Siri Guru Granth Sahib is the only
Guru of those who call themselves Sikhs.

Top: Harimandir Sahib, the Golden Temple of Sikh Dharma
Middle Photo: The Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Guru of Sikh Dharma
Bottom: Granthi (Sevadar) reads from 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. See Today's Hukamnama.

Siri Guru Granth Sahib
Guru of Sikh Dharma

Siri Guru Granth is the only scripture, which attained Guruhood,
making it the first time on planet Earth that the Word has
presided over man, and man has bowed to the Word.

Mul Mantra
The opening words of Guru Sahib.

Ek Ong Kaar - Sat Naam - Kartaa Purakh - Nirbhau
Nirvair - Akaal Moorat - Ajoonee Saibhang - Gur Prasaad - Jap
Aad Sach - Jugaad Sach - Hai Bhee Sach - Naanak Hosee Bhee Sach

The Creator is One; Truth is His Name; Doer of everything;
Fearless; Without anger; Undying;
Unborn; Self-illumined.
This is revealed through the True Guru's grace. Meditate.
True in the beginning; Through all Ages; True even now.
O Nanak, The One Creator shall always be True!

“Your Siri Guru Granth, of which you are Sikhs (students), lives without emotions,
creates no commotion. It is straight, simple and delivers with a smile.  It is such
a personal Guru... if between you and the Siri Guru Granth you do not want
anybody to interpret, there is no need... each time you read the Siri Guru Granth
you will understand differently, because each time it will clean your garbage and
bring you to a higher level. Finally, you will understand what my Guru is saying.
The day you understand what your Guru is saying and what Shabd Guru is
saying, that day you will find happiness everlasting and forever. Before that,
it is a game.Nothing will work out.” -- The Siri Singh Sahib (August 25, 1991)

Sat Naam! The Siri Guru Granth Sahib is our Guru. For most of us, this is what we believe. Yet, if we are honest, it is mostly a concept. Imagine that you are in the presence of an intuitive person who can read your every thought and know your every feeling. This person is a Master and would receive deep respect from his spiritual students. Suppose you bow to this great person to show the customary respect. This intuitive person can read what is going on inside you. They know whether or not you are thinking average thoughts, or if you are truly imbued with devotion to the point where your heart moves you to bow. You might as well be honest with where you are at. Pretending will not convince anyone.

Let us apply this to Siri Guru Granth Sahib ji. Can you honestly say that when you bow you are full of devotion and moved with awe from being in the presence of such a great being? When you bow, are you consciously offering yourself to your Guru? We need to pass on this relationship with the Guru to our children so that the light of the Guru’s Word can grow and spread. Yet how can we pass on a relationship if we ourselves are not relating honestly?


Siri Guru Granth Sahib was installed in Siri Harmandir Sahib on 16th October 1604. Baba Buddha in the presence of Guru Arjan Dev read the first Hukamnama. Read on.

Soohee, Fifth Mehla:

The Lord Himself has stood up to resolve the affairs of the Saints; He has come to complete their tasks.

The land is beautiful, and the pool is beautiful; within it is contained the Ambrosial Water.

The Ambrosial Water is filling it, and my job is perfectly complete; all my desires are fulfilled.

Congratulations are pouring in from all over the world; all my sorrows are eliminated.

The Vedas and the Puraanas sing the Praises of the Perfect, Unchanging, Imperishable Primal Lord.

The Transcendent Lord has kept His promise, and confirmed His nature; Nanak meditates on the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||1||

The Creator has given me the nine treasures, wealth and spiritual powers, and I do not lack anything.

Eating, spending and enjoying, I have found peace; the gifts of the Creator Lord continually increase.|

His gifts increase and shall never be exhausted; I have found the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts.

Millions of obstacles have all been removed, and pain does not even approach me.

Tranquility, peace, poise and bliss in abundance prevail, and all my hunger is satisfied.

Nanak sings the Glorious Praises of his Lord and Master, whose Glorious Greatness is wonderful and amazing. ||2||

It was His job, and He has done it; what can the mere mortal being do?

The devotees are adorned, singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord; they proclaim His eternal victory.

Singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe, bliss wells up, and we are friends with the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.

He who made the effort to construct this sacred pool – how can his praises be recounted?

The merits of the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage, charity, good deeds and immaculate lifestyle, are found in this sacred pool.

It is the natural way of the Lord and Master to purify sinners; Nanak takes the Support of the Word of the Shabad. ||3||

The treasure of virtue is my God, the Creator Lord; what Praises of Yours should I sing, O Lord?

The prayer of the Saints is, "O Lord and Master, please bless us with the supreme, sublime essence of Your Name."

Please, grant us Your Name, grant us this blessing, and do not forget us, even for an instant.

Chant the Glorious Praises of the World-Lord, O my tongue; sing them forever, night and day.

One who enshrines love for the Naam, the Name of the Lord, his mind and body are drenched with Ambrosial Nectar.

Prays Nanak, my desires have been fulfilled; gazing upon the Blessed Vision of the Lord, I live. ||4||7||10|| -- See


What if you were in the presence of the Guru and the Guru could measure your state on a scale from ‘ritual’ to ‘love’. How would you rate yourself on the scale? Would it be mostly ritual with a few moments of, “Waheguru, please bless me”? Or is it a little bit of ritual with mostly, “Guru ji, my life is for you. I am your beloved child. I will perform your service and serve all your beloveds, too.”

Aakaa jeeva, visrai mar jao.
When I speak of You I live. When I forget You I die.

Whoever we are, and whatever our relationship with the Guru, there is always room for growth. Let this Guru Gaddi Day be a day where we demonstrate, to our own selves, that we do have a relationship with Siri Guru Granth Sahib ji, and that relationship keeps growing in love.

Let us all ask ourselves, “What could happen on this Guru Gaddi Day that would let me know that I am in a relationship with the Guru?” If we are not sure that it is even possible for the Siri Guru Granth Sahib to be a living Guru, than the question becomes, “If this is real, let it be known to me.”

Jo mange thakur apune te, soi soi deve.
Whatever is asked of the Master, that is surely given.

Ask for it to be real. Ask for it to have an impact on your life. Ask for it to be proven. Ask for a miracle. Surely we will get an appropriate answer.

When we are truly relating to the Siri Guru Granth Sahib ji as a living Guru, we don’t need to explain it to others. We don’t need to heavily impress upon our children what we believe. When a person is in a loving relationship, it speaks for itself. For the sake of the children, for the sake of the future, for the sake of our own destiny and souls, let us use this day to prove our love of, and our complete trust in our Guru.

The Guru is available for us, waiting for us to join in spirit. It rests upon us to bring the Guru alive. This is our invitation and this is our spiritual challenge. Imagine, as a Sangat (the Sikh congregation), if we determined that somehow, some way, the Guru will come alive today. There shall be a miracle. Let’s do it!

In honor of our living Guru, whom we bring alive within ourselves, have a blessed and miraculous Guru Gaddi Day.

Siri Guru Granth Sahib edition, circa 1750

Waheguru ji ka Khalsa! Waheguru ji ki Fateh! --


Jagpal Singh Tiwana

A Factual Story

One member from the Christian Community and another member from the Muslim Community complained to a Judge in Punjab, "Why is Siri Guru Granth Sahib respected more than our Holy Scriptures while all scriptures must be equally valued in a secular country like India?"

The Judge said, "I will check and get back to you. But can you please bring your respective Holy Scriptures with you tomorrow?"

Next day, the Judge asked both of them, "Have you brought your Holy Scriptures with you?" Community members replied "Yes".

The Judge said, "Show me."

The Christian removed his Holy Scriptures, the Bible, from his cloak and put it in front of the Judge. The Muslim removed his Holy Scriptures, the Quran, from his bag and put it in front of the Judge.

The Judge remained silent...

After a while, both community members asked the Judge, "Why are you silent?"

The Judge replied; "I have asked a Sikh to bring his Holy Scriptures, the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, after which I will answer your question."

A little while later, there was a lot of noise outside. A few people were seen cleaning and brushing the road, in front of an arriving car. When the car stopped, a few people laid a carpet outside the car leading to the court door entrance.

One man came out of the car holding Sri Guru Granth Sahib, whilst a second came holding an umbrella canopy high over Sri Guru Granth Sahib, and a third was doing Chour Sahib over Sri Guru Granth Sahib. A fourth man started leading the way, sprinkling water on the ground.

Whilst this was going on, a few Sikhs had already entered the court room and prepared a high throne with Palki Sahib in place.

Then 8 to 10 Sikhs entered the court room reciting; "Satnam Waheguru", whilst Sri Guru Granth Sahib was carried in and placed on the Palki Sahib with utmost respect.

The Judge then looked at both the Christian and Muslim community representatives. Without saying a word, they both picked up their Holy Scriptures and left.

This illustrates the immense respect and reverence that Sikhs hold for the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. Let us be proud of our amazing heritage, and uphold our Gurusikhi values. --

See More Jagpal Singh Tiwana.


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 Most Common Words In Siri Guru Granth Sahib. See Siri Guru Granth Sahib Transliterated.)


"The meaning of the Word-Sound is not as important
as the effect of the Word-Sound." -- Hari Singh Khalsa

Gurmukhi Shabad composed by 5th Guru Dhan Guru Arjan Dev Ji.
Sung by Bhai Satvinder Singh Ji and Bhai Harvinder Singh Ji.

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. See Most Common Words In Siri Guru Granth Sahib. Also see Sat Nam Means. And to learn more about the Effects of Reciting Banis, which are recited regularly by the Sikhs, click here.



Welcome to


An Invocation

Sikh 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!


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 its Words, all sufferings vanish.
Meditate O pure ones and utter... Sat Nam!... Siri Whahe Guru!

Raj Karega Khalsa

Complete Ardas pdf

See Ardas by Valarie Kaur

The Many Facets of Japji Sahib

Siri Guru Granth Sahib Protocol

Sikh Dharma Training Manual 1980

Sikh Wedding And Gurdwara Protocols

The Siri Guru Granth Sahib

See First Hukamnama Taken October 16, 1604.

On September 1, in 1604, Guru Arjan Dev Ji completed the
Adi Granth Sahib and installed it at the Harimandir Sahib, Golden
Temple in Amritsar, India. In 1704 Guru Gobind Singh completed the
manuscript by adding his fathers bani to it, and gave it the status of Adi
Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, which was then enthroned as the living Guru.

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

"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 Wahe Guru.

*Hukam: A random reading from the Guru, the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. The 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.

Hukamai andar sabhu ko baahar hukam na koi.
Nanak hukamai je bujhai ta houmai kehai na koi.

Everybody is subject to Hukam; nobody is beyond Hukam.
O Nanak, those who understand Hukam, do not speak in their ego.

The Hukam speaks 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. See Hukam For Today. 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.

Raj Karega Khalsa Aaki Rahe Na Koye

Agya Bhai Akal Ki Tabhi Chalyo Panth
Under the orders of the Immortal Being, the Panth (Religion) was created.

Sabh Sikhan Ko Hukam Hai Guru Manyo Granth
All Sikhs are enjoined to accept the Guru Granth (Holy Scripture) as their Guru (Master).

Guru Granth Ji Manyo Pragat Guran Ki Deh
Consider the Guru Granth as the embodiment of the Gurus.

Jo Prabh Ko Milbo Chahe Khoj Sabad Mein Leh
Those who seek God can find Him in the Hymns (Shabad)

Raj Karega Khalsa Aaki Rahe Na Koye
Khwar Hoye Sab Milenge Bache Sharan Jo Hoye

The Khalsa (Pure Ones) shall rule, the impure will be no more.
Those separated will unite and all devotees of the Guru shall be saved.

Khanda Jake Hath Hai Kalge Sohe Sis So Hamri
(Sabhki in next repetition) Raksha Karen Kalgidhar Jagdeesh

The one who has the Khanda in his hand, and Kalgi (Plume) in his turban,
may Guru (Guru Gobind Singh), Lord of the Universe, always protect me. --

*NOTE: This option is not normally read/sung at Ardas but some Gurdwaras, particularly in South India do sing this at the end. See Glossary of Sikh Terms.

Bole So Nihaal...Saat Siri Akaal
One who speaks this shall be blessed...
Truth is Supreme and Undying.


"Grant me this boon, O God. May I never refrain from righteous actions. May I fight,
without fear all foes, in life's battles, with confident courage, claiming victory! May
thy glory be engraved in my mind, and my highest ambition be singing Thy praises.
And when this mortal life comes to end, may I die fighting with limitless courage."

Bole So Nihaal...Saat Siri Akaal
Dhaeh shiva bar mohi eihai
Subh karaman thae kabehoon n ttaro

Dhaeh shiva bar mohi eihai
Subh karaman thae kabehoon n ttaro
N ddaro ar so jab jaae laro
Nischai kar apanee jeeth karo
Dhaeh shiva bar mohi eihai

Ar Sikh ho aapanae hee man ka
Eih laalach ho gun tho oucharo

Jab aav kee aoudh nidhaan banai
Ath hee rann mai thab joojh maro

Bole So Nihaal...Saat Siri Akaal
Dhaeh shiva bar mohi eihai
Subh karaman thae kabehoon n ttaro
N ddaro ar so jab jaae laro
Nischai kar apanee jeeth karo
Dhaeh shiva bar mohi eihai
Jo tho praem khaelan kaa chaao
Sir dhar thalee galee maeree aao
Eith maarag paidr dhareejai
Sir dheejai kaan n keejai

Bole So Nihaal...Saat Siri Akaal
Dhaeh shiva bar mohi eihai
Subh karaman thae kabehoon n ttaro
N ddaro ar so jab jaae laro
Nischai kar apanee jeeth karo
Dhaeh shiva bar mohi eihai
Sooraa so pehichaaneeai
J larai dheen kae haeth
Purajaa purajaa katt marai
Kabehoo n shaaddai khaeth

Bole So Nihaal...Saat Siri Akaal
Dhaeh shiva bar mohi eihai
Subh karaman thae kabehoon n ttaro
N ddaro ar so jab jaae laro
Nischai kar apanee jeeth karo
Dhaeh shiva bar mohi eihai
Marathaa marathaa jag muaa mar bh n jaanai koe
Aisee maranee jo marai bahur n maranaa hoe

Bole So Nihaal...Saat Siri Akaal
Dhaeh shiva bar mohi eihai
Subh karaman thae kabehoon n ttaro
N ddaro ar so jab jaae laro
Nischai kar apanee jeeth karo
Dhaeh shiva bar mohi eihai
Dhaeh shiva bar mohi eihai
Dhaeh shiva bar mohi eihai
Dhaeh shiva bar mohi eihai

Bole So Nihaal...Saat Siri Akaa
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Bole So Nihaal...Saat Siri Akaal

Bole So Nihaal...Saat Siri Akaal

See Raj Karega Khalsa Aaki Rahe Na Koye.


2018 Siri Guru Granth Sahib Conference
Led by Jessi Kaur

Gurdwara Security and Safety

Act without fear.
Act without anger.
Act to defend the weak.
Act to protect the innocent.

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

"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."

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

Compiled by Sant Sipahi Advisory Team


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 855-410-2700 Eastern, or click here. For security skills training, see

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 See Women: Wimps or Warriors?. See See Are You Among The 'Unchurched'? See The 12 Signs of Kali Yuga.


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.


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