Journey of a Sikh
Most of us in this forum call ourselves Sikhs or are gravitated towards Sikhi no matter what our background/present religion is.
We also all know a Sikh means a student, a learner, a seeker which includes every human in this world if we put it in a pragmatic way.
As we are all learners we should be able to gauge ourselves in this process how far we have come just like a kid from the kindergarten to graduating from college. It does show the progress. The same is true in all professions
But the interesting part about Sikhi is that our improvement begins from the within at a very young age, even before we go to the kindergarten and it reflects in the journey of our academic education,profession and how we behave with others, the loved ones and/or the strangers.
Many of us do Nitnem or involve ourselves in meditation. I will let the latter for the individual for its description.
For many of us, our day starts with Vaheguru Simran, Jap and other Paaths and end at night before going to bed with Sohila in which we say, “ Deio Sajan Assisiran Jei Hovei Sahib Seu Meil”. In other words, “Veheguru, please shower me with the blessing if I die during my sleep”. To put it in another terms, we open our Day book in the morning and close it at night.
In this way we can gauge the progression or regression in our behavior in our daily lives so that we can steer our inner boat accordingly for the next day. So, this means, a Sikh has his/her Judgment Day daily.
This is the unique advantage we have that other religions do not. In most of the other religions, the Day of Judgment is after death and I am sure no one here has any idea what happens then, then. None of our ancestors have come back after death to warn us against or to guide us after they have experienced the judgment day.
According to this, a Sikh gets up every day, does Nitnem, goes to his or her work which could be from studying, housekeeping, working as a doctor by treating patients, some with grave illnesses or in any other kind of profession.
With the Gurmat ideals in our mind as our daily mental exercise, we subconsciously transfer that behavior in our professional lives.
Here are a few questions for us to learn from each other.
1. Do you gauge your life daily as per Sikhi? If yes, how?
2. How do you improve/change your attitude learnt from the daily activities?
3. How does Gurbani play part in your daily life?
4. How do you practice Gurmat values in your everyday life?
5. Do you see any improvements in you when you live your life with the Gurmat values?
6. Please share them from #5.
7. How can you help your friend, fellow worker, colleague, relative with your Gurmat experience?
Let’s learn from each other in order to improve our lives.
Thanks in advance for this Sadh Sangat's interaction.
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