ਜੇਹਾ ਚੀਰੀ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਤੇਹਾ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਕਮਾਹਿ ॥ ਘਲੇ ਆਵਹਿ ਨਾਨਕਾ ਸਦੇ ਉਠੀ ਜਾਹਿ ॥੧॥
“As His Decree is issued, so is His Command obeyed. Those who are sent, come, O Nanak; when they are called back, they depart and go. ||1||” (Guru Angad Dev Ji, Saarang Raag, ang 1239). Bhai Sahib Ji kept a hunger strike to help to raise issue of Sikh political prisoners and other prisoners of other faiths who had completed their jail terms but were still rotting in jails without a voice. Although the hunger strike ended twice, to the disappointment of lot of people in the community, it is undeniable that a single man took it upon himself to raise an issue on an international level and brought it to the front of the Sikh community’s psyche. We should do ardaas for Bhai Sahib’s departed soul, and do Ardaas for ourselves that Guru Ji saves us from wavering from the path of Sikhi and our commitment to the Guru-Panth (Sikh nation). 🙏🏻 #activist#humanrights#death#sikh#sikhi#panth#humanity#praying
Pops, every time I think about you I hurt inside. You left all of us too soon... I remember telling you how I never had a real close relationship with any of my grandpas, and that everyone was so lucky to have you for so long in their lives... I am so glad to have been able to share your last moments living with you and your family. I can still hear your last words to me ringing in my ear as clear as day... I love you too Pops. Nobody can ever replace you.
I missed my one year anniversary of betterwithmyhands!! I knew it was soon & missed it by a day.
366 days of fronting up to my issues, speaking my truth & putting it out into the world.
Even though I started this for myself I wanted to say thank you to everyone who’s come along on this journey with me - your support, kind words & likes mean the world. Going in I didn’t think I’d have this much to say, how much it would help or that any of this would resonate so much.
And to those of you in this crazy little community who continue to share your stories the biggest thanks go. I have found similar stories, pains I have never imagined & so much inspiration. Thank you, thank you, thank you.