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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.

Fill This Unbaked Vessel: O’ Creator – Persian voice in the Guru Granth Sahib

Fill This Unbaked Vessel: O’ Creator – Persian voice in the Guru Granth Sahib

October 22, 2019

ਚਿਲਿ ਮਿਲਿ ਬਿਸੀਆਰ ਦੁਨੀਆ ਫਾਨੀ ॥

cili mīli bisīār dunīā phānī

چهل میل بسیار دنیای فانی. 

Too many desires of the mortal world.

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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. 

Whichever day comes, that day goes – Pt. 1

Whichever day comes, that day goes – Pt. 1

September 26, 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

Jasleen Kaur says "This sabad has gently nudged me forward, too many times to count — moved me in some tangible direction, reminded me that the hard days — the days when I cannot get myself to do much of anything — are transient."

O Creator: Listen – Persian voice in the Guru Granth Sahib | SikhRI

O Creator: Listen – Persian voice in the Guru Granth Sahib | SikhRI

September 25, 2019

ਯਕ ਅਰਜ ਗੁਫਤਮ ਪੇਸਿ ਤੋ ਦਰ ਗੋਸ ਕੁਨ ਕਰਤਾਰ ॥

yak araj guphatam pesi to dar gos kun kartār.

یک عرض گفتم پس تو در گوش کن کرتار .

I said one supplication so You listen, O Creator.

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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. Persian as written in Gurmukhi script and Perso-Arabic script often entails different spellings and pronunciations of words with the same meaning, and as such the Persian transcription is written with spellings that allow a modern-day Persian reader to understand the text.

This Sabad grounds itself in Persian and Islamic religious references. For the sabads written in fluent Persian, the Perso-Arabic script will be styled for a modern-day Persian speaker to read and understand. For the sabads infused with Persian vocabulary, the focus is transcription.

What did Guru Nanak Sahib teach us – SikhRI #Nanakshahi550

What did Guru Nanak Sahib teach us – SikhRI #Nanakshahi550

September 23, 2019

What did Guru Nanak Sahib teach us – SikhRI #Nanakshahi550

Guests:

  • Inderpreet Singh (SikhRI Board & Sidak Facilitator)
  • Pritpal Singh (SikhRI Board & Sidak Facilitator)
  • Imroze Singh (Marketing Manager – SikhRI)