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Talking With The Yogis
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 77 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH

How does one find freedom (mukti)? How is one to live in the world? Guru Nanak clearly rejects renunciation of the world. But what kind of involvement in the world is he advocating?

Some Musings On The Talking Stick Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH

Over the years, I have come to realize that leaving gurbani and its interpretation to the granthis in our gurdwaras was a sure way to loose touch with it.

Stop, Look and See
The Talking Stick Collloquium # 76 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH

It is also called “out of the box” thinking, implying that our habits and conditioning harden the patterns of what we see.

The Sikh Daily Liturgy
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 75 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH

Nitnem weaves the sacred into the fabric of daily life and serves as a reminder that we live on dual planes simultaneously - the sacred and the profane, the secular and the spiritual.

Man and Superman: The Talking Stick Colloquium # 74 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH

The idea that runs through Guru Nanak's salok is one of self-transcendence, of exceeding oneself, made possible only through the transformative presence of the Guru.

The Dance of Life:
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 73 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH

Says a verse in gurbani: The world is a stage, the sky a giant canopy, sun and moon the arc lights. The mind, besotted with maya, dances to the tune that the body makes (with its senses).

All In The Family:
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 72 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH

Guru Arjan refers to family relationships - their structure and interactions - as they existed then, and to a large measure still exist in the joint-family system.

The Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH

Self-examination requires courage. Many of us avoid looking at ourselves because of fear - fear of what might be revealed. It is much more comfortable to live in the cocoon of an inherited belief system.

Conquer The Mind ... And You Have Conquered The World
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 71 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH

The passage this week is from Guru Nanak and describes the munn as having a dual nature.

Reincarnation ... or Serpents Of The Mind:
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 70 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH

Could it be that what reincarnates (or moves on) are our accumulated habits and unfulfilled desires - looking to play out in another form?

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