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Daily Hukamnama

Daily Hukamnama from Amritsar - English

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

RAAG SOOHEE, ASHTAPADEES, FOURTH MEHL, SECOND HOUSE: ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. BY THE GRACE OF THE TRUE GURU: If only someone would come, and lead me to meet my Darling Beloved; I would sell myself to him. || 1 || I long for the Blessed Vision of the Lord?s Darshan. When the Lord shows Mercy unto me, then I meet the True Guru; I meditate on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. || 1 || Pause || If You will bless me with happiness, then I will worship and adore You. Even in pain, I will meditate on You. || 2 || Even if You give me hunger, I will still feel satisfied; I am joyful, even in the midst of sorrow. || 3 || I would cut my mind and body apart into pieces, and offer them all to You; I would burn myself in fire. || 4 || I wave the fan over You, and carry water for You; whatever You give me, I take. || 5 || Poor Nanak has fallen at the Lord?s Door; please, O Lord, unite me with Yourself, by Your Glorious Greatness. || 6 || Taking out my eyes, I place them at Your Feet; after travelling over the entire earth, I have come to understand this. || 7 || If You seat me near You, then I worship and adore You. Even if You beat me and drive me out, I will still meditate on You. || 8 || If people praise me, the praise is Yours. Even if they slander me, I will not leave You. || 9 || If You are on my side, then anyone can say anything. But if I were to forget You, then I would die. || 10 || I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice to my Guru; falling at His Feet, I surrender to the Saintly Guru. || 11 || Poor Nanak has gone insane, longing for the Blessed Vision of the Lord?s Darshan. || 12 || Even in violent storms and torrential rain, I go out to catch a glimpse of my Guru. || 13 || Even though the oceans and the salty seas are very vast, the GurSikh will cross over it to get to his Guru. || 14 || Just as the mortal dies without water, so does the Sikh die without the Guru. || 15 || Just as the earth looks beautiful when the rain falls, so does the Sikh blossom forth meeting the Guru. || 16 || I long to be the servant of Your servants; I call upon You reverently in prayer. || 17 || Nanak offers this prayer to the Lord, that he may meet the Guru, and find peace. || 18 || You Yourself are the Guru, and You Yourself are the chaylaa, the disciple; through the Guru, I meditate on You. || 19 || Those who serve You, become You. You preserve the honor of Your servants. || 20 || O Lord, Your devotional worship is a treasure over-flowing. One who loves You, is blessed with it. || 21 || That humble being alone receives it, unto whom You bestow it. All other clever tricks are fruitless. || 22 || Remembering, remembering, remembering my Guru in meditation, my sleeping mind is awakened. || 23 || Poor Nanak begs for this one blessing, that he may become the slave of the slaves of the Lord. || 24 || Even if the Guru rebukes me, He still seems very sweet to me. And if He actually forgives me, that is the Guru?s greatness. || 25 || That which Gurmukh speaks is certified and approved. Whatever the self-willed manmukh says is not accepted. || 26 || Even in the cold, the frost and the snow, the GurSikh still goes out to see his Guru. || 27 || All day and night, I gaze upon my Guru; I install the Guru?s Feet in my eyes. || 28 || I make so many efforts for the sake of the Guru; only that which pleases the Guru is accepted and approved. || 29 || Night and day, I worship the Guru?s Feet in adoration; have Mercy upon me, O my Lord and Master. || 30 || The Guru is Nanak?s body and soul; meeting the Guru, he is satisfied and satiated. || 31 || Nanak?s God is perfectly permeating and all-pervading. Here and there and everywhere, the Lord of the Universe. || 32 || 1 ||

Daily Hukamnama from Amritsar - Punjabi

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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, 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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       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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