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Welcome to Episode 52 of Sikhwithin
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In part 1: Understanding Sikhism we share knowledge about the Char Sahibzade
The word “Sahibzada” means “son” in Punjabi and is a term commonly used to refer to the 4 sons of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru. The word is a traditional word not used in the everyday language of today. The plural of the word is “Sahibzade” with a stretched “A” sound at the end.
The younger pair, called the “Chotta Sahibzade” were martyred together by the Mughals in Sirhind at the tender age of 6 and 9 years old. The older sahibzade, called the “Vaada Sahibzade” died fighting the enemy of many thousands at the young age of 18 and 14 years old in battle at Chamkaur Sahib.
In part 2: We feature an amazing track from Snatam Kaur’s latest CD Liberation’s Door (with GuruGanesha Singh)
The track is entitled: Cherdi Kalaa. Chardi Kalais an important expression used in Sikhism for a mind frame that a Sikh has to accept and practise. It loosely means a “positive, buoyant and optimistic” attitude to life and the future. Always be – in “high spirits”, “ever progressive”, “always cheerful”, etc are some other terms used to describe this phrase. It reflects an eternally evergreen & blissful mental state of a Sikh.
Sikhism dictates that Sikhs believes in the Will of God (Bhana) and that God is without enemies (Nirvaar) and is always merciful. Hence acceptance of his Will is in the interest of and for the benefit of His Creation, even if at times one suffers severe hardship. This attitude of “Chardi Kala” is to allow one to sail through the ups and downs of life with as little harm as possible to the individual. To join and help others in their hour of need is part of this “Chardi Kala” spirit.
In the final part of the programme we feature a track from Sat Kartar’s CD entitled, ‘Listen’.
In addition, we talk about how you can contribute to the Haiti Earthquake appeal either online or from your local collection points, ending the show with a track from Hope for Haiti Now – A vast majority of proceeds for the sale of the latter also go to Haiti.
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