Today having absorbed the Shabad a little, I thought of the 5 Gursikhs in my life, who have brought me to the door of His Mansion. They are Bhajandeep Singh, Jasprit Singh, Bhagwan Singh, Ravneet Singh and Harmandeep Singh. There was a time when I didn’t even know what Amrit was. It was all around me but I wandered like a deranged traveler confusing oasis for a mirage. I came to know about the 5 morning Baanis for the first time, wanted to recite them. But I was told that it could be done only at Amrit Vela. So Jasprit veerji took up the initiative to bring me to Khalsa House. We, along with Bhajan veerji and Bhagwan veerji, used to do Paath, filling the first hours of the day with the Naam of the Pure One.
At that time I knew it was a life changing experience, ‘coz when you experience Him through Gurbani, you understand life for the first time. The love in the voice of Bhagwan veerji was so immaculate, he mesemerizes one and all when he sings Keertan or does Paath. Bhajan veerji has always lead by setting great examples, his discipline and commitment told me Sikhi was not just a religion. It was marrying your soul with the Lord.
I met all these Gursikhs thank to Ravneet veerji, his brief stint at MS when I joined made sure I got actively involved in SOCH group. All this while, as I was learning the good qualities that make you a Sikh, there was a push from behind, that made sure I didn’t fall back to my wretched self. That was from Harmandeep veerji, his humble nature, deep understanding of all things and self-criticism just completed the experience for me.
I cannot write more, I just hope we all meet again at Ravneet veerji’s wedding on 6th June. And again there will be Anhat Baani, Gur Shabad Jaani, Har Naam Har Ras Bhogo.
Waheguru ji ka Khalsa
Waheguru ji ki Fateh