Friday, March 28, 2008

SikhiToTheMAX 2

Vaaheguruuu ji ka khalsa, Vaheguruuu ji ki fatehh

The long await has finally come:




The file can be downloaded HERE

and for more information/troubleshooting please click HERE !

We thank the SikhiToTheMax team for doing such a priceless seva for the sangat, may guru saahib continue to give them more seva like these in the future! Please visit them at and if there are any comments or concerns please forward to them at: or

STTM2 Intro Video:



Wednesday, March 26, 2008

What did Guru Saahib do for us?


He created you out of this water. From clay, He fashioned your body. He blessed you with the light of reason and clear consciousness. In your mother's womb, He preserved you. 1 Contemplate your Savior Lord. Give up all others thoughts, O mind. 1 Pause

He gave you your mother and father; he gave you your charming children and siblings; he gave you your spouse and friends; enshrine that Lord and Master in your consciousness. 2

He gave you the invaluable air; He gave you the priceless water; He gave you burning fire; let your mind remain in the Sanctuary of that Lord and Master. 3

He gave you the thirty-six varieties of tasty foods; He gave you a place within to hold them; He gave you the earth, and things to use; enshrine in your consciousness the feet of that Lord and Master. 4

He gave you eyes to see, and ears to hear; He gave you hands to work with, and a nose and a tongue; He gave you feet to walk upon, and the crowning glory of your head; O mind, worship the Feet of that Lord and Master. 5

He transformed you from impure to pure; He installed you above the heads of all creatures; now, you may fulfill your destiny or not; Your affairs shall be resolved, O mind, meditating on God. 6

Here and there, only the One God exists. Wherever I look, there You are. My mind is reluctant to serve Him; forgetting Him, I cannot survive, even for an instant. 7

I am a sinner, without any virtue at all. I do not serve You, or do any good deeds. By great good fortune, I have found the boat the Guru. Slave Nanak has crossed over, with Him. 8 2

(from SikhiToTheMax:



Monday, March 24, 2008

Why Worry?

Atam Updesh
Compiled By

Sant Baba Isher Singh Jee (Rara Sahib Wale)

Why are you so engrossed in worries? Why are you afraid of some one? Who may kill you? The soul is immortal; it neither dies nor takes birth.

The present is here and now, the past is irrecoverable and the future will be good. Don't fret over the past and don't be worried about the future. The present is going on.

Why do you cry? What did you lose? When you were born, what did you bring along, which has been lost? What did you produce which has been perished? It is here that you gained and it is here that you lose. The man comes to; and goes from world, empty handed.

What you own today was not yours yesterday and will not be yours tomorrow. It does not and will not belong to anyone. You consider it your own and rejoice. This happiness of possession leads you to utter grief.

Yours is this world. Start from where you feel to; stay where you desire and wind up where you want to. It has no beginning and no end. You don't fear anyone, but yourself. You are the fright and also the frightened.

Change is the truth of life. What you consider as death is life in reality. In a moment a multi-millionaire is turned pauper. Give up the feeling of possession, great & the mean; differentiation of friend & foe. Then all is yours and you for everyone. Your corporeal being is a product of air, water and fire and it merges into the same leaving behind neither blood nor bones. Still yours existence remains the same. Then ponder over what you are.

Wake up! and become the eternal sons of the Almighty. You are the great and unique manifestation of Nature's power. All the divine powers are possessed by you, like a tree hidden in the seed.

In fact you don't fear anybody; you don't have any worry, suspicion, pain or grief. You are His dear ones. Surrender yourself completely to Him.

Always, remember the "Waheguru" (God) to achieve salvation. Let your life be guided by the saying "Whatever God wills, is good". Be content with the will of God. Remember Him both in pleasure & pain.



Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The State of My Nation.

The State of My Nation.

How Far Did You Take Your Amrit?

Now this is a message, to all you young and old
A story everyone knows, yet it's never been told
The state of my nation, today, is a shame
I'm here to let you know, the rules to this game
Before I begin, I'll apologize to you
You don't want to hear the truth but that's how we do.

We call ourselves children of the King of Perfection
Have you ever looked ahead, at your own reflection?
How far have you taken your Amrit, Singh?
Do you know what it means, to represent the True King?

Your blue bana blows, as you walk with a limp
Your nice kirpan and clean dastar, callin' yourself a "pimp"
You don't even know the name of Guru Nanak's Father,
You'd rather check out all the Singhnees and tell them to holler

You walk into the scene thinking you're so great,
You never do your nitnem, but hey, that can wait...
You want to make sure everyone thinks you're hot
You want to show all the sangat the respect you've got

Guru Gobind Singh, Mata Sahib Kaur, yeah they'll forgive me,
You say, oblivious, to their great Kurbani
You think it's all good if you look the part,
You yourself don't realize, you'll have to depart

Where'd your Bani go, your simran and sweetness?
Did you lose it all in the pleasures of fake, false bliss?
You dress up in Bana as if God is a game
You're getting jealous of other Singhs and you forgot The Name!!

You have rivalry with x,y, and z Singh,
There is even a girl with which you have a fling!!
Have you forgot where you're from, Sri KesGarh Sahib?
Did you forget our Shaheed's blood at Sri Amritsar Sahib?

Do you realize the great bhagti of Baba Deep Singh ji?
Of Mata Bhag Kaur, and dear Bhai Mani Singh ji?
They took their Amrit straight to Sach Khand, and proved, it's true
This Amrit can make lions, of weaklings like you

Now tell me about your Amrit, where did you take it?
You're living in a lie, but to your Guru, don't fake it
You should be seeing every girl like a sister or mother,
But you've told em "hey baby, don't call me your brother"

It's a SHAME to the name, and the fame of Sikhi,
Where'd you take your Amrit and where should you be?
You look down on people who cut their hair,
But you have no Sikhi inside, so how would you compare?

Now listen, Sikh girls, you aint any less,
Your desire's can't be hid beneath a nice Khalsa dress
Your Bana, kirpan, hair, sure, it gives you grace,
But you hide and bleach all the hair on your face...

I know it's hard, sister, to be this strong
But you have every excuse to do what's wrong
You hide under your graceful shawl and suit,
Walkin in the Gurdwara, thinkin "Hey, that Singh's cute"

What has become, of the Khalsa glory, dear Kaur
Without your Amritvela, you've just lost your core,
And even those who have Amritvela and Bana - whoa!!
Are still caught in slandering every girl they know

You should be a leader, ambassador of Truth
But you're wrapped in the false beauty of youth
You want to prove to everyone that you're better than them,
You're holding on to rocks, letting go of the gem

Forget Gurbani, and nitnem, and showerin' and prayers
We wanna get guys and girls, we wanna live like players
We look so hot in our Bana, our 9'inch Kirpans and Pughs
Forget Singh Shaheeds, our role models are Thugs

We enter the Gurdwara, and we swear and do ninda,
But we don't ever forget to wear t-shirts of Sukha & Jinda!!
Yeah, sure, parade Sant Jarnail Singh ji's face on your shirt,
Without learning his legacy, and keepin' your mind in the dirt

Why do we pretend to understand our Guru's grace?
We've taken our Amrit into the dirt, black is our face
And the saddest thing about this is it's 100% true
And unfortunately, I'm in the same spot as you.

- Anonymous

Monday, March 17, 2008

Updates --March2008--

Vaaheguruuuu ji ka khalsa, Vaheguruuu ji ki fatehhh
(Updates as of March2008)

- Detroit AKJ Raaensbayeee
- NEW Local Program Kirtans up (B. Navjot Kaurs House,
Bh. Jaspaul Singhs House. Bh. Jagdish Singhs Bday Kirtan)
- NEW Rare Kirtan Recordings
- NEW simran files
- NEW Weekend Sangat Files
- EDMONTON Local Programs
- NEW Video Files
- and MANY more added every week !

- Detroit AKJ Raaensbayeee
- Local Kirtan Programs (2008)
- UTMgivesFOOD
- and MANY more added every week !

**Some videos will be up later this week along with a few more local programs, and other smaagams !!**

(Kirtan from this weeks diwaans of Bhai Niranjan Singh jee (Jawaddi Kalan Vale)
and as well Bibi Snatam Kaur jee will be up soon!)

(updated weekly)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?

Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People
By: Teji Kaur

sometime I wonder God why did u create pain

was it all a big mistake or had you gone insane

y r some ppl tortured and oppressed

while others are elegent and well dressed

why do some die of hunger digging for scraps of food

while others dine in pleasure drinking wine n beer freshly brewed

why are some children born just to die in a war at age thirteen

while others live long in mansion with grass so fresh and green

why are some born with no love they grow up lonely depressed

while others are glorified worshipped and lovingly caressed

why do some accumulate wealth and pleasures easily with haste

while othere try n try there efforts all in waste

one can think over and over about this mess that u created

one can question question question question till the mind gets frustrated

the rich have grown into ennui so weary

the poor have grown so tired and teary

the rich are hurting God the poor are hurting God we all cry out in pain

so many search and search for hapiness their efforts all in vain

does anyone even care anymore for the hurt of anothers soul

love stands back forgotten as greed and apathy take control

fear hate and terrorism always leave us shaking

look at us God wer'e the very image of dystopia in the making

outwardly our world is filled with polloution and chaos

inwardly our souls are suffering lost in a blurry grey loss

have we even forgotten how to love with one in every two marriges ending in divorce

it scares my heart to see how people can just trample over eachother showing no remorse

it depresses me how in this day and age our children can't even play outside

do something God help us save us from this world in which we abide

even religion the one hope for humanity has turned into a mess

all religions seem to do these days is fight bellitle God and make followers feel worthless

we have become so fake putting up an outer gate a show

who we are lies lost inside us burried so long ago

we have such a thirst a longing for your love so divine

we ignore it : it never goes away though and our hearts slowly pay the fine

Lord I could not take it anymore

so I came running running a begger at your door

when i felt your love for the first time it all became so clear

only you can fill the emptyness make it disapear

many paths many religions lay down different doctorines

but I only see you in everyone and everything beholding you my burning heart always grins

you can cure the world God if only we could see

that the way to hapiness is grabbing you intuitively

you love has the power to carry the soul above all pain and pleasure

you grace is beyond all mention your bounty beyond all measure

somehow I know that if I were to lose my riches my wealth instantly overnight

but still if I have you I have everything and everything will always be alright

rags or riches Ill be rich when its you I serve

My souls will always stand steady nothing will make it swerve

I guess there is a method to your madness God make no mistake

the true treasure is reall while the rest is a joke so feelably fake

I'd rather cry with your love then laugh dryly without your grace

I dont care what pain you may make me face

whether im flying or falling running or stalling poor or well fed

In the words of Guru Gobind Singh I'd give up the conforts of thoushands of blankets

for the warmth of my beloved friend God's humble straw bed.



Wednesday, March 12, 2008


ab thab avar n maago har pehi naam nira(n)jan dheejai piaar ||
I shall never ask anything else of the Lord; please, bless me with the Love of Your Immaculate Name.

naanak chaathrik a(n)mrith jal maagai har jas dheejai kirapaa dhhaar ||8||2||
Nanak, the song-bird, begs for the Ambrosial Water; O Lord, shower Your Mercy upon him, and bless him with Your Praise. ||8||2||

- Sri Guru Granth Saahib Jee (Ang 503)

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Gurdwara Rampur Khera Saahib !!

Vaaheguruuu ji ka khalsa, Vaaheguruu ji ki fatehh

Sevadaars have gathered MANY rare files from Gurdwara Saahib Rampur Khera and will be adding up in our kirtan section. This is the same place where gursikh jeeo Baba Harnaam Singh jee did sangat. Some of you may also know that there are many smaagams that are held there every year. will be continuously updated with NEW and RARE kirtan AND katha files from gurdwara saahib.

Here is the link: Gurdwara Rampur Khera Sahib

(So far only a handful of katha files are up (which are up elsewhere as well), more rare files will be up soon. Barsi Smaagam of Baba jee from Jan2008 are now up in their full, more previous diwaans will be uploaded soon)

For more information on baba jees jeevan and more history behind Gurdwara Saahib Rampur Khera please visit:

Baba Sewa Singh jee does sangat presently at gurdwara saahib and have written many recognized books about baba jees jeevan (ie. Se khanaiya). If you would like to receive a copy please email them at:

If there are any further questions/contributions please email us at !!


Updates !!

Vaaheguruuu ji ka khalsa, Vaheguruu ji ki fatehhh

Some Kirtan section updates !!

- Scarborough Raag Kirtan Darbar is now up (February)
- Two local kirtans are now up (Toronto - B. Navjot Kaurs House and Bh. Jaspaul Singhs House)
- New Folder and Kirtan - Edmonton Local Programs
- New Simran Files - From Tuesday Dixie Simran
- Dallas Sadh Sangat Smaagam
- New Gurdwara Rampur Khera Saahib Kirtan/Katha !!

and more to come soon !! Updated weekly !!


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Always a winner – that’s Darsh Singh !!

Always a winner – that’s Darsh Singh
By Justin Parker

Anyone who has been to Trinity’s men’s basketball games during the past four years has probably heard fans chanting for Coach Pat Cunningham to put fan favorite Darsh Singh in the game. This season, fans haven’t had to chant for Darsh – the team co-captain has appeared in every game, and every time he plays, he makes a statement.

As a follower of the Sikh religion, Darsh speaks volumes by wearing a turban and allowing his beard to grow. In fact, it’s believed that he is the only turbaned Sikh to play in an NCAA basketball game. The Sikh faith, which is around 500 years old, has more than 23 million followers, but it remains a mystery to some Westerners.

Darsh’s appearance can sometimes bring out the worst in people. At a young age, he was forced to come to terms with the fact that his appearance made some people suspect him of being involved in terrorism. But Darsh doesn’t let it get to him. He says those very prejudices helped to solidify his faith and make him the person he is today. His statement involves one of his firmest beliefs: “If you don’t believe in what you’re doing, don’t do it.”

Darsh also involves himself in numerous groups and organizations. He is not only a basketball player for the Tigers, but he is also a resident mentor and an active member of TUVAC. He serves on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, is a part of Students Taking Action Now: Darfur and Save Darfur, and he is president of the Students Creating Awareness of the Sikh Faith. He has volunteered in various Sikh organizations in Chicago, Maryland, and Washington D.C., and is a repeat guest lecturer at a leadership development program. Darsh also was recently selected as a Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges recipient.

He is an engineering science major who is affiliated with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and who has been on the SCAC Honor Roll (minimum qualification of 3.20 GPA) for three of his four years at Trinity. Following graduation, he plans to work while he pursues his professional engineering license and then go on to get his MBA. Darsh is minoring in mathematics to prepare him for a position involving investing and budget planning, among other things.

For now, he is enjoying his time as a Trinity student. Darsh is always eager to share his beliefs with those willing to listen, and he credits the Trinity community’s support and encouragement for enhancing his college experience. He no longer notices when fans of other teams point to his “different” look. He’s too busy trying to help his team win basketball games.


Sunday, March 2, 2008

Awakening to Leadership

Vaheguruu ji ka khalsa, Vaheguruu ji ki fatehhh

In the video SSS Harbhajan Singh Khalsa (Yogi Bhajan) starts by talking about just "being" a Sikh verses experiencing and living as a Sikh (He related this in the terms he called "Concept" and "Conception"). He then talks about how Sikhs have been betrayed by the so called "Sikh Leadership" and how youth should not rely on them and BECOME the leaders themselves. He shares inspiring experiences from his youth before the partition of India when he was part of creating the All India Sikh Student Federation. He explains how the youth worked together and formed a powerful force with Sikhi as a base and through trust, honesty, equality. He shares the ingredients of what made this work and how youth of today can do this as well.