Please read the following article from Panthic Weekly. Maan Singh Pehova is coming to UK and is planning to hold divaans in the following gurdwaras.
Guru Nanak Gurdwara, High Street, Smethwick, Birmingham Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Well Lane, Wednesfield Gurdwara Baba Sang High Street, Smethwick, Birmingham Guru Nanak Sikh Temple, Sedgley Street, Wolverhampton The Sikh Temple, Chapeltown Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Havelock Road, Southall, London Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar, Clarence Place, Gravesend, Kent Gurdwara Singh Sabha, High Road, Seven Kings, Ilford
Now UK Sangat please pay attention to the following Quote:
Khalsa Alliance sevadars acknowledged “During his recent trip to California, the Baba could not hold a single program in a public Gurdwara; it would be a shame if the UK Sangat allowed this rapist who has molested our mothers, sisters, and daughters to hold programs in their Gurdwaras without any objection. It is up to the UK Sangat, whether they will allow this thug to roam freely in their Sangat or not. We have done our duty in California.”
Some people say I am saying this in anger. No, this is not anger. I say this with hurt in my heart. The Government has never stripped any Hindu's daughter or sister, only those of us Sikhs are stripped; no daughter of a Hindu has been stripped and her father laid on her, only those of us Sikhs were subjected to this humiliation; no Hindu's Beloved (object of worship) has been set on fire, if there has been such a fire in this regime, it has been set to only our Beloved (Siri Guru Granth Sahib); no son of a Hindu has been detained or hung upside down, only Sikh students have been so hung; no shop belonging to any Hindu has been set on fire by the Government, only the homes of the Sikhs have been burnt down. (I speak) keeping all these things in mind. No government official has forced a cow's bones into the mouth of a son of a Hindu, tobacco has been sprinkled and cigarettes forced and tobacco spat into the mouths of only Sikh young men; if police officials have shaved off beards only Sikh boys were shaved and they were sent to Amritsar saying: "Go and tell Bhindranwale to do what he can."
So Daas had a fitness test done, and it turned out pretty well. Anyways while talking to the personal trainer and nutrionist, they went over 5 areas of healthy living. Exercise, Nutrition, Vitamins, Sleep, Attitude.
I won't get in to the specifics of each topic, but I will talk about the correlations of some of the advice I recieved with the lessons our Guru Sahibs gave us. Below is the advice given in Fitness books and by trainers:
1) Attitude: Wake up every morning and thank god for everything you have, spend some time meditating each morning when you wake up, and meditate before sleeping at night.
Guru Sahib has given us Amritvela, aswell as RakhiyaDe Shabad and Kirtan Sohila before bedtime, and told us to do swaas swaas simran 24/7. Science is just starting to scratch the surface of the benefits of this.
2) Nutrition: Only eat as much as your body needs, don't over eat or under eat. In the past people have talked about certain diets and how to eat to much of one type of food and less of another, but now scientists are realizing this may not be wise.
Guru Sahib has told us to just eat when you need to, not to eat for taste, but for need.
3) Sleep: A human being runs on a 24hr clock based on the sun. When we mess with our sleeping patters it has an adverse effect on our health. No matter what we should be asleep from 11pm to 1am, as this is the time the body gets the most fruit from sleeping.
Guru Sahib has told us that when one day turns into the next we should be sleeping, and we should wake up amritvela. Science is just scratching the surface of the advice Guru Sahib has given us.
In conclusion, many of us trust science, and books and reports, but we don't trust Guru Sahib. Guru Sahib knows all, and has already given us all the advice we need on how to live our lives, we don't need to look anywhere else. If we study Gurbani, SGGS, Dasam Granth, Sarbloh Granth, all the answers are given to us. Where to take out daswandh, how to interact with others, when to talk - when not to talk,how to fight a righteous war, how to play politics and with who, how to protect ones self from the 5 vikaars, how to protect from slipping into the trap of kaam, how to protect onesself from false accustations, and so much more.
We have no need to use our own mind, or look to books to figure out how to live, Guru Sahib loves us so much that they gave us everything right there infront of us, all we have to do is make the effort to learn from Guru Sahib.
Some people think that they have Sikhi all figured out, but if we learn a new thing every single day, after a million years we still wouldn't know it all.
What a Treasure that Guru Sahib has left us with, what a treasure we have in what we call Sikhi.
The saakhi of the 40 muktai, who had left Guru Sahib to return home. When they arrived home, their Singhnian were outraged. The Singhnian told the Singhs 'Pao Lao Chudiyaan', be bibian and we will be Singhs and stand by Guru Sahib and give our life. These 40 Singhs were than lead back into battle and back to the feet of Guru Gobind Singh Ji by Mai Bhago. Guru Sahib liberated these 40 brave souls after they gave their life protecting Guru Sahib and fighting the Moghul forces. The Sakhi is presented in more detail below courtesy of Info-Sikh.com -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
In 1704 the city of Anandpur Sahib, the residence of Guru Gobind Singh Ji was under extended siege by the combined forces of the Mughal army and Hill chiefs. The siege took its toll and the meager provisions were completely exhausted, with the Sikhs having to live on leaves and bark from the trees. Within the Sikh ranks there was a group of Jats of the Majha region, they had had enough and they made up their mind that they wanted to escape and leave Anandpur Sahib. After much deliberation they made their way to the Guru, and their leader Maha Singh told him of their desire to leave. Guru Gobind Singh Ji understood their situation but asked them to stay and fight, but all his persuasive arguments fell on deaf ears, they were resolute, they wanted to leave. With no alternative Guru Gobind Singh Ji with a heavy heart asked them that if they truly wished to leave then they must write a disclaimer and have it signed by all the deserters claiming that they no longer belonged to the Guru, and the Guru no longer belonged to them.
Obviously we can never understand the hardship the Sikhs had to endure and the desperate situation the Sikhs were in but even so, when we think of the great sacrifices made by Sikhs like Bhai Mani Singh, Bhai Taru Singh, Bhai Mati Das, Bhai Sati Das and Bundha Singh to name but a few it is hard to understand what possessed the Majha Sikhs to put pen to paper and write a disclaimer that “Guru Gobind Singh Ji, we are no longer your Sikhs and you are no longer our Guru,” it must go down as a most shameful episode in Sikh history.
The deserters were from the Majha region and one of the villages in this area was called Jhabal, and in the village lived a woman named Mai Bhago. She was known for her faith and courage and when she saw the 40 Sikhs approaching in the distance she went out to meet them. She asked news about Guru Gobind Singh Ji, and when she heard their sorry tale her blood boiled. She could not contain herself, she charged them with cowardice and a lack of faith in their Guru. She felt, as did the other women folk of the area that they had brought shame on their region. Mai Bhago was determined to wipe this stain of infamy of the Majha sikhs. She told all the women folk not to be hospitable to the Sikhs, she shamed and censured the Singh's for their cowardice.
Mai Bhago donned on men’s clothing and told them that either they stay behind and look after the children or they try to make amends and return with her to the Guru. Ashamed by their act of desertion they vowed to put things right and mounted their horses and set off towards Frozepur.
Knowing that the enemy Wazir Khan was advancing to attack the Guru, Mai Bhago’s group took up positions near a place called Khidrana. As the enemy forces came close the Sikhs pounced on them, a fierce battle ensued; although heavily out numbered the Sikhs attacked with ferocity and many were killed on both sides. The dust raised by the battle alerted Guru Sahib Ji who by this time had vacated Anandpur Sahib, he joined his Sikhs on a sandy hill (tibbi) and shot arrows on the enemy. As the battle raged Guru Sahib Ji mounted his horse and led his contingent from the west. The enemy could not stand a sudden attack on its left flank and after sustaining heavy loses withdrew leaving the dead and dying on the battlefield.
Guru Gobind Singh Ji dismounted from his horse and surveyed the scene. He saw one of his Sikhs lying wounded and recognised him as Maha Singh, the leader of the 40 deserters. Guru Ji sat beside him and put his head on his lap and wiped away the blood and tears from his eyes, just as a father would a son. Guru Ji was greatly impressed and pleased by his Sikhs. “Ask whatever you will, the house of Guru Nanak is open to you” spoke Guru Ji but Maha Singh only had one thing on his mind, the letter of desertion. “O Lord of all the heavens, if you are in mercy then please forgive me and my companions for our betrayal, and all that I pray for now is that you tear up the letter we handed to you.” The all knowing Guru had kept the letter on his person knowing full well that it would be needed, Guru Ji took it out and tore it in front of Maha Singh.
You have redeemed yourself here and in the hereafter.” The forty deserters who lay dead in the battlefield were blessed by Guru Sahib Ji as the chali mukhtay –the forty liberated ones.