Today was the Sikh Youth Conference, which was held at Imperial College London in the
Bhenji Dilpreet Kaur (President of
I won't go through all the talks. However, it was very informative and people from various fields of work and different places turned up. During the break Langar was served to everyone. In the afternoon Manjeet Singh QC (barrister and leading Queen's Council) and Home Office Minister, MP Paul Goggins, also gave talks.
I had to go to the library to get some books out for my uni work. So I left with another Singh. We were sitting at
I couldn't believe it! I thought, "O mind! I can't believe it! Twice! How does this man keep on bumping into you?" Rab Bhalla Kare! I was so frustrated and gob-smacked, I said, "I know who you are, please go away or I will call the police." The Singh sitting next to me obviously didn't know about the man so he looked confused why I was saying "Go away" and saying that I am going to call the police. The man stood there and kept talking. I couldn't understand a word. He just kept saying "Excuse me." He had a briefcase with him. O deary me! The man needs to get a hobby or a
Eventually he put his hands up and said "Okay, okay, I am leaving." The Singh with me said, "Why did you react to the man like that. He was just asking you something." I said, "Bhraava, this man has approached me TWICE before! Each time he asks for money with a dodgy story."(You can read about my last encounters with the man here). He then realised. Perhaps I should have reacted differently and given him time to speak and then say "Go away" and threaten to call the police.
Chalo, Rab Rakha! On the way back from the library I was thinking about the incident. And my mind started to wonder. My mind told me "Perhaps the man at the train-station was NOT the same man! He may just
If he was a poor innocent look-a-like, then I could imagine him going home to his wife and kids and saying that he met this weird turbaned bloke who waved his hands at me and said he knew who I was and that he is going to call the police. I just hope that he laughs about it rather than cry! Sat Naam!
Possible lesson learnt: Stop, stay calm and then respond to situation.
ਫਰੀਦਾ ਬੁਰੇ ਦਾ ਭਲਾ ਕਰਿ ਗੁਸਾ ਮਨਿ ਨ ਹਢਾਇ ॥
fareedaa bure daa bhalaa kar, gusaa man na hadhaa-e.
Fareed, answer evil with goodness; do not fill your mind with anger.
ਦੇਹੀ ਰੋਗੁ ਨ ਲਗਈ ਪਲੈ ਸਭੁ ਕਿਛੁ ਪਾਇ ॥੭੮॥
dehee rog na lage-ee, palai sabh kichh paa-e. ||78||
Your body shall not suffer from any disease, and (this way) you shall obtain everything. ||78||