Monday, April 30, 2007
EKTA-Unity!

The reason for the the topic above is cause it is truly disheartening to see the youth of today disliking each other. We often get to hear oh so and so is a Niketan Singh or so in so is a Sabha Singh so im not going to associate with them for whatever reason. How many time have we label each other and start making assumptions about one another based on that label? I was just label today by "someone" who hardly even knows ME!!! He approached and started asking me if I am affliated to A Jatha/B Jatha. It is just so annoying. Why do people tend to do that I wonder!

We have a so many things more in common than the differences we have. Yet we tend to focus on the trivial issues and blow them out of proportion and go to the extent of not even talking to other fellow Sikh because of small differences in rehit beliefs.

The enemies of the Sikh Panth love seeing this. There are the ones who will exploit these small differences to divide us with the same old game of divide and conquer. We as the new generation should not fall into this same trap and should keep in mind that

"united we stand...divided we fall"

One God: Waheguru
One Guru : Sahib Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
One Group : Guru Khalsa Panth!

Guruji Says:

ਹੋਇ ਇਕਤ੍ਰ ਮਿਲਹੁ ਮੇਰੇ ਭਾਈ ਦੁਬਿਧਾ ਦੂਰਿ ਕਰਹੁ ਲਿਵ ਲਾਇ ॥
ho-ay ikatar milhu mayray bhaa-ee dubiDhaa door karahu liv laa-ay.
Come and join together, my brethren; dispel your sense of duality and let yourselves be lovingly absorbed in the Lord.

ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੈ ਕੇ ਹੋਵਹੁ ਜੋੜੀ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਬੈਸਹੁ ਸਫਾ ਵਿਛਾਇ ॥੧॥
har naamai kay hovhu jorhee gurmukh baishu safaa vichhaa-ay. 1
Associate yourselves with the God's Name; become Gurmukh, spread out your mat, and sit down. 1

Please read the article below which was taken from Waheguroo Forum: [Posted in 2005]

Three times a day, we as Sikhs do ardaas for the Ekta (unity) of the Khalsa Panth. What is Ekta? How can it be achieved? What are the different types of Ekta?

It is Kaljug, the world is divided. There is only one way to achieve Ekta, which is through Naam. Through the one commoness of Naam we all have one aim in life, which is to ultimately merge with Waheguru. We should look at ourselves as Ambassadors of Sikhi, and spread the message of Guru Nanak, which is about peace, unity and meditation. Strenghten yourselves by keeping one Rehat of Sri Dashmesh Pita Jee and becoming ready for any situation ahead.

Ekta on a bigger scale, is Ekta with Waheguru (God). This is the ultimate type of Ekta, when our soul enjoys Naam Ras in the warm embrace of God, however, in order to achieve this Ekta it is a must that we achieve unity between the Panth and the World. It is just a matter of time that Unity comes in the Panth, and a matter of time that unity comes throughout the whole world. However, on must note that it will only come when we are all Naam Abhiyaasees and spread genuine love amongst other human beings, become the Charan Dhoor of everyone. No one is higher and no one is lower. Strive to do your best in whatever you do and always do Ardaas and stay humble.

There is no use squabbling over worldly matters, which is what we see in Gurdwaras every week. We must start doing Vichaar of Gurbani and Abhiyaas of Naam in Gurdwaras and get the Youth involved. Getting the Youth involved means a safer structure for Sikhi. Once their is Ekta in the Panth what makes us think we can stop there? Naam merges all types of people together. When a Gursikhs starts to Jap Naam, others are automatically drawn to him - so much is the power of Naam inside him and in this way love scent spreads from one to another.

We need a loving society, in which everyone lives together peacefully, sharing and caring for one and other.

When you start to Jap Naam you will start seeing the light of God contained in every single human body, which gives you the strength to smile. Whenever you are about to unwrath your anger, just smile and see God in that person, Maharaaj is just testing you. Anger is notoriously dubious, with anger we say a hundred foul words and break relationships, in the Rang of anger we loose our sense of calmness and loose other peoples respect. Think about it, there is no Jathebandee except the Khalsa. There is no Caste, Creed or Colour. Just Naam. Take examples from Praatan Gursikhs, such as Bhai Ghaniyaa Jee, who did not see no friend or fiend. He was a Naam Raseeyaa Gursikh who used to eat the left overs from Guru Kaa Langar which also shows his humility.

Recognise the Human Race as One.

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