About: #63-Spring 2017 SDI Ministry Newsletter

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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