What I am going to describe is not unusual and is not so dissimilar from the Republican Party’s mess today. A friend of mine is involved in a Midwestern gurduara that is going through the usual yearly conniptions on managerial structure.
I look at India’s glorious, and at times exaggerated glorified, past and I see that India has given the world many things and important ideas but rarely has it given any effective or productive leadership.
Jaskaran Singh is dismayed that Sikhs in the U.S. are once again being mistaken for Muslims and becoming the target of hate crimes. Even so, he tells his 16-year-old son in the following letter, Sikhs shouldn’t strip themselves of their identity even if it makes them stand out in society.
If I had only a few hours or days to live what would I do? Would I spend the next hours mindlessly traveling social media? Would I spend time reading and contemplating something philosophical and uplifting, or would I think and do something that would leave my footprints in the sands of time after I am gone?
Ravi Singh, 46, and two others brought cereal bars and thousands of bottles of water in a van and pick-up truck. The three, volunteering as part of Khalsa Aid, offered their help via police and port authorities.
Singh says it’s not about the money, but rather, it’s about helping others and asking for nothing in return. “There has to be not even a bit of you, no I, no me, it’s all him and once that ego disappears you can feel the bliss all the time.”