BBC Documentary: Sikhs – Part 2

Here is the second part of the series. In this part you’ll see one section where the BBC came here to Espanola and did some interviews with the sangat here. 

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11 Responses to “BBC Documentary: Sikhs – Part 2”

  1. humble sikh says:

    thank you for sharing this excellent documentary with the community.

    ” Practice truth, contentment and kindness; this is the most excellent way of life. ” – ( Guru Arjan Dev Ji, 51)

    I can recall when they were slandering Baba Baldev Singh (Bulandpuri) on the AKJ website, I received a warning to stay away from AKJ because they can suck the ‘life force’ out of you. That sounds more of thuggery than anything else.

    I remember reading scripture that said “Go unto GOD with a joyous heart.”

    What room is there left for thuggery when you incorporate truth, contentment, and kindness into your life.

    There used to be this commercial on the air a while back, where one person smiled to another, then that person to another person, and the smile kept on getting passed on. If we practised such kindness the world would be a happier place.

    The actions of one person can have a tremendous effect on all. As in the words of Gandhi, ‘you must be the change you wish to see in the world.’

    If we go back to that example shown in the commercial, if it wasnt for that one persons smile, everyone else would have been doing ‘nothing’.

  2. roopinder says:

    thank you for putting this documentary on the website.

    further to the young fellow that felt that sikhism and british ness were not compatiable

    i have a few questions for him ?

    where did the british get the practice of afternoon tea from ? ( india)

    where did the british get the practice of wearing pyjamas from ? (india)

    where did the british get the practice of using umbrellas from ? ( india where it is used to keep the sun off)

    english language is derived from sanskirit

    jesus founder of christianity had long hair

    the majority religion in britain is christianity

    christianity has it’s origins in judaism, the ancient jews wore turbans

    maybe this young fellow should educate himself on history and sikhism

    before he claims that they are not compatiable

  3. roopinder says:

    further to my earlier comments

    the ancient celts the original britons had long hair

    and their origins are from northern india

    gaelic their ancient language is derived from sanskirit

  4. Devakaur Khalsa says:

    Roopinder Ji, Thank you for your educational comments– very interesting!

    Deva Kaur

  5. Balbir Kaur says:

    Waheguru ji ka khalsa, waheguru ji ki fateh.
    I had a dream and wish once, that i always want to hear
    the shabad-kirtan from Harminder sahib jee and do nothing else. My wish has come true and i can hear
    the shabad-kirtan even at my work all the time.
    Thanks again. God bless u.
    Balbir Kaur Singh,from pembroke, massachusetts.

  6. roopinder says:

    further to my earlier commments

    the guitar which is used throught western pop music
    is derived from the sitar

    it was introduced to the west by the gypsies

    amazing how a little information can enlighten us ….lol

  7. Karamveer Singh says:

    Thanks Rupinder Kaur ji

    It is really a great and enthusiatic information.Please do share, more of your wealth of knoweledge with us.


  8. roopinder says:

    karamveer singh rupinder kaur is actually roopinder singh ….lol

    but since male and female are the same i am not offended ..(-:

    the arabic number system that we use in the west was invented india and introduced by arabs

  9. Kirthy says:

    Sat Sri Akal,

    I think that this documentary is incredibley informative and I think its interesting to see the contrast between the young sikh who feels his faith does not keep with modern society and the american sikhs who are followers of Harbhajan Singh Yogi.

    I think that if the young British sikh made an effort to find out a little bit more about his faith he might find, its not actually that difficult to be a sikh in this day and age.

    I do agree, it is a shame that you don’t see many younger people at the Gurudwara and that it is not taught in english however there are many books available on the internet and fundamentally Sikhism is actually a pretty modern faith. Wearing a turban is a personal decision and having grown up with a father who wore a turban in Australia where there are certainly less visible sikhs than in the UK, I think its a matter of choice as to whether you socialise and sikhism does not prevent you from going out with your friends and having a good time.


  10. Gregg Davis says:

    This documentary is fantastic. I have been learning about Sikhism for a couple of years now. I live in a part of the country where no Gurdwara exists, and as far as I know, no Sikhs. My only information comes from the Internet, books, and DVD’s. I have been longing for contact with Sikhs, but to no avail. However, this longing is ‘my’ desire and may not be Waheguru’s. This path I am treading is of His giving and I shall procede alone. I am grateful for what He has given me. Thank you for this documentary as it has helped a great deal in further understanding of Sikhism.

  11. Sarjit Kaur says:

    AKJ is a wonderful Gurmukh Sikh community and learning about their unique keertan has given me immense blessings…just as this video conveys no one is bad, don't be judgemental…likewise the above comments about AKJ is contradicting not only about AKJ but the message Gurujio left for us GOD IS ONE AND SIKHS SHOULD BE ONE, UNITED!