Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Baba Ji's 4th Barsi

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Gursikh Parents: Bhai Partap Singh Ji and Bibi Phool Kaur Ji

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Gursikh Parents

Brahmgyani Sri Maan Sant Gyani Baba Kirpal Singh Ji’s parent’s names were Dhan Bhai Partap Singh Ji and Dhan Bibi Phool Kaur Ji. Mahapursh’s parents were very devoted Sikhs who were blessed to live at the feet of Dhan Guru Ram Das Ji Maharaj’s house in Amritsar.

Every morning Bhai Sahib and Bibi Ji would get up at amritwela and go to Sackhand Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji where they would take a bath in Guru Sahib’s sarowar and wait for the arrival of the king of kings, Akaal Purakh himself Dhan Dhan Satguru Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj to arrive from Sachkhand Sri Akaal Thakt Sahib Ji. They would listen to Guru Sahib’s beautiful bani and after receiving Maharaj’s hukam for the day they would then go to see Sant Gyani Baba Amir Singh Ji at Satto Wali Gali where they would listen to katha which was delivered by Mahapursh.

Brahmgyani Sant Gyani Baba Amir Singh Ji

Only after they had seen Guru Ji and heard his bani followed by explanations would they begin their day to day routine. Bhai Partap Singh Ji and Bibi Phool Kaur Ji had maintained this schedule for many years and within those years had been very blessed as they had listened to Sant Gyani Baba Amir Singh Ji explain the meanings of Guru Ji from the first Ang to the last Ang many times.

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Guru Gobind Singh Ji's Taksal

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At Guru Ki Kanshi, Takhat Sachkhand Sri Damdama Sahib Ji, Sabo Ki Talwandi Kalgidhar Dasmesh Pita Ji Dhan Dhan Dhan Dhan Dhan Satguru Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj blessed 48 beloved Sikhs with Brahm Gyan. These 48 Sikhs were:

Bhai Mani Singh Ji
Giani Kaan Singh Ji
Giani Binod Singh Ji
Giani Gurbaksh Sinshad
Baba Deep Singh Ji
Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Ji
Giani Dan Singh Ji
Bhai Param Singh Ji
Bhai Dharam Singh Ji
Bhai Shameer Singh Ji
Bhai Daya Singh Ji
Bhai Bhevan Singh Ji
Bhai Piara Singh Ji
Bhai Bir Singh Ji
Bhai Dheer Singh Ji
Bhai Sundar Singh Ji
Bhai Amar Singh Ji
Bhai Tara Singh Ji
Bhai Jagjeevan Singh Ji
Bhai Gopal Singh Ji
Bhai Dhian Singh Ji
Bhai Binshvar Singh Ji
Bhai Hargopal Singh Ji
Bhai Dhanna Singh Ji Kaviraj
Bhai Nand Singh Ji
Bhai Mani Singh Ji
Bhai Rai Singh Ji
Bhai Makhan Singh Ji
Bhai Madan Singh Ji
Bhai Dharam Singh Ji
Bhai Sujan Singh Ji
Bhai Jeevan Singh Ji
Bhai Akal Singh Ji
Bhai Pritpal Singh Ji
Bhai Dyal Singh Ji
Bhai Bakhtavar Singh Ji Sodhi
Bhai Deva Singh Ji
Bhai Meva Singh Ji
Bhai Dhian Singh Ji
Bhai Achal Singh Ji
Bhai Jai Singh Ji
Bhai Bishan Singh Ji
Bhai Bhag Singh Ji
Bhai Vasava Singh Ji
Bhai Ghanea Singh Ji
Bhai Ram Singh Ji
Bhai Trilok Singh Ji
Bhai Maliagar Singh Ji

Maharaj gave hukam to Amar Shaheed Bhai Mani Singh Ji and Amar Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Ji to explain the correct meanings of Gurbani that he had blessed them with at Amritsar and Damdama Sahib respectively thus giving birth to Guru Sahib’s Taksal.

In the past this blog has contained a few stories about the pavitar jeevans of the Brahmgyanis from Baba Deep Singh Ji’s Taksal but not from Bhai Mani Singh Ji’s. The next few posts will focus on their Gursikhi jeevans beginning with Brahmgyani Sant Baba Kirpal Singh Ji’s.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Religious values should be central to life

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“Bhindranwale toured the villages in Punjab exhorting Sikhs to return to the puritanical ways of the Khalsa and enjoined them to bear the Khalsa symbols. He was actively engaged in proselytizing activities. An essential feature of his preaching was that religious values should be central to life. Bhinranwale’s remarkable ability to quote religious texts when delivering sermons enabled him to establish a rapport with his audience. He urged his congregations to undercut the spread of consumerism in family life and abstain from degenerative consumption of drugs and alcohol, the two main vices afflicting rural society in Punjab. Bhindranwale crusade for social reform denounced customs, such as the giving of dowries, and endorsed a simple lifestyle. Bhindranwale rapidly acquired a considerable following.”

Religion and Nationalism in India

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Friday, November 07, 2008

Atam Updesh

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"Why are you so engrossed in worries? Why are you afraid of some one? Who may kill you? The soul is immortal; it neither dies nor takes birth.

The present is here and now, the past is irrecoverable and the future will be good. Don't fret over the past and don't be worried about the future. The present is going on.

Why do you cry? What did you lose? When you were born, what did you bring along, which has been lost? What did you produce which has been perished? It is here that you gained and it is here that you lose. The man comes to; and goes from world, empty handed.

What you own today was not yours yesterday and will not be yours tomorrow. It does not and will not belong to anyone. You consider it your own and rejoice. This happiness of possession leads you to utter grief.

Yours is this world. Start from where you feel to; stay where you desire and wind up where you want to. It has no beginning and no end. You don't fear anyone, but yourself. You are the fright and also the frightened.

Change is the truth of life. What you consider as death is life in reality. In a moment a multi-millionaire is turned pauper. Give up the feeling of possession, great & the mean; differentiation of friend & foe. Then all is yours and you for everyone. Your corporeal being is a product of air, water and fire and it merges into the same leaving behind neither blood nor bones. Still yours existence remains the same. Then ponder over what you are.

Wake up! and become the eternal sons of the Almighty. You are the great and unique manifestation of Nature's power. All the divine powers are possessed by you, like a tree hidden in the seed.

In fact you don't fear anybody; you don't have any worry, suspicion, pain or grief. You are His dear ones. Surrender yourself completely to Him.

Always, remember the "Waheguru" (God) to achieve salvation. Let your life be guided by the saying "Whatever God wills, is good". Be content with the will of God. Remember Him both in pleasure & pain."

Compiled by His Holiness Sant Isher Singh Ji Maharaj

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Sant Jagjit Singh Ji Herkhowale's meetings with Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Bhindranwale

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My Meeting with Sant Jarnail Singh Ji

Bibi Inderjit Kaur, sister of Baba Jarnail Singh Ji was married to Sardar Amarjit Singh Ji of Kokri Nagar. When Amrit Sanchar was held in Kokri with my inspiration, Sardar Amarjit Singh along with his family and many others took Amrit. At that time Sant Jarnail Singh Ji stayed at his own place. It was through his brother-in-law that Sant Jarnail Singh Ji got to know me. With my guidance, Amarjit Singh abstained from a non-vegetarian diet, and became Amritdhari. He would visit me often and we would have discourse on knowledge. His grandmother Nand Kaur who belonged to Heran village, had taken Amrit from Sant Baba Kartar Singh Ji of Kikri village. He also blessed her ad told her that in her family a Gurmukh would be born who would guide many people to take Amrit.
In 1978 when the Nirankari crisis occurred, Sant Jarnail Singh Ji was preaching around India in his own bus with his followers. He would wear a sky blue ‘chola’ and a black rounded turban.
I was at Sultanpur at that time and stayed in some simple dwellings made in a field of master Gurbachan Singh Ji. While here I would practise 113 rosaries of Mool Mantar, recite the five banis, Asa-di-war, Sukhmani Sahib, and recite God’s name with each breath. I would at all times keep essence sticks and an oil lamp burning when reciting naam. At both times morning and evening, katha would be performed at ‘Guru ka Bagh’. Later on the request of Shiromani Prabhandak Committee’s member Sardar Hajara Singh Ji Badala, Sardar Puran Singh Ji the manager, Puran Singh Ji, and Sardar Piyara Singh, the katha was also commenced as ‘Ber Sahib’. The dwelling where I now keep residence, stands Dehra Herkhowal, Sultanpur. It was made with the instruction of Sant Baba Roshan Singh Ji. With the efforts and seva of Ishar Singh of Meani who was a high official for grain markers in Sultanpur, the dwelling was built by labourers.
The bus of Sant Jarnail Singh Ji happened to be passing through Sultanpur. At that time, a program was arranged by the Sangat and the committee in remembrance of thirteen Singhs who were martyred, and with my guidance Akhand Path and langar were being held at Ber Sahib.

I was informed that Sant was passing through the town and I decided to meet him. Saddled on a motor cycle driven by Sardar Jaimal Singh Ji we chased Mahapursh and stopped his bus. He embraced me as we saw each other after a long time. I requested him to visit Ber Sahib and take langar, but he said he had other plans. Jokingly however, he said to the other, “Since I have heard this Baba is very strict, I will have to listen to him.”

So he visited Ber Sahib briefly and we discussed its greatness, and related the history of Sultanpur to the Sangat. A Saropa was offered to him from the Saadh Sangat and he was praised. He then pointed out to me that I had never invited him and his group to the samagams I held within the area. I told him that whenever he wished to visit he would be welcomed.
The next time we met was at Taran Taran where we arranged to hold an Amrit Sanchar at Sultanpur. Upon that event, Mahapursh would visit Sultanpur each year along with his group. He would stay at Hatt Sahib and we would do katha, kirtan and Amrit Sanchar there, at Ber Sahib or Gurudwara Guru ka Bagh. The Sangat would gather in their thousands. Before him Sant Kartar Singh Ji and Giani Gurbachan Singh Ji used to do katha there. They would say that Sangat would not get together to hear Katha, but not with the Guru’s grace Sangat was visiting in great numbers. I told Sant Jarnail Singh Ji that the land around this area had been barren for a long time and was not cultivated. I explained that this made the people there less welcoming. With the introduction of a tube well, crops were harvested and thus people started settling in more comfort and that is why there was more Sangat visiting those events. Sant Ji however stated that it was actually because of me that people of the area had started showing an interest in Satsang, as he said I had spread gian in that area. He said the earth there was deficient and the people did not believe in God but by lighting gian I had invoked Sikhi within them."

Sant Jagjit Singh Ji - From Society of Saints
Dhan Dhan Sri Maan Sant Baba Jagjit Singh Ji Herkhowale
Dhan Dhan Sri Maan Sant Gyani Baba Jarnail Singh Ji Bhindranwale
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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Prelude to Sant Kartar Singh Ji’s car accident

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Sant Ji was at the Village Malseea. A Singh did benti to Sant Ji that they wanted them to go to Shimla. Sant Ji said that they havn't got hukkam from Sant Giani Gurbachan Singh Ji Khalsa to go to Shimla, but the Singh kept on doing benti to Sant Ji so after a while Sant Ji said to the Singh that they will go to Shimla. Sant Giani Gurbachan Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale once told Sant Giani Kartar Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale that they have got a short life but in their short life they will have to do a lot of work. So when they set of from Village Malseea, they obviously knew what's going to happen, so before they sat in the car, Sant Ji said a pangti which was :

"ndIAw vwh ivCuMinAw mylw sMjogI rwm"

"The Rivers And Streams Which Separate May Sometime Be United Again"

In the car, next to Sant Ji was Bhai Gurmukh Singh Ji Garvai. During the journey Sant Ji got the driver to stop the car and Sant Ji swapped places in the car with Bhai Gurmukh Singh Ji Garvai. When they got to Ludhiana they had a car accident and Sant Ji got badly injured, but Bhai Gurmukh Singh Ji Garvai didn't get any injuries.

The car slipped off the road. Sant Ji then got taken to C.M.C hospital in Ludhiana, on arrival Sant Ji asked some Singh's to go and bring Sant Giani Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa.

by Hau Apraadhi

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