Bhai Vir Singh

Bhai Vir Singh

Videos

Monday
,
31
October
2016

Dr. Nikky Guninder Kaur - "Bhai Vir Singh's Cosmic Symphony and its Poetic Resonance"

Dr. Nikky Guninder Kaur's presentation explores Bhai Vir Singh’s early and final lyrics from his respective anthologies Trel Tupke and Mere Sainyan Jio. The images and themes important to Bhai Vir Singh early on in life replay in amazing beauty years later in his final poetic discourse. Together, they provide valuable insights into the poet’s vast psychological and mystical world. Through the profound simplicity of his language and the intensity of his emotions, Bhai Vir Singh creates a cosmic symphony that is both magical and practical. My paper analyzes the aesthetic power of his poetry that continues to resonate in the psyche of his readers. How exactly does his artistic pen inspire intellectual vigor and moral responsibility?

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Monday
,
31
October
2016

Harinder Singh - "Bhai Vir Singh: Vision & Leadership"

This presentation surveys details of Bhai Vir Singh’s life. It attempts to present Bhai Sahib’s life story, highlighting various aspects of his Sikh and Panjabi life. Intimate details of his spiritual experience, language and politics, and institution development will be presented. Some questions like these will be answered: Why is he known as the ‘Sixth River of Panjab’? How did he inspire masses by transcending divisions based on education, religiosity, and geography? What are his contributions in literature and community building? It will conclude with his lasting impact in theology and poetry.

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Monday
,
15
October
2012

Sikhi Through Poetry

Selections from Muhhamad Iqbal, Allah Yar Khan Jogi, Shah Muhammad, Vir Singh, Puran Singh, and Afzal Ahsan Randhawa will be covered to present Sikhi as represented in poetry from 1469 to present.

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Monday
,
31
October
2016

Dr. Nikky Guninder Kaur - "Bhai Vir Singh's Cosmic Symphony and its Poetic Resonance"

Dr. Nikky Guninder Kaur's presentation explores Bhai Vir Singh’s early and final lyrics from his respective anthologies Trel Tupke and Mere Sainyan Jio. The images and themes important to Bhai Vir Singh early on in life replay in amazing beauty years later in his final poetic discourse. Together, they provide valuable insights into the poet’s vast psychological and mystical world. Through the profound simplicity of his language and the intensity of his emotions, Bhai Vir Singh creates a cosmic symphony that is both magical and practical. My paper analyzes the aesthetic power of his poetry that continues to resonate in the psyche of his readers. How exactly does his artistic pen inspire intellectual vigor and moral responsibility?

watch now ⟶
Monday
,
31
October
2016

Harinder Singh - "Bhai Vir Singh: Vision & Leadership"

This presentation surveys details of Bhai Vir Singh’s life. It attempts to present Bhai Sahib’s life story, highlighting various aspects of his Sikh and Panjabi life. Intimate details of his spiritual experience, language and politics, and institution development will be presented. Some questions like these will be answered: Why is he known as the ‘Sixth River of Panjab’? How did he inspire masses by transcending divisions based on education, religiosity, and geography? What are his contributions in literature and community building? It will conclude with his lasting impact in theology and poetry.

watch now ⟶
Monday
,
15
October
2012

Sikhi Through Poetry

Selections from Muhhamad Iqbal, Allah Yar Khan Jogi, Shah Muhammad, Vir Singh, Puran Singh, and Afzal Ahsan Randhawa will be covered to present Sikhi as represented in poetry from 1469 to present.

watch now ⟶

Articles

Monday
,
15
August
2022

The Partition Of Panjab: My Family Story

The Guinness Book of World Records states: “On 15 August 1947, the partition of British India triggered the largest ever mass migration, uprooting over 18 million people.” The land of the five rivers, Panjab, became divided into two parts: West Panjab went to Pakistan, and East Panjab became a part of India. This is one story of the 18+ million people separated from their roots. 

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Sunday
,
31
July
2022

At Fifty, The Foot Falters

Personal reflections on wrestling with being ‘in the world’ but ‘not of the world’ while the why, what, and how ‘of the world’ keeps creeping in. 

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Monday
,
30
November
2020

The Lover & The Beloved

Through the pen of Bhai Vir Singh, we get a glimpse into a profound relationship. The tug of separation. The mystery of longing. The faith in relationships. The yearning for union.

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Wednesday
,
28
February
2018

Piare Jio – O’ Beloved

Bhai Sahib Bhai Vir Singh ji is best described as a savant-poet. As a poet, even his prose takes on a mystical, lyrical quality. The physical effect of reading his works is like a shikara (light, flat-bottom, roofed boat) gently bobbing along an open river. Mentally, he stretches not just your imagination but also your understanding. Emotionally, he shakes you to the core. His words carry the weight of profound experiences. Written with deep conviction, their impact on the reader is inevitable.

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Monday
,
30
November
2020

The Lover & The Beloved

Through the pen of Bhai Vir Singh, we get a glimpse into a profound relationship. The tug of separation. The mystery of longing. The faith in relationships. The yearning for union.

READ More ⟶
Wednesday
,
28
February
2018

Piare Jio – O’ Beloved

Bhai Sahib Bhai Vir Singh ji is best described as a savant-poet. As a poet, even his prose takes on a mystical, lyrical quality. The physical effect of reading his works is like a shikara (light, flat-bottom, roofed boat) gently bobbing along an open river. Mentally, he stretches not just your imagination but also your understanding. Emotionally, he shakes you to the core. His words carry the weight of profound experiences. Written with deep conviction, their impact on the reader is inevitable.

READ More ⟶

Podcasts

Sunday
,
29
November
2020

The Lover & The Beloved: Inni Kaur — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

Separation is perhaps the most difficult human emotion that one experiences. Does separation turn into a “longing?” Does “longing” guide us to an awareness? An awareness that love is eternal, so there can never be a separation in love.

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Wednesday
,
29
July
2020

The Redemption: Jamuna's Journey Pt.3 - Bhai Vir Singh — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

This is the final episode of The Redemption: Jamuna's Journey series. We enter the world of Northern India in the 1920s through the eyes of a young Jain widow — Jamuna, as she struggles with loss, exploitation, and her own life. Through this immersive Audio Story, experience the translated poetics and narrative by renowned Sikh writer Bhai Vir Singh, recreated by the Sikh Research Institute.

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Friday
,
25
January
2019

Immortal Companionship – Inni Kaur | Fragrance of Bhai Vir Singh

Inni Kaur recites a translation from the original writings of Bhai Vir Singh. Translation: "It is Nanakshahi 550. And I ask myself a question: “What are you doing to honor the Guru who transformed you from a dry twig into a blossoming tree?” ...

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Wednesday
,
5
December
2018

The Nightingale & The Traveler: Love & Wisdom – Fragrance of Bhai Vir Singh

Inni Kaur recites translations from the original works of renowned Sikh author and poet Bhai Vir Singh. In this episode, we explore the story of "The Nightingale & The Traveler". Many have come into my life and have barely left a trace. Less than a handful have entered my cautious heart. These amazing beings have lifted my consciousness, enabling me to rise. It is as if fate had a hand in bringing us together. My life is richer because of them, I cherish their friendship...

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The Redemption: Jamuna's Journey Pt.1 - Bhai Vir Singh — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

Enter the world of Northern India in the 1920s through the eyes of a young Jain widow — Jamuna, as she struggles with loss, exploitation, and her own life. Through this immersive Audio Story, experience the translated poetics and narrative by renowned Sikh writer Bhai Vir Singh, recreated by the Sikh Research Institute. 

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,

The Redemption: Jamuna's Journey Pt.2 - Bhai Vir Singh — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

This is a continuation of The Redemption: Jamuna's Journey. We enter the world of Northern India in the 1920s through the eyes of a young Jain widow — Jamuna, as she struggles with loss, exploitation, and her own life. Through this immersive Audio Story, experience the translated poetics and narrative by renowned Sikh writer Bhai Vir Singh, recreated by the Sikh Research Institute.

LISTEN NOW⟶
Sunday
,
29
November
2020

The Lover & The Beloved: Inni Kaur — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

Separation is perhaps the most difficult human emotion that one experiences. Does separation turn into a “longing?” Does “longing” guide us to an awareness? An awareness that love is eternal, so there can never be a separation in love.

LISTEN NOW⟶
Wednesday
,
29
July
2020

The Redemption: Jamuna's Journey Pt.3 - Bhai Vir Singh — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

This is the final episode of The Redemption: Jamuna's Journey series. We enter the world of Northern India in the 1920s through the eyes of a young Jain widow — Jamuna, as she struggles with loss, exploitation, and her own life. Through this immersive Audio Story, experience the translated poetics and narrative by renowned Sikh writer Bhai Vir Singh, recreated by the Sikh Research Institute.

LISTEN NOW⟶
Sunday
,
29
November
2020

The Lover & The Beloved: Inni Kaur — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

Separation is perhaps the most difficult human emotion that one experiences. Does separation turn into a “longing?” Does “longing” guide us to an awareness? An awareness that love is eternal, so there can never be a separation in love.

LISTEN NOW⟶
Wednesday
,
29
July
2020

The Redemption: Jamuna's Journey Pt.3 - Bhai Vir Singh — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

This is the final episode of The Redemption: Jamuna's Journey series. We enter the world of Northern India in the 1920s through the eyes of a young Jain widow — Jamuna, as she struggles with loss, exploitation, and her own life. Through this immersive Audio Story, experience the translated poetics and narrative by renowned Sikh writer Bhai Vir Singh, recreated by the Sikh Research Institute.

LISTEN NOW⟶
Friday
,
25
January
2019

Immortal Companionship – Inni Kaur | Fragrance of Bhai Vir Singh

Inni Kaur recites a translation from the original writings of Bhai Vir Singh. Translation: "It is Nanakshahi 550. And I ask myself a question: “What are you doing to honor the Guru who transformed you from a dry twig into a blossoming tree?” ...

LISTEN NOW⟶
Wednesday
,
5
December
2018

The Nightingale & The Traveler: Love & Wisdom – Fragrance of Bhai Vir Singh

Inni Kaur recites translations from the original works of renowned Sikh author and poet Bhai Vir Singh. In this episode, we explore the story of "The Nightingale & The Traveler". Many have come into my life and have barely left a trace. Less than a handful have entered my cautious heart. These amazing beings have lifted my consciousness, enabling me to rise. It is as if fate had a hand in bringing us together. My life is richer because of them, I cherish their friendship...

LISTEN NOW⟶