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By M.S.S. Hari Singh Bird Khalsa


Hari Singh Bird Khalsa

Distractions abound.
We need to remain focussed on mission.

Sat Nam. There are numerous maya centric distractions that appear throughout all our lives. Primary among these is our tendency to the destructive preoccupation with arrogance; with he said this, or she did that; with ostracizing, vilifying and penalizing those who represent different opinions, religions, races or traditions, and those with whom we philosophically disagree, or about whom we are envious to the point of neurosis.

Thus we take our eyes off the prize. We worry about what people say; what people think; whether they are egotistical; whether they are overreaching; and whether their actions cause us loss, loss of status, money, power, or prestige.

Mankind's purpose is to see God (the One Creator of Creation) through the maya, through the the distractions, according to Siri Guru Granth Sahib. We need to therefore keep our attention fixed on the prize, Ek Ong Kar, Guru Nanak Dev Ji's greatest mantra of this Age. Sharing Guru's transformational technology is the mission of Sikh Dharma, the successful execution of which will transform the Earth and all its inhabitants. This is huge and it's all that will remain after we go.

Therefore, let us cease to marginalize and refer to each other disparagingly. Let us support and work with each other in service. -- See Yogi Bhajan's Mission Is On The March. See Life According To Native America.

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Service is the answer. What is the question?" Hari Kaur Bird



 

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My Sikh Sense
By Simran Kaur Khalsa


Simran Kaur Khalsa

Sat Nam. For many years I was blessed to represent the Sikh community in Southern California.

I was blessed in many ways:
I've made incredible friends, who by the way treated me and respected me better than my own community;
I've learned about other faiths... and keep learning.
But most importantly, I got to learn about the Sikh way of life by reading Sikh history books, and by constantly searching the Siri Guru Granth Sahib for specific topics.

My search never ends, and I have saved so many passages on my computer with different titles.

Today, I was looking up some passages that I had noted on a pad from listening to the Denver Ragi.

And somehow I came across a passage about slander. I never thought of looking up the word slander to find out more about what the Guru says about this, so I decided to do just that.

I've created a 'slander' doc with different passages. I thought that I'd share this with you. (See Siri Guru Granth Sahib On Slander.)

Guru Arjan extensively talks about slander. I've only added some of his, and a curious passage from Kabir. Do let me know what you think about his passage.

It's a reminder for us to always stay in grace when others slander us, as well as a reminder for us not to fall into the dark pit of slander.

Have a blessed day!

Stay in Chardi Kala!

Simran Kaur Khalsa --

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My Sikh Sense
By Arjanpal Kaur Khalsa


Arjanpal Kaur Khalsa

Sat Nam. By the grace of God and Guru and the principles of the grand-daddy of all 12 Step Programs, this coming Saturday, December 19, 2015, I will celebrate the 29th anniversary of my sobriety.

Between 1972 and 1986, I was functioning in life – reporting to a job every day, lived in beautiful Toronto, Ontario for a few years, had cute little apartments in various Hollywood locales where my sister and I threw lots of fun parties, tickets to every rock and reggae concert I could ever have dreamed of (and got to meet a great number of those artists), some semblance of a spiritual life, family, friends, food on the table, was skinny as a rail and wore all the fabulous fashions of the day (big hair and LOTS of eye makeup, YAHOO), my bills were paid, etc. But I was dying inside.

The morning of December 19, 1986 I had a profound spiritual experience and reached out for help. The rest is history. If anyone would have told me back then what my life would be like today, I seriously think I WOULD have died - of laughter. I’d be 63? I’d still have a day gig in a law firm?? A BIG law firm? Who is this guy Yogi Bhajan and what is Kundalini Yoga? You mean right there on Robertson Boulevard, just up the street from where I went to high school?

I’d be wearing a turban?? EVERY DAY, EVEN TO WORK?! That I would love serving something called langar in a place called a Gurdwara? Reading from the Guru? How do you read from a Guru?? You mean like the Maharishi?? What’s a Ragi?? I’d be engaged to the love of my life and carrying on a California/Oregon courtship? GET OUTTA HERE! What does “Wahe Guru” mean? Oh, like those yummy little Wha Guru Chews I buy at Mrs. Gooch’s? (Anybody remember her? She’s not coming back, but I heard that the Bodhi Tree bookstore IS coming back!)

Anyway, I am profoundly grateful to everyone who has helped me on this journey so far and to those who still help me on a daily basis. I am posting this today because on Saturday, I will be with Krishna and my Teacher Training Level 1 classmates. Although it is not traditional to share this kind of news early, I’m 99.999% certain I’m not going to take a drink or smoke anything between today and Saturday, and I’m 100% certain I will not be on the computer that day.

Tomorrow is devoted to the law firm holiday party and making kitcharie for Saturday. Kitcharie for 30?? Really?? HA!

Love and light to all, today and always.

Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa, Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh. --

“It is incumbent on those who know to teach those who do not know." Hari Singh Bird

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My Sikh Sense
By M.S.S. Hari Singh Bird Khalsa


Hari Singh Bird Khalsa

Follow up on Deg Tegh Fateh Yatra 2017

Sat Nam. Akal Committee 13, ACT, of which I am a member, is the sponsor of this paid room and board offer.

Departure for India is planned for December 25, 2016. Those who are interested should begin planning now.

Mission Statement
Akal Committee 13

Our main mission is to promote diversity and cultural
competency
as taught by Guru Nanak Dev Ji, thereby bringing to
the fore issues of color and caste for the purpose of uplifting people
who have a history of being marginalized, using social media and other
means as platforms to inform various communities of the life experiences
and concerns of marginalized people with regard to the necessity for social
change, social justice, inclusion, compassion, tolerance, cultural literacy,
and growth in our human relations going forward in order to better facilitate the
current worldwide shift in global consciousness from tribalism, instability, and
extremism, to harmony, cooperation and enduring peace. Furthermore, ACT
welcomes and supports other organizations that promote the transformation of
consciousness
as taught by Guru Nanak Dev Ji throughout his life and travels.
Yogi Bhajan Ji in recent years introduced this technology to the Western world.
The Healthy, Happy, Holy technology as taught by Yogi Bhajan promotes a lifestyle
that has the power to uplift all humanity and to expand awareness without the use of
drugs
or other external stimulation. Our mission is to teach and promote the practices of
yoga and meditation throughout Asia, especially India, for the purpose of reintroducing
the technology, as directed by Yogi Bhajan. In order to advance this effort we actively seek
the assistance of individuals and organizations in the United States and around the world.

Note: On numerous occasions Yogi Bhajan directed his students of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation in the West to teach this technology to the people of India and the East. He also directed the Sikhs of India to teach Sikhs to the people of the West. See Siri Singh Sahib's Directive 2001.

See Deg Tegh Fateh Yatra. See Yatra Itinerary. Get Travel Visa info. See India Travel Tips.

Chardi Kalaa! --

“It is incumbent on those who know to teach those who do not know." Hari Singh Bird

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My Sikh Sense
By M.S.S. Hari Singh Bird Khalsa


Hari Singh Bird Khalsa

Sat Nam. Here's a missive I found recently that's worth reading.

GOD’S PLAY
By Sardar Rabinder Singh Bhamra

Dear Members, Gur Fateh!

This universe is God’s stage for His play. He created planets, stars, suns, galaxies, black holes, physical creation in His infinite universe, the things He likes. One is baffled to see these creations through space travel and Hubble telescopes. Nobody knows whether there is life on these heavenly bodies, and if yes, what kind of life. Nobody has been able to guess what is in God’s mind and what He wants to do. It seems no place is permanent in His Universe. Things keep changing with time, some slowly and some fast. His game is beyond our understanding. After all who are we to understand somebody Who is infinite.

But one thing is sure, He Loves His Creation, who is His baby, loves it and does not hurt anybody. We are curious about His creation, study it and want to travel in it, and plan to settle on other planets. But are those planets fit for human life? Can we breathe there? We do not know.

But all it tells us is we are more interested in His creation than He. We are His creation through our father and mother and we grow up thinking of just learning how to earn money, and grow rich and popular. But richness and popularity does not bring joy in life, and we do not know what to do.

But He takes mercy on us, sends divine messengers to us who explain to us His Play. We do not believe them and sometimes kill them as if they are telling us lies. But some persons because of God’s Grace are convinced and carry on the message to the people. It takes time to know the Truth.

One such person He sent to us was Guru Nanak who told the Truth about God and His play on Earth. People benefitted by his visit, which changed their thinking. But it took 300 years before Punjab got freedom.

The whole game of God was written in Guru Granth Sahib. The followers of Guru Nanak are called Sikhs (learners) and the game was explained to them in Gurbani, the writing of the Gurus and His saints in Siri Guru Granth Sahib.

. He Himself created and beholds His own Play. He winds up His drama, and then He is the One, by Himself... “Apnaa khel Aap kar dekhay. Khel sankochay tau Nanak Ekay.’’ p-272

. All living beings are Your play-things... “Jee jant sabh Tera khel.” p-11

. The world is a dream. In a moment the play is staged again... “Jag supna baajee khin meh khel khilaa-ay.” p-18

. The day and night are two nurses in whose lap all the world is at play (day time nurse is Kaal and night nurse is the soul)... “Divas raat doay daa-i daaya khelay sagal jagat.” p-11

. Three qualities (of Maya) holds the body in bondage; whosoever comes to the world Is subject to this play... “Trai gun badhee dehuri jo aaia so jug khel.” p-21

. O servant Nanak it is such a difficult game; only a few Gumukhs (God oriented persons) can understand it... “Jan Nanak eh khel kathan hai kinhoo Gurmukh jaanaa.” p-219

. The One has played the game of coming and going (of beings)... “Avan jaavan ik khel banaya.” p-218

. Some are deluded by doubts, some are involved in devotional worship; Your play is infinite and endless... “Ik bharam bhulae ik bhagtee laayay Tera keel akhaaraa.”p-633

. He stages the game of breath everywhere; withholding His Power He lets everybody crumble... “Pavney khel keea sabh thaee kalaa khinch dhaainda." p-1023

. Wealth is the play of the Creator, sometimes it comes and sometimes it goes... “Eh dhan Kartay kaa khel hai kad aavay kad jaavay." p-1282

Our life on Earth is a play of God, arranged by God. We play for Him as He wants. Life is like a dream and can end up whenever he feels like it. We are all His playmates. It is His play in His dream. We are like puppets in His dream playing the role He wants us to play. He is the player, observer and director of the play. Life looks real to us as we are all under His Maya, which creates doubts and duality in our minds, and takes us away from reality.

Our life is controlled by the breaths He gives us for living. Whenever He wants to end life, He takes away the breathing. The only way to be in peace and bliss is to love our Creator, and be one with Him, remembering Him in devotional worship and getting His Grace. In this case one becomes a Gurmukh by having His Naam with him.

Rabinder Singh Bhamra --

“It is incumbent on those who know to teach those who do not know." Hari Singh Bird

See Glossary of Sikh Terms. See Historical Documents. See A Comprehensive Sikh History Quiz. See Sikh Minister's Vows. See Find The Meaning of Sikh Names. See Core Issues For Sikhs. See Why Are White Tantra Yoga Classes So 'White'? See Life According To Native America.





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