Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Sikhs in America – The Land of Opportunity!

The article below outlines the stress and struggle faced by Sikhs in America. I say, what stress? Being a true gursikh and being stressful are oxymoron. A true Gursikh never gets stressed no matter what comes in their way! Actually it is easier than ever to be a Sikh in America after September 11 tragedy since it has awakened the Sikh community up and assert there right to be an American like everyone else be it an Italian-American, Jewish American, or an African American. America is truly one of the lands of opportunity, even more for Sikhs than for non-Sikhs because of our good work ethics, good discipline, emphasis on family, and interest in acquiring knowledge and educating ourselves. A Sikh boy or girl can go to any school or college or university, A Sikh can work for alomost any company, and practise Sikhi in peace. If issue of turban and kirpan comes, and if one company denies employment or one university denies education to us, there is always another or worst come worst we can always self educate ourself and open our own companies. Books and computers are are available everywhere. The opportunities are just unlimited, we just have to continue having the right mindset for it, which comes from reading and getting inspiration from our Guru Granth Sahib. I want to give a few famous quotes for having the right mindset:

“Manjeete Jagjeete”
Conquer your mind then you can conquer the World
Guru Nanak

“Our life is what our thoughts make it”
Marcus Aurelius

"Can't see God in all, can't see God at all"
Siri Singh Sahib

Every Sikh needs to think America as a land of opportunity in their mind and set our goals real high. Sikhs can be even stronger in North America if we apply ourselves to educating ourselves about everything including Sikhi and Punjabi, educating Sikhs and non-Sikhs about Sikhi (not asking for their sympathy but showing the real beauty, compassion, love, peaceful side of Sikhi, conquering our fears of other cultures and religions which comes from ignorance. I say it is a relatively an easy task, and with the right mindset, great things can be achieved. I would not be surprised to see a Sikh U.S. President or a Canadian Sikh Prime Minister in the next 100 years. The author has done a great job on researching facts, history and lives of Sikhs and there is no denying that Sikhs have been struggling since arriving on this continent due to racism, bad laws etc. Anyways, please read and comment on the post or article if you like:

http://www.sikhspectrum.com/092002/survival.htm

4 Comments:

Blogger ਿੲਕ ਿਸੰਘ said...

re: your comment on project:gurmukhi:
Paaji ki dasiya tanu! you're 10 years ahead of me in this game. no one's spared in this cycle...:)

the only blog i seem to visit these days is solarider...and even that's because of my daughter...she loves the pics of babies he posts on there. you should visit his and manvir khalsa's (i don't have the links but if you go to m-singh's you can get em from there on the right side)...i use m-singh's blog as my launching point :)...btw did you hear about that 21 year old kid from england who made $1 mil...selling 1 million pixels of add space for $1/pixel? http://www.milliondollarhomepage.com

people are stupid! there's so much poverty in this world...that...!

anyways...next time i come to yuba(hopefully not too soon! if you know what i mean! ;))...i'll give you a ring. maybe we could meetup for lunch(during your lunch hour). i haven't forgotten my obligations (to you and others) either. right now other priorities i guess. :(

Waheguru Waheguru Waheguru Sat Nam!

4:45 PM, January 12, 2006  
Blogger REDNECK said...

Satsriakal Singhrus person,

I read your post on the other forum and decided to pay you a visit. I would have thought that Ik Singh Ji may have been more forward with the truth as it is he who labelled me a redneck but as I understand you too have decided to jump on his slanderous bandwagon and attack me, I am still waiting for you to admonish him for what he had to say about me but as yet you have taken a one-sided case and supported your old buddy, well let me make it clear to both beavus and butthead that I have supported sikhnet financially and have also supported 3ho for all the activities including their south american tour, just because their are other issues which deserve more attention does not mean that I should change my standards to suit your standards, my poetry is very important to me and if anyone abuses their authority then I will come down on them like a tonne of bricks and their is nothing hateful about that, I hate aurangzeb but not muslims if you had actually understood the poem you would have realised how it was written in full respect of islam but you favour a knee jerk reaction more.

I will not be adding anyposts to the redneck site because I have a life I dont spend my whole life on the computer I prefer to engage in the community and and make a difference where it matters, nothing is acheived through the internet, like yogi bhajan once said "we know more now about what are ancestors could care less to think about", blogging is pointless in my personal opinion.

Gurfateh!!!

Inderjit Singh Dhillon
aka proud redneck

By the way the one line at the top of my original post was a famous song by a group called the rednecks look it up on the internet I am sure you have plenty of free time.

4:27 AM, January 15, 2006  
Blogger SikhsRus said...

I have nothing to say to you anymore.

10:12 AM, January 15, 2006  
Blogger SikhsRus said...

Redneck,

I just read your post above and realized how mistunderstood it is. If you read my post on Ik Singh's blog, it was not an attack or sarcastic remark on you being a redneck or something or your poem. Only thing I don't like is you generalizing all western or 3HO sikhs. But anyways, I really don't know the details as to what Ik Singh had said or how he attacked you.

8:18 AM, January 19, 2006  

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