Tuesday, June 19, 2007

My father owns a Mill

Satnam Singh was bearly 8 years old when one day while playing in school other kids asked him what does he want to become when he grows up. His answer was flat and plain, "My father owens a Mill." Basically he simply meant that I need to worry about that my father has a business which will offer me permanent seat anyway.

This conversation was overheard by his father who was there to drop his lunch. That day he decided that he will not give his entire estate to his son just like this. His son will have to climb the every step of the ladder o EARN it. When Satnam Singh completed his basic schooling he was asked to work in the mill with other workers and he will get the same salary what they get, so he can learn to sustain himself in the bare minimum income. The other idea was to learn about their concerns, to pick up their thought process, to take the responsibilities what they carried while on this position.

The next step of the ladder was to become the supervisor of his department. After some hard work he was moved there to learn his part of responsibility. It was to learn about what he had to do to get work from other people and keeping a good communication between workers and higher authorities in the mill. That was the time when Satnam Singh was married to Beant Kaur. His salary was increased as per supervisor standards. He was then to live with in that income and moreover to lcope up with household responsibilities while handling his job effectively.

The time came when he was promoted to manager's position. Now it was to put himself in Manager's shoes and think from his prospective. That was the time when he was blessed with a son too. His houshold work was also increased. The financial pressure also got increased along the way. He kept moving slowly and steadily.

Finally the day arrived when he eventually made to the highest chair in the Mill. HIs father then asked him to work with him and learn about my concerns and responsibilies before I give this chair to you. Satnam Singh took his job very seriously and became the most famous businessman in the area. He respected all of his employees since he had been there himself. He knew what it took there to make living. And the family pressure while you are living on the bare minimum income also taught him about their pains and struggles. He appreciated his "Father's Mill" way more now.

Sachay Patshah right from the beginning made us someone's child to teach what to expect from father and mother. Then HE gave us education of this world so we can start thinking in the right direction. HE blessed us with Married life to teach us the beautiful relationship between us "soul brides" and HIM the "Husband Lord." Furthermore HE blessedus with children to teach us the role of fathers and mothers, the givers, the protectors, the providers and HE gave us the expectations from our children that how they will become youth one day and serve us, make us feel proud with their pure Karmas.

Sachay Patshah wants us to go through everthing to learn practically about HIS "MILL" before HE hands us over.

Pitaa Mayro Bado Dhanni
Dun Guru Gobind Singh Pita
Bhayee Praapat Manukh Dehuriaa
Gobind Milan Kee Eh Teri Bariyaa
Awar Kaaj Taray Kittay Na Kaam
Mil Saadh Sangat Bhaj Kewal NAAM


sikhimedia said...

Akhand Jaap at Gurdwara Singh Sabha London East,720-730 High Road, Seven Kings, Ilford, Essex, IG3 8ST on the 23rd June 1pm-1am

Kaptaan said...

Very Nice.