To be a Sikh Dharma Minister has different meanings in different realms of action:
At a personal level, as a Sikh Dharma Minister, I can experience and understand my own human life reflected through the crystallization of an understanding and consciousness of the integration of the Sikh teachings and way of life.
For the past 21 years, practicing the Sikh teachings, combined with the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and Humanology as taught by Yogi Bhajan, has been my main journey towards self-awareness. This journey has contained several facets, which naturally integrate themselves into an identity which, to me, is that of a soldier-saint.
In practical terms, a Sikh Dharma Minister aspires to attain a profound understanding of the timeless nature of the soul, of the sanctity of human life, of the interplay between Karma and Dharma, and of the ultimate goal to experience eternal bliss. As a Sikh Dharma Minister, all these facets are integrated in a simple, pure reflection of my own soul,
In the local sangat realm, being a Sikh Dharma Minister is a reaffirmation of my commitment to Seva—in maintaining and enhancing the Gurdwara space; in sharing and teaching aspects of the Sikh Dharma way of life; and connecting with the Siri Guru Granth Sahib.
“…it is a profound manifestation of destiny
to experience this human life as a Sikh Dharma Minister,
supporting others on their own life’s journey…
[and] to create a future for Sikh Dharma globally.”
It takes a strengthening of my commitment to sustaining the local Gurdwara and Sikh Dharma activities, through sangat participation and collaboration in weekly Ishnaan Seva; monthly community Gurdwaras; Gurbani Kirtan groups; Sikh Dharma classes, and the like.
At the local sangat level, being a Sikh Dharma Minister calls on me to be aware of sangat members, and to be available and supportive of everyone walking on the Sikh path.
In the global sangat realm, to me being a Sikh Dharma Minister means being able to participate in organized groups such as Sikh Dharma International and Khalsa Council, in the support of Sikh institutions and the Sikh mission worldwide. To participate at this level means sharing my efforts and energies with my brothers and sisters on this path, to create a future for Sikh Dharma at a global level.
To me, it is a profound manifestation of destiny to experience this human life as a Sikh Dharma Minister, supporting others on their own life’s journey, sharing with them the teachings and practice of Sikh Dharma, and working together with brothers and sisters to create a future for Sikh Dharma globally.
About the Author
SS Sat Sansar Singh Khalsa took his Sikh Dharma Ministers’ vows at the International Khalsa Council meetings on April 25, 2018. He is a KRI-certified Level II Kundalini Yoga Teacher. He started practicing Hatha Yoga in 1991 and Kundalini Yoga in 1996. He is currently a Sikh Dharma Minister, serving at the Santiago-Viña del Mar (Chile) Gurdwara. He is also a member of the board of the Chilean Interfaith Dialogue Association. Sat Sansar Singh has an MSc degree in Environmental Sciences from Stanford University, California. He has had a 30-year professional career in Earth and Environmental Sciences in Chile and the U.S. and currently serves as Executive Director of MAYCO Consultores, an environmental consulting company. Sat Sansar Singh is the father of Amelia, 20, and Julián,16, and currently lives in Santiago, Chile.