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The Lamp of Knowledge:
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 87 Convenor: AMRIT KAUR

"The reading of the vedas is now a worldly trade / O Pandit! You read much, but without thought, / Without understanding this reading is a loss …"

Siddh Gosht - X
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 86 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH

The process breaks down our usual conditioning ... It cures us of our addiction to speed and instant gratification ...

The Practice & Culture of Naam:
Siddh Gosht Part IX
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 85 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH

Gurmat is about the inspired life: about peak experiences, about the ecstasy of living ...

The Word as Guru:
Siddh Gosht, Part VIII
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 84 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH

In gurbani, this is referred to as anāhaḏ naad or the unstruck sound, where sound dissolves into the great silence.

Gurmukh, The Ideal:
Siddh Gosht, Part VII
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 83 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH

A gurmukh life could be best described as one that is free of dogma, beyond materialistic bias and liberated from narcissistic self-obsession.

Gurmukh - Person or Process:
Siddh Gosht, Part VI
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 82 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH

Cultivated speech, the pursuit of knowledge, contemplation, one-pointed focus, transformation and social activism ...

Liberation In Life:
The Siddh Gosht - Part V
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 81 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH

The Sikh ideal is that of a jeevan mukt or one who is liberated while alive - in contrast to the traditional view that mukti is attainable only in death.

The Art Of Dialogue:
Siddh Gosht - Part IV
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 80 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH

How was Guru Nanak able to engage the simple labourer and the wealthy trader, the pauper and the Emperor, the highly sophisticated orthodoxy and the yogic practitioner?

The Path Of The Gurmukh:
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 79
Siddh Gosht - Part III Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH

Guru Nanak takes on the siddhs by posing the challenge, “Why wander?” since he is espousing a dramatically different way of being.

Live In The World ... But Ply The True Trade:
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 78 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH

Guru Nanak's silence is just as important as his answers. For instance, he pays little heed to the siddhs' preoccupation with diet,  pilgrimages and ritual ablutions.

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