Narayan Swimming

23 Responses to “Narayan Swimming”

  1. Just wanted to know is you and your wife Mrs.Arjan both amritdhari gursikhs? and who is the one who is swimming along with Narayan’s grand father. If she is Mrs. Arjan ( i think its Mrs. Arjan only) then where is her kirpan – not really visible if she is wearing it. and why is she not fully dressed / covered in front of her father. I should not comment on your personal life but in sikhi are we allowed to be like this. Pls let me know what is your thinking / comment on this. No offenses, but want to understand your concept. Thanks!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    oh no….don’t worry for the last comment who ever put that on.some people just criticize for nothing.you guys are doing a great job.we in our daily routine don’t even get a chance to remember God and do Path and we have no right to have comments on others just for the clothes. It’s your mind and body has to be pure not how your clothes are.Gurumustak, your family is great.you have choosen the right path.Keep up the good work.enjoy the rest of your trip and keep us posted.

  3. Anonymous says:

    balvinder kaur ji, i juss wanna know if swimming is allowed in sikhi or not. if it is, then is it required to cover head all the time during swimming? or can we wear swimming cap or it has to be dastaar?….juss wondering..

  4. Anonymous says:

    there is nothing that is written in guru granth sahib about swimming~!
    dont reduce sikhi and guruji teachings to petty things.these things are just common sense.obviously in water cant carry kirpan etc.
    guru gobind singhs purpose was to create saint soldiers not to worry how sikhs will swim in a lake with kirpan!
    i feel like laughing to these stupid comments.
    anyway its always good to have freedom of speech nomatter how silly or stupid comments may be!

  5. Balvinder Kaur, firstly it is none of your business whether G Singh’s wife is amritdhari or not, many singhanis wear kakaars which may not necessarily be seen when undertaking activities like swimming. Secondly, you are not the authority on how Sikhs should dress in front of their families or elsewhere, it is not your job to tell us what to wear. G Singh Jee, ignore this petty shallow post, you are doing a great job on sikhnet and your family and life is certainly an inspiration to me! GurFateh

  6. Singhni says:

    I agree with gurpreet kaur. Balvinder kaur ji u shold MYOB. Mind Your Own Bussiness.

  7. getting ready for dennis says:

    guys, don’t be rude to eachother and don’t comment on negative stuff it just perpetuates the negative energy on this wonderful, daring, courageous, smart, thought provoking, intelligent, well written(so envious! forgive me Guru(wahe)!i wish i could write like that.), (btw gsk is paying me $10/superlative…how many is that now) blog…

    ohh gurmustak, i wanted to ask you how humid was it by the lake? we’re always hearing the commercials (on the radio) for buying land/lots near the lakes in NC but i always thought it would get too humid for me in the summers. Na-ice house though bla! gold digger! ;) why exactly did arjan marry you again?(i forget…)

  8. xSHANTIx says:

    :o( why do ppl have to comment at all if they have nothing nice to say..really is it any wonder why so many young sikhs are turning their back on sikhism if this is the attitude of so many sikhs…i think miss balvinder kaur you are confusing PUNJABI tradition with SIKH religion….im pretty sure you can swim in front of men..sikhism was about the EQUALITY of men and woman not sum regime to make men superior..i think your forgetting that. *sigh* Gurumustuk is nice enough to show us his life as a Sikh and so many ppl are jus being arrogant..where is ur grace?

  9. Anonymous says:

    I think it is ok to swim etc.., but again its a personal opinion of ones sikhi, and there are cultural difference also, i mean you wouldnt see a punjabi or indian girl swimming with her dad!! but the western culture is different, and right in its own way so its cool. but the thing about being amritdhari is important, cos the sikh rehit maryada states that one should not remove the kakars, no again this is upto the individual as to when they seem there is no other alternative but to remove them then you have to i.e planes, but i would rather not swim then to remove my siri sahib. this is my personal opinion so please understand tht before making rude comments. Its is important tht we understand that our kakars are our angs (limbs) and without them we feel disabled. It is is especially important to Clearly DISPLAY them so tht people can see and ask questions, so tht they can know who sikhs are.
    AKAAAL!!!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Balwinder kaur is right in her own way so please THINK carefully before posting comments to put others down. There is, or should be a clear line between Sikhi, culture and ones own matt(thinking – manmukhs), There are obviously things you CANT do in sikhi which others think should be allowed – no need to give examples, im sure you can think of some, but this is where we need to make a stand as gurus sikhs and say NO, and also to correct people when we see them making mistakes, not just say ‘oh your doing a great job, carry on, your family is the best etc…, thts fine also but everyone makes mistake so we need to correct them to be better people.

  11. Anonymous says:

    “Better people” is a relative terms based on your judgments and interpretations of Sikhi. You don’t have the right to put your interpretation on others, because every interpretation based on culture further removes us from Guru’s true meanings — meanings that can only be understood based on one’s personal and private relationship with Sikhi. Keep you judgments to yourself.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I am not ‘Putting my interpretations’ on ne 1 just making a suggestion. I tht suggestion is appreciated then learn from it, if not, still learn from it. ‘keep your judgements to yourself’ – no need to be rude ji, stay in chardi kala

  13. Anonymous says:

    I think it is ok to swim etc.., but again its a personal opinion of ones sikhi, and there are cultural difference also, i mean you wouldnt see a punjabi or indian girl swimming with her dad!! but the western culture is different, and right in its own way so its cool. but the thing about being amritdhari is important, cos the sikh rehit maryada states that one should not remove the kakars, no again this is upto the individual as to when they seem there is no other alternative but to remove them then you have to i.e planes, but i would rather not swim then to remove my siri sahib. this is my personal opinion so please understand tht before making rude comments. Its is important tht we understand that our kakars are our angs (limbs) and without them we feel disabled. It is is especially important to Clearly DISPLAY them so tht people can see and ask questions, so tht they can know who sikhs are.
    AKAAAL!!!

  14. uk singh says:

    ms balvinder kaur there are 16+ million sikhs in the world and it would be futile for you to police them all and weigh up their individual level of spirituality

    sikhi is a state of mind- sikhi is being in control of anger,lust,attachment/ego,evil acts

    it makes not one iota of difference to your own karma what mrs arjan is wearing , not a bit of difference what she eats , how much she prays ,how much she lies ,how many ill thoughts she has in 24 hours , how many sexual scenes she watches on tv or explicit words she hears on the radio

    you see mrs arjan lives in the real world-she has not removed herself to the peak of a tranquil mountain or locked herself away in
    a monastery

    ms balvinder kaur gsk and his family make no claim to be the example gursikh family alive today

    of the 16 + million sikhs i happen to be one who lives in the uk ,am a doctor by profession , born in a sikh family -yet i am light years away from what these guys are striving for and achieving

    this blog has inspired me- it has shamed me-i have started to question myself-i am thinking about where i am heading in life -what is important in life

    this blog has helped me to focus-the visuals of gursikhs in usa in their bana and their keertan has given me a wake up call

    you and others negative comments on turban style, innocent bhangra and now swimming and attempts to give rating stars to how good or bad these sikhs are is negative and draining

    i wonder -do u walk the streets with your eyes closed ?,do you think women should wear the burka like muslim women ? or more correctly should not the sikh state of mind be made of steel, so strong ,that even if a woman undresses in front of you (for example in a hospital to be examined) one is completely detatched and in control of ones state of mind

    sikhi is seeing a woman clad in revealing clothes and yet the mind not drifting into lust/desire etc

    sikhi is not about hiding away the body with the muslim burka but about the control of ones eyes and thoughts and ears/hearing

    what clothes should a sikh daughter wear in front of her father when swimming-or do you ban swimming-is it ok for women to swim just in front of women -what if there is a lesbian in the pool??? (ha ha ha ha )

    should a sikh father change his daughters nappy or not-should he be alowed to give his child a bath or not

    ms balvinder kaur -????????think befor u type

    gsk and family……

    sat sri akal god bless u for this blog and for giving me a wake up call cause i am 10000000* worse that whatever rating mrs balvinder kaur gives u in the world of spirituality

  15. Anonymous says:

    Give penji a break Uk singh she is just asking, and states that no offence is made. balvinder kaur ji, not worth it these people will not understand your point of view, rather than listening to it they just wana make you feel as if your wrong, I appologise on their behaf sis.
    Waheguru

  16. uk singh says:

    look anon it seems some people are just out to give star ratings to all around them

    ok lets see …hmmm that singh sitting there looks 5 star material …that one uh oh he looks bad 1 star for him

    its all about good sikh bad sikh mentality

    whats more imp is what u do and practice not what others do- whats more imp is how many stars u get before u die not ur neighbour or a diatant family on a blog

  17. Anonymous says:

    No ji, YOU are the one giving star ratings or, the one who thinks is getting rated because…..of reasons unknown, only guru ji knows, so please dont feel like tht, love.

  18. uk singh says:

    peace,love and beg ur forgiveness bhan ji and veer ji

    lets get positive energy flowing
    from now on

    teach a dog like me what u have learnt on ur spiritual journeys-lets turn this around from negativity to positive messages and guru jis directions

    tell me a good link to the guruji s rehit marayda for example

    look forward to hearing from you again

  19. Anonymous says:

    Some of the comments remind me of the famous Punjabi saying – ‘khali phanday zada rowla panday’ – “empty vessels make a lot of noise”. Please be constructive not destructive. Maharaj has asked us to be loving to each other. Who are we to judge others? If you cannot be positive, then just be silent! Bhul chuk maff, Guru da Das, Hari Singh

  20. Balvinder Kaur says:

    Dear All, (including Gurmustak singh Ji and his family).

    I am just back from week end and saw the replies to my enquiry (i will not call it a comment) because i never wanted to comment on personal life of anybody – a am no authority to it.

    After reading all this, i would simply like to say SORRY FOR MY POSTING as i can see i have hurted many people – which was never my intention!!
    It was the first time i was seeing your blog, even though i am a every day visitor to sikhnet.com. I was not clear of a concept and wanted to clarify from you, but never knew it will turn out to be a nightmare. Anyway i have learnt a lesson and shall not repeat a mistake like this. Pls forgive me!!

    Bhul Chuk Di Muaafi de deni Ji!!

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

  21. hk bedi says:

    good job Balwinder Kaur ji!!!!!you did a great job by.Just a suggestion to you…before we comment on any one else we always have to look onto ourself…how close we are to our vaheguru and do we do path,satsang,sewa and evev if we are that good that we do all that,we shouldn’t comment on other that way we are taking the control in our hands,and who are we to take the control?
    i myself is so impressed by Gurumustak and his family of being sikhs which itself means that they’re still learning(sikh…who learns through out the life)and look at Narayan.. i even couldn’t keep up with the Dastar for my own son.And they are doing so good.please don’t discourage GUrumustak singh and his family.
    !!!Gur Fateh!!!!

  22. Balvinder Kaur, don’t worry about it. I’m sure it was a learning experience for us all. It wasn’t a big deal to start anyways. Thanks for your clarifications.

    Words are powerfull so it is important that we always be thoughtfull of what we say and how it might be interpreted by others.

    :)

  23. Anonymous says:

    Nice video… looks fun swimming in there!:D