Lakhvir Singh Khalsa

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I have lived in Kenya for about 25 years now but living in a land away from my spiritual home has in itself created that yearning and eager yearning to return. I work as a Graphic Designer and currently, Ill be honest – I hate my job. My mind is not in it. My mind is somewhere else, thinking of Sikhi all the time . . . Sikhi, Sikhi, Sikhi and I keep contemplating an escape and prayerfully beseeching Waheguru to take me away from here and place me in the midst of Panthic seva. I know no other desire, I so want to live my whole life in the service my Guru’s great Khalsa Panth. I’m alone in that dream right now . . . but who knows whose company I just may be blessed with to help realise our common goal – to reunite with our Waheguru . . .

We’re all on a journey, walking onward, back to our Source – our Creator, our Beloved Husband Lord. It’s a journey that anyone should be able to relate to. But we need to understand its essentials, lest we gather too much that would anchor us down. We need to make that progress, and fast, if you are desperate . . . at least I am. Who knows, if there is a tomorrow? But God, in His Infinite Mercy, is ever Gracious . . . Meharvaan, Sahib Mera Meharvaan . . . We need to jump on to this Bus and let the Guru drive you . . . simply enjoy the drive . . . the Destination is not too far, because to those who feel He is close, He most certainly is.

I usually subscribe to a number of inspirational e-newsletters, gatherng wisdom from across different faiths. To me, being a Sikh has given me peace of mind. In another post, I’ll write about what Sikhi means to me and what transformations it has brought into not only my own life, but into those with whom I have interacted with.

In an inspirational message I received in my mail this morning, it speaks of none the better about what exactly is in my mind right now . . .

‘If you won’t be better tomorrow than you were today, then what do you need tomorrow for?’
-Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

I say, my tomorrow has come. If WaheguruJi so wills, time to be better has come. No looking back now, I can see my Guru in the horizon, awaiting me with open arms . . .

Contact Email: lakhvirsinghkhalsa@gmail.com

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16 Comments

  1. Harkirat Kaur said,

    September 18, 2006 at 4:07 pm

    VJKK, VJKF

    Paji..just a verse from Gurbani for u..

    Tu Kahe Dole Praaniya..tudh rakhe ga sirjan haare..
    Jin pedha is tu kia..soi deh asaar…

    As a gristi..we are at the highest level..n any Nam Jap, Seva we do whilst doing our Kirta Kamai, gets the highest reward..Paji you are very lucky to have Guru Ji’s kirpa on you that you’re doing this seva for people like us…we get to learn a lot from your blog..Plus you are even luckier to get a life partner..soulmate like penji..

    Wish you the very best..and also alwez remember..

    Naanak chinta mat karau..chinta tis hi hai..jal mai jant upaean tina bhi roji dhe..

    Guru Rakha

    Dhan Guru Naanak
    VJKK, VJKF

  2. Angad Singh said,

    October 24, 2006 at 8:50 am

    Dear Veerji

    Waheguru Ji Ka Kahalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

    I read that you are working in O&M .I am a student and I would like to work in advertising.If possible I would like to talk to you with regards to this particular field.

    Please tell me how I can contat you. My skype id is singh.angad

    Regards and Guru Fateh
    Angad

  3. Meet Kamal Kaur said,

    November 8, 2006 at 9:46 am

    Dear Veerji,

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa I
    Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh I

    When I read about you, I found that I am sailing in the same boat. I am a software engineer working in software testing and automation domain in Tata Consultancy Services. My situation is same as yours. My mind is not into what I am doing…My mind is always into Sikhi, Sikhi, Sikhi…Like you, “I keep contemplating an escape and prayerfully beseeching Waheguru to take me away from here and place me in the midst of Panthic seva.”.
    Perhaps our beloved Waheguru would bless us and shower us with seva of Khalsa Panth…I love my Khalsa, I love my Sikh family.
    In today’s time, when so many sikhs are becoming ‘Patit’, it hurts like anything.
    Kindly guide me and lets join hands and do Ardaas before our Waheguru that we realize our ultimate goal of life.
    In anticipation of your reply….

    Regards,
    Meet Kamal Kaur

  4. mandeep Badhan aka (Singh.From.Nairobi) said,

    December 13, 2006 at 5:42 pm

    (passing through saw this site.) i my self im from kenya been in the uk for 6yrs.like wot u have done with the camp.

  5. December 14, 2006 at 7:04 am

    Dear Lakhvir

    I am writing a kind of educational story for my students in Germany. The first parts are already online (see URL above). It deals with finding material on the web that can be used in the classroom for a presentation. The topic is “The Life of Sikhs in Britain”. The posters you have designed are not only beautiful and have a powerful message but could be used to elicit questions as they need clarification for people not familiar with the Sikh faith.

    Could I possibly use one or more as illustrations for the educational story. I would, of course, put in a link to your website and attribute the source. I would be extremely grateful.

    Yours Dierk Andresen

  6. rana t.s said,

    February 16, 2007 at 7:10 am

    hi lakhvir

    believe me bro you are not alone in your bliss for satguru. i am just so proud to be a sikh and wish you all the best in your endevours

    yours in sikhism
    T.S Rana

  7. Sajeev Singh said,

    March 13, 2007 at 2:10 am

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh,

    Those posters are amazing veerji. I would like to put some up at the Toronto Nagar Kirtan this April. Any comments/advice?

    Fateh!
    -Sajeev

  8. H Singh said,

    June 28, 2007 at 10:05 am

    Vaheguru Ji ka Khalsa Vaheguru ji ki Fateh!

    Thank you veer ji for taking time out and expressing yourself via this blog. Indeed it is a very inspirational and educational blog. Keep it up.

    I just wanted to inform you and all the readers of this blog about an Akhand Path happening in Gurudwara, Kericho on the 13th to 15th July 2007. Sangat coming from around the world for the barsi of Bhai Sahib Bhai Norang Singh ji.

    If you have time and can spare some time, please come down and join the sangat in prayer.

    Good luck with everything and may Guru ji keep you and your family in chardikala.

    Vaheguru Ji ka Khalsa Vaheguru ji ki Fateh!

  9. August 25, 2007 at 3:26 pm

    I am presently posting raags in Kirtan in the best way that I knoe how to. Feedback from you will be of great assistance.
    website : sikhphilosophy.net
    thread: kirtan with english sub-titles

    This thread was created with the intention of helping new sikhs connect to sikhi.
    Hope you enjoy it.

    Santokh

  10. September 7, 2007 at 7:27 am

    Lakhvir Singh, Sikhi is an external robe that you wear. There is no differece in your Guru & You. “Man tun Jyot saroop hain Apna mool pachaan” You need to identify your divine capabilities. You need to be Universal mindset if sikhi is to be practiced within. Sikhi comes to people, not being a sikh practicing cultural ethics, rather it inducts to human beings who love & heal the soul of all human beings. eg; Bhagat Puran Singh was a sikh, mother teresa was too a sikh.

    When you quote Panth it resembles a narrow Political surrounding, When you quote Waheguru You take something from your inside & place it above you
    an ideal. Lakhvir You are gem soul. Try to read & feel Guru Nanak within you. You may find what are we here for & what best can we perform.

  11. mgosal said,

    April 27, 2008 at 7:43 am

    Thirkans, chamars

    Why do thirkans and chamars have separate Gurudwara’s I think it is wrong. didn’t the khalsa abolish hindu slavery of caste system?

  12. Harman Deepak Singh said,

    August 12, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Sat Siri Aakal Veer ji,

    Tusi ek vadiya kam kar rahe ho, aass karda hain ke age vi karde rahoge, waheguru bhala kare

  13. ROBBY said,

    September 12, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    WAHE GURU JI KA KHALSA WAHE GURU JI KI FATHE. KOM NU ‘ WAKE UP ‘ KARN DE TUHADI KOSHISH JUROOR KAM AAVE GI. BOLE……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….SHONE HAL. SAT SRI AKAL. KEEP IT UP.

  14. gurmeet kaur said,

    June 30, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Sat Shri Akaal …

    veer ji, you are an inspiration. may Babaji bless u and give u the strength to achieve ure goal..

    also, i would like to subsrcibe to your blog, n i cant find the link.please help me with it.
    thank you

    regards & Gur Fateh

  15. amandeep singh bakshi said,

    September 21, 2009 at 8:43 am

    waheguru ji da khalsa waheguru ji di fateh

    Paji its good to hear from that we still have some passionate people around i will be always there for you in helping our community to grow.incase of any support donot hessitate and let me know.

  16. Daljit Singh said,

    January 15, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Dear Lakhvir,

    Having lived abroad all my life I can very much relate to your feelings.

    Your views and sentiments are held by many, but not all of us have your gift of expression and sincerity.

    May God bless you with the health and time and energy required to once again inspire us.

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

    Daljit


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