BENEFITING: SURAT SIKH CONFERENCE INC
EVENT DATE: Apr 07, 2013
Hello Everyone! This is an annual fundrasing event that is held in NYC. Your support really matters. The organizations that will benefit from this fundraser are Saldef, Ensaaf, Surat, This Sikh Coalition, and EcoSikh. These organizations work really hard to make sure that we as Sikhs safe. Now is the time for us to give back to them. My only request to you all is to donate! NO DONATION WILL BE CONSIDERED SMALL!
Dasvandh or Dasaundh, literally means a "tenth part" and refers to the practice among Sikhs of contributing in the name of the Guru one-tenth of their earnings towads the common resources of the community. This is their religious obligation — a religious requirement or duty; a form of seva or humble service which is highly valued in the Sikh system. The concept of dasvandh was implicit in Guru Nanak’s own Gurbani in the line: "ਘਾਲਿ ਖਾਇ ਕਿਛੁ ਹਥਹੁ ਦੇਇ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਰਾਹੁ ਪਛਾਣਹਿ ਸੇਇ ॥੧॥ One who works for what he eats, and gives some of what he has - O Nanak, he knows the Path (1)" (SGGS p 1245) The idea of sharing and giving is symbolised by the institutions of langar (community kitchen) for the sangat (holy assembly) that the Guru has established.