Category: Ministry

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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The Habit of Bana

Written by SS Arjan Singh Dhillon of Mexico City, Mexico Courtesy of the Sikh Dharma Ministry Newsletter #63 Spring 2017 Newsletter Bana and Bani are twin words, derived from the root word “BAN.” The expression “BAN” is generally interpreted as “habit, character or behavior of a person or a domestic animal.” Some are characterized
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Grit and Courage

by SS Sada Sat Simran Singh Khalsa, Santa Fe NM Courtesy of the Sikh Dharma Ministry Newsletter #63 Spring 2017 Newsletter It is now 2017. Things have evolved and continue to evolve minute by minute. We are so modern that we have to update every morning to keep up with the times. One
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Decorated with Bana

Written by SS Kulwant Singh Khalsa, Walsall UK Courtesy of the Sikh Dharma Ministry Newsletter #63 Spring 2017 Newsletter 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 the town
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Looking Like Royalty

Written by SS Japa Kaur Khalsa, Espanola NM Courtesy of the Sikh Dharma Ministry Newsletter #63 Spring 2017 Newsletter [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 around you.
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Best Khalsa War Dress

by SS Sangeet Kaur Khalsa, Espanola NM Courtesy of the Sikh Dharma Ministry Newsletter #63 Spring 2017 Newsletter There have been two events, among many, that confirmed without question that it has been my destiny for lifetimes to live as Khalsa. One came the very first day I wore bana in public.
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The Master’s Robes

Written by SS Sarb Sarang Kaur Khalsa, Espanola NM Courtesy of the Sikh Dharma Ministry Newsletter #63 Spring 2017 Newsletter The first sewing assignment the Siri Singh Sahib gave me was to make an outfit for his doctor’s daughter, using a piece of Guatemalan fabric. When he saw it, he asked, “Why aren’t
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Radiance and Bana

Written by SS DukhNiwaran Kaur Khalsa, Chicago, IL Courtesy of the Sikh Dharma Ministry Newsletter #63 Spring 2017 Newsletter Celebrating the 350th Anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh’s birth, I reflect on the radiance he embodies. As the Father of the Khalsa, the warrior, Guru and poet, Guru Gobind Singh bowed to the everlasting
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Experience vs. Superstition

by Sant SS Guru Dev Singh Khalsa, Rome, Italy Courtesy of the #61 Fall 2016 SDI Ministry Newsletter How do we experience the Subtle Body? It is experienced through awareness. Unfortunately, 99.9% of the people are not aware, or not aware enough to recognize their experience. So we meditate and bring stability to our meditation
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Subtle Body and Healing Generations

by SS Hargopal Kaur Khalsa, Los Angeles CA Fall 2016 Sometimes, in meeting a person, the exterior gruffness or roughness can be off-putting. At the same time, the Siri Singh Sahib always said, “If you can’t see God in all, you can’t see God at all.” Relating to that person at a more
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Evolution of Consciousness

by SS Dr. Kartar Singh Khalsa DOM, Santa Fe NM Fall 2016 As we go through the evolutionary process of consciousness, our souls develop the capacity to experience life more thoroughly through the Subtle Body. The Subtle Body—being the container for the soul and the sensory organ of the soul—gives us the capacity
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