Happy Birthday Mr. SikhNet!

Happy Birthday Mr. SikhNet!

Well, I’m posting a little bit early, but it’s kind of hard to catch Gurumustuk Singh by surprise. March 24th is his 36th birthday and it’s a milestone birthday. That’s because age 36 marks the beginning of a new 18-year Cycle of Life Energy. That means… well, it means lifestyle changes.

Every 18 years we enter a new Life Cycle. 18 years is a combination of 10 plus 8, which reflects the relationship between the soul and the pranic body. The soul or consciousness gives us our mission, our urge to live. The pranic body provides us with the energy to act on that life. In the first two 18 year life cycles, that energy is drawn largely from the physical self, the hormones, nerves and nutrients. But entering the third cycle, we must learn to draw more energy from the mental and pranic bodies. In this way experience, dimension and domain deepen in a way that just doesn’t happen during those first 35 years.

Gurumustuk is an artist at heart. He brings beauty out through all his work, whether it’s his amazing photography which sees into the hearts and souls of his subjects, coming up with new ideas or designing new content for SikhNet. His creative touch lives not so much in the language of words (though he does write some great blog posts) but in his relationships – not only with his family and the Sangat, but with everyone whose life has been touched by SikhNet.

In a way, he simply embodies SikhNet – its presence, its growth, its constant renewal, its original ideas and content. He is constantly aware of, in tune with and merged into the psyche of our global cybersangat.

Our Guru says that each human’s destiny is written upon the forehead – mustuk. And so the deeper meaning of his name is that it is the Guru’s destiny itself which is his mission and purpose in life. What does that mean? Well, look around… the old prejudices, fears and habits are dying away and a new consciousness is being born within the Panth all over the world as new generations rise up to take the place of the old. Gurumustuk Singh represents that consciousness of unity, practical lifestyle and human technology and, most of all, the purest love of the Guru and the Panth, which is SikhNet’s raison d’etre – to inspire the unity of the Panth and move all of us forward together into deeper understanding, cooperation, mutual inspiration and service.

So many lives have been touched by his work that I have the blessing to be able to say that I witness the Guru’s miracles manifested through him constantly.

On his birthday, I want to pause in the midst of our crazy SikhNet work schedule and take this moment to congratulate him.

Not just for SikhNet, but for his compassion, his creativity, his practical wisdom and his incredible service to the Panth and to emerging generations. He has excelled as a father, as a leader, as a sevadar and, yes, as my co-worker as well.

Gurumustuk Singh Ji – Happy Birthday! In life we rarely find people with whom our destinies are interwoven by such common joy, dedication and purpose. What an immense blessing it is for me to have the privilege to work with you each day. May you always be surrounded by love, joy, prosperity and excellence. You truly are the Guru’s Mustuk.

~ Guruka Singh


9 Responses to “Happy Birthday Mr. SikhNet!”

  1. Dass says:

    Happy Birthday brother! hope the Guru forever blesses you with his mercy for your great seva to the sikh panth!

  2. Prithi Hardkaur says:

    Gurumustuk ji, I would just like to add my own message to lovely one Guruka Singh has posted for you. I couldn’t agree more that in so many ways you are the embodiment of a positive force for good with everything you do with Sikhnet, and I have much gratitude for the insight you provide into the Sikh way of life. You have been generous to share with others across the globe the life of your own family and the wider ‘family’ you find in the sangat over in Espanola (and beyond), and Guruka is right: there is a definite grace with which you do so. I know that you do receive a fair amount of positive feedback, but I think you would be surprised to know how far-reaching the effects have been and continue to be in the lives of a significant number of people.

    I feel particularly grateful for the steadiness and quiet courage with which you walk your own path and I think your outlook on Sikhi is a balancing and neutralising force much needed outside your immediate sphere, so I thank you for sharing that with us. My gratitude is also with you for the moments you have taken from your day to contribute to my own journey, offering me encouragement and your level-headedness!

    Birthday blessings for the year ahead and beyond.

  3. Rosey says:

    its rosey kaur from NY…..happppy happpppppy happpppppy happpppppy happppppy birthday to you
    wishing you everlasting happiness !
    your sis, rosey

  4. Happy birthday, Gurumustuk! Prithi Hardkaur already put my thoughts in print, so I will just wish an amazing birthday and an amazing 18 year cycle!

  5. Well, Gurumustuk Singh, you don't know me but I'm glad to share this important day in your life. I'm writing from Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil. Here we got a strong sangat and we decide to face a beautiful chalenge in our lifes: to build a dharmic school! And right now I'm proposing a service to our sangat that is to creat a blog/site that can comunicate our works to the world. Your site inspire me a lot! Thank you very much and happy birthday. That the Guru can enlight your paths forever!
    In time: Guruka Singh, I would like to say that your videos and comunications also inspire me so much! Thank you!

    God bless you all!

    Simranjeet Singh

  6. peter micic says:

    Happy Birthday Gurumustuk Ji.

    Words can’t express the incredible work you do and the constant inspiration to thousands in real time and in the cybersangat globally. It is truly a blessing that people from all walks of life can come to your site, learn about Sikhi and be inspired by your example (and everyone else at Sikhnet!) for all the work, dedication, and passion. With it comes an incredible community spirit, humility, and decency.


    peter micic

  7. dimpu says:

    Happy Brithday Gurmustak Veer, may waheguru keeps you in chardiikala always.

  8. J.S. KHALSA says:

    Many many happy returns of the day

  9. Kiran says:

    Happy Birthday Gurumustuk Ji!! Have a wonderful, beautiful, blessed day, year and new Life Cycle!! Your work on sikhnet has truly changed my life and many others..it's sucha blessing to just come on mrsikhnet.com and read your inspriing blog. Thank you so much for all of the work you do for the global sangat!