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Vasakhi Vadhaay - Some precious words from Dasam Patshah
Posted by: Harcharan Singh (IP Logged)
Date: April 12, 2008 12:36PM

On the blissful occassion of Vasakhi - I would like to share a puratan rehit which has been attributed to the Guru's foremost poet Bhai Nand Lal Ji Goya.

Although the authenticity of the author is disputed in some academic circles - there is no doubt the rehit belongs to the early to mid 1700's period.

Hope it inspires you.


Nasihat-nama (Tanakha-nama) - Bhai Nand Lal Goya

Code of Discipline

Questions: Bhai Nand Lal Jee
Responses: Guru Gobind Singh Jee
Dohira
Nand Lal queried, “Guru Jee, enlighten me,
Which deed is ethical and which is not becoming.(1)
Dohira
Nand Lal, listen to the premise, the Sikh conduct deems this,
Without the celestial name, ablution and benevolence, a Sikh should
not savour the food.(2)
Chaupeyi
One who does not participate in the true congregation early in the
morning,
Will be adjudged as deserving a (religious) retribution.(3)
The one who participates in the true-congregation half-heartedly
Will find shelter nowhere.(4)
While listening to the celestial glories, (one who) starts idle-talks,
Says Gobind Singh, goes to the hell.(5)
Coming across a poor-man, if he does not entertain him,
He obtains the fundamental punishment.(6)
One who tattles without the knowledge of the celestial word,
Benefits by nothing at all.(7)
If he does not pay his obeisance,
He will attain not access to the Supreme Being.(
Dohira
One who distributes graced-pudding with avarice in his heart.
More to some and scanty to others, he, for ever, remains in affliction.(9)
Chaupeyi
Listen to the procedure of preparing consecrated pudding.
Take three components in equal quantity.(10)
After brooming, mud-plastering the floor,
And using the scrubber, wash all the utensils.(11)
Then take the bath and come forward all clean,
And, except Vaheguru, the Almighty, utter nothing else.(12)
Take a pitcherful of fresh water,
Then, Gobind Singh says, he will be physically fit.(13)
After preparing it, place it on a stool,
With holy hymns flowing in all the four directions.(14)
Dohira
One who bows his head to a Turk (enemy) and surrenders his sword at
his feet,
Gobind Singh says, “Listen Lal Jee, he runs into the cycle of life and
death.”(15)
Chaupeyi
One who never goes to the divine congregation,
And distributes sacred pudding withtout proper conduct.(16)
One who wears red (shining clothes) and takes snuff,
Gobind Singh says, he will be punished by the Yama of death.(17)
When sisters and mothers come to the congregation,
One who casts an evil eye at their row,(1
And being a Sikh, if he renders wrath,
(He) loses the respect which a daughter could endow.(19)
One who plunders the daughter or the sister,
Says Gobind Singh, he is pushed towards the devil.(20)
Being a Sikh if one goes around without a sword,
His soul faces the transmigration.(21)
If he swindles the effects of the guest,
All his prayer and worship bear no fruit.(22)
Sortha
One should comb the hair and put around the turban twice a day,
Should clean the teeth and, Lal Jee, this way one will never suffer.(23)
Dohira
One who does not spare tithe for the Guru and revels in fabrications,
Lal Jee, Gobind Singh says, should not be trusted.(24)
Chaupeyi
If he does not take bath in cold water,
And without reading Jap, takes his food,(25)
Without saying Rehras, passes the evening,
Without reciting Keertan (Sohila) goes to sleep,(26)
Through back-biting if he gets his way through,
Cursed is his birth if he forgets the righteousness.(27)
One who stands not by his words,
Says Gobind Singh, he is honoured nowhere.(2
One who eats meat taken from Turks,
One who utters any words except the Guru’s Shabad,(29)
Puts heart to hear the Triya Raga,
Listen, Lal Jee, he heads for the domain of death.(30)
Chaupeyi
Without supplication one who commences a task,
Prior to offering, puts something in the mouth.(31)
Abandoned belongings, one who takes away,
And takes an other’s wife to the bed,(32)
One who does not serve an approaching guest,
He won’t be honoured in the divine court.(33)
If he does not listen to the explications and singing of hymns,
And abuses a saintly Sikh,(34)
By back-biting and gambling, if he gains,
He suffers greatly through the death.(35)
If he not listen to the criticism of Guru’s,
Honour him by offering a sword.(36)
Dohira
One who keeps not the charitable cashbox and indulges in deceitful
trade,
Says Gobind Singh, Lal Jee, he suffers through thousands of hells.(37)
Chaupeyi
Without worshipping Waheguru, one who eats,
The Sikh who pays visit to a prostitute,(3
Who revels with an other’s wife,
Says Gobind Singh, such a Sikh is not regarded.(39)
One who is cunning and impostor for the Guru,
He should be considered severely punishable.(40)
Abandoning the Guru, one who goes to beg others,
And sleeps at night without anything on,(41)
Unclothed one who revels in sex,
And all naked cleans his teeth,(42)
Dohira
One who goes around naked or eats bare headed,
Or gives out sacred pudding in a naked state is adjudged as a big
offender.(43)
Chaupeyi
Khalsa is the one, who renounces calumny,
Khalsa is the one who volunteers to contend in the first rank.(44)
Khalsa is the one who annuls the five vices.
Khalsa is the one who burns the (effect of) the (previous) actions.(45)
Khalsa is the one who relinquishes the ego.
Khalsa is the one who keeps away from another’s wife.(46)
Khalsa is the one who does not imitate the others’ viewpoint.
Khalsa is the one who is infused with the divine name.(47)
Khalsa is the one who puts his heart into Gurbani.
Khalsa is the one who can eat the steel.(4
Dohira
Regarding the creation as that of the Creator, one should not exploit the
creation.
If creation is put in agony, Lal Jee, the Creator is enraged.(49)
Chaupeyi
Khalsa is the one who looks after the poor.
Khalsa is the one who annihilates the the evil-doers.(50)
Khalsa is the one who remembers the divine name.
Khalsa is the one who invades the barbarians.(51)
Khalsa is the one who is permeated with the celestial entity.
Khalsa is the one who destroys the bondage.(52)
Khalsa is the one who rides the horse.
Khalsa is the one who is ever ready for righteous war.(53)
Khalsa is the one who adorns the arms.
Khalsa is the one who exterminates the vicious.(54)
Dohira
Outcry prevails for the Almighty and the slander fosters no one.
The hills and forests in all the three domains (of creation) will remember
him.(55)
Chaupeyi
Listen, Nand Lal, this is the veracity,
Through which (I) reveal my sovereignty.(56)
All the four castes, (I) blend into one caste,
And popularise the worship of Waheguru.(57)
They will mount the horse and fly the falcon,
Seeing them as such, Turks (enemies) will flee.(5
(I will) make the one combat a hundred and twenty-five thousand.
The Sikh proceeding thus, (I will) get emancipated.(59)
The spears wave and the elephants are decorated,
At every door the victory drums beat.(60)
When a hundred and twenty-five thousands fire-works sparkle,
Then assume that, Khalsa has attained victory.(61)
Dohira
The Khalsa will rule and the rebels will be eliminated,
All will be obliged to join and only those who surrender will survive.(62)
This is the directive of Guru, that if the son of a Sikh shaves the head,
His posterity will be ruined, and if a shaven one becomes Sikh, his
descendants will flourish.

This concludes the Code of punishment

Translation by Pritpal Singh
I think it is entirely appropriate to share one of the earliest rehit-namas (1718-18) on this divine occassion of Vasakhi - particularly with my Khalsa brethren and those on the journey to attain Khande de Pahul.

To give us all some inspiration from the rules that guided Dashmesh Pita's Khalsa.


Tankhah Naama
Code of Discipline

Questions: Bhai Nand Lal Jee
Responses: Guru Gobind Singh Jee
Dohira
Nand Lal queried, “Guru Jee, enlighten me,
Which deed is ethical and which is not becoming.(1)
Dohira
Nand Lal, listen to the premise, the Sikh conduct deems this,
Without the celestial name, ablution and benevolence, a Sikh should
not savour the food.(2)
Chaupeyi
One who does not participate in the true congregation early in the
morning,
Will be adjudged as deserving a (religious) retribution.(3)
The one who participates in the true-congregation half-heartedly
Will find shelter nowhere.(4)
While listening to the celestial glories, (one who) starts idle-talks,
Says Gobind Singh, goes to the hell.(5)
Coming across a poor-man, if he does not entertain him,
He obtains the fundamental punishment.(6)
One who tattles without the knowledge of the celestial word,
Benefits by nothing at all.(7)
If he does not pay his obeisance,
He will attain not access to the Supreme Being.(8)
Dohira
One who distributes graced-pudding with avarice in his heart.
More to some and scanty to others, he, for ever, remains in affliction.(9)
Chaupeyi
Listen to the procedure of preparing consecrated pudding.
Take three components in equal quantity.(10)
After brooming, mud-plastering the floor,
And using the scrubber, wash all the utensils.(11)
Then take the bath and come forward all clean,
And, except Vaheguru, the Almighty, utter nothing else.(12)
Take a pitcherful of fresh water,
Then, Gobind Singh says, he will be physically fit.(13)
After preparing it, place it on a stool,
With holy hymns flowing in all the four directions.(14)
Dohira
One who bows his head to a Turk (enemy) and surrenders his sword at
his feet,
Gobind Singh says, “Listen Lal Jee, he runs into the cycle of life and
death.”(15)
Chaupeyi
One who never goes to the divine congregation,
And distributes sacred pudding withtout proper conduct.(16)
One who wears red (shining clothes) and takes snuff,
Gobind Singh says, he will be punished by the Yama of death.(17)
When sisters and mothers come to the congregation,
One who casts an evil eye at their row,(18)
And being a Sikh, if he renders wrath,
(He) loses the respect which a daughter could endow.(19)
One who plunders the daughter or the sister,
Says Gobind Singh, he is pushed towards the devil.(20)
Being a Sikh if one goes around without a sword,
His soul faces the transmigration.(21)
If he swindles the effects of the guest,
All his prayer and worship bear no fruit.(22)
Sortha
One should comb the hair and put around the turban twice a day,
Should clean the teeth and, Lal Jee, this way one will never suffer.(23)
Dohira
One who does not spare tithe for the Guru and revels in fabrications,
Lal Jee, Gobind Singh says, should not be trusted.(24)
Chaupeyi
If he does not take bath in cold water,
And without reading Jap, takes his food,(25)
Without saying Rehras, passes the evening,
Without reciting Keertan (Sohila) goes to sleep,(26)
Through back-biting if he gets his way through,
Cursed is his birth if he forgets the righteousness.(27)
One who stands not by his words,
Says Gobind Singh, he is honoured nowhere.(28)
One who eats meat taken from Turks,
One who utters any words except the Guru’s Shabad,(29)
Puts heart to hear the Triya Raga,
Listen, Lal Jee, he heads for the domain of death.(30)
Chaupeyi
Without supplication one who commences a task,
Prior to offering, puts something in the mouth.(31)
Abandoned belongings, one who takes away,
And takes an other’s wife to the bed,(32)
One who does not serve an approaching guest,
He won’t be honoured in the divine court.(33)
If he does not listen to the explications and singing of hymns,
And abuses a saintly Sikh,(34)
By back-biting and gambling, if he gains,
He suffers greatly through the death.(35)
If he not listen to the criticism of Guru’s,
Honour him by offering a sword.(36)
Dohira
One who keeps not the charitable cashbox and indulges in deceitful
trade,
Says Gobind Singh, Lal Jee, he suffers through thousands of hells.(37)
Chaupeyi
Without worshipping Waheguru, one who eats,
The Sikh who pays visit to a prostitute,(38)
Who revels with an other’s wife,
Says Gobind Singh, such a Sikh is not regarded.(39)
One who is cunning and impostor for the Guru,
He should be considered severely punishable.(40)
Abandoning the Guru, one who goes to beg others,
And sleeps at night without anything on,(41)
Unclothed one who revels in sex,
And all naked cleans his teeth,(42)
Dohira
One who goes around naked or eats bare headed,
Or gives out sacred pudding in a naked state is adjudged as a big
offender.(43)
Chaupeyi
Khalsa is the one, who renounces calumny,
Khalsa is the one who volunteers to contend in the first rank.(44)
Khalsa is the one who annuls the five vices.
Khalsa is the one who burns the (effect of) the (previous) actions.(45)
Khalsa is the one who relinquishes the ego.
Khalsa is the one who keeps away from another’s wife.(46)
Khalsa is the one who does not imitate the others’ viewpoint.
Khalsa is the one who is infused with the divine name.(47)
Khalsa is the one who puts his heart into Gurbani.
Khalsa is the one who can eat the steel.(48)
Dohira
Regarding the creation as that of the Creator, one should not exploit the
creation.
If creation is put in agony, Lal Jee, the Creator is enraged.(49)
Chaupeyi
Khalsa is the one who looks after the poor.
Khalsa is the one who annihilates the the evil-doers.(50)
Khalsa is the one who remembers the divine name.
Khalsa is the one who invades the barbarians.(51)
Khalsa is the one who is permeated with the celestial entity.
Khalsa is the one who destroys the bondage.(52)
Khalsa is the one who rides the horse.
Khalsa is the one who is ever ready for righteous war.(53)
Khalsa is the one who adorns the arms.
Khalsa is the one who exterminates the vicious.(54)
Dohira
Outcry prevails for the Almighty and the slander fosters no one.
The hills and forests in all the three domains (of creation) will remember
him.(55)
Chaupeyi
Listen, Nand Lal, this is the veracity,
Through which (I) reveal my sovereignty.(56)
All the four castes, (I) blend into one caste,
And popularise the worship of Waheguru.(57)
They will mount the horse and fly the falcon,
Seeing them as such, Turks (enemies) will flee.(58)
(I will) make the one combat a hundred and twenty-five thousand.
The Sikh proceeding thus, (I will) get emancipated.(59)
The spears wave and the elephants are decorated,
At every door the victory drums beat.(60)
When a hundred and twenty-five thousands fire-works sparkle,
Then assume that, Khalsa has attained victory.(61)
Dohira
The Khalsa will rule and the rebels will be eliminated,
All will be obliged to join and only those who surrender will survive.(62)
This is the directive of Guru, that if the son of a Sikh shaves the head,
His posterity will be ruined, and if a shaven one becomes Sikh, his
descendants will flourish.

This concludes the Code of punishment

Translation by Pritpal SinghI think it is entirely appropriate to share one of the earliest rehit-namas (1718-18) on this divine occassion of Vasakhi - particularly with my Khalsa brethren and those on the journey to attain Khande de Pahul.

To give us all some inspiration from the rules that guided Dashmesh Pita's Khalsa.


Tankhah Naama
Code of Discipline

Questions: Bhai Nand Lal Jee
Responses: Guru Gobind Singh Jee
Dohira
Nand Lal queried, “Guru Jee, enlighten me,
Which deed is ethical and which is not becoming.(1)
Dohira
Nand Lal, listen to the premise, the Sikh conduct deems this,
Without the celestial name, ablution and benevolence, a Sikh should
not savour the food.(2)
Chaupeyi
One who does not participate in the true congregation early in the
morning,
Will be adjudged as deserving a (religious) retribution.(3)
The one who participates in the true-congregation half-heartedly
Will find shelter nowhere.(4)
While listening to the celestial glories, (one who) starts idle-talks,
Says Gobind Singh, goes to the hell.(5)
Coming across a poor-man, if he does not entertain him,
He obtains the fundamental punishment.(6)
One who tattles without the knowledge of the celestial word,
Benefits by nothing at all.(7)
If he does not pay his obeisance,
He will attain not access to the Supreme Being.(8)
Dohira
One who distributes graced-pudding with avarice in his heart.
More to some and scanty to others, he, for ever, remains in affliction.(9)
Chaupeyi
Listen to the procedure of preparing consecrated pudding.
Take three components in equal quantity.(10)
After brooming, mud-plastering the floor,
And using the scrubber, wash all the utensils.(11)
Then take the bath and come forward all clean,
And, except Vaheguru, the Almighty, utter nothing else.(12)
Take a pitcherful of fresh water,
Then, Gobind Singh says, he will be physically fit.(13)
After preparing it, place it on a stool,
With holy hymns flowing in all the four directions.(14)
Dohira
One who bows his head to a Turk (enemy) and surrenders his sword at
his feet,
Gobind Singh says, “Listen Lal Jee, he runs into the cycle of life and
death.”(15)
Chaupeyi
One who never goes to the divine congregation,
And distributes sacred pudding withtout proper conduct.(16)
One who wears red (shining clothes) and takes snuff,
Gobind Singh says, he will be punished by the Yama of death.(17)
When sisters and mothers come to the congregation,
One who casts an evil eye at their row,(18)
And being a Sikh, if he renders wrath,
(He) loses the respect which a daughter could endow.(19)
One who plunders the daughter or the sister,
Says Gobind Singh, he is pushed towards the devil.(20)
Being a Sikh if one goes around without a sword,
His soul faces the transmigration.(21)
If he swindles the effects of the guest,
All his prayer and worship bear no fruit.(22)
Sortha
One should comb the hair and put around the turban twice a day,
Should clean the teeth and, Lal Jee, this way one will never suffer.(23)
Dohira
One who does not spare tithe for the Guru and revels in fabrications,
Lal Jee, Gobind Singh says, should not be trusted.(24)
Chaupeyi
If he does not take bath in cold water,
And without reading Jap, takes his food,(25)
Without saying Rehras, passes the evening,
Without reciting Keertan (Sohila) goes to sleep,(26)
Through back-biting if he gets his way through,
Cursed is his birth if he forgets the righteousness.(27)
One who stands not by his words,
Says Gobind Singh, he is honoured nowhere.(28)
One who eats meat taken from Turks,
One who utters any words except the Guru’s Shabad,(29)
Puts heart to hear the Triya Raga,
Listen, Lal Jee, he heads for the domain of death.(30)
Chaupeyi
Without supplication one who commences a task,
Prior to offering, puts something in the mouth.(31)
Abandoned belongings, one who takes away,
And takes an other’s wife to the bed,(32)
One who does not serve an approaching guest,
He won’t be honoured in the divine court.(33)
If he does not listen to the explications and singing of hymns,
And abuses a saintly Sikh,(34)
By back-biting and gambling, if he gains,
He suffers greatly through the death.(35)
If he not listen to the criticism of Guru’s,
Honour him by offering a sword.(36)
Dohira
One who keeps not the charitable cashbox and indulges in deceitful
trade,
Says Gobind Singh, Lal Jee, he suffers through thousands of hells.(37)
Chaupeyi
Without worshipping Waheguru, one who eats,
The Sikh who pays visit to a prostitute,(38)
Who revels with an other’s wife,
Says Gobind Singh, such a Sikh is not regarded.(39)
One who is cunning and impostor for the Guru,
He should be considered severely punishable.(40)
Abandoning the Guru, one who goes to beg others,
And sleeps at night without anything on,(41)
Unclothed one who revels in sex,
And all naked cleans his teeth,(42)
Dohira
One who goes around naked or eats bare headed,
Or gives out sacred pudding in a naked state is adjudged as a big
offender.(43)
Chaupeyi
Khalsa is the one, who renounces calumny,
Khalsa is the one who volunteers to contend in the first rank.(44)
Khalsa is the one who annuls the five vices.
Khalsa is the one who burns the (effect of) the (previous) actions.(45)
Khalsa is the one who relinquishes the ego.
Khalsa is the one who keeps away from another’s wife.(46)
Khalsa is the one who does not imitate the others’ viewpoint.
Khalsa is the one who is infused with the divine name.(47)
Khalsa is the one who puts his heart into Gurbani.
Khalsa is the one who can eat the steel.(48)
Dohira
Regarding the creation as that of the Creator, one should not exploit the
creation.
If creation is put in agony, Lal Jee, the Creator is enraged.(49)
Chaupeyi
Khalsa is the one who looks after the poor.
Khalsa is the one who annihilates the the evil-doers.(50)
Khalsa is the one who remembers the divine name.
Khalsa is the one who invades the barbarians.(51)
Khalsa is the one who is permeated with the celestial entity.
Khalsa is the one who destroys the bondage.(52)
Khalsa is the one who rides the horse.
Khalsa is the one who is ever ready for righteous war.(53)
Khalsa is the one who adorns the arms.
Khalsa is the one who exterminates the vicious.(54)
Dohira
Outcry prevails for the Almighty and the slander fosters no one.
The hills and forests in all the three domains (of creation) will remember
him.(55)
Chaupeyi
Listen, Nand Lal, this is the veracity,
Through which (I) reveal my sovereignty.(56)
All the four castes, (I) blend into one caste,
And popularise the worship of Waheguru.(57)
They will mount the horse and fly the falcon,
Seeing them as such, Turks (enemies) will flee.(58)
(I will) make the one combat a hundred and twenty-five thousand.
The Sikh proceeding thus, (I will) get emancipated.(59)
The spears wave and the elephants are decorated,
At every door the victory drums beat.(60)
When a hundred and twenty-five thousands fire-works sparkle,
Then assume that, Khalsa has attained victory.(61)
Dohira
The Khalsa will rule and the rebels will be eliminated,
All will be obliged to join and only those who surrender will survive.(62)
This is the directive of Guru, that if the son of a Sikh shaves the head,
His posterity will be ruined, and if a shaven one becomes Sikh, his
descendants will flourish.

This concludes the Code of punishment

Translation by Pritpal Singh

 



Re: Vasakhi Vadhaay - Some precious words from Dasam Patshah
Posted by: singhbj (IP Logged)
Date: April 16, 2008 05:54AM

Waheguru ji ka khalsa
Waheguru ji ki fateh

Many happy returns of the day, Khalsa ji.


ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ਅਕਾਲ ਪੁਰਖ ਕੀ ਫ਼ੌਜ ॥
khhaalasaa akaal purakh ki fauj ||
Khalsa is God's Army



ਪ੍ਰਗਟਿਓ ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ਪ੍ਰਮਾਤਮ ਕੀ ਮੌਜ ॥
pragattiou khhaalasaa pramaatham kee mauj ||
It's sustained by the Will of the Almighty



ਜਬ ਲਗ ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ਰਹੇ ਨਿਆਰਾ ॥
jab lag khhaalasaa rehae niaaraa ||
While the Khalsa remains pure



ਤਬ ਲਗ ਤੇਜ ਕੀਉ ਮੈਂ ਸਾਰਾ ॥
thab lag thaej keeo mai(n) saaraa ||
I will give it all my strength



ਜਬ ਇਹ ਗਹੈ ਬਿਪਰਨ ਕੀ ਰੀਤ ॥
jab eih gehai biparan kee reeth ||
When they mimic the habits of others



ਮੈਂ ਨ ਕਰੋਂ ਇਨ ਕੀ ਪ੍ਰਤੀਤ ॥
mai(n) n karo(n) ein kee pratheeth ||
I will not offer them my assistance.

Source: [www.sikhiwiki.org]

Waheguru ji ka khalsa
Waheguru ji ki fateh

 



Re: Vasakhi Vadhaay - Some precious words from Dasam Patshah
Posted by: singhbj (IP Logged)
Date: April 16, 2008 05:56AM

Vaisakhi Poem
by Raminder Kaur, London.

Most people cannot recall their birth.
I remember it as if it just happened yesterday.

The day when I was blessed with taking Amrit.
The day I was blessed to be born into the Khalsa Panth.

I stood in front of my Panj Piaare,
As they did before Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji on 30th March
1699.

Uttering the Guru's Fateh,
"Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh..."

I took each ambrosial sip of Amrit.
I felt honoured.

Honoured to be present among my fellow Sikh Brothers and
Sisters.

As we all made this magical step together.

As I sat there listening to my Panj Piaare recite Nitnem,
My thoughts took me back to Anandpur Sahib over 300
years ago.

Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji proudly stood in front of thousands
of Sikhs.

Requesting the head of one.
One Sikh willing to give up their life.
Five humble Sikhs made this sacrifice:
Bhai Daya Singh Ji,
Bhai Dharam Singh Ji,
Bhai Himmat Singh Ji,
Bhai Mohkam Singh Ji and
Bhai Sahib Singh Ji.

Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji initiated these five Sikhs into the
Khalsa Panth...

Guru Ji saw the need for Sikhs to have a special Identity.
A way to distinguish them from other faiths.
Guru Ji gave Sikhs five Symbols:
Turban, comb, sword, bangle and special shorts.
Each Symbol would help Sikhs,
help them to have a disciplined life style,
help them to always remember God.
Each male was given the title Singh.
Each female was given the title Kaur.
This was to help create equality among Sikhs.

I was humbled recalling the details of this historical event.
It made me even more proud to call myself a Sikh.
Without Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji,
I could not call myself a Kaur or Singh.

I feel different now.
I feel part of a new family.
When I walk down the Street I present myself with more
Pride.
I am more aware and conscious of my actions.
I feel inner peace.
I have been given strength to make it through life's quest,
My quest to reach God.

Most people cannot recall their birth,
I remember it as if it just happened yesterday...

 





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