In memory of the Shaheed Singhs, Maggi Mela, the Beloved army of the Guru reads the Adi Guru, Dasam, and Sarbloh Granths in preparation for the Horse riding, and Shastarvidiya.
The horses in the Dal are taught to Mathha Tekh the Parkash of Guru Ji. The Parkash is placed in a Coach, and is always on the move.
Baba Hari Singh and Baba Jagir Singh look at some new shastar made by the blacksmith of the Buddha Dal. Before the Jorrh Mela. May we remember each day the names of the Shahid Singhs, through whose sacrifice we wear bana, and read bani today. Pranam Shahida Nu!
If we think about it, we only have this moment. The memories of the past, and plans of the future come and go, but ultimately we only have now. The truth of this moment, is all there is.
By living in the moment, events unfold infront of you, and each one presents itself as a gift. It is only our clinging to the past and our over eagerness to jump into the future that stops us from experiencing this moment.
A cornerstone of Sikhi is preservation of Human dignity and Human Rights, yet, as the ethnic cleansing escalates right in front of our eyes by the barbaric actions of Israel supported by USA, UK and Europe against its neighbour has become little more than the latest entertainment as "reality TV".
If there is anyone on this earth that understands religious and ethnic cleansing, its the Sikhs, yet as ever we can become very vocal and even take arms against someone using chairs in a Gurdwara but in the face of such blatant massacre of children, woman and innocent people, there is not one single voice! And we wish to celebrate Guru Gobind Singh's Birthday today? How do you mark the day of a man who's four children, mother and father were martyred fighting against such inhumane and barbaric slaughter? Where is the Khalsa in the face of such heinous crimes?
Bad things happen because good people turn away.
Collective consciousness has the power to bring about great and profound changes, I humbly beg my cyber brothers and sisters to collectively do an ardas to ease the suffering of these helpless victims and to bring peace to the region.
This is not about Hamas or any other group, its about human rights, today, now! There can be no better way to acknowledge our father Guru Gobind Singh then to stand up for what he stood for!