Sunday, 29 November 2009
'According to Sikh Rehat Maryada, kirtan may only be done of bani of Guru Granth Sahib, writings of Bhai Gurdas & Bhai Nand Lal and Nitnem banis. Bhai Manpreet Singh Kanpuri recited kachi bani in violation of Rehat Maryada instructions and then sought to justify it. '
This is a complete lie, the Rahit Maryada actually states:
c) In the congragation, Kirtan only of Gurbani (Guru Granth's or Guru Gobind Singh's hymns) and, for its elaboration, of the compositions of Bhai Gurdas and Bhai Nand Lal, may be performed.
Friday, 13 November 2009
Sant Seechawal, instrumental in reviving the Kali Bein river in Punjab, speaks at the Voices from the Waters Film Festival 2008 in Bangalore. Sant Seechawal was nominated as one of 30 Heroes of the Environment by Time magazien.More about Voices from the Waters at http://www.voicesfromthewaters.com
Saturday, 7 November 2009
A man calls up asking how Harjap and his Dad is. He says you know how illness is these days. He says a guy came on earlier saying a man was causing problems. He thinks that the guy was probably doing it himself aswell. Harjap says he probably was, who knows. The man continues saying he kept people on aswell and they caused problems also. Nowadays with these laws, you tell them to stop doing it and go back home. Harjap says you have to face these problems. The caller agrees saying alot happens and Harjap says there are alot of people that 'drink peoples blood' and take coke, drugs. The man says I know the history about Southall and the problems of people being caught. Harjap says people keep causing problems with their own people. The workplaces are having problems, even Gurdwaras. We call it Gods house, they say we are doing work, helping the Gurdwaras but they are helping bring people over to this country, 30 people at a time, putting £8,0000 in their own pockets. He continues his lecture saying there should be a Immigration secretary for each commitee like a sports secretary/assisant general. There should be one for people traffic to see how much money is made and who is doing what. He says they continue to appeal despite getting all the money incoming. Gurdwaras are already blacklisted by calling people over. Giani's are called over covered with cement, now tell me where the cement comes from, there is no cement in the Gurdwara. If you do this, what will you show your children. No wonder they don't go to Gurdwaras if you do this. Guru is for sale, you have put it on sale, sponsorships are on the Gurdwara letterhead, it is a selling point, everyone knows it, even the ones selling it and buying it. The Gurdwara adress it written so why do you want to do this. What moral and ethics are you setting. There should be a rough stance to stop this happening. He says he went to the embassy and met a high comissioner who showed him a file with Blacklisted Gurdwaras with Giani's and how many in each and records with who was caught hiding. He says his eyes watered and he never went back. He felt ashamed as they were saying your religion, community is doing this and then you say back to us that your want help. He says this is a money making scheme, nothing else. Spend it on buildings, repairs of the Gurdwara instead of doing this. Harjap ends by saying that is enough of my lectures. lets continue with the calls.