Saturday, December 6, 2008

Who are the Sikhs? Great You Tube Video from Singhster1


"Who are the Sikhs?" is a great video representing Sikhism and it's people. Thanks to the director.

I suggest you to go to comments section after watching the video. When I'm in the net, I always look for new info or debates about goras. Here we go...

Moreover what do you know about all gora Sikhs for you to claim that
they are all fake and out to brainwash others!!???!!

Im sorry but THIS IS TOTALLY AGAINST SIKHI to discriminate against anyone!!. My punjabi sardar cousin is married to a gori girl for the past 15 years!!!! They have 3 beautiful gursikh kids!. So why do you think that is so!?!! You need to have an very open mind, if Guru ji thought like you then there would be no Panj Pyare's!!!! Please don't judge anyone!!

Good words Singhster1 ( I assume this is a director of the movie trying to interact with one of the commenters. Sikhism is about equality... Why we Goras are not trusted?

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Visiting Amritsar...


Recently I was on my 3rd trip to Amritsar, Punjab, India. I'm not a tourist anymore. I come here as an old friend.
If you would like to know more about my trip I have prepared Squidoo Lens Travelling to Amritsar, Punjab? Read about 6 things you should try to do in Amritsar.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Visit my new squidoo lens - white sikhs


Just quick news. I have created new White Sikhs lens on Squidoo. You are welcome to visit any time. Comments are appreciated.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Away in the land of Sikhs

Sat sri akal!

I'm sorry I didn't post for a while...I'm away in the land of Singhs and Kaurs. When I'll be back I will write about my trip...

I have many things to tell and discuss... about my fascination with Nihang Singhs, about amazing system langar and it's execution, never ending gurudwaras and crazy road trucks (public carriers) ...

For now I'm attaching picture of myself with local Baba Ji ....

P.S. I'm working on my new designs for Desi Legend T-shirt Shop.... new designs coming soon!

Monday, October 6, 2008

To eat meat or not to eat meat?

To eat meat or not to eat meat? That is my question.. Can a Sikh eat meat or not? The opinion is divided... There are vegan Sikhs, vegetarian Sikhs and meat eating Sikhs? What does Guru Granth Sahib says? Many Sikhs are strict vegans /vegetarians, abstaining from eating anything considered as a source of life. What is your opinion? Anyone can explain me?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The story of Amrit Kaur

I'm very happy to present the story of Amrit Kaur. I met her online. She read my blog and I read her. Her blog is very spiritual and powerful. Bloggers like this inspire me. I have offered Amrit to write about herself and she answeres yes, so we have exchanged our stories.
Here is her story about being introduced to Sikhi and ways of discovering truth.

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"Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh Ji~!

Because I am a Sikh, but I am not born into it and I don't look at all Punjabi - People frequently ask me questions about how I learned about Sikhism, and why I decided to become a Sikh. Indeed in the area I live, 'Sikh Converts' are very hard to find. So to unveil a bit of the mystery of who I am, and hopefully to inspire~* here's a bit of my story:

I was born in Toronto, Canada. My mother was an atheist and my father a catholic. I didn't get baptized in the Christian faith, and wasn't much exposed to religion. However at a young age I asked a lot of existential questions that sparked my interest in the spiritual world, the paranormal, God, and religion. Questions like: Why am I here? What is the purpose of life? Who is God and Who created God? What is Consciousness? And most of all; Why do we suffer?

These questions sent me on a search for answers that lasted at least 10 years. I researched many religions and practiced different ones... but nothing "belonged" to me. It wasn't until the summer of 2004 when I first met a Sikh that I learned about the existence of Sikhism. It was totally by chance... (or so it seemed). But the miracle happened when I read Jap Ji Sahib for the first time. It mesmerized me, it is wonder and awe incarnate. I was totally amazed at the Truth and Universality of it, and my heart said YES - this is the path for you... you have found the most beautiful jewel. And so I humbly picked up that beautiful jewel in my soiled and trembling hands, and like the philosopher's stone, little by little it transformed me.

I am extremely grateful that the Guru has put mercy on my thirsty soul, and showed me the way of Sikhism. I know how hard it can be at the beginning, to wrap our mind around a different religion, how to find information, and to break through misconceptions... Indeed it is not easy. And so I feel a strong responsibility to raise awareness on Sikhism and the Sikh's way of life, and to share this jewel with those who so wish!

If you wish to contact me, or read more of my posts on Sikhism and related subjects, you may visit my humble abode at: Amritkaur.blogspot.com.

Please feel free to ask me questions, give comments or suggestions - they are greatly appreciated.

May You Be Blessed~~* By the Grace of the True Guru~~*
Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh~*"
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May we talk soon~~ If you have an questions about anything let me know and I will be happy to reply!

Love, Amrit Kaur

P.S. To read my own story go to Dana's story.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Rabbi Shergill is honoured for creating positive image of the Sikh

One year ago I discovered Rabbi Shergill. He is like John Lennon. He is an amazing Sikh singer. I even had this song as my ring tone. First time when I heard song, I didn't know the meaning but it is beautiful. That time I knew there is a great meaning behind it. I wasn't wrong. Today reading news I found out this:

"Singer Rabi Shergill and others were among those honoured on Sunday by a US-based Sikh organisation for creating positive image of the Sikh community and being role models." By Economic Times
Congratulations to Rabbi!


For those who can't understand the meaning of words, I found translation.

Not a believer inside the mosque, am
IN or a pagan disciple of false rites
Not the pure amongst the impure
Neither Moses, nor the Pharoh
Bulleh! to me, I am not known
Not in the holy Vedas, am I
Nor in opium, neither in wine
Not in the drunkard`s craze
Neither awake, nor in a sleeping daze
Bulleh! to me, I am not known
In happiness nor in sorrow, am I
Neither clean, nor a filthy mire
Not from water, nor from earth
Neither fire, nor from air, is my birth
Bulleh! to me, I am not known
Not an Arab, nor Lahori
Neither Hindi, nor Nagauri
Hindu, Turk (Muslim), nor Peshawari
Nor do I live in Nadaun
Bulleh! to me, I am not known
Secrets of religion, I have not known
From Adam and Eve, I am not born
I am not the name I assume
Not in stillness, nor on the move
Bulleh! to me, I am not known
I am the first, I am the last
None other, have I ever known
I am the wisest of them all
Bulleh! do I stand alone?
Bulleh! to me, I am not known
Bulla ki jaana is song by Baba Bulleh Shah and it by Rabbi Shergill

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Gora T-shirt for all goras out there!

Gora Sikh Pride - White T-Shirt

Sikhs marrying goras and vice versa?

I want to debate on this topic - Sikhs marrying goras and goras marrying Sikhs?

Can it be successful and how to find the golden middle? How to keep religion alive? How and where to marry? How not to loose identity of who you are?

If you are a Sikh and you reading my blog, please answer this question. Would you marry someone outside your religion? Would you parents approve of non-sikh partner?

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Danka got turbanised!

Which one suits me more? I have been turbanised! Gori in turban... LOL

Friday, June 13, 2008

Turbanizer. The art of Turban tying



Look what I have found. Really cool software. I have tried wearing my father's-in-law turban..that was gas. I have a lot of respect for those who wear turban. Respect!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Indians travelling to Latvia

I'm very humbled to read the following news from economictimes.indiatimes.com

"Your holiday in Bali or Venice this summer is no longer hip — your neighbour may have beaten you by many miles with a rather exotic, out-of-the-box locale. Where’s he going — Kazakhstan, Estonia, Latvia or Marrakech, Fez, Meknes, Cappadocia, Pamukkale or Kusadasi?"

I'm from Latvia and very happy to hear news like this. Latvia is the country which was closed for tourists till 1991. When we got independence, we were allowed to travel and others we able to come here.

Now it's 2008 and Latvia has changed a lot (I mean in a good sense). If you are planning to travel to Latvia, that's great. You will probably fly to Riga, the capital of Latvia. Many people, especially younger generations speak English, so you won't have problem. I suggest you to spend your time in Old Riga (Vecriga). Old Riga is beautiful medieval city in the city center. There are many cafes and restaurants. As well there are many different city tours: walking or bus tour. I took my jaan on one of them. Really nice!

Food: go to Lido! Very nice atmosphere and very good selection of food.

Seaside: If it's summer go to Jurmala! It's seaside resort which goes for 40 km. Don't expect crazy Spain-like resort. It's very peaceful and quiet.

If you want to know more about Latvia, ask me! Would be happy to help.

To read article source click here!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Welcome to Desi Legend!

Sat sri akal!
Everyone asking what is Desi Legend? Desi Legend is my hobby. It has been quite popular with crowd. Thanks to all!
Click here to check it out : Desi Legend.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Jesus camp and God's army

Yesterday I saw a programme about children of Jesus Camp. It's a camp where children taught to become Evangelical Christian soldiers. The are radicalised at very young to become preachers of God. God's army? See www.jesuscampthemovie.com. I saw a lot of anger and tears. They were chanting and they were nearly unconscious. Words like goverment and war were used by grown-up preachers.

Being raised Christian, I accept all religions but it feels that many people nowadays use word religion as a political tool. One young boy in the movie said that when he sees non-christian, he feels bad, unconnected and it felt that he hated them.... at this young age...?

I believe that they are brainwashed at this age... seven years old to twelve years old.... They don't really make decisions... They do what they told....

From my personal experience, I can tell you that I was able to understand religion when I was 16 or 17.... even now I'm realising who I am and what religion means to me. I'm very happy that I dicsovered sikhism... it wasn't pushed on me... wasn't forced....

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Britain's got talent. Suleman Mirza and Madhu Singh are in the final.

Shamone

I'm in love with this act. I used to dance Michael Jackson when I was small but I prefer to dance bhangra now. These two guys (Suleman Mirza and Madhu Singh) brought a big surprise to the screen. I can't wait know for the final now. I think they are the winners already.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

In gurdwara

This Sunday when I was in gurdwara, 2 white Irish guys came there. New faces are always stand out. They were alone. They had langar and I was watching them... I don't know the reason why they were here (may be food) but I think it's good that they came... Integration and learning about different cultures is the way to go... and the person who was sitting near them actually took his time to explain about gurus....

See you in Gurdwara! I really enjoyed kirtan this time!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Proud gori

I'm a proud wife (gori) of a sikh man. Since I'm married to him, I got my new identity. GORA! Personally I don't mind it at all. Yes I am fair skinned and what?

Sometimes I feel there is a big misconception in Asian society that white girl or boy won't be as good as a husband or wife for Indian boy or girl.

I believe everyone deserves a chance and everything depends on how strong their love is.

Can't decide what should I make today for breakfast chappatis or pancakes? LOL

White Sikhs

Have you ever seen them? Interacted with them?
The more I reseached, the more interesting this topic became.
White Sikhs !?! Someone finds it amazing, someone doesn't realise they exist.
Have you ever seen white sikh and what is your view?
There are some white sikhs in America, Europe and Asia. How many? I would not be able to answer but I would like to know.

White Sikhs - they follow sikhism more a lot of punjabis living abroad, they speak Punjabi fluently and can read Gurmukhi and Guru Granth Sahib and some of them are fully amrit dari. Although Sikhism does not have missionaries and it does not actively seek converts, people are eager to know more about Sikhism.

"Sikhism is a way of life, a universal faith without prejudice towards others, as you've shown with this video. People of all races, cultures can practice this wonderful faith. It doesn't preach, but offers insight into how to live a good life, to be respectful towards others, while leaving open interpretation of our universal creator."- you tube comment about this video.


Sikhism is the most youngest religion in the world and it's not well known in Europe and other parts of the world. More and more people discovering Sikhism in the 21st century.
Does it make you proud that someone chooses/embraces your religion?

If you are interested in this topic you might want to stop here next time for more of my blog...if you wish...

Thursday, May 15, 2008

I wish I could speak Punjabi like them

Very inspirational video! What a punjabi! I wish I could speak Punjabi like them..
Although Sikhism does not have missionaries around world, more and more white people convert to sikhism. More people are discovering sikhism in the 21 st century. I have seen white sikhs in Amritsar (may be from Miri Piri Academy). www.miripiriacademy.org

Respect.

Article source is Desi Legend Blog

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Gori blogging

I never thought that I will be doing blogging.. but here I'm doing it right now.
Everyone who uses Internet - googles or yahoos. Everyday we are looking for the information about various topics. I google gora, gori, white sikhs quite often. I've found some information here and there but not much... so I decided to start blog about goras, white Sikhs and anyone who identifies herself or himself gora. I intend to blog about my journey discovering Sikhi, thoughts about life and world.
Please let me know if you like the idea of having blog like this, where we can discuss everything and anything.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

What is gora?

What is gora?
I found definition of GORA in http://www.urbandictionary.com/. Written by 3 different people

1. Term used by Indians to refer to white people. Literally means "white". "Gori" is used to refer to a white woman. Not derogatory.

Bill Clinton is a gora.
Jennifer Aniston is a hot-ass gori.

2. Gora -a white man or a man with pale skin. Gori is a white girl or a girl with pale skin.

oh kidaa goreyo teek taak hor sna pher gora koi nami taaji?/good day white man are you well have u any new news to tell me?

3. Gora- word used by Indians to describe the white people in US and UK.
He is a white English/ American (Gora)

Do you have your own explanation? Do you feel it's not polite word or is it ok? What's your view?

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

If you need blog about Sikh Gora

If you need blog about Sikh goras please leave a comment. If I will get enough respond i will start this blog!
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