by SS EkOngKar Singh Khalsa, Albany CA
Although I have and am very grateful to have a relationship with Shabd Guru, I have no words to express how that has developed or how it is sustained—except to say that, after a very long journey, by some grace, I entered the sacred space of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib.
I can only say that when I am in the presence of the Guru, when I hear the vibration of the Guru’s Shabd, I feel I have come home and that the place in which I sit is filled with love and tender care.
To stand before the Guru is to stand before the light of the universe as a living vibration. To listen to the Guru’s words is to experience the delicate organizing structure of the Cosmos as a tangible and apprehensible reality, at the heart of which is pure love.
To sing the Guru’s words in the company of the Holy allows me to experience my own heart’s capacity for love and understanding, and fulfills all my longing to be loved.
Whenever I return to the Guru’s feet I am blessed.
About the Author
SS EkOngKar Singh Khalsa was ordained as a Sikh Dharma Minister in 1984. As an active member of ashram communities in Oregon, Alaska, and New England, he has studied Sikh history and practice. From 1996 to 2013, he served as Director of Guru Ram Das Ashram and Gurdwara in Millis MA and as President of Sikh Dharma of Massachusetts. As a board member of Sikh Dharma of Colorado, EkOngKar Singh has applied his experience to support a new wave of Sikh Dharma outreach and community development. EkOngKar Singh lives with his wife, Savitri Kaur, in the San Francisco Bay area near his daughter, son-in-law, and new grandchild, Siana Rose Kaur Mizrachy.