Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Favorite time of the week

Ishnaan seva is my favorite 'once a week activity.' I missed it on Saturday because I was in Albuquerque the day before my flight out. I'm going to miss it again next Saturday because I'll still be in DC. The memory of it is so great though.
I placed my camera on the runner that leads up to the Guru. This is not a huge carpet despite that it might appear that way in this photo.
Gurujot Singh Ji, Hargobind Singh Ji, and Amrit Sadhana Kaur Ji, doing ishnaan seva.
Sat Kirin Kaur Ji doing ishnaan seva.
Raveenjiv Singh Ji after doing Sukhasan.
Lakhmi Chand Singh Ji helping to set up the alcove where the Akandh Path takes place.

4 comments:

Sukha Singh said...

Ishnaan seva rocks man!

Mohinder Singh said...

Where in DC are you Prabhu Singh Ji. I am a big fan of yours. I would like to meet you once if possible.

Anonymous said...

Interesting Article:
http://www.geocities.com/islam_sikhism/soter/sleep/sleep1.htm

Prabhu Singh said...

That article is junk. That article states that Sukhasan is idol worship, which is totally false. Muslims should not be so quick to label something as idol worship since their most sacred shrine is a stone (kabba).
We never bow to a book, we are bowing to the word of God. The Siri Guru Granth Sahib contains pure baghti, pure love and longing for the ONE God. Unlike other "holy" scriptures, the Guru does not talk about who you can keep as slaves or who you can go to war with. The Guru does not talk about disrespect of women or mutilation of genitals. The Siri Guru Granth Sahib teaches the worshipping of ONE God and not of men or demigods (like Shiva or Mohamed). The gems contained within other religious texts and faiths are contained in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, which has writings of people of different faiths who realized God.
Being the stewards of the word of God, Sikhs treat the Siri Guru Granth Sahib with utmost respect. Sikhs do not worship idols, and we bow only to our Guru, our Guru is the word of God. That vessel which provides direct access to our Guru is sacred and deserves the highest respect.
If you can't see God in all you can't see God at all.
With one pointed focus, with a realization of God within all, anything can be worshipped, nothing is separate from God.