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Raj Karega Khalsa: The Khalsa & The Rule (ft. Harinder Singh) - The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

Raj Karega Khalsa: The Khalsa & The Rule (ft. Harinder Singh) - The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

June 30, 2020
This episode of The Sikh Cast is from a live webinar recorded on June 29th, 2020. It features Senior Fellow Harinder Singh and The Sikh Cast host Manpreet Jassal, together they discuss the controversial Sikh motto "Raj Karega Khalsa." They get into its usage from the 1700's to a modern context, discussing the how and the what of its meaning.
 
To read the original article by Harinder Singh click here - Raj Karega Khalsa: The Khalsa & The Rule
 
Featuring:
Manpreet Jassal - https://twitter.com/mjassal
Facilitator:
 
#Sikhi #Raj #Khalsa #SikhPodcast #Rule #Sikh
Your Nam is the Merchandise and the Trade, Indeed! – Sabad of the Month | Inni Kaur

Your Nam is the Merchandise and the Trade, Indeed! – Sabad of the Month | Inni Kaur

June 26, 2020

In this revisiting of Sabad of the Month we explore the meaning of symbolism in the Guru Granth Sahib.

Original Sabad recited by Parminder Kaur Chanana, and hosted by Manpreet Jassal with Creative Director Inni Kaur.

 

If you want to explore the meaning of symbolism in the Guru Granth Sahib further, watch our original video series with Researcher Surender Pal Singh:

https://www.sikhri.org/symbolism_in_guru_granth_sahib

 

SABAD:

If I were to become a doe,
dwelling in the forest, picking and eating grass and plants.
If I were to meet Husband-Divine by Guru’s Grace,
I would continuously adore You,
O! Breath of Breath, O! Life of Life.

I am a trader of the Charmer-Divine,
Your Nam is the merchandise and the trade, indeed! 1. Reflect.

If I were to become a koel* dwelling on a mango tree,
I would reflect intuitively on Sabad.
If I were to meet my Husband-Divine naturally and intuitively,
I would see the vision and the form of the Infinite. 2.

If I were to become a fish, dwelling in the Water-Divine,
I would be in the domain of ‘The One’ who takes care of all life-forms.
I would meet my Husband-Divine with open arms who dwells all around. 3.

If I were to become a serpent, dwelling in the ground,
I would become fear-free as Sabad dwells within.
Nanak: Those whose light merges with the Light become bride-lovers forever. 4.

*Cuckoo bird. In South Asian literature, the mango tree symbolizes eternal love. The relationship of a mango tree laden with blossoms and the Koel is that of a lover and the beloved.

ਗਉੜੀ ਬੈਰਾਗਣਿ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥
ਹਰਣੀ ਹੋਵਾ ਬਨਿ ਬਸਾ ਕੰਦ ਮੂਲ ਚੁਣਿ ਖਾਉ ॥
ਹਰਣੀ ਹੋਵਾ ਬਨਿ ਬਸਾ ਕੰਦ ਮੂਲ ਚੁਣਿ ਖਾਉ ॥
ਗੁਰ ਪਰਸਾਦੀ ਮੇਰਾ ਸਹੁ ਮਿਲੈ ਵਾਰਿ ਵਾਰਿ ਹਉ ਜਾਉ ਜੀਉ ॥੧॥
ਮੈ ਬਨਜਾਰਨਿ ਰਾਮ ਕੀ ॥
ਤੇਰਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਵਖਰੁ ਵਾਪਾਰੁ ਜੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
ਕੋਕਿਲ ਹੋਵਾ ਅੰਬਿ ਬਸਾ ਸਹਜਿ ਸਬਦ ਬੀਚਾਰੁ ॥
ਸਹਜਿ ਸੁਭਾਇ ਮੇਰਾ ਸਹੁ ਮਿਲੈ ਦਰਸਨਿ ਰੂਪਿ ਅਪਾਰੁ ॥੨॥
ਮਛੁਲੀ ਹੋਵਾ ਜਲਿ ਬਸਾ ਜੀਅ ਜੰਤ ਸਭਿ ਸਾਰਿ ॥
ਉਰਵਾਰਿ ਪਾਰਿ ਮੇਰਾ ਸਹੁ ਵਸੈ ਹਉ ਮਿਲਉਗੀ ਬਾਹ ਪਸਾਰਿ ॥੩॥
ਨਾਗਨਿ ਹੋਵਾ ਧਰ ਵਸਾ ਸਬਦੁ ਵਸੈ ਭਉ ਜਾਇ ॥.
ਨਾਨਕ ਸਦਾ ਸੋਹਾਗਣੀ ਜਿਨ ਜੋਤੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਸਮਾਇ ॥੪॥੨॥੧੯॥

 

#sikhi #GuruGranthSahib #Symbolism #SikhPodcast #GuruNanakSahib #Poetics

Take a Knee… With a Prayer – Inni Kaur | SikhRI

Take a Knee… With a Prayer – Inni Kaur | SikhRI

June 15, 2020

Creative Director Inni Kaur discusses with The Sikh Cast host, Manpreet Jassal, the current state of protest in the United States. In a recent article, she reflects back in time to when Sikhs protested for their land and share her findings.

Read her full article here: https://www.sikhri.org/take_the_knee_with_a_prayer

 

Featuring:

Inni Kaur - https://twitter.com/InniKaur

Host:

Manpreet Jassal - https://twitter.com/mjassal

 

#Sikh #Sikhi #BLM #Protest #SikhPodcast

Black Lives Matter & Sikhi: Harinder Singh – The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

Black Lives Matter & Sikhi: Harinder Singh – The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

June 12, 2020

The Sikh Cast Host has a one on one dialogue with Harinder Singh on how the Guru would deal with the Black Lives Matter Movement. They ask how can Sikhs around the world go beyond the protest and how do we explore it from the Sikhi lens.

Featuring:

Harinder Singh - https://twitter.com/1Force

Host:

Manpreet Jassal - https://twitter.com/mjassal

#blacklivesmatter #sikhi #sikhism #Guru #SikhPodcast

A Black Lives Matter Conversation — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

A Black Lives Matter Conversation — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

June 9, 2020
The Sikh Cast is taking a close look at the Black Lives Matter Movement (BLM). The United States is in a moment of turmoil following the death of Minnesota resident George Floyd, leading to an outpouring of protests across the country.
 
Manpreet Singh holds a spirited conversation with special guests Corey Winchester, Harinder Singh, SikhRI’s Senior Fellow on Research and Policy and, Asha Marie Kaur SikhRI’s Researcher on what the BLM movement means in education, policy and much more.
 
Corey Winchester is a public educator in Evanston, Illinois with an MEd in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies. You can watch his TED talk on education and identity here: https://bit.ly/2MLToE8

*Song Credit: I Just want to Live - Keedron Bryant & Johnetta Byrant - WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIuSLBX74Ac

Featuring:

Harinder Singh - https://twitter.com/1Force

Asha Marie Kaur - https://twitter.com/Asha_MKS

Special: Corey Winchester - https://twitter.com/mrwinniespeaks

Hosted By:

Manpreet Jassal - https://twitter.com/mjassal

 

#Sikhi #SikhPodcast #BLM #BlackLivesMatter #Education #Policy #Police

1984: The Devoted & The Worldly: Harinder Singh – The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

1984: The Devoted & The Worldly: Harinder Singh – The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

June 5, 2020

We're taking an in-depth look at the events of Operation Blue Star in 1984 in Amritsar, Panjab. It's considered the third Ghallughara, or massacre, in Sikh history. The Indian government assaulted the sacred Golden Temple Complex and Akal Takht.

In this episode, SikhRI's Senior Fellow on Research and Policy speaks to a live audience to provide clarity and context on the operation and it's legacy on the Sikh community. He answers why the attack happened, it's the historical context and why the memory is kept alive in #Remember1984.

 

Host:

Manvinder Kaur - https://www.instagram.com/womanvinder/

Featuring:

Harinder Singh - https://twitter.com/1Force

 

#1984 #Sikh #Sikhi #OperationBlueStar #SikhGenocide #SikhPodcast

Covid-19, Philanthropy, & Sikhi – LIVE Webinar – The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

Covid-19, Philanthropy, & Sikhi – LIVE Webinar – The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

June 1, 2020

Join us as we welcome Dr. Harsohena Kaur, Dr. Amar Singh, and Dr. Kuldip Singh to discuss how Covid-19 will change the world order and personal situations, its impact on health, social interactions, and the economy.

How will entrepreneurs, small business owners, and self-employed individuals be affected? What will be the impact on the Sikh community? How do we stay connected with no physical Sangat?

Watch the original Webinar: https://www.bigmarker.com/sikhri/Covid-19-Philanthropy-Sikhi?show_live_page=true

 

Facilitator:

Manvinder Kaur - https://www.instagram.com/womanvinder/

 

#Sikhi #Covid19 #Philanthropy #Entrepreneurship #medical #science #Sikh #SikhPodcast

 

Let Compassion Be the Mosque: Asha Marie Kaur - The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

Let Compassion Be the Mosque: Asha Marie Kaur - The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

May 25, 2020
The Sikh Research Institute's Asha Marie Kaur speaks on how Guru Nanak Sahib integrates Persian and Arabic vocabulary in Sabad to invoke Islamic practices, laying the foundation for a uniquely Sikh engagement with other faiths.
 
 
Featuring:
 
#Sabad #Sikh #TheSikhCast #Persian #Islam #SikhPodcast #GuruNanak #Sikhi
Sikhs in Solitude: Finding Your Core During Lockdown – The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

Sikhs in Solitude: Finding Your Core During Lockdown – The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

May 22, 2020
The Sikh Cast Host, Manpreet Jassal, speaks with SikhRI's Executive Director Kulvir Singh. Having recently left Panjab amidst a worldwide lockdown, Kulvir compares his experience leaving India to returning home in Canada. But, a deeper conversation ensues on taking the time to work on oneself as a Sikh and helping others explore their Sikhi.
 
#Sikhi #Sikh #TheSikhCast #SikhPodcast #Lockdown #Covid-19 #coronavirus #selfimprovement #reflection #SikhRI
ਗਲੀ ਜੋਗੁ ਨ ਹੋਈ ॥ Jog Not Attained By Talking - The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

ਗਲੀ ਜੋਗੁ ਨ ਹੋਈ ॥ Jog Not Attained By Talking - The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

May 18, 2020
For this episode, The Sikh Cast host Manpreet Jassal and SikhRI's Inni Kaur go through this Sabad of the Month (Infinite-Wisdom) by Guru Nanak Sahib. In it, the Guru redefines the terms Jog and Jogi, outside the six systems of Hindu philosophy. Jog for the Guru is not yoga, neither mental or physical, but a “connection.”
 
 
#Sikh #SikhPodcast #Sikhi #Sabad #GuruNanakSahib #Education
 
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ਗਲੀ ਜੋਗੁ ਨ ਹੋਈ ॥ Jog not attained by talking
ਸੂਹੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ਘਰੁ ੭
ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
ਜੋਗੁ ਨ ਖਿੰਥਾ ਜੋਗੁ ਨ ਡੰਡੈ ਜੋਗੁ ਨਭਸਮ ਚੜਾਈਐ ॥
ਜੋਗੁ ਨ ਮੁੰਦੀ ਮੂੰਡਿ ਮੁਡਾਇਐ ਜੋਗੁ ਨਸਿੰਙੀ ਵਾਈਐ ॥
ਅੰਜਨ ਮਾਹਿ ਨਿਰੰਜਨਿ ਰਹੀਐ ਜੋਗ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਇਵ ਪਾਈਐ ॥੧॥
ਗਲੀ ਜੋਗੁ ਨ ਹੋਈ ॥
ਏਕ ਦ੍ਰਿਸਟਿ ਕਰਿ ਸਮਸਰਿ ਜਾਣੈ ਜੋਗੀ ਕਹੀਐ ਸੋਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
ਜੋਗੁ ਨ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਮੜੀ ਮਸਾਣੀ ਜੋਗੁ ਨਤਾੜੀ ਲਾਈਐ ॥
ਜੋਗੁ ਨ ਦੇਸਿ ਦਿਸੰਤਰਿ ਭਵਿਐ ਜੋਗੁ ਨਤੀਰਥਿ ਨਾਈਐ ॥
ਅੰਜਨ ਮਾਹਿ ਨਿਰੰਜਨਿ ਰਹੀਐ ਜੋਗ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਇਵ ਪਾਈਐ ॥੨॥
ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਭੇਟੈ ਤਾ ਸਹਸਾ ਤੂਟੈ ਧਾਵਤੁਵਰਜਿ ਰਹਾਈਐ ॥
ਨਿਝਰੁ ਝਰੈ ਸਹਜ ਧੁਨਿ ਲਾਗੈ ਘਰ ਹੀਪਰਚਾ ਪਾਈਐ ॥
ਅੰਜਨ ਮਾਹਿ ਨਿਰੰਜਨਿ ਰਹੀਐ ਜੋਗ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਇਵ ਪਾਈਐ ॥੩॥
ਨਾਨਕ ਜੀਵਤਿਆ ਮਰਿ ਰਹੀਐ ਐਸਾ ਜੋਗੁ ਕਮਾਈਐ ॥
ਵਾਜੇ ਬਾਝਹੁ ਸਿੰਙੀ ਵਾਜੈ ਤਉ ਨਿਰਭਉਪਦੁ ਪਾਈਐ ॥
ਅੰਜਨ ਮਾਹਿ ਨਿਰੰਜਨਿ ਰਹੀਐ ਜੋਗ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਤਉ ਪਾਈਐ ॥੪॥੧॥੮॥
 
1 Reality realized by Eternal Perfection’s Grace!
Jog1 not attained by wearing tattered attire.
Jog not attained by carrying a stick.
Jog not attained by smearing ash on the body.
Jog not attained by piercing ears nor shaving head.
Jog not attained by blowing a conch.
Jog attained by staying unstained amidst soot. 1.
Jog not attained by talking.
Who sees all as One, is called a Jogi2.. 1 Reflect. 1
Jog not attained outside mausoleums and crematoriums.
Jog not attained through ascetic-trances.
Jog not attained wandering home and foreign lands.
Jog not attained bathing at pilgrim-sites.
Jog attained by staying unstained amidst soot. 2.
When Eternal Guru met, then doubts crumble.
Wanderings stop, becomes steady.
Water flows naturally, music plays within.
Jog attained by staying unstained amidst soot. 3.
Says Nanak: Remaining alive while being dead,
Jog earned this way.
Horn sounds without blowing.
Jog then attained staying unstained amidst soot.
  1. Jog is derived from the word Yuj, meaning joining, or union. It is one of the six orthodox schools of philosophy in the Hindu tradition that seeks union with the Supreme Reality through mind, body, and breath control, as well as through various postures.
  2. A jogi is a practitioner of jog.
Guru Nanak Sahib in Rag Suhi | Guru Granth Sahib 730