Winter Solstice Minister Gathering
Join fellow Sikh Dharma Ministers at the 2011 Winter Solstice Minister’s Gathering, to be led by SS Siri Sevak Kaur Khalsa and SS Dr. Sham Rang Singh Khalsa. The theme for the gathering at the 3HO Winter Solstice Celebration, to be held on Tuesday, December 20 from 3-5 p.m. in the Fire Tent is:
“The Magic of Asking for Nothing and Receiving Everything:
The Experience of 33rd Pauri of Japji”
Guru Nanak, the Guru for the Aquarian Age, sang the 33rd Pauri of Japji Sahib, Aakhan Jor, as a Sampuran Kriya, a perfect seal. The Siri Singh Sahib says, “This Pauri means that if you ask for nothing, you will get everything—that is the law.” Gather with Sikh Dharma Ministers to experience this powerful tool that we can take back home to share and elevate.
Sikh Minister Vows
Amrit Ceremony in Chile
It was a Sunday morning in Santiago de Chile. SS Gurubachan Singh and I awoke at about 2:30 am to ready ourselves to go to the Gurdwara where the Amrit Sanchar for six Chilean Guru Sikhs was about to begin. The morning was crisp, which was to our surprise since Santiago is almost always covered in smog, and as we arrived a beautiful fragrance was in the air.
We entered the Gurdwara and SS Gurubachan Singh, who was the Granthi for the ceremony, began Prakash of the Guru Granth Sahib. Our Panj Piyare for the ceremony consisted of SS Nam Nidhan Kaur Khalsa, Rupinder Kaur Khalsa, Hari Das Kaur Khalsa, SS Jap Singh Singh Khalsa and myself, Ram Das Singh Khalsa.
After interviewing each candidate, the ceremony began. The first in line kneeled down in Virasana eyes focused on the Guru. Guru Gobind Singh’s presence was very apparent throughout the ceremony and with each “WAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA WAHE GURU JI KI FATEH!” came a breeze of bliss into the room that reached all those surrounding.
Again “WAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA WAHE GURU JI KI FATEH!” and again, and again, and again the bliss would come and partakers would receive it. Bliss became blessed and by his own power Guru produced the six Khalsas reborn and ready to serve.
After the Amrit Sanchar, Nihal Singh Khalsa (a Santiago de Chile native) stood to take his vows as a minister of Sikh Dharma. Nihal, who also took Amrit this same morning, has been a sevadar to the community of Santiago for years and has inspired the Sangat.
He has such a relentless pursuance of what he knows he needs to do, which really shows me personally that he will do what he commits himself to do without any question. As he bowed in acceptance of the minister vows the Sangat welcomed him as Singh Sahib Nihal Singh Khalsa, “WAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA WAHE GURU JI KI FATEH!”
My experience throughout our trip to Chile in 2011 and on the Lord of Miracles Tour in Honor of Guru Ram Das (traveling throughout Central and South America) was that there has been a shift in consciousness; it is there. But most people do not know what to do with their consciousness and that is where there is a duality.
I think it is really time for us all to serve and share the teachings of the Siri Singh Sahib, we must go out, reach out and teach at every doorstep of this world. I see so many people serving and doing a beautiful job but I do think that it is time to organize and reach more to the public at large and share the science that was given to us.—by Ram Das Singh (Espanola, NM)
May their light continue to shine as they journey together as one Soul in service to God and Guru. Sangeet and Krishna Singh are truly thankful for all their blessings!