Thursday, May 29, 2008

Anniversary, may 29, marks my one year anniversary. It's been one whole year since Guru Sahib gave the gift of a dastaar (turban). And it's been one heck of a year...
Some experiences:
1) If you are a girl, it is extremely difficult to overcome obstacles that might come in your way but even if you don't have the support of your family, Guru Sahib is always there to be your anchor and support. If you didn't tie your crown because you really didn't feel it on the inside, then depression is a factor but the only way to overcome it is to be grateful and to realize that the only person's opinion that matters is His.
2) Being in a predominately white and might I say somewhat racist city in the country of [insert name here], tying a dastaar proved difficult only because of the Punjabi people that I've met. It's almost as if your own kind hates that you're trying improve yourself Sikhi wise because I have never got such disgusted looks or rude comments from anyone else, just awkward smiles.
3) No, I do not represent my Guru the way that I should and just because I tie a dastaar doesn't mean I'm a supersant singhni...if anything, it gives me strength and new experiences everyday...which has only come by His kindness.
There's no way that I deserved this gift after over a decade later of really begging for it...
But He'll be there...always...

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Oh My!

So I've been meaning to organize my room for a while but I never quite got around to doing it due to unforeseen really...I wasn't being lazy THIS time lol. As soon as I entered through the door...this happened...

Yes my friends...I was swallowed by my own wardrobe...and that was only a quarter of the pile! But don't worry...I lived to tell this story...luckily, Super Singh Jr was there to rescue me :)

And just in time too! I thought I was a goner for sure...

Now to get back to organizing :(

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Dear Idiot Mind

You will die soon and then you will regret everything you've done.
Everything from going back to sleep to thinking about how cute that guy looks.
I heard that Dharamraj doesnt take too kindly to people like you, so what are you gonna say when he reads you your account?
Ha, is that so? You're going to deny it all even if he as the evidence on tape?
No, those arent paid actors you fool! It's really you!
You better smarten up mister, unless you want some evil scary black things to beat your ass for eternity, got it?
Yah right, dont make any false promises...
Look, its easy...all you have to do is shut up...
Watch me close my mouth and make no sound, are you watching?


See, not so hard is it?

kabeer maaroo
raam simar pashhuthaahigaa man
Meditate in remembrance on the Lord, or else you will regret it in the end, O mind.
paapee jeearaa lobh karath hai aaj kaal out(h) jaahigaa 1 rehaao
O sinful soul, you act in greed, but today or tomorrow, you will have to get up and leave. 1Pause
laalach laagae janam gavaaeiaa maaeiaa bharam bhulaahigaa
Clinging to greed, you have wasted your life, deluded in the doubt of Maya.
dhhan joban kaa garab n keejai kaagadh jio gal jaahigaa 1
Do not take pride in your wealth and youth; you shall crumble apart like dry paper. 1
jo jam aae kaes gehi pattakai thaa dhin kishh n basaahigaa
When the Messenger of Death comes and grabs you by the hair, and knocks you down, on that day, you shall be powerless.
simaran bhajan dhaeiaa nehee keenee tho mukh chottaa khaahigaa 2
You do not remember the Lord, or vibrate upon Him in meditation, and you do not practice compassion; you shall be beaten on your face. 2
dhharam raae jab laekhaa maagai kiaa mukh lai kai jaahigaa
When the Righteous Judge of Dharma calls for your account, what face will you show Him then?
kehath kabeer sunahu rae sa(n)thahu saadhhasa(n)gath thar jaa(n)higaa 31
Says Kabeer, listen, O Saints: in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, you shall be saved. 31

Read it again...I know you skimmed over it

Ok, now this is what you have to do:
practice compassion (you know, be nice...)
remember the Lord, vibrate on Him in meditation (thats an important one, bol Waheguru!)
"How do I do it?" you say...
Well, read the last bit of the shabad...
Saadh sangat shall save you...

Saadh sangat shall save you!!!!