Friday, June 30, 2006
the perfect picture
When I saw this picture on Solarider's Blog I was just overwhelmed.
Thank you ss for this beautiful picture

ਖੰਭ ਵਿਕਾਂਦੜੇ ਜੇ ਲਹਾਂ ਘਿੰਨਾ ਸਾਵੀ ਤੋਲਿ ॥ (1426-6, ਸਲੋਕ ਵਾਰਾਂ ਤੇ ਵਧੀਕ)

khanbh vikaaNd-rhay jay lahaaN ghinnaa saavee tol.

If I could find wings for sale, I would buy them with an equal weight of my flesh.
ਤੰਨਿ ਜੜਾਂਈ ਆਪਣੈ ਲਹਾਂ ਸੁ ਸਜਣੁ ਟੋਲਿ ॥21॥
tann jarhaaN-ee aapnai lahaaN so sajan tol.
I would attach them to my body, and seek out and find my Friend.
posted by upinder kaur at 6/30/2006 10:44:00 am | Permalink | 1 comments
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
flight to seek the Lord

every time I tried to capture these pigeons I landed up getting This Kind of Picture

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Monday, June 26, 2006
Hao Tumree Karao Nit Aas Parabh
kilAwn mhlw 4 ] (1321-1)
pRB kIjY ik®pw inDwn hm hir gun gwvhgy ]
parabh keejai kirpaa niDhaan ham har gun gaavhagay.
O God, Treasure of Mercy, please bless me, that I may sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord.

hau qumrI krau inq Aws pRB moih kb gil lwvihgy ]1] rhwau ]
ha-o tumree kara-o nit aas parabh mohi kab gal laavhigay. ( rahaa-o. )
I always place my hopes in You; O God, when will you take me in Your Embrace? (Pause)

hm bwirk mugD ieAwn ipqw smJwvihgy ]
ham baarik mugaDh i-aan pitaa samjaavhigay.
I am a foolish and ignorant child; Father, please teach me!

suqu iKnu iKnu BUil ibgwir jgq ipq Bwvihgy ]1]
sut khin khin bhool bigaar jagat pit bhaavhigay.
Your child makes mistakes again and again, but still, You are pleased with him, O Father of the Universe.

jo hir suAwmI qum dyhu soeI hm pwvhgy ]
jo har su-aamee tum dayh so-ee ham paavhagay.
Whatever You give me, O my Lord and Master - that is what I receive.

moih dUjI nwhI Taur ijsu pih hm jwvhgy ]2]
mohi doojee naahee tha-ur jis peh ham jaavhagay.
There is no other place where I can go.

jo hir Bwvih Bgq iqnw hir Bwvihgy ]
jo har bhaaveh bhagat tinaa har bhaavhigay.
Those devotees who are pleasing to the Lord - the Lord is pleasing to them.

joqI joiq imlwie joiq ril jwvhgy ]3]
jotee jot milaa-ay jot ral jaavhagay.
Their light merges into the Light; the lights are merged and blended together.

hir Awpy hoie ik®pwlu Awip ilv lwvihgy ]
har aapay ho-ay kirpaal aap liv laavhigay.
The Lord Himself has shown mercy; He lovingly attunes me to Himself.

jnu nwnku srin duAwir hir lwj rKwvihgy ]4]6]
jan naanak saran du-aar har laaj rakhaavhigay.
Servant Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of the Door of the Lord, who protects his honor.

Listen to this shabad sung by Bhai Surjan Singh Ji
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Friday, June 23, 2006
World -the garden of flowers

mÚ 5 ] (1095-12)
mehlaa 5.
Fifth Mehl:
ikAw gwlwieE BUC pr vyil n johy kMq qU ]
ki-aa galaa-i-o bhoochh par vayl na johay kant too.
What should I say to you, you fool? Don't look at the vines of others - be a true
nwnk Pulw sMdI vwiV iKiVAw hBu sMswru ijau ]3] (1095-12, mwrU, mÚ 5)
naanak fulaa sandee vaarh khirhi-aa habh sansaar ji-o. 3
O Nanak, the entire world is blooming, like a garden of flowers.
posted by upinder kaur at 6/23/2006 10:18:00 am | Permalink | 3 comments
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Desi Ghee Ki Jalebi

last week so much was being discussed about Ghee,Shakkar and Gurh on Msingh's blog that I couldn't resist posting this

All ready to be taken out of the Kadai

Dipped in Chashini
Yummi..... ready to be served
posted by upinder kaur at 6/18/2006 03:42:00 pm | Permalink | 7 comments
Saturday, June 17, 2006
kaljug jahaaj arjun guroo sagal sarisat lag bitrahu.

In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, Guru Arjun is the Boat; attached to him, the entire
universe is safely carried across.
Dewan at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib

Floral decoration of the Palki
Kirtan By Bhai Randhir Singh Ji
Katha By Bhai Sahib Singh ji
Sangat Arriving for Darshan
Bhai Balbir Singh Ji moving towards the stage
Time for Langar
A Photo Session
And it rained in the evening bringing down the soaring temperature
posted by upinder kaur at 6/17/2006 09:56:00 am | Permalink | 4 comments
Monday, June 12, 2006
Takht Shri Keshgarh Sahib
KeshGarh Sahib The Birth Place Of KhalsaEnterance
The sun is about to set and time for Rehras Sahib
After Rehras path moon is up in the sky
The beautiful lights
Anandpur Sahib town as seen from the Gurdwara
The front view
The Tree inside the compound

One last shot from the highway as we left

posted by upinder kaur at 6/12/2006 08:23:00 am | Permalink | 5 comments
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Clay Pots

mwtI eyk Anyk BWiq kir swjI swjnhwrY ] (1350-2, pRBwqI, Bgq kbIr jI)
maatee ayk anayk bhaaNt kar saajee saajanhaarai.
The clay is the same, but the Fashioner has fashioned it in various ways.

nw kCu poc mwtI ky BWfy nw kCu poc kuMBwrY ]2] (1350-2, pRBwqI, Bgq kbIr jI)
naa kachh poch maatee kay bhaaNday naa kachh poch kumbhaarai. 2
There is nothing wrong with the pot of clay - there is nothing wrong with the Potter.

sB mih scw eyko soeI iqs kw kIAw sBu kCu hoeI ] (1350-3, pRBwqI, Bgq kbIr jI)
sabh meh sachaa ayko so-ee tis kaa kee-aa sabh kachh ho-ee.
The One True Lord abides in all; by His making, everything is made.

hukmu pCwnY su eyko jwnY bMdw khIAY soeI ]3] (1350-3, pRBwqI, Bgq kbIr jI)
hukam pachhaanai so ayko jaanai bandaa kahee-ai so-ee. 3
Whoever realizes the Hukam of His Command, knows the One Lord. He alone is said to be the Lord's slave. 3
posted by upinder kaur at 6/06/2006 11:24:00 am | Permalink | 6 comments
Saturday, June 03, 2006
Rest Of The Photographs
Prof. Kartar Singh
The boy playing Tabla had to really sweat it out.

Bhai Baljeet Singh Gurmeet Singh
Prof. Kartar Singh as soon as he entered the Darbar

Pricipal Shamsher Singh Ji of Patiala.
posted by upinder kaur at 6/03/2006 09:09:00 am | Permalink | 1 comments