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Who is Maharaaj?  Understand how respect is given to Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee  Understand what shabad Guru is  Consolidate our knowledge of how to.

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1 Who is Maharaaj?  Understand how respect is given to Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee  Understand what shabad Guru is  Consolidate our knowledge of how to build a relationship with Shri Guru Granth Sahib Jee Greeting Tasks: Write down how and when the Guruship was passed to Shri Guru Granth Sahib Jee Maharaj. Write down any facts/information that you already know about Shri Guru Granth Sahib Jee Maharaj.

2 In 1708 AD at Sri Hazoor Sahib, Nanded with 5 Singhs in the Hazoori (Presence) of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Jee uttered the following in front of all those presence as a command: “With the blessing of God the Khalsa Panth was created, all Sikhs have a commandment to believe in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee, which is the living embodiment of the 10 Guru’s. Whatever you desire can be obtained by meditating on the Shabad (Verses) of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee.” Eternal Guruship.....

3 Say: a A e s h Do: R R L B L k K g G | B B R R L c C j J \ B B R R L t T f F x R L L B B q Q d D n L R L B B p P b B m B B R L B X r l v V R R B R L S ^ Z z & L L R L R L B Let’s get alert again......

4 What do we recite after Ardaas? This was Shri Guru Gobind Singh Jee Maharaj’s last sermon: Agya Bhai Akal Ki Tabe Chalyo Panth As was ordained by the Timeless, thus was established the Panth. Sabh Sikhan Ko Hukam Hai Guru Manyo Granth To all Sikhs, let this be the order, recognize the Granth as your Guru. Guru Granth Ji Manyo Pragat Guran Ki Deh The reverend Guru Granth is the visible body of the gurus Jo Prabh Ko Milbo Chahe Khoj Sabad Mein Leh Those that seek to meet with Vaaheguru, delve into the Shabad


6 How do people treat royalty?

7 Our Eternal King..............


9 Reflection Time


11 Respect Maharaj is the King of Kings how can we show respect? TASK: Write down as many ideas as you can. Some clues.....

12 Personal BehaviourEnvironmentOn the MoveOther  Head must be covered at all times.  Shoes and socks must be removed.  Basic standards of personal hygiene are to be observed especially relating to cleanliness  Eating or drinking while in service is strictly avoided.  Being under the influence of any intoxicant including alcohol, tobacco...etc. is strictly forbidden.  Consuming meat before entering the Darbar Sahib is strictly forbidden.  Complete silence is observed while in Guru's service.  Respectful attitude towards others who are present.  No Discrimination while doing Sewa  The room should be kept clean  The rumalla sahibs that are used to cover Guru Granth Sahib Ji are kept clean and changed daily.  The Guru Granth Sahib Ji is always placed on a Manji Sahib (small handmade throne).  A canopy is always placed over the Guru Granth Sahib Ji.  A Chaur Sahib is provided besides Guru Granth Sahib Ji with a small platform to house the Karah Parshad (sacramental food) and other offerings.  Everyone should cover their head and take off their shoes.  Five initiated Sikhs accompany Guru Granth Sahib at all times when travelling  Another Sikh does Chaur Sahib seva  One Singh is to go ahead of Satguru and sprinkle water or wet flower petals.  The Main Singh carrying the Guru must put a clean Rumalla on his Turban before carefully and with respect placing the Guru on this Rumalla. At all times, the Guru should be covered with a small Rumalla so that the Guru's Sarop is always fully "covered".  Also the Sikh carrying Guru Granth Sahib should have "Keshi Ishnaan" or washed hair to show respect.  There should be recitation of "Waheguru" at all times.  No one sits on a higher platform than the Guru.  No one is to come in front of guruji without his or her head covered. Respect

13 Smallest Saroop....

14 The LIVING Guru???

15 Guru Jee is... The King of Kings... Watch the video carefully and be conscious of how the Guru’s Sikhs respect and love Maharaj.


17 Reflection Time.... What a powerful video....FULL of EMOTION and LOVE. Let’s go and sit with Maharaj for 5 minutes and reflect on the video content. How can you build your relationship with Maharaj? Think back to your 3 targets.

18 Stand up for TRUE Stay seated for FALSE

19 There is a saroop of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Jee Maharaj is written in Arabic? TRUE: Other languages include Panjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Western Panjabi/Lehndi, Arabic, Persian, Gujrati, Marathi, Eastern Hindi, Western Hindi, and Eastern Apabhramsa.

20 Shri Guru Har Rai Jee contributed 3 bania to Shri Guru Granth Sahib Jee Maharaj? FALSE Contributors Gurus: Sri Guru Nanak Dev Sahib Ji, 974 compositions in 19 different rags Sri Guru Angad Dev Sahib Ji, 62 Saloks within the Vars Sri Guru Amardas Sahib Ji, 907 compositions in 17 different rags Sri Guru Ramdas Sahib Ji 679 compositions in 29 different rags Sri Guru Arjan Dev Sahib Ji, 2218 compositions in 30 different rags Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, added the tunes to 9 out of the 22 Vars Sri Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib Ji, 115 compositons in 15 different rags Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji, 1 dohra in Salok Mahala 9, Ang 1429

21 The Damdama Vaali Bir was dictated by Shri Guru Gobind Singh Jee Maharaj? TRUE This is the volume dictated by Guru Gobind Singh at Damdama Sahib to Bhai Mani Singh Jee. In it, Guru Gobind Singh Jee included the Shabads of Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Jee. The volumes of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib which preside over our Gurdwaras now are copies of this edition

22 Shri Guru Granth Sahib Jee Maharaj has 1433 angs and 32 raags? FALSE: 1430 ANGS 31 RAAGS

23 Bhagats have also contributed to Shri Guru Granth Sahib Jee? TRUE Beni Ji, 3 compositions in 3 different raags Bheekhan Ji, 2 hymns in 1 raag Dhanna Ji, 4 compositions in 2 different raags Fareed Ji, 134 compositions in 2 different raags Jai Dev Ji, 2 compositions in 2 different raags Kabeer Ji, 541 compositions in 17 different raags Naamdev Ji, 60 compositions in 18 different raags Parmanand Ji, 1 hymn in 1 raag Peepa Ji, 1 hymn in 1 raag Ramanand Ji, 1 hymn in 1 raag Ravidas Ji, 41 compositions in 16 different raags Sadhna Ji, 1 hymn in 1 raag Sain Ji, 1 hymn in 1 raag Soordas Ji, 1 verse in 1 raag Trilochan Ji, 4 compositions in 3 different raags

24 Who is this? The Dalai Lama who said:.... "Guru Granth Sahib enshrines the message of universal brotherhood and good of all mankind."

25 Pearl Buck- Nobel Prize.... I have studied the scriptures of the great religions, but I do not find elsewhere the same power of appeal to the heart and mind as I find here in these volumes. They are compact in spite of their length, and are a revelation of the vast reach of the human heart, varying from the most noble concept of God, to the recognition and indeed the insistence upon the practical needs of the human body. There is something strangely modern about these scriptures and this puzzles me until I learned that they are in fact comparatively modern, compiled as late as the 16th century, when explorers were beginning to discover that the globe upon which we all live is a single entity divided only by arbitrary lines of our own making. Perhaps this sense of unity is the source of power I find in these volumes. They speak to a person of any religion or of none. They speak for the human heart and the searching mind....

26 If you need help..... “Whosoever wishes to find (Behold) God, let him search Him in Sri Guru Granth Sahib....Where ever five Sikhs are assembled together, there will I be present”.

27 What is Shabad? Guru Nanak Dev Jee was asked by Siddhs…who is you Guru (Teacher)? Guru Jee replied: Shabad = The Word (sound) sbdu gurU suriq Duin cylw ] The Shabad is the Guru, upon whom I lovingly focus my consciousness; I am the chaylaa, the disciple.

28 auqpiq prlau sbdy hovY ] Creation and destruction happen through the Word of the Shabad. kIqw pswau eyko kvwau ] You created the vast expanse of the Universe with One Word! How can Shabad be the Guru? nwm ky Dwry KMf bRhmMf ] The Naam (the word) is the Support of the earth and solar systems.

29 Katha Doing Katha and listening to it is another one of Guru Gobind Singh Jee’s 52 Hukams. Katha gives us spiritual guidance. It also explains Sikh Ethihaas to us. Katha is available in Panjabi and English.

30 Santhia Learning the correct pronunciation of Gurbani, as well as learning who to read Gurbani is very important.

31 Keertan Reciting Keertan is one of Guru Gobind Singh Jee’s 52 Hukams. Guru Jee says... kljug mih kIrqnu prDwnw ] In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises are most sublime and exalted.


33 Whose Sikhs are we… really? Guru Gobind Singh Jee doing katha & Bhai Suthra Jee

34 Building a relationship with Guru Granth Sahib Jee Vaheguru Jee gave us 2 ears and only 1 mouth…so we should listen two times more than we talk A Shabad from Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee will be played 3 times.  First time...just listen to the Shabad  Second & Third time...pick out as many words as you can and write them down  Now...try to see if you can put any meanings to the words you wrote down

35 Guru Arjan Dev Jee Guru Arjan Dev Jee wrote the Aad Granth, he had so much respect and love for the Aad Granth that he would sleep on the floor himself and put Sri Aad Granth on his bed. Guru Arjan Dev Jee doing Chaur Sahib over Sri Aad Granth.

36 Satkar and Devotion for Maharaj

37 Guru Jee deserves Satkar. For they are the King of Kings. Please make the extra effort to Ensure you keep Satkar at home. Start and continue to build your relationship with Maharaaj in any positive way you can. Keep up your 3 targets from last lesson and do an ardas to Maharaj to help you. Take One step towards the Guru, and the Guru will take a Thousand steps towards you... Our Guru.....

38 ELC: Every Lesson Counts Take One step towards the Guru, and the Guru will take a Thousand steps towards you... This is Bob from Planet Zog. He would like to get into Sikhi. TASK: On your worksheet write as many steps as you can think of that Bob could take to get closer to Maharaj.

39 Homework..... Homework: Produce a leaflet which highlights how we can maintain satkar for Guru Jee. You can focus on:  Home  Gurdwara Sahib  Both Use lots of images and facts so we can give these leaflets out to people. PRIZES FOR THE BEST LEAFLETS

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