Once upon a Time, there was Yousuf


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ਇੱਕ ਜਿੰਦ ਯੂਸਫ ਦੀ,

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  1. Your blog is defnitely a great read and eash post reflect deep introspection!

    keeep writing!!

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  2. rôz-hâ gar raft gô raw bâk nêst
    tô be-mân ay ân-ke chûn tô pâk nêst

    [If the days have passed, tell (them to) go, (and) don't worry. (But)
    You remain! -- O You, whom no one resembles in Purity!]

    -Mawlana Rumi

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  3. her eyes speak something!
    (A)nonymous :)

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  4. Hi Anoop,

    You are so naughty.

    And please tell me what her eyes are speaking, if you know that.
    I am always intrugued by such speech.

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  5. Hi Harkiran,

    I ve read your blog and I would say that the same is equally true about your blog too.

    Introspection is what makes us more original and authentic.

    Inspired by your thoughts, I am thinking these days that what role darkeness, which lies within us all, has in our spiritual and religious lives.

    I am gathering my scattered thoughts and will post them soon.

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  6. Apparently, you and Rumi Sahib are addressing the One that remains in spite of time and which at the same time is the purest one.

    It is quite interesting to see that impurity and time are being aligned silently. Timelessness and purity seem to stand on the other extreme.

    With due respect and without accusing him of building a metaphysical binary pair, I like to see what kind of relationship Time can have with purity.

    What happens to Time when the most pure one descend into its realms?

    Such a coming of the purest ones can be able to transform the very being of Time or not?

    Or with time, Time succeeds in engulfing the purest ones into its own impurities?

    The body of a child is very pure, but with time, it becomes impure. So, we must confess that Time, to a certain extent, is a movement towards impurity.
    But the child body is not the purest.
    Then, what is the purest?
    Can it be merely human?
    Can it be entirely non-human?
    NO
    Neither is the case.

    Purest of the pure can only arise when the human is inhabited by something other than human.
    Let us try an example:

    Language is a human construct.
    They all agree on it. The scientists of language.
    But what is language without naming.
    And naming is the very other which inhabits language and makes it more than merely a human construct.

    Thats why NAAM is said to be the purest of all thing by the Purest Ones, transforming Time and filling the Timeless with the form of that One Who is being named.

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  7. Hi

    I've been reading your blog lately and I find that it is interesting that people like to refer to themselves by letters yet post their comments under "anonymous." They obviously want to tell you who they are by assigning letters to their posts...... if you want anonymity..why not just put up the comment as opposed to saying H, A, S.... some I must agree put up very insightful thoughts......very inspirational...

    Keerat Kaur

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  8. Hi Keerat,

    Actually this game of anonymity has taken a very central place in my blog. Actually it all started with post by me when I refer to one my acquaintances by the first letter of her name. So when she posted a comment, she used that letter instead of leaving the full name. When people write like that, their desire is to convey their identity only to some people and not to all.
    But this anonymity almost always makes me very curious and sometimes it becomes a little painful. There is already too much about the anonymity and its tyranny on my blog. So there is no need to say much now.
    Thanks for not being anonymous and your for your encouraging comments.

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  9. Hi;
    one anonymous is using my style.oh....
    O its really wonderful that first letter of name is becoming popular on your blog or even some find it as interesting.
    On sunday, I was in leisured mood after a long time.Thank God for that!So i had visited lots of blogs through the link "Prabhsharandeep singh/Sikh bloggers."I think it is the first time,when i had seen other blogs than yours and P.S.But really i found that your blog is just the Best.I also want to post some comments on P.S. blog but his blog does not allow anonymou(S.) comments.
    Now about the post....
    Its really wonderful.The bride in the photo is looking fabolous.
    One question please...I just want to know the direction of your creativity....
    Is your writings choose the visual scenes or visual scenes inspire you to write something?
    Keep it up!
    anonymou(S.)

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  10. Its really a wonderful question. I will have to think a lot about it. Then maybe I will write a new post or respond through a comment. This question is really interesting.

    I think you are praising too much.

    These are just the thoughts of a narcissistic blogger and nothing more.

    I will try to write soon.

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  11. " You are so naughty."??? lol
    oh God i just can't stop laughing :p

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  12. can you put more light on this so called "yousuf" her eyes are soo deep and beautiful.....look so interesting....would love to know more about her!

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  13. what's her full name? it sounds Muslim or Pathani name to me!
    A.

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  14. Yusuf was a guy. He is considered to be the most handsome man ever. Here are two link s for the story: http://wahiduddin.net/mv2/V/V_21.htm

    http://www.ikashmir.net/hatimtales/6.html

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  15. anyways thanks for the link :)
    Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ki fateh!

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  16. Oh man,

    Look at the condition of diaspora sikh children :)
    They dont know that yousuf was a man or woman.
    Can they understand Sikh religion and and culture with this background knowledge.
    I wanted to make a new post with this story.

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  17. "Woman is the greatest and truest aid to the maintenance of the true spiritual attitude. Woman's soul crying to the soul of man is the only divine lyric trembling like the music of the Infinite and the Eternal" (Puran Singh,2002, p. 46). When reading this passage, I remembered the picture on your blog.....

    Keerat Kaur

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  18. Hi Keerat,

    Do you know that Prof. Puran Singh has written an essay whose name is Keerat. It is in his book 'Khulle Lekh'.

    Another woman quote from Prof. Puran Singh:

    For, if the sweetness of a woman takes a man to the pure silence of the soul, how much
    intenser must be the killing situation of the union of God?
    * * *

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  19. Both man and woman need each other on the path to the inner soul...... to meet with their true beloved...vaheguru! Thank you for your quote......

    Keerat Kaur

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  20. "Look at the condition of diaspora sikh children :)"....

    Then Tusi Kuch kirpa Karo... If you are at that stage....

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  21. Allama Iqbal says:
    Sitaron se aage jahaan aur bhi hain
    abhi ishq ke imtihaan aur bhi hain

    [There are other worlds beyond the stars, there are more tests of love to come yet.]

    The diaspora Sikh children need to get out of there little world as there is more beyond this. Considering this realm of thinking as something absolute puts us in an ironic position. Mind, thinking, philosophy have got a kind of supreme status over other faculties of life. Religion is often confused with some individualized spirituality of the New Age mysticism of sixties which is considered to be a construction of American capitalism. You can find here: http://www.newstatesman.com/200501100048 a review of their book that initiates a discussion on the issue. The diaspora children need to figure out what has been happening in our world for past few centuries. What are the roots of the current world view that is considered to be absolute in every respect? When I say roots, I am not just referring to its history or some point of origin, but its location in human consciousness.

    Will be looking forward for your responses.

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  22. Then you got the message. We all are in the same boat. Stop judging others. OK.

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  23. Anonymous Dictator ji,

    Will you please disclose your identity.

    I am seriously thinking about the issue and I will try to put a new entry regarding this issue.

    Unitil then, please calm dowm and try to think about the issue so that we all can have a constructive discussion.

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  24. Hi Anonymous,
    I just finished reading the comments above and was rather disturbed by one comment, "We all are in the same boat. Stop judging others. OK." This comment seems to be filled with a lot of bitterness or anger of some sort. Such reactions deem to be destructive when discussions are initiated around various topics. I don't think that people are making personal attacks when sharing their views. I think when vir ji said, "look at the condition of diaspora sikh children :)" he didn't exactly mean a personal attack against anyone. Encouraging discourse of present practices of sikhi and thoughts pertaining to today's practices....encourages one to question where one's thinking is situated. Only through discussion can we question our beliefs and practices and encourage others to do so also....otherwise we fall into a trap of ritualistic practices without assigning any intrinsic meaning to them. The art of questioning and answering is crucial for self-progression and the building of knowledge.

    We are not all in the "same boat." We are all at different levels of understanding .......each day bringing new lessons, new insights, new perspectives........ yes we have the same goal..... to unite with akaal.......but how is one to do that if one lashes out at another who shares their view??? Collective brotherhood has many fruits...the first one being the lending of a hand to another to help them attain more strength both in the physical and spiritual sense.

    We all seem to be quick to say , "if ur at that stage " etc.... and "stop judging others." Have you ever considered that a cry is being made for people not to enter into a realm of bitter thinking or arguments? Instead, one must question what is meant by such statements. One must adopt the art of questioning and refine it to further oneself....... as Guru sahib's children.... we cannot excatly fail him by throwing "attacks" at one another. One need not be a proclaimed "sant' in order to be able to share one's views on sikhi....... we all have a lot of growth to go through.......no matter where we are in life..... there is no end to the understanding of sikhi, of our guru's virtues, of teh true jot, of akaal.

    Gurfateh

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  25. Alright! the statement "Look at the condition of diaspora sikh children :)" is not at all failing our Guru and is not at all throwing attacks on others, but "if ur at that stage " & "stop judging others." definitely fail our Guru and throw attack at others.

    Yes we have the same goal..... to unite with akaal.......but how is one to do that if one lashes out at another who shares their view???
    Statements like "Look at the condition of diaspora sikh children :)" is not at all lashing out at others (but instead is sharing of views. LOL), but statements "if ur at that stage " & "stop judging others." are definitely lashing out at others.

    Hypocrisy, Big time.

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  26. wow Singh you sure have some touchy touchy people on your blog. The last writer sure needs to learn to step back a bit and relax....

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