Sunday, December 21, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
sigh...I'm very dissapointed in seeing my sisters sell themselves out all over the internets...especially on social networking sites (yes...THE social networking site *ehem*)
Wearing bana is such a privelege...but too often we take it for granted (especially moi). I know we aren't perfect but it doesn't hurt to try...
I mean...the low cut shirts, the wierd poses...why intentionally sell yourself short especially when you post hundreds of the pictures yourselves?
Singhneea!!! Wake up!!! (I don't mean to lecture you but this time I gotta...)
Maybe it helps you feel nimarta, letting the world know of your crazy wild adventerous side, but honestly, you have no idea...is that really the same girl that taught at a camp not too long ago, or is that the girl that does kirtan so beautifully?
Is it really worth destroying your image?
Do you honestly need all these silly pictures? A normal one would do fine wouldn't it?
There is no way to justify it. One cannot imagine puratan Singhneea engaging in such things. I cannot imagine Mai Bhago Ji in the "poses" common today. She would most definately keep her dignity which made her a very gorgeous being.
You are the future...your actions now will be brought forth later on so why taint your image? Are you not the daughter of the Guru (or atleast trying to be?)
You're awsome, wicked cool in fact...I'm sure your future Singh would appreciate you more if you weren't famous on the internet (for all the wrong reasons)...
Anyways, my opinion is probably worthless in fact I too am guilty of the wierd poses but since I am in the same boat, lets try to become better together :)
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
If you suffer from seasonal depression (like I THINK I do lol)...
then you must feel down everytime it gets dark at 4 pm...it breaks my heart...really it does... :(
Or when your poor car is covered in snow which you must clean with the sleeve of your jacket cause you took your brush out in the summer and forgot to relocate it...*tear*
sigh...what to do when old man winter comes and screws you over....
aahhh Guru has the answer of course! :)
Search up Baarah Maahaa Maajh written by Guru Arjan Dev Sahib Ji...
The months of "Poh" and "Magh" are particularily cold as they fall from December to February...
You can read up on Nanakshahi months and their dates here....if you like....
In the meantime...
pokh thukhaar n viaapee ka(n)t(h) miliaa har naahu
In the month of Poh, the cold does not touch those, whom the Husband Lord hugs close in His Embrace.
man baedhhiaa charanaarabi(n)dh dharasan lagarraa saahu
Their minds are transfixed by His Lotus Feet. They are attached to the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan.
outt govi(n)dh gopaal raae saevaa suaamee laahu
Seek the Protection of the Lord of the Universe; His service is truly profitable.
bikhiaa pohi n sakee mil saadhhoo gun gaahu
Corruption shall not touch you, when you join the Holy Saints and sing the Lord's Praises.
jeh thae oupajee theh milee sachee preeth samaahu
From where it originated, there the soul is blended again. It is absorbed in the Love of the True Lord.
kar gehi leenee paarabreham bahurr n vishhurreeaahu
When the Supreme Lord God grasps someone's hand, he shall never again suffer separation from Him.
baar jaao lakh baereeaa har sajan agam agaahu
I am a sacrifice, 100,000 times, to the Lord, my Friend, the Unapproachable and Unfathomable.
saram pee naaraaeinai naanak dhar peeaahu
Please preserve my honor, Lord; Nanak begs at Your Door.
pokh suoha(n)dhaa sarab sukh jis bakhasae vaeparavaahu 11
Poh is beautiful, and all comforts come to that one, whom the Carefree Lord has forgiven. 11
So maybe this depression we feel is because we aren't near to Him...not near to the close embrace of His hug...that would make us warm and comfertable....perhaps we should seek his protection by joining the holy saints and sing...become a sacrifice to Him not once but 100,000 times...beg at His door and seek the carefree one's forgiveness....
Easy said than done....
Lets push away the snow and ice covering our minds and souls....underneath is the car that drives us all....
Ok...so that was cheesy....wanna fight about it?
Here's a cartoon...
(not very clear but I tried...)
p.s. oooo...is anyone else as excited for the release of iSikhi? I hope it comes soon....Click Me
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Yup...that poor character is me...if I were a middle aged white woman with blonde hair...lol
Friday, July 25, 2008
"There's a reason why you should never put yourself down, as a daughter of Guru Gobind Singh and a creation of the almighty, limitless creator, Akaal Purakh Vaaheguru. Don't ever forget that the blood that is pumping your sad heart today is filled with Amrit Naam of those Panj Pyare that gifted you with Eternal Death - Dhan Dhan Bhai Daya Singh, Dhan Dhan Bhai Dharm Singh, Dhan Dhan Bhai Himmat Singh, Dhan Dhan Bhai Mohkam Singh, Dhan Dhan Bhai Sahib Singh. Don't ever forget that the veins traveling from your brain to your toes, and everywhere in between, are laced with the same Immortal Nectar drunk by martyrs like Mata Bhag Kaur, Bhai Mani Singh, Baba Gurbachan Singh ji Manochahal, Bhai Amrik Singh, Bhai Surinder Singh Sodhi, Bibi Satnaam Kaur & Bibi Vaaheguru Kaur, Azaad Shernee Bibi Deep Kaur Ji, Baba Deep Singh ji who fought with no head, and the small-bodied Bachittar Singh who killed a massive, drunken elephant in one blow of his naagni barcha... What difference is there between you and them? You have the same Father - Guru Gobind Singh, whose eyes, according to Bhai Land Naal Ji, are so beautiful and luminous that they provide light to the entire night's sky...
man thoo(n) joth saroop hai aapanaa mool pashhaan
O my mind, you are the embodiment of the Divine Light - recognize your own origin.
Even though every one of us can make mistakes, even though no one is free of mistakes, Akaal Purakh still fashioned our body and breathed air into it. He weaved each beautiful, long hair into your scalp and blessed your body with the radiance of Naam, happiness, innocence, powerful strength, and wisdom. He has given you, as His daughter, the energy to create, preserve, and destroy. You have come onto the Maarag of Guru Gobind Singh with countless tap (intense meditation), bhagti (remembrance of God), and ardaas (humble prayer) from previous lifetimes. You are BLESSED, not DOOMED! You are PURE, not DIRTY! You are BEAUTIFUL, not ugly! You are a vision of VAAHEGURU, not a vision of Maya! You are a ROYAL PRINCE that commands the Khalsa Armies, not a pauper... You have come here to change your Self, and in turn, change the world around you. You have come here to wake up, not to fall asleep. You have come here to recognize that the distance dividing your Union with Vaaheguru is thinner than the wings of a butterfly...
bhaa(n)bheeree kae paath paradho bin paekhae dhooraaeiou 3
There is a veil between us, like the wings of a butterfly; without being able to see Him, He seems so far away. 3
Sometimes we fall in our path of Sikhi; we lose our Amrit Vela, we engage in the 5 Vices (lust, anger, greed, pride, and attachment), we look in the mirror and punish the Beautiful Form that Akaal Purakh gave us by saying it's not good enough... Still, sisters, there is a reason why we can not put ourselves down. There is a reason why we must be content with our every step, our every day, there is a reason why we must love each other and love our selves <3.
man thoo(n) joth saroop hai aapanaa mool pashhaan
O my mind, you are the embodiment of the Divine Light - recognize your own origin.
man har jee thaerai naal hai guramathee ra(n)g maan
O my mind, the Dear Lord is with you; through the Guru's Teachings, enjoy His Love.
mool pashhaanehi thaa(n) sahu jaanehi maran jeevan kee sojhee hoee
Acknowledge your origin, and then you shall know your Husband Lord, and so understand death and birth.
gur parasaadhee eaeko jaanehi thaa(n) dhoojaa bhaao n hoee
By Guru's Grace, know the One; then, you shall not love any other.
man saa(n)th aaee vajee vadhhaaee thaa hoaa paravaan
Peace comes to the mind, and gladness resounds; then, you shall be acclaimed.
eio kehai naanak man thoo(n) joth saroop hai apanaa mool pashhaan 5
Thus says Nanak: O my mind, you are the very image of the Luminous Lord; recognize the true origin of your self. 5
There is no limit to what you can achieve, to what you can be, to what good you can create, to what evil you can destroy... There is no limit to your capacity, if you accept Akaal Purakh Vaaheguru as your only friend, your only love, your only support, and stop turning to others. You are the very image of Guru Gobind Singh ji, the very image of Mata Sahib Kaur ji, the very image of Vaaheguru. Whether you want to get a new job, whether you want to finish Dasam Granth Santhiya, whether you want to become a Gatka Ustaad - Believe in the power of Vaaheguru that is sitting within. he sent you here for a reason :) and its your job to discover that reason. akaal sahai"
See, He always comes through :)
Bout of depression over.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Yeah, it was beautiful at first (about 2 weeks ago) but now its just ridiculous...there's still days of it to come, perhaps even another week :(
Challo...here's a shabad about rain:
maajh mehalaa 5
Maajh, Fifth Mehla:
paarabreham prabh maegh pat(h)aaeiaa
The Supreme Lord God has unleashed the rain clouds.
jal thhal meheeal dheh dhis varasaaeiaa
Over the sea and over the land-over all the earth's surface, in all directions, He has brought the rain.
saa(n)th bhee bujhee sabh thrisanaa anadh bhaeiaa sabh t(h)aaee jeeo 1
Peace has come, and the thirst of all has been quenched; there is joy and ecstasy everywhere. 1
sukhadhaathaa dhukh bha(n)janehaaraa
He is the Giver of Peace, the Destroyer of pain.
aapae bakhas karae jeea saaraa
He gives and forgives all beings.
apanae keethae no aap prathipaalae pae pairee thisehi manaaee jeeo 2
He Himself nurtures and cherishes His Creation. I fall at His Feet and surrender to Him. 2
jaa kee saran paeiaa gath paaeeai
Seeking His Sanctuary, salvation is obtained.
saas saas har naam dhhiaaeeai
With each and every breath, I meditate on the Lord's Name.
this bin hor n dhoojaa t(h)aakur sabh thisai keeaa jaaee jeeo 3
Without Him, there is no other Lord and Master. All places belong to Him. 3
thaeraa maan thaan prabh thaeraa
Yours is the Honor, God, and Yours is the Power.
thoo(n) sachaa saahib gunee gehaeraa
You are the True Lord and Master, the Ocean of Excellence.
naanak dhaas kehai baena(n)thee aat(h) pehar thudhh dhhiaaee jeeo 43441
Servant Nanak utters this prayer: may I meditate on You twenty-four hours a day. 43441
Ok, maybe I shouldn't complain...
(Btw...whoh maharaj wrote aaaalot of bani in reference to rain, run a search!)
Friday, June 6, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
1) If you are a girl, it is extremely difficult to overcome obstacles that might come in your way but even if you don't have the support of your family, Guru Sahib is always there to be your anchor and support. If you didn't tie your crown because you really didn't feel it on the inside, then depression is a factor but the only way to overcome it is to be grateful and to realize that the only person's opinion that matters is His.
2) Being in a predominately white and might I say somewhat racist city in the country of [insert name here], tying a dastaar proved difficult only because of the Punjabi people that I've met. It's almost as if your own kind hates that you're trying improve yourself Sikhi wise because I have never got such disgusted looks or rude comments from anyone else, just awkward smiles.
3) No, I do not represent my Guru the way that I should and just because I tie a dastaar doesn't mean I'm a supersant singhni...if anything, it gives me strength and new experiences everyday...which has only come by His kindness.
There's no way that I deserved this gift after over a decade later of really begging for it...
But He'll be there...always...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Yes my friends...I was swallowed by my own wardrobe...and that was only a quarter of the pile! But don't worry...I lived to tell this story...luckily, Super Singh Jr was there to rescue me :)
And just in time too! I thought I was a goner for sure...
Now to get back to organizing :(
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Everything from going back to sleep to thinking about how cute that guy looks.
I heard that Dharamraj doesnt take too kindly to people like you, so what are you gonna say when he reads you your account?
Ha, is that so? You're going to deny it all even if he as the evidence on tape?
No, those arent paid actors you fool! It's really you!
You better smarten up mister, unless you want some evil scary black things to beat your ass for eternity, got it?
Yah right, dont make any false promises...
Look, its easy...all you have to do is shut up...
Watch me close my mouth and make no sound, are you watching?
See, not so hard is it?
raam simar pashhuthaahigaa man
Meditate in remembrance on the Lord, or else you will regret it in the end, O mind.
paapee jeearaa lobh karath hai aaj kaal out(h) jaahigaa 1 rehaao
O sinful soul, you act in greed, but today or tomorrow, you will have to get up and leave. 1Pause
laalach laagae janam gavaaeiaa maaeiaa bharam bhulaahigaa
Clinging to greed, you have wasted your life, deluded in the doubt of Maya.
dhhan joban kaa garab n keejai kaagadh jio gal jaahigaa 1
Do not take pride in your wealth and youth; you shall crumble apart like dry paper. 1
jo jam aae kaes gehi pattakai thaa dhin kishh n basaahigaa
When the Messenger of Death comes and grabs you by the hair, and knocks you down, on that day, you shall be powerless.
simaran bhajan dhaeiaa nehee keenee tho mukh chottaa khaahigaa 2
You do not remember the Lord, or vibrate upon Him in meditation, and you do not practice compassion; you shall be beaten on your face. 2
dhharam raae jab laekhaa maagai kiaa mukh lai kai jaahigaa
When the Righteous Judge of Dharma calls for your account, what face will you show Him then?
kehath kabeer sunahu rae sa(n)thahu saadhhasa(n)gath thar jaa(n)higaa 31
Says Kabeer, listen, O Saints: in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, you shall be saved. 31
Read it again...I know you skimmed over it
Ok, now this is what you have to do:
practice compassion (you know, be nice...)
remember the Lord, vibrate on Him in meditation (thats an important one, bol Waheguru!)
"How do I do it?" you say...
Well, read the last bit of the shabad...
Saadh sangat shall save you...
Saadh sangat shall save you!!!!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Thank you to all of my creative brothers and sisters out there who take the time to upload their masterpieces on flickr...seriously, how else would I spend my time between school and sleeptime? Your pictures mean alot to me and I really appreciate every image...now before I get mushy (I think I might already have he he), some images I really love:
By Gurumustuk Singh Khalsa
These are only 2 of the many many many images I love. If it wasn't so hard to upload pictures to this thing...I would add many of Pardeep Singh's masterpieces.
So to all of you gifted photogs out there...keep clicking away at Waheguru's creation...
Friday, April 4, 2008
Please listen to the above track. Trust me. Just do it...
And also, read these as you listen:
aao hamaarai raam piaarae jeeo
gulae holee bibaagae dhehar boo karadh
saevee sathigur aapanaa har simaree dhin sabh rain
ho bal bal bal bal charan kamal ko bal bal gur dharasaaeiaa
prabh jee thoo maerae praan adhhaarai
heeeae ko preetham bisar n jaae
Yup, they're all in order...still don't trust me?
C'mon what do you have to lose? ;)
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Disease after disease and running around in circles, I finally realized my condition...help me keep my hopes in you, may I never doubt you or falter in any way.
Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Arjan Dev Sahib Ji:
jis kaa than man dhhan sabh this kaa soee sugharr sujaanee
Body, mind, wealth and everything belong to Him; He alone is all-wise and all-knowing.
thin hee suniaa dhukh sukh maeraa tho bidhh neekee khattaanee 1
He listens to my pains and pleasures, and then my condition improves. 1
Waheguru. How could I falter when everything belongs to you? How could I falter or doubt you when you're the one who listens to my every need? How could I, even for a second, think that you weren't there for me or that you weren't going to help me because of my bad deeds?
Give us the strength to rely on you for our every need. May we never judge each other because we belong to Him and He belongs to us.
"Be in peace, not in pieces."
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Okay...so its only a replica but still :)
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Okay...so I finally (after much procrastination) have decided to start a blog. For someone who has zero computer skills, I must say that the banner is looking nice (took me FOREVER to size it correctly he he he). Reasons why I've hesitated to start a blog:
-Fear of being recognized/caught. Trust me it would come with harsh repercussions :'(
-No one cares what I think, or do they? hhmmm....
Despite these, I would like to say thank you to the following bloggers who have inspired me to blog because they are the "blog stars" of blogging blogs: naam jor aka Singhni MiriPiri, Manvir Singh, Novtej Singh, Davinder Singh, and various other gursikh bloggers.