Sunday, 29 August 2010

Winners V Losers

The Winner is always part of the answer;
The Loser is always part of the problem.

The Winner always has a program;
The Loser always has an excuse.

The Winner says, "Let me do it for you";
The Loser says, "That is not my job."

The Winner sees an answer for every problem;
The Loser sees a problem for every answer.

The Winner says, "It may be difficult but it is possible";
The Loser says, "It may be possible but it is too difficult."

When a Winner makes a mistake, he says, "I was wrong";
When a Loser makes a mistake, he says, "It wasn't my fault."

A Winner makes commitments;
A Loser makes promises.

Winners have dreams;
Losers have schemes.

Winners say, "I must do something";
Losers say, "Something must be done."

Winners are a part of the team;
Losers are apart from the team.

Winners see the gain;
Losers see the pain.

Winners see possibilities;
Losers see problems.

Winners believe in win-win;
Losers believe for them to win someone has to lose.

Winners see the potential;
Losers see the past.

Winners are like a thermostat;
Losers are like thermometers.

Winners choose what they say;
Losers say what they choose.

Winners use hard arguments but soft words;
Losers use soft arguments but hard words.

Winners stand firm on values but compromise on petty things;
Losers stand firm on petty things but compromise on values.

Winners follow the philosophy of empathy: "Don't do to others what you would not want them to do to you";
Losers follow the philosophy, "Do it to others before they do it to you."

Winners make it happen;
Losers let it happen.

Winners plan and prepare to win.
The key word is preparation.

Khalsa Camp 2010

Back from Khalsa Camp 2010. Another year gone by and learning alot more. Can't wait till next year!!

KC is a week away from this chaotic life we all live and allows us to build our jeevan and to meet our guru.

Tag line Discover the Spirit Within

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KC hoodies for the first time.... Amazing

Amazing Lectures

"The Way of a Gurmukh" by Bhai Surjit Singh

How a gurmukh should be and live.

"Panth Di Seva" by Bhai Manvir Singh

Talk on the biggest seva needed to be done by a gursikh. TEACHING and how can we teach...... by being an example for others. Don't need to become a speaker or a leader, just need to live a gursikhi jeevan and help other to do so to.

"Sikhism and Humanism" by Dr Gurnam Singh

Talk on is sikhi logical? Made us all think and made us realise that we can't take things for granted we need to do our own research and be able to talk about what we believe.

"United Sikhs" by Bhai Ravjeet Singh followed by "Sikhi in their Jobs" by Bibi Mandeep Kaur

Talk on the seva united sikhs is doing today and has done and how we can help change lives of people less fortunate.

Followed by talk from Bibi Mandeep Kaur about Sikhi in her job as the first sikh and first woman chapalin in the British Army. She spoke how she hss to fight for Sikhs to wear their dastar and not have to trim their beards. Also she spoke about how she helps these people through hard times and keeps their sikhi strong.

"Actions Speak Louder Than Words" by Bhai Tarsem Singh

Amazing lecture. Very different to all the others. This lecture was told through a story and was rated GG - Gurmukh Guidance, unsuitable for those afraid of facing reality.

"Sarbat Da Bhalla" by Bhai Satnam Singh and Bhai Surjit Singh

What does this mean? We say it everyday in Ardas but do we live by it? Bhai Kanhaiya ji did so did many other gursikhs of the past.

With amazing workshops on various topics such as "Youth and Social Issues" "Family Values" and "Chat with the Elder Singh." In these workshops you were split into smaller groups and rotated through all the workshops and different topics being allowed to broaded your mind and ask questions.

Also Q&A sessions held through out the week answering questions from the questions boxes around around the camp.

Best Part --> Sangat and the Darbar Sahib. Nitnem and Keertan was amazing as always. A chance to put what you learn into practise in the darbar sahib. Learn to have faith in your guru...Learn to speak to your guru and most importantly...Learn to love your guru


KC pictures

Monday, 2 August 2010

Camp in Leeds

Last week was the annual camp at Chapeltown Gurdwara in Leeds. Each year they have the week camp for all ages based on a theme. This years theme was Raj Karega Khalsa. The talks that were given inspired many kids. We spoke about Baba Deep Singh, Mai Bhago, Bhai Hari Singh Nayal and Sant Jarnail Singh Bhinderwale.

Originally uploaded by HKaur92

Originally uploaded by HKaur92

There was a very goof turn out during the week. The campers were able to ask questions and discuss our history and what makes us a KHALSA.

On Thursday the 7 and unders group and the 8-10 group went to the Royal Armouries to have a look at the armour of the soldiers and to look at the shastars. We also saw birds of prey and horses. The horse show was very funny especially when the horse riders missed hitting the boars which were still (we were suppose to imagine they were running in the woods).

Over all the camp was a great success with prizes, medals and t-shirts being given to the campers and inspiring them to become a true and proud Khalsa.