Wednesday, January 30, 2008
True story please please READ...
With all the cases that are going on about children getting kidnapped in Malaysia - click here to read more ; never I thought that this incident was about to happen to someone close to me. I am still shocked. Thanks to god that he had his kirpa and nothing ugly happened.

Below is the email I got from Praji Amarjit Singh (Saaj Jatha). Spoke to him earlier and I was just thanking God that everyone is safe and sound.

Please feel free to pass on the email below as many people as you can and please please please keep a close eye on your children and be on the lookout.

Dear All Friends,
My Name is Amarjit Singh, staying in Taman Cheras Indah, near Taman Shamelin, would like to share an incident that happened to my family yesterday at housing area itself.

On 29 January 2008 at 5.00pm my mother and two of my sons, elder Gurpuran Singh, 5 years old and second son is Gursevak Singh 1 year 6 months, was walking to the shop for buying news paper.


Meanwhile, my mother was walking passing by after five houses, suddenly a man with motorbike (thin guy) and a women (plump & fair) sitting behind him wearing all black crossing in front of my mother and asked her that “ada kerja” (any work) my mother just shaking her head saying NO, out of unexpected the motorbike man take a wood about 3 inc x 3 inc long, and forward 3 feet comes nearest my mother and trying to attack her with the big wood aiming on her head & pointing on my son & shouted by saying “Kasi!! Kasi!!” (give! give!- by meaning asking of my baby) my mother said “Jangan! Jangan!” (No, No) and trying to keep away from him, the woman just sat on the bike was waiting for the next action. And the same time my mother ran to the other side (near people hse) and she was screaming for help.. (Tolong!! Tolong!! (Help!! Help!!) this make him frightened and took his motorbike ran away from the place.

My mother and I make a report at Pandan Indah Polis station at 7.30pm last night.

With the concern of our children, I m sending this email to you all is to be more careful of our children & always make sure they are with you all the time. Thanks God, my mother and sons were so lucky on that day from the horrible happen.

Please, of your concern & love to human being pass this massage around to your friends.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Struggles = Blessings??
Everyone has gone through some struggles in life. And most of the time when we go through this struggles often we question Waheguru why did he do this/that. Below is a short story with a nice little ending as to why the struggles Waheguru gives us in life are not actually to hurt us but its in a way to help us.

A man found a cocoon of an emperor moth. He took it home so that he could watch the moth come out of the cocoon. On that day a small opening appeared, he sat and watched the moth for several hours as the moth struggled to force the body through that little hole.

Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could go no farther. It just seemed to be stuck. Then the man, in his kindness, decided to help the moth, sohe took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of thecocoon. The moth then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body andsmall, shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the moth because heexpected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to beable to support the body, which would contract in time. Neither happened! In fact, the little moth spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It was never able to fly.

What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that therestricting cocoon and the struggle required for the moth to get throughthe tiny opening was the way of forcing fluid from the body of the moth into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved itsfreedom from the cocoon. Freedom and flight would only come after thestruggle. By depriving the moth of a struggle, he deprived the moth of health.

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we were to go through our life without any obstacles, we would be crippled. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. Give every opportunity a chance. Leave no room for regrets.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008
Bhai Sukha Singh Ji (UK) Katha
I have just finished listening to this katha by Bhai Sukha Singh Ji at work and all I can say its AWESOME.

Highly recommended...

Do download and listen to it!

Click here for the katha recording.

Most of Bhai Sahib's other katha audio recordings can be found here

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Friday, January 18, 2008
Vir Manpreet Singh (UK) - Tuhi Tuhi
For the past weeks I have been getting a lot of comments and emails from sangat requesting for Vir Manpreet Singh Ji's (UK - Tuhi Tuhi) recordings. First of all I am really sorry that I did not get the chance to reply to any of the comments or emails personally as I have been pretty tied up with work and I have been only getting 2-3 hrs sleep per day. Anyway coming back to the recordings, I do not have any recent recordings of Virji.

However there are some recording online of his visit to Malaysia two years go. Click here for those recordings.

For recordings from UK, click here

Enjoy!!!!

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Thursday, January 17, 2008
Sikhi Sites
Found another 2 more interesting Sikh Sites.

1) Saadsangat.com
- Site contains Sikhi related pictures, audios, articles and videos. There is also a chat room available for registered users.

2) Sikhee.com
- A whole lot of Sikhi related audios, videos and articles. There is some problem with the audio streaming at the moment but always be free to download and enjoy the bliss of kirtan.

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Monday, January 14, 2008
For all the busy people!!
SATAN'S MEETING: (Read even if you're busy. Very well written.)

Satan called a worldwide convention of demons.

In his opening address he said,
"We can't keep people from going to pray."
"We can't keep them from reading their holy books and knowing the truth."
"We can't even keep them from forming an intimate relationship with GOD."

"Once they gain that connection with GOD, our power over them is broken."
"So let them go to their prayers; let them have their covered dish dinners, BUT steal their time, so they don't have time to develop a relationship with GOD.."

"This is what I want you to do," said the devil:
"Distract them from gaining hold of GOD and maintaining that vital connection throughout their day!"

"How shall we do this?" his demons shouted.

"Keep them busy in the non-essentials of life and invent innumerable schemes to occupy their minds," he answered.

"Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, and borrow, borrow, borrow."
"Persuade the wives to go to work for long hours and the husbands to work 6-7 days each week, 10-12 hours a day, so they can afford their empty lifestyles."

"Keep them from spending time with their children."
"As their families fragment, soon, their homes will offer no escape from the pressures of work!"

"Over-stimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that still, small voice."
"Entice them to play the radio or cassette player whenever they drive.
" To keep the TV, VCR, CDs and their PCs going constantly in their home and see to it that every store and restaurant in the world plays non-GODLY music constantly."
"This will jam their minds and break that union with God."

"Fill the coffee tables with magazines and newspapers."
"Pound their minds with the news 24 hours a day."
"Invade their driving moments with billboards."
"Flood their mailboxes with junk mail, mail order catalogs, sweepstakes, and every kind of newsletter and promotional offering free products, services and false hopes.."

"Keep skinny, beautiful models on the magazines and TV so their husbands will believe that outward beauty is what's important."
"That will fragment their families quickly!"

"Give them disattractions to distract them from teaching their children the real meaning of life."
"Even in their recreation, let them be excessive."
"Have them return from their recreation exhausted."
"Keep them too busy to go out in nature and reflect on God's creation.
Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, plays, concerts, and movies instead."
"Keep them busy, busy, busy!"

"And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip and small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences."

"It will work!"
"It will work!"

It was quite a plan! The demons went eagerly to their assignments causing people everywhere to get busier and more rushed, going here and there.
Having little time for their God or their families.
Having no time to tell others about the power of GOD to change lives.

I guess the question is, has the devil been successful in his schemes?
You be the judge!!!!!

Does "BUSY" mean:
B-eing U-nder S-atan's Y-oke?

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Reflections on Life
On the edge.....

There will be moments when the only thing left is for you to question your existence. Life can be so damned hard for each of us. There are always days when we get so lonely and depressed. When we cry. When the world has lost its colors. When the rest of the world is happy and you are not.

There will be times when we lose all reasons for living; and problems will seem so hard that we wish there was no such thing as tomorrow.

But then again, we should also know, that they are just another bitterness in life trying to twist the personage in each of us; and corrupt our perceptions about life.

When these times happen, do not succumb to the temptations of giving up. Yes, to live is to suffer and the only way to be happy is to suffer willingly.

Often, the worst of times yields the best lessons in life. We have to go on in life's extremes. We don't have to give up.

As the famous poet, philosopher, and artist Kahlil Gibran said,
"When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see that, in truth, you are weeping for that which has been your delight."

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Friday, January 4, 2008
Shaheh Shahen Shah Semagam - PJ Gurd
I just got this via my email.

In Conjunction with The Avtar Dihara of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj, there will be grand Kirtan Darbar in PJ Gurd which is jointly organised by the Sant Attar Singh Ji Brahm Vidya Niketan, G.S PJ and KhalsaGarh.



Shaheh Shahen Shah Semagam
Date 6th – 13 th January 2008

6/01/08 (Sun)

6.30 -7.00pm – Rehrass Sahib
7.00 – 7.40pm – Kirtan by Ragi Jatha
7.40 – 8.30pm – Kirtan by Bhai Amandeep Singh Mata Kolan
8.30 – 10.30pm – Kirtan by Bhai Guriqbal Singh Mata Kolan

7/01/08(Mon)

4.30 – 6.00 am – Special Amrit Vela Saadhana by Bhai Guriqbal Singh Mata Kolan
6.30 – 6.50 pm – Rehrass Sahib
6.50 – 7.30pm – Kirtan by Niketan Girls Jatha
7.30 – 8.45pm – Kirtan by Bhai Amandeep Singh Mata Kolan

8/01/08(Tue)

4.30 – 6.00 am – Special Amrit Vela Saadhana by Bhai Amandeep Singh Mata Kolan
6.30 – 6.50 pm – Rehrass Sahib
6.50 – 7.30pm – Kirtan by Yaadwinder Singh Jatha
7.30 – 8.45pm – Katha by Sant Gyani Ram Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindrawale

9/01/08(Wed)

6.30 – 6.50 pm – Rehrass Sahib
6.50 – 7.30pm – Kirtan by PJ Naujawan
7.30 – 8.30pm – Katha by Sant Gyani Ram Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindrawale
8.30 – 9.30pm – Kirtan by Bhai Ravinder Singh (Hazoori Ragi Sri Darbar Sahib)

10/01/08 (Thu) (Public Holiday)

Venue: Niketan House, PJ
9.45 – 10.45am – Kirtan by Veer Manpreet Singh Tuhi Tuhi
10.45 – 11.30am – Katha by Sant Gyani Ram Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindrawale
11.30 – 12.30pm – Kirtan by Bhai Ravinder Singh (Hazoori Ragi Sri Darbar Sahib)

Venue: Gurdwara Sahib Petaling Jaya
3.30 – 5.00pm – Dastar Tying Competition/ Classes on how to Tie a Dumala
5.00 – 6.30pm – Balak Kirtan Darbar
6.30 – 6.45 pm – Rehrass Sahib
6.45 – 7.15pm – Kirtan by Gurpuri Kids
7.15 – 8.00pm – Katha by Sant Gyani Ram Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindrawale
8.00 – 8.45pm – Kirtan by Veer Manpreet Singh Tuhi Tuhi
8.45 – 9.30pm – Kirtan by Bhai Ravinder Singh (Hazoori Ragi Sri Darbar Sahib)

11/01/08 (Fri)

6.30 – 6.45 pm – Rehrass Sahib
6.45 – 7.15pm – Kirtan by Asthanak Jatha
7.15 – 8.00pm – Katha by Sant Gyani Ram Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindrawale
8.00 – 8.45pm – Kirtan by Veer Manpreet Singh Tuhi Tuhi
8.45 – 9.30pm – Kirtan by Bhai Ravinder Singh (Hazoori Ragi Sri Darbar Sahib)

12/01/08 (Sat)

4.00 – 5.00am – Simran Saadhana by HarJas Jatha
5.00 – 6.00am – Nitnem
6.00 – 8.00am – Asa Di Var By Giani Sarinder Singh
8.00 – 9.00am – Ardas/Hukamnama/Breakfast
9.00 – 10.00am – Kirtan By Gurmukh Singh Jatha
10.00 – 11.00am – Katha by Sant Gyani Ram Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindrawale
11.00 – 12.00pm – Kirtan by Bhai Ravinder Singh (Hazoori Ragi Sri Darbar Sahib)12.00 – 12.45pm – Kirtan by SNSM Jatha
12.45pm – Lunch
2.00 – 3.30pm – Short Course on How to do Parkash/Semapthi
2.00 – 5.00pm – Gurbani Path Competion
3.30 – 4.30pm – Question & Answer Session on Amrit
4.30 – 6.00pm – Learn Bow & Arrow &; Gatka Demo
6.15 – 6.45pm – Rehrass Sahib
6.45 – 8.00pm – Kirtan by Giani Mahinder Singh Khalsa
8.00 – 9.00pm – Katha by Sant Gyani Ram Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindrawale
9.00 – 10.00pm – Kirtan by Bhai Ravinder Singh (Hazoori Ragi Sri Darbar Sahib)
10.00 – 11.30pm – Slide Show on Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji by Nikiten Jatha

13/01/08(Sun)

Amrit Sanchar At 7.00am

4.00 – 5.00am – Simran Saadhana by Niketan Kirtani Jatha
5.00 – 6.00am – Nitnem
6.00 – 7.45am – Asa Di Var By Bhai Ravinder Singh (Hazoori Ragi Sri Darbar Sahib)
7.45 – 8.15am – Ardas/Hukamnama/Breakfast
8.45 – 9.15am – Kirtan By Tirlochan Singh
9.30 – 10.30am – Kirtan By Giani Balbir Singh Jatha
10.30 – 11.30pm – Katha by Sant Gyani Ram Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindrawale)
11.30 – 12.30pm – Kirtan by Bhai Ravinder Singh (Hazoori Ragi Sri Darbar Sahib)
12.30 – 1.00pm – Ardas/Hukamnama & Thanksgiving Speech/Sirapoo Cermony


For programs at other gurdwara please check out @ Ajit's Blog.

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Thursday, January 3, 2008
Angel

Just got of the phone with my mum so I thought I will post this story that was in one of my story collection. Still missing them a lot. No matter how hard the world may seem mummy ji always finds something to cheer me up.

Once upon a time there was a child ready to be born. So one day he asked God: "They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?"

God replied, "Among the many angels, I chose one for you. She will be waiting for you and will take care of you."

"But tell me, here in Heaven, I don't do anything else but sing and smile, that's enough for me to be happy."

"Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you every day. And you will feel your angel's love and be happy."

"And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me, if I don't know the language that men talk?"

"Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak."

"And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?"

"Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray."

"I've heard that on earth there are bad men. Who will protect me?"

"Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life."

"But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore."

"Your angel will always talk to you about me and will teach you the way for you to come back to me, even though I will always be next to you."

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from earth could already be heard, and the child in a hurry asked softly:

"Oh God, if I am about to leave now, please tell me my angel's name."

"Your angel's name is of no importance, you will call your angel: Mommy."

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008
2008 ...
At last I have successfully changed my blog layout/background. It was long overdue change that I was meant to do as I really did not like the previous template. There might be some remaining tits and bits of changes that I might need to do as I did all this changes during lunch hour at work :) A good start for the new year.

My parents went back yesterday. Gosh it was one of those moments where I couldn't stop tearing. Having them around for a month was such a joy! I just couldn't get myself to come back home yesterday after dropping them off at the airport; knowing how lonely it was going to feel for the next few days till I get use to my old life back. However I do really thank guruji for giving me such wonderful parents.

Well a start of a new year, which I know will definately be one hectic year. Some really important things are going to happen this year for me; with guruji's kirpa I will keep you all updated.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you and may GOD's abundant Grace, unconditional love, favours and blessings be upon all of you.

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