Monday, 31 January 2011

Isn't it Strange?

Most Sikhs who use the internet will have come across this post. So why is it, then, that it hits me every time I read it? Maybe because I know I never try hard enough to change myself. Maybe because I know it's completely true.

Isn't it strange how a £20 note seems like such a large amount when you donate it to the Gurdwara, but such a small amount when you go shopping?

Isn't it strange how 2 hours seem so long when you're at the Gurdwara, and how short they seem when you're watching a good movie?

Isn't it strange that you can't find a word to say when you're praying, but you have no trouble thinking what to talk about with a friend?

Isn't it strange how difficult and boring it is to read one chapter of the Guru Granth Sahib, but how easy it is to read 100 pages of a popular novel?

Isn't it strange how everyone wants front-row-tickets to concerts or games, but they do whatever is possible to sit at the back of the Gurdwara?

Isn't it strange how we need to know about an event for the Gurdwara 2-3 weeks before the day so we can include it in our agenda, but we can adjust it for other events in the last minute?

Isn't it strange how difficult it is to learn a fact about Waheguru to share it with others, but how easy it is to learn, understand, extend and repeat gossip?

Isn't it strange how we believe everything that magazines and newspapers say, but we question the words in the Guru Granth Sahib?

Isn't it strange how everyone wants a place in heaven, but they don't want to believe, do, or say anything to get there?

Isn't it strange how we send jokes in e-mails and they are forwarded right away, but when we are going to send messages about Waheguru, we think about it twice before we share it with others?


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