“Everything starts in the Sikh culture from Guru Nanak Sahib. And when Guru Nanak references the word Vai-sakhi, he actually brings it out of nature. Sak is a branch. If you look at humanity as being the tree symbolism..."
“Vaisakhi is a time for gathering, for the Sikh Panth to come together; to learn from each other, to be inspired by each other, and to gain wisdom and inspiration from the Guru. To come to the path of the Guru for personal and Panthic transformation,”
“First Vaisakh, a unique event that had never happened before, occurred. The Tenth Sovereign, the Father, Guru Gobind Singh Sahib, inaugurated the Khalsa and then bowed before them to be given the Gift of Amrit..."
‘Vaisakhi’ holds a special place in our tradition and culture. When I focus on the word 'Vaisakhi,’ I see two types of information regarding its derivation. First, there is a 'Visakha' constellation among 27 constellations..."
“Vaisakhi historically is a time of harvest and transformation, and it’s a time of breaking certain bonds, breaking certain ideas that have kept us down in some way, understanding that we’re part of a larger community with a larger role in the world..."
“Vaisakhi is, in my mind, a culmination of Guru Sahib’s Guru Sabad merging with the Guru Panth. The wisdom and the personification became one,” he explains.
The author descends into an exploration of what connects her most to Vaisakhi and its roots. She shares her deep connection to Sabad while acknowledging that she has yet to be graced with the “Five Gifts.”
The initiation rites or ceremonies without a doctrine get reduced to mere meaningless rituals. Without the Nash doctrine, the Vaisakhi for the Sikhs can not be located as a transformative historical event.
Inni Kaur descends into an exploration of what connects her most to Vaisakhi and its roots. Listen as she reflects back on her life.
Anupreet Kaur , Advisory Council at Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) shares her reflection on Vaisakhi.