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Daswandh. Thinking Out Of The Box

Discussion in 'Sikh Sikhi Sikhism' started by Gyani Jarnail Singh, Aug 14, 2005.

  1. Gyani Jarnail Singh

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    Waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh.

    As we all know the Three Basic Pillars of Gurmatt are Naam jappo, Kirt Karo and Wand Chhako.

    Under the Third Pillar WAAND CHHAKO....SHARING of HONEST LABOUR/EARNINGS....comes the DASWANDH injunction..to give Back 10% to Guru Ji.

    Here are some ideas out of the box on "DASWANDH"...I beleive it does not always mean MONEY/EARNINGS....but can also mean other things like..

    DASWANDH..is not only for "monetary earnings"....

    DASWANDH can be of YOUR TIME.... devote 10% to naam simran/Naam japp/... give some of this "MY TIME" to LOK SEWA, Saddh sangat Sewa...sewa of the under privileged....Langgar sewa, Kirtan Sewa, paath sewa...free gurbani teaching, free kirtan sikhiya...anything will do..

    EVERYBODY has the TIME....GURU JI givers us 24/7 FREE...cant we just give back 10%...2.4 hours ??

    DASWANDH of "YOUR LOVE".... give out 10% of this LOVE daily...The MORE LOVE you give away..the MORE it GROWS...

    Use your BRAIN..and think of ways and means of DASWANDH you can give... Its not necessary to be "earning"....working for a salary etc to b able to give daswandh... A "student" can also give DASWANDH..by taking soem time out to "coach" his weaker classmates...teach some poor kids baseball/football...computers.. help out in the School Library to arrange the books...go to an Old Folks Home/pinggalwarra type of hoem to spend some quality time witht he inmates..read to them..listen to them..be there !!!

    IF you "know" something....have a skill..TEACH someone who needs it... Bhai gurdass ji in his Vaars speaks of the Great Punn of TEACHING A GURSIKH..one Shabad...one Panktee of Gurbani.. is equivalent of building and donating FIVE mandirs of GOLD..!!! Do we ALL have so much GOLD ??..but we all have some skills, something that others need..GIVE that for FREE..that will count as DASWANDH... as well

    BE INNOVATIVE..think out of the BOX.... "daswandh" was NEVER just about MONEY !!! ( Only the GREEDY gurdawra parbhandaks think it is all about MONEY/GOLUKS !!!) NOT ME... I have LOTS and LOTS of "different daswandhs" going on all the time...

    Any ideas..folks ??

    Jarnail Singh Gyani Arshi
     
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