admin note: Beginning this Monday, April 1, 2013 respected forum member Tejwant Singh Malik offers the opening prayer to the Nevada State Senate in the United States. His ardaas will be a radio-broadcast, and continues for one week. Tejwant ji was kind enough to give us permission to post his inspiration here at Sikh Philosophy Network. 04/01/2013 Senate Opening Prayer - Teji Malik Good Morning. Ik Ong Kaar means there is One Source of all. We are all surrounded by its wow and awe factors. I am a Sikh, which means a student and a learner, just like you all who are gathered at the Senate to fulfill important duties which affect all Nevadans including myself. Guru Granth, the Sikh scripture says: “Amongst all is the Light-You are that Light. This Light is radiant within all that are present here.” Oh, The One Source of All! We are gathered here today in your omnipresence for the opening of the Senate after the Easter break and we all know the significance of Easter in our hearts. Lord, your presence is in all, irrespective of our hue, creed or faith. You are the Center and we all come to you by many paths, to seek your help so that you can breed goodness in us, so that we can share with others. Please make our shoulders stronger so that we can offer them to those who need them to lean on. Breed acceptance in us so that we can see You in all. Make us the flowers of your garden so that we can emit the scent in all directions. As a Sikh, I am taught to see the divine in all and it is my duty to fight for equality and justice for all, no matter what religion one may belong to. Lord, our only goal and mission as humans in this Senate is to see the ONE in all. Oh Lord! Help us in fighting against Injustice and for Equality in this session. Now the question arises, how can we have the courage to fight for equality and against injustice? Let me close by saying what the Guru Granth says: “I have no animosity against anyone, I see no one as stranger”.