Sunday, March 22, 2009

Eh bhi dat, teri datar

Waheguru ji ka khalsa, Waheguru ji ki fateh!

Lately, I have been thinking about the quote from Japji Sahib,

Eh bhi dat, teri datar.
(Loose translation: Even these are your gifts, Waheguru.)

I was in an accident recently and will no longer be able to do some activities that I used to do. This has caused great pain to me, but this is also perhaps a gift from Waheguru, an opportunity to change and become the person She wants me to be. Perhaps it will give me more time to do paat, to do seva, to be still and be amazed by the wonder that surrounds us on this physical earth and share in the spiritual energy of my sangat.

Jo boley, so nihaal!

Waheguru ji ka khalsa, Waheguru ji ki fateh!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

"Serve others and forget about yourself."

Waheguru ji ka khalsa, Waheguru ji ki fateh!

Lately I have been struggling to figure out what to "do with my life" (I am nearing that age where such a decision "needs to be made"). While being lost in the stress, I came across the quote from Bhai Guruka Singh ji. Things became a lot clearer. I was torn between a career path that others wanted for me, one where I would "get all the glory" but not be satisfied, and a path that would allow me to serve others, with much less recognition, but much more in keeping with what I feel Waheguru has in mind for me... we shall see what happens. If it is right, great. If not, I know Waheguru will help me get where She wants me to be, eventually.

"Serve others and forget about yourself. The universe will take care of you. You do not have to do it yourself. Every little baby bird and every little bug under a rock has its food provided for it. Why not you? Just pay attention to what the moment is asking of you and then do it! Care for others. Serve others, and let yourself be served. Only those who spend their lives serving are truly happy."
- Guruka Singh

Waheguru ji ka khalsa, Waheguru ji ki fateh!

Sikh Spirit Foundation Launches Contest Seeking Project Ideas

What a proactive thing to do for our community! I encourage you to submit your ideas.

The Sikh Spirit Foundation has invited people from around the world to participate in its first-ever idea contest. The Foundation hopes to collect creative and feasible project ideas that will benefit the Sikh community.

The Foundation intends to reward the selected project idea with an iPod Nano. The first five submissions will also receive a t-shirt of choice from

A committee will review the submitted project ideas and select one to pursue. To turn this winning idea into a reality, The Sikh Spirit Foundation will invite proposals this summer for this project. The Foundation will then select and fund the best proposal among the submissions.
All project ideas should consist of at least two paragraphs that explain the project and its importance for the Sikh community. Submissions should fall within a budget of $25,000 and address critical issues facing the Sikh community.

Project ideas should be sent to by March 25, 2009.
The grand prize winner will be announced by April 10, 2009. All project ideas will be measured according to feasibility, impact and need.

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