Category: Ministry

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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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)

The Beauty of Shabad Guru

by SS Sat Purkh Kaur Khalsa, Belton TX Originally published in the Winter 2018 SDI Ministry Newsletter Of all the many tools the Siri Singh Sahib delivered to his students, perhaps the most subtle and most powerful was Shabad Guru. As we begin to vibrate these sounds, we refine our own minds, so that we
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Serving the Truth

by SS Christ Singh Khalsa Originally posted as part of the Winter 2018 SDI Ministry Newsletter Obey When I think of the word obey, I think of duty. Or as our teacher taught us, the concept of “keep up.” Since it seems that I’ve always been a “lighting rod” for helping other people work out
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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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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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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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