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Amru Nithawan.....Guru Amar Das Ji

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Sometime in the mid 16th century in Punjab near Goindwal, at a distance of 52 kms from Amritsar,…there was a small sleepy village Khadur and Guru Angad Dev Ji….. the second Guru  lived there and spread the message of God from here for years .
An elderly man named Amar Das served him in the Langar. He spent most of his time in remembering God and doing service for the Guru and his the people.. He used to get up at midnight and go to the river Beas, about three miles away….. After having his bath there, he would bring water for the Guru's early morning bath.

For twelve years he never failed this duty.

Amar Das was 62 years old….. Amar Das had crossed six decades of his life as a Hindu.
What happened that changed him to such an extent the he became immersed in the tenets of Sikhism?
Bibi Amro.
Bibi Amrowas the daughter of Guru Angad Dev Ji.She received her early education directly from her parents, they taught her, along with her brothers and sister, to read and write in Gurmukhi script……

The Last Post....

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The Story: Maybe its true,    ....maybe folklore …

Some of you may have heard the haunting song, 'The Last Post.' It's the song that gives us the lump in our throats and usually tears in our eyes.....in memory of all those young soldiers who never came back...

















But, do you know the story behind the song? 
If not, I think you will be interested to find out about its humble beginnings.


Of all military bugle calls none is so easily recognised or more apt to render you poignantly emotional ….as ‘The Last Post’. 

Originally it was significant to signal…‘lights out’ for troopers ….But, since 1885 all military funerals bid farewell to a fallen comrade….  By playing The Last Post…..this very haunting musical composition.


This bugle call has been passed down through the centuries in many countries of the world as an accompaniment to the impressive last rites of a soldier’s farewell - the closing bars wail out their sad valediction to the departing warrior.

If any of you have ever been to …

Dalai Lama, on the Millenium

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Way on life

All sacred texts need to be understood to understand that they say the same thing....To build a more loving world ...we HAVE  to make an effort to spread the message.... :-))...
Instructions for Life From the Dalai Lama, on the Millenium

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

3. Follow the three Rs:
-Respect for self
-Respect for others and
-Responsibility for all your actions.

4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship. 
7. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

8. Spend some time alone every day.

9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.

10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be abl…