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unsure if seva?

asked 2015-04-22 17:18:19 -0500

Jaskirat Kaur gravatar image

updated 2015-04-23 02:27:17 -0500

I am a Sikh and I deeply enjoy doing seva. I feel incomplete without doing seva atleast once a week at the Gurdwara, ( I would do more but I can't drive). Sadly because I can't drive, I can't do any other form of community service besides seva and a couple of people suggested that I get a community service paper signed by the people at our Gurdwara. I don't want to get the paper signed because I feel guilty.( I need it for college ) .... my mom said that it was ok to get it signed because God knows that I did seva out of dedication, love, and faith. Yet, I feel super guilty. Should I get a paper signed stating I did community service..? I am extremely doubtful because I feel wierd and guilty. People who do Seva with me keep telling me how amazed that are with me capable of doing even for a long period of time. I have also made new friends in a way with older men and women who do Seva. I don't want them to think that I only did Seva to complete hours for community service. But then again I have limitations. My mom and I can't drive and my dad is busy at work all day so I have no ride to a medical Center or a place to do actual community service. ...And i think i could just tell them and they would understand, but i would still feel uncomfortable. What would you suggest Guru's gifted Sangat ji?

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answered 2015-04-23 16:11:49 -0500

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updated 2015-05-07 10:04:30 -0500

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Guru Ji, is our antarjamee. He knows all our inner pains and feelings. I understand why you will feel guilty, but its not like you've done something wrong or lied.

If you done it with love then why feel guilty.

Use it for college, might help you get a place. Then after you graduate, you can give more back to your community after you get a job.

Hope this helps.

May Guru Ji bless you and i hope you get into the college you want.

Please forgive me if i said anything wrong or offensive.

Edit: I hope you didn't mind me posting this on another forum. Hope this helped http://www.sikhsangat.com/index.php?/topic/76938-seva-help/

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

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answered 2015-05-07 10:14:24 -0500

Guruka Singh gravatar image

The people who do seva with you know your heart through your face, your words, your actions and your smile. Never worry about what anyone else thinks of you. If you need the paper for school, then get it signed. Your seva is true. Guru Ji knows your situation. You are his daughter, just ask him to show you what he wants you to do. It will all unfold naturally. Don't dwell on what you can't do (like driving) just pay attention to the opportunities Guru Ji shows you for what you CAN do. There will be lots!

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