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Sikhism

Daily Hukamnama

Daily Hukamnama from Amritsar - English

Thursday, February 22, 2018

DHANAASAREE, FIRST MEHL: I live by Your Name; my mind is in ecstasy, Lord. True is the Name of the True Lord. Glorious are the Praises of the Lord of the Universe. Infinite is the spiritual wisdom imparted by the Guru. The Creator Lord who created, shall also destroy. The call of death is sent out by the Lord?s Command; no one can challenge it. He Himself creates, and watches; His written command is above each and every head. He Himself imparts understanding and awareness. O Nanak, the Lord Master is inaccessible and unfathomable; I live by His True Name. || 1 || No one can compare to You, Lord; all come and go. By Your Command, the account is settled, and doubt is dispelled. The Guru dispels doubt, and makes us speak the Unspoken Speech; the true ones are absorbed into Truth. He Himself creates, and He Himself destroys; I accept the Command of the Commander Lord. True greatness comes from the Guru; You alone are the mind?s companion in the end. O Nanak, there is no other than the Lord and Master; greatness comes from Your Name. || 2 || You are the True Creator Lord, the unknowable Maker. There is only the One Lord and Master, but there are two paths, by which conflict increases. All follow these two paths, by the Hukam of the Lord?s Command; the world is born, only to die. Without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the mortal has no friend at all; he carries loads of sin on his head. By the Hukam of the Lord?s Command, he comes, but he does not understand this Hukam; the Lord?s Hukam is the Embellisher. O Nanak, through the Shabad, the Word of the Lord and Master, the True Creator Lord is realized. || 3 || Your devotees look beautiful in Your Court, embellished with the Shabad. They chant the Ambrosial Word of His Bani, savoring it with their tongues. Savoring it with their tongues, they thirst for the Naam; they are a sacrifice to the Word of the Guru?s Shabad. Touching the philosopher?s stone, they become the philosopher?s stone, which transforms lead into gold; O Lord, they become pleasing to your mind. They attain the immortal status and eradicate their self-conceit; how rare is that person, who contemplates spiritual wisdom. O Nanak, the devotees look beautiful in the Court of the True Lord; they are dealers in the Truth. || 4 || I am hungry and thirsty for wealth; how will I be able to go to the Lord?s Court? I shall go and ask the True Guru, and meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord. I meditate on the True Name, chant the True Name, and as Gurmukh, I realize the True Name. Night and day, I chant the Name of the merciful, immaculate Lord, the Master of the poor. The Primal Lord has ordained the tasks to be done; self-conceit is overcome, and the mind is subdued. O Nanak, the Naam is the sweetest essence; through the Naam, thirst and desire are stilled. || 5 || 2 ||

Daily Hukamnama from Amritsar - Punjabi

vIrvwr, 11 P`gx (sMmq 549 nwnkSwhI) 22 PrvrI, 2018

DnwsrI mhlw 1 ] hy pRBU jI! qyry nwm ivc (juV ky) myry AMdr Awqmk jIvn pYdw huMdw hY, myry mn ivc ^uSI pYdw huMdI hY [ hy BweI! prmwqmw dw nwm sdw-iQr rihx vwlw hY, pRBU guxW (dw ^zwnw) hY qy DrqI dy jIvW dy idl dI jwxn vwlw hY [ gurU dw b^iSAw igAwn d`sdw hY ik isrjxhwr pRBU byAMq hY, ijs ny ieh isRStI pYdw kIqI hY, auhI ies nUM nws krdw hY [ jdoN aus dy hukm ivc ByijAw hoieAw (mOq dw) s`dw AwauNdw hY qW koeI jIv (aus s`dy nUM) moV nhIN skdw [ prmwqmw Awp hI (jIvW nUM) pYdw kr ky Awp hI sMBwl krdw hY, Awp hI hryk jIv dy isr auqy (aus dy kIqy krmW Anuswr) lyK ilKdw hY, Awp hI (jIv nUM shI jIvn-rwh dI) sUJ b^Sdw hY [ mwlk-pRBU AphuMc hY, jIvW dy igAwn-ieMid®AW dI aus qk phuMc nhIN ho skdI [ hy nwnk! (aus dy dr qy Ardws kr, qy AwK?hy pRBU!) qyrI sdw kwiem rihx vwlI is&iq-swlwh kr ky myry AMdr Awqmk jIvn pYdw huMdw hY (mYnUM AwpxI is&iq-swlwh b^S) [1[ hy pRBU jI! qyry brwbr dw hor koeI nhIN hY, (hor jyhVw BI jgq ivc) AwieAw hY, (auh ieQoN Aw^r) clw jwiegw (qUM hI sdw kwiem rihx vwlw hYN) [ ijs mnu`K dI Btkxw (gurU) dUr krdw hY, pRBU dy hukm Anuswr aus dy jnm mrn dy gyV dw ^wqmw ho jWdw hY [ gurU ijs dI Btkxw dUr krdw hY, aus pwsoN aus prmwqmw dI is&iq-swlwh krWdw hY ijs dy gux ibAwn qoN pry hn [ auh mnu`K sdw-iQr pRBU (dI Xwd) ivc rihMdw hY, sdw-iQr pRBU (aus dy ihrdy ivc) prgt ho jWdw hY [ auh mnu`K rzw dy mwlk-pRBU dw hukm pCwx lYNdw hY (qy smJ lYNdw hY ik) pRBU Awp hI pYdw krdw hY qy Awp hI (Awpxy ivc) lIn kr lYNdw hY [ hy pRBU! ijs mnu`K ny qyrI is&iq-swlwh (dI dwiq) gurU qoN pRwpq kr leI hY, qUM aus dy mn ivc Aw v`sdw hYN qy AMq smy BI aus dw swQI bxdw hYN [ hy nwnk! mwlk-pRBU sdw kwiem rihx vwlw hY, aus vrgw hor koeI nhIN [ (aus dy dr qy Ardws kr qy AwK?) hy pRBU! qyry nwm ivc juiVAW (lok prlok ivc) Awdr imldw hY [2[ hy AidRSt rcnhwr! qUM sdw-iQr rihx vwlw hYN qy sB jIvW dw pYdw krn vwlw hYN [ ieko isrjxhwr hI (swry jgq dw) mwlk hY, aus ny (jMmxw qy mrnw) do rsqy clwey hn [ (ausy dI rzw Anuswr jgq ivc) JgVy vDdy hn [ dovyN rsqy pRBU ny hI qory hn, swry jIv ausy dy hukm ivc hn, (ausy dy hukm Anuswr) jgq jMmdw qy mrdw rihMdw hY [ (jIv nwm nUM Bulw ky mwieAw dy moh dw) zhr-rUp Bwr Awpxy isr auqy iek`Tw krI jWdw hY, (qy ieh nhIN smJdw ik) prmwqmw dy nwm qoN ibnw hor koeI BI swQI-im`qr nhIN bx skdw [ jIv (prmwqmw dy) hukm Anuswr (jgq ivc) AwauNdw hY, (pr mwieAw dy moh ivc Ps ky aus) hukm nUM smJdw nhIN [ pRBU Awp hI jIv nUM Awpxy hukm Anuswr (is`Dy rwh pw ky) svwrn dy smrQ hY [ hy nwnk! gurU dy Sbd ivc juiVAW ieh pCwx AwauNdI hY ik jgq dw mwlk sdw-iQr rihx vwlw hY qy sB dw pYdw krn vwlw hY [3[ hy BweI! prmwqmw dI BgqI krn vwly bMdy prmwqmw dI hzUrI ivc soBdy hn, ikauNik gurU dy Sbd dI brkiq nwl auh Awpxy jIvn nUM sohxw bxw lYNdy hn [ auh bMdy Awqmk jIvn dyx vwlI bwxI AwpxI jIB nwl aucwrdy rihMdy hn, jIv nUM aus bwxI nwl iek-rs kr lYNdy hn [ Bgq-jn pRBU dy nwm nwl jIB nUM rsw lYNdy hn, nwm ivc juV ky (nwm vwsqy auhnW dI) ipAws vDdI hY, gurU dy Sbd dI rwhIN auh pRBU-nwm qoN sdky huMdy hn (nwm dI ^wqr hor sB srIrk suK kurbwn krdy hn) [ hy pRBU! jdoN (Bgq jn) qyry mn ivc ipAwry l`gdy hn, qW auh gurU-pwrs nwl Cuh ky Awp BI pwrs ho jWdy hn (hornW nUM pivq® jIvn dyx jogy ho jWdy hn) [ jyhVy bMdy Awpw-Bwv dUr krdy hn auhnW nUM auh Awqmk drjw iml jWdw hY ijQy Awqmk mOq Asr nhIN kr skdI [ pr Ajyhw koeI ivrlw hI gurU dy id`qy igAwn dI ivcwr krn vwlw bMdw huMdw hY [ hy nwnk! prmwqmw dI BgqI krn vwly bMdy sdw-iQr pRBU dy dr qy soBw pWdy hn, auh (Awpxy swry jIvn ivc) sdw-iQr pRBU dy nwm dw hI vxj krdy hn [4[ jdoN qk mYN mwieAw vwsqy Bu`Kw ipAwsw rihMdw hW, qd qk mYN iksy BI qrHW pRBU dy dr qy phuMc nhIN skdw [ (mwieAw dI iq®Snw dUr krn dw ielwj) mYN jw ky Awpxy gurU qoN pu`Cdw hW (qy aus dI is`iKAw Anuswr) mYN prmwqmw dw nwm ismrdw hW (nwm hI iq®snw dUr krdw hY) [ gurU dI srn pY ky mYN sdw-iQr nwm ismrdw hW sdw-iQr pRBU (dI is&iq-swlwh) aucwrdw hW, qy sdw-iQr pRBU nwl sWJ pWdw hW [ mYN hr roz aus pRBU dw nwm mUMhoN boldw hW jo dInW dw shwrw hY jo dieAw dw somw hY qy ijs auqy mwieAw dw pRBwv nhIN pY skdw [ prmwqmw ny ijs mnu`K nUM AwpxI hzUrI qoN hI nwm ismrn dI krn-jog kwr krn dw hukm dy id`qw, auh mnu`K Awpxy mn nUM (mwieAw vloN) mwr ky iq®Snw dy pRBwv qoN bc jWdw hY [ hy nwnk! aus mnu`K nUM pRBU dw nwm hI im`Tw qy hor sB rsW nwloN sRySt l`gdw hY, aus ny nwm ismrn dI brkiq nwl mwieAw dI iq®Snw (Awpxy AMdroN) dUr kr leI huMdI hY [5[2[

Origin of Sikhism

Sikhism was founded on the teachings of Guru Nanak and nine successive Sikh Gurus in fifteenth century Punjab, is the fifth-largest organized religion in the world. This system of religious philosophy and expression has been traditionally known as the Gurmat (literally the counsel of the gurus) or the Sikh Dharma. Sikhism originated from the word Sikh, which in turn comes from the Sanskrit root si?ya meaning "disciple" or "learner", or sik?a meaning "instruction."


The principal belief of Sikhism is faith in Vahiguru—represented using the sacred symbol of ek oa?kar, the Universal God. Sikhism advocates the pursuit of salvation through disciplined, personal meditation on the name and message of God. A key distinctive feature of Sikhism is a non-anthropomorphic concept of God, to the extent that one can interpret God as the Universe itself. The followers of Sikhism are ordained to follow the teachings of the ten Sikh gurus, or enlightened leaders, as well as the holy scripture entitled the Guru Granth Sahib, which, along with the writings of six of the ten Sikh Gurus, includes selected works of many devotees from diverse socio-economic and religious backgrounds. The text was decreed by Gobind Singh, the tenth guru, as the final guru of the Khalsa Panth. Sikhism's traditions and teachings are distinctively associated with the history, society and culture of the Punjab. Adherents of Sikhism are known as Sikhs (students or disciples) and number over 23 million across the world. Most Sikhs live in the Punjab in India and, prior to the India's partition, millions of Sikhs lived in what is now Pakistani Punjab

Sikhism - History

Sikhism

Sikhism, the youngest of the world religions, is barely five hundred years old. Its founder, Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, was born in 1469. Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji spread a simple message of "Ek Ong Kar": we are all one, created by the One Creator of all Creation. This was at a time when India was being torn apart by castes, sectarianism, religious factions, and fanaticism. Guru Ji aligned with no religion, and respected all religions. Guru Ji expressed the reality that there is one God and many paths lead to him, and the Name of God is Truth, "Sat Nam". Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji's followers were Sikhs (seekers of truth). Guru Ji taught them to bow only before God, and to link themselves to the Guru Ji, the Light of Truth, who lives always in direct consciousness of God, experiencing no separation. Through words and example, the Guru Ji demonstrates to followers how to experience God within themselves, bringing them from darkness into light. Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was a humble bearer of this Light of Truth. He opposed superstition, injustice, and hypocrisy and inspired seekers by singing divine songs which touched the hearts of the most callous listeners. These songs were recorded, and formed the beginnings of the Sikhs' sacred writings, later to become the "Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji". What our Great Guru Jis Preached, Practiced and Lived is our Sikh Religion. The purpose of the incarnation of the Guru Jis, their Life Samples and cause for which they died is our Glorious Religion - Sikhism. The Divinity which flowed like Nectar from their Holy Lips is our Most Luminous and Eternal Sikh Scripture called Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Sikhism is nothing else but the Glowing Purest of the Pure Lives lived by our Great Guru Jis in this Darkest of the Dark Age of Kalyug. When the God almighty desires to establish a new Dharma in the deteriorating scenario in Humanity, descent of the Almighty and All-Compassionate Lord becomes inevitable. His Most Beloved Ones thus incarnated in Human garb then establish the Kingdom of God in the midst of the perishable and sinking Humanity. Those Incarnations set the highest examples of Truth, Purity and Sacrifice, thereby opening new frontiers of reaching the Almighty and chart out hitherto unexplored Tracks and Paths reaching out to the Ultimate Reality. What was thus established by our Great Guru Jis is our Sikh Religion and what was so gloriously followed in their Sacred Footsteps is our Sikh way of Life – Sikhism

 

Fundamentals of Sikhism

 

Sikhism is a monotheistic religion with origins in north-western India and began about five centuries ago. There are about 30 million Sikhs worldwide and about 500,000 in the United Kingdom. Sikhs have been in the United Kingdom for over 100 years and are proud productive contributors to British society in all areas including arm forces, commerce, education, medicine and agriculture. Sikhs believe in peace, unity and that all people are created equal. Sikhs do not shave or cut their hair, and cover their long hair with turbans.

 

Gurdwara Sahib Ji Protocol

 

Before entering the prayer hall

• Remove your shoes and put them in the shoe racks provided.

• Wash your hands. Men's and Women's rest rooms are provided.

• Visitors without a proper head covering can borrow scarves provided by the Gurudwara Sahib Ji, or otherwise use a large handkerchief.

 

Inside the prayer hall

• Bow in front of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji (Sikh Holy Scripture). Non Sikhs are not required to bow but show of respect is appreciated.

• Everyone sits cross-legged on the carpet in the prayer hall irrespective of their status as a sign of equality. If you can not sit on the floor for some reason, chairs are provided outside the prayer hall.

• Sit on the appropriate side of the prayer hall.

 

Prayer Service

• Preacher (Raggi) or a member of the congregation will read from the Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Translation in English is displayed on the TV screens and on the front walls.

• Raggi's or members of the congregation hymnody from the Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

• Religious prayer known as Shri Anand Sahib Ji

• Ardas (Prayer) where everyone stands up

• After Ardas everyone sits down and Hukamnama (Daily Hymn from Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji) is read.

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Guru Granth Saab in Punjabi PDF

       Ten Gurus      

The Palace of the Lord God is so beautiful. Within it, there are gems, rubies, pearls and flawless diamonds. A fortress of gold surrounds this Source of Nectar. How can I climb up to the Fortress without a ladder? By meditating on the Lord, through the Guru,

I am blessed and exalted. The Guru is the Ladder, the Guru is the Boat, and the Guru is the Raft to take me to the Lord's Name. The Guru is the Boat to carry me across the world-ocean; the Guru is the Sacred Shrine of Pilgrimage, the Guru is the Holy River. If it pleases Him, I bathe in the Pool of Truth, and become radiant and pure." (Guru Nanak, Sri Rag, pg. 17)

The word 'Guru' in Sanskrit means teacher, honoured person, religious person or saint. Sikhism though has a very specific definition of the word 'Guru'. It means the descent of divine guidance to mankind provided through ten Enlightened Masters. This honour of being called a Sikh Guru applies only to the ten Gurus who founded the religion starting with Guru Nanak in 1469 and ending with Guru Gobind Singh in 1708; thereafter it refers to the Sikh Holy Scriptures the Guru Granth Sahib. The divine spirit was passed from one Guru to the next as "The light of a lamp which lights another does not abate. Similarly a spiritual leader and his disciple become equal, Nanak says the truth."

First Guru : Shri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji
Guru Nanak Sahib (the First Nanak, the founder of Sikhism) was born on 15th April, 1469 at Rai-Bhoi-di Talwandi in the present distrect of Shekhupura (Pakistan), now Nanakana Sahib.

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Second Gur u  : Shri Guru Angad Sahib Ji
Guru Angad Sahib, (Bhai Lahna ji) was born in the village named Harike in Ferozepur district in Punjab, on Vaisakh Vadi 1st , (5th Vaisakh) Samvat 1561 , (March 31, 1504).

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Third Guru : Shri Guru Amardas Sahib Ji
Guru Amardas Sahib, the Third Nanak was born at village Basarke Gillan in Amritsar district on Vaisakh Sudi 14th, (8th Jeth), Samvat 1536 (5th May 1479). 

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Fourth Guru : Shri Guru Ramdass Sahib Ji
Guru Ramdas Sahib (Jetha ji) was born at Chuna Mandi, Lahore (in Pakistan), on Kartik Vadi 2nd, (25th Assu) Samvat 1591 (September 24, 1534).

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Fifth Guru : Shri Guru Arjan Sahib Ji
Guru Arjan Sahib, the youngest son of Guru Ramdas Sahib and Mata Bhani Ji was born at Goindwal Sahib on Vaisakh Vadi 7th, (19th Vaisakh) Samvat 1620 (April 15,1563).

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Sixth Guru : Shri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji
Guru Hargobind Sahib was born at village Guru Ki Wadali (district Amritsar) on Harh Vadi 7th (21 Harh), Samvat 1652 (19th June, 1595).


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Seventh Guru : Shri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji
Guru Hargobind Sahib, before his departure for heavenly abode, nominated his grand son, Har Rai Ji at the tender age of 14, as his successor (Seventh Nanak), on 3rd March, 1644.


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Eight Guru : Shri Guru Har Krishan Sahib Ji
Guru Harkrishan Sahib was born on Sawan Vadi 10, (8 Sawan), Bikrami Samvat 1713, (July 7, 1656) at Kiratpur Sahib.


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Nin th Guru : Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji
Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib was born on Vaisakh Vadi 5, (5 Vaisakh), Bikrami Samvat 1678, (1st April, 1621) in the holy city of Amritsar in a house known as Guru ke Mahal.


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Tenth Guru : Shri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji
The tenth and the last Guru or Prophet-teacher of the Sikh faith, was born Gobind Rai Sodhi on Poh Sudi 7th, 23rd Poh 1723 Bikrami Samvat (22 December 1666) at Patna, in Bihar.


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