Vaaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaaheguru Ji Ki Fateh
The Panth Awakens
ਇਸੁ ਗ੍ਰਿਹ ਮਹਿ ਕੋਈ ਜਾਗਤੁ ਰਹੈ ॥ ਸਾਬਤੁ ਵਸਤੁ ਓਹੁ ਅਪਨੀ ਲਹੈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
Those who remain awake in this house are very rare – in doing so, they retain their entire wealth.
ਸੋ ਜਾਗੈ ਜਿਸੁ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਕਿਰਪਾਲੁ ॥ ਇਹ ਪੂੰਜੀ ਸਾਬਤੁ ਧਨੁ ਮਾਲੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ਦੂਜਾ ॥੨੦॥੮੯॥
That person alone is awake, unto whom God shows Mercy. This investment, wealth and property shall remain intact.
The past year has witnessed significant activity throughout the global Sikh community. In protest to the continued detention of Sikh political prisoners, Bapu Surat Singh became an iconic symbol for nonviolent resistance, the Panth gave an overwhelming response to a call for a Sarbat Khalsa, Sikh-led organizations brought relief and assistance to thousands of people in war and disaster torn areas of the world, and even in North America, Sikhs have involved themselves in national political stages and grassroots organizations to effect community development and improvement. The empowerment, hope and energy infused within the Panth is palpable. In many ways, one might feel as though there has been a Panthic awakening.
“The Panth Awakens” and how this relates to our own self-awakening, how the steps involved in becoming individually awakened are correlated to lasting Panthic progress, and how we continue to stay involved and keep energies focused on tangible results is the theme of this year’s annual Gurmat retreat hosted by the Sikh Youth Alliance of North America (SYANA).
This year’s Gurmat retreat will be held from May 27 to May 30, 2016 at YMCA Camp Storer, Jackson, MI just over an hour from the Detroit Metro airport. We are hard at work to provide some of the best speakers and activists in North America to facilitate workshops, discussions, and lectures. Open to all young adults, ages 18 – 30, we hope you will be able to join us as we learn from each other, inspire one another and work together to harness the knowledge and emotion of Guru’s shabad.
We will be providing updates on speakers and workshops via our Facebook page. To register visit our website. We hope to see you soon!
Vaaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaaheguru Ji Ki Fateh!