I believe it is in reference to the Singh Sabha movement. The Singh Sabha movement began in the 19th century to protect Sikhism because during that time Christians and Hindus were trying really hard to convert Sikhs. The movements main aims were to revive the teachings of Sikhism through educating the public of its history and Gurus. The movement pushed to produce religious literature in Punjabi and fought against illiteracy that was prevalent in the Punjabi community. Understanding this movement and the history of Punjab before it was annexed by the British, the Ghadar Movement, the Babbar Akali Movement and the partition is extremely important to understanding the 1984 genocide and subsequent events.
Actually looking into our history is the key to truly understanding the Sikh community’s present state.
Waheguru Ji. That’s really terrible. You should explain to him how disrespectful and offensive that is toward Guru Sahib Ji and just not let him continue painting the house. Your whole family can do Ardaas for it now that you found out but it’s okay since you didn’t hire him knowing he would smoke while on the job. Best of luck!
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh. I know what you mean, my Amritvela has also been weak for quite some time. You should do a heartfelt Ardaas to Guru Sahib everyday for him to wake you up and bless you with Amritvela. Try waking up at 7am and slowly increasing to 6am and 5am (to a time that you’re comfortable with). You have to slowly start sleeping early as well! If you miss Amritvela do an Ardaas asking for forgiveness and make sure you do your nitnem when you wake up! Don’t skive off of nitnem just because you missed Amritvela, nitnem is still important! I hope this helps and wish you the best! Waheguru Ji.
Amritvela is essential for a Gursikh. It gives you the strength to fight the five vices throughout the day. It makes the whole day worth living. It would only add to your bad karam if you don’t do it as an Amritdhari Gursikh and it adds to your good karam if you do do it. There is a lot to be gained from doing Amritvela. May Waheguru bless us all with it.
Sikhi is open to anyone who wants it :)
We are all filled with sins, even baptised Sikhs. Becoming baptised doesn’t mean you’re perfect, it means you are committing to trying to walk the Guru’s path to meet and merge with Waheguru (God). Sikhi is a way of life that allows you to erase your sins, awaken your soul and merge with the Creator. Sikhs don’t go out to convert people but anyone who wishes to convert is welcomed with open arms. I wish you the best and I’m so sorry for the late response. If you want to talk to discuss anything more feel free to message again!
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh. Congratulations on taking Amrit <3 Tying a dastaar is always hard at first but if you just try everyday your hands get the hang of it. I kind of just made up my own dastaar style from watching others. You can ask someone you know to teach you or watch videos on youtube. The best thing to do is to honestly just start, no matter how it looks because over time it’ll look great! I do a joora on the middle of my head, not too forward and not too back. If you live somewhere in California I’d be happy to teach you. Best of luck and stay blessed! Waheguru Ji.
P.S. I’m sorry for the late response.