ਵੰਦ ਕੇ ਚਕਨਾ
Vand Ke Chakna
Share your Earnings
Vand ke Chakna (sharing with others)
We find ourselves accumulating worldly possessions; however, Guru Nanak Dev Ji teaches us not to carry the burden of materialistic possessions with us. Instead, we should share.
3 Pillars of Sikhism:
Vand Ke Shakna
Vand chakna, one of the three main pillars of sikhism, given to us by Guru Nanak Dev Ji (founder of sikhism). It means to share the things you have and consume it as a community.
Sikhs believe this encourages compassion and love.
ਘਾਲਿ ਖਾਇ ਕਿਛੁ ਹਥਹੁ ਦੇਇ ॥
ਨਾਨਕ ਰਾਹੁ ਪਛਾਣਹਿ ਸੇਇ ॥੧॥ (ਮ:੧, ਪੰ:੧੨੪੫)
Meaning: The one who earns his living by working hard for it, and shares his earnings,
says Nanak, that person has recognized the way to live.
We should share what we have with others. Guru Sahib teaches us that we should be selfless and being greedy is not a path of a Sikh. A Sikh can connect with Waheguru (God) by being selfless and having compassion within themselves. If there is no love within us, then we cannot find Waheguru.
How can YOU help?
Come talk to us - we have many Seva (volunteer) opportunities at the Gurdwara Sahib from helping out in the kitchen to helping to run the programs and services. We also occasionally need assistance with technology such as social media, video editing, live broadcast and filming events and again reach out via email or come talk to us in person.
Alternately - search around for local organizations and all communities have food banks, many charities that all need volunteers. We also recommend volunteering as a family, bring along your kids and teach and show them.