|ਨਾਨਕ ਨਾਮ ਚੜ੍ਹਦੀ ਕਲਾ ॥ |
ਤੇਰੇ ਭਾਣੇ ਸਰਬੱਤ ਦਾ ਭਲਾ॥
Nanak Naam Chardi Kala,
Tere Bhaane Sarbat da Bhala
|Recited by Sikhs worldwide twice a day at the conclusion of the Sikh Congregational Prayer (Ardas), the above phrase can be translated as |
“Nanak asks for ‘Naam’ (name of God) with which comes well being, happiness and positive spirit and with your blessings, Lord may everyone in the world prosper and may there be peace for all.”
A true Sikh selflessly prays daily for “all to prosper“. This gesture comes from the clear and pure teachings of Gurbani (Sri Guru Granth Sahib, SGGS) and forms the Gurmat code of conduct. Gurbani tells us that there are no “others”. There is only One. The same One God resides within all. We are all the children of that One God. As the potter makes pots of different forms and colors from the same basic clay; and as the goldsmith moulds jewelry of various types, colors and shapes from the same single homogenous material, gold; similarly, we are all born of the same One Light. There is no difference.
It is important for us Sikhs to remember and apply this at all times, especially during these tough times with the Coronavirus outbreak. The phrase “Sarbat Da Bhala” is a reminder to Sikhs to seek the “well-being of everyone in the world.” It is a declaration that Sikhs will become active members of society and are to serve everyone, regardless of their faith, ethnicity, gender, or nationality. During this time, many Sikh groups and other faith organizations have been helping the community in many different ways. The Sikh Panth is showcasing and highlighting the basics of
Sikhi: SEVA, SIMRAN & SANGAT
With the entire globe weathering COVID-19, the highly infectious respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus, we are in uncharted territory.Not many people, if any at all, have experienced anything like this. This pandemic has led to a lot of media coverage, but the bias is towards news painting a doomsday scenario. Every day we hear bad, sad, and depressing news spreading negativity. If we look at the world through the Sikhi Lens, there is a silver lining even in these unprecedented times, be it a time of self-reflection, quality family time, community food drives, or significant improvements in the environment. In essence, we want to highlight the positives as well as how Sikhs have not failed to show that they are always willing to put their best foot forward in the time of crisis.
This special edition is dedicated to the above mentioned Sikh beliefs and principles being put into practice during this global pandemic. This special edition of the Newsletter is to highlight and reiterate this Positivity.
~Nishkam TV Newsletter Team
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