Tuesday, January 17, 2006

A Heart Wrenching Song """Aa bhi ja"""

This Lovely song was compile by Panji Amarjit Kaur all the way from Bangkok.

This is a heart wrenching song that is sung by a yearning soul…

Oh my love, my life, my God, my light…
When will you come to me and be within my sight?
Oh this terrible darkness… this night and its bleakness…
Why have you surrounded me so?
Why have you caged me like there’ll be no tomorrow?
Come my light.. come to me my sunrise…
My heart longs for your warmth my God, my love…
Come to me from far above…
The craziness of this heart is beyond anyone’s perception…
Yet you’re my shadow my very own reflection…
A part of me, so how to forget you?
I’m absolutely incomplete without you…
Wherever I look, whoever I see…
Why do they resemble you to me?
I know not why… I know not how… I know only that we are bonded…
And this emptiness is deeply embedded…
So bid goodbye to the night…
And come to me oh my light!
Bid goodbye to the night…
And come to me oh my light!
Aa Bhi Jaa….

Amarjit Kaur, Bangkok, Klang Semelan 2005

Monday, January 16, 2006


"Know people by the light illuminating them and do not ask their caste; for in the hereafter no one is differentiated by caste."
Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Historical Context
In the times of Guru Nanak Dev Ji as in most cases today people believed in a caste system which argued how people should be split in terms of their roles in society purely based in which caste they were born into. This Hindu belief meant huge inequalities and discriminations existed between human beings as people were divided into upper and lower castes. However this unjustified and unfair system was one of the first things that the Sikh Guru’s as revolutionary’s preached against and tried to stop.

The Guru's Reforms
The teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and the succeeding Guru's produced important reforms. Sikhi recognizes no caste. All people are equal irrespective of their calling and social positions. Prince or serf, rich or poor, Brahman or shudra, man or woman, black or white, all as human beings, were considered to be equal. As the tenth Guru Ji stated

"The caste of all mankind is one and the same."

Guru Gobind Singh Ji

In order to counteract the traditions of inequality and the caste system the Guru's introduced langar (common kitchen) where Hindus and Muslims, “high and low caste”, princes and paupers all sat down in rows together (pangat) and took the same food as equals. This remarkable practice was done at a time when it was believed that even having the shadow of a low caste person fall on the food of a higher caste person would make it unfit for consumption. Even Emperor Akbar of Delhi had to sit down and dine with sweepers and beggars in the Guru's kitchen before he was allowed to see Guru Amar Das Ji in person. Sikhi is a great leveller of people and emphatically declares One God for all beings, that doesn’t judge people on the lines of caste or social status.
“He minds not their caste or color, nor family nor lineage, And Blesses them with His Name, in His Mercy, and Embellishes them all-too-spontaneously”
(Guru Granth Sahib Ji)

In reality Sikhi reveals how only a persons actions carry any wait, and how caste is a futile and pointless thing.
Hereafter goes neither caste nor color with thee, And one becomes as are one' s deeds. (Asa, M. 3, Guru Granth Sahib Ji)
Likewise when Guru Gobind singh Ji created the Khasla all people who took Amrit (as is done today) all drank from the same iron bowl to shatter all barriers. Each lost their previous surnames, which identifies a person to a particular caste or tribe and accepted the same surnames of Singh or Kaur. The Guru has enjoined on all who have joined the Khalsa that they should consider any previous 'castes' erased and deem themselves as brothers and sisters; all members of one family. When initiated into the Khalsa order there is no question of so called caste. Even the original Panj Piara's (five beloved) were from different background and places of original.
It is on record how Guru Gobind Singh Ji turned away extremely powerful Rajput Kings from taking Amrit, as they were only willing to join the Khalsa on the condition of being able to drink the Amrit separately from the so called lower caste people who would also drink from the same bowl.
Infact the Sikhs became a completely castles society with historians commenting on how the Khalsa armies for the first time in history had mixes of people from all so called castes as equals; (please read the Jang Nama).
Equality Of All People - The Guru's Basic Teachings
In order to demonstrate practically that the Guru’s meant what they said Guru Arjan Dev Ji (the 5th Guru) included in the Guru Granth Sahib the hymns of Muslim and Hindu Bhagats (Saints), some of whom belonged to the so-called low castes. One of these Saints was Bhagat Kabir Ji, he was born into a Shudra family of cloth weavers in 1398 AD. Kabir worshipped One formless God, led a pious life, preached love of God and fellow beings, as God's light was equally present in all. He raised a powerful voice against caste and challenged the high caste Brahmans:

"How is it that you claim to be a Brahman and brand us as untouchables ? Do you dare call yourself milk-white and label us as polluted blood? If you claim to be a Brahman because you were born to a Brahman woman; Do you also dare to claim that you were born differently?"
Bhagat Kabir Ji (Guru Granth Sahib Ji)

"God created light; His omnipotence gave birth to all; All beings are born from the same light, how can some be good and some bad? Your caste and rank depend on your own actions. Do not be proud of your caste.O ignorant fool, this pride is the root of all evils."
Guru Nanak Dev Ji
Hence there is no doubt that the Gurus created a casteless society in Sikhi. But what is happening today ? Why is it that when you ask a person what he/she is they say :" Oh, I'm a Sikh " but then they also proudly say: " I'm a JAT !! " .. "I'm a Ramgharia !!" .. "I'm a Ravidasi !!" or .. "I'm a Parjapat !!". The Guru's have shown us the way and yet we don't even follow the Guru's basic teachings; have a look at ourselves, are we contradicting ourselves by calling ourselves "Sikh" and then believing and holding onto the caste system. The fundamental assumption of the caste ideology is that people are forever unequal based on birth. Do we want to believe in this? Why as so-called Sikhs are we refusing to accept Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s message of equality and instead follow an outdated Hindu practice which our Guru’s fought so hard to end.
How Can We Release Ourselves From The Evil Chains Of Caste?
The previous generation has shown their ignorance of the Guru's teachings by believing in caste marriages and even going to the extent of naming Gurdwaras by caste (what a contradiction!!). We the next generation need to look at the mistakes of our parents and amend them to the Guru's teachings. The solution to free ourselves from caste is by love and attachment to Guru’s teachings. We may will be immensely pressurized by our parents, peers and society to believe in the caste system, in the same way other prejudices become the norm, but whilst respecting our parents we must attach ourselves to the truth - that caste has no place in Sikhi. The more closer we get to Guru Ji (Guru Granth Sahib Ji) and follow its divine teachings the more God will shower his grace upon us, and free us from the evil chains of caste which have stalled the development of our society. By arming ourselves with the knowledge of Gurbani we will also gain the answers to the mythology we will be challenged with.Our biggest shortcoming is our ignorance of Sikhi. This has led us away from the Guru and into the exact things Guru Ji preaches against. This death of consciousness has allowed us to be exploited and polluted by evils such as the caste system and superstitions. Hence lets make the effort to learn more about the Guru’s universal and beautiful message and Sikh history so that we shall know for ourselves what is a part of Sikhi and what isn’t.

The Khalsa belongs to theWonderful Lord, The Victory belongs to the Wonderful Lord

Sikh groups and Umno Youth voice concern

MALAYSIA,PETALING JAYA: Sikh organisations and the Umno Youth Public Complaints Bureau are among those that have expressed concern over the case where a Sikh student was told to shave or get a transfer to another school.

In a joint statement, seven Sikh bodies said some attempts had been made to resolve such issues in the past but cases of such nature had been on the increase.
“We are very perturbed by the action of the school principal as it goes directly against the freedom of religion enshrined in the Federal Constitution,” they said yesterday.

The organisations are the Malaysian Gurdwaras Council, Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia, Khalsa Diwan Malaysia, Malaysian Sikh Education Trust (Perak), Perak Sikh Union, Sant Sohan Singh Memorial Society (Malacca) and the Sikh Welfare Society Malaysia.

“We urge the Education Minister to issue a clear policy reminder to all schools in Malaysia to ensure that Sikh students are not prevented from following the precepts of their faith,” they said.

The Malaysian Sikh Association said it had been inundated with complaints of the same nature following the report in The Star.
President Santokh Singh said government officers should be given proper guidance to ensure that the religious rights of all communities were respected and protected.
“Before issuing an order which touches on the sensitivities of race or religion, the views of relevant religious groups should be sought first,” he added.

Bureau chief Datuk Subahan Kamal said teachers and principals should be equipped not only with academic knowledge, but also with sensitivity towards other races and religions.
“This is a classic learning case for teachers, school principals and the ministry. This is a multi-racial society. Do not create misunderstanding. As long as the students are neat, they should not need to write to the ministry to be permitted to keep their facial hair,” he added.
In Ipoh, state Education, Human Resources and Multimedia Committee chairman Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir urged the boy's parents and the school principal to resolve the matter immediately and amicably.

Noting that the regulation on this issue was clear, he said some leeway must be given on religious grounds.
“Exemptions are given to those who have to comply with their religion,” he added.

SIKH Boy can keep facial hair



Ranveer Singh: Does not need to shave facial hair as long as it is kept neat.KUALA LUMPUR: It is official – Fifth Former Ranveer Singh does not have to shave off his facial hair so long as it is kept neat.

Education deputy director-general (schools) Datuk Khusaini Hasbullah said schools should look at the whole situation when dealing with religious issues.
As such, he said, Ranveer Singh, who was told by his school principal to shave off his facial hair, does not have to do so.

“As long as he keeps it neat and presentable, I don’t see a problem. The policy is that religious practices should be allowed if they are not extreme,” he said yesterday.
For the Sikhs, he said, this meant that they could wear a turban and keep facial hair.
“Boys now reach puberty earlier and mature faster, and we have to consider their physical changes,” he added.

The Star reported yesterday that Ranveer Singh, 17, had been told by his principal that facial hair was against school regulations. The Perak Education Department had said Ranveer Singh could write to the Education Ministry for permission to keep his facial hair.
According to Jasmel Singh, 45, the principal had said if his son refused to follow instructions, he should get himself transferred to another school.

Jasmel Singh described the rule as discriminatory and said it was ridiculous to have to seek permission for a religious obligation.

Acknowledging the sensitivity of such issues, Khusaini cited the case where three boys went to court in Seremban in 1997 through their guardian to seek reinstatement after being expelled for wearing the serban (Islamic turban) in school.

“The serban is considered extreme and is not allowed,” he said.
He advised principals to check the relevant circular if they were unsure about how to proceed.
When contacted, Jasmel Singh said he was happy the issue was finally resolved.
“The issue should not have come up in the first place,” he added.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Trip to Genting Highland Kuala Lumpur

Hmmmmmm what can i say ,,,,u guys just look la the POST
The big BABY in City, Baby looking COOL ...u can do it Bask
HMMMM......what is going ON here.....hehehehe Bask is blur(BUM 1986),Tommmy is enjoying
LOOK what is Happening in Genting Highland it is a free world
Look at the SEMELAN Facis........posting In Genting
The Gang When to The CITY of ENYERTAINMENT at 11pm Havoc !!!!!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Sikh Youth Camp 2005 KLANG

IT WAS NOT ME ,it was the guy in Red
The Guy IN RED
The team from Jakarta Havoc
IN the move in KLANG Gurdawara
more better when MAHARAJ is on it
Loook goood
After a Havoc DAY in SEMELAN
Miri Piri academy students in action
HOOO look at the Horses looking smart

Sri Dasmesh Band looking cool
The Royal Guards marching so so perfect
It is so so havoc of the mightes to honor GuruMaharaj ji
from the hellicopter view
The Storms with 5 beloved ones in each
Solute of Honor
Royal Guards going towards Mightes Darbar
Royal Guru Maharaj ji Guards and Bagpipes The Outriders of GuruMaharaj ji
The Cool Guys
GURUMAHARAJ JI comes with Style
Hellicopter brought GURUMAHARAJ JI
Storm with KANDAS