Posts Tagged "sikh"

Humility is an Underrated State of Being

Posted by on Sep 21, 2011 in Article, Sikh Dharma | 0 comments

Humility is an underrated state of being. Most people prefer to be dominating, wanting everything their own way, having lots of expectations, complaining frequently about things which are wrong, expressing anger towards colleagues, friends, family, parents, children and just wallowing in their own negativity, thinking that they are superior to other people or at least, going out to try and impress other people. Ultimately, a lot of people do not really care or think about their impact on the world or the people around them even if they have the best of intentions. A lot of people...

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Are you trying to fix yourself?

Posted by on Sep 5, 2011 in Article, Kundalini Yoga, Love, Meditation, Sikh Dharma | 0 comments

It is obvious from all of our childhood comic book heros like Superman, Superwoman and the X-Men, that we all wish to have super powers and become perfect human beings, just like these superhuman caricatures. However, the only reason we do not believe it is possible to become a Superman or a Superwoman is because we THINK there is something INHERENTLY WRONG with us which we spend our entire lives trying to FIX, either through worldly activities like parties, drinking, drugs, or even through spiritual activities like meditation, yoga, prayer. The side-effects may be different...

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The Four Blessings

Posted by on Apr 24, 2011 in Consciousness, Sikh Dharma | 0 comments

I went to the Gurdwara this morning and there was this Kathakaar (person who explains spiritual teachings), who was speaking in Punjabi. At first I thought, “this is such an outdated way of doing things”. And I was also thinking “how would any young person understand this guy”. And also I thought “this guy is just doing it for the money and is very inauthentic”. But despite these thoughts, I still listened carefully and when he started to explain, my thoughts dissipated – because what he was explaining was profound. He began to explain that...

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Search Guru Granth Sahib in 54 Languages

Posted by on Apr 13, 2011 in Sikh Dharma | 0 comments

GurbaniDB – The World’s Most Accurate Guru Granth Sahib Search Engine in 54 Languages Through the work I have done on The Sikher Project, today on Vaisakhi we are making a big announcement, the launch of a new revolutionary search engine for the Guru Granth Sahib called GurbaniDB, which has the following features: The world’s most accurate Guru Granth Sahib data with 52 translations, 22 transliterations and organised into all 60 melodies or raags (something which has never been done before!) Powerful, customisable search options A constantly improving...

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The Future of eGurbani

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010 in Article | 1 comment

eGurbani is a term to describe the digital version of Gurbani, the word of the Guru, primarily referring to the Sikh Holy Scripture, the Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Some interesting thoughts for you. With the advent of digital mobile devices like the Kindle, the iPhone and the iPad, naturally eGurbani is becoming more accessible and available in a variety of digital formats. Although digital is the future, I think as Sikhs we would agree that nothing can replace the physical presence of the Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the Sikh Holy Scripture, in the form of paper and ink. The physical presence...

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