It’s “Sat Shri Akal” not “Sasikal”

Our greeting is sacred...

Jo Bole So Nihal Sat Shri Akal” one will be blessed eternally who speaks the undying “TRUTH.” Sat Shri Akal Ji a Punjabi Sikh greeting also known as the “Clarion Call Of Sikhs.” It was given by our tenth guru sahib “Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji.” In Sat Shri Akal word “sat” is derived from the sanskrit word “satya” which signifies Truth or Trueness. The word “Shri,” “Siri” or “Sri” is used as a form of admiration and honour. “Akal” denotes beyond death or undying. Akal includes the word “Kal” which means “death” and akal is the opposite. That which never dies.

It is spoken: “sat shri akal” not “sasikal,” as many do.

Some do not perceive the denotation of SSA and they are enunciating it erroneously like sasikal sasikal.....

Furthermore, when the salutation is said, it is said with folded warmth hands. The main rationale behind this is to show humility and respect.

We all reckon that God resides within all of us, so in using this greeting, one is greeting the God within the other person. Sikhism is not a religion. It is a way of living, a legacy given by our guru sahibans. Follow the three pillars of Sikhism “Naam japo, Kirat karo and Vand Chakko.” Rise early and meditate on the One in everyone. Earn your living through honest work and share with all in need. Live with it don’t leave it.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji ki Fateh Fateh
~Amrinder Maan [email protected]

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