Hundreds of thousands of free meals will be served up by Sikhs this week, as part of a tradition known as Langar. Live coverage of voluntary organisation, Midlands Langar Seva Society feeding the homeless in Birmingham City Centre.
Physical 'Sewa' assists in tuning with mental Sewa and leads eventually to realization of Creator. 5th Guru Arjan Dev ji, who himself often used to 'Mutti- Chappi' -massaging the feet of people, who came for his 'Darshan'.
Bhai Gurdas ji states in above line, if one is not performing 'Sewa' (service), your hands + feet are- Dhrig, Dhrig translated is like having a curse. Also anything else one does is fruitless performing to him.
Bottles of mineral water, clothes, medicines and foodstuffs are being provided to the flood affected people. Pregnant women that were lacking any assistance are being treated affectionately by the volunteers of the Sikh body.
May this tradition of community service continue to define and give a meaning to our existence. Guru ka langar, by this initiative, has reaffirmed that in times of crisis it is humanity that rises to the occasion, relegating all religious and other differences to the back burner.
It was not an easy and simple experience for the interviewing team. Witnessing the narratives and recording their experience they often had to transcend their overwhelming emotions when they shed tears with the persons that they interviewed.
A relief camp started by Kashmiri Sikhs a day before deluge hit Srinagar inside a Gurduwara in uptown Srinagar provided timely rescue and relief to thousands of flood-ravaged people. Three weeks after, the camp is still busy providing relief to an unending rush of flood-hit.
Six weeks ago, Ravinder Singh visited the refugee camps in northern Iraq and saw for himself the desperate plight of the refugees. Many approached him in desperation once they came to know that he was a British Sikh, and pleaded for help.
Baba Ranjit Singh Khalsa also stressed working together in unity for any such humanitarian causes and supporting other Sikh charitable organisations across the world that immediately went in aid to the affected regions...
In this ever-changing world there are timeless principles at work, sometimes beneath the surface, sometimes quite apparent. There are also special creations, enduring pieces of art, that reflect these principles in a way that captures our imagination and turns our attention inward.
If you want to meditate, begin with your breath. Slow your breath down.
Your eyes have to be closed, otherwise you will be distracted. Sit up tall, and relax your shoulders. Then become aware of your breath.
Beging thinking ...
The legendary love-birds ‘chakva’ and ‘chakvi’ – are male and female orange-brown ducks. They are known for their love for the sun. In poetic references, when the sun sets, they feel that they have been separated from their partner who might be right next to them.
In a world divided by sectarian discord, SikhsPAC seeks to promote understanding and cooperation among Americans of all cultures including Sikhs, Christians, Muslims, Buddhist and Hindus within the United States and across the globe.
Because of the value of human life, suicide is a great tragedy. So that soul has to begin its journey again. That means going through all 8.4 million incarnations.
The bottom line is you have to do the work.