Experience Sikhi

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.

Can the next SGPC President be of the Panth?

The General House of Shiromani Gurduara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) is meeting on 29 Nov. 2017 to elect its next President, Senior Vice President, Junior Vice President, General Secretary and 11 other executive members.   As per Sikhi, Gurduara (linguistically erroneous,...

Top Ten Truths about Guru Teghbahadar Sahib

Guru Teghbahadar Sahib’s life and legacy is unparalleled in the annals of world history.   He proclaimed: “Be very clear in your mind, the insightful person is the one who doesn’t fear anyone nor frightens anyone.” Born as Tiag-Mall (Renunciator-Master),...

ਐਸਾ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਬੀਚਾਰੇ ਕੋਈ ॥ ਤਿਸ ਤੇ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਪਰਮ ਗਤਿ ਹੋਇ ॥ Freedom and final state of existence is through the One.

Who understands and knows this method:Drops in the ocean, ocean in the drops.You observe the playful creation,You recognize its essence.  1. Few reflect on such Wisdom:Freedom and final state of existence is through the One.  1. Reflect. Night in the...

Gurmukhi: Guru Nanak Sahib’s Alphabets

Gurmukhi – what is it?  Its two most popular etymological explanation are from “the mouth of the Guru” or “the utterance of the Guru.”  Here’s another alternative:  “Of the Guru-oriented” for it became the script of choice for those who...

ਬੇਗਮ ਪੁਰਾ ਸਹਰ ਕੋ ਨਾਉ ॥ ‘Be-gam-pura’ – City’s name is ‘Sorrow-less-ville.’

‘Be-gam-pura’ – City’s name is ‘Sorrow-less-ville.’No pain or anxiety in that place.No grief, no taxes on commodities.No fear of error, no fear of loss.  1. Now I have discovered a great homeland.O! My brother there is always goodness there.  1....

Rewriting the Era(z)ed Chapters: Chaurasi Then and Now

This talk focuses on the importance of revisiting carnage 1984 and addressing the contemporary concerns of the survivors. The importance and the methodologies both ethnographic and literary (such as collecting oral narrative, life writings and literary writings) to revisit '84...

ਲਾਲ ਰੰਗੁ ਤਿਸ ਕਉ ਲਗਾ ਜਿਸ ਕੇ ਵਡਭਾਗਾ ॥ Fortunate are dyed in Red-Love-Color.

Fortunate are dyed in Red-Love-Color,Never gets dirty or stained.  1. Discovered Divine Comfort-Giver, met in love and comfort,Remains within naturally, cannot be abandoned.  1. Reflect. Old age and death afflict not, the pain does not reoccur.Satiated drinking Immortal-Nectar, Guru bestows...

ਮੈ ਨਾਹੀ ਕਛੁ ਹਉ ਨਹੀ ਕਿਛੁ ਆਹਿ ਨ ਮੋਰਾ ॥ I am nothing, I have nothing, nothing is mine.

For king’s daughter, one became the disguiser.Though lustful and selfish, even his honor was preserved. 1.  O! World-Guru! What’s Your virtue, if my deed isn’t rescinded?What’s the use of going to tiger’s sanctuary, if the jackal is going to eat...

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