Sukh Bachan Kaur shares her experience of this historic event: The Nishaan Sahib Raising in Viña del Mar, Chile.
A Nishaan Sahib is the flag that represents the Khalsa Nation, which can be found in each Gurdwara around the world. In Chile, there are only two Gurdwaras. One is located in Iquique city, which shares the space with a Hindu temple, and another is in Viña del Mar, inside the recently inaugurated “Guru Ram Das Ashram”, home to Agia Akal Singh and Charansev Kaur Khalsa. They had the idea of celebrating the Nishaan Sahib Raising, for the first time in our country’s history, on October 9th, in commemoration of Guru Ram Das’ birthday.
S.S Gurubachan Singh Khalsa, who was passing through the city during his Breathe Tour, attended the ceremony. In his words, “This flag represents your desire to live in the purity of your own Self”.
It was an honor and a blessing to be able to witness this event, which will be recorded in our country’s history. A day when Guru eliminates our chains and reminds us of our universal duty of peace, service and love; the importance of joining the Sadh Sangat to understand what it really means to see Vaheguru in everything and everyone; and feeling deeply in love with God and His/Her/Its Will, while navigating the daily experience of being humans.
This event sets a precedent for the Dharma in Chile. Now we know that Guru Ram Das Ashram is a place where we can find refuge and experience the spiritual sovereignty of the Khalsa Nation among the community, living in Chardi Khala; fearless and courageous, while facing any situation that Guru Ji might bring to us.
“Our mission is that all the hearts on this earth can live in peace. That is the Khalsa. The person who feels this as their mission, that is the Khalsa.”
~ Sat Sansar Singh Khalsa, Sikh Dharma International Minister
Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa, Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh!
Sukh Bachan Kaur lives in Santiago, Chile and is a KRI-Certified Kundalini Yoga teacher. Co-founder of Colectivo Gobind.