The Sikh Bookshelf
By Bhai Sahib Bhai Vir Singh; Translated by M.L. Mongia
This is an English translation of Bhai Sahib Bhai Vir Singh's classic text. It is a 1st edition, publsihed in 2010 by Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan. It is a new soft cover book of 257 pages.
The writings of Bhai Sahib Bhai Vir Singh are an amazing treasure. He not only portrays Sikh history faithfully, he infuses it with life and spirit as if he witnessed it first hand. This slim book tell 94 stories from the life of Guru Gobind Singh ji, beginning from his birth in Panta Sahib and taking us through the Battle of Banghani Sahib and the Guru's glorious return to Anandpur Sahib. It is written in such a way that it appeal to children as well as adults, capturing details that you've never heard before.
In mid- May, we made the journey to Belo Horizonte in Brazil to lead a wonderful and inspiring Khalsa Women's Training weekend. With Pritpal Kaur - CEO of 3HO Foundation (3ho.org) and Guru Sangat Kaur - head of ABAKY (www.abaky.org.br), we shared some powerful moments with 163 women from Brazil and all over South America.
Together we shared two wonderful days of meditation, yoga, banis, and Guru's Darbar. One of the great thing about sharing time with Khalsa women, is that they are so wise and graceful. Even though this was called a "training weekend", the instructors were each and every woman who attended. Pritpal, Guru Sangat, and I were merely the conductors.
For me, the highlight of the weekend was gathering on Saturday night high above the city in Pope's Square (Praca do Papa) to meditate for the welfare of Brazil. With the cold wind blowing through our shawls, over a hundred wise women lifted their joint prayer of grace and protection for the people of Brazil.
Much love and booming GURFATEH to all Khalsa Women is all lands. May your light shine to guide the way of all mankind.
(Thanks to Tanysa Machado for the great picture!)