Tuesday, January 23, 2007


Sorry, i have been silent for a long time.
It is about time i am updating, but where do i start there is so much to tell. Okay, i will tell what made me really happy this week.

First i have to explain, we are about to move. Date of moving delayed twice because of health problems and they are the reason in the first place why we move to another place. My little car (Fiat Panda) is actually a great car, once the back seat is flat i shifted complete villages of Punjabi's and there stuff. So we use it for bringing over the smaller things and like a busy bee (it is a yellow car...)it goes from one place to another. Usually i am listening to kirtan and lately Snatam Kaur is almost on every time.
Now because this car is so practical, my husband uses it it too. Did i ever introduce my husband? No, well he is a really (wheelie, thank you fgt)nice man, but my wheelie big problem with him is that he is a non believer. Of the very hard sort. That made me very sad by times, but now i came to except it. Things are like they are...
So to my great suprise, suddenly he was singing along with Snatam Kaur!!! Full Mool Mantra! You read well: full Mool Mantra! I was so happy...
I know it is not going to change him, he is not going to convert or wear a turban suddenly, i know, i wheelie know. But for me, it counted.
It was like a little miracle. I know the power of the word, the power of The Word. Very often i am sitting in gurdwara, not able to understand everything, but just the same i am deeply touched by the wonderful Bani. And now this Word has touched my hubbie.
I looked at him, wanting to say something about what i felt. But i knew i was pushing my luck, so i kept silent and let the Word do what had to be done.
Thank you Snatam Kaur!


Blogger Balbir Singh said...


Thursday, January 25, 2007 8:52:00 AM  
Anonymous satvinder said...

wheelie touched me...

I wheelie wanted to write more but little time today so in short: try "sneakily scattering" or "absently leaving" CD's like "keep on walking" and then ones of kirtan that's easy to listen to like that sung by wahe guru kaur ji. Don't say anything... just leave it lying around in "easy to find" places ;o)

You never know, it might spark and interest. Re: the "conversion" thing. I learned that it's not something that can be forced... gentle hints are fine but it's all down to waheguru's kirpa. If He so wishes then He will draw veer ji near to Him.

Above all keep your own faith and practice intact. And stay Happpppyyy!!! Always.

ps. Sorry if I'm intruding in leaving this comment. I know you're sharing quite a personal experience. Once again sorry for the intrusion.

Thursday, January 25, 2007 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous satvinder said...

pps. I don't have all the answers... and my comment is by no means fool proof or an attempt to display any kind of superior wisdom. It's just something that I tried and gradually bore a positive effect [to my astonishment!] (",)

Thursday, January 25, 2007 11:43:00 AM  
Blogger Prabhu Singh said...

He learned the mool mantra, just by listening to it? That's pretty awesome. I think most people read it at least once before ever reciting it. Does your husband also know the general meaning of the mool mantra? It's so universal, even for 'hard' liners it's still easy to understand and appreciate. I'm sure you two must share some sacred beliefs. To be a Sikh (a learner) you really need the spark from within to push you in the direction of learning on this path.

Thursday, January 25, 2007 7:40:00 PM  
Blogger manpreet kaur said...

-Thank you for visiting Balbir Ji

- Hey sweet Satvinder, you are never intruding! You are right, these little hints are much better than real missionary work. More effective to someone who is convinced of something else. And yes, "Keep omn walking" is in my collection of car cd's.

- Prabhu Ji, my husband knows more or less what is said in Mool Mantra. Because i told him many times how important this is for me; Mool Mantra is really my foundation, my mool.
And i know this spark is there deep in him, for so many reasons he is not aware of it, but i can see it.
So i will not give up hope that everything will be alright.
I know who is on my side!

Thursday, January 25, 2007 8:50:00 PM  

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