Monday, 19 October 2009

Leave a mark

I was thinking some, I guess 'depressing', thoughts today for some inexplicable reason. I was thinking. I'm a member of twitter, facebook, a blogger and have a lot of "friends" overseas through things like msn, yahoo etc. So I was thinking if I died today, none of them would ever know.

My status would probably stay the same on Facebook and twitter and I've left my blog alone for long periods of time before, so nothing new there eh? Nobody would ever know that I passed away.

That's when Bani really hit me. We talk about how short-term and inpermanent this life is, but I've never truthfully taken it seriously before. I don't think I'm afraid of death, rather I'm afraid...of the prospect of leaving nothing behind.

I'm not self-conceted. I don't want loads of mourners at my funeral or anything like that. But I think I don't want to leave this world having left nothing good behind for me to feel good about...I want to leave a mark (in the good way - not the psychotic Hitler way).

Before any of you start I know that that's not the reason for us being in this world. I do know that. We're here to merge with the Greatest. I know that.

But I consider my 'mark' to be my second priority. And I WILL leave one.

We're footprints in sand close to the shore. We feel firm and bold at first, but slowly we merge with the rest of the beach and we're no more.

pRB kY ismrin dUKu jmu nsY ]

prabh kai simaran dhookh jam nasai

Remembering God, the pain of death is dispelled


Mai said...

When I was much younger, I was often told something like, `You have big dreams, but you won`t change the world.`

That is exactly wrong. You will change the world. The only question is, how much and in what way. You have already have a great start with your kirpan victory.

As for being remembered, I would like to live and die anonymously, leaving only whatever good I have done (with Guru ji`s kirpaa, of course) behind as evidence that I was ever here. Of course, that ignores that not-so-good things I`ve done!!

Gupt Singhni said...


Mai said...


Mai said...

I don't know if you know about this, but I bet you'd be interested. If my calculations are correct, this would be in about 25 hours, as I write this:

Subject: Kirpan Case LIVE SHOW

On Saturday 24th October 2009 @ 815pm

EXCLUSIVE LIVE SHOW on London Kirpan Case

Sikh Channel will be airing an exclusive LIVE interview at 8.15pm. The show will be talking about recent Kirpan case at London School.

UNITED SIKHS who have been dealing with the kirpan case will be interviewed live.

You can see the LIVE Show from 8.15pm on Sky 840 and online at:;

Gupt Singhni said...

The show was interesting - somebody will probably post it up on Youtube soon (I hope).
The Singh is inspiring. I'd probably cave under parental pressure I think...