Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

The reflection of a soul trapped underneath shattered mistakes. We can see through the cracks of our self-imposed emotional prison, yet we can’t reach out for life.

Sonia Vargas,
My So-Called Digital Life, p94

bhullchukmaaf
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Note to Self

TeraRoopie, next time you're going to watch a documentary you know is going to make you cry, don't wear contacts.

'night all.

{morning to you over-the-ponders}

p.s. i'm replying to comments right now - soz bout tht {haha that's funny =)}

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Gupt Sevaa


Charan Dhoor, originally uploaded by TeraRoop11.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

Bajurg doing Sevaa of sweeping at Tarn Taran Sahib.

One of too many pictures from TeraRoop's trip to India in December of 2006.

bhullchukmaaf karnaa Ji
Waahhheguru Ji Ka Khalsaaa Waheguru Ji Ki Fatehh

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Rohan Karer

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

There is a little eighteen-month-old boy by the name of Rohan Karer who has X-Linked Hyper IgM (PDF).

I wish I had known earlier about the bone marrow drive that took place at Guruduara Sahib Fremont and Guruduara Sahib San Jose on the 14th of this month, but I didn't. It's still not too late, though.

The only cure to X-Linked Hyper IgM is a permanent bone marrow transplant. The family has set up a site, where you can read up on Rohan and what's going on. He also has his own blog {much like TK the Fly Baby}, and it's really quite cute and loaded with pictures of him.

This is my humble request to anyone passing by - please have a look at the site and try your best to become a bone marrow donor. This doesn't hurt you much in any way, and it could save a young child's life. Think of how great it would feel if you were a match, and could allow this little boy to live out a full life! Although the drive is over, you can still become a donor!

Please..

I just wish I was eighteen already.

bhullchukmaaf
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
gauVI mwlw mhlw 5 ]
gourree maalaa mehalaa 5 ||
Gauree Maalaa, Fifth Mehla:

Bwvnu iqAwigE rI iqAwigE ]
bhaavan thiaagiou ree thiaagiou ||
I have renounced my desires; I have renounced them.

iqAwigE mY gur imil iqAwigE ]
thiaagiou mai gur mil thiaagiou ||
I have renounced them; meeting the Guru, I have renounced them.

srb suK Awnµd mMgl rs mwin goibMdY AwigE ]1] rhwau ]
sarab sukh aana(n)dh ma(n)gal ras maan gobi(n)dhai aagiou ||1|| rehaao ||
All peace, joy, happiness and pleasures have come since I surrendered to the Will of the Lord of the Universe. ||1||Pause||

mwnu AiBmwnu doaU smwny msqku fwir gur pwigE ]
maan abhimaan dhooo samaanae masathak ddaar gur paagiou ||
Honor and dishonor are the same to me; I have placed my forehead upon the Guru's Feet.

sMpq hrKu n Awpq dUKw rMgu TwkurY lwigE ]1]
sa(n)path harakh n aapath dhookhaa ra(n)g t(h)aakurai laagiou ||1||
Wealth does not excite me, and misfortune does not disturb me; I have embraced love for my Lord and Master. ||1||

bws bwsrI eykY suAwmI auidAwn idRstwigE ]
baas baasaree eaekai suaamee oudhiaan dhrisattaagiou ||
The One Lord and Master dwells in the home; He is seen in the wilderness as well.

inrBau Bey sMq BRmu fwirE pUrn srbwigE ]2]
nirabho bheae sa(n)th bhram ddaariou pooran sarabaagiou ||2||
I have become fearless; the Saint has removed my doubts. The All-knowing Lord is pervading everywhere. ||2||

jo ikCu krqY kwrxu kIno min buro n lwigE ]
jo kishh karathai kaaran keeno man buro n laagiou ||
Whatever the Creator does, my mind is not troubled.

swDsMgiq prswid sMqn kY soieE mnu jwigE ]3]
saadhhasa(n)gath parasaadh sa(n)than kai soeiou man jaagiou ||3||
By the Grace of the Saints and the Company of the Holy, my sleeping mind has been awakened. ||3||

jn nwnk EiV quhwrI pirE AwieE srxwigE ]
jan naanak ourr thuhaaree pariou aaeiou saranaagiou ||
Servant Nanak seeks Your Support; he has come to Your Sanctuary.

nwm rMg shj rs mwxy iPir dUKu n lwigE ]4]2]160]
naam ra(n)g sehaj ras maanae fir dhookh n laagiou ||4||2||160||
In the Love of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, he enjoys intuitive peace; pain no longer touches him.||4||2||160|

Originally posted saved as draft on
11/21/06.

bhullchukmaaf
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sunday, January 14, 2007

phor jur inpho

umm.. duno why i'm bothering, but just wanted to point something out

There're some links in the sidebar under the title of '<33.'

This is by no means an attempt at a massive list of links to every single Sikh blogger/resource or anything else like that, but things that REALLY stood out to me. That hit home. Hard. Or they're up by request =p or because I personally know the blogger/site owner and am advertising the blog/site haha

anywayy.. I guess I might explain them a bit {maybe one or two of whoever's left on blogosphere will have figured out by now that I just want to blog SOMETHING and don't want to do any serious thinking or composing}

'Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Ramdas Ji Maharaj' is split into two separate links, both leading the clicker to some form of my favoritest Shabad I've ever heard to date. That Shabad has its own history with me and I was just about to say 'I'll blog about it sometime' - I really think I should stop doing that. Anyway, the 'Dhan Dhan' will take you to the SikhNet Audio HukamNaama Sevaa page, while the rest will take you to SikhiToTheMax - read/listen to this Shabad! It's amazing! Amazing !!

Link No. 3, titled 'Dhan Guru Pyaarae' will take you to SikhLionz Veerji's beautiful bloggie which I fell head over heels in love with because it's all Gurbaani Gurbaani Gurbaani Gurbaani Gurbaani and Waheguru Jeeeeee =)). Visit it.. just visit it and read the new post every time you visit, okay? It's good for you =)

Numero Cuatro: 'Prem, Dedication' is the Sikh Sakhian subforum on SikhSangat.com. It's really an amazing Sevaa done by none other than our beautiful brain who's identity I will not reveal any further than it already has been because I know he wouldn't like it. Beautiful act by a beautiful soul. You will nothing but benefit from visiting that link.. it's one of those treasured resources of collective information of ours.

Panj; Upon request, a link to Keertan.org has been added to le blog - this site is kind of hidden, apparently, even I didn't know about it until quite recently. It's quite the Khajana for the ears and soul, however, so do check it out when you have some time, not completely worn out eardrums, and storage space on your hard drive to spare =)

#6 - Textbook Lemon is what my idiot brain came out with and I don't think I'll explain it because then I'll look like an even bigger idiot and though normally I'd be all for showing my true colors to the Sangat who for some reason thinks I'm a nice, intelligent, religious child {BAHAHHAHAHHAAH}, I think I'll refrain from waving this crazy flag so as to prevent further difficulty in mum finding me a suitable husband who's family is ignorant of my certifiable insanity and overactive imagination and thinks I'm suitable too {boyy is it fun to ramble =) although I can't quite pull it off with the humorous flair of ss Veerji, or intelligent inquisitiveness of Satvinder Bhenji, I do quite enjoy the process if not the messy end result =)}.

Anyhoo, it's something I just stumbled upon today and although I only got a chance to skim one of the actual posts, the about page sparked my interest, and until I return for a second glance, the link remains - and may even remain afterward =). Although I'm not one of the hard-core people the blog author seems to be wary of, TR's walls do take a bit of effort to tear down. Check it out, it really does seem cool.. textbook lemon hehehe

ah, Number Seven - the number is an interesting coincidence. Anyone passing by on the day of the release of the destination of said link will have been directed towards it, but now we have a constant reminder, yay =)

There, I think that's enough to distract my attention from the previous, depressing post - which I shouldn't have posted but refuse to take down.

former 'Faujan', over n' out.

bhull chuk maaf karn di Kripaaltha karnaa Pithaa Jee
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

p.s. b Bhenji.. your aloo of california doesn't know who you are either, hah! but he won't tell me even if he does figure out, he says. You're all over the place, aren't you? Caught a comment from you on Textbook Lemon today =)
what have you done..?

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

The phone rings, and the very last thing you expect to hear is news of someone's accident or death.

When my brother picked up the phone and immediately appeared serious, I had no clue what to do...any phone call that gets such a reaction out of him is scary.

He hung up and turned to an expectant me, one who had already been feeling the need to cry for a few hours, not knowing why. He said it was Tarun Veerji and that Dulla Ji was in an accident.

I froze. What do I do? I thought immediately of a few people to call and inform, then I was sure they already knew. My next reaction was to jump up and run inside, get on Waheguroo forums and Sikh Sangat.. oh Waheguru Ji..

What do I do? Why did hearing this news break my heart? I'm so confused.

And I couldn't help but be astonished that people are resorting to reprimands about MSN language on DS..

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Monday, January 08, 2007

hehehehehe

=DD

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh




Go. Now. Don't waste any more time.

It's here.

=)p
bhullchukmaaf
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Monday, January 01, 2007

The Start of Another Year

of a life given to us by Akaal Purakh to reach Him.

What Guru Ji said to us today:

ਬਿਲਾਵਲੁ ਮਹਲਾ 5 ॥
ਪਿੰਗੁਲ ਪਰਬਤ ਪਾਰਿ ਪਰੇ ਖਲ ਚਤੁਰ ਬਕੀਤਾ ॥ ਅੰਧੁਲੇ ਤ੍ਰਿਭਵਣ ਸੂਝਿਆ ਗੁਰ ਭੇਟਿ ਪੁਨੀਤਾ ॥1॥
ਮਹਿਮਾ ਸਾਧੂ ਸੰਗ ਕੀ ਸੁਨਹੁ ਮੇਰੇ ਮੀਤਾ ॥ ਮੈਲੁ ਖੋਈ ਕੋਟਿ ਅਘ ਹਰੇ ਨਿਰਮਲ ਭਏ ਚੀਤਾ ॥1॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
ਐਸੀ ਭਗਤਿ ਗੋਵਿੰਦ ਕੀ ਕੀਟਿ ਹਸਤੀ ਜੀਤਾ ॥ ਜੋ ਜੋ ਕੀਨੋ ਆਪਨੋ ਤਿਸੁ ਅਭੈ ਦਾਨੁ ਦੀਤਾ ॥2॥
ਸਿੰਘੁ ਬਿਲਾਈ ਹੋਇ ਗਇਓ ਤ੍ਰਿਣੁ ਮੇਰੁ ਦਿਖੀਤਾ ॥ ਸ੍ਰਮੁ ਕਰਤੇ ਦਮ ਆਢ ਕਉ ਤੇ ਗਨੀ ਧਨੀਤਾ ॥3॥
ਕਵਨ ਵਡਾਈ ਕਹਿ ਸਕਉ ਬੇਅੰਤ ਗੁਨੀਤਾ ॥ ਕਰਿ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਮੋਹਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਦੇਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਦਰ ਸਰੀਤਾ ॥4॥7॥37॥

The cripple crosses over the mountain, the fool becomes a wise man, and the blind man sees the three worlds, by meeting with the True Guru and being purified. ||1||
This is the Glory of the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy - listen, O my friends: filth is washed away, millions of sins are dispelled, and the consciousness becomes immaculate and pure. ||1||Pause||
Such is the devotional worship of the Lord of the Universe, that the ant can overpower the elephant. Whoever the Lord makes His own, is blessed with the gift of fearlessness. ||2||
The lion becomes a cat, and the mountain looks like a blade of grass. Those who worked for half a shell, will be judged very wealthy. ||3||
What glorious greatness of Yours can I describe, O Lord of infinite excellences?Please bless me with Your Mercy, and grant me Your Name; O Nanak, I am lost without the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan. ||4||7||37||

Guru Ji.. thank You so much. haha that's not even something that needs to be said..

You've shown me, that I was never on the wrong path - I was on the right path all along. This path you've placed me on, nudged me to start walking forward upon, this path that sometimes I've sat and taken much too a long a break on, this path that at some times became so rocky and so thorny that I just sat down on the side of the road and refused to walk on until You showed Yourself to me and inspired in me again the desire to reach my Goal, this path.. that, no, I haven't tread, this path you've been carrying me on all along..

It has so many twists and turns that it becomes extremely difficult, if not impossible, to keep sight of the end of it, of our final destination. And even though we are not walking ourselves, and instead, You are carrying us - we become tired. Tired of waiting, and of the dull, bleak scenery on either side. We lose faith that we will ever reach the end of this path, and become weary when we have no reason to.

And with only Your blessing, this murakh, this maha paapi, this vaddi ton vaddi manmukh has locked eyes so firmly upon the end of this path, the beautiful destination, that oh Guru Ji, oh Waheguru Ji, with your sweet blessing, she will never lose faith again.

Now this murakh knows.. no matter how many twists and turns, no matter how many rocks and thorns, no matter if there are ditches or rivers to ford.. the end of this path can be reached at any time.. the end is there.. with such beauty awaiting me..

oh Waheguru Ji.. if ever before I said I was in love, I lied.. and it may be that again someday, a week from now, eleven months, twenty seven years from now.. I will again feel this way, but no love before this love could have been pure or true or real, because only now have I met the One who loves me most.. and I'll never love anyone more than You Waheguru Ji.. I'll never love anyone more than You.

to thank You would be blasphemy.. to think there is enough in me worthy of You is sin..

i love You

You who are everything to me.. I don't know when I'll fully realize this.. but now I'll never forget

i love You

to lose faith is more wrong than anything else, because what have i to do, Lord? You are doing everything for me...

oh pyaarae preetham.. i love you, i love you, i love you...