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Total strangers have come out in support of jilted wife Gaylyne Fowler, who was convicted of objectionable behaviour for posting nude photos of her husband's lover across the small Taranaki town of Hawera.
How about this for a swimming spot with a difference? Maraeatotara Falls is another great spot to keep cool as the mercury rises to 32 again today! Have fun out there and remember to slip, slop, slap! #getmetohawkesbay
Aasaa, Fifth Mehl, Shalok: Make the effort, O very fortunate ones, and meditate on the Lord, the Lord King.O Nanak, remembering Him in meditation, you shall obtain total peace, and your pains and troubles and doubts shall depart. ||1||Chhant:Chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord of the Universe; don't be lazy.Meeting with the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, you shall not have to go to the City of Death.Pain, trouble and fear will not afflict you; meditating on the Naam, a lasting peace is found.With each and every breath, worship the Lord in adoration; meditate on the Lord God in your mind and with your mouth.O kind and compassionate Lord, O treasure of sublime essence, treasure of excellence, please link me to Your service.Prays Nanak: may I meditate on the Lord's lotus feet, and not be lazy in chanting the Naam, the Name of the Lord of the Universe. ||1||The Purifier of sinners is the Naam, the Pure Name of the Immaculate Lord.The darkness of doubt is removed by the healing ointment of the Guru's spiritual wisdom.By the healing ointment of the Guru's spiritual wisdom, one meets the Immaculate Lord God, who is totally pervading the water, the land and the sky.If He dwells within the heart, for even an instant, sorrows are forgotten.The wisdom of the all-powerful Lord and Master is incomprehensible; He is the Destroyer of the fears of all.Prays Nanak, I meditate on the Lord's lotus feet. The Purifier of sinners is the Naam, the Pure Name of the Immaculate Lord. ||2||I have grasped the protection of the merciful Lord, the Sustainer of the Universe, the treasure of grace.I take the support of Your lotus feet, and in the protection of Your Sanctuary, I attain perfection.The Lord's lotus feet are the cause of causes; the Lord Master saves even the sinners.So many are saved; they cross over the terrifying world-ocean, contemplating the Naam, the Name of the Lord.In the beginning and in the end, countless are those who seek the Lord. I have heard that the Society of the Saints is the way to salvation.Prays Nanak, I meditate on the Lord's lotus feet, and grasp the protection of the Lord of the Universe, the merciful, the ocean of kindness. ||3||The Lord is the Lover of His devotees; this is His natural way.Wherever the Saints worship the Lord in adoration, there He is revealed.God blends Himself with His devotees in His natural way, and resolves their affairs.In the ecstasy of the Lord's Praises, they obtain supreme joy, and forget all their sorrows.The brilliant flash of the One Lord is revealed to them - they behold Him in the ten directions.Prays Nanak, I meditate on the Lord's lotus feet; the Lord is the Lover of His devotees; this is His natural way. ||4||3||6||
----------------------------------------------------------- Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ki fateh ji.
The five reviewers on planet Earth who absolutely hated this film will be stoked to hear the news that Hunt For the Schmilderpeople won the Golden Tomato for best reviewed limited release film of the year.
We've got BIG news! You might need to sit down for this one..with a strong cup of tea!
We have just put the new Manakau land on the the market! But don't panic its a good thing...in fact its because we have a bigger and better opportunity to achieve HUHA's ultimate dream to develop a rescue rehab and community center that everyone can be proud of!!
Over the xmas break there were complaints to council because we put 6 Alpaca on the 18 acres for two weeks (there were noise breach concerns!). At the same time the front gate bolt was cut and the gates left open as well as our back gates too! And on top of that some of the Manakau community had a Che Fu concert shut down at the local pub....it was Che Fu, crikey if he can't win them over we have no show!!. So we have come to terms with the fact that no matter how careful and lovely we are, just us breathing in their air, will always cause them dicontent and to be honest we just don't have time for drama. After gaining resource consent through Environmental Court we have every right to go ahead with our plans at Manakau - but the truth is we don't want anyone to get hurt...and our intention was always to be an asset and make our community proud, and sadly we are not confident that the Manakau community will ever see us that way. But don't stress this story has a golden lining...seriously we searched for 3 years for the ideal happy ever after for HUHA and after a few false starts, at last we have found it!!
On the 23rd of December we had an offer accepted on 157 acres. ..yup 157 NEIGHBOUR FREE, DO WHAT WE LIKE, BUILD THE PERFECT PARADISE ACRES on the Haywards Hills. We are so excited, we will never out grow this spot, and will even be able to provide the community with an off leash forest Park to use and enjoy! We are currently going through the due diligence stage, but hope to settle and start building ASAP.
And to complete our puzzle of growth we have also been giving the opportunity (due to sad and serious health issues:0( ) to take possession of the Stokes Valley Vet Clinic, a family run business that has been loved and admired by its clients for around 40 years. We hope to continue to be an asset to the community and make Ian and Lorna proud as they hand over the keys in the coming weeks.
In the meantime we are still in Otaki as plans for Winstones to demolish the park have been delayed and we have been allowed an extension (how crazily convenient and unexpected is that!!).
The Manakau property has been an important stepping stone, as we have developed it and relocated a four bedroom cottage it has valued up and will help us achieve the move to the 157 acres on the Haywards. For those of you who have invested time or donations you have helped us so much on this journey and we are so truly grateful...everything you have given is coming with us and will help us to continue this important and life saving work.
So that's our news!! We will be moving further away from some of you and closer to others, but please know that we are a national organisation and it doesn't matter where you are if you need us we will rally!
Please let us know if you have any questions. Sorry for the roller-coaster but boy is the ride going to be worth it for the animals...and they are who we are doing this for xx ____________________________________________________ To help us rebuild HUHA please donate $3 Txt "huha" to 4463 Thank you HUHA Community, together we can save lives!!
Congratulations to Singh Sahib Jathedar Baba Kulwant Singh Ji on completing 17 years in Hazoori Sewa of Kalgidhar Pita Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj. Babaji were bestowed with Takhat Sahib sewa in year 2000 after sachkhand gaman of Jathedar Baba Hazoora Singh Ji.
May Babaji continue with blessed sewa and lead Khalsa Panth in upholding Puratan Maryada from Takhat Sahib.
RAAG SOOHEE, FOURTH MEHL, CHHANT, FIRST HOUSE: ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. BY THE GRACE OF THE TRUE GURU: If only I could meet the True Guru, the Primal Being. Discarding my faults and sins, I would chant the Lords Glorious Praises. I meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. Continuously, continually, I chant the Word of the Gurus Bani.Gurbani always seems so sweet; I have eradicated the sinful residues from within. The disease of egotism is gone, fear has left, and I am absorbed in celestial peace. Through the Word of the Gurus Shabad, the bed of my body has become cozy and beautiful, and I enjoy the essence of spiritual wisdom. Night and day, I continually enjoy peace and pleasure. O Nanak, this is my pre-ordained destiny. || 1 || The soul-bride is lovingly embellished with truth and contentment; her Father, the Guru, has come to engage her in marriage to her Husband Lord. Joining with the humble Saints, I sing Gurbani. Singing the Gurus Bani,I have obtained the supreme status; meeting with the Saints, the self-elect, I am blessed and adorned. Anger and attachment have left my body and run away; I have eradicated hypocrisy and doubt. The pain of egotism is gone, and I have found peace;my body has become healthy and free of disease. By Gurus Grace, O Nanak, I have realized God, the ocean of virtue. || 2 || The self-willed manmukh is separated, far away from God; she does not obtain the Mansion of His Presence, and she burns.Egotism and falsehood are deep within her; deluded by falsehood, she deals only in falsehood. Practicing fraud and falsehood,she suffers terrible pain; without the True Guru, she does not find the way. The foolish soul-bride wanders along dismal pathways; each and every moment, she is bumped and pushed. God, the Great Giver, shows His Mercy, and leads her to meet the True Guru, the Primal Being. Those beings who have been separated for countless incarnations, O Nanak, are reunited with the Lord, with intuitive ease. || 3 || Calculating the most auspicious moment, the Lord comes into the brides home; her heart is filled with ecstasy. The Pandits and astrologers have come, to sit and consult the almanacs. They have consulted the almanacs, and the brides mind vibrates with bliss, when she hears that her Friend is coming into the home of her heart. The virtuous and wise men sat down and decided to perform the marriage immediately. She has found her Husband, the Inaccessible, Unfathomable Primal Lord, who is forever young; He is her Best Friend from her earliest childhood. O Nanak, he has mercifully united the bride with Himself. She shall never be separated again. || 4 || 1 ||
Tilang, First Mehl: O foolish and ignorant soul-bride, why are you so proud?Within the home of your own self, why do you not enjoy the Love of your Lord?Your Husband Lord is so very near, O foolish bride; why do you search for Him outside?Apply the Fear of God as the maascara to adorn your eyes, and make the Love of the Lord your ornament.Then, you shall be known as a devoted and committed soul-bride, when you enshrine love for your Husband Lord. ||1||What can the silly young bride do, if she is not pleasing to her Husband Lord?She may plead and implore so many times, but still, such a bride shall not obtain the Mansion of the Lord's Presence.Without the karma of good deeds, nothing is obtained, although she may run around frantically.She is intoxicated with greed, pride and egotism, and engrossed in Maya.She cannot obtain her Husband Lord in these ways; the young bride is so foolish! ||2||Go and ask the happy, pure soul-brides, how did they obtain their Husband Lord?Whatever the Lord does, accept that as good; do away with your own cleverness and self-will.By His Love, true wealth is obtained; link your consciousness to His lotus feet.As your Husband Lord directs, so you must act; surrender your body and mind to Him, and apply this perfume to yourself.So speaks the happy soul-bride, O sister; in this way, the Husband Lord is obtained. ||3||Give up your selfhood, and so obtain your Husband Lord; what other clever tricks are of any use?When the Husband Lord looks upon the soul-bride with His Gracious Glance, that day is historic - the bride obtains the nine treasures.She who is loved by her Husband Lord, is the true soul-bride; O Nanak, she is the queen of all.Thus she is imbued with His Love, intoxicated with delight; day and night, she is absorbed in His Love.She is beautiful, glorious and brilliant; she is known as truly wise. ||4||2||4||
----------------------------------------------------------- Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Ji.
Shalok: The Merciful Lord is the Savior of the Saints; their only support is to sing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises.One becomes immaculate and pure, by associating with the Saints, O Nanak, and taking the Protection of the Transcendent Lord. ||1||The burning of the heart is not dispelled at all, by sandalwood paste, the moon, or the cold season.It only becomes cool, O Nanak, by chanting the Name of the Lord. ||2||Pauree:Through the Protection and Support of the Lord's lotus feet, all beings are saved.Hearing of the Glory of the Lord of the Universe, the mind becomes fearless.Nothing at all is lacking, when one gathers the wealth of the Naam.The Society of the Saints is obtained, by very good deeds.Twenty-four hours a day, meditate on the Lord, and listen continually to the Lord's Praises. ||17||
----------------------------------------------------------- Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Ji