Sunday 16 June 2024

Reflection of the week - Sunday 16th June 2020

-From Jataka Tales-      

1. Why do we read about the Jataka Tales?     

2. Did the story connect with you today, and why?      

3. What learnings can we take away from the story "The Pigeon and the Crow"    

4. The POP movement   

5. What does a guildmaster mean?   

6. Greed and its adverse effects   

7. Would you rather be the crow or the pigeon in your life?  

 - From The Guru Nanak Docuseries-      

1. What did you learn from the chapter today?      

2. Time is just a dimension    

3. The Present is what matters   

4. Why do you think the chapter is named "Paheli"?  

5. The blessing of life  

6. Righteousness of the human mind is what really matters and makes the difference. 

7. Wisdom, Ignorance and Devotion   

8. What is religion and its true meaning 

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Episode 6 Docuseries from TheGuruNanak.Com, concluded with a beautiful poem:

क्या फ़र्क पड़ता है इससे, अयोध्या में पद की जगह कोई शब्द गाये।

दूर ननकाना साहिब में मतवाला जपुजी छोड़कर कव्वाली ले करके आये।

फ़र्क तो इस बात से भी नहीं पड़ता, हम बाला और मरदाना से पूछ सकते हैं।

नानक के वचनों पर गुल उकेरने वाले, उन दोनों के हाथों में एक तारा था,

अक्सर सुर छेड़ते समय, खुसरो और कबीर के घर क्यों घूम आते हैं?

फ़र्क तो आज यह भी नहीं पड़ता, बात-बात में रदीफ़-काफ़िया मिलाने वाले,

हर चीज़ में फ़र्क को पहचानने वाले, शायद ही कभी झगड़े हो इसके लिये,

राम की पहुँच डागरों की हवेली और ख़ान साहिब की बंदिशों तक क्यों है?

और क्यों बैजू से लेकर, आज तक, बावरी होने वाली कला की नवीनतम पीढ़ी भी,

आगे बढ़कर सबसे पहले, रहीम और रसख़ान से दोस्ती करती है।

English rendition
How does it matter if, in Ayodhya, one sings ‘Padh’ (poetry) or ‘Shabad’ (verse)?
In distant Nankana, an elated being, instead of ‘Japji’ (Guru Nanak’s verse) sings ‘Qawwali’ (Sufi rendition).
It does not matter if we can ask from Bala and Mardana, the ones who pick flowers from the words of Nanak, with a one-stringed instrument in their hands.
Often while striking a note, they even visit the homes of Khusrau and Kabir.
It does not even matter that today, in every conversation, if people add poetry for unity.
Those who find differences in everything maybe they never put an effort to fight for unity. 
Why is it that the reach of Divinity is confined to the mansions and verses of noble beings?
And why, from past to present, the new generation of the elated artistic beings take the first step forward, to make friendship with the compassionate and nectar-filled ones.

Thank you, Amardeep Singh of Lost Heritage Productions, for being our Mentor at My Good School.

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