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Chapter 7 – Remembering Vahiguru’s Beautiful Creation | The SikhCast by SikhRI

Chapter 7 – Remembering Vahiguru’s Beautiful Creation | The SikhCast by SikhRI

December 20, 2019

Chapter 7 – Remembering Vahiguru's Beautiful Creation | The SikhCast by SikhRI

English – Inni Kaur

Panjabi – Arpinder Kaur

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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.

1984: Why should I care? – Amanpreet Kaur | The Sikh Cast

1984: Why should I care? – Amanpreet Kaur | The Sikh Cast

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?

 

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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.

All Under The Earth (Ham Jer Jimī) – Persian voice in the Guru Granth Sahib

All Under The Earth (Ham Jer Jimī) – Persian voice in the Guru Granth Sahib

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.

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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. 

My Patshah: Guru Nanak Sahib – Inni Kaur | SikhRI

My Patshah: Guru Nanak Sahib – Inni Kaur | SikhRI

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

Love’s Countless Yearnings – Inni Kaur

Love’s Countless Yearnings – Inni Kaur

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?

 

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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.

 

Vah Guru (Poem) Khan Bahadur Khwaja Dil Mohammad Sahib – SikhRI #Nanakshahi550

Vah Guru (Poem) Khan Bahadur Khwaja Dil Mohammad Sahib – SikhRI #Nanakshahi550

November 27, 2019

In this podcast, you will hear Vah Guru, the poem recited by SikhRI's Manjit Singh. Khan Bahadur Khwaja Dil Mohammad Sahib published Vah Guru in 1916. 

Chapter 6 - Keeping Our Thoughts Clean | The SikhCast by SikhRI

Chapter 6 - Keeping Our Thoughts Clean | The SikhCast by SikhRI

November 19, 2019

Chapter 6 - Keeping Our Thoughts Clean | The SikhCast by SikhRI

English – Inni Kaur

Panjabi – Arpinder Kaur

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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.

Red Dye: Barahmah Di Chitthi Guru Nanak Nu | The Sikhcast

Red Dye: Barahmah Di Chitthi Guru Nanak Nu | The Sikhcast

November 16, 2019

Red Dye:

Barahmah di chitthi Guru Nanak nu /

A Letter of Twelve Months to Guru Nanak

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sai, my Beloved!
Fill me into your red dye
You ferried me over the Pacific once
Today, I return, to find the ports of Komagata’s revolts
What a long journey from the Fragrant Harbour,
with gifts of agarwood for the coast of Salish peoples
When Ghadaries promised to deliver
 
(contd.)
 
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Amardeep Kaur was born and raised in Hong Kong and presently lives in Toronto. She is a doctoral candidate in Geography at York University and a graduate associate at the York Centre for Asian Research. In 2019, she taught Introduction to Sikhism as a course director at the University of Toronto (Mississauga campus) in the Department of Historical Studies. Amardeep Kaur's work explores diaspora, culture in the city, religious spaces and political movements across the Pacific. At night, she explores artistic creations, walking and training in Chinese martial arts. She has participated in Sidak at Sikh Research Institute in the summer of 2016 and 2017.
What would Guru Nanak Sahib do in 1984? – SikhRI

What would Guru Nanak Sahib do in 1984? – SikhRI

November 7, 2019

What wouldGuru Nanak Sahib do in 1984?

w/ Manpreet Jassal & Harinder Singh

Whichever day comes, that day goes – Pt. 2

Whichever day comes, that day goes – Pt. 2

October 23, 2019

Whichever day comes, that day goes.

Stay is impermanent, departure is imminent.

ਜੋ ਦਿਨ ਆਵਹਿ ਸੋ ਦਿਨ ਜਾਹੀ ॥

ਕਰਨਾ ਕੂਚੁ ਰਹਨੁ ਥਿਰੁ ਨਾਹੀ ॥

– Bhagat Ravidas in Suhi Rag  | Guru Granth Sahib 793

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At this point in my life, this sabad has come to me for reasons other than telling me to keep moving even when everything feels big and hard to navigate. At this point in my life, it has come to me for reasons that are harder and bigger and more outside of just me and my paralysis.