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I hear my name
From every direction
In your voice
In my mind and my heart
Pulling strings
That broke long ago,
I thought.

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time. And always one more time.” — Maya Angelou (via keep-moving-forwarddd)

The Embryo Hunts in Secret (Kôji Wakamatsu, 1966)

ph Arseto Adiputra

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Une femme mariée (Jean-Luc Godard, 1964)

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10 ways India committed the Sikh Genocide

1.“All this could not have happened if it was merely a spontaneous reaction of the angry public.  The systematic manner in which the Sikhs were thus killed indicate that the attacks on them were organized”

2.“There is also evidence on record to show that on 31-10-84 either meetings were held or person who could organize attacks were contacted and given instructions to kill Sikhs and loot their homes and shops”

3. “Outsiders in large numbers could not have been brought by ordinary persons from the public.  Bringing them from outside required an organized effort” 

4.“There is evidence to show that at some places the mobs indulging in violent attacks had come in DTC buses orvehicles (Public Transportation)”

5. “Supplying them (the mobs) with weapons and inflammable material also required an organized effort” 

6.“Large number of affidavits indicate that local Congress(I) leaders and workers had either incited or helped the mobs in attacking the Sikhs” 

7. “Rumours were circulated which had the effect of inciting people against the Sikhs”

8. “That attacks were made in a systematic manner without much fear of the police”

9. “Rumors were reported to have been circulated by the police”

10. “There is enough material on record to show that at many places the Police had taken away their (Sikhs) arms or other articles with which they could have defended themselves against the attacks of mobs

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What to do when a Christian tries to make you drop your Sikhi….

Across the globe, thousands of punjabi’s have turned to Christianity. Know your faith and know theirs. When people try to convert you, don’t just smile and walk away, show them that you are confident with your Sikhi, and that you know their faith too. Leave them with question marks about their own faith.

Though there are the many Christian sects, One of the most common one in UK is ”jehova’s witnesses”, they often argue over what is the authentic words of Jesus Christ and what isn’t. It is widely accepted across Christian sects that “The Lords Prayer” (Mathew 6:9-13) was a prayer given by Jesus to his disciples; these are considered to be the words of Jesus himself:

1 “Our Father in heaven,
2 hallowed be thy name.
3 thy kingdom come,
4 thy will be done,
5 on earth as it is in heaven.
6 Give us this day our daily bread,
7 and forgive our sins,
8 as we also have forgiven those who sin against us.
9 And lead us not into temptation,
10 but deliver us from evil.”

I am going to dissect this christian prayer a little and look at the possibility of Jesus being a brahmgiani sant by looking at it in a different perspective with Gurbani Sahib in mind:

1 “Our Father in heaven,
Here, Jesus has referred to God as “Our Father” not “My Father”. To me, this is confirmation that Jesus is not calling himself the son of God, but is calling all of us children of God which defeats the Christian concept of the holy trinity. In Gurbani there are several references to Vaheguru as the parent ie Ramiya Hao Barik Tera (o lord I am your child) and Tu Mera Pita Tuhai Mera Mata (you are my father, and you are my mother)

2 hallowed be thy name.
Here, Jesus is putting emphasis that Naam is sacred. Again Gurbani sahib puts emphasis on this…Aiso Heera Nirmal Naam (such is the diamond of the lords perfect name) Eh Tan Hat Saraf Ko Bhae Vakhar Naam Apar (the body is the jewlers shop, siblings of destiny, the naam is the merchandise… secure the merchandise, the naam by contemplating the Gurus shabad).

3 thy kingdom come,
Here Jesus is talking about Gods Kingdom, references are also made in Gurbani Sahib to Vaheguru’s Darbar or court… Vada Tera Darbar Sacha Tudh Thakat (the darbar of your court is glorious and great. Your holy throne is true)

4 thy will be done,
Here Jesus is talking about Hukam, or Gods will. Again this is in line with Gurbani Sahib,Sahi Tera Furman Kinai Na Ferieaa (your command is true and can not be challenged) Hukmai Andar Sabh Ko Bahar Hukam Na Koi (everything is within Gods will, nothing is beyond Gods will)

5 on earth as it is in heaven.
Here Jesus is not limiting Vaheguru to heaven (sachkhand) only, jesus is making clear that according to Vahrguru’s will, Vaheguru’s darbar (thy kingdom) is on earth ie sachkhand is accessible on earth. Gurbani Sahib says Satguru Mera Sada Sada Na Avai Na Jaye… … (my true guru forever and ever does not come and go. He is the imperishable creator lord; he is permeating and pervading among all) Santoh Ghat Ghat Rehiiya Samahio… … (o saints, he is pervading and permeating each and every heart. The perfect lord is completely permeating everyone, everywhere, he is diffused in the water and the land).

6 Give us this day our daily bread,
Here jesus is referring to God as the giver. Gurbani Sahib says - Tu Data Datar Tera Dita Khavana (you are the giver,. The great giver, we eat whatever you give us). Jin Paidaes Tu Kia Soe Dhae Adhar (he who created you will also give you nourishment).

7 and forgive our sins,
Here jesus is talking about Gods forgivable / merciful nature. Gurbani Sahib says Sahib Mera Miharavan, Jea Sagal Ko Dhae Dhaan (my lord and master is merciful he gives his gifts to all beings). Nanak Sagle Dukh Utarian Parabh Parbarahm Bakhsind (o Nanak, all pain has been washed away by the supreme lord God, the forgiver). Sant Aradhan Sad Sada Sabhna Ka Bakhsind (the saints worship and adore him forever and ever. He is the forgiver of all). 

8 as we also have forgiven those who sin against us.
Here jesus is talking about compassion to forgive. Gurbani Sahib says Fareeda Je Tu Maran Mukia Tinha Na Mare Ghum, Apanrai Ghar Jaeia Pair Tinha De Chum (fareed, do not turn around and strike those who strike you with their fists, instead kiss their feet and return to your home) 

9 And lead us not into temptation, 10 but deliver us from evil
Jesus is requesting protection from desires and protection and evil. Guru Gobind Singh Ji maharaj says Hamri Karo Hath Deh Racha… …. (Please guard us with Your Hand. All my heart’s desires are fulfilled. My mind is focused on Your Feet. Sustain us as Your Own. Destroy all my enemies (desires / anger greed ego lust and attachment). With Your Hands protect me. In Bliss remains my mind, service people and Sikhs all who serve the Creator)… and Rakh Pita Prab Mere (o save me my father) and Jagat Jalanda Rakh Leh Apni Kirpa Dhar (the world is in flames, shower it with Your mercy and save it).


Now assuming Jesus was a Mahapurash, a true Saint, all saints come with the same message, because they are inspired by the same source, Vaheguru, they are all drops from the same ocean, Vaheguru.

In this status message you should have enough tools to preach to any Christian who tries to convert you, and in fact you can turn the tables and teach them Sikhi in accordance with their own “lords prayer” which they believe to be the words of Jesus.

Next time a christian thinks your weak enough to drop your Sikhi, explain to them, that Jesus could well be a true saint, all saints come with the same message. You could explain that you do not accept any version of the bible to be authentic in its COMPLETE form as they have been altered a number of times, there are a number of variations and they are not written by jesus himself. Then explain the universal message of Guru Granth Sahib Ji maharaj, explain that there is no way Guru Granth Sahib JI Maharaj can be altered, and it was completed by the Saints themselves – during their time on earth. Explain how tolerance and equality are not just words in sikhi, but are practically carried out through the unique concepts of langar and the shaheedi of Guru Tegh Bahadar Maharaj. If they are still listening… you have opened an excellent gateway for Sikhi prachar and are doing a great job ! Do your self proud, do your quam proud, do Guru Sahib proud !!

My mom once invited the Jehovah’s Witness preachers into our home. She sat them down. Listen to them. Took heir tiny booklet and looked through it. She then made them tea and told them how Our Gurus said the same things as Jesus and we believe in the same things. Saying angs from gurbani just like this. They were so stunned they left our house half an hour later questioning their own faith and agreeing that sikhi is the right path for us.