Bhagat Namdev ji, 600years ago, had a solution to the Ramsetu controversy. He said,

" I have heard that God's name makes even stones float. (but are those real stones? Or are they metaphorical references for our low down & dirty characters. He makes them float above the scum-ocean of our virtue-less lives.)
So oh lord why shouldn't Your humble students also float across, remembering You, O Lord? ||1||Pause||
You saved the prostitute (by changing her nature), and the ugly hunch-back; You helped the Dacoit and Ajaamal swim across as well(by changing their mind).
The hunter who shot Krishna in the foot - even he was liberated.
I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice to those who remember you, learn your teachings. ||1||
Your teachings saved Bidur, the son of the slave-girl, and Sudama; You restored Ugrasain to his throne.
Without meditation, without penance, without a good family, without great donations, Naam Dayv's Lord and Master saved them all. ||2||1||"

Here are the "Anhad" boys from bangalore with the shabad for you:

ਰਾਗੁ ਗਉੜੀ ਚੇਤੀ ਬਾਣੀ ਨਾਮਦੇਉ ਜੀਉ ਕੀ
ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
ਦੇਵਾ ਪਾਹਨ ਤਾਰੀਅਲੇ ॥
ਰਾਮ ਕਹਤ ਜਨ ਕਸ ਨ ਤਰੇ ॥1॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
ਤਾਰੀਲੇ ਗਨਿਕਾ ਬਿਨੁ ਰੂਪ ਕੁਬਿਜਾ ਬਿਆਧਿ ਅਜਾਮਲੁ ਤਾਰੀਅਲੇ ॥
ਚਰਨ ਬਧਿਕ ਜਨ ਤੇਊ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਭਏ ॥
ਹਉ ਬਲਿ ਬਲਿ ਜਿਨ ਰਾਮ ਕਹੇ ॥1॥
ਦਾਸੀ ਸੁਤ ਜਨੁ ਬਿਦਰੁ ਸੁਦਾਮਾ ਉਗ੍ਰਸੈਨ ਕਉ ਰਾਜ ਦੀਏ ॥
ਜਪ ਹੀਨ ਤਪ ਹੀਨ ਕੁਲ ਹੀਨ ਕ੍ਰਮ ਹੀਨ ਨਾਮੇ ਕੇ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਤੇਊ ਤਰੇ ॥2॥1॥

raag gourree chaethee baanee naamudhaeo jeeo kee

dhaevaa paahun thaareealae
raam kehuth jun kus n thurae
thaareelae ganikaa bin roop kubijaa biaadh ajaamul thaareealae
churun badhik jun thaeoo mukath bheae
ho bal bal jin raam kehae
dhaasee suth jun bidhur sudhaamaa ougrusain ko raaj dheeeae
jup heen thup heen kul heen krum heen naamae kae suaamee thaeoo thurae

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Chicago Sangat II

I have been really lucky to have got the company of really inspired gursikhs here at Chicago ... the above is a pic from our "dunkin' donut raensabhai"..we were sitting there almost up to 2 am on a Thursday night (and Friday night too) discussing gurbani & gurmat issues... it is in the company of this kind of sangat that one feels he/she can openly discuss whatever in ones heart and get gurmat feedback on it ...because everyone there was in a mood to learn, not in a mood to teach (maybe sometimes I was the spoilsport who jumped the gun assuming I know a lot ..but guru sahib has his ways of breaking "ego") ...

for anyone else in Chicago or around here is their discussion group : http://groups.google.com/group/sikhsofchicago?hl=en

..And this is just one part of the sangat at chicago , there were many more gursikh families who showered their love on me in these 4 weeks ... am going back with a heavy heart ... made heavy by everyone’s love.

Chicago Sangat

I have been in chicago for 3 weeks now ( another week to go) ..
the sangat at Palatine & Scaumburg have made a big gurdwara at Palatine ..it also has its own website :http://www.srschicago.com/
I met some cool sangat here >>Sarabjeet Singh, Gaurav Singh , Surrinder & Narrinder Twins ...and lo I ran into GP phaji from Bangalore !!
here are a few pics of the gurdwara and from the sept 1rst raensabhai .

Cutie "Sahibnoor " caught napping on camera !

Complete album at : http://picasaweb.google.com/gaganpreet.singh/ChicagoSangatRaensabhai

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