Sunday, September 20, 2009

SikhNet Online Film Festival

Waheguru ji ka khalsa, Waheguru ji ki fateh!

Please check out the latest youth-created videos at the SikhNet Youth Online Film Festival: Some are funny, some sad, some thought-provoking, some touching.... all making me proud to be a Sikh and engage in this dialogue created by films.

Waheguru ji ka khalsa, Waheguru ji ki fateh!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Shabd: Satgur ki seva safal hai

Waheguru ji ka khalsa, Waheguru ji ki fateh.

Just wanted to share a beautiful shabad I came across ... translations courtesy of Apologies for lack of Gurmukhi font.

Sometimes I wonder what true Gur ka Seva means - serving others in my community? Serving Sikhs? Living according to the Guru Granth Sahib? Doing naam simran? I try my best to do some of everything - volunteer in my local community, educate the Sikh youth, meditate... well something for me to reflect on more. What do you think?

Waheguru ji ka khalsa, Waheguru ji ki fateh!


salok mehlaa 3

satgur kee sayvaa safal hai jay ko karay chit laa-ay.
Service to the True Guru is fruitful and rewarding, if one performs it with his mind focused on it.

man chindi-aa fal paavnaa ha-umai vichahu jaa-ay.
The fruits of the mind's desires are obtained, and egotism departs from within.

banDhan torhai mukat ho-ay sachay rahai samaa-ay.
His bonds are broken, and he is liberated; he remains absorbed in the True Lord.

is jag meh naam alabh hai gurmukh vasai man aa-ay.
It is so difficult to obtain the Naam in this world; it comes to dwell in the mind of the Gurmukh.

naanak jo gur sayveh aapnaa ha-o tin balihaarai jaa-o.
O Nanak, I am a sacrifice to one who serves his True Guru.