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The Sikh Bulettin – Vol 2/2020 (April-June 2020)

Dear Readers of The Sikh Bulletin,

We are pleased to deliver the latest issue of THE SIKH BULLETIN – VOL 2/2020 (April – June 2020). The contributions within this Issue are as follows:

1. The EDITORIAL titled Taking Sikhi Back to 1468 provides a poignant observation pertaining to the consequences of defective translations of the SGGS. Joint Editor Karminder Singh Dhillon PhD argues that flawed translations help ensure that the unique re-interpretation of pre-1468 spiritual concepts into new meanings by our Gurus are all lost on us permanently. This in turn ensures that we take Sikhi back to 1468 both in our understanding and practice.

2. The Shabd Vichar for this Issue is Guru Arjun’s Shabd in Sri Bhairon ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਰਸਨਾ ਕਹਹੁ ॥ Har Har Har Har Rasna Kaho. Karminder Singh Dhillon PhD attempts to apply the Gurbani Framework to understand, explain, translate and interpret the richly divine messages of the Shabd for readers.

3. Gulbarg Singh Basi critically examines the traditional pronunciation and meaning of the root symbol of Sikh –ੴ; in his thought provoking article ੴ IKKO as Its Proper Pronunciation.

4. Moninder Singh explores the meaning of a popular Gurbani shabd in his Punjabi essay ਸੁਖੁ ਤੇਰਾ ਦਿਤਾ ਲਹੀਐ ॥

5. Economist and former policy advisor to the Canadian Government Amrik Singh Rakhra, PhD visualizes the nature and type of the economy that would be in keeping with Guru Nanak’s philosophy in his article Vision of Guru Nanak’s Economy.

6. Scientist and Professor Devinder Singh Chahal PhD provides a well-researched essay titled: SIKH AND SIKHI: Their Relationship with the Age of Enlightenment.

7. Harpreet Kaur writes a moving essay on the lessons in spirituality and humanity that can be learnt from the care and death of a pet – even if both are never within the domain of an animal – in her piece titled All in a Dog’s World: Creatures of a Lesser God.

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Warm Regards, The Editorial Team at THE SIKH BULLETIN.

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The Sabha is OUT of ICU – For Now

The Sabha is Out of the ICU – For Now

Karminder Singh Dhillon, Phd (Boston)

SOME ONE HUNDRED members of Sikh Naujwan Sabha Malaysia (SNSM) turned up at its AGM on 29th June 2019 to bear witness to events that the youth organization has never seen before.

They bore witness to an attempt to drag the Sabha into two ugly controversies. They also bore witness to an attempted power grab disguised as an exercise in panthik unity.

The orchestrated attempt to grab control of the Sabha by forces bent on using the organization for their specific agendas reared its ugly head some months ago when a WhatsApp post by a group of 13 people (DG-13) calling for an EGM to “remove the Jathedar” came to light For an analysis of this EGM call see article titled “Sabha is in ICU: You are Invited to the Funeral” at

Saturday’s AGM saw the tabling of FIVE resolutions by the DG-13 Group. The resolutions were signed by Suret Singh and seconded by Master Daljit Singh. These same individuals tabled these resolutions at the AGM.

These resolutions lay bare the real agenda of the DG-13. They also expose the real beneficiary and the real hand behind it all. All in all, these resolutions uncover the dangerous and devious plot to drag the Sabha into two separate and ugly controversies.

It was an attempt to burn the house down. How so? Read on.


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The Sabha AGM – The Winners and The Losers

The Sabha AGM – The Winners and Losers

Karminder Singh Dhillon, PhD (Boston)

Here is a quick look at the Winners and Losers of the recent Sabha EGM held on the 29th of June, 2019.


1. SNSM, Jasbir Singh and his Exco. All three came out clear winners on grounds of allowing the DG-13 an opportunity to test the support for their pro Dasam Granth position. The DG-13 and their Sponsors had been relentless in their condemnation of all three. Venom – particularly of personal nature – was spewed against Jathedar Jasbir especially – in blatant abuse of the social media for personal attacks.

What better way to call their bluff than to say “OK let’s put your matter to a vote in an AGM.” This is accountability and it is transparency. It is also a sign of responsible and courageous leadership. It is also about empowering the members of SNSM to have a say in the future of their organization. Well done, all three.

2. The Members of SNSM. For turning up in larger numbers than ever, speaking out and making it clear that they understood and rejected the real agenda of the DG-13, the ordinary members of SNSM are winners too. You elected to keep Sabha out of the mud that is the DG controversy and the dera maryada dispute and that is commendable.

3. The Coffers of SNSM. The approval by the floor for the Sale of two Sabha properties worth RM 6 million to free up funds for other priority uses means the Sabha can operate more independently.


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Tribute to Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Ji of Village Kala Afghana- 21st Century’s Most renowned Reformer and SGGS Purist

The Sikh world has lost one of its most illuminated minds in the passing of Gyani Gurbax Singh Kala Afgana. 

 He contributed immensely to  Tatt Gurmat while exposing the corruption of Sikhi by our depraved clergy – deras, sants, babas and Taksalees.  He influenced a great many minds – Sikh parcharaks, writers and thinkers. He wrote profusely and his revolutionary ideas will live on. 

There is no doubt that Kala Afgana stands as the leading reformer since the founders of Singh Sabha movement  Gyani Gurditt Singh and Prof Gurmukh Singh. His loss to the Sikh world is unparalleled. 

The clergy and our corrupted institutions including the AT left no stone unturned to lock his soul up – they excommunicated him in exile, harassed him, threatened him and    prayed profusely for his death. 

The old warrior who in his final stage of life so terrified the false pujarees and jathedaars that they cowed out of a video call discussion with a sick old man of integrity. 

He has passed on but not before creating uncountable thinking and questioning minds. He will live on in their minds and in the minds of many more to come. 

The corruptors and hijackers of Sikhi are naturally overjoyed that they have one less threat to deal with. It’s a reflection of their small mindedness. 

The SGGS linked Sikh world will feel blessed in the enlightenment that Kala Afghana shared with all. His loss will be deeply felt but the passion for Sikhi truths  that he ignited will burn bright for generations to come. 

The best service to his memory is to have copies of all his 12 books and read them thoroughly


May Guru ji bless strength to his loved ones to bear his loss. 


Karminder Singh Dhillon PhD (Boston) 

Gyani Jarnail Singh Arshi. 

Jan 10th 2019 

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CHANTING TSUNAMI & 10,000 COUNTING METERS: Taking Sikhs Back to 1468.

Karminder Singh PhD (Boston)

It cannot be that any Sikh would want to go back to 1468 – the year when Guru Nanak had not yet come to bless us with Godly ENLIGHTENMENT.

But some Sikhs, in their apparent unawareness – appear bent on doing just that: taking our spirituality back to the darkness and ignorance of 1468 and earlier.

There is a “Tsumani” in the making to achieve just that. The poster being distributed by the organizers shows Guru Nanak riding a wave; while the contents of the message accompanying the poster include the following:

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Knowing Guru Nanak Sahib Ji

Knowing Guru Nanak Sahib Ji

Karminder Singh Dhillon, PhD (Boston).

Eminent Sikh scholar Bhai Gurdas Ji – a contemporary of Guru Arjun Dev ji, and in whose hand the first copy of Granth Sahib as narrated by the fifth Guru was written – describes the coming of Guru Nanak Paatshah in the following verses:

ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਨਾਨਕ ਪ੍ਰਗਟਿਆ ਮਿਟੀ ਧੁੰਧ ਜਗ ਚਾਨਣ ਹੋਆ॥ Satgur Nanak Pargetiya Mitee Dhund Jug Chanan Hoa

ਜਿਉਂ ਕਰ ਸੂਰਜ ਨਿਕਲਿਆ ਤਾਰੇ ਛਪੇ ਅੰਧੇਰ ਪਲੋਆ॥ Jio Kar Suraj Nikelya, Tarey Chupey Andher Paloa.

Bhai ji says the coming of Guru Nanak was like the rising of the morning sun whose rays cut through the mist of dawn and lighted the skies, within which brightness, the mighty stars disappeared together with the darkness within which these stars reigned.

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Genuine Satikaar of to Read,Understand,Follow, IMBIBE in Daily Life to Transform it towards Gurmatt


For Past Few Years, a few self created groups have been carrying on campaigns to remove SGGS from Sikh homes and other premises under pretext of Satikaar/Maryada etc.

ਪਿਛਲੇ ਕੁਝ ਸਾਲਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਕੁਝ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਅਖੌਤੀ ‘ ਸਤਿਕਾਰ ਕਮੇਟੀ ’ ਦੇ ਨਾਂ ਹੇਠ, ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦੇ ਅਦਬ ਦੇ ਨਾਂ ‘ਤੇ, ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਦੇ ਘਰਾਂ ਵਿਚੋਂ, ਅਖੌਤੀ ਮਰਿਆਦਾ ਨਾ ਨਿਭਾਏ ਜਾਣ ਦੇ ਬਹਾਨੇ ਨਾਲ, ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦੇ ਸਰੂਪ/ਬੀੜਾਂ ਚੁਕੀਆਂ ਜਾ ਰਹੀਆਂ ਹਨ ਜਾਂ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਬੇਇੱਜ਼ਤ ਤੇ ਤੰਗ ਕੀਤਾ ਜਾ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ। ਇਹ ਧੱਕੇਸ਼ਾਹੀ ਬੁਰਛਾਗਰਦੀ ਦੀ ਹੱਦ ਤਕ ਜਾ ਪੁੱਜੀ ਹੈ। ਸ਼ੱਕ ਕੀਤਾ ਜਾ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਇਸ ਦੇ ਪਿੱਛੇ ਇਹ ਸਾਜ਼ਿਸ਼ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਸਿੱਖ ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਤੋਂ ਦੂਰ ਹੁੰਦੇ ਜਾਣ। 
ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਤਾਂ ਇਹ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦਾ ਸਰੂਪ ਹਰ ਇਕ ਸਿੱਖ ਦੇ ਘਰ ਵਿਚ ਹੋਵੇ। ਭਾਵੇਂ ਉਹ ਕਿਸੇ ਵੀ ਸਾਈਜ਼ ਦਾ ਹੋਵੇ।ਜਾਂ ਉਸ ਦਾ ਕਿਸੇ ਮੁਨਾਸਿਬ ਜਗਹ ‘ਤੇ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ ਕੀਤਾ ਜਾਵੇ ਜਾਂ ਫਿਰ ਉਸ ਨੂੰ ਅਦਬ ਨਾਲ ਅਲਮਾਰੀ ਵਿਚ ਰੱਖਿਆ ਹੋਵੇ ਅਤੇ ਜਦੋਂ ਵੀ ਆਸਾਨੀ ਹੋਵੇ ਉਸ ਦਾ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ ਅਤੇ ਪਾਠ ਕੀਤਾ ਜਾ ਸਕੇ।

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