ੴ ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ ਅਕਾਲ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਅਜੂਨੀ ਸੈਭੰ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ॥
One Universal Creator God. The Name Is Truth. Creative Being Personified. No Fear. No Hatred. Image Of The Undying, Beyond Birth, Self-Existent. By Guru's Grace ~
Chant And Meditate:
ਆਦਿ ਸਚੁ ਜੁਗਾਦਿ ਸਚੁ॥
True In The Primal Beginning. True Throughout The Ages.
ਹੈ ਭੀ ਸਚੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਹੋਸੀ ਭੀ ਸਚੁ ॥੧॥
True Here And Now. O Nanak, Forever And Ever True.||1||
ਸੋਚੈ ਸੋਚਿ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਜੇ ਸੋਚੀ ਲਖ ਵਾਰ॥
By thinking, He cannot be reduced to thought, even by thinking hundreds of thousands of times.
ਚੁਪੈਚੁਪ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਜੇ ਲਾਇ ਰਹਾ ਲਿਵ ਤਾਰ॥
By remaining silent, inner silence is not obtained, even by remaining lovingly absorbed deep within.
ਭੁਖਿਆ ਭੁਖ ਨ ਉਤਰੀ ਜੇ ਬੰਨਾ ਪੁਰੀਆ ਭਾਰ॥
The hunger of the hungry is not appeased, even by piling up loads of worldly goods.
ਸਹਸ ਸਿਆਣਪਾ ਲਖ ਹੋਹਿ ਤ ਇਕ ਨ ਚਲੈ ਨਾਲਿ॥
Hundreds of thousands of clever tricks, but not even one of them will go along with you in the end.
ਕਿਵ ਸਚਿਆਰਾ ਹੋਈਐ ਕਿਵ ਕੂੜੈ ਤੁਟੈ ਪਾਲਿ॥
So how can you become truthful? And how can the veil of illusion be torn away?
ਹੁਕਮਿ ਰਜਾਈ ਚਲਣਾ ਨਾਨਕ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਨਾਲਿ ॥੧॥
O Nanak, it is written that you shall obey the Hukam of His Command, and walk in the Way of His Will. ||1||
The aim of our fund drive is to increase the amount of monthly pledges to Beaverton Gurdwara from the current total of $1700 to $3500 per month. As you already know, the current location of Beaverton Gurdwara is a leased property and the rent is $1900 per month. With all the utilities figured in, we are spending about $2500 per month. The need has been felt for some time now to hire a Bhai Sahib so that gurdwara open time could be expanded, kirtan and santhiya classes could be offered and monthly sehaj paath could be performed at Beaverton Gurdwara. Sangat of Beaverton Gurdwara also had originally come together with a future vision of a permanent gurdwara location. In order to make that vision a reality, we need to start accumulating funds so that when an opportunity arises to own a permanent location, we could move forward. Please note that all the legal, operational and financial functions of Beaverton Gurdwara are conducted under the name of Sikh Center of Oregon, which is a non-profit religious organization.
Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh
We have started signing up for the akhand paath seva to celebrate Guru Nanak Dev ji's Prakash Purab during Friday to Sunday, November 7 - 9. Please see the schedule below and write back with your request for paath seva - requests are honored on a first come, first serve basis so please do write back promptly if you are able to serve. An akhand paath is always a collaborative effort at Beaverton Gurdwara; it's made extra special by the love and devotion that our sangat pours into it and all of us are blessed to be part of it. Food drive to benefit Oregon Food Bank would be hosted at Beaverton Gurdwara in honor of the tradition of 'Vand Chhako - share your earnings' started by Guru Nanak Dev ji. Satinder Banga would once again bring the food collection bin and we'd try to fill it by the Thanksgiving Day.
Beaverton Gurdwara would also host an evening kirtan divan on the day of Guru Nanak Dev ji's Prakash Purab, Thursday, November 6 from 6 to 8 pm. We hope Guru ki Sangat would join us in celebrating this divine occasion.
Please also mark your calendars for the following events to be held at Beaverton Gurdwara in the near future:
December 21: Shahidi Purab event in memory of Four Sahibzaday, tentative plans for Blood Donation Drive, special Sunday divan by youth of Beaverton Gurdwara.
December 26, 27 and 28: Akhand Paath to celebrate Prakash Purab of Guru Gobind Singh ji, warm clothing drive to benefit Human Solutions of Portland
December 31: New Year's Eve kirtan program to sing in new year
Saturday, November 2
9:30 to 10:30 am - Sukhmani Sahib
10:30 to 11:30 am - Kirtan Class for youth
11:00 to 11:30 am - Naam Simran
11:30 to 1:00 pm - Kirtan by sangat
1:00 pm - Samapti followed by Guru ka Langar
1:45 to 2:45 pm - Punjabi class and kirtan class for adults
Please bless us with darshan of Guru ki Sangat. We hope to see you at Beaverton Gurdwara.
With gratitude and GurFateh,
Sevadaars of Beaverton Gurdwara