“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.
“My personal connection started with singing along to Kirtan in our family car as we drove from one place to another. As a child, I loved music and singing, and so Kirtan became my way to connect with Sikhi in a very deep way..."
“According to me, Vaisakhi, in the form of Khalsa Inauguration Day, is the day of peoples’ power, which converted into peoples’ struggle after connecting with the Guru. Additionally, it is also the day of happiness that comes home in the form of the..."
“I think if we start having deeper discussions about the significance of the Panj Piare and the role of the Guru Granth and the Guru Panth, then the children will relate to it more, as will the adults…"
“Realizing that you’re part of a larger whole is also accepting the fact that you can’t change everything….. If your source of strength is that of amazement, of awe, of understanding the connectedness of things..."
"You’re never too old to learn from your sangat and never too young to try something new amongst your Sangat. That’s what I’m reflecting on this Vaisakhi: The idea of space and the idea of meaningful space. And just being more aware..."
"In this episode, we cover the history of Sikhism and its basic principles. They also discuss the importance of meditation and the need to understand the native terms of Sikhi like Sicky and Saki."
“When I think about Vaisakhi, I ask myself why Vaisakhi is important to me. My mind focuses on the word Khalsa. Because Vaisakhi for the Sikhs straight way means the inauguration of the Khalsa….”