If you've been to Reading Gurdwara, you will know that the PARKING is a nightmare! Waheguru! The Gurdwara road has cars on both side and you just about squeeze through, so you can imagine finding a car park space can be stressful (especially with my parking skills! Waheguru!). But with Guru Sahib's Kirpaa, when there are any special programmes at the Gurdwara Sahib, then Gurdwara Sahib hires out the nearby church car park or Thames Valley University car park. During camp the Sangat could park their cars at the university.
The camp was great. On Sunday afternoon, the journey back home was a long drive. For langar there were Sholay and Bhatooray! (Plus Kheer, Jaleebees and Gulaab Jamon!). You can imagine you're feeling slightly sleepy, add on the fact that you've eaten heavy Langar and plus Chaa (which rather than make me feel awake, it makes me sleepy - especially Indian Chaa). I was feeling so DROWSY on the journey back home. I was doing loud Simran and put the Keertan up loud to keep me awake! With Guru Sahib's kirpaa got home safe, sound and awake .
The weekend was really inspiring. When you have darshan of children, gupt sevadaars and Sangat you realise that there is so much potential for Sikhi and that there are so many blessed souls. I would recommend that everyone takes opportunities of doing Saadh Sangat whenever and where ever possible.
ਸਤਸੰਗਤੀ ਸੰਗਿ ਹਰਿ ਧਨੁ ਖਟੀਐ ਹੋਰ ਥੈ ਹੋਰਤੁ ਉਪਾਇ ਹਰਿ ਧਨੁ ਕਿਤੈ ਨ ਪਾਈ ॥Saṯsangṯī sang har ḏẖan kẖatīai hor thai horaṯ upāė har ḏẖan kiṯai na pāī.
In the company of the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, you shall earn the wealth of the Lord; this wealth of the Lord is not obtained anywhere else, by any other means, at all.
Some events coming up this month where where you can take benefit of Saadh Sangat:
LEAMINGTON ONE-DAY SIKH CAMP
RAINSBAAEE KEERTAN & AMRIT SANCHAAR
BARSI OF BABA THAKUR SINGH JEE
Note: Amrit Sanchaar on 24th December at 1pm
CHRISTMAS ONE DAY GURMAT CAMP
COVENTRY WINTER GURMAT CAMP
END OF MONTH YOUTH KEERTAN DARBAAR
ਧੰਨੁ ਸੁ ਕਲਿਜੁਗੁ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਿ ਕੀਰਤਨੁ ਗਾਈਐ ਨਾਨਕ ਨਾਮੁ ਅਧਾਰੁ ਹੀਓ ॥੪॥੮॥੪੭॥Ḏẖan so kalijug sāḏẖsang kīrṯan gāīai Nānak nām aḏẖār hīo. ||4||8||47||
Blessed, in this Dark Age of Kalyug, is the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, where the Lord's Praises are sung.O Nanak! The Naam is my only Support. ||4||8||47||