Tuesday, August 30, 2005

What was said at Gurdwara

Mostly the speakers spoke of the Siri Singh Sahib's legacy. How they can feel the cherdi kala and see the spirit of Khalsa in our community. They said that they don't feel like Yogi ji has gone anywhere because his presence is felt here. They each seemed to extend invitations to all of us to visit their respective locations. Several people including Joginder Singh Vedanti spoke in Punjabi with Sat Pal Singh (son-in-law of Yogiji) translating.
Joginder Singh Vedanti spoke of two kinds of people. First he spoke of people who come to this earth to account for their past actions. People who may never grow spiritually because of the karmas they have to pay. Then he said there are a second kind of people. People who have cleared their karmas and are sent here for a purpose. People who do not need to account for anything, but are here to serve. He referred to the Siri Singh Sahib as one of these people.
I may have already forgotten a lot about what they said, or summarized incorrectly. The gist certainly though was about the legacy of the Siri Singh Sahib and our important presence and future as Sikhs in the West.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Prabhu Singh for your prompt reply, about the message from visitors from india. I think that he is right that Two kind of people come to this earth, and I believe that People like you are sent by God for a special purpose. This Purpose is to expand teaching of Guru Nanak in the west so that people can learn about spirituality and learn to respect others regardless their religion( tolerance). And obviously something more important that my little brain is uncapable of that grasp...

Maybe people like you were great warriors at the time of Guruji's and refused to give in your sikhi by the pressures of Islam, and were one with God.
All of us are born as people children of God, but free will is given to us and we are tested about our dignity, tolerance and five theives. Only handful are able pass this test because they have taken the refuge of the Guruji by mediatating on God's name and doing sewa are able Defeat five thieves....

And here are people like me who are born into sikhi yet have no guts, since gave into peer and soicety's pressures... Definitely there are two kinds of people...

Thank you

Sat Purkh Kaur Khalsa said...

I was also very moved by how everyone spoke about SSS Saturday evening at the party--relating to him as though he were here with us still, which he is. It made it that much more poignant for me, however, because these were not Sikhs speaking of him in this way, but people in the Espanola/New Mexico Community at large.

Addressing the first person's comment: Don't be so hard on yourself. The guru is still there. It is still available to you to live your destiny--not your fate.

Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa, Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh!

Prabhu Singh said...

Thank you to the anonymous for your kind words. I'm by no means somebody who has conquered the 5 thieves. I usually do not act from these five challenges, but they still enter my mind. Seva and Simran, these are my favorite things in life, so they will certainly hep me.
You can change your whole life in an instant if you choose to. It does take courage to live as Khalsa, but if you have that courage and complete faith in God, you can decide at this moment to be Khalsa. If you don't have the inner strength yet, you can start slowly. First decide what's most important to you; a life of Cherdi Kala, or a life where hapiness is sporadic and always fleeting. You know that maya will not make you happy, you simply have to decide that you are capable of living without it. Does the pressure from society or the "rat race" make you happy? You don't have to be a victim.
Once you have decided within yourself what your path is, I would look for support (sangat). People who will encouarage you without judging you.
Don't believe at all that you can't or that you're not worthy. Know that you CAN and believe that you are worthy.