕਰਿ ਲੋਹ ਬਿਸਾਲਾ। ਖਰੇ ਕਰੋਂ ਬੋਲਹਿ ਤਿਸ ਕਾਲਾ।
    Chandu spoke "Today I will heat up a hot metal plate and make the Guru stand upon it, then the Guru will accept the proposal of my daughter"

    ਕਹਿ ਕਰਿ ਦੀਰਘ ਲੋਹ ਮੰਗਾੲੀ। ਧਰਿ ੳੂਪਰਿ ਤਰ ਅਗਨਿ ਜਲਾੲੀ।
    Thus ordering his servant he brought forward a large metal plate, and placed it upon the bare earth and set up a fire beneath it.

    ਸਮ ਤਾਂਬੇ ਕੇ ਤਪਤਿ ਕਰਾੲੀ। ਦੇਖਿ ਪਾਤਕੀ ਲੀੲੇ ਬੁਲਾੲੀ।
    They heated up the plate to the point where the metal was red hot, as if it had been made of copper. Chandu stood and ordered the Guru to come upon the plate.

    ਚਢੇ ਲੋਹ ਪਰ ਭੇ ਥਿਰ ਠਾਂਢੇ। ਦੇਖਿ ਦੇਖਿ ਸਿਖਨਿ ਦੁਖ ਬਾਢੇ।
    Guru Arjan Dev Ji climbed upon the plate themselves, the pain in the hearts of the Sikh watching on grew and grew.

    ਤੳੂ ਗੁਰੂ ਪਗ ਤਰਵਾ ਜਾਰੇ। ਪਾਪੀ ਬੈਠਯੋ ਸਮੁਖ ਨਿਹਾਰੇ।
    The feet of the Guru burned upon stepping on the plate, the evil sinner Chandu watched on.

    ਤਿਸਿ ਦਿਨ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਕਛੂ ਨ ਬੋਲੇ। ਤਪਤ ਲੋਹ ਪਰ ਥਿਰੇ ਅਡੋਲੇ।
    This day Guru Ji said nothing, they didn't reply once to Chandus orders and threats, they sat in unwavering bliss.

    ਜਰਤਿ ਚਰਮ ਅਪਨੋ ਦਿਖਰਾਵੈਂ। ਅਗਨਿ ਤਾਪ ਤੇ ਪੀਰ ਨ ਪਾਵੈਂ।
    They showed the world their capacity to bear the greatest pain, they felt no effects of the searing heat of the burning metal beneath them.

    TO BE CONTINUED........ #GuruArjanDevJi
    #Shaheedi
    #Gupurab
    #MataSahibKaurJi
    #MSKETrust
    #MotherOfTheKhalsa
    #MataSahibKaur

  •  149  0  6 June, 2019
  • DAY 3 - ਚੰਦੂ ਦੁਸ਼ਟ ਬਿਚਾਰਤਿ ਮਨ ਮੈ। ਅਗਨਿ ਤਾਪ ਤੇ ਪੀਰ ਨ ਤਨ ਮੈ।
The evil Chandu began to think, yesterday the fire of the cauldron had no affect on the body of the Guru.

ਤਪਤ ਬਾਰਿ ਕੀ ਲਗੀ ਨ ਕੋੳੂ। ਬਾਰੂ ਤਪਤਿ ਲਗਾੲਿਵ ਸੋੳੂ।
The Guru did not flinch at the boiling water around them, today I will use hot sand to torture them.

Upon entering his courtyard he saw the 5 Sikhs that had accompanied the Guru locked in the entrance room.

ਮੁਸ਼ਕਲ ਮੁਝ ਤੇ ਹੋਨਿ ਖਲਾਸੀ। ਮਾਨਹਿ ਜੇ ਨਹਿ ਤੌ ਦੇ ਫਾਸੀ। "You will not escape here alive, if your Guru does not accept my order you will all be sentenced to death." Then addressing Guru Arjan Dev Ji he spoke.

ਪ੍ਰਥਮ ਕਰੋਂ ਤੇਰੋ ਤਨ ਘਾਤਿ। ਪੁਨ ਗਹਿਵਾੲਿ ਲੇਹੁ ਤੁਵ ਤਾਤ।
"First Arjan Dev I will kill you, then I will kill your son"

ਨਾਤਾ ਮਾਨਹਿ ਕਰੋ ਖਲਾਸੀ। ਨਾਂਹਿ ਤ ਹਤੌ ਘਾਲਿ ਗਰ ਫਾਸੀ।
Accept the proposal of my daughter otherwise you will meet your death here via noose"

ੲਿਮ ਕਹਿ ਭਾਠ ਬਿਖੈ ਤੇ ਬਾਰੂ। ਮੰਗਵਾੲਿਸ ਤਿਹ ਕਰਹਿ ਨਿਹਾਰੂ।
After the Guru once again rejected Chandu's orders he commanded his guards to bring hot sand from the furnaces.

ਪੁਨਹ ਦੁਸ਼ਟ ਨੇ ਕਹਿ ਬਿਠਵਾੲੇ। ਥਿਰ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਕੁਛ ਖੇਦ ਨ ਪਾੲੇ।
Then he ordered Guru Ji to sit upon the sand, which they did without feeling any pain

ਤਪਤਿ ਰੇਤ ਪਰ ਨਿਸਚਲ ਬੈਸੇ। ਸੁਖ ਤੇ ਮ੍ਰਿਦ ਅਾਸਨ ਪਰ ਜੈਸੇ।
They sat upon the scorching sand with elegance, as if it was the most comfortable seat.

ਕਹਯੋ ਦੁਸ਼ਟ ਪੁਨ ਕਰੜੇ ਲੈ ਕੈ। ਤਪਤਿ ਰੇਤ ਦਿਹੁ ੳੂਪਰ ਪੈ ਕੈ।
Then Chandu ordered his servants to gwt a ladle and pour more hot sand over the body of Guru Arjan Dev Ji.

ਦੋੲਿ ਜਾਮ ਲਗਿ ਬਾਧਾ ਦੀਨਸਿ। ਨਹੀਂ ਤ੍ਰਾਸ ਮਨ ਦੁਸ਼ਟਨਿ ਕੀਨਸਿ।
In this way these evil beings without fear of the great Guru tortured Guru Ji for 6 hours.

ਬੈਠੇ ਰਹੈ ਅਬੋਲ ਅਡੋਲ। ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਮਹਿਮਾ ਮਹਾਂ ਅਤੋਲ।
But Guru Arjan Dev Ji remained sitting in pure silence and unwavering bliss. The praises of such a Guru are immeasurable and great.

ਅਜਰ ਜਰਨਿ ਕਿ ਅੌਧਿ ਜਨਾੲੀ। ੲਿਤੇ ਕਸ਼ਟ ਤੇ ਨਹੀਂ ਦਿਖਾੲੀ।
The Fifth Guru has taught all how to bear the unbearable, even enduring such torture that none had endured before.

TO BE CONTINUED........ #GuruArjanDevJi
#Shaheedi
#Gupurab
#MataSahibKaurJi 
#MSKETrust 
#MotherOfTheKhalsa 
#MataSahibKaur
  • DAY 3 - ਚੰਦੂ ਦੁਸ਼ਟ ਬਿਚਾਰਤਿ ਮਨ ਮੈ। ਅਗਨਿ ਤਾਪ ਤੇ ਪੀਰ ਨ ਤਨ ਮੈ।
    The evil Chandu began to think, yesterday the fire of the cauldron had no affect on the body of the Guru.

    ਤਪਤ ਬਾਰਿ ਕੀ ਲਗੀ ਨ ਕੋੳੂ। ਬਾਰੂ ਤਪਤਿ ਲਗਾੲਿਵ ਸੋੳੂ।
    The Guru did not flinch at the boiling water around them, today I will use hot sand to torture them.

    Upon entering his courtyard he saw the 5 Sikhs that had accompanied the Guru locked in the entrance room.

    ਮੁਸ਼ਕਲ ਮੁਝ ਤੇ ਹੋਨਿ ਖਲਾਸੀ। ਮਾਨਹਿ ਜੇ ਨਹਿ ਤੌ ਦੇ ਫਾਸੀ। "You will not escape here alive, if your Guru does not accept my order you will all be sentenced to death." Then addressing Guru Arjan Dev Ji he spoke.

    ਪ੍ਰਥਮ ਕਰੋਂ ਤੇਰੋ ਤਨ ਘਾਤਿ। ਪੁਨ ਗਹਿਵਾੲਿ ਲੇਹੁ ਤੁਵ ਤਾਤ।
    "First Arjan Dev I will kill you, then I will kill your son"

    ਨਾਤਾ ਮਾਨਹਿ ਕਰੋ ਖਲਾਸੀ। ਨਾਂਹਿ ਤ ਹਤੌ ਘਾਲਿ ਗਰ ਫਾਸੀ।
    Accept the proposal of my daughter otherwise you will meet your death here via noose"

    ੲਿਮ ਕਹਿ ਭਾਠ ਬਿਖੈ ਤੇ ਬਾਰੂ। ਮੰਗਵਾੲਿਸ ਤਿਹ ਕਰਹਿ ਨਿਹਾਰੂ।
    After the Guru once again rejected Chandu's orders he commanded his guards to bring hot sand from the furnaces.

    ਪੁਨਹ ਦੁਸ਼ਟ ਨੇ ਕਹਿ ਬਿਠਵਾੲੇ। ਥਿਰ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਕੁਛ ਖੇਦ ਨ ਪਾੲੇ।
    Then he ordered Guru Ji to sit upon the sand, which they did without feeling any pain

    ਤਪਤਿ ਰੇਤ ਪਰ ਨਿਸਚਲ ਬੈਸੇ। ਸੁਖ ਤੇ ਮ੍ਰਿਦ ਅਾਸਨ ਪਰ ਜੈਸੇ।
    They sat upon the scorching sand with elegance, as if it was the most comfortable seat.

    ਕਹਯੋ ਦੁਸ਼ਟ ਪੁਨ ਕਰੜੇ ਲੈ ਕੈ। ਤਪਤਿ ਰੇਤ ਦਿਹੁ ੳੂਪਰ ਪੈ ਕੈ।
    Then Chandu ordered his servants to gwt a ladle and pour more hot sand over the body of Guru Arjan Dev Ji.

    ਦੋੲਿ ਜਾਮ ਲਗਿ ਬਾਧਾ ਦੀਨਸਿ। ਨਹੀਂ ਤ੍ਰਾਸ ਮਨ ਦੁਸ਼ਟਨਿ ਕੀਨਸਿ।
    In this way these evil beings without fear of the great Guru tortured Guru Ji for 6 hours.

    ਬੈਠੇ ਰਹੈ ਅਬੋਲ ਅਡੋਲ। ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਮਹਿਮਾ ਮਹਾਂ ਅਤੋਲ।
    But Guru Arjan Dev Ji remained sitting in pure silence and unwavering bliss. The praises of such a Guru are immeasurable and great.

    ਅਜਰ ਜਰਨਿ ਕਿ ਅੌਧਿ ਜਨਾੲੀ। ੲਿਤੇ ਕਸ਼ਟ ਤੇ ਨਹੀਂ ਦਿਖਾੲੀ।
    The Fifth Guru has taught all how to bear the unbearable, even enduring such torture that none had endured before.

    TO BE CONTINUED........ #GuruArjanDevJi
    #Shaheedi
    #Gupurab
    #MataSahibKaurJi
    #MSKETrust
    #MotherOfTheKhalsa
    #MataSahibKaur

  •  122  2  5 June, 2019
  • DAY 2 - ਜੀਵਤਿ ਨਹਿ ਤਯਾਗੌਂ ਅਬਿ ਤੋਹੀ। ਬਹੁ ਦਿਨ ਕੀ ਚਿੰਤਾ ਲਗ ਮੋਹੀ।
The next day Chandu spoke "I will not let you leave here alive, you have caused me severe distress and pain"

ਅਾਨਹੁ ਅਗਨਿ ਤਪਾਵਹੁ ਨੀਰ।
ਬੀਚ ਬਿਠਾਵਹੁ ਤਪਹਿ ਸਰੀਰ।
Chandu then ordered his guards to bring a cauldron (Degh), fill it with water and to sit the Guru within it to boil him alive.

ਸਮਧਾ ਬਾਰਿ ਬਾਰਿ ਤਪਤਾਯੋ।
ਬਾਰਿ ਬਾਰਿ ਲਿਹੁ ਮਾਨਿ ਸੁਨਾਯੋ।Again and again the wood was burned beneath the cauldron, and slowly the temperature rose to boiling point.
Again and again Chandu asked the Guru to accept his daughter for their son.

ਕਹਯੋ ਬਾਕ 'ਹਮ ਕੋ ਡਰਪਾਵੈਂ।
ਜਿਮ ਪੂਰਬ ਤਿਮਹੀ ਬਨਿ ਅਾਵੈ'।
Guru Ji then spoke "Are you trying to scare us? What we have already told you before will happen, we will not accept your proposal"

ਕਹਿ ਚਾਕਰ ਸੋ ਦੇਗ ੳੁਬਾਰੀ।
'ਪਕਰੋ ਦੇਹੁ ਤਿਸੀ ਮਹਿ ਡਾਰੀ।
Chandu ordered his servants to "Grab the Guru and force him into the cauldron"

ਤਬਿ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ੳੁਠਿ ਅਾਪੇ ਗੲੇ।
ਤਪਤਿ ਨੀਰ ਮਹਿ ਬੈਠਤਿ ਭੲੇ।
But before they could, Guru Arjan Dev Ji arose themselves and sat within the boiling water willingly.

It was at this point that the Sikhs that have travelled with the Fifth Guru, spoke up whilst being locked in the entrance room of the courtyard, Bhai Pirana Ji whilst being beat down by the guards, yelled at the servants to stop and were ready to escape toward the rescue of Guru Ji, but the True Master spoke.

ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਕਹਯੋ ਨ ਅਾਵੋ ਤੀਰ।
ਪਰਹਿ ਦੁਸ਼ਟ ਜਰ ਖਾਰੇ ਨੀਰ।
"Do not come near us Bhai Pirana Ji, do not disrupt what we are doing, we are pouring salty water into the roots of this Mughal Dynasty, slowly the roots will start to dry up and die"

ਖਰਯੋ ਦੂਰ ਕਰ ਜੋਰਿ ਪਿਰਾਣਾ।
ਸ਼ਕਤਿ ਦਿਖਾਵਨਿ ਹੇਤੁ ਵਖਾਣਾ।
From far Bhai Pirana Ji pleaded "Guru Ji let us use our powers, give us the order"

ਦਿਲੀ ਲਵਪੁਰਿ ਨਗਰਿ ਬਿਸਾਲੇ।
ਅਬਿ ਲੇਵੌਂ ਨਿਜ ਹਾਥ ੳੁਠਾਲੇ।
"If you give us the order we will pick up the great cities of Delhi and Lahore and smash them together within our hands in one clap"

ਗੁਰੂ ਕਹਯੋ ਜਿਨ ਕਿ ਕਰਿ ਸੇਵਾ।
ਲੲੀ ਸ਼ਕਤਿ ਧਾਰਤਿ ਅਹੰਮੇਵਾ।
But Guru Ji responded "Bhai Pirana Ji remember from where you received these powers and blessings, do not now become egotistic.
CONTINUED IN THE COMMENTS
  • DAY 2 - ਜੀਵਤਿ ਨਹਿ ਤਯਾਗੌਂ ਅਬਿ ਤੋਹੀ। ਬਹੁ ਦਿਨ ਕੀ ਚਿੰਤਾ ਲਗ ਮੋਹੀ।
    The next day Chandu spoke "I will not let you leave here alive, you have caused me severe distress and pain"

    ਅਾਨਹੁ ਅਗਨਿ ਤਪਾਵਹੁ ਨੀਰ।
    ਬੀਚ ਬਿਠਾਵਹੁ ਤਪਹਿ ਸਰੀਰ।
    Chandu then ordered his guards to bring a cauldron (Degh), fill it with water and to sit the Guru within it to boil him alive.

    ਸਮਧਾ ਬਾਰਿ ਬਾਰਿ ਤਪਤਾਯੋ।
    ਬਾਰਿ ਬਾਰਿ ਲਿਹੁ ਮਾਨਿ ਸੁਨਾਯੋ।Again and again the wood was burned beneath the cauldron, and slowly the temperature rose to boiling point.
    Again and again Chandu asked the Guru to accept his daughter for their son.

    ਕਹਯੋ ਬਾਕ 'ਹਮ ਕੋ ਡਰਪਾਵੈਂ।
    ਜਿਮ ਪੂਰਬ ਤਿਮਹੀ ਬਨਿ ਅਾਵੈ'।
    Guru Ji then spoke "Are you trying to scare us? What we have already told you before will happen, we will not accept your proposal"

    ਕਹਿ ਚਾਕਰ ਸੋ ਦੇਗ ੳੁਬਾਰੀ।
    'ਪਕਰੋ ਦੇਹੁ ਤਿਸੀ ਮਹਿ ਡਾਰੀ।
    Chandu ordered his servants to "Grab the Guru and force him into the cauldron"

    ਤਬਿ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ੳੁਠਿ ਅਾਪੇ ਗੲੇ।
    ਤਪਤਿ ਨੀਰ ਮਹਿ ਬੈਠਤਿ ਭੲੇ।
    But before they could, Guru Arjan Dev Ji arose themselves and sat within the boiling water willingly.

    It was at this point that the Sikhs that have travelled with the Fifth Guru, spoke up whilst being locked in the entrance room of the courtyard, Bhai Pirana Ji whilst being beat down by the guards, yelled at the servants to stop and were ready to escape toward the rescue of Guru Ji, but the True Master spoke.

    ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਕਹਯੋ ਨ ਅਾਵੋ ਤੀਰ।
    ਪਰਹਿ ਦੁਸ਼ਟ ਜਰ ਖਾਰੇ ਨੀਰ।
    "Do not come near us Bhai Pirana Ji, do not disrupt what we are doing, we are pouring salty water into the roots of this Mughal Dynasty, slowly the roots will start to dry up and die"

    ਖਰਯੋ ਦੂਰ ਕਰ ਜੋਰਿ ਪਿਰਾਣਾ।
    ਸ਼ਕਤਿ ਦਿਖਾਵਨਿ ਹੇਤੁ ਵਖਾਣਾ।
    From far Bhai Pirana Ji pleaded "Guru Ji let us use our powers, give us the order"

    ਦਿਲੀ ਲਵਪੁਰਿ ਨਗਰਿ ਬਿਸਾਲੇ।
    ਅਬਿ ਲੇਵੌਂ ਨਿਜ ਹਾਥ ੳੁਠਾਲੇ।
    "If you give us the order we will pick up the great cities of Delhi and Lahore and smash them together within our hands in one clap"

    ਗੁਰੂ ਕਹਯੋ ਜਿਨ ਕਿ ਕਰਿ ਸੇਵਾ।
    ਲੲੀ ਸ਼ਕਤਿ ਧਾਰਤਿ ਅਹੰਮੇਵਾ।
    But Guru Ji responded "Bhai Pirana Ji remember from where you received these powers and blessings, do not now become egotistic.
    CONTINUED IN THE COMMENTS

  •  140  3  4 June, 2019
  • As we near the Shaheedi purab 'Martyrdom day' of Guru Arjan Dev Ji we briefly look through the 5 days of torture that lead up to their Shaheedi through the eyes of the great sikh poet Kavi Santokh Singh Ji taking snippets from his epic Gurpartap Sooraj Prakash Granth..... After feeding Emperor Jahangir with lies that Guru Arjan Dev Ji was a threat to his Empire and was conspiring with his enemies, Chandu organised to take the Guru to his house

ਕਰੀ ਕਚਹਿਰੀ ਅਪਨੀ ਸਾਰੀ । ਕਿਸ ਧਨ ਦੇ ਕਿਸ ਮ੍ਰਿਦੁਲ ੳੁਚਾਰੀ ।
By giving money to some and making promises to others, Chandu has bribed the court of Jahangir to keep their silence on what is to happen.

Upon meeting the Guru, he expresses his anger... 'ਮੋਰਿ ਸੁਤਾ ਕੀ ਮੋਰਿ ਸਗਾੲੀ । ਕਯੋਂ ਹੂੰ ਨ ਮਾਨੀ ਬਿਨੈ ਅਲਾੲੀ '।
When I had asked you to accept the marriage of my daughter to your son (Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji) why did you return it and disrespect me and my family.

ਨ੍ਰਿਭੈ ਬਾਕ ਤਬਿ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਭਾਖਾ । 'ਸੁਤਾ ਦੇਨਿ ਕੀ ਕਿਮ ਅਭਿਲਾਖਾ '।
The Guru spoke fearlessly "Why Chandu are you so desperate to offer me your daughter?" ਤੂੰ ੳੂਚੀ ਕੁਲ ਅਹੈਂ ਚੁਬਾਰਾ । ਹਮ ਕੋ ਮੋਰੀ ਸਰਸ ੳੁਚਾਰਾ ।
You were the one that described yourself as the great brick of a mansion and us the lowly foundation stone of a house, therefore we saw it right to accept an offer from an equally humble family.

ਕਹਯੋ ਨ ਕੂਕਰ ਜੇ ਤੈ ਲਹਯੋ । ਜੇ ਨ ਕਹਯੋ ਤੌ ਭੀ ਅਬਿ ਕਹਯੋ ।
These lies that I have called you a dog are all false, but if I hadn't said it then I am calling you a dog now Chandu, for your actions are that of aggression, anger and desperation such as a dog. (Later when Chandu was captured and punished he died a death in the place that animals and dogs were kept, his life and demise was that of a dog, the Great Guru is hinting at the future)

ਸੁਨਿ ਮਨ ਜਰਯੋ ਜਰਯੋ ਨਹਿ ਬੈਨ । ਕ੍ਰੂਰ ਪਸਾਰ ਲਾਲ ਜਿ ਨੈਨ ।
Chandu hearing this became enraged, he couldn't bear these words and his eyes became red with fury.

ਨਿਕਟਿ ਬੁਲਾੲੇ ਅਪਨਿ ਸਿਪਾਹੀ । 'ਜਲ ਭੋਜਨ ਪਹੁਂਚਨਿ ਦਿਹੁ ਨਾਹੀ '।
He called a guard towards him and told him "Do not let this man eat or drink anything from now"

ਲਾਗਹਿ ਗਿ ਤ੍ਰਿਖਾ ਮਹਾਨੀ । ਦੇ ਗਿਨ ਲਾਖ ਦੇਹੁ ਤਬਿ ਪਾਨੀ ।
If he is thirsty only give him water when he has given us 100,000 Rupees.

CONTINUED IN COMMENTS...
  • As we near the Shaheedi purab 'Martyrdom day' of Guru Arjan Dev Ji we briefly look through the 5 days of torture that lead up to their Shaheedi through the eyes of the great sikh poet Kavi Santokh Singh Ji taking snippets from his epic Gurpartap Sooraj Prakash Granth..... After feeding Emperor Jahangir with lies that Guru Arjan Dev Ji was a threat to his Empire and was conspiring with his enemies, Chandu organised to take the Guru to his house

    ਕਰੀ ਕਚਹਿਰੀ ਅਪਨੀ ਸਾਰੀ । ਕਿਸ ਧਨ ਦੇ ਕਿਸ ਮ੍ਰਿਦੁਲ ੳੁਚਾਰੀ ।
    By giving money to some and making promises to others, Chandu has bribed the court of Jahangir to keep their silence on what is to happen.

    Upon meeting the Guru, he expresses his anger... 'ਮੋਰਿ ਸੁਤਾ ਕੀ ਮੋਰਿ ਸਗਾੲੀ । ਕਯੋਂ ਹੂੰ ਨ ਮਾਨੀ ਬਿਨੈ ਅਲਾੲੀ '।
    When I had asked you to accept the marriage of my daughter to your son (Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji) why did you return it and disrespect me and my family.

    ਨ੍ਰਿਭੈ ਬਾਕ ਤਬਿ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਭਾਖਾ । 'ਸੁਤਾ ਦੇਨਿ ਕੀ ਕਿਮ ਅਭਿਲਾਖਾ '।
    The Guru spoke fearlessly "Why Chandu are you so desperate to offer me your daughter?" ਤੂੰ ੳੂਚੀ ਕੁਲ ਅਹੈਂ ਚੁਬਾਰਾ । ਹਮ ਕੋ ਮੋਰੀ ਸਰਸ ੳੁਚਾਰਾ ।
    You were the one that described yourself as the great brick of a mansion and us the lowly foundation stone of a house, therefore we saw it right to accept an offer from an equally humble family.

    ਕਹਯੋ ਨ ਕੂਕਰ ਜੇ ਤੈ ਲਹਯੋ । ਜੇ ਨ ਕਹਯੋ ਤੌ ਭੀ ਅਬਿ ਕਹਯੋ ।
    These lies that I have called you a dog are all false, but if I hadn't said it then I am calling you a dog now Chandu, for your actions are that of aggression, anger and desperation such as a dog. (Later when Chandu was captured and punished he died a death in the place that animals and dogs were kept, his life and demise was that of a dog, the Great Guru is hinting at the future)

    ਸੁਨਿ ਮਨ ਜਰਯੋ ਜਰਯੋ ਨਹਿ ਬੈਨ । ਕ੍ਰੂਰ ਪਸਾਰ ਲਾਲ ਜਿ ਨੈਨ ।
    Chandu hearing this became enraged, he couldn't bear these words and his eyes became red with fury.

    ਨਿਕਟਿ ਬੁਲਾੲੇ ਅਪਨਿ ਸਿਪਾਹੀ । 'ਜਲ ਭੋਜਨ ਪਹੁਂਚਨਿ ਦਿਹੁ ਨਾਹੀ '।
    He called a guard towards him and told him "Do not let this man eat or drink anything from now"

    ਲਾਗਹਿ ਗਿ ਤ੍ਰਿਖਾ ਮਹਾਨੀ । ਦੇ ਗਿਨ ਲਾਖ ਦੇਹੁ ਤਬਿ ਪਾਨੀ ।
    If he is thirsty only give him water when he has given us 100,000 Rupees.

    CONTINUED IN COMMENTS...

  •  134  3  3 June, 2019
  • Part 3 Mata Ji tell us to purify our lives and make them worthwhile in the eyes of our Guru, by meditating and reciting the name of Vaheguru and serving him also. What better role model than Mata ji to teach us this, someone who from such a young age was spiritually inclined and thus attained the name 'Mata' meaning (Wise) Mother. Who from a young age would meditate so immensely upon Guru Gobind Singh Ji that they eventually became one with them in both relation and spiritual connection. A Mother can instill many great qualities in a child and here the greatest Mother instills the greatest Quality of loving devotion towards our Guru and his Ultimate form of Vaheguru, in their children, us the Khalsa.

In the Hukamname(Royal orders) of Mata Sahib Kaur Ji, we see a few repeating messages for their Khalsa Children....Upon Guru Gobind Singh Ji leaving their physical body they passed on their royal stamp to Mata Ji and with it the responsibility for leading the Khalsa (Sikh nation), which Mata Ji fulfilled for over 40 years. In this 7 Part series we look into the guidance given by Mata Ji in her royal orders.

#MataSahibKaurJi 
#MSKETrust 
#MotherOfTheKhalsa 
#MataSahibKaur
  • Part 3 Mata Ji tell us to purify our lives and make them worthwhile in the eyes of our Guru, by meditating and reciting the name of Vaheguru and serving him also. What better role model than Mata ji to teach us this, someone who from such a young age was spiritually inclined and thus attained the name 'Mata' meaning (Wise) Mother. Who from a young age would meditate so immensely upon Guru Gobind Singh Ji that they eventually became one with them in both relation and spiritual connection. A Mother can instill many great qualities in a child and here the greatest Mother instills the greatest Quality of loving devotion towards our Guru and his Ultimate form of Vaheguru, in their children, us the Khalsa.

    In the Hukamname(Royal orders) of Mata Sahib Kaur Ji, we see a few repeating messages for their Khalsa Children....Upon Guru Gobind Singh Ji leaving their physical body they passed on their royal stamp to Mata Ji and with it the responsibility for leading the Khalsa (Sikh nation), which Mata Ji fulfilled for over 40 years. In this 7 Part series we look into the guidance given by Mata Ji in her royal orders.

    #MataSahibKaurJi
    #MSKETrust
    #MotherOfTheKhalsa
    #MataSahibKaur

  •  83  0  1 June, 2019
  • PART 2 Mata Ji repeatedly give assurances to their khalsa nation that the Guru is their protector, they write to the residents of Patna (Bihar), Banaras (Uttar Pradesh), Pakpattan (Pakistan) and more. In times after Guru Gobind Singh Ji left their physical form the Khalsa went through difficult times with a price put on each Sikh head. The small pockets of sangat were at times the only remaining Sikhs across the land but still showed togetherness to band together and keep their faith strong. Today in a world where we are marginalised we must show solidarity and walk on the ideals that the Gurus and Mata Ji instilled within the Khalsa, forever seeing them as our protector.

In the Hukamname(Royal orders) of Mata Sahib Kaur Ji, we see a few repeating messages for their Khalsa Children....Upon Guru Gobind Singh Ji leaving their physical body they passed on their royal stamp to Mata Ji and with it the responsibility for leading the Khalsa (Sikh nation), which Mata Ji fulfilled for over 40 years. In this 7 Part series we look into the guidance given by Mata Ji in her royal orders.

#MataSahibKaurJi 
#MSKETrust 
#MotherOfTheKhalsa 
#MataSahibKaur
  • PART 2 Mata Ji repeatedly give assurances to their khalsa nation that the Guru is their protector, they write to the residents of Patna (Bihar), Banaras (Uttar Pradesh), Pakpattan (Pakistan) and more. In times after Guru Gobind Singh Ji left their physical form the Khalsa went through difficult times with a price put on each Sikh head. The small pockets of sangat were at times the only remaining Sikhs across the land but still showed togetherness to band together and keep their faith strong. Today in a world where we are marginalised we must show solidarity and walk on the ideals that the Gurus and Mata Ji instilled within the Khalsa, forever seeing them as our protector.

    In the Hukamname(Royal orders) of Mata Sahib Kaur Ji, we see a few repeating messages for their Khalsa Children....Upon Guru Gobind Singh Ji leaving their physical body they passed on their royal stamp to Mata Ji and with it the responsibility for leading the Khalsa (Sikh nation), which Mata Ji fulfilled for over 40 years. In this 7 Part series we look into the guidance given by Mata Ji in her royal orders.

    #MataSahibKaurJi
    #MSKETrust
    #MotherOfTheKhalsa
    #MataSahibKaur

  •  89  1  29 May, 2019
  • Today we celebrate the passing of the Guruship from Guru Arjan Dev Ji to Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji. Bhai Mani Singh Ji Shaheed in their epic on the Life of the 6th Guru, 'Gurbilas Patshahi Chevi'  share the exact event 
ਗੁਰ ਅਰਜਨ ਅਸ ਰੀਤਿ ਚਲਾੲੀ । 
ਪੈਸੇ ਪਾਂਚੇ ਨਾਰੇਲ ਮੰਗਾੲੀ ।
Guru Arjan Dev Ji then began the preparation for the ceremony, by requesting 5 coins and and a coconut (some of the essentials involved in the passing of the throne to the next Guru)

ਬੁਢੇ ਕੳੁ ਗੁਰੁ ਕਹਾ ਸੁਨਾੲਿ । 
ਹਰਿ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਕੳੁ ਤਿਲਕ ਲਗਾੲਿ ॥੧੫੧॥
The Fifth Guru then told Baba Budha Ji "apply the tilak (mark of the new Guru) to the forehead of Hargobind Ji"

ਸੁਨ ਬੁਢੇ ਪੁਨ ਬਚਨ ੳੁਚਾਰਾ । 
ਕਿਅਾ ਕੌਤਕ ਕਰਹਿ ਹੋ ਕਰਤਾਰਾ।
Baba Budha Ji then asked "what is this mysterious play Guru Ji"

ਜੋਤੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਸਮਾਵਣ ਲਾਗੈ । 
ਤੳੁ ਸੁਤ ਤਿਲਕ ਦੇਤਿ ਬਡਭਾਗੈ ॥੧੫੨॥
"We are ready to return to our original non-physical form, that is why we are anointing the new Guru as per his Destiny." Replied Guru Arjan Dev Ji

ਅਜੇ ਦਰਸ ਸੰਗਤਿ ਕਰੈ ਹੈ ਗੁਰੁ ਤੋਰ ਕਿਰਪਾਲ ।
"But Guru Ji the sangat is still yearning to be blessed with your vision for so much longer " spoke Baba Ji

ਕੈਸ ਬਚਨ ਭਾਖਹੁ ਪ੍ਰਭੂ ਹਮ ਕੳੁ ਅਚਰਜ ਖਿਅਾਲ ॥੧੫੩॥
"What kind of words are you speaking, I am struggling to understand them"

ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੁ ਕਹਾ ੲੇਹ ਸੁਨ ਲੀਜੈ । 
ਹਮਰੇ ਦੇਹਿ ਅੰਤ ਦਿਸ਼ਟੀਜੈ ।
Then the Great Guru, Guru Arjan Dev Ji spoke "Our physical body is nearing its end on this earth

ਲਾਹੌਰ ਸੀਸ ਦੇਣੇ ਹਮ ਜਾਹੀ । 
ੳੂਹਾਂ ਤੇ ਹਮ ਅਾਵਣ ਨਾਹੀ ॥੧੫੪॥ 
we will travel to Lahore soon and sacrifice our head and become shaheed/a martyr.

#MataSahibKaurJi 
#MSKETrust 
#MataSahibKaur
#GuruHargobindSahibJi
#GuruArjanDevJi 
#GuruHargobind
#MiriPiri
#Sikh #Guru
  • Today we celebrate the passing of the Guruship from Guru Arjan Dev Ji to Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji. Bhai Mani Singh Ji Shaheed in their epic on the Life of the 6th Guru, 'Gurbilas Patshahi Chevi' share the exact event
    ਗੁਰ ਅਰਜਨ ਅਸ ਰੀਤਿ ਚਲਾੲੀ ।
    ਪੈਸੇ ਪਾਂਚੇ ਨਾਰੇਲ ਮੰਗਾੲੀ ।
    Guru Arjan Dev Ji then began the preparation for the ceremony, by requesting 5 coins and and a coconut (some of the essentials involved in the passing of the throne to the next Guru)

    ਬੁਢੇ ਕੳੁ ਗੁਰੁ ਕਹਾ ਸੁਨਾੲਿ ।
    ਹਰਿ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਕੳੁ ਤਿਲਕ ਲਗਾੲਿ ॥੧੫੧॥
    The Fifth Guru then told Baba Budha Ji "apply the tilak (mark of the new Guru) to the forehead of Hargobind Ji"

    ਸੁਨ ਬੁਢੇ ਪੁਨ ਬਚਨ ੳੁਚਾਰਾ ।
    ਕਿਅਾ ਕੌਤਕ ਕਰਹਿ ਹੋ ਕਰਤਾਰਾ।
    Baba Budha Ji then asked "what is this mysterious play Guru Ji"

    ਜੋਤੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਸਮਾਵਣ ਲਾਗੈ ।
    ਤੳੁ ਸੁਤ ਤਿਲਕ ਦੇਤਿ ਬਡਭਾਗੈ ॥੧੫੨॥
    "We are ready to return to our original non-physical form, that is why we are anointing the new Guru as per his Destiny." Replied Guru Arjan Dev Ji

    ਅਜੇ ਦਰਸ ਸੰਗਤਿ ਕਰੈ ਹੈ ਗੁਰੁ ਤੋਰ ਕਿਰਪਾਲ ।
    "But Guru Ji the sangat is still yearning to be blessed with your vision for so much longer " spoke Baba Ji

    ਕੈਸ ਬਚਨ ਭਾਖਹੁ ਪ੍ਰਭੂ ਹਮ ਕੳੁ ਅਚਰਜ ਖਿਅਾਲ ॥੧੫੩॥
    "What kind of words are you speaking, I am struggling to understand them"

    ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੁ ਕਹਾ ੲੇਹ ਸੁਨ ਲੀਜੈ ।
    ਹਮਰੇ ਦੇਹਿ ਅੰਤ ਦਿਸ਼ਟੀਜੈ ।
    Then the Great Guru, Guru Arjan Dev Ji spoke "Our physical body is nearing its end on this earth

    ਲਾਹੌਰ ਸੀਸ ਦੇਣੇ ਹਮ ਜਾਹੀ ।
    ੳੂਹਾਂ ਤੇ ਹਮ ਅਾਵਣ ਨਾਹੀ ॥੧੫੪॥
    we will travel to Lahore soon and sacrifice our head and become shaheed/a martyr.

    #MataSahibKaurJi
    #MSKETrust
    #MataSahibKaur
    #GuruHargobindSahibJi
    #GuruArjanDevJi
    #GuruHargobind
    #MiriPiri
    #Sikh #Guru

  •  135  2  27 May, 2019
  • (1/7) In the Hukamname(Royal orders) of Mata Sahib Kaur Ji, we see a few repeating messages for their Khalsa Children....Upon Guru Gobind Singh Ji leaving their physical body they passed on their royal stamp to Mata Ji and with it the responsibility for leading the Khalsa (Sikh nation), which Mata Ji fulfilled for over 40 years. In this first part of a 7 Part series we look into the guidance given by Mata Ji in her royal orders.

PART 1 - Mata Ji repeatedly address the Khalsa as their 'Puttr Farjand', translating as royal children, princes and princesses, with Guru Gobind Singh Ji the father of the Khalsa and Mata Sahib Kaur Ji the mother of the khalsa. This shows clearly how much love and respect Mata Ji have for us the Khalsa and how we should try to recognise this in our present lives by seeing Guru Ji and Mata Ji as our eternal spiritual parents, and just like our worldly parents seek advice, guidance and support from them, whilst always remembering the sacrifices made by them for us to prosper. Understanding that we are all brothers and sisters of the Khalsa panth with the same parents we should try to implement the unity that would please Guru Ji and Mata Ji, striving to achieve together and benefit together as one.

#MataSahibKaurJi 
#MSKETrust 
#MotherOfTheKhalsa 
#MataSahibKaur
  • (1/7) In the Hukamname(Royal orders) of Mata Sahib Kaur Ji, we see a few repeating messages for their Khalsa Children....Upon Guru Gobind Singh Ji leaving their physical body they passed on their royal stamp to Mata Ji and with it the responsibility for leading the Khalsa (Sikh nation), which Mata Ji fulfilled for over 40 years. In this first part of a 7 Part series we look into the guidance given by Mata Ji in her royal orders.

    PART 1 - Mata Ji repeatedly address the Khalsa as their 'Puttr Farjand', translating as royal children, princes and princesses, with Guru Gobind Singh Ji the father of the Khalsa and Mata Sahib Kaur Ji the mother of the khalsa. This shows clearly how much love and respect Mata Ji have for us the Khalsa and how we should try to recognise this in our present lives by seeing Guru Ji and Mata Ji as our eternal spiritual parents, and just like our worldly parents seek advice, guidance and support from them, whilst always remembering the sacrifices made by them for us to prosper. Understanding that we are all brothers and sisters of the Khalsa panth with the same parents we should try to implement the unity that would please Guru Ji and Mata Ji, striving to achieve together and benefit together as one.

    #MataSahibKaurJi
    #MSKETrust
    #MotherOfTheKhalsa
    #MataSahibKaur

  •  152  1  25 May, 2019

Top #MataSahibKaur Posts

  • Mata Sahib Kaur was not Guru Gobind Singh Sahib’s wife in a traditional sense. Mata Sahib Kaur was a unique individual whose love for the Guru was profound & transformative. When she came to Anandpur she insisted on dedicating herself completely to Guru Sahib. Guru Gobind Singh Sahib informed her at the time that though she had made a commitment to him, he was already married and could not have more children with her. Mata ji understood, but like many of us, she longed for a family of her own. Guru Ji would fulfill her desire with a grand gesture.

The Khalsa was not born in 1699, it was revealed. The Khalsa is an aspect of Guru Nanak Sahib ji, it can never actually be born (because it cannot die). However, each individual Amrit Sanchar is a rebirth for the Sikhs taking part. We shed our past and are born in the Royal House of Nanak.

In the Khalsa, men have been given the name Singh, and women Kaur, both titles that mean Prince for Rajputs (Guru Gobind Singh Sahib modeled much of our sovereign identity on Rajput traditions). If we are princesses & princes of the Guru, then Guru Gobind Singh Sahib is our emperor, & Mata Sahib Kaur our empress. Just as royalty has been infused in us by the Guru, the creative aspect of the Guru’s sovereign power has been infused in Mata ji, who has been made our royal mother.

Mata Sahib Kaur took very seriously her role as Mother of the Khalsa. Many of us don’t know that there was an era when the Panth was being led by women. In the time period before the rise of the Dal Khalsa under Navab Kapur Singh in the 1730's, and after the Shahidi of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur in 1716, it was Mata Sahib Kaur & Mata Sundari (Jito) who led the Khalsa Panth. So great was their authority, that they issued Hukams in their own names. Though they were living on the outskirts of Delhi, they ran the affairs of the Panth. Using Sikhs like Bhai Mani Singh & Divan Darbara Singh as intermediaries, the two Matas kept the Panth united and strong in our darkest time, when we were most vulnerable.

Regardless of our background, all Sikhs are united as children of Mata Sahib Kaur.

Dhan Mata Sahib Kaur
  • Mata Sahib Kaur was not Guru Gobind Singh Sahib’s wife in a traditional sense. Mata Sahib Kaur was a unique individual whose love for the Guru was profound & transformative. When she came to Anandpur she insisted on dedicating herself completely to Guru Sahib. Guru Gobind Singh Sahib informed her at the time that though she had made a commitment to him, he was already married and could not have more children with her. Mata ji understood, but like many of us, she longed for a family of her own. Guru Ji would fulfill her desire with a grand gesture.

    The Khalsa was not born in 1699, it was revealed. The Khalsa is an aspect of Guru Nanak Sahib ji, it can never actually be born (because it cannot die). However, each individual Amrit Sanchar is a rebirth for the Sikhs taking part. We shed our past and are born in the Royal House of Nanak.

    In the Khalsa, men have been given the name Singh, and women Kaur, both titles that mean Prince for Rajputs (Guru Gobind Singh Sahib modeled much of our sovereign identity on Rajput traditions). If we are princesses & princes of the Guru, then Guru Gobind Singh Sahib is our emperor, & Mata Sahib Kaur our empress. Just as royalty has been infused in us by the Guru, the creative aspect of the Guru’s sovereign power has been infused in Mata ji, who has been made our royal mother.

    Mata Sahib Kaur took very seriously her role as Mother of the Khalsa. Many of us don’t know that there was an era when the Panth was being led by women. In the time period before the rise of the Dal Khalsa under Navab Kapur Singh in the 1730's, and after the Shahidi of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur in 1716, it was Mata Sahib Kaur & Mata Sundari (Jito) who led the Khalsa Panth. So great was their authority, that they issued Hukams in their own names. Though they were living on the outskirts of Delhi, they ran the affairs of the Panth. Using Sikhs like Bhai Mani Singh & Divan Darbara Singh as intermediaries, the two Matas kept the Panth united and strong in our darkest time, when we were most vulnerable.

    Regardless of our background, all Sikhs are united as children of Mata Sahib Kaur.

    Dhan Mata Sahib Kaur

  •  168  3  28 September, 2019
  • Sukhmani Sahib Jaap to honor Mata Sahib Kaur, the Mother of the Khalsa, will be beginning in 7 hours in the Gallery! 9am-5pm continuous Jaap. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Mata Sahib Devan (1 November 1681 - 1747), generally ascribed as Mata Sahib Kaur, is known as the "Mother of the Khalsa". She earned the distinction by instilling the first Amrit with the sweetness that balances its fierceness.Mata Sahib Kaur, who was called 'Sahib Devan' was the Mother of the Khalsa. Mata Sahib Kaur Ji accompanied Guru Sahib throughout his life. #MataSahibKaur #SukhmaniSahibJaap
  • Sukhmani Sahib Jaap to honor Mata Sahib Kaur, the Mother of the Khalsa, will be beginning in 7 hours in the Gallery! 9am-5pm continuous Jaap. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Mata Sahib Devan (1 November 1681 - 1747), generally ascribed as Mata Sahib Kaur, is known as the "Mother of the Khalsa". She earned the distinction by instilling the first Amrit with the sweetness that balances its fierceness.Mata Sahib Kaur, who was called 'Sahib Devan' was the Mother of the Khalsa. Mata Sahib Kaur Ji accompanied Guru Sahib throughout his life. #MataSahibKaur #SukhmaniSahibJaap

  •  48  0  20 hours ago
  • (1/7) In the Hukamname(Royal orders) of Mata Sahib Kaur Ji, we see a few repeating messages for their Khalsa Children....Upon Guru Gobind Singh Ji leaving their physical body they passed on their royal stamp to Mata Ji and with it the responsibility for leading the Khalsa (Sikh nation), which Mata Ji fulfilled for over 40 years. In this first part of a 7 Part series we look into the guidance given by Mata Ji in her royal orders.

PART 1 - Mata Ji repeatedly address the Khalsa as their 'Puttr Farjand', translating as royal children, princes and princesses, with Guru Gobind Singh Ji the father of the Khalsa and Mata Sahib Kaur Ji the mother of the khalsa. This shows clearly how much love and respect Mata Ji have for us the Khalsa and how we should try to recognise this in our present lives by seeing Guru Ji and Mata Ji as our eternal spiritual parents, and just like our worldly parents seek advice, guidance and support from them, whilst always remembering the sacrifices made by them for us to prosper. Understanding that we are all brothers and sisters of the Khalsa panth with the same parents we should try to implement the unity that would please Guru Ji and Mata Ji, striving to achieve together and benefit together as one.

#MataSahibKaurJi 
#MSKETrust 
#MotherOfTheKhalsa 
#MataSahibKaur
  • (1/7) In the Hukamname(Royal orders) of Mata Sahib Kaur Ji, we see a few repeating messages for their Khalsa Children....Upon Guru Gobind Singh Ji leaving their physical body they passed on their royal stamp to Mata Ji and with it the responsibility for leading the Khalsa (Sikh nation), which Mata Ji fulfilled for over 40 years. In this first part of a 7 Part series we look into the guidance given by Mata Ji in her royal orders.

    PART 1 - Mata Ji repeatedly address the Khalsa as their 'Puttr Farjand', translating as royal children, princes and princesses, with Guru Gobind Singh Ji the father of the Khalsa and Mata Sahib Kaur Ji the mother of the khalsa. This shows clearly how much love and respect Mata Ji have for us the Khalsa and how we should try to recognise this in our present lives by seeing Guru Ji and Mata Ji as our eternal spiritual parents, and just like our worldly parents seek advice, guidance and support from them, whilst always remembering the sacrifices made by them for us to prosper. Understanding that we are all brothers and sisters of the Khalsa panth with the same parents we should try to implement the unity that would please Guru Ji and Mata Ji, striving to achieve together and benefit together as one.

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  •  152  1  25 May, 2019
  • As we near the Shaheedi purab 'Martyrdom day' of Guru Arjan Dev Ji we briefly look through the 5 days of torture that lead up to their Shaheedi through the eyes of the great sikh poet Kavi Santokh Singh Ji taking snippets from his epic Gurpartap Sooraj Prakash Granth..... After feeding Emperor Jahangir with lies that Guru Arjan Dev Ji was a threat to his Empire and was conspiring with his enemies, Chandu organised to take the Guru to his house

ਕਰੀ ਕਚਹਿਰੀ ਅਪਨੀ ਸਾਰੀ । ਕਿਸ ਧਨ ਦੇ ਕਿਸ ਮ੍ਰਿਦੁਲ ੳੁਚਾਰੀ ।
By giving money to some and making promises to others, Chandu has bribed the court of Jahangir to keep their silence on what is to happen.

Upon meeting the Guru, he expresses his anger... 'ਮੋਰਿ ਸੁਤਾ ਕੀ ਮੋਰਿ ਸਗਾੲੀ । ਕਯੋਂ ਹੂੰ ਨ ਮਾਨੀ ਬਿਨੈ ਅਲਾੲੀ '।
When I had asked you to accept the marriage of my daughter to your son (Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji) why did you return it and disrespect me and my family.

ਨ੍ਰਿਭੈ ਬਾਕ ਤਬਿ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਭਾਖਾ । 'ਸੁਤਾ ਦੇਨਿ ਕੀ ਕਿਮ ਅਭਿਲਾਖਾ '।
The Guru spoke fearlessly "Why Chandu are you so desperate to offer me your daughter?" ਤੂੰ ੳੂਚੀ ਕੁਲ ਅਹੈਂ ਚੁਬਾਰਾ । ਹਮ ਕੋ ਮੋਰੀ ਸਰਸ ੳੁਚਾਰਾ ।
You were the one that described yourself as the great brick of a mansion and us the lowly foundation stone of a house, therefore we saw it right to accept an offer from an equally humble family.

ਕਹਯੋ ਨ ਕੂਕਰ ਜੇ ਤੈ ਲਹਯੋ । ਜੇ ਨ ਕਹਯੋ ਤੌ ਭੀ ਅਬਿ ਕਹਯੋ ।
These lies that I have called you a dog are all false, but if I hadn't said it then I am calling you a dog now Chandu, for your actions are that of aggression, anger and desperation such as a dog. (Later when Chandu was captured and punished he died a death in the place that animals and dogs were kept, his life and demise was that of a dog, the Great Guru is hinting at the future)

ਸੁਨਿ ਮਨ ਜਰਯੋ ਜਰਯੋ ਨਹਿ ਬੈਨ । ਕ੍ਰੂਰ ਪਸਾਰ ਲਾਲ ਜਿ ਨੈਨ ।
Chandu hearing this became enraged, he couldn't bear these words and his eyes became red with fury.

ਨਿਕਟਿ ਬੁਲਾੲੇ ਅਪਨਿ ਸਿਪਾਹੀ । 'ਜਲ ਭੋਜਨ ਪਹੁਂਚਨਿ ਦਿਹੁ ਨਾਹੀ '।
He called a guard towards him and told him "Do not let this man eat or drink anything from now"

ਲਾਗਹਿ ਗਿ ਤ੍ਰਿਖਾ ਮਹਾਨੀ । ਦੇ ਗਿਨ ਲਾਖ ਦੇਹੁ ਤਬਿ ਪਾਨੀ ।
If he is thirsty only give him water when he has given us 100,000 Rupees.

CONTINUED IN COMMENTS...
  • As we near the Shaheedi purab 'Martyrdom day' of Guru Arjan Dev Ji we briefly look through the 5 days of torture that lead up to their Shaheedi through the eyes of the great sikh poet Kavi Santokh Singh Ji taking snippets from his epic Gurpartap Sooraj Prakash Granth..... After feeding Emperor Jahangir with lies that Guru Arjan Dev Ji was a threat to his Empire and was conspiring with his enemies, Chandu organised to take the Guru to his house

    ਕਰੀ ਕਚਹਿਰੀ ਅਪਨੀ ਸਾਰੀ । ਕਿਸ ਧਨ ਦੇ ਕਿਸ ਮ੍ਰਿਦੁਲ ੳੁਚਾਰੀ ।
    By giving money to some and making promises to others, Chandu has bribed the court of Jahangir to keep their silence on what is to happen.

    Upon meeting the Guru, he expresses his anger... 'ਮੋਰਿ ਸੁਤਾ ਕੀ ਮੋਰਿ ਸਗਾੲੀ । ਕਯੋਂ ਹੂੰ ਨ ਮਾਨੀ ਬਿਨੈ ਅਲਾੲੀ '।
    When I had asked you to accept the marriage of my daughter to your son (Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji) why did you return it and disrespect me and my family.

    ਨ੍ਰਿਭੈ ਬਾਕ ਤਬਿ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਭਾਖਾ । 'ਸੁਤਾ ਦੇਨਿ ਕੀ ਕਿਮ ਅਭਿਲਾਖਾ '।
    The Guru spoke fearlessly "Why Chandu are you so desperate to offer me your daughter?" ਤੂੰ ੳੂਚੀ ਕੁਲ ਅਹੈਂ ਚੁਬਾਰਾ । ਹਮ ਕੋ ਮੋਰੀ ਸਰਸ ੳੁਚਾਰਾ ।
    You were the one that described yourself as the great brick of a mansion and us the lowly foundation stone of a house, therefore we saw it right to accept an offer from an equally humble family.

    ਕਹਯੋ ਨ ਕੂਕਰ ਜੇ ਤੈ ਲਹਯੋ । ਜੇ ਨ ਕਹਯੋ ਤੌ ਭੀ ਅਬਿ ਕਹਯੋ ।
    These lies that I have called you a dog are all false, but if I hadn't said it then I am calling you a dog now Chandu, for your actions are that of aggression, anger and desperation such as a dog. (Later when Chandu was captured and punished he died a death in the place that animals and dogs were kept, his life and demise was that of a dog, the Great Guru is hinting at the future)

    ਸੁਨਿ ਮਨ ਜਰਯੋ ਜਰਯੋ ਨਹਿ ਬੈਨ । ਕ੍ਰੂਰ ਪਸਾਰ ਲਾਲ ਜਿ ਨੈਨ ।
    Chandu hearing this became enraged, he couldn't bear these words and his eyes became red with fury.

    ਨਿਕਟਿ ਬੁਲਾੲੇ ਅਪਨਿ ਸਿਪਾਹੀ । 'ਜਲ ਭੋਜਨ ਪਹੁਂਚਨਿ ਦਿਹੁ ਨਾਹੀ '।
    He called a guard towards him and told him "Do not let this man eat or drink anything from now"

    ਲਾਗਹਿ ਗਿ ਤ੍ਰਿਖਾ ਮਹਾਨੀ । ਦੇ ਗਿਨ ਲਾਖ ਦੇਹੁ ਤਬਿ ਪਾਨੀ ।
    If he is thirsty only give him water when he has given us 100,000 Rupees.

    CONTINUED IN COMMENTS...

  •  134  3  3 June, 2019