Friday, May 16, 2008

Photos from Weekly Simran

Photos from the weekly Simran that takes place every Monday evening, 6.30pm till 7.30pm, at Leamington & Warwick Gurdwara Sahib, have been posted. Children and youngsters are encouraged to do seva and help one another to learn and do Simran on vaaja, Ardaas, Sukhaasan seva and with Guru Sahib's kirpaa Hukamnama seva.

Before Bhaji Pardip Singh jee (aka Dhadi Master) went to India he did a benti (request) to the Sangat that for the 300 years Gurgaddi diwas of Sri Guru Granth Sahib jee we should all learn and be able to read full Nitnem (five prayers in the early morning, Rehraas sahib in the evening and Sohila Sahib at bedtime) by October 2008.

With Waheguru's kirpaa you can see the great devotion of all the children in increasing their Nitnem week by week. Some children are at the stage of doing Mool Mantar Abhiyaas (meditation) for 5 minutes in the morning, some are reciting full Japji Sahib and some are reciting nearly all full Nitnem banian every morning before they go to school. By October 2008, Guru Sahib kirpaa karan, it would be great to see all the children as full Nitnemi Sikh (reading all the prescribed Banian) and become tyaar-bar-tyaar Amritdhari Gursikhs.

Guru Nanak Dev jee says:
ਸੁਣਿ ਮਨ ਮਿਤ੍ਰ ਪਿਆਰਿਆ ਮਿਲੁ ਵੇਲਾ ਹੈ ਏਹ ॥
Suṇ man miṯar pi­āri­ā mil vėlā hai ėh.
Listen, O my mind, my friend, my darling: now is the time to meet the Lord.

ਜਬ ਲਗੁ ਜੋਬਨਿ ਸਾਸੁ ਹੈ ਤਬ ਲਗੁ ਇਹੁ ਤਨੁ ਦੇਹ ॥
Jab lag joban sās hai ṯab lag ih ṯan ḏėh.
As long as there is youth and breath, give this body to Him.

ਬਿਨੁ ਗੁਣ ਕਾਮਿ ਨ ਆਵਈ ਢਹਿ ਢੇਰੀ ਤਨੁ ਖੇਹ ॥੧॥
Bin guṇ kām na āvī dẖeh dẖėrī ṯan kẖėh. ||1||
Without virtue, it is useless; the body shall crumble into a pile of dust. ||1||
(Ang 20)

Now is the time to do as much as we can. May Guru Sahib do kirpaa on us all that we do not waste this life and dedicate time to remembering Waheguru and join with Gurbani and Naam.

ਮੇਰੇ ਮਨ ਲੈ ਲਾਹਾ ਘਰਿ ਜਾਹਿ ॥
Mėrė man lai lāhā gẖar jāhi.
O my mind, earn the profit, before you return home.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਸਲਾਹੀਐ ਹਉਮੈ ਨਿਵਰੀ ਭਾਹਿ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
Gurmukẖ nām salāhī­ai ha­umai nivrī bẖāhi. ||1|| rahā­o.
The Gurmukh praises Naam, and the fire of egotism is extinguished. ||1||Pause||
(Ang 20)


Amritpal Singh Khalsa said...

It is so heartening to see young Khalsa kids doing Keertan and Nitnem.

May Guru Ji bless all of us, and help us follow the path shown by Gurbaani.

DK said...

love the new banner :D