Posts by: Sikh Dharma Ministry

What Prayer Can Be Offered?

By SS Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, Kansas City MO Originally posted in the Fall 2018 SDI Ministry Newsletter My first visit to India—after adopting the Sikh faith—was in 1980. We went to visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Upon my arrival at the Harimander Sahib, the Guru determined that I was in
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Bowing to the Guru

Courtesy of the Spring 2018 Ministry Newsletter We asked Sikh Dharma Ministers to reflect on the question: “What does it mean to bow to the Siri Guru Granth Sahib?” Here are a few thoughtful replies: An Act of Devotion SS Sada Sat Simran Singh Khalsa, Santa Fe NM, USA Bowing one’s head isn’t just
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Resistencia

Por SS Kartar Singh Khalsa, Sterling VA Invierno 2017 Boletín del Ministerio de SDI Déjame ser claro – Actualmente yo no leo mis banis cada día, aunque lo hice como una práctica diaria por muchos años. Así que déjame hablar honestamente y abiertamente acerca del tema de la resistencia. Tres veces el
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Un Río Tranquilo

Por SS Dr. Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, Española NM Invierno 2017, Boletín del Ministerio de Sikh Dharma Internacional Has escuchado esta historia? Cuando Guru Gobind Singh tenía 16 años, recibió una invitación del Medni Parkash, el gobernante del Estado de Nahan, para seleccionar cualquier lugar en el reino para asentarse permanentemente. El
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Resistance

by SS Kartar Singh Khalsa, Sterling VA Winter 2017 SDI Ministry Newsletter Let me be clear—I don’t currently read my banis every day, although I did so as a daily practice for many years. So let me speak honestly and openly about the topic of resistance. Three times the Siri Singh Sahib told me—all
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The Rhythm of Life

by SS Prabhu Prakash Kaur Khalsa, on the road USA Winter 2017 SDI Ministry Newsletter Like my mother before me, I’ve been a singer all my life. While still in the womb, I absorbed my mother’s joy of devotional singing and the love she projected through her voice. I can’t remember a time in my
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The Highest Meditation

by SS Siri Bhrosa Kaur Khalsa, Anandpur Sahib India Winter 2017 SDI Ministry Newsletter My personal approach to reading the banis has always been a very practical one. I feel that reading the banis in the vernacular (in English or whatever your native tongue) and pondering on the meaning of the words, either one line or
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In Memoriam: Guru Dass Singh Khalsa

  by SS Guruganesha Singh Khalsa, Herndon VA Fall 2017 SDI Minister Newsletter Singh Sahib Guru Dass Singh, my beloved brother and fellow Minister in Divine, was a total gift from Guru Ram Das ji. I met him in January 1973 at Ahimsa Ashram in Washington D.C., where we lived,
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Never Far from Simran

by SS Satya Kaur Corfield, Espanola NM  Fall 2017 SDI Ministry Newsletter Simran—the constant remembrance of God—is the one aspect of Sikh Dharma that resonates above almost all else for me. Having two “10”s in my numerology has always given me a connection to Guru Gobind Singh. With two children who have Simran as
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The Practice of Naam Simran

by SS Guru Prem Singh Khalsa, Los Angeles, CA Fall 2017 SDI Ministry Newsletter I experienced a unique relationship in my practice of Naam Simran under the guidance of the Siri Singh Sahib. It began in 1981, when he asked a favor of me that would take the next seven years to accomplish. I
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Simran is Everything

by SS Mata Mandir Singh Khalsa, San Francisco CA Fall 2017 SDI Ministry Newsletter Simran is often translated as “remembrance,” which, to me, doesn’t explain the word. Other people say simran is repeating a mantra. I understand repeating a mantra as japa, which means “to repeat a mantra.” Does repeating a mantra lead
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