Announcement

Mar 102015
 

VICHAAR

ਡਿਠੈ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਜਿਚਰੁ ਸਬਦਿ ਨ ਕਰੇ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ

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Sri Guru Granth Sahib Study Group
Brought to you by The Chardi Kalaa Foundation, IGS Now and Sikh Gurdwara San Jose.

Date: Sunday March  29th, 2014
Location: Sikh Gurdwara San Jose – Sahibzada Fateh Singh Room in the Khalsa school area.
Time: 11:00 AM
Duration: 2 Hours
Format: Conference Room
Medium: English

Program:

S. Pritam Singh Kohli will speak on “Gurmat Perspectives On Maya”.

Abstract: The Term Maya occurs in SGGS hundreds of times which enables one to explore its various aspects, dimensions, features, functions, and roles etc.
    The Presentation will explore interactively with Saadh Sangat some of the important issues listed below along with those likely to be raised during discussions.
1.     What is Gurmat’s conception of Maya?
2.     What is the metaphysical thought on which it is based?
3.     Who created Maya?
4.     What was the purpose for Maya’s creation?
5.     Did Gurus used the term as in earlier traditions?
6.     If not, how did they expand its application and enriched the concept?
a.     Use of metaphors and specific expressions?
b.     Linkage with other metaphysical concepts?
7.     Through which means does Maya function?
8.     which are its malignant influences?
9.     How to escape or dispel those influences?
 As always, we look for active participation by the Sangat in an environment that encourages interactive discussion.
 Posted by at 11:01 am
Feb 172015
 

VICHAAR

ਡਿਠੈ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਜਿਚਰੁ ਸਬਦਿ ਨ ਕਰੇ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ

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Sri Guru Granth Sahib Study Group
Brought to you by The Chardi Kalaa Foundation, IGS Now and Sikh Gurdwara San Jose.

Date: Sunday March 1st, 2015
Location: Sikh Gurdwara San Jose – Sahibzada Fateh Singh Room in the Khalsa school area.
Time: 11:00 AM
Duration: 2 Hours
Format: Conference Room
Medium: English

Program:

First hour:  Sardarni Leena Kaur will speak on “Haumai”.

We will look at the concept of Haumai in Gurbani. The basic need is to first familiarize oneself with one’s Haumai (often translated as Ego) and then work on getting rid of it to attain realization, as Haumai is the only blocking factor for Grace to occur and to be seen in one’s life.  In the light of Gurbani, how can we get rid of Haumai?

Second hour: Sardarni Jessi Kaur will continue with the sequential study and group discussion of the Japji Sahib.  This session we will continue with pauri no. 32 – “Ikdoo jeebhau lakh hoe”

 As always, we look for active participation by the Sangat in an environment that encourages interactive discussion.
 Posted by at 10:41 am
Jan 162015
 

VICHAAR

ਡਿਠੈ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਜਿਚਰੁ ਸਬਦਿ ਨ ਕਰੇ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ

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Sri Guru Granth Sahib Study Group
Brought to you by The Chardi Kalaa Foundation, IGS Now and Sikh Gurdwara San Jose.

Date: Sunday January  25th, 2014
Location: Sikh Gurdwara San Jose – Sahibzada Fateh Singh Room in the Khalsa school area.
Time: 11:00 AM
Duration: 2 Hours
Format: Conference Room
Medium: English

Program:

First hour:  S. Pritam Singh Kohli will speak on “Gurmat Perspectives on Jeevan Mukt (liberated while alive)”.
The presentation on Jeevan mukta as an Ideal Sikh person will explore several direct references in the Sikh canonical literature to the jivan-mukta.These references help us in defining the concept, its pre-requisites, determining its characteristics-spirtual as well as Ethico moral  , his role and relevance to society, and the higher place in the Sikh religious thought to the jivan-mukti vis-a-vis the videh-mukti.
Reference will be made to other synonyms used for the jivan Mukta such as:Gurmukh or the Guru oriented as against the manmukh or the self-willed, giani(j knower or enlightened,brahmigiani (brahmanjanani) or the knower of Brahm, Sachiara or the knower of Truth, Panch or Elect Khalsa and jodh maha bal sur with the implication of this heroism being exclusively moral and spiritual.
The significance of other related terms like “Jeevat Marna” and “Sabdey Marna” will be examined.
Sikh Theology and Philosophy of liberation will also be explored interactively.

Second hour: Sardarni Jessi Kaur will continue with the sequential study and group discussion of the Japji Sahib.  This session we will continue with pauri no. 31 – “Aasan loe loe bhadaar”

 As always, we look for active participation by the Sangat in an environment that encourages interactive discussion.
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