Sikh Missionary Society U.K. (Regd)
10, Featherstone Road. Southall, Middx, U.K. UB2 5AA
Tel: +44 020 8574 1902
Fax: +44 020 8574 1912
Reg Charity No: 262404
Drugs and Discretion
Drugs, sex, AIDS and murders, go hand in hand. Their graph is constantly on rise. Keeping an eye on the newspapers just for a week will show you the monstrous trend. Prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of drugs, and its corollaries mean an expenditure of billions of dollars annually. It is a real, major, very expensive, as well as rapidly spreading and serious problem. It has no regard for the age, sex, or country. The root of the problem lies with the individual and it is governed by Sangat - Law of Association. Guru Granth Sahib - the Sikh Holy Book, says -
sqsMgiq imil ibbyk buiD hoeI ]
sqsMgiq imil ibbyk buiD hoe ]
Sat.sangat.e mille bibaek budhe hoee
A good association sharpens wisdom
like philosopher's stone that turns iron into gold.
cMdn kY sMig qrvr ibgirE ]About the bad association, Kabir says -
so qrvru cMdnu hoie inbirE ]
cMdn kY sMig qrvru ibgirAo ]
so qrvru cMdn hoE inbirAo ]
Company of sandalwood changes other trees
And turns them into sandalwood!
kbIr swkq sMgu n kIjIAY dUrih jweIAYy Bwig ]To save our society from the influence of drugs, we should arrange to expose the people to the good association.
bwsnu kwro prsAYy qa kCu lwgY dwgu ]
kbIr swkq sMgu n kIjIE dUrih jweEy Bwig ]
bwsnu kwro prsIE qau kCu lwgY dwg ]
Kabir sakat. sangu naa keejiaae d.ooreh jaaee-aae bhaag-e
Baasanu kaaro paraseeaae t.ou kachhu laagaae d.aag
Shun the bad guy, run away from him.
Holding the black pot will blacken you, sure.
AMimRq kw vwpwrI hovY ikAw mid CUCY Bwa Dry ]One who is in the search of a nobler life, shuns intoxicants, because the real intoxication is in chanting the name of God -
Am¡q kw vwpwrI hovY ikAw mid CUCY Bwau Dry ]
Amr;it. ka vaapaaree hovaae keaa mad.d.chhoochhaae bhaao dh:arae
What does he care for wine
Who trades in the nectar divine.
rwm rswieix jo rqy nwnk sc AmlI ]
rwm rsweix jo rqy nwnk sc AmlI ]
Raam rasaa-en.e jo rat.t.ay Naanak sach amlee
Immersed in the name of Lord,
Delve in the intoxicant true.
hoCw mdu cwiK hoey qum bwvr dulB jnmu AkwrQ ]The subtle and healthy influence of congregation, backed up by association with the good people, good role models at home, good friends, as well as constructive activities and education, is the real path of deliverance from drugs and related crimes. Just give it a fair trial! By attaching to God, goodness and courage to stand against drugs develops.
hoCw mdu cwiK hoE qum bwvr dulB jnmu AkwrQ ]
Hochha mad.d.u chaakhe hoaet.umm baavar janamu akaarath
You lose your head with wretched wine
And waste your this precious time.