In 1995, Snatam Kaur, Shanti Kaur, Sat Kirin Kaur and Bibiji were in India and had the blessing of participating in a walk from Anandpur Sahib to Dumduma Sahib. This is a poem written by Snatam Kaur about her experience there.
“Green trees in cool mud, away from the hot sun.
Villagers gather and fans cool. The time of inspiration has finally come.
Siri Guru Granth Sahib has made the journey to this place,
answering the longing seen in the people’s faces.
Mothers push sons forward to be in the front of the crowd,
the eyes of each boy wrapped in awe, gazing at the Amrit dhaari blue, white and gold.
As the Jathedar speaks, boys curl knees to chin.
‘If Guru Gobind Singh came this very moment, how many of you would follow?’
In a heart pulse moment little boys raised both hands and yet not a boy is left unshaven.
Each displaying mother and father’s fear. Fear that no child could possibly contain.
Oh Guru Gobind Singh, your hair lies on the ground, cut from the heads of your children.
Oh, Guru Gobind Singh, these children’s eyes have never turned from you.
Oh Guru Gobind Singh, the children ask for the Khalsa Rehat.
Oh Guru Gobind Singh, the sound of your voice still echoes in the green fields of Punjab.
Oh, Guru Gobind Singh, the time has come for the Sikhs to live in your grace once again.”
–Source: This poem was read during an 8/28/1995 Espanola Lecture of the Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan
Click here to view the lecture (the reading of the poem begins at 42:12)
You are invited to join us to experience the blessing of the Raj Khalsa Yatra to Harimandir Sahib and Patna Sahib (the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh) in celebration of the 350th anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh’s birth.
Please visit www.sdiyatra.com for more information.
Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa, Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh
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