Sunday, July 30, 2006

Click here for Episode 11

Welcome to Episode 11

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This weeks episode the meaning section we briefly covers 2 Sikh ceremonies - Birth and Marriage.

The history section looks at the life of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
Source: The Sikhs by Khuswant Singh and Raghu Rai.

The Shabad Translation this week is: Prubh Paas Jun Kee Arudhaas
sung by Dya Singh and Party from Australia - available from the CD Pr'desan - The Lonely Soul.

prubh paas jun kee arudhaas thoo suchaa saaee
O God, Your humble servant offers his prayer to You; You are my True Master.

thoo rukhuvaalaa sudhaa sudhaa ho thudh dhiaaee
You are my Protector, forever and ever; I meditate on You.

jeea junth sabh thaeriaa thoo rehiaa sumaaee
All the beings and creatures are Yours; You are pervading and permeating in them.

jo dhaas thaerae kee nindhaa kurae this maar puchaaee
One who slanders Your slave is crushed and destroyed.

chinthaa shadd achinth ruhu naanuk lag paaee
Falling at Your Feet, Nanak has renounced his cares, and has become care-free.

We close the show with inspirational extracts from James Blunt (No Bravery) and M Jackson (Cry). Suggesting the need for world peace.

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Monday, July 17, 2006

Click here for Episode 10


Welcome to Episode 10 of Sikhwithin.

This week our show is co-hosted with Dr Savi and Kavleen Kaur. After last week's special outside broadcast we're back in the studio and a return to our normal format:

We talk about the importance of Gurdwara's.
(Source: The Sikhs Their Religious Beliefs and Practices by W. Owen Cole and Piara Singh Sambhi)

We also look at the life of Guru Hargobin Ji. He was the 6th Guru of the Sikhs.
(Source: Illustrated Ten Sikh Gurus – B. Chattar Singh Jiwan Singh (Amirtsar)).

Shabad Translation.
This week we feature a shabad sung by Chitra Roy entitled: Mayraa Mujh Meh.
It was composed by Bhagat Kabir.

mayraa mujh meh kichh nahee jo kichh hai so tayraa.
Nothing is mine within myself. Whatever there is, is Yours, O Lord.

tayraa tujh ka-o sa-upatay ki-aa laagai mayraa.
If I surrender to You what is already Yours, what does it cost me?

too too kartaa too hoo-aa mujh meh rahaa na hooN.
Repeating, "You, You", I have become like You.
Nothing of me remains in myself.

jab aapaa par kaa mit ga-i-aa jat daykh-a-u tat too.
When the difference between myself and others is removed, then wherever I look, I see only You.

We close with some inspirtational music from Elton John singing: All that I'm allowed.

PS The Intro is an snippet from the new Sergio Mendes CD (called Timeless) with Justin Timberlake singing: Loose Ends - Implying that we (brothers and sisters) need to get together to sort out any problems we have.

In a world where there is inequality, difficulties with religious tolerance, poverty and suffering, surely we can channel our energies to help each other rather than fighting.

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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Click here for Episode 9 - An outside broadcast special - Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Martydom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji.

Sat Sri Akal

Welcome to Episode 9

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An outside broadcast special
Yes, we're back and sorry for being a couple of days late. The editing of this week's episode took a little longer than I thought. Normally our show is structured into five parts: Meanings, Shabad translation, History, Story and Inspirational music. However, this week's show is a different - using interviews to convey knowledge.

We start this weeks show with a track that lasts only 47 seconds by Russell Watson. I've always considered the words and title of this track to be quite deep, i.e: Faith of the Heart. It is a track that I often play to give or raise inspiration.

Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of the Guru Arjan Dev Ji.
This weeks episode is a special outside broadcast recorded at Trafalgar Square, London (UK) at an event on 19th June 2006. It was organised by the Network of Sikh Organisations (chaired by Sir Dr Interjit Singh OBE) to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of the Guru Arjan Dev Ji.

The episode consists of interviews with an MP, Religious representatives, the Scouts brigade and some the Sevadars handing out water and cold drinks.

I thought that by using the concept of interviews this could provide a different way to communicate knowledge about the importance of this event.

One Shadbad has been included at the end of this week's show. It is just after we leave the Trafalgar Square recording. The Shabad is entitled: Satgur Hoe Dayaal. It was written by Guru Amar Das Ji. Its translation is shown below and is sung by mother and daughter: Prabhu Nam Kaur and Snatam Kaur and is available on the CD: Mother's Blessing.

Satgur hoe dayaal ta sardhaa pooreeai
The True Guru is merciful - your trust is complete.

Satgur hoe dayaal na kabahoo jhooreeai
The True Guru is merciful - you will never pine away.

Satgur hoe dayaal taa dukh na jaaneeai
The True Guru is merciful - you will not know suffering.

Satgur hoe dayaal taa har rang maaneeai
The True Guru is merciful - you enjoy God's love.

Satgur hoe dayaal ta jam kaa dar kehaa
The True Guru is merciful - then, what reason is there to fear death?

Satgur hoe dayaal taa sad hee sukh dehaa
The True Guru is merciful - the body is ever in peace.

Satgur hoe dayaal taa nav nidh paaiai
The True Guru is merciful - the 9 treasures come to you.

Satgur hoe dayaal ta sach samaaeeai
The True Guru is merciful - then, you are absorbed in truth.

At the end of the show there are some dedications to a couple of listeners: Shaan Singh from Bowie, Maryland USA and Dr Raminder Singh from the UK. Thank you all for your contiued support.

A Thank you also to all the contributors of the show.

Photos/Pics from the day:
Suzanne Evans:

Sir Dr Inderjit Singh OBE:

People from different faiths coming together:

Sukhmani Kaur on one of the stands at Trafalgar Square:
A quick apology as I accidently deleted the audio interview I did on the drinks' s stand with Sukhmani Kaur and her friend.

Bob (Rob) Marris - Member of Parliment for Wolverhampton South West:

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