Posts by: Sikh Dharma Ministry

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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Honoring the Legacy

by SS Jot Singh Khalsa, Millis MA Fall 2017 SDI Ministry Newsletter It has been 45 years since I embarked on this sacred path of Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma. Along the way there have been many blessings that have helped me understand the concept of sacredness, and to begin to integrate it within
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Holding the Remembrance

by SS Prabhu Nam Kaur Khalsa, San Leandro CA Fall 2017 SDI Ministry Newsletter Simran is remembering of, or meditation on God’s Name. It is also prayer. “Simran” is the noun form of “simar,” which means to remember, to hold in remembrance, to meditate on. The Gurmukhi word sounds the same as the
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JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF SEVA

“We as humans are supposed to live for each other and that is seva.” —The Siri Singh Sahib (January 31, 1993) The second project calls for the students to serve in their greater community, either individually or in partnership with other groups. As Sikhs, we have certain traditional ways of serving, organizing, and protecting that
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SEVA FROM THE HEART

by SS Har Nal Kaur Khalsa, Espanola NM, shared in the SDI Ministry Summer 2017 Newsletter Real seva comes from the heart: “Out of love you give selflessly to those who ask and those who don’t ask. When you are a giver, then your faculty and God’s faculty become the same. That is divinity.”—The
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Seva in Action

by SS Sangeeta Kaur Khalsa, Yuba City CA, Courtesy of the Summer 2017 Ministry Newsletter “Seva is a win/win, the total source of victory. The moment you serve with heart and head, and without grinding any axe, you win the person forever. You deliver another person facing difficulty to their own strength. You save the person
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Guru’s Seva

by SS Ram Dass Singh Khalsa, Espanola NM, Courtesy of the Summer 2017 Ministry Newsletter Once my noble daughter asked me who was in the picture on the wall in her room. I told her it was Guru Ram Das. She said, “Yes, but who is the person behind him waving the Chauri Sahib?” And
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Decorated with Bana

Courtesy of the Sikh Dharma Ministry Newsletter #63 Spring 2017 Newsletter Written by SS Kulwant Singh Khalsa, Walsall UK Spring 2017 This year marks the 350th anniversary of the birth of our beloved Tenth Master, Guru Gobind Singh Ji. He was born in 1666 as Gobind Rai, and spent most of his childhood in
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Looking Like Royalty

Courtesy of the Sikh Dharma Ministry Newsletter #63 Spring 2017 Newsletter Written by SS Japa Kaur Khalsa, Espanola NM Spring 2017 [Bana] was the foundation stone laid for the beginning of the most beautiful consciousness, the Khalsa. Dress has a very unique power in it. It gives you confirmation in relation to the world
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