Sunday, May 06, 2007

"Sikh Women's Day"

I find it disturbing that we have to set aside a special day to celebrate Sikh women.


Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Read a Random Shabad

This Shabad is by Guru Raam Daas Ji in Raag Gauree on Ang 306

ਮਃ 4 ॥
ma 4
Fourth Mehla:

ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਜਿਸ ਕਾ ਨੰਗਾ ਭੁਖਾ ਹੋਵੈ ਤਿਸ ਦਾ ਨਫਰੁ ਕਿਥਹੁ ਰਜਿ ਖਾਏ ॥
saahib jis kaa na(n)gaa bhukhaa hovai this dhaa nafar kithhahu raj khaaeae
One who has a poor beggar for a master - how can he be well-fed?

ਜਿ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਕੈ ਘਰਿ ਵਥੁ ਹੋਵੈ ਸੁ ਨਫਰੈ ਹਥਿ ਆਵੈ ਅਣਹੋਦੀ ਕਿਥਹੁ ਪਾਏ ॥
j saahib kai ghar vathh hovai s nafarai hathh aavai anehodhee kithhahu paaeae
If there is something in his master's house, he can get it; but how can he get what is not there?

ਜਿਸ ਦੀ ਸੇਵਾ ਕੀਤੀ ਫਿਰਿ ਲੇਖਾ ਮੰਗੀਐ ਸਾ ਸੇਵਾ ਅਉਖੀ ਹੋਈ ॥
jis dhee saevaa keethee fir laekhaa ma(n)geeai saa saevaa aoukhee hoee
Serving him, who will be called to answer for his account? That service is painful and useless.

ਨਾਨਕ ਸੇਵਾ ਕਰਹੁ ਹਰਿ ਗੁਰ ਸਫਲ ਦਰਸਨ ਕੀ ਫਿਰਿ ਲੇਖਾ ਮੰਗੈ ਨ ਕੋਈ ॥2॥
naanak saevaa karahu har gur safal dharasan kee fir laekhaa ma(n)gai n koee 2
O Nanak, serve the Guru, the Lord Incarnate; the Blessed Vision of His Darshan is profitable, and in the end, you shall not be called to account. 2