Langar by Sukshinder Shinda

ਏਕੁ ਪਿਤਾ ਏਕਸ ਕੇ ਹਮ ਬਾਰਿਕ ਤੂ ਮੇਰਾ ਗੁਰ ਹਾਈ ॥

Eaek Pithaa Eaekas Kae Ham Baarik Thoo Maeraa Gur Haaee ||

The One God is our father; we are the children of the One God. You are our Guru.

This track carries the message of our first Guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji starting Langar at a young age with only Twenty Rupees. Guru Ji father gave him Twenty Rupees to buy goods to start a business. Guru Ji on his way to the Market came across some saints who looked very weak and with the Twenty Rupees brought and distributed Langar among the poor.

What better trade could there be than helping those in need and giving them food? Guru Ji tells us this is the real profit and khara sauda (good bargain).

Our third Guru, Guru Amar Das Ji ordered that all who came to see him must first eat Guru Ka Langar as equals in the Sangat – Pahley Pangat, Peechay Sangat. Even the Emperor Akbar and the Raja of Haripur had to sit on the floor with commoners to eat as equals to nurture humility.

ਲੰਗਰੁ ਚਲੈ ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦਿ ਹਰਿ ਤੋਟਿ ਨ ਆਵੀ ਖਟੀਐ ॥

Langar Chalai Gur Sabadh Har Thott N Aavee Khatteeai ||

The Langar – the Kitchen of the Guru’s Shabad has been opened, and its supplies never run short.

Were the poor different in the times of our Gurus? No. Today Guru Ka Langar costs much more than Twenty Rupees but still exists today.

Guru continually associates Himself with the poor (the gareeb), for it is amongst the poor, Gareeb Kaa Mooh (the mouth of the poor) that is Guru Kaa Golak.

We are all irrespective of caste, creed and colour, the creation of the Divine One. There is no difference. Our Gurus have shown us how we should share our earnings with the poor (Wand Chhakna) and uphold the equal worth and oneness of all human beings and truly embrace Sarbat da Bhala (well-being of the entire humanity).

Let’s all try free our mind from ego and use our tongue to recite Guru Shabad and Naam to continue Guru Ka Langar for all.

The sale proceeds from this track will be used to help support and provide food rations to poverty stricken families in Punjab.

Dharam Seva Records would like to thank our brother Sukshinder Shinda for their continued support and work involved in this Langar project.