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Shivpreet Singh (Shiv)
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The purpose of life is to sing ...
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So many are rich ...
So many are rich Wealth is common Beauty is common Good food, ornate clothes big houses, smart cars all are common Friendships, common! Relations, common! Lovers, common! Kingdoms and heavens That so many attain are also common But Love! Love is rare Love i...

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After Emily Dickinson's "I couldn't live with you" ...
I couldn't live with you for that life  would also be broken  behind the shelf like severed porcelain I couldn't die with you for I would rather  give my breath away than give your hand away I couldn't rise with you for that almighty God  would be jealous  ...

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The sun never says to the earth you owe me ...
Even after all this time  The sun never says to the earth,  “You owe Me.”  Look what happens with  A love like that,  It lights the Whole Sky. - Daniel Ladinsky The poem is inspired by Hafiz, but its not a translation as its most often quoted. It was writte...

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Kenopanishad and Gurbani
One Upanishad, that is very close to the essence of Gurbani, is Kenopanishad. One of its first pronouncements is, "सर्वं ब्रह्मौपनिषदं" - "Brahman is all of which the Upanishads speak." Naming of Kenopanishad is not different from something like Japji Sahib...

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Don't be angry with others, look within first!
The word "Ros" means anger.   Ros Na Kahu Sang Karau - Don't be angry with anyone All anger rises from desires. And according to many eastern philosophies all desires lead to -- through anger and other negative emotions -- unhappiness.  Guru Nanak claims th...

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The Spiritual Knowledge Run Off ...
In 1861, farmers and ranchers were praying for rain after two exceptionally dry decades. In December their prayers were answered with a vengeance, as a series of monstrous Pacific storms slammed—one after another—into the West coast of North America, from M...

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Wonder through Guru Nanak, Kabir and Emily Dickinson's eyes
When I think of wonder, I think of Guru Nanak's Aarti: Gagan mein thaal rav chand dipak bane,  tarika mandal janak moti,  dhoop malyanlo pavan chavro
kare  saal banray phulant joti. (Notice the commas -- which are not found in the Guru Granth Sahib -- are ...

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A revolutionary couplet from Kabir ...
ਪਾਪ ਪੁੰਨ ਦੁਇ ਏਕ ਸਮਾਨ ॥ Bad and good deeds are both the same. ਨਿਜ ਘਰਿ ਪਾਰਸੁ ਤਜਹੁ ਗੁਨ ਆਨ ॥੩॥ In your home is Paaras*; renounce all virtues. ||3|| Kabir says something revolutionary here. He says that Vice and Virtue are really the same. They come from the s...

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The price that Guru Gobind Singh paid for Amrit
Here is a poem about Baisakhi ... The poet imagines a conversation between Guru Gobind Singh and Bhai Dayaa Singh and describes the price that Guru Gobind Singh paid for Amrit. Background to the poem Five Sikhs accepted a terrifying challenge from the Guru ...
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