Saturday, October 10, 2009

Who is the real terrorist?

When I read this news on Sikhnet, I could not contain myself and had to post the link. Even though girl killing or female infanticide is not a new story in India, because for Guru Gobind Singh Sahib to mention in the rehatnama, this problem must have been prevalent. But nobody really wants to tackle the root of the problem, which is teh Indian/Hindu Caste, Dowry and property inheritance system. Here is one of the comments that I really like on the issue at Sikhnet link:

What a shame! Us Punjabi's have forgotten that our Guru' s had elevated women to a higher status than man! For centuries our Male chauvinistic society treated women as a slave or even worse. I was and am, not very fond of "terrorism" in last two decades in Punjab, but few things those real freedom fighters did was a stern warning and occasional punishment to the clinics who carried out gender based abortion, warning against dowry seekers, and "bahu " abuse. In period between 1981 to 1991 there were almost no reporting of "stove explosion killed daughter-in-law" in Punjab thanks to warning by so called "terrorists" to chronic wife beaters, abusers and dowry seeker. Female genocide and dowry abuse goes hand in hand. Very imp to understand that gender demographics will change drastically, forcing boys to marry non indians of no choice. Hope Punjab is not reduced to Texas town called "Cut and Shoot" zip 77306 . History tells a booming Texas oil town where female population was very low, men actually had to cut or shoot opponent to win over a female. Joking! it is true but pretty much sure that's not gonna happen in Punjab!

This makes me want to pose a question "Who are the real terrorists in India" and Why Sikhs want to separate from India. i think India has forgotten her founding father Gandhi's saying when he was told by one of the ruling British officer

"Without us you Idians would have problems"

and Gandhi's reply was
'Yes, we would have problems, but they would be ours"

I think Sikhs need to re-examine Gandhi's answer for asking for a separate Khalistan. Yes, we would have problems, but they would be ours.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Waheguru! It is all you!

Here is one of my favourite shabds that I had been listening for a couple of years, but always wondered where it was written. By judging from the Gurumukhi words and type of words, I knew it would be found in Dasm Granth Sahib instead of Guru Granth Sahib. I just decided to read Dasam Granth bani of Guru Gobind Singh Ji and walla! There it was. You can search for this shabad at to listen.

ਤ੍ਵਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥ ਲਘੂ ਨਿਰਾਜ ਛੰਦ ॥
त्वप्रसादि ॥ लघू निराज छंद ॥

ਜਲੇ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਥਲੇ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਉਰੇ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਬਨੇ ਹਰੀ ॥੧॥੫੧॥
जले हरी ॥ थले हरी ॥ उरे हरी ॥ बने हरी ॥१॥५१॥
The Lord is in water. The Lord is on land. The Lord is in the heart. The Lord is in the forests.1.51.

ਗਿਰੇ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਗੁਫੇ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਛਿਤੇ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਨਭੇ ਹਰੀ ॥੨॥੫੨॥
गिरे हरी ॥ गुफे हरी ॥ छिते हरी ॥ नभे हरी ॥२॥५२॥
The Lord is in he mountains. The Lord is in the cave. The Lord is in he earth. The Lord is in the sky. 2.52.

ਈਹਾਂ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਉਹਾਂ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਜਿਮੀ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਜਮਾ ਹਰੀ ॥੩॥੫੩॥
ईहां हरी ॥ उहां हरी ॥ जिमी हरी ॥ जमा हरी ॥३॥५३॥
The Lord is in here. The Lord is there. The Lord is in the earth. The Lord is in the sky. 3.53.

ਅਲੇਖ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਅਭੇਖ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਅਦੋਖ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਅਦ੍ਵੈਖ ਹਰੀ ॥੪॥੫੪॥
अलेख हरी ॥ अभेख हरी ॥ अदोख हरी ॥ अद्वैख हरी ॥४॥५४॥
The Lord is Accountless. The Lord is guiseless. The Lord is blemishless. The Lord is sans duality.4.54.

ਅਕਾਲ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਅਪਾਲ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਅਛੇਦ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਅਭੇਦ ਹਹੀ ॥੫॥੫੫॥
अकाल हरी ॥ अपाल हरी ॥ अछेद हरी ॥ अभेद हही ॥५॥५५॥
The Lord is non-temporal. The Lord cannot be reated. The Lord is Indestructible. The Lord`s secrets cannot be known. 5.55.

ਅਜੰਤ੍ਰ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਅਮੰਤ੍ਰ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਸੁ ਤੇਜ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਅਤੰਤ੍ਰ ਹਰੀ ॥੬॥੫੬॥
अजंत्र हरी ॥ अमंत्र हरी ॥ सु तेज हरी ॥ अतंत्र हरी ॥६॥५६॥
The Lord is not in mystical digrams. The Lord is not in incantations. The Lord is of bright effulgence. The Lord is not in Tantras (magical formulas). 6.56.

ਅਜਾਤ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਅਪਾਤ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਅਮਿਤ੍ਰ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਅਮਾਤ ਹਰੀ ॥੭॥੫੭॥
अजात हरी ॥ अपात हरी ॥ अमित्र हरी ॥ अमात हरी ॥७॥५७॥
The Lord does not take birth. The Lord does not experience death. The Lord is without any friend. The Lord is without mother. 7.57.

ਅਰੋਗ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਅਸੋਗ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਅਭਰਮ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਅਕਰਮ ਹਰੀ ॥੮॥੫੮॥
अरोग हरी ॥ असोग हरी ॥ अभरम हरी ॥ अकरम हरी ॥८॥५८॥
The Lord is without any ailment. The Lord is without grief, The Lord is Illusionless. The Lord is Actionless. 8.58.

ਅਜੈ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਅਭੈ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਅਭੇਦ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਅਛੇਦ ਹਰੀ ॥੯॥੫੯॥
अजै हरी ॥ अभै हरी ॥ अभेद हरी ॥ अछेद हरी ॥९॥५९॥
The Lord is Unconquerable. The Lord is Fearless. The Lord`s secrets cannot be known. The Lord is Unassailable. 9.59.

ਅਖੰਡ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਅਭੰਡ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਅਡੰਡ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਪ੍ਰਚੰਡ ਹਰੀ ॥੧੧॥੬੦॥
अखंड हरी ॥ अभंड हरी ॥ अडंड हरी ॥ प्रचंड हरी ॥११॥६०॥
The Lord is Indivisible. The Lord cannot be slandered. The Lord cannot be punished. The Lord is Supremenly Glorious.10.60.

ਅਤੇਵ ਹੂਰੀ ॥ ਅਭੇਵ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਅਜੇਵ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਅਛੇਵ ਹਰੀ ॥੧੧॥੬੧॥
अतेव हूरी ॥ अभेव हरी ॥ अजेव हरी ॥ अछेव हरी ॥११॥६१॥
The Lord is extremely Great. The Lord`s mystery cannot be known. The Lord needs no food. The Lord is Invincible. 11.61.

ਭਜੋ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਥਪੋ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਤਪੋ ਹਰੀ ॥ ਜਪੋ ਹਰੀ ॥੧੨॥੬੨॥
भजो हरी ॥ थपो हरी ॥ तपो हरी ॥ जपो हरी ॥१२॥६२॥
Meditate on the Lord. Worship the Lord. Perform devotion for the Lord. Repeat the Name of the lord. 12.62.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Live like the planets

Woke up at 12:30AM and couldn't fall back to sleep. Decided to write, here is a little corny peom:

Live like a planet
With own center of gravity but in harmony with others
Sustaining yourself while giving to others
In Balance with yourself and balance with others
Revolve around yourself and around others
With Stars around yourself and stars around others
At your own pace
At your own time
At your own space
At your own line
At your own will
At your own thrill
No matter how big
No matter how small
No matter how dry
No matter how green
Radiant at times
In Dark at others
Violent at times
Yet peaceful at others