April 3, 2020
Inni Kaur is sharing her reflections on how we can each deal with the effects of social distancing amid the Covid-19 crisis, so we can maintain an intimate relationship with each other through Sabad.
As we approach Vaisakhi the Sikh Research Institute is hosting a daily live stream of reflections. For more details go to sikhri.org and join us for the Vaisakhi Countdown via Daily Reflections.
March 27, 2020
Harinder Singh discusses how Sikhs need to respond to COVID-19 starting with healthcare in their own home and communities. A deadly attack on Sikhs took place in Afghanistan on 25 Mar 2020. We break down what really happened and how Sikhs can be prepared for the future.
March 21, 2020
ਰਾਗੁ ਸੋਰਠਿ ਬਾਣੀ ਭਗਤ ਰਵਿਦਾਸ ਜੀਕੀ
ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
ਜਬ ਹਮ ਹੋਤੇ ਤਬ ਤੂ ਨਾਹੀ ਅਬ ਤੂਹੀ ਮੈਨਾਹੀ ॥
ਅਨਲ ਅਗਮ ਜੈਸੇ ਲਹਰਿ ਮਇ ਓਦਧਿਜਲ ਕੇਵਲ ਜਲ ਮਾਂਹੀ ॥੧॥
ਮਾਧਵੇ ਕਿਆ ਕਹੀਐ ਭ੍ਰਮੁ ਐਸਾ ॥
ਜੈਸਾ ਮਾਨੀਐ ਹੋਇ ਨ ਤੈਸਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ॥
1 Reality realized by Eternal Perfection’s Grace!
When “I” was present, You were not; now only You, no “I.”
Like strong winds raise ocean waves; only water is within water. 1
O’ Master-Illusionist! What can I say this doubt is like?
It is not like what [we] think. Reflect
...I was angry at the Divine, I was so angry and so sad and I realized that it was in this desperation that the proverbial veil of separation or any perceived distance...
December 20, 2019
Chapter 7 – Remembering Vahiguru's Beautiful Creation | The SikhCast by SikhRI
English – Inni Kaur
Panjabi – Arpinder Kaur
2019 would mark the 550th Prakash Purab (Illumination Day) of Guru Nanak Sahib. To commemorate this monumental event SikhRI is launching a children’s audio story series in English and Panjabi based on the life and travels of Guru Nanak Sahib. These well-loved stories will help to initiate Sikh children into the Guru’s life and his teachings in a non-judgmental way.
December 18, 2019
I once met an elderly man who had taken pictures before and after 1984.
I asked him: “What was it like photographing 84’?”
His response: “I feel like I have been photographing 1984 my entire life.”
His response shook me and it became a very significant moment for me.
This experience led me to question - Why do I care about the violence that occurred during 1984…why should I care?
Amanpreet Kaur has a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and a Bachelor of Laws. She is an alumna of Sikh Research Institute’s Sidak program and the World Sikh Organization’s (WSO) Sikh Youth Leadership Institute program. She is driven by a passion for defending the human rights of all, women’s empowerment and the protection of animals. Amanpreet’s most recent Seva project includes acting as WSO’s Lower Mainland representative for the 1 Billion Rising Initiative, a global initiative raising funds and creating care packages for survivors of domestic violence.
December 17, 2019
ਹਮ ਜੇਰ ਜਿਮੀ ਦੁਨੀਆ ਪੀਰਾਮ ਸਾਇਕਾ ਰਾਇਆ ॥
ham jer jimī dunīā pīrām sāikā rāiā.
هم زیر زمین دنیا پیران شیخ ها راییا
All the sheikhs, spiritual teachers, rulers [will be buried] under the ground.
In this transcreation, the original Gurmukhi is followed by an English transcription to guide pronunciation of the Sabad (Divine Word) in its original form. The Persian recorded in the Guru Granth Sahib and standard Persian often have different pronunciations of words with the same meaning, and as such the Perso-Arabic transcription is written with spellings that allow a modern-day Persian reader to understand the text.
December 10, 2019
My Patshah: Guru Nanak Sahib – Inni Kaur
Inni Kaur talks about how she discovered Bibi Nanki's Brother, Bhai Mardana's friends – Guru Nanak Sahib
"It freed the people. The hold of the middleman was over. The Guru freed and uplifted further."
#TheSikhCast #Nanakshahi550 #Sikhi
December 5, 2019
The love-arrow has pierced my heart.
I yearn for union.
When will my destiny awaken?
When will my longing be fulfilled?
Inni Kaur is a passionate author, poet, story-teller and painter. To Inni, every single day is a celebration. While she writes anytime the spirit moves her to, she also thoroughly enjoys watching the clouds pass her by, taking long mindful walks to appreciate nature’s innate beauty and painting abstract art-work. She lives in Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.