Experience Sikhi

As a complement to our immersive programs, we produce a variety of materials, including podcasts, books, articles and videos to keep you engaged.

Love Trumps Hate

867 “hate incidents” were reported in the ten days following Donald Trump as the United States (US) President-elect by Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a US advocacy group, terming it a “national outbreak of hate.” Reports to SPLC have declined...

Bhai Maharaj Singh: Freedom Fighter for Panjab

On 15 May 1850, A ship named Mohammad Shah left the shores of Calcutta for Singapore.  It was transporting two Sikh prisoners fighting for the independence of Panjab. One Corporal and six Privates of HM’s 70th Regiment under one European...

ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਆਇਓ ਸਰਨ ਤੁਹਾਰੀ ॥ O! Eternal-Guru, I have come to Your sanctuary

O! Eternal-Guru, I have come to Your sanctuaryto receive the comfort and glory of All-Pervasive Nam,and to remove my anxieties.  1. Reflect. Cannot think of another abode, defeated, I fall at Your door.Ignore the record, liberate without the record, free...

ਦ੍ਰਿਸਟਿ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਧਾਰਹੁ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾ ਕਰਿ ਤਾਰਹੁ ਭੁਜਾ ਗਹਿ ਕੂਪ ਤੇ ਕਾਢਿ ਲੇਵਹੁ ॥ O! Divine! Glance at me, graciously save me

O! All-Pervasive, O! Earth-Force, O! Destroyer of sorrow, Bestow Nam to Your votary who has come to Your humble sanctuary.  O! Divine! Glance at me, graciously save me,grab my arm, and pull me out of the well. Reflect. Blinded by...

ਜੋ ਮਾਗਹਿ ਠਾਕੁਰ ਅਪੁਨੇ ਤੇ ਸੋਈ ਸੋਈ ਦੇਵੈ ॥ Whatever is asked from the Ruler, that’s what is given.

In four directions extends Own strengthand places the Hand on the head.Glance of grace bestowed, votary’s pain ended.  1. All-Pervasive, Guru the Earth-Force, protected the servants.Compassionate, forgiving Being embracesand erases all vices. Reflect. Whatever is asked from the Ruler, that’s...

ਮਹਾ ਅਨੰਦ ਕਰੇ ਸਦ ਕੇਲਾ ॥ Everywhere I go, Bithal is present

Bring a pitcher and fill it with water for bathing the deity.But 4.2 million creatures live in the water (according to Hindu scriptures) —How can Bithal* exist there?  1. Everywhere I go, Bithal is present,Always enjoying great bliss and play....

Honorable Commander-in-Chief: Hari Singh ‘Nalua’

Some people believed there was antagonism between the Jammu Dogras and Hari Singh. The revenue collection of Peshawar was in the hands of Gulab Singh Dogra. Yar Mohammad of Peshawar owed Rs 1.35 million to Lahore Darbar. Gulab Singh colluded...

ਓਹਾ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਪਿਰੀ ॥ That Husband-Beloved’s Love

That Husband-Beloved’s Love. 1. Reflect.Gold, jewels, elephant-size pearls, rubies—no, nope, none.  1.No empire, opulence, power or indulgence;Craved not even a tiny bit.  2. In True congregation’s humble sanctuary and devotionThe comfort of comforts is obtained. Nanak: Burning vanishes uponExperiencing Husband-Beloved’s...

Nash Doctrine: Five Freedoms of Vaisakhi 1699

On 1 Vaisakh 1699, Guru Gobind Singh Sahib spoke to the great gathering at Sri Anandpur Sahib soon after initiating the first Five Lovers (Panj Piare) to Order of the Khalsa.  A copy of the Guru’s address was sent to...

ਗੁਰਿ ਪੂਰੈ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਦ੍ਰਿੜਾਇਆ ਬਿਨੁ ਨਾਵੈ ਜੀਵਨੁ ਬਿਰਥਾ ॥ Without Nam life is pointless.

Listen to the podcast here When Guru’s hand was placed on my forehead,All-Pervasive’s jewel-like Nam came to reside in my heart.Through Guru’s gift of Nam, many life-timesof evilest pain and debt were removed.  1. My mind recites Charmer-Divine’s Nam, the...

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