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The Man in Blue - Rám Ráje

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  • harjinder singh khalsa
    the man in blue harjindersinghkhalsa@yahoo.co.uk Rám Ráje I have said this before, and no doubt I will say it again : Many Sikhs and people of Sikh
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 30, 2006
      the man in blue
      harjindersinghkhalsa@...

      Rám Ráje

      I have said this before, and no doubt I will say it again : Many Sikhs and people of Sikh background know very little about Guru Granth Sahib. That is why we do not realise that the Ásá di Vár that is ‘performed’ these days is not as Guru gave it us, but always with many additions.

      The good news is that the additions are all from Guru Granth Sahib, but when Guru Arjan compiled the first version of the Guru Granth these additions were not part of Ásá di Vár, and neither were these included by Guru Gobind Singh in the final version of our Eternal Guru.

      There is a strange contradiction in our present practice. Most of our devotion of Guru Granth Sahib is concentrated on its physical appearance, but very few people even notice the singing of ‘mixed’ sabads or the ignoring the rágs as indicated by Guru.

      Recently I bought a new ‘sunder’ gutka from the Sikh Missionary Society in Southall. Sunder (beautiful) Gutké do not just contain the normal nitnem (daily) sabads, but also other often recited sabads from Guru Granth Sahib. That means that Ásá dí Vár is featured, including the additional sabads.

      In this Gutka the additional sabads are printed in a smaller font and at the end of these sabads the numbers as appear in Guru Granth Sahib are printed, which makes it easy to locate them in the Guru Granth.

      There are two types of additional sabads in the gutka. Firstly a number of sabads by different Gurus and in various rágs occur throughout the text, mostly complete sabads, sometimes a verse or a number of verses of sabads.

      But what I want to concentrate on in the rest of this column are six sabads from Rág Ásá Chhant M 4, of which the first lines of all the verses end with ‘Rám Ráje’. Each of these sabads consists of 4 verses, which is the normal pattern for ‘Chhants’. That means that there are a total of 24 verses.

      Ásá dí Vár consists of 24 pauriá, each preceded by a number of sloka. The pauria are all by Guru Nanak Sahib, as are most of the sloka, but there are also sloka by Guru Angad. Before each of the 24 sloka & pauri units of the Vár one of the 24 ‘Rám Ráje’ verses has been inserted.

      Please have a look in your gutka, or in the gutké that you can find in your local Gurdwara. You can also read these 6 sabads in Guru Granth Sahib (pané 448 – 451). If you have no access to Guru Granth Sahib, use sikhitothemax.com. These 6 sabads are obvious linked to each other, and I wonder if there is a common underlying message. Also please have a read of the beginning of the actual Ásá di Vár (pana 462), and tell me what you notice there.


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    • Zahra Chang
      Kashmiri American Council (KAC) Presents an Open Forum with Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Chairman, All parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) Topic: “Prospect of Peace
      Message 2 of 3 , Oct 1, 2006
        Kashmiri American Council
        (KAC)

        Presents
        an Open Forum

        with
        Mirwaiz Umar Farooq,
        Chairman, All parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC)

        Topic: “Prospect of Peace Process in South Asia:
        Post Havana Summit”

        Venue: 1111 Sixteenth Street, N.W. Suite 420,
        Washington, D.C.

        Wednesday, October 4, 2006
        Time: 2.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.

        Conference room, 7th floor

        Mirwaiz has led the delegation of the APHC when they
        met twice with Mr. L. K. Advani, then the Deputy Prime
        Minister of India; and Mr. Atel Behari Vajpayee, then
        the Prime Minister of India. He also met twice Dr.
        Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India and four
        times, General Pervez Musharraf, the President of
        Pakistan.

        Mirwaiz and his broad political coalition group are
        anxious to explore the support of the international
        community to settle the long-standing issue that has
        remained the underlying cause of tensions between
        India and Pakistan. He is prepared to explore
        constructive approaches to jump starting the
        longstanding Kashmir stalemate that satisfies the
        claims both of justice and the legitimate security and
        other interests of South Asian powers.

        Mirwaiz came to the Untied States to attend the OIC
        Foreign Ministers Annual Meet at the United Nations in
        New York City.

        RSVP:
        Misbah at 202-628-6789 or 202-628-6788
        Fax: 202-393-0062 / E-mail: gnfai2003@...


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      • Unity against ..... Hindu Nazis
        Hindu terrorism in Kashmir Bengalis want Greater Bangladesh Bangladesh + West Bengal = Greater Bangladesh Zahra Chang, USA The arrival of Mirwaiz in USA to
        Message 3 of 3 , Oct 5, 2006
          Hindu terrorism in Kashmir












          Bengalis want Greater Bangladesh






          Bangladesh + West Bengal = Greater Bangladesh







          Zahra Chang,
          USA






          The arrival of Mirwaiz in USA to promote the Kashmir cause is a good thing and every opportunity must be sought and explored for the sake of bringing peace between Golden Pakistan and Fascist Hindu India on the issue of Kashmir.



          While being in the USA, Mirwaiz should also give details to the International media, particularly the US media regarding the brutal atrocities committed by the Hindu terrorists against the Muslims and Sikhs in Kashmir. These sad and dismal incidents of oppression by the Hindu Nazis and Hindu Fascists occur nearly every day and there appears to be no end of it in sight. These Hindu terrorists also attack and kill our Sikh brothers in Kashmir, which is then blamed on the Kashmiri militants intending to give the Kashmiri freedom fighters a tarnished image all over the world.



          Hindus are evil and fascist people and it is in their nature to kill and oppress the innocent all over Kashmir and also in Fascist India. Only the liberation of Kashmir, Khalistan, Dalitstan, Assam, West Bengal etc. will bring peace to those communities living there, otherwise there will NEVER be any peace in Fascist India. The people of Bangladesh in Germany consider West Bengal to be their territory and they want to liberate it from Fascist India. The Bengalis want to make a new country of Greater Bangladesh , by incorporating West bengal into present Bangladesh.



          Hindus are born Nazis, Fascists and Terrorists. Fascist India has no future as a single entity and it will soon be divided into hundreds of countries, duplicating the dismal destiny of, once formidable, Soviet Union.













          Dr. Parvez Khan,
          Ph.D --- Mechanical Engineering
          A very very very proud Pakistani,
          Chairman,




          1) Muslim Bahujan Sikh Unity


          2) Campaign against Fascist Mahatma Gandhi


          3) Muslim Sikh Bhai Bhai




          Switzerland
          Germany







          Zahra Chang <kashmirconference@...> wrote:


          Kashmiri American Council
          (KAC)

          Presents
          an Open Forum

          with
          Mirwaiz Umar Farooq,
          Chairman, All parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC)

          Topic: “Prospect of Peace Process in South Asia:
          Post Havana Summit”

          Venue: 1111 Sixteenth Street, N.W. Suite 420,
          Washington, D.C.

          Wednesday, October 4, 2006
          Time: 2.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.

          Conference room, 7th floor

          Mirwaiz has led the delegation of the APHC when they
          met twice with Mr. L. K. Advani, then the Deputy Prime
          Minister of India; and Mr. Atel Behari Vajpayee, then
          the Prime Minister of India. He also met twice Dr.
          Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India and four
          times, General Pervez Musharraf, the President of
          Pakistan.

          Mirwaiz and his broad political coalition group are
          anxious to explore the support of the international
          community to settle the long-standing issue that has
          remained the underlying cause of tensions between
          India and Pakistan. He is prepared to explore
          constructive approaches to jump starting the
          longstanding Kashmir stalemate that satisfies the
          claims both of justice and the legitimate security and
          other interests of South Asian powers.

          Mirwaiz came to the Untied States to attend the OIC
          Foreign Ministers Annual Meet at the United Nations in
          New York City.

          RSVP:
          Misbah at 202-628-6789 or 202-628-6788
          Fax: 202-393-0062 / E-mail: gnfai2003@...

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