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Top: The Harimandir Sahib, Golden Temple, of Sikh Dharma
Bottom: Granthi (Sevadar) reads from the Guru during an Akandh Paath

An Akandh Paath is the recitation of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, all 1430 pages, start to
finish, by a group of readers, which usually takes about 72 hours. Reciting these words is a
formula for experiencing one's own divinity, inspiring and uplifting for all those involved. It
is done in original Gurmukhi, English, or a transliteration.
Note: Guru Gaddi Day celebrates
the occasion of Guru Gobind Singh declaring in 1708 that going forward, the Siri Guru
Granth Sahib would forever be the Living Guru of the Sikhs.
Today's Hukamnama.

Mul Mantra, the opening words of the Guru ...

THE PHYSIOLOGY OF THE WORD

The Siri Singh Sahib taught about the unique classes of languages. He
called them phonetic languages where the sounds of the syllables impart
meaning by the way they resonate with the archetypal human psyche. He
described Gurmukhi, Sanskrit and French as three such languages. In the
16th century, the second Sikh guru, Guru Angad, created the Gurmukhi
alphabet to phonetically represent many, if not all, languages.

"Guru Angad, the second Sikh Master, invented the Gurmukhi script. Guru Nanak named Guru Angad to succeed him as the Guru for the Sikhs in 1539. Gurmukhi means "from the mouth of the Guru." The Gurmukhi script accomplished something very special. It allowed people to be able to read and pronounce the songs written by Guru Nanak. Up until that point in history, the dialect spoken by Guru Nanak and his contemporaries had no written equivalent. Written languages were reserved for the powerful, the wealthy, and the high-castes. There was no writing or reading based on the common language. (See Siri Guru Granth Sahib transliterated.)

THE GURMUKHI ALPHABET

"The meaning of the Word-Sound is not what is important.
It is the effect of the Word-Sound that matters." -- Hari Singh Khalsa

Gurmukhi was developed to be a very precise phonetic language. By learning to pronounce Gurmukhi, people could not only learn to read and pronounce the songs written by Guru Nanak, they could also learn how to pronounce the songs that Guru Nanak had preserved during his life from other masters and sages, even if those songs were in a completely different language. The purpose of Gurmukhi was not to simply represent the common language of the time, but to allow people to read and sing sacred songs in other languages as well.

Why did this phonetic language develop? And what does it have to do with the Shabad Guru – the Guiding Sound of Wisdom?

Being awakened or enlightened is not simply a mental state. It is a physiological state as well. How we breathe, how the glands secrete, how the nervous system is operating—all of this changes based on what we speak, what we hear, and what we perceive. When Guru Nanak sang his songs, the words he brought forth had a two-fold effect. On the level of language, they imparted a certain philosophical meaning of how to see the world. But in the science of Naad (sound), the songs have the ability to change the physiology of a person and bring them to a more heightened state of consciousness.

IMPORTANT: The invention of Gurmukhi was key to opening the doors of the Shabad Guru to all people. Through learning this very simple, precise method of pronunciation, and by repeating the words of the sages, you begin to induce in yourself the same state of consciousness that they were in when they sang the songs. It begins to create the same changes in the physiology. It opens the door to higher awareness. And all that is required is your breath and voice imitating and repeating those sounds.

This is the essence of the Shabad Guru. It is between you and you. There is no one else involved. It only requires your breath reciting this sacred poetry. By this practice, there is a process you undergo within your own ego and identity to transform your awareness to live at these heights." -- Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa


See Understanding Shabad Guru. See Transformational Mantra for Planet Earth. See The Sacred Songs of the Sikhs. Also see Sat Nam Means. And to learn more about the Effects of Reciting Banis, which are recited regularly by the Sikhs, click here.

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ARDAS

An Invocation


Sikhi Sangat reciting Ardas

Ek (Ik) Ong Kar, Whaheguru ji ki fateh. Siri Bhagauti ji sahae. Var Siri Bhagauti ji ki
patshahi dasmeh. Pritum Bhagaute simar kai, Guru Nanak lain dhiae. Phir Angad,
Guru te Amar Das, Ram Dasai hoin sahae. Arjun Hargobind no, simrau Siri Har Rae.
Siri Harkrishan diaiai, jis dithe sabh dukh jae. Guru Teg Bahadar simriai, ghar nau nidh
avai dhae. Sabh thain hoe sahae. Dasvan Patshah, Siri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib ji,
Maharaj, sabh thain hoe sahae. Dasan Patshah di jot, Siri Guru Granth Sahib
Ji de path didar da dhian dhar ke bolo ji...Sat Nam!...Siri Whahe Guru!

Translation

One Creator of Creation -- all victory is His. May God's Sword be our protection.
After first worshipping the Adi Shakti, the Primal Power, meditate on Guru Nanak.
Then Angad, Guru Amar Das, and Ram Das, may they grant us their protection.
Meditate on Guru Arjun, Hargobind, and Siri Har Rae. Meditate on Siri Harkrishan,
upon seeing whom all sufferings shall depart. Meditate on Guru Teg Bahadur,
and the nine treasures shall come to you. Supreme is Guru Gobind Singh,
protector of the Faith, Master of the unity, may he protect us everywhere.
The Light of the ten gurus, the living Guru, Word of God, and Truth of truths,
the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, by meditating on it Words, all sufferings vanish.
Meditate O pure ones and utter...Sat Nam!...Siri Whahe Guru!

More about Ardas by Valarie Kaur

The Siri Guru Granth Sahib

Guru of Sikh Dharma

"Tohi mohi, mohi tohi."
You are me, I am you.
Siri Guru Granth Sahib ji.

"God is nothing but your own inner consciousness.
Now I will agree with you that you cannot always
feel this God, but that is because you think that you
are separate from God. We call it Maya. Maya is the
illusion of separateness: it is the quicksand of this life.
Sometimes we sink into this quicksand and then we
need a hook; we need some guidance to help us pull
ourselves out so that we can continue our journey.
The hook that we use to do this is called the Guru."
Life According To Yogi Bhajan.com.

"One Hukam* per day prevents Truth decay."

"A Sikh's purpose is the celebration of Naam (the Word)."

Sikh Dharma was founded by Guru Nanak Dev in the Punjab area of Northwestern India, now Pakistan, in the 15th Century. The Sikhs that live there speak the Punjabi language. The word “guru” means one who can take you from darkness to light and guides you on the right path. After his death a series of nine Gurus led the Sikh Panth, i.e., the Sikh community, until 1708 CE.* At this time this function passed to the Panth and the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, which is the 11th and remaining Guru.

The Siri Guru Granth Sahib is composed and compiled by the Sikh Gurus themselves. Therefore, it is original and authentic.

The Siri Guru Granth Sahib contains hymns from a variety of saints, scholars and poets from different religions and social classes. See Siri Guru Granth Sahib transliterated. See The Hymns of Guru Ram Das. See The Hymns of Guru Gobind Singh. See Sikh Songs.

All the Hymns (Gurbani) are written in a poetic form with specified musical Raags (a total of 31). Singing these poetic Hymns with musical notes calms and soothes the mind. See A 'Sound' Spiritual Experience. See The Science of Mantra.

The Siri Guru Granth Sahib does not contain any autobiography of any of the Gurus, or Sikh history. It contains Hymns, i.e., Psalms, which direct one to lead a truthful and spiritual life, a message for the whole of humanity.

The Siri Guru Granth Sahib is written in Gurmukhi script, the actual contemporary language of the Gurus. See WhaHe Guru.

*Hukam: Random reading from the Guru, the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. This Guru, in book form, contains psalm-like songs authored by the Sikh Gurus, and other Sikh, Hindu and Muslim saints -- thirty-six authors in all, while they were in God consciousness. These speak of everyday situations and worldly activities, emotions and attachments, and the options or means we have to transmute emotion into devotion and become attached to the Divine. Siri Guru Granth Sahib begins with Japji Sahib, which begins with EK -- Oneness, which expresses the entire meaning of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib -- to be at ONE with the Divine. Before "taking a Hukam" it is customary to recite "Ardas," an invocation that calls on the Primal Power, and the eleven Sikh Gurus, including Siri Guru Granth Sahib. See Siri Guru Granth Sahib transliterated.

Gurdwara Security and Safety


Act without fear
Act without anger
Act to defend the weak
Act to protect the innocent
The essence of security efforts.


"It is a Sikh's sacred duty, without fear or anger, to defend the
weak and protect the innocent." SantSipahiAdvisoryTeam.com

"Forgiveness doesn't mean you forget what happened...
If something is serious and it is necessary to take counter-
measures, you have to take counter-measures." Dalai Lama

"Don't secure me, secure my environments." Siri Singh Sahib

"Circumstances cannot be allowed to preclude the implementation
of adequate safety and security measures." Interior-Guard.com

Why do we need to secure environments? See The 12 Signs of Kali Yuga.

SECURITY AND SAFETY GUIDELINES
Compiled by Sant Sipahi Advisory Team

GENERAL PROTOCOLS
FOR GURDWARA SEVADARS

Monitor all activities occurring in the presence of Guru Granth Sahib as well as any other activities in order to maintain a safe, hazard-free environment, and a peaceful, respectful Gurdwara decorum.

Assist Sangat members in the performance of their worship and other activities, especially to include the arrival and departure of families with young children, giving aid and comfort to the elderly and the infirm, and greeting visitors.

Take direct Protective and/or Defensive action in the event of emergency circumstances such as fire and emergency medical response, disruptive or disorderly activity, or any act of aggression occurring within or around the Gurdwara or amongst Sangat members, and ensure security of building perimeter (doors and windows) while maintaining appropriate access for Sangat members and guests.

Gather and disseminate intelligence data, and subsequently alert Sangat members, and appropriate local authorities to the existence of issues or circumstances involving imminent or potential risk to the security of the Guru, Sangat members, or Gurdwara property.

Interface with and assist Local Fire and Medical Emergency or Law Enforcement Response Team members in order to maintain appropriate and respectful decorum in any emergency conditions occurring in the presence of Guru Granth Sahib or upon the Gurdwara property, circumstances permitting.

NOTE: General Protocols For Gurdwara Sevadars are intended to be general in nature as opposed to specific since these apply to the commonalities of all Gurdwaras.

Special Operating Protocols or SOPs should be formulated and implemented by respective Sangat leaders after consultation with local First Responders, i.e., Fire, Medical Emergency, Law Enforcement or other agencies. These Special Operating Protocols then will reflect conditions peculiar to local circumstances, which may vary according to any unique layout, structural, or geographical, economic, or technical requirements.

In addition, each community should contact their local First Responders, especially Fire Prevention and Law Enforcement Agencies, for a comprehensive risk assessment survey of Gurdwara property, and management policies and procedures to include a comprehensive Safety and Security Audit. Audits may possibly be provided free of charge, and should include procedures related to the following issues:

a) Fire Prevention and Emergency Evacuation
b) Medical Emergency Response and First-aid Training
c) Active Shooter Response and Defender Training
d) Safe Room Implementation
e) 'Refuse To Be a Victim' Training

For assistance, call 800-528-0413 Ext. 354 Eastern, or click here. For security skills training, see RamDhanSingh.com.

Security does not happen by accident!

Security is those actions or systems, which prevent or minimize
the occurrence of adverse events within specific environments.
The most effective security is preventative as well as proactive,
and serves to minimize any risk to life, property or environments.

American Sikhs are free to pursue happiness,
but there's no guarantee we will achieve it.

SPECIAL NOTE: American Sikhs are free to pursue happiness, but there's no guarantee we will achieve it. We can view the subject of Security as an unpleasant, even terrifying concept, or as a fearless, even exhilarating exercise in courage. We can choose to be passive, wimpy victims, or proactive, fearless survivors. To those members of the Sadh Sangat who choose to remain in denial with regard to matters of Security and Safety, who either claim that Gurdwara Security is unnecessary, or who dismiss any thought of improving Gurdwara Security, I suggest that you not only recall the tragic events of the August 5, 2012 Gurdwara assault in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, the Sandy Hook Elementary School killings in Newtown, Connecticut, December 14, 2012, and the U.S. Navy Yard massacre of September 16, 2013, but that you recall the days of Operation Blue Star, the tragic assault on the Guru in Amritsar, India, June 1-6, 1984, a week which will live in infamy... the event that involved the desecration of the Golden Temple, and the destruction of the Akal Takht. (See video.) Going back much farther, remember Aurangzeb?


Beadbi of Siri Guru Granth Sahib

Keep in mind also that the Siri Singh Sahib of Sikh Dharma established a policy whereby a Security and Safety Sevadar is posted at the door of the House of Guru Ram Das Gurdwara in Los Angeles, California, even to this day. His vision being that Gurdwara Security and Safety is not about acting out of fear or anger, it is about selflessly serving the Guru and the Sangat while fearlessly defending the weak and protecting the innocent for which Sikhs have a sacred duty. See Our Youth Deserves Leadership Training.

See Refuse To Be A Victim Course. See World's Worst Mass Shootings. See How To Build A Team at 1Plus1Equals11.com. See Women: Wimps or Warriors?. See Are You Among The 'Unchurched'? See The 12 Signs of Kali Yuga.

SANT SIPAHI - SAINT SOLDIER
JAPJI SAHIB - 37TH PAURI

Karam khand ki bani jor. Tithai hor na koi hor.
In the realm of Karam, the Word is Power.
No one else dwells there,

Tithai jodh maha-bal sur. Tin meh ram rahia bharpur.

Except the Warriors of great power, the Spiritual Heroes.
They are totally fulfilled, imbued with the Lord's Essence.

Tithai sito sita mehma mahi. Ta ke rup na kathne jahi.

Myriads of Sitas are there, cool and calm in their
majestic glory. Their beauty cannot be described.

Na ohi marahi na thage jahi. Jin kai Ram vasai man mahi.

Neither death nor deception comes to those
within whose minds the Lord abides.

Tithai bhagat vasahi ke loa. Karahi anand sacha mani soe.

The Devotees of many worlds dwell there. They celebrate;
their minds are imbued with the True Lord...

PSALM 82:3-4

"Human is a blend of Saint and Soldier (Sant Sipahi); this is a complete person.
If you are not a soldier your sainthood will be kicked around. If you are only
a soldier, not a saint, you will start kicking others around." -- Yogi Bhajan

"I can think of a number of fanatical, over-zealous religious groups who
would do us all well to take Yogi Bhajan's advice." -- Hari Singh Khalsa

Sat Nam. The Siri Singh Sahib was asked to express his priorities for a community gathering in the early ‘70s. His reply, “Security, Security, Security.” I share his vision. I have the concern that with the passage of time, nay, even as we speak, the memory of the Oak Creek massacre will fade away just as the memory of the infamous 1984 Operation Blue Star attack on the Sikhs in India seems to have disappeared from our recollection. Many Sikhs simply tag these events as the will of God and Guru, which is true, but we cannot stop there. There is a deeper message, a challenge, that has apparently gone unnoticed, i.e., our sacred duty to fearlessly "defend the weak and protect the innocent," just as Guru Gobind Singh taught us. So, I am requesting that the Sikh ministers act to meet our present day challenges. Not out of a sense of fear or apprehension, but with the same courage and fearlessness as did Guru Gobind Singh and our beloved Siri Singh Sahib. I urge my fellow ministers to answer this call by purchasing the Active Shooter Survival Training DVD shown below, and sharing it with their respective sangats. See Jai Jagdeesh Kaur's Ad Guray Nameh.

Humbly,

Mukhia Singh Sahib Hari Singh Bird Khalsa --

ACTIVE SHOOTER SURVIVAL TRAINING

Be prepared!

LAST RESORT
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AVOID BECOMING A HELPLESS VICTIM
GET THIS SURVIVAL TRAINING DVD

Active Shooter Survival DVD is
a reality-based training production.
Training covers the following topics.

Planning for Survival
Stopping the Shooter
Escaping the Violence
Hiding from the Shooter
Preventing Violent Intrusions
Collective Survival Strategies
Disrupting the Shooter’s Intentions

Training includes a step-by-step how-to, such as:

Protecting you from extreme violence
Responding to an active shooter
Managing workplace violence
Improving Gurdwara security
Becoming better prepared
Saving innocent lives
Surviving terrorism

Who is responsible for your security?
YOU ARE!

Most people are reactive when it comes to their safety and well-being.
Most people respond only after threats have materialized and the problem is acute.
This approach brings little solace to the victims and is dangerous.
The most effective security is preventative as well as proactive.
The radicalization of fringe elements in society is increasing.
The targeting of minorities is nothing new and will continue.
Community preparedness is a must; its absence is a liability. --
Alon Stivi, CEO, Direct Measures International

"Your value is not in how many experiences you have had.
It is in your stability -- in how much sacrifice you can do.
Your value is in how effectively and how consistently you can
live for others. Your value is in how you can take command of
yourself and others in any situation. Your value is in your capability
of firmly planting yourself in the neutrality of your higher consciousness
and standing as a pillar of strength, turning every negative to a positive.
Your value is how quickly you are there when the call comes." -- Yogi Bhajan

"Security consciousness is a state of being whereby we live in service
to humanity, inspiring and assisting others to do the same. And while
it is our sacred purpose to celebrate Naam and live as saints, it is our
sacred duty to defend the weak and protect the innocent." -- Hari Singh

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TAKE A SELF-ASSESSMENT SURVEY

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THE SIKH WARRIOR'S ANTHEM

TO SERVE IS TO SUCCEED

IT'S YOUR CHOICE
HOW SECURE IS YOUR ENVIRONMENT?

WILL YOU BE THERE WHEN THE CALL COMES?

Q: DOES YOUR SANGAT OR GURDWARA NEED MORE SECURITY?
CONTACT YOUR POLICE DEPARTMENT TO GET A SECURITY AUDIT.

Q: DOES YOUR SANGAT HAVE A GURDWARA SECURITY COMPONENT?

IF NO, YOU CAN GET HELP ORGANIZING A SECURITY MISSAL HERE.

IF YOUR SANGAT AND GURDWARA SECURITY IS ADEQUATE,
SHARE YOUR STORY HERE OR CALL 800-528-0413 EXT 354 EASTERN.

ALL RESPONSES ARE CONFIDENTIAL

A POST 9-11 HISTORY OF DISCRIMINATION

It remains true today, in the ancient tradition of ignorance,
that people of faith and otherwise good sense hasten
to ostracize and demonize any person or group
whose beliefs and customs are unlike their own.


Vandalism at the Sikh Gurdwara in Fresno, California
Photo courtesy of Christian Parley, The Fresno Bee.

Immediately after September 11, 2001, an epidemic of hate crimes against minorities swept the United States and other countries. The wave of hate crimes and hate violence affected Muslims especially, and anyone perceived to be a Muslim, e.g., Sikhs, Arabs, South Asians, Latinos, and other brown-skinned people. Incidents occurred in every part of the public sphere: houses, roadways, workplaces, airports, school grounds, and street corners, as well as churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and gurdwaras in nearly every major city in the United States. In targeted communities, places of worship have been burned, homes vandalized, families threatened, jobs denied, children bullied, women harassed, men and women beaten and murdered.


RECENT VIOLENT ACTS AGAINST RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES

SIX SIKHS SLAIN
Sunday, August 5, 2012


Sikhs murdered at their Gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
Top left to right, Satwant Singh, Sita Singh, and Paramjit Kaur,
Bottom left to right, Ranjit Singh, Prakash Singh, and Suveg Singh.


Sikh community members in the wake of the Oak Creek murders.

ANOTHER SIKH SLAIN
Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Dalbir Singh of Oak Creek, Wisconsin, murdered in his store.

TEENAGE MUSLIM GIRL WOUNDED
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Before Assault

After Assault


Malala Yousuf Zai, a 14 year old girl, was seriously wounded by
religious fanatics for speaking out for peace and human rights. More.

Hate Groups Numbers In U.S. Are Growing


See Hate Groups Map Here

Open Letter To The Saadh Sangat of Sikh Dharma


Mukhia Singh Sahib
Hari Singh Bird Khalsa

Security does not happen by accident!

Security is those actions or systems, which prevent or minimize
the occurrence of adverse events within specific environments.
The most effective security is preventative as well as proactive,
and serves to minimize any risk to life, property or environments.

Sat Nam, Brothers and Sisters! I am a former U.S. Marine and someone who has been involved with Gurdwara and Solstice security for decades. I would like to address what I see as a general absence of security/soldier consciousness within Sikh communities by quoting the Siri Singh Sahib, who said: “Human is a blend of Saint and Soldier; this is a complete person. If you are not a Soldier your sainthood will be kicked around. If you are only a Soldier, not a Saint, you will start kicking others around.”

The Siri Singh Sahib was once asked to express his priorities at a 3HO Solstice Sadhana gathering in the early ‘70s. His reply was, “Security, Security, Security.” And since the establishment of the Guru Ram Das Ashram in Los Angeles, and until this very day, a sevadar is posted at the door of the gurdwara as ordered by the Siri Singh Sahib. Security has been a priority consideration since the earliest days of 3HO/Sikh Dharma.

While recently speaking with a sangat member regarding the subject of Gurdwara Security and Safety, she mentioned how she thought she would engage an active-shooter incident within her community. She said her first instinct would be to physically cover any potential victims with her body as a shield. I advised her that this would be exactly the wrong action to take. I suggested that she think about the instructions given by airline attendants concerning an in-flight emergency. Passengers are advised to take self-saving actions first by utilizing their oxygen mask on themselves before attempting to assist anybody else.

It may seem counter-intuitive, but self-preservation must be the first response in order for other potential victims to be protected and defended. Contrary to the unfortunate outcomes of numerous recent horrific events, an active-shooter event is not a situation where potential victims are without recourse. This is addressed in numerous, simple, and surprising ways in a survival training video called Survival Edge: Active Shooter Survival, available at ACTCert.com (ACT stands for Attack Countermeasures Training), which I urge all communities to acquire and view. This DVD provides a reality-based, step-by-step training program that covers how to protect you and others from extreme violence, including responding to an active shooter, managing workplace violence, improving Gurdwara security and safety, becoming better prepared, saving innocent lives and surviving terrorism.

Though the outcome of the shooting event in Oak Creek, Wisconsin in 2012 was horrific, those murders might have been preventable to a significant extent. There are specific actions (some even at the time of the attack) that could have possibly mitigated the outcome.

Since the incident, many Sikhs have opined that as unfortunate as it was, it was the will of God and Guru. This is true. But I opine that the event did not just happen in order to happen. It happened with a clear and challenging message to the Sadh Sangat: as Sikhs of Guru Gobind Singh, it is our sacred duty to defend the weak and protect the innocent.

My question is, what are we collectively doing to meet this challenge? What are we doing in the way of securing our communities, whereby we honor our sacred duty?

My concern is that with the passage of time, the memory of the Oak Creek massacre and other tragedies will fade away. I strongly encourage all members of the Sikh community – and especially Sikh Dharma Ministers – to act now to meet this ever-present challenge – not out of a sense of reactionary fear, but with the same attention and fearless dedication as our beloved Siri Singh Sahib.

As a member of the 3HO Solstice Security and Safety advisory team, I am working to help develop programs and awareness, and I am happy to receive communication from sangat members.

My web site at www.GurdwaraSecurity.com provides resources, tips, and thoughts about this important topic.

Humbly,

Mukhia Singh Sahib Hari Singh Bird Khalsa --

Open Letter To The First Teachers of Sikh Dharma



Sat Nam, Khalsa ji! In the wake of the attention now being given for and against gun ownership, I have frequently recalled a scene from many years ago with a wince, even a shudder on one hand, and a smile with a head-shake on the other.

Women: Wimps or Warriors?

I was in a mixed group discussing security and gun safety training in which a young woman reluctantly picked up a handgun between her thumb and forefinger as if picking up a dead mouse. The scene stuck with me ever since. And all the recent talk about guns and violence has especially caused me to recall that silly albeit sad scenario. Silly because it looked so comical, sad because it is indicative of where I see the mind set of many women, today.

If a woman is attacked by a gun-toting assailant, her chance
of survival diminishes greatly if she has no training in
survival skills, e.g., martial arts and firearms training.

    
Wimps

    
Warriors


Saint Mai Bhago Kaur Soldier

Regardless of where you stand on gun control, knowledge of firearms equates with strength, ignorance of firearms equates with weakness.

OUR YOUTH DESERVE LEADERSHIP TRAINING
New Mexico Military Institute can provide this.
A two-year leadership program is available.

Those who shall not learn to obey shall never be
in a position to command. --
Siri Singh Sahib

A woman who is not a leader is a miserable person… A leader has three things.
First thing, leader has to sacrifice; second thing, leader has to stand alone; and
third, leader has to lead. And leader has to lead by example, by action and by word.
A leader is one who can stand on the top of the ladder and can stay balanced and
alone. So basically, if you do not want to be the leaders, and you do not want to
lead the home, lead the family, lead your environments, with grace, with courage
and with intelligence, you will have nothing in your life...
-- Siri Singh Sahib

Create dependable children, not dependent children. Give your children
the basic values to face their own tomorrows, not be blinded by yours. Make
them proper personalities, not helpless puppets. Position them for success; do
not paralyze them with the commotion of your emotions. --
Siri Singh Sahib

The basic aspect of you as woman is not in your sensuality and in your dramas.
You are not only the givers of life, you are the manufacturers of character. Whatever
character you will give to your children, that shall be their future. --
Siri Singh Sahib

Your reliability will give people the courage to trust you.
Their trust will give you the power to carry a situation. A leader
carries and serves people. Learn to lead as a ‘seva’ (to sacrifice your
time and resources for the benefit of others without wanting anything in
return); people will love you, and you will continue to expand. --
Siri Singh Sahib

Children are born with intrinsic leadership traits, which prepare them for life.
These must translate positively into the lives they lead as citizens of the world.
These are: Service, Justice, Courage, Compassion, Decisiveness, Reliability,
Integrity, Initiative, Knowledge, Loyalty, Enthusiasm, Endurance. --
Hari Singh Khalsa

Sat Nam, Khalsa ji! I am a passionate proponent of more balance between our claims to accept and understand the concept of Saint-Soldier, and actually living our lives as authentic Sant-Sipahi. To this end I strongly urge Khalsa parents, especially our women, the first teachers of our children, to consider the following points.

WOMEN are

The First Teachers

.) I urge you to consider enrolling our children at the New Mexico Military Institute, located in Roswell, New Mexico. My kids graduated high school with honors at NMMI in the early '80s, the first children of Sikh Dharma to attend a military school in America. The Siri Singh Sahib expressed pleasure upon observing cadet training when he visited NMMI in 1983. He advised us then that he would have enrolled his own children at NMMI if he had known of its existence. Another group of children who attended school in India later attended NMMI in the early '90s.


Sikh minister, M.S.S. Hari Singh Bird, addresses Sikh cadets in front of the NMMI chapel, 1992.

New Mexico Military Institute offers an outstanding two year college option for your sons and daughters after they complete their time at Miri Piri Academy. For those families for which MPA is not an option, NMMI has an excellent four year high school college prep program in addition to their two year college program. New Mexico Military Institute has been ranked No. 5 on a list of the nation’s top 50 community colleges by an independent organization, i.e., TheBestSchools.org, which has described the Roswell, New Mexico school as the “only state-supported, coeducational, military boarding school in the United States.” The school offers college prep, a four-year high school and a two-year junior college. See NMMI Strategic Measures Statistics.

Each of the former Sikhi students/graduates of NMMI provide a testament to the advantages of attending NMMI, which include a rigorous and challenging lifestyle, camaraderie and fellowship, and outstanding leadership training especially, along with NMMI's excellent scholastic program. This experience prepared them for additional university training, and exciting careers all over the world. NMMI is the only American prep school I know that has a history of accommodating the Sikhi lifestyle, i.e., sadhana, kesh, turban, sipahi training, and vegetarian diet. And it is an excellent environment for Sikhi youth to learn leadership and soldiering skills for which the Siri Singh Sahib was a passionate proponent.

The NMMI program offers MPA students and other Sikh youth a unique and reasonably cost-effective opportunity to transition from the Indian program into the American experience as a unit, and the obvious advantage of continued bonding with their peers. See NMMI Admissions, or click admissions@nmmi.edu, or call 800-421-5376.

.) I urge you to support a resurgence of the Women's Close Order Drill Team, about which the Siri Singh Sahib frequently commented, "If you cannot walk together, you cannot work together." He initiated this training back in the late '70s at Khalsa Women's Training Camp in addition to the Women's Select Rifle Drill Team and Firearms Training.

.) I urge you to reflect on the Siri Singh Sahib's words, "Human is a blend of Saint and Soldier (Sant Sipahi); this is a complete person. If you are not a Soldier your sainthood will be kicked around. If you are only a Soldier, not a Saint, you will start kicking others around."

Again, our youth deserve leadership training going forward. I know of no readily available source of formal leadership training available to our Sikh youth other than the New Mexico Military Institute.

Your thoughts?

Humbly,

Mukhia Singh Sahib Hari Singh Bird Khalsa --

See What Is Close Order Drill? See Women Warriors. See Flash-Bang For Women Only.
See Refuse To Be A Victim Seminar. See Jai Jagdeesh Kaur's Ad Guray Nameh.

To: M.S.S. Hari Singh Bird Khalsa
Sent: Thu, Aug 1, 2013 12:24 pm

Sat Nam Hari Singh,

Hope you and your family are keeping well.

As you must have heard, another Gurdwara in California got vandalized recently. Please let me know your comments on security measures we can suggest to various Gurdwaras that they can take to prevent these incidents. Also, what do you think the local, state and federal government can do to protect our Gurdwaras.

Blessings.

Bhai Sahib ____________________ --


Sat Nam, Bhai Sahib ji!

Thank you for your inquiry!

I am truly saddened to hear of the recent Gurdwara vandalism.

Regarding your request for my thoughts about local Gurdwara actions, I suggest that immediate consideration be given to adopting and distributing the General Protocols listed at GurdwaraSecurity.com.

These should be supplemented with any appropriate Special Operating Protocols unique to a respective Gurdwara.

   

In addition, I suggest that Sangat leaders make contact with local law enforcement, medical emergency and other first responders, ASAP, for the purpose of initiating a security and safety assessment audit in order to determine the actual security status of the Gurdwara environment plus the adjacent property and neighborhood, followed by the implementation of any appropriate recommendations. Communications with key people within these same agencies should remain well established and maintained, as well. (Note: It may be helpful to direct local agencies to this site, WhoAreTheSikhs.com, for historical reference, especially regarding the Oak Creek tragedy.)

Further, I suggest that Sangat leaders immediately execute actions that secure Gurdwara environments, e.g., employ an on-site uniformed, and armed law enforcement officer along with an on-site marked vehicle presence during high visibility Sunday activities, especially. This action will provide the Sangat with a) an on-site, professionally trained agent with arrest powers, and b) legal cover in the event of potential liability issues.

With respect to vandalism concerns, I suggest that security video cameras be deployed at key points around the Gurdwara perimeters as well as inside the Gurdwara. This will also provide a means by which safety issues such as fire and-or hazardous and emergency medical events can be monitored. The security audit will more than likely cover this issue.

A final thought, although this may not be practical for obvious reasons, remember that the Siri Singh Sahib directed that a Sevadar be stationed full-time at the entrance of House of Guru Ram Das Gurdwara, Los Angeles. To my knowledge, this remains the case to this day. See Interior-Guard.com.

Be well.

Humbly,

M.S.S. Hari Singh Bird Khalsa --

"Forgiveness doesn't mean you forget what happened...
If something is serious and it is necessary to take counter-
measures, you have to take counter-measures." Dalai Lama

"Don't secure me, secure my environments." Siri Singh Sahib

Why do we need to secure environments? See The 12 Signs of Kali Yuga.

Human is a blend of Saint and Soldier; this is a complete person. If you are not a Soldier your sainthood will be kicked around. If you are only a Soldier, not a Saint, you will start kicking others around. -- Siri Singh Sahib of Sikh Dharma

See Women Warriors. See Jai Jagdeesh Kaur's Ad Guray Nameh.
See Refuse To Be A Victim Seminar.
See Amazon Women.
See Memories of Khalsa Women's Rifle Drill Team.
See How The Marines Transform Me Into We.

POINTS TO PONDER

If you cannot walk together, you
cannot work together.
Yogi Bhajan

Those who shall not learn to obey shall never
be in a position to command.
Yogi Bhajan

The synergistic equation is 1 plus 1 equals 11.
When this synergistic equation is applied, the 'me' perspective
morphs into the universal 'we' perspective. The result is each action is
accomplished exponentially for the common good.
1Plus1Equals11.com

FACTOID

"All security is local.
Homeland security begins with hometown security."

The Sikhs

"... We gladly accept all, and we will exclude none, for after
all, we're the same - we are all One."
-- Guru Gobind Singh

"Sikh Dharma is a householders' spiritual path by which practice
one may, by God's grace, be blessed with the virtue known as
humility along with the good fortune to overcome the mental and
spiritual affliction known as pride."
-- M.S.S. Hari Singh Khalsa

"From a woman all men are born. How then can any
man degrade any woman?"
-- S.S. Hari Kaur Khalsa

The 12 Aspirations of the Sikhs

Believe God is Truth and Word is Guru.

Believe God is the One Creator, and all of Creation is God's manifestation.

Espouse the role of woman as representing the Universal Mother.

Keep their hair and their beard unshorn, and wrap their hair in a turban.

Are vegetarians and do not eat flesh food, i.e., red meat, chicken or seafood.

Refrain from using tobacco, drugs or alcohol.

Perform sadhana,* i.e., spiritual practice before sunrise, and recite banis daily.**

Believe all religion and scripture is an expression of the One Creator.

Respect the rights and freedoms of all spiritual paths.

Espouse the sanctity of the path of the householder.

Believe it is God's blessing to serve others, and to protect the weak.

*Sadhana: Derived from a Sanskrit word meaning, Sa-all, and Dhana-blessings.

"The problem at this moment is the majority of us do not want to do sadhana (spiritual practice). These unfortunate people are really cursed. With all the teachings and all the knowledge, isn't it a curse? It is. Sometimes you use the children as an excuse, sometimes the husband. One way or the other, there is an excuse. To be realistic with you, an excuse is an excuse, and sadhana is sadhana. I know on some days, I am dead tired. I feel I can't do my sadhana. Then what do I do? I go to the bathroom, I take cold water, and I wash my face again and again, and again and again, until I understand that I am fully awake. When I am doing my sadhana, sleep sometimes wants to overtake me; I get tired. Sometimes I get home late and I have to get up very early. Then I do pranayam and I apply some yogic locks. I do a lot of things that I have learned and I go through it as gracefully as a humble human being should." -- Yogi Bhajan

"The greatest reward of doing Sadhana is that the person becomes incapable of being defeated. Sadhana is a self-victory, and it is a victory over time and space. Getting up in the morning is a victory over time, and doing it (sadhana) is a victory over space." -- The Siri Singh Sahib of Sikh Dharma

**Banis are specific passages taken from the Guru and read each day.

Father of the Khalsa


Guru Gobind Singh

Sikhs believe in one formless God with many names, Who can be related to by anybody through meditation. Sikhs recite the Name many times each day. And Sikhs do not worship idols or icons. Sikhs believe in karma and reincarnation as Hindus do, but they shun the caste system. Sikhs see everybody as having equal status in the eyes of the Creator.

During the 18th century, there were a number of attempts to prepare a codification of Sikh customs. Sikh scholars and theologians started in 1931 to prepare the Reht Maryada, the Sikh code of conduct and conventions. This action has achieved a high level of uniformity in the religious and social practices of Sikhism throughout the world. The Reht contains 27 articles. Article 1 defines a Sikh as: "Any human being who faithfully accepts...

One Immortal Being,

Ten Gurus, from Guru Nanak to Guru Gobind Singh,

The Siri Guru Granth Sahib as Guru,

The utterances and teachings of the ten Gurus, and

The baptism bequeathed by the tenth Guru, and who does not owe a primary allegiance to any other religion, is a Sikh."

Sikh Articles of Dharma
The Five K's

There are five articles or symbols that identify a person as a Sikh. These include uncut hair Kesh, which is worn under a turban; a small comb, Kangha; a style of breeches, Katchera, or shorts, that are worn underneath one’s clothing; a steel bracelet, Kara, and a small ornamental sword, Kirpan, which are worn at all times.

   KESH, the God-given hair and beard, kept unshorn to sustain him or her in higher consciousness, and to be covered with a Turban, the crown of spirituality. The unshorn hair is coiled, and worn in a jura or knot (bun) on top of the head (crown chakra), and under the turban. See Beards

 KANGHA, the wooden comb, symbol and reminder of the commitment to cleanliness, and used to groom the hair.

KATCHERA, the specially designed cotton underwear, symbol and reminder of the commitment to purity, and to refrain from sexual relationships outside of marriage. (Khalsa Sikhs also vow to refrain from eating meat or using tobacco, alcohol, and all other intoxicants.)

KARA, the steel ring-bracelet, symbol of Infinity, worn on the wrist, signifying the unbreakable bondage with Truth, The One God, The One Reality, and freedom from every entanglement.

KIRPAN, the small sword, the symbolic Sword of Righteousness, with which a Khalsa is committed to righteously defend the innocent, and the fine line of Truth. See GurdwaraSecurity.com.

Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, gave these five gifts to the Sikhs. All Sikhs that choose to go through an initiation ceremony called Amrit, wear these articles of faith. Sikh men take the name Singh, meaning lion, and women take the name Kaur, meaning princess.

"Sikh Dharma is a householders' spiritual path by which practice
one may, by God's grace, be blessed with the virtue known as
humility along with the good fortune to overcome the mental and
spiritual affliction known as pride." -- M.S.S. Hari Singh Khalsa

Sikhism is founded on the principles of global interfaith communities and mutual inter-community respect and harmony. The founders of Sikhism defined and preached the principles of interfaith respect, dialogue, and harmony. All members of the Sikh religion believe in only one God. Sikhs are monotheists like Jews, Christians and Muslims. The Sikh religion promotes equality among all people. That means that everyone -- men and women -- are treated in the same way. Sikhs are expected to work hard, to be good and giving people, to worship God, and provide service for all humanity. A Sikh, by definition, respects and accepts all other world religions. Further, the Sikh protects, guards, and allows the free practice of the customs and rituals of other religions.

Today, many Sikh youths belong to youth groups that are designed for Sikh children and young adults. These groups teach Sikh youth about their unique religious and cultural history and traditions. Many of these youth groups are sponsored by a Sikh Gurdwara.

For Sikh families, the Gurdwara, i.e., Sikh church or temple, is a gathering place for people to share their religious traditions. It is the center for Sikh life and is a place where people can gather for special social ceremonies like those marking a marriage, the birth of a baby or a death in a family.

Gurdwaras maintain a tradition of 'free' kitchens where food is prepared and shared with the entire community. People of every religion are welcome at Gurdwaras, and in the community kitchen. Also, when people pray and worship in the Gurdwara, everyone sits on the floor, grouped together. No one sits in front of or higher than, anyone else. In this way Sikhs demonstrate their sense of social equality. (Of course, the elderly and infirm are exceptions. These folks may sit in chairs.)

From The Sacred Writings of the Sikhs

Jap Sahib


By Guru Gobind Singh - 1666-1708

There is no mark, which sets apart
The Ever Changeless Light of hearts.
No caste or sect, shape, form or hue;
Imagination can't construe
His Greatness or His countless Names;
The King Who o'er the three worlds reigns;
A million Indras can't compete;
God's men and demons touch His feet.

The world's vast fortunes seem as weeds
Amidst the garden of His deeds.
Thus, by His deeds His Name is placed;
Breath of Wisdom, Grace of grace.
Even forests slim or small
In glades and glens repeat the call,
"He is Infinite and All ... Infinite and All."

I bow to Thee, Eternal,
Beyond death the Beauteous Form.
To the Merciful and Mighty,
O, I bow to Thee, Unborn;
To the One Who has no costume,
Who’s beyond all destiny,
Without treasure, without body, Indestructible is He;
Who is Nameless and cannot be named,
Who occupies no space,
Beyond karma, beyond dharma, beyond need of dwelling place.

O, I bow to Thee Unconquerable, the Stranger to defeat.
To the Fearless, Self Sufficient One, the One without deceit;
To the One Who has no color, no beginning and no end,
Who is Bountiful and Faultless, Far Too Great to comprehend;
O, I bow to Thee Who art but One and Thee Who many be.
Beyond earth, air, water, fire and gas, I bow my Lord to Thee ...
Beyond earth, air, water, fire and gas, I bow my Lord to Thee.

I bow to Him beyond all deeds, Who wears no special dress,
Who has no country, name or manner, the Desireless.
I bow to Thee Imperishable, Thee from sorrow free;
Beyond attachment, anger, pride, desire and greed is He;
To the One in need of no one, Who is worshipped in three worlds;
The Source of every treasure, He Who cannot be installed.
He Who’s free from all affliction, independent of all breath;
He Who organizes and destroys, Who is the Death of death.

O, I bow to He Who generates, the One Who can't be known.
The Source of passion, strength and grace;
I bow to Thee, Unborn;
He Who is the Supreme Yogi, far beyond all intellect;
He in need of no support, yet Who supports the ocean's depth ...
He in need of no support, yet Who supports the ocean's depth.

I bow to He Who has no caste, religion, faith or creed;
Sublime and All Prevailing Beauty, with no lineage;
The Countryless, the Garbless, Homeless, Spouseless, King of all,
Who dispenses death and mercy, He Who takes the shape of all.
O, I bow to the Creator, the Sustainer, the True Lord;
To the One Annihilator, low I bow to Thee Unborn;
To the One Who has no secrets, He Who is the Death of all;
The Creator of all beauties, their destruction and their fall.

O, I bow to the Sustainer, Omnipresent in all hues;
Who prevails throughout the universe, the Endless Well of Truths.
O, I bow to Thee, Immortal Lord, to Thee untouched by age;
To the Doer, the Forgiver, to the Fearless and the Sage ...
To the Doer, the Forgiver, to the Fearless and the Sage.

He Who is Every Occupation, no relations, no restraint;
To the kind and constant Husband, Aspiration of the saint;
To the Endless and the Infinite, the Love of every soul;
The Creator and Destroyer, bend thou low, this mortal coil.
Bow down to the Lord of Yogis, the Sustainer of the wife;
The Enjoyer of all pleasures, the Caretaker of all life.

He Who's kind and understanding, more impartial than the sea;
He Who dries up all life's fluids, O, I bow my God to Thee.
To the Bountiful and Fruitful, Who is not sustained by breath;
Who is Fearless and Desireless, He Who is the Death of death;
Who is Infinitely Gracious, Who’s within and out of me;
To the Only God whose Name is Truth, I bow, my Lord to Thee ...
To the Only God whose Name is Truth, I bow, my Lord to Thee.

I bow to Thee, O Virtuous, upon Whom all rely;
He Who lives in everyone, the One from Whom all shapes arise;
To the Moon of moons, the King of kings, the most respected One;
Unto He Who has no comrade, Hymn of hymns and Sun of suns;
He Who is the Dance within the dance, the Sound within the sound.
To the Music of all music, to the Current, I bow down;
To the One Who is the Hand and is the hand's Activity,
Who contains all forms, all maya, Great and Glorious is He.

The Dispute of all disputes, the Supreme Siddha of the verse;
To the User of all weapons, Mother of the universe;
Who is All-Supreme in wisdom, without lust and costume free;
To the Master of maneuvers, O, I bow my Lord to Thee ...
To the Master of maneuvers, O, I bow my Lord to Thee.

I bow to He Who cures disease, Who takes our daily care;
Present in both gods and demons, Who is Dutiful and Fair.
He Who knows all forms of cunning, the Embodiment of love;
Who bestows all life and charity, All Seeing Lord above;
To the Mantra of all mantras, Pure of fire and the Pure;
To the Jantra of all jantras, Conqueror of the universe;
The Immortal, Without Master, to the True and Blissful Form;
To the Tantra of all tantras, low, I bow to Thee Unborn.

O, I bow to He Who rules all wealth, the Brightest of the bright;
To the Seed of seeds, the Song of songs, the Form of dark and light;
To the Honored of all honored, without fear or mystery;
Object of all meditation, O, I bow my Lord to Thee ...
Object of all meditation, O, I bow my Lord to Thee.

I bow to the Bestower of all knowledge time and space;
To the Source of love, the Source of strength, salvation, bliss and grace.
He Who takes the form of passion, He Who takes the form of pain;
To the Harshest of the harsh, the Many and the One again;
To the Everlasting Sculptor Who is pleased with every mold;
The Embodiment of kindness, the Controller of the soul;
The Destroyer of the three conditions, future, past and now.

He Who is the Life of life, bestowing undestroyable power;
To the Battle of all battles, the Embodiment of peace;
The Unalterable Essence, Formless through eternity;
To the Righteous Lord of Indras, Who’s within and out of me;
Meditation of all meditations, Lord, I bow to Thee ...
Meditation of all meditations, Lord, I bow to Thee. --

See The Sikh Anthem.

*The dates are given in BCE (Before Common Era) and CE (Common Era). These years correspond to the same dates in BC and AD but by defining the current period as the "Common Era" the nomenclature attempts to treat all religions and beliefs as equal.

Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
By Vaninder Kaur
Copyright 8/30/2011

A HEAVENLY BLESSING
A DIVINE MIRACLE
A GURU, WITH NO HUMAN FORM
BUT AN OCEAN OF ‘NAAM’…

SIRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI
NOT JUST A HOLY BOOK
BUT ‘THE GURU’ FOR ANYONE THAT CHOOSES
TO LEARN TO BE A ‘SIKH’
OF ANY CAST, COLOR OR CREED

A BANI FROM ‘AKAL PURAKH’

WITH THE OMNIPOTENT’S SPIRIT
AND STRENGTH
‘DHUR KI BANI’… AS BEAUTIFULLY SPOKEN
BY OUR BENEVOLENT
GURU’S…
BLENDED WITH THE MAGNIFICENCE
OF THE BANI OF THE ‘BHAGATS’
MAKES US COME TO A REALIZATION SO TRUE

GURBANI IS THE HEAVENLY LIGHT
THE BEAUTIFUL INSIGHT
AS IT PREPARES A PATH
FOR US TO FOLLOW
IN THE AFTERMATH
AND A PATH
TO FOLLOW IN THIS
EARTHLY FORMAT…

AS WE REALIZE THIS WORLD IS BUT
A BUBBLE
THAT WILL BURST ON THE RUBBLE
AND THEN, THE RIVER OF LIFE
IS NO MORE
NO MORE, IS THERE ANY STRIFE
AS WE HEAD TO GOD
TO ANSWER TO THE LORD
FOR DECEITS, LIES AND ALL…

SIRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI
A LIGHT HOUSE
IN THE STORMY SEAS
OF THIS EARTHLY FIRE HOUSE…

A HEAVENLY SHIP
THAT WILL TAKE US
ABOVE
AND BEYOND THE TURMOIL AND THE BONDS
OF THE EARTHLY PRONGS

THE ANSWER TO OUR EVERY QUESTION
THE DIRECTION TO OUR EVERY MOTION
THE FORGIVER OF OUR EVERY SIN
A CONNECTION…
THAT TAKES US ON TO A JOURNEY
THAT LEADS TO RESURRECTION…

AS WE READ THE PEARLS OF THE ‘GURMUKHI’
THE BEAUTIFUL WORDS
FORM A STRING SO STRONG
UNABLE TO BREAK, SUSTAINING ALONG
AS WE HOLD ON TO IT
FOR A BEAUTIFUL LIFE
FOR NOW…
AND IN THE HEAVENS BEYOND…

WE ARE IN AWE OF THE MIRACLES OF GURBANI
FOR THE GURU IS IN OUR HEARTS
AS WE READ THE SCRIPTURE OF GURBANI
AS IT LEADS US ON TO A DEEP UNDERSTANDING
FOR OUR REASON TO LIVE…

AS GURBANI STATES “EHO TERA AVSAR EHO TERI BAAR”
AND WE TRANSCEND INTO A STATE OF ‘SEHEJ’
WHERE THERE IS NO NEED
NO WANT
BUT A FEELING BEYOND
UNDERSTANDING...
TO JUST WANT
TO SING
THE PRAISES OF WAHEGURU

EARTHS MAY COME AND EARTHS MAY GO
MOUNTAINS WILL TURN INTO RUBBLE
THEN TURN INTO PEAKS WITH SNOW…
BUT GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI WILL FOREVER BESTOW
BLESSINGS UPON US
AND CARVE A PATH FOR US
BEFORE THEN, FOR NOW, AND FOREVER MORE! --
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*'Bole So Nihal': "One who speaks this shall be blessed."
An exaltation traditionally expressed on occasions when
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