Monday, December 24, 2012

I am Daarji: Who is Santa Claus?

I am Daarji: Who is Santa Claus?: Who is Santa Claus? Ho Ho Ho!!! For all the kids’ world over Santa Claus is real….But let me share a story with you that he was really real...

I am Daarji: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER...Every Child’s Fan...

I am Daarji: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER...Every Child’s Fan...: Who was Rudolph? We all know that Rudolph is the endearing little red nosed reindeer, with nose shining so bright that he has been guiding ...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Guru Nanak - The founder of Sikhism

The founder of Sikhism

Guru Nanak

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Guru Nanak (1469-1539) was one of the greatest religious innovators of all time and the founder of the Sikh religion.
Guru Nanak's birthday is celebrated by Sikhs on April 14th by the Nanakshahi Calendar. (The date according to the lunar calendar changes annually but is usually in November.)
Nanak's religious ideas draw on both Hindu  and Islamic thought, but are far more than just a synthesis. Nanak was an original spiritual thinker and expressed his thoughts in extraordinary poetry that forms the basis of Sikh scripture.
Little is known about the life of Nanak, but Sikh tradition has a much-loved set of stories or janam sakhis which relate various incidents from his life, and include many of his important teachings.
Nanak was born about 40 miles from Lahore (now in Pakistan) in 1469. Sikh traditions teach that his birth and early years were marked with many events that demonstrated that God had marked him out for something special and was keeping an eye on him.
His family were Hindus, but Nanak soon showed an advanced interest in religion and studied Islam and Hinduism extensively. As a child he demonstrated great ability as a poet and philosopher.
One famous story about Guru Nanak tells of his rebellion at the age of eleven. At this age Hindu boys of his caste would start to wear the sacred thread to distinguish them. Nanak refused, saying that people should be distinguished by the things that they did, and their individual qualities, rather than by a thread.
Nanak continued to demonstrate a radical spiritual streak - arguing with local holy men and sages, both Hindu and Muslim, that external things like pilgrimages, penances, and poverty were of far less spiritual importance than internal changes to the individual's soul.
He worked for a while as an accountant but while still quite young decided to devote himself to spiritual matters. He was inspired by a powerful spiritual experience that gave him a vision of the true nature , and confirmed his idea that the way to spiritual growth was through meditation and through living in a way that reflected the presence of the divine within each human being.
In 1496, although married and having a family, Nanak set out on a set of spiritual journeys through India, Tibet and Arabia that lasted nearly 30 years. He studied and debated with the learned men he met along the way and as his ideas took shape he began to teach a new route to spiritual fulfilment and the good life.
The last part of his life was spent at Kartarpur in the Punjab, where he was joined by many disciples attracted by his teachings.
The most famous teachings attributed to Guru Nanak are that there is only one God, and that all human beings can have direct access to God with no need for rituals or priests. His most radical social teachings denounced the caste system and taught that everyone is equal, regardless of caste or gender.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I am Daarji: Legends of Lohri

I am Daarji: Legends of Lohri: Lohri the multifaceted festival, is celebrated every year on 13th of January and invariably the time is such that we are caught in mids...

I am Daarji: Legends of Lohri

I am Daarji: Legends of Lohri: Lohri the multifaceted festival, is celebrated every year on 13th of January and invariably the time is such that we are caught in mids...

Friday, December 30, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

a new mile stone....

Thank You Friends....each and every one of you .
21st December 2011  is a new mile stone....

WE Celebrate a 100,000 page views. 
Thank you.... such a simple phrase but one that holds so much meaning for me ...Well today I just wanted to take the time to say 'thank you' to each  and every online friend who has become part of my I am Daarji Blogspot. Your visit I valued ..... and your comments even more so.... about me and my blogs

Well ...what do I write about ?  I write about this and that ,whatever takes my fancy or triggers my imagination ...You could say it is kind of a mixed bag.....I have tried to share what I feel and in the process....I have learned so much. Perhaps we have learned , laughed, teased, progressed, provided comfort ......I hope...    :-)  . I have grown and become more 'me' on this Blog than I ever thought possible. ..... Freedom of expression...... maybe!!!

I have met .....and continue to meet some wonderful, amazing and truly beautiful people - who, though we are miles apart, and have never met, I feel like i know them inside and out.

I have made a family on here as much as I have in my real life  and i miss you all when I am not around.......And which has been alot lately - sorry...... so, with this being the season of 'goodwill'  I wish  you all people !!', .,..........

I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to all my friends, past, present and future.

Love you all ....Daarji