Sunday, June 18, 2006

Guru Arjan Dev Gurupurab!

"All the sources of creation, and all languages meditate on Him, forever and ever." (Guru Arjan Dev, Asa, pg. 456)

A very happy and enlightening Gurupurab to everyone!!!

This day is definitely special to me, for I have recieved a priceless gift of all the volumes of Sri Guru Granth Sahib now, which carry all the translations. Hopefully I can fulfil my duty as a learner and be able to enrich my life with the goal that Guru Arjan compiled Sri Guru Granth Sahib with :)

Chardi Kala to everyone. Satnam Waheguru.


Blogger manpreet kaur said...

To you a very happy Guruprab too!
May Guru Arjan be an inspiration for all of us.

What a wonderful gift you got, the most precious one!

Sunday, June 18, 2006 6:37:00 PM  
Blogger manpreet kaur said...

I am reading and re reading your tender poem.

How very moving.
not for the water
nor the stillness

suddenly i understood (i think)

Sunday, June 18, 2006 6:43:00 PM  
Blogger Sikhi Seeker said...


Sunday, June 18, 2006 8:22:00 PM  
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Monday, June 19, 2006 11:58:00 AM  
Blogger SikhsRus said...

Rememebring Guru Arjan Dev Ji on this Gurpurab day is a good reminder to all of us of sacrifices done in the past and may need to be done again and again to enjoy our Sikh way of lives and liberties.

May Waheguru bless you with all of the readings of these volumes. May I ask where did you get these volumes from? Another question if it is not a dumb one, how does one keep different volumes on a palki under rumalas?

Monday, June 19, 2006 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anoop said...

Another question if it is not a dumb one, how does one keep different volumes on a palki under rumalas?

Sikhrus Ji no question is dumb question.

Monday, June 19, 2006 3:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anoop said...

Sikhi Seeker:
What a beautiful endeavor to read Shri Guru Granth Sahib. There is no comparison to sweetness of his word. It indeed is "Amrit"


Monday, June 19, 2006 3:25:00 PM  
Blogger Sikhi Seeker said...

I am ecstatic about this present as well - maybe my life changing experience. And Anoop ji is right - no question is dumb.

So, these were couriered by my mamu from India. These are written by S. Manmohan Singh. They are 8 volumes in total.

Now to the toughest question and my own personal query, where and how to keep them.

Well, for now they rest wrapped in Ruamalas on the top most shelf of my book stands in the Study. I don't have a Palki Sa'ab at home and not even one of those things that you rest them on while reading. But my uncle has promised me to get me that stand, so that it'll be easier to take better care of them.

IF you have any suggestions, better ideas of what I should do, PLEASE let me know!

I have started reading the Sukhmani Sahib's translation and even though I end up reading only about 5-6 pages in one sitting, I carry something with me, after ending the readings. It's like listening to a Maha-purash explain what Satguru is saying. I'm loving it :D:D

Satnam Waheguru!

Monday, June 19, 2006 3:46:00 PM  
Blogger Sifar said...

Just a thought. I dont know if it is right to say "Happy Gurpurb" on commemorating the 400th Shahedee Diwas of Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Arjan Dev Sahib jee Maharaaj... Is it? Anyone?

Monday, June 19, 2006 4:32:00 PM  
Blogger Sikhi Seeker said...

My apologies - I guess shouldn't have. But Dhan Guru's shaheedi day is celebrated with lots of pomp and zeal, as we know. A day celebrated with fond rememberance of a great soul who gave us the gift of Sukhmani and much more. I was happy - for it was that time of the year - a celebration of him and his gifts.

But I think, you are right...maybe it shouldn't be called Happy Gurupurb for his marytrdom day - the day that he happily scarificed his life to send a big and strong message to the world.

Monday, June 19, 2006 7:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anoop said...

What happened to your poem you left on Manpreet Ji's blog.
I was to re read it again.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 11:03:00 AM  
Blogger Singhu said...

Dhan Dhan Dhan Guru Ajan, Satguru

Friday, June 23, 2006 6:35:00 AM  
Blogger manpreet kaur said...


Are you okay?
I didn't "hear" you these last days. Hope everything is fine!

love and blessings...

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 2:56:00 PM  
Blogger Sikhi Seeker said...

Manpreet ji, thanks for looking up for me. I went away to B.C. for a while. Just got back an hour I guess I'll "see" you soon :)

Hope everyone if in Chardi Kala!

Sunday, July 02, 2006 2:17:00 AM  
Blogger Singh said...

I've asked Giani Takhur Singh ji the same question. Basically, if they are volumes of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji, then if all of them are kept even in the same room, it is considered the sampuran Guru saroop, meaning that you have to do seva with the same maryada as if all the volumes were joined together.

If the volumes are kept in separate rooms, they still must be treated with max respect. I think for steeks there may be a certain maryada, but I'm not sure.

IF they are broken apart by english, (for example, lines are in Gurmukh, then transliteration, then translation...), you can keep all volumes in the same room and it is not considered to be a sampooran saroop of the Guru and so you do not need to do the seva.

It does not matter if the volumes are touching each other.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006 1:37:00 PM  
Blogger Sikhi Seeker said...

Wow! That's the kind of info I never heard of. Very interesting but makes me wanna ask even more questions. My volumes have lines of Gurmukhi follows by English translation which is followed by Punjabi translation/explanation.

Thanks for the info veerji.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006 4:40:00 PM  

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