lK KusIAw pwiqswhIAw jy siqguru ndir kryie ]
lakh khushee-aa paatshaahee-aa, je satgur nadar kare-i.
nwnk siqguru iqnw imlwieAw ijnw Dury pieAw sMjogu ]1]
naanak satgur tinaa milaa-i-aa jinaa Dhure pa-i-aa sanjog. ||1||
So, what can we do about it?
I'd just like to add:
This is a humble request to all Sangat - please do not print Gurbani in Gurmukhi font on your wedding cards, posters, Akhaand Paath invitations etc. When printing Gurbani in Gurmukhi font it's the exact same form that is found within Siri Guru Granth Sahib ji Maharaaj and Gutka Sahibs, that we treat with utmost respect - the Gurbani that Singhs have and will die for to maintain the respect of.
As an alternative simply write the english transliteration and translation, example:
jaikaar keeou dhurumeeaa kaa paapee ko ddundd dheeoue
He honors the righteous and punishes the sinners. ||16||
The reader will get the message and the Gurbani won't end up being touched by dirty hands, put on the floor and eventually thrown away with the household rubbish.
Even just writing "Ik Oaan kaar" in Gurmukhi like so many people thoughtlessly do is disrespect as its the same format found on the first ang of Siri Guru Granth Sahib ji.
It's the responsibility of every Sikh to ensure that respect for Gurbani is maintained - it is no group of peoples duty to ensure this. If every Sikh reminded our own friends and families that when they contact printers, poster makers, leaflet designers etc they shouldn't print in Gurmukhi then maybe our Guru would ensure we are blessed with a Gursikh lifestyle.
Weddings in the UK usually equal beadbi - this is something which we cannot tolerate, so if you find out about a wedding taking place in a hall where alcohol/tobacco will be please do not hesitate to contact the R4G Campaign on:
Mobile : 07944 445651
E-Mail : SikhAlerts@yahoo.co.uk
Any correspondence is anonymous.
If there are any protests/telephone campaigns organised please ensure your attendance, if we're Sikhs and our Guru is being disrespected and we do nothing, then which Gurus Sikhs are we??
Feel free to circulate before people start ordering wedding cards!