Friday, February 17, 2017

Edinburgh: Guru Nanak's Free Kitchen...

Bhai Vijay Singh in Edinburgh
Bhai Vijay Singh (Luton) has been in Edinburgh this week. Yesterday he participated in Guru Nanak's Free Kitchen project that is run by the Sikh Sangat of Edinburgh. Bhai Sahib sent the following message about his experience.
"Doing Guru Nanak's Free Kitchen in Edinburgh yesterday was an amazing experience. They are doing some amazing work! And people are so appreciative of it. People came again and again to say that you guys are saving lives and giving people hope.
They have over 100 people who come every week. They have a link with Starbucks who provide free tea and coffee as well as those green containers which cost hundreds of pounds each. Starbucks also give the sevadaars (volunteers) free hot drinks if they want to drink something.

There is so much Kirpa (Grace), and so much parchaar (educational awareness) is happening. Not necessarily just about helping the homeless, but breaking down community barriers and taking Langar to the streets."
Some photos:
Guru Nanak's Free Kitchen Edinburgh

Guru Nanak's Free Kitchen Edinburgh

ਨੀਚਾ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਨੀਚ ਜਾਤਿ ਨੀਚੀ ਹੂ ਅਤਿ ਨੀਚੁ ॥
ਨਾਨਕੁ ਤਿਨ ਕੈ ਸੰਗਿ ਸਾਥਿ ਵਡਿਆ ਸਿਉ ਕਿਆ ਰੀਸ ॥
ਜਿਥੈ ਨੀਚ ਸਮਾਲੀਅਨਿ ਤਿਥੈ ਨਦਰਿ ਤੇਰੀ ਬਖਸੀਸ ॥੪॥੩॥
"Nanak seeks the company of the lowest of the low class, the very lowest of the low. Why should he try to compete with the great? In that place where the lowly are cared for-there, the Blessings of Your Glance of Grace rain down. ||4||3||"
(Siree Raag M:1, 15)

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