July 28, 2009

Jimmy Carter Editorial – The Observer, July 12, 2009

Posted in Equality at 11:28 am by matapn

Jimmy Carter and status of Women in Religion – July 12, 2009

Takakkwa Falls, British Columbia, Canada

Takakkwa Falls, British Columbia, Canada

July 27, 2009

Joel Goldsmith’s lesson to Sam

Posted in spiritual at 12:10 pm by matapn

Joel Goldsmith, a spiritual master, wrote this letter to his stepson, Sam.

Lake Louise, Alberta Canada

Lake Louise, Alberta Canada

The Infinite Way – The official website

Publisher of His Books

His books on Amazon

“A Parenthesis in Eternity” – an online book by Joel Goldsmith

July 17, 2009

Hard Times Are Jamming the Ashrams

Posted in spiritual at 2:56 pm by matapn

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/16/fashion/16yoga.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

July 13, 2009

ocean of pearls

Posted in Movies, Sikhism, spiritual at 4:26 pm by matapn

Theatrical Release of  “Ocean of Pearls” a film by Sarab Singh Neelam, a resident of Michigan, is scheduled for August 7th 2009 in Michigan. Check out the schedule for show-times.

SYNOPSIS:

Amrit Singh is a doctor in North America, a turban wearing Sikh, he has lived his life in Canada, out of sortsand out of place, cast adrift between the East and West. . He is born in a family that holds on to their religious beliefs and is bred in the ethos of professionalism, but Amrit Singh is of two worlds and he belongs to neither. When he sees his dream of becoming Chief of Surgery at a state-of-the-art transplant center in Detroit dwindle because of his appearance, Amrit goes against his life long tradition and cuts his hair.  Hiding his decision from his girlfriend and family in Toronto is only the start of a series of compromises Amrit finds himself making as he deals with hospital politics and injustices of the American health care system. He struggles to be the man he believes he is and at the same time the person, he wants to be. When faced with a choice of what is right by his conscience he chooses dangerously but only then can he live with what he sees in the mirror. Straddling the conflicting positions of tradition and opportunity, Amrit understands more deeply, what it is to be successful and chooses to be the person that makes him happy.

July 11, 2009

Gurbani and Sufi Master Hazrat Inayat Khan

Posted in Sikhism, spiritual, sufi at 3:12 pm by matapn

Recently I read a book by Hazrat Inayat Khan titled “Mysticism of Sound and Music“.  Many common Sikhi concepts are explained well in this book. The book does not use any Sikhi terminology. Here are few samples:

Hukum

Haumai

Shabad

Anhad Shabad

Naam Simran

Power of Keertan

Keertan and Spirituality

Naam

Enjoy!

P.S.

I don’t mean to say every sentence of Sufi master matches with Gurbani. They are different spiritual traditions but I found the text helpful in understanding some of the Sikhi concepts.

July 3, 2009

Sikhcess work in Chicago

Posted in Sikhism at 10:01 am by matapn

Sikhcess Work in Chicago