Being a Sikh Dharma Minister is, first of all, a confirmation for me that I am committed to my Guru, the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, and to my Panth, the Khalsa Panth. I dedicate all my abilities and capacities during this lifetime in service to both.
Secondly, being a Sikh Dharma Minister is a duty to be fulfilled in serving the sangat in every way possible.
It is serving ALL with utmost humility—including those who are struggling, who are in pain, in fear, in isolation, and in poverty so that they can regain their dignity and center. Guru Gobind Singh and Mata Sahib Kaur are shining examples during these challenging times.
“…being a Minister means to be part of this mature,
conscious body of beings
who are committed to the same principles.”
Thirdly, being a Minister means to be part of this mature, conscious body of beings who are committed to the same principles. It means that we can expect the same high standards from one another, as we serve the world in the local and global fields, with the same banner and same virtues.
And last but not least, as a Sikh Dharma Minister, my whole being, energy, and consciousness is a gift from God. It is my lifelong prayer, honor, and blessing to be using this gift to serve and deliver the mission of Guru Gobind Singh and the Siri Singh Sahib until my last breath, as God and Guru deem it best for me to serve.
About the Author
SS Sukhdev Kaur Khalsa took her Sikh Dharma Minister vows on September 11, 2021, at a virtual/in-person ceremony attended by family, friends, and students at the Rajamaa Ashram in Estonia. Born and raised in Mexico, trained in University as an Architect and Urbanist, Sukhdev moved to Estonia in Eastern Europe at an early age to share the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, including the wisdom of women’s teachings and Sikh Dharma. She is a KRI Lead Trainer and organizes, leads, and teaches in Eastern Europe. She is the Coordinator of the European Yoga Festival Gurdwara. With her husband and a community of dedicated souls, Sukhdev Kaur has been building the Guru Ram Das Institute & Ashram since 2012 to share these technologies in a sustainable community following the Sikh Dharma and yogic lifestyle, including a homeschool-based community for children at the ashram.