Thursday, 8 March 2007Angels in Seva
WaheGuru Ji Ka Khalsa, WaheGuru Ji Ke Fateh!
Seva ਸੇਵਾ (or selfless service). This is one of the highest deeds Guru Sahibhan have given us. Sikhism believes in working towards common good (sharbat da bhala) as a key principle of the Faith.
Our Eternal Guru states:-
ਸੇਵਾ ਕਰਤ ਹੋਇ ਨਿਹਕਾਮੀ ॥
One who performs selfless service, without thought of reward,
ਤਿਸ ਕਉ ਹੋਤ ਪਰਾਪਤਿ ਸੁਆਮੀ ॥
shall attain his Lord and Master.
ਸੁਖੁ ਹੋਵੈ ਸੇਵ ਕਮਾਣੀਆ ॥
you shall find peace doing selfless service.
Here we find two little angels in Gur Ki Seva at Shri Harimandir Sahib, Amritsar. They were blissfully cleaning the sarbloh utensils used for drinking water for the Sangat. I thought the above Gurbani was very poignant after seeing this photo. WaheGuru!