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Guru Ram Das Ashram y Gurdwara
El entorno en el gurdwara vale la descripción de las diversas novedades con respecto a un tradicional punjabí gurdwara. Había una mujer asistente a la entrada con un gran tazón de agua para ayudar a los fieles con el lavado de las manos y los pies antes de entrar en la sala principal. Ninguno observó la utilización del servicio. En el salón principal hay grandes cuadros enmarcados de Guru Nanak, Guru Ram Das, y Yogi Bhajan (esto está absolutamente desestimado en el sikhismo, este tipo de uso de imágenes, excepto las de los 1o Gurus ) en las paredes. Además de punjabí kirtan jathas, varios caucásicos kirtan jathas realizaron cantos en Inglés con el acompañamiento de tablas (bongo ), guitarras, sitars , pero no harmoniums (acordeón-como instrumentos) que son el alimento básico del kirtan punjabí. La oferta de alimentos sacramentales eran significativamente diferentes de los ofrecidos en karah parshad punjabí gurdwaras debido a la sustitución de la miel más saludable por el azúcar blanco refinado. El brillante langar (comida comunitaria) hall, ubicado en la planta principal, aparece con una hermosa brisa que fluye a través de la puertas y las ventanas. Elaboraron el programa de los actos y se procedió con la regularidad de un reloj, los baños estaban limpios, y las mujeres eran muy bien representadas en todas las esferas de actividad. Sat Hanuman Singh Khalsa , jathedar ("jefe oficial"), es la principal fuerza detrás de la organización del evento. Se estableció contacto con los jefes de la policía de Millis y Milford y se obtuvo su apoyo, sin el cual el evento no se habría realizado. Su labor en los medios de comunicación dio lugar a una historia independiente en The Boston Globe unos días antes del evento, si bien nadie de los medios de comunicación no sikh cubrió el evento. Hanuman, un veterano de guerra de Vietnam, cuya vigorosa personalidad es fiel a su antigua carrera en ventas, es un gran fan de Boston Red Sox. Él atribuye la obtención de la Serie Mundial béisbol, título y victoria el 27 de octubre de 2004, después de una larga improductividad de ochenta y seis años, a un levantamiento de todas las maldiciones, luego del fallecimiento de Yogi Bhajan . Durante el procedimiento en el gurdwara Millis, Hanuman dio lectura al siguiente poema, escrito por Yogi Bhajan, originalmente publicado en el Sikh Dharma "Perlas de Verdad" (verano de 1983, de abalorios # 10, Tomo II). Hanuman realizó la lectura del original en Inglés que fué seguida de una traducción punjabí, leída por un sij del Punjab.
Encarnación de Dios Baba Nanak es el Señor Supremo Avatar
Manifestación del Inmanifiesto Creador
Su primer hijo, Baba Siri Chand,es la encarnación de Shiva
De todos los peligros uno puede ser salvado por él
os saludo Manifestación de Vishnu,
fue Lakhsmi Chand, su segundo hijo
Para el desarrolo de la línea de la familia, fue el elegido
Escuche el mantra del Gurú con profunda concentración
Su hogar puede ser bendecido con la riqueza, la prosperidad, la paz,
y en esta misma vida, con la liberación
Angad, el Segundo Nanak, que es las extremidades de Dios;
Amar Das, el Tercero, es el imperecedero espíritu del Conocimiento
Reconocido como el Rey del Raja Yoga, Ram Das, es el cuarto en la línea
cualquiera que ofrece su oración en el Trono del Raja Yoga
Se le concede el fin a la ronda de 8,4 millones de vidas,
en el Creador y Señor, él encuentra su verdadero hogar
La luz a través de Guru Gobind Nanak, en el Granth se ha fundido
Leyendo, cantando o escuchando sus palabras, con el poder de Dios está imbuido
Quien se acerca recibe una bendición sólo por escuchar, cuando se cuenta la historia de un Gurú
Usted experimentará la Corrientede sonido, la Divina Kundalini
Luego,oh Yogi Oh, será un compañero dee Sri Chand Sri Chand
La referencia a Guru Nanak como «el Señor Supremo el Avatar" o "encarnación de Dios" me parece absoluta violación de la doctrina básica sikh. El Japji, ampliamente considerado como la parte esencial del Gurú Granth y escrito por Guru Nanak , señala que "Dios Nunca ha encarnado ". Paradójicamente, el poema reconoce esto a través de su referencia al "Inmanifiesto Creador." Este poema, con referencias elogiosas a los disidentes como Sri Chand, no fue observado por los participantes kundalinis, bhajanitas como que pueda interpretarse ofensivo para la sensibilidad sikh. En un momento dado, Hanuman mostró con orgullo a la recientemente adquirida estatua de tamaño natural de Sri Chand (ver foto arriba), fundador de la orden Udasi caracterizada por la renuncia y el ascetismo, ambos rotundamente criticados por el fundador del sikhismo, Guru Nanak. Hanuman enfrente de la estatua, tocó con su frente la base de la misma. Los Punjabí sikhs estrictamente se oponen los ídolos, y a cualquier forma de culto de ellos y el Gurú Granth, ni siquiera acepta las estatuas (o representación en películas) de los Gurús Sikh. Por otra parte, Sri Chand no era uno de los diez Gurús Sikh. Sri Chand había creado una corriente principal disidente del sikhismo para formar su propia secta, cuando su padre, Guru Nanak, eligió a Guru Angad como su sucesor.Mrigendra Singh , un miembro de la antigua familia real de Patiala, es el hijo de Bhupendra Singh y tío de Amarinder Singh, el ex- ministro jefe del Punjab. Hanuman le honró con un siropa, una pieza de tela blanca o azafrán colocado alrededor del cuello como una bufanda. Varios miembros de 3ho-kundalini yoga también fueron honrados con siropas por sus contribuciones a lo largo de EE.UU. como el congresista Barney Frank y Malkit Singh Gill, presidente de Milford gurdwara . Los niños corrían alrededor de los dieciocho acres de exuberante vegetación de la instalación de la secta . Los residentes entraron y salieron de sus cuartos en el ashram en el campus que alberga a casi cien bhajanitas-kundalinis. Punjabís y caucásicos sikhs entremezclados. Ancianos sobre césped o en sillas, tomando sol. Los aficionados comprando CD en la tienda mientras que la música de los "ragis" occidentales suena de fondo. ..
Basado en el artículo del SIKH TIMES http://www.sikhtimes.com/
As any casual observer will note, no Sikh celebration equals the vigor with which Vaisakhi, marking Guru Gobind Singh's 1699 inauguration of Sikhism's militant Khalsa order, is observed. Vaisakhi celebrations typically involve nagar kirtans (religious street processions), organized jointly by the gurdwaras (Sikh places of worship) in the area. However, this year's celebration in New England was an unusual partnership. Sikh Dharma In 1971, Harbhajan Singh Puri, popularly known as Yogi Bhajan, founded the Sikh Dharma of the Western Hemisphere, headquartered in the United States. The majority of Sikh Dharma's membership consists of Caucasians, mostly Americans, who wear all white apparel, including turbans for both women and men, and lead a rigorous life of Kundalini Yoga and meditation. The group is also known by the title of its educational branch, 3H.O. (Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization). In the words of the eminent scholar Hew McLeod, 'Punjabi Sikhs who come in contact with Sikh Dharma are frequently perplexed by it, not knowing whether to embrace its followers as unusually devout or to avoid them as perversely unorthodox.' McLeod adds, 'The answer is evidently to let them live their life of obedience and Punjabis will live another, seldom the twain meeting in any meaningful way' (Sikhism, Penguin, 1997, p. 203). One significant meeting of the twain occurred during an unprecedented nagar kirtan organized by New England Sikhs on April 10, 2005. The day's ceremonies and parade commenced at the Punjabi Sikh gurdwara (New England Sikh Study Circle, Milford, MA; founded in 1968) and concluded at the Sikh Dharma gurdwara (Guru Ram Das Ashram & Gurdwara, Millis, MA; founded in 1970). Nagar Kirtan After a commencing ardas (petition-prayer) at Milford, the procession took the form of an over one hundred strong motorcade (see picture above), headed toward the neighboring town of Millis, accompanied by police escorts on motorcycles. Mini nishans, saffron-colored triangular Sikh flags embossed with the khanda emblem, fluttered proudly from nearly every vehicle in the motorcade. Many onlookers enthusiastically exchanged greetings with hand waves and, occasionally, folded hands. The motorcade came to a planned halt about a mile from the Millis gurdwara. Passengers disembarked from their respective vehicles, which were then driven to a large makeshift parking lot beside the Millis gurdwara. Drivers either walked back or were shuttled back to where passengers had assembled and commenced their gradual march toward the Millis gurdwara. Well ahead of the procession were fifteen World War II veterans and a Military Order of the Purple Heart. At the head of the procession were two Caucasian Sikhs (including a woman) and a Punjabi Sikh putting up a demonstration of swordsmanship in the gatka tradition of Sikh martial arts. Behind them was a Punjabi Sikh beating a huge nagara kettledrum hoisted onto the back of a truck flying two large nishans. Following that were two Punjabi Sikhs hoisting a large banner proclaiming the Milford gurdwara. Next came five amrit-dhari (initiated) Sikhs, representing Guru Gobind Singh's panj pyare (five beloved), including a female Caucasian at the extreme left position, marching in a single file, each carrying a large nishan. Then came a truck towing a large flatbed carrying the Guru Granth, the primary Sikh scripture and eternal guru, its attendees, and a kirtan jatha (hymn-singers) comprising both Punjabis and Caucasians. Hundreds of Sikhs, mostly Punjabis, followed closely behind, making up the bulk of the procession, chanting hymns and shouting slogans such as 'raj karega Khalsa' (the Khalsa shall rule) and 'panth ki jit' (victory to the Sikh community). Chilled sodas and small ziplock bags packed with mixed nuts were provided as refreshments along the way. On arrival at its Millis gurdwara destination, the procession gathered around the Guru Granth, still on the flatbed, for a concluding ardas, after which everyone assembled in the main prayer hall for further proceedings. Guru Ram Das Ashram & Gurdwara The milieu at the Millis gurdwara is worth describing for the various novelties with respect to a traditional Punjabi gurdwara. There was a female attendant at the entrance with a large bowl of water to assist worshippers with the washing of hands and feet prior to entering the main hall. None was observed making use of the service. The main hall displayed large framed pictures of Guru Nanak, Guru Ram Das, and Yogi Bhajan on the walls. In addition to Punjabi kirtan jathas, several Caucasian kirtan jathas (see picture above) performed in English to the accompaniment of tablas (bongo-like set of drums), guitars, and sitars, but not the harmoniums (accordion-like instruments) that are the staple of Punjabi kirtan. The sacramental food offering tasted significantly different from the karah parshad offered at Punjabi gurdwaras due to the substitution of healthier honey for refined white sugar. The delightfully bright langar (community meal) hall, located on the main floor, featured a lovely breeze flowing through the door and windows. The elaborate schedule of events proceeded like clockwork, the washrooms were clean, and women were extremely well represented in all spheres of activity. Hanuman Singh Sat Hanuman Singh Khalsa (see picture above), Millis gurdwara's mukhia jathedar (chief official), was the primary organizational force behind the event. He contacted the police chiefs of Millis and Milford and got their backing, without which the event would have been a non-starter. His efforts to involve the media resulted in a freelance story in The Boston Globe a few days prior to the event although no one from the non-Sikh media covered the actual event. Hanuman, a Vietnam War veteran, whose forceful personality is true to his former career in sales, is a huge Boston Red Sox fan. He attributes the Sox's baseball 'World Series' title run and victory on October 27, 2004, after a long drought of eighty-six years, to a lifting of all curses following Yogi Bhajan's demise on October 7, 2004. During the proceedings at the Millis gurdwara, Hanuman read out the following poem, authored by Yogi Bhajan, originally published in the Sikh Dharma mouthpiece Beads of Truth (Summer 1983, Bead #10, Volume II). Hanuman's reading of the original in English was followed by a Punjabi translation, read by a Punjabi Sikh. God's Incarnation Baba Nanak is the Supreme Lord's Avatar Manifestation of the Unmanifest Creator His first son, Baba Siri Chand, is Shiva's incarnation From all danger one can be saved by making unto him a salutation Manifestation of Vishnu, was Lakhsmi Chand, his second son For carrying on the family line, he was the chosen one Listening to the Guru's mantra with deep concentration Your household may be blessed with wealth, prosperity, peace, and in this very lifetime, with liberation Angad, the Second Nanak, is God's very limb; Amar Das, the Third, is the imperishable spirit of Him Acknowledged as the King of Raj Yog, is Ram Das, the Fourth in the line Unto whosoever offers his prayer at the Raj Yoga Throne Is granted an end to the round of 8.4 million lifetimes, and in the Creator Lord he finds his true home The light of Nanak through Guru Gobind, in the Granth has been fused By reading, singing or listening to its words, with the power of God you're imbued One about whom it's a blessing just to hear, when telling the story of such a Guru You'll experience the Unheard Sound, the Divine Kundalini Then, Oh Yogi, God will be a companion to you Sri Chand The reference to Guru Nanak as 'the Supreme Lord's Avatar' or 'God's Incarnation' seems in utter violation of basic Sikh doctrine. Japji, widely regarded as the gist of the Guru Granth and authored by Guru Nanak himself, points out that God is 'never incarnated.' Paradoxically, the poem acknowledges as much via its reference to 'the Unmanifest Creator.' This poem, with flattering references to the dissident Sri Chand, wasn't all one observed at Millis that could be construed as offensive to Sikh sensibilities. At one point, Hanuman proudly showed off the recently acquired near-life-size statue of Sri Chand (see picture above), founder of the Udasi order characterized by renunciation and asceticism, both of which were roundly criticized by Sikhism's founder, Guru Nanak. Hanuman bowed to the statue, touching his forehead to its base. Punjabi Sikhs strictly oppose idol worship and bow only to the Guru Granth, not even to images of their Gurus. Furthermore, Sri Chand was not one of the ten Sikh Gurus. Sri Chand had dissented from mainstream Sikhism to form his own sect when his father, Guru Nanak, chose Guru Angad as his successor. Mrigendra Singh Mrigendra Singh (see picture above), a member of the erstwhile Patiala royal family, is the son of Bhupendra Singh and uncle to Amarinder Singh, the current chief minister of Punjab. Hanuman honored him with a siropa, a turban-length piece of saffron or white cloth placed around the neck like a scarf or garland. Several Sikh Dharma members were also honored with siropas for their contributions along with U.S. Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA; see picture above) and Malkit Singh Gill, president of Milford gurdwara's executive committee. 'Raja Mrigendra Singh' was introduced, inaccurately, as holding a 'Ph.D. from Yale.' Mrigendra started his college education by attaining the 'giani' (Sikh preacher) designation at the age of 37. At 44, he earned a Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) specializing in world religions and ethnomusicology from Yale University's Divinity School, during which time he taught Indian music at Yale. Eight years later, he received his Ph.D. in world religions from Guru Nanak Dev University (G.N.D.U., Amritsar), not Yale. Most of his career was spent as an assistant/associate professor at New York's city and state universities. In an impassioned speech on the relevance of Vaisakhi, Mrigendra, who sat on a chair due to poor health, spoke of the time when he divested S. Radhakrishnan, India's first president, of the idea that Guru Nanak was a pacifist and that Guru Gobind Singh (actually Guru Hargobind) was the first to sanction the use of righteous violence. This anti-climactic thesis was supported by just one line from a hymn by Guru Nanak. In the hymn, Guru Nanak acknowledges that the will of God dictates all human action. In that context, he writes, 'When it pleases You, we pick up swords and chop off heads' (Guru Granth, p. 145). Guru Nanak, he said, wrote of the need to offer one's head to the guru well before Guru Gobind Singh gave it expression during the Vaisakhi of 1699: 'If you desire to play the game of divine love, then step onto my path with your head in the palm of your hand' (Guru Granth, p. 1412). He said, the Sikh gurus are 'worshipped' because they lived their teachings. Guru Hargobind, he said, is the only spiritual ever to have built a place of worship for another religion when he constructed a mosque in Hargobindpur for the Muslim mercenaries in his army. He said a letter from Maulvi Nur Mohammed to Aurangzeb, stored in the archives in New Delhi, states that 20,000 Sikhs were initiated during the Vaisakhi of 1699. The volunteer army allowed Guru Gobind Singh to eliminate his dependence on mercenaries who demonstrated little loyalty to the cause. The practice of Sikhism, Mrigendra insisted, involves no ritual, only sacrament. This is so because sacrament is distinct from ritual in that sacrament involves God. And, entry into the Khalsa involves initiation, not baptism, since baptism may be administered to a newborn. A Unifying Experience Well after the conclusion of the formal program, the facility continued to buzz with a variety of activities. Kids ran around the eighteen-acre lush green facility. Residents entered and exited their quarters at the on-campus ashram that accomodates nearly one hundred. Punjabi and Caucasian Sikhs intermingled. Elders lounged on lawn chairs, soaking in the sun. Enthusiasts bought Dya Singh C.D.s at the store while the music of Grammy-nominated Snatam Kaur Khalsa played in the background. New England Sikhs have reason to be proud of the statesmanship demonstrated by their leaders in facilitating this unique and unifying experience.