Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Sunday: Nice Trip to the Gurdwara

Last Sunday I went to Southall to go to the Gurdwara and do darshan of Guru Ji and the Sangat, and take Laahaa (benefit) of listening to Keertan and Katha.

I was sitting at the front in the Diwaan Hall at Park Avenue. A granddad and his two grandchildren where with him sitting right in front of Guru Ji and near the Keertan stage. The granddad was explaining the Shabad to his two young children, who were aged about 4 and 6 or 5 and 7 years old. It was so nice to see. Both the children sat attentively and they sang along to the Keertan. The granddad smiled and helped the young ones to sing the words to the Shabad. Then one of them enjoying the Shabad, pretended to play the tabla on his granddad's lapse. It was so uplifting to see children with their family enjoying the Guru and getting inspiration from the Guru's House.

Also sitting near the golak were a brother and sister aged about 8 or 9 years old. They were sitting there right in front of Guru Ji. I was amazed to see enthusiasm and pyaar on their face. Then every time someone donated food or milk in front of Guru ji in the basket, the brother and sister would quickly hurry and take the food and milk to the Langar Hall. They were so enthusiastic and energetic to do sewa. At such a young age they are tuned into doing sewa, how fortunate are their parents, who gave birth to them!

Just seeing these children enjoying the Gurdwara, enjoying Keertan and enjoying Sewa made my Sunday trip to the Gurdwara worthwhile. :)

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