In the service of truth

I came across a beautiful shabad by Guru Arjan patshah, highlighting how I should mold my character with guidance of truth 

Aasa mehla 5

Na oh marta, na hum dareya. Na oh binsae, na hum kadeya.Na oh nirdhan, na hum bhookhe. Na os dukh, na hum kau dukhe. 1

The truth is forever so in its guidance I should be fearless, Truth(true teaching) is forever so in its service I shouldn’t let my heart burn in vices.Truth(true teaching) is not at anyone’s mercy , so in its service (my behavior ) shall be such that I won’t remain in want. Truth(true teaching) are above pains and in its service I would rise above all worldly (mentally created) pains.

Avar na kou maaranvaara. Jiyo hamaara, jiyo denhaara. Rahao
My Life giver is my life then what else can hurt me ?


Na us bandhan, na hum baadhe. Na us dhanda, na hum dhade.Na us mel, na hum kau maila. Os anand ta hum sadd kela. 2
Truth(true teaching) is in no bondage and upon falling it I shall be freed of all bondages I carry in my mind, Truth(true teaching) is not tradable , so in its service my character would become unfailable . Truth(true teaching) is absolutely devoid of filth, so shall my mind be in its service. Truth(true teaching) is a sign of bliss , so shall I be relishing blissfully in its service.  


Na us soch, na hum kau socha. Na us lep na hum kau paucha.
Na us bhookh na hum ko trishna. Ja oh nirmal ta hum jachna. 3
Truth(true teaching) is not based on speculation , so shall I be relived of all valueless momentary speculations. Truth(true teaching) is beyond the grasp of my fake mentally created maya , so in its service I would rise above it too. Truth(true teaching) is not based on worldly greed, so in its service I would be less self-centric and greedy. Truth(true teaching) is absolutely pure and in its service my life becomes worthwhile.


Hum kich naahi ek ohi. Aage paache eko soyi.
Nanak gur khoye bhram bhanga. Hum oye mill hoye, ik ganga. 4
Nanak Says that with Gur ( True teaching – truth) I have lost my doubts and mistakes in character. I have imbibed myself in the color of the Gur ( Truth) . I have realized that I am nothing only the truth ( gur/ Naam) exists , sice before and forever afterwards.

alive :)

Sangat ji

it seems that I had drifted away from the web for a while ... but now hope to keep up ....My new location is the kelley school of business IU ... ( ya it was the admission process and the moving and etc. that kept me busy ) ...

P.s. does anyone have an Idea about a group of sikh sangat here at bloomington IU .. or is a new group required ?

Sat Kartar

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A poet describes from his imagination how the scene would have been when Guru Gobind Singh must have entered Madho Das's(would be Bhai Banda Singh ) Dera.

Naam Simran

Veer Rajinder Singh ji of Khalsa Panchaiyat - chandigarh, was with us in Dubai for a few days . Here is a small clip from one of his presentations. Its food for thought ... vaheguru vaheguru "kari jana"is different from Vheguru "japna".

Keertan on the bus

Its been a long hiatus in blogging. It is difficult to generate content for the blog , when you are alreaty into too many thing :(.. anyways here is a video from our last sangat-trip from dubai to Al-Ain was a picnic/sangat programe ( its pics are avialable at :

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