Happiness and the Siri Guru Granth Sahib

Yesterday in Gurdwara we heard a talk given by Siri Singh Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogi ji from Sept 27th 1987 in the Los Angeles Gurdwara. I would like to share it with you as I am sure you will enjoy it.

This talk was very inspiring and educational on many different areas. The theme of the talk was on being happy, relating to the Siri Guru Granth Sahib and being a Sikh. The lecture contained many interesting stories and info on aspects of Sikhi. The audio file is 60 minutes long and well worth the listen!

If you are busy person, this would be a good listen while you are driving in your car, stuck in traffic, or just have a chunk of time to listen. Whenever I post audio or video on the blog I also post it to the MrSikhNet Podcast. I’ve been enjoying other podcasts on my MP3 player when I am in the car or just doing stuff like washing dishes :)

Download the Lecture
(60 minutes long /size 13.8MB)

15 Responses to “Happiness and the Siri Guru Granth Sahib”

  1. Anonymous says:


    I have a question to either Gurmustak or Guruka Singh

    Every morning before work i print off the Hukamnama from Darbar Sahib and hang it in the hall way so all the family members can benfit from Guru ji’s Hukam. I have been doing htis for a year now and we have archived all the HUkamnameh but what is the respectful thing to do with all these Hukamnameh after all they have Gurbani on the page…isit wise to keep printing them off? what is the best think to do with the old Hukamnameh is my question…?

    Thank in advance

  2. Anon: I am not sure what is the appropriate and respectfull way of dealing with this. I have heard of people doing cremation (burning) of Siri Guru Granth Sahib with some ceremonies (if it is very damaged). Maybe someone else can present information or ideas on this topic.

  3. rsingh says:

    Well as Manvir Singh said on his blog,
    “I suggest you do Ardaas and then in your back garden or something, do “Sanskaar” of the Gurbani printed paper.

    “Sanskaar” means burning the paper. So collect all the gurbani and perhaps in a metal tin or box do agan-bhet (cremate).

    With the left over ashes/debri, respectfully place it in some soil (in the back garden etc) or immerse in flowing water (i.e. a stream, river etc).”

    I would agree with that as being the best way.

  4. Anonymous says:

    gurmustak singh ji ,sat sri akal ,i would like to know if you have any cd in punjabi for singh sahib ji . my mother doesnt know english. please tell me where i can buy cd for my mother so she can liston and enjoy thanks
    satsri akal

  5. Anon2: He did give lectures/talks to Sangat in Punjabi, however there are not that many (as far as I know). I might have something in Punjabi, but will have to check. These lectures have not been readily available, so I just started gathering some when I found them.

  6. Shan Singh says:

    I think that there is no specific type of respectful way. If you truly believe, from the heart, that you are doing what you believe to be respectful, I believe that is respect enough. But I think this brings up another question. What if one person believes one thing to be respectful, while another does not…? Should the person who thinks it not, refrain from stopping the person from doing what he is doing because god is the only true judje, or not?

  7. Ishtmeet says:

    Thanks for sharing talks of Yogi Jee. I hope you will work on our behalf as ususal and keep on posting more lectures of Yogi Jee.

  8. Prabhu Singh says:

    Shan Singh raises a very important issue. This is something I’ve thought about a lot. I will give my opinion and others can agree or disagree.
    I believe that a Sikh should always remain humble. If we believe that somebody is doing something wrong, and it affects us somehow, then we should respectfully inform that person. If that person says that they are familiar with your point of view, then it is time to let the issue go. We cannot force our opinions on others. That to me is totally un-Sikh.
    People seem to think it is alright to go around telling people what is right or wrong. Several GurSikhs have written rehit-namas. Despite my respect for these GurSikhs I don’t follow their rehit. I follow the Guru’s rehit and I know I’ve never broken it. If I break somebody else’s rehit (like eating with non-AmritDhari) and they think I’m doing something wrong, that is for them to deal with and not me. I’m familiar with other people’s opinion that non-AmritDhari can contaminate your food, but my interpretation of langar is that we can eat with everybody no matter who cooks the food or sits with the person eating. It doesn’t matter to me if everybody in the world disagrees with me, I will not discriminate against people, that is not who I am as a Sikh.

  9. Ishmeet: I’m glad you enjoyed the lecture. I wasn’t sure if many people were making use of the the information. Generally If people comment on a post and give feedback then I know they are finding it usefull. Otherwise I don’t know.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I agree with Prabhu that some of the sikhs are coming up with their REHITS that langar should be cooked by Amritdharis only and Amritdharis should only have a meal with amritdharis.

    These people are making their own religion NOT part of sikhism.

    When langar was started by Guru Nanak there were no issues about rich, poor or amritdharis. Even during the period of Guru Gobind singh he NEVER said that don’t have a meal at NON amritdharis homes! This rule is sounds more like of hinduism.

    Are these people who look like sikhs or khalsa are really sikhs or disguised as sikhs and distorting the sikh religion.

  11. Gurpreet says:

    Vahegurooo !!
    This was the first time I listened to Yogi ji’s lecture.. It was very straight up and touching…thanks for posting it up and please continue to do so

  12. Anonymous says:

    Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ke fateh!

    I found Yogi Bhajan ji’s lecture amazing, so straight forward with excellent examples. I haven’t listened to the latest hapiness one but I still think i need to listen to the Gurmat one many more times as it gets better/deeper each time! Please keep these lectures coming Gurumustakh! it makes my journey to work a joy!

    Thank you,

    Avtar Singh

  13. Anonymous says:

    Sat Nam Gurumustakh, This is my first Post ever. I’m one more that enjoy your posts. This one came in a good moment.
    I agree with the rest that think you are doing a great seva! You allow people from far away to be closer to Yogi Bahjan’s teachings. Specially those that didn’t have the opportunity to be close to him (I meant physically).
    So, this can give you an better idea on the impact of your Great, Great Seva!!! keep on…. Thanks and Blessings… Gurunam K

  14. SikhsRus says:

    Great post Gurumustuk Ji! Siri Singh Sahib is always a joy to listen to. His lectures are very uplifting and cover aspects of Sikhi that normally we don’t hear about in Gurudwaras.

  15. Hari Singh says:


    Coming from the “main stream Punjabi” Sikh background, but being active in the field of promotion of Sikhism, I have not had many opportunities of being a recipient of Bhai Sahib’s greatness. His words were highly elevating and being in English created understanding on a different level. It clearly highlights how marvellously gifted this God’s soul was.

    Many thanks for such wonderful work you are doing with these excellent lectures. I hope you will continue to posted Bhai Sahib’s lectures.