by SS Siri Krishna Kaur Khalsa, Medway MA
What a beautiful theme…Standing Under Those We Serve. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to reflect and write on this topic.
The qualities of Guru Ram Das ji that are foremost in my mind are humility, kindness towards everyone, compassion, supreme devotion and the spirit of service. All of these unique virtues are integral to manifesting our destiny as leaders in the Aquarian Age.
The Siri Singh Sahib Ji said: “Keep coming through. Life is useless unless it can give confidence to others.” I have taken these words to heart and foster this attribute in others by letting them know they can have confidence in me. That quality of trustworthiness is derived from being reliable, being responsible, opening my heart to those around me, all the while maintaining a spiritual discipline that is based on my honor and truth. Siri Singh Sahib ji once wrote to me, saying to “smile and heal others with a bright face and compassion.”
To serve from a place of neutrality and love and to “stand under” those you serve reminds me to keep my grace ever-present and to give others the experience of committed consciousness. The Siri Singh Sahib ji reminded me to “teach others. It is through teaching we will reach.” He also said that my biggest job is to uplift and inspire others to live consciously.
I also have a personal letter from him that states: “You know that these times are tough. They will test us through and through. This is just a reminder to let you know that if you see the times for what they are—a test – and if you look with very neutral eyes, you will be unscathed by time and space. Dharma is the boat that carries us across the ocean of life and if you practice these teachings, your aura will be so strong that nothing will touch you.”
Guru Ram Das ji wrote: “Meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, O my mind. Night and day, center your consciousness on the Lord. You shall have the fruits of your desires, and you shall never feel hunger again.” For me, chanting and meditating brings that caliber of neutrality, the hallmark of being able to inspire and uplift others. The intention of my heart is to promote the caliber of reliability, responsibility, and trustworthiness. I also want to be grateful for every blessing, big or small, going from small to All.
About the Author
SS Siri Krishna Kaur Khalsa has been an ordained Sikh Dharma Minister since 1991. She serves as a Regional Minister Coordinator for the New England area. Since 1975 she has taught Kundalini Yoga with an emphasis on women, children, and families. She is currently teaching Kundalini Yoga to 6th and 7th graders in the public schools, among her other classes. She is active in the community as well, serving on the Board of Directors for the Council on Aging, volunteering to teach yoga to Head Start children and working with a local school to create food backpacks for children on the weekends who would normally go hungry.