Friday, May 19, 2006

In Search of God














18 comments:

msingh said...

These photos were taken in April 2006.

ss said...

Nice.

Anonymous said...

Msingh Ji
Very nice pictures.
and I like title "In search of God"
Our spirit is restless until it finds its rest in God. This search for God means remembering Waheguru while enjoying his blessings in the world.
These pictures reprsent the humble spirit of his worshippers.

Anoop

S.K. said...

You know the sweetest thing is that god resides in the 'Harimandar' of our hearts, talk about cool ;)

(Sorry, just remembered our nemo postings!)

p.s./I don't 'really' talk like this, really :)

msingh said...

"...remembering Waheguru while enjoying his blessings in the world"

Can't agree with you more Anoop, though (am never sure about using 'though' or 'although' ??) in my case I don't seem to remember Waheguru much.

s.k. your reminder about God being within us is cool. Have to confess there have been times even an Harimandar Sahib when I've been stressed or tired and God has seemed a million miles away.

ਮਨੁ ਮੰਦਰੁ ਤਨੁ ਵੇਸ ਕਲੰਦਰੁ ਘਟ ਹੀ ਤੀਰਥਿ ਨਾਵਾ ॥
My mind is the temple, and my body is the simple cloth of the humble seeker; deep within my heart, I bathe at the sacred shrine. (Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Raag Bilaaval, Ang 795)

p.s. don't be a silly billy!

S.K. said...

Veerji,

You're right, even if we have the kirpa in sitting in such a beautiful & blessed isthaan it could be meaningless if our connection is not there. Sometimes, in the darkest corners we find that connection--too cool :P

It reminds me of :
saa Dhartee bha-ee haree-aavalee jithai mayraa satgur baithaa aa-ay.
That land, where my True Guru comes and sits, becomes green and fertile.

p.s/At least I got everyone to smile, or laugh at how silly I am. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Prabhu Singh said...

Bhai Ji,
These pictures are just incredible!
Thank you so much for sharing them with us.
Sat Naam.

Anonymous said...

ਮਨੁ ਮੰਦਰੁ ਤਨੁ ਵੇਸ ਕਲੰਦਰੁ ਘਟ ਹੀ ਤੀਰਥਿ ਨਾਵਾ ॥
My mind is the temple, and my body is the simple cloth of the humble seeker; deep within my heart, I bathe at the sacred shrine. (Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Raag Bilaaval, Ang 795)

Waheguru!
May we see waheguru in others before we see within us.

Anoop

KKAur said...

these pictures are absolutely amazing. and the people! *in awe*

good shots, btw. :)

msingh said...

Anoop interesting point, but don't they say charity begins at home?? Surely one has to be aware of the potential within onself before one can see it in others....?

Prabhu Singh ji and kkaur thanks for the appreciation.

Waheguru

Sikhi Seeker said...

I love this set of pictures. And you actually took a pic inside the parikarma ...tut tut...i was so tempted and disappointed to be not allowed to take pics in there.
But these pics are beautiful....i bet you have more, so make haste :)

Anonymous said...

"but don't they say charity begins at home?? Surely one has to be aware of the potential within onself before one can see it in others....?"
Msingh Ji:
I agree! However at very basic level we are one or same. So does not make any difference If we see waheguru within us or in someone else. The result is same.
Charity/an effort should be local because we understand the local environment much better than someone from outside. ( local problems have local solutions) Reminds of movie " constant gardner". If we can take care of ourself first than only we are in position to help someone else.
It feels like I am talking to my father. We go for hours and hours discussing social issues.

Anonymous said...

False Within

ਸਭੁ ਕੋ ਆਖੈ ਆਪਣਾ ਜਿਸੁ ਨਾਹੀ ਸੋ ਚੁਣਿ ਕਢੀਐ ॥
ਕੀਤਾ ਆਪੋ ਆਪਣਾ ਆਪੇ ਹੀ ਲੇਖਾ ਸੰਢੀਐ ॥
ਜਾ ਰਹਣਾ ਨਾਹੀ ਐਤੁ ਜਗਿ ਤਾ ਕਾਇਤੁ ਗਾਰਬਿ ਹੰਢੀਐ ॥
ਮੰਦਾ ਕਿਸੈ ਨ ਆਖੀਐ ਪੜਿ ਅਖਰੁ ਏਹੋ ਬੁਝੀਐ ॥
ਮੂਰਖੈ ਨਾਲਿ ਨ ਲੁਝੀਐ ॥੧੯॥

ਸਲੋਕੁ ਮਃ ੧ ॥
ਨਾਨਕ ਫਿਕੈ ਬੋਲਿਐ ਤਨੁ ਮਨੁ ਫਿਕਾ ਹੋਇ ॥
ਫਿਕੋ ਫਿਕਾ ਸਦੀਐ ਫਿਕੇ ਫਿਕੀ ਸੋਇ ॥
ਫਿਕਾ ਦਰਗਹ ਸਟੀਐ ਮੁਹਿ ਥੁਕਾ ਫਿਕੇ ਪਾਇ ॥
ਫਿਕਾ ਮੂਰਖੁ ਆਖੀਐ ਪਾਣਾ ਲਹੈ ਸਜਾਇ ॥੧॥
ਮਃ ੧ ॥
ਅੰਦਰਹੁ ਝੂਠੇ ਪੈਜ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਦੁਨੀਆ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਫੈਲੁ ॥

I for sure is one who is false within. If only I can inscribe this word ਮੰਦਾ ਕਿਸੈ ਨ ਆਖੀਐ ਪੜਿ ਅਖਰੁ ਏਹੋ ਬੁਝੀਐ ॥ in my heart I may take very first step towards being true within.

Anoop
I need recite Asa Di Vaar once again!

KKAur said...

i agree with anon there. charity does begin at home, and if you cant help yourself, you cant help anyone else.

satvinder said...

Excellent photographs veer ji.

You've provided a unique perspective in them. Where did you take the first shot from [the photo that appears at the top of the page?]

especially love the first and second shot.

sat (",)

Dr Savi Arora said...

Wonderful innovative pictures!
Well Done.

Sweet Sikhi said...

Lots happening in Southall this weekend. Just to let Sangat know:

Sikh Youth Simran with Bhai Anoop Singh Ji (Una Sahib Wale)
When: Friday, 26th May, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Where: Sikh Missionary Society, 10 Featherstone Road, Southall (Upstairs hall)
(Train: Southall station from Paddington Station)


End of Exams Special Student Kirtan Darbaar
When: Saturday, 27th May, 7.30pm - late
Where: Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Park Avenue, Southall
(Train: Southall station from Paddington Station)
More info: http://boss-uk.org/#dusk2dawn


Kirtan by Bibi Snatam Kaur
When: Sunday, 28th May, 1pm - 2pm
Where: Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Park Avenue, Southall
(Train: Southall station from Paddington Station)
More info: www.snatamkaur.com


Please pop down and join the Saadh Sangat.

-Sweet Sikhi-

TeraRoop11 said...

Waheguru Jeeeoooo