Category archive: Your Stories

Serving Those Who Are Suffering in Brumadinho, Brazil

In late January, a devastating mud slide swallowed up the mining town of Brumadinho in Brazil.  The mud, sweeping down from a large and unstable mountain of tailings from the Vale mine, destroyed everything in its path.  With no warning and no time escape, as many as 500 human lives were buried under
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Shabad Guru – Sound that Transforms

It’s a beautiful, crisp November morning in northern New Mexico. We're gathered under the cottonwood trees waiting to carry the Siri Guru Granth Sahib—our Shabad Guru (sacred scriptures revered as the "living" Guru for Sikhs)—in a procession to our temple.  It's Guru Gaddee Day - the day that commemorates the installation of our
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Part of the Guru’s Mission

by SS Sat Jagat Singh Khalsa, Brooklyn NY Originally posted in the Winter 2018 SDI Ministry Newsletter I have had two unique experiences while serving at the Golden Temple that have helped me to excel with the Guru. First, I took a rag and started polishing the walls in the stairways inside Harimandir
Indian Sikh devotees carry the Sikh holy book the Guru Granth Sahib during a procession from the Sri Akal Takhat to the Golden Temple in Amritsar on April 4, 2018.
The event marks the eve of the 397th birth anniversary of the ninth Sikh Guru, Teg Bahadur. Guru Tegh Bahadur, the youngest of five sons of Guru Hargobind, was born in Amritsar in 1621 and was executed on the orders of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in Delhi in 1675. / AFP PHOTO / NARINDER NANU        (Photo credit should read NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)

Trust the Guru and Excel

by SS Sangeet Kaur Khalsa, Phoenix AZ Originally published in the Winter 2018 SDI Ministry Newsletter The Guru has made my life richer, deeper and more valuable than anyone could ever have imagined possible. This spring, the Guru carried me through the end of my life-destiny and helped me to restart a new one.
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Guided with Love

Originally posted in the Fall 2018 SDI Ministry Newsletter There is a saying that God is always working in our best interest to serve us and we just need to connect with this energy to deliver the goals or prayer we are seeking. Throughout my life, I’ve explored how this happens and
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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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What People are Saying about the “Deepening Your Personal Relationship with the Guru” Course

  Constance Mayer This course is delivering exactly what I feel my soul desires. A group of teachers and community committed to giving & receiving the teachings of the Guru. Åse Evebø Thank you so much for all this information! I`ve been reading for hours! And I will for
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The Power of Prayer

We stood outside the facilities in McAllen, Texas, in the parking lot across the road, and looked at the United States flag that was flying in the courtyard. I’ve never been particularly prayerful, as a child I refused to say my evening prayers before bed. That’s still my innate response to anyone asking me to
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