Thursday, September 28, 2006

Dhan Dhan Sri Maan Sant Gyani Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale

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Whilst doing Katha/Kirtan Parchar – the Sangat invited Sant Ji to Village Mehta, Sant Ji accepted the invite and went to Mehta. On 28th June 1961 at Mehta on Thursday at 2.10am their breathing started slowing down and whilst doing Vaheguru Simran, Sant Gyani Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale merged back into the light that they had come from.
Taking Sant Ji to Amritsar Sahib water was taken from the Amrit Sarovar and Sant Ji’s ishnaan was performed outside the Gurdwara complex. According to Sant Ji's wishes his body was cremated at Patalpuri – Sri Kiratpur Sahib.
Pictures from the Antam Sanskar of Dhan Dhan Sri Maan Sant Gyani Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale the 12th Jathedhar of Guru Gobind Singh Maharaj's Taksal.

For more rare pictures of Sant Gyani Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale visit Khalsa Force's new picture gallery.

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

May Maharaj bless the whole world with the ability to accept his most sweetest Hukam.

Dhan Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj.

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Monday, September 25, 2006

Mainoo Dukh Aavay

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One time, a rich couple invited Sri Maan Sant Gyani Baba Kartar Singh Ji and the rest of the jatha for langar. Both were very religious. They had been married for many years but had no children.

After langar Sant Ji stood up to do ardaas and asked the family if they had any wishes. Singh did not say anything but his wife said “Mainoo dukh aavay (I wish to spend my life full of sorrow).”
Sant Ji smiled and did the ardaas. After leaving their house some singhs asked Sant Ji the meaning of doing such ardaas of asking for sorrow and pain.
Sant Ji said “When people are happy they never remember Guru Ji. Only when they are in trouble, pain or suffer remember Guru Ji and do ardaas. The purpose of bibi’s ardaas asking for sorrow was just one way to remember Guru Ji. She does not want such happiness that would make her forget about true Guru Ji. She rather have sorrow and pain, this way she will always remember Guru Ji. But know one thing; the sorrow she asked for will bless her with true happiness of Sikhi. So do as much simran and read as much Bani as possible, who knows one day Guru Ji might do kirpa and bless you with the same sorrow bibi ji asked for.”
May Maharaj bless the whole world with such Dukh.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Keep in mind

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"If you wish to deal in matters of the Faith, {Keep in mind that} if Sukha Singh and Mehtab Singh had come to Punjab to file a suit in order to catch Massa Ranghar, he would never have been caught.

If Baba Deep Singh Ji had sought writis {of the courts } from here, The Haidari Flag - of Afghans - would never have come down from Harminder Sahib.

If Bhai Banda Singh Bahadhur had consulted with commissioners and lawyers, it is certain that Wazir Khan would never have been captured."

Sri Maan Sant Gyani Baba Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale, 1982

Sometimes picking up the sword is the only way left.

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Monday, September 18, 2006

Sant Baba Bishan Singh Murewale and Sant Baba Sundar Singh Ji's Dib Drishtee

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One time Sri Maan Sant Baba Bishan Singh Ji Muralewale the 10th jathedhar of Satguru Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s Taksal was walking and he came across one of his students Sant Baba Sundar Singh ji who was doing tapasaya in kapli asan (posture)
Sant Ji’s head was on the floor towards the earth and his feet were high in the air cross legged.

Sant Baba Bishan Singh Ji Muralewale asked Sant Baba Sundar Singh Ji, ‘what are you doing?’
Sant Baba Sundar Singh Ji replied, ‘I don’t know what to do, but wherever I look I see Satguru Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj. Which ever direction I put my feet in, there I see Guru Nanak Dev Ji. I don’t know where to put my feet, so I sit in this position’.
Sant Baba Bishan Singh Ji Muralewale replied, ‘Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj is extremely pleased by your recitation of Sri Jap ji sahib and your Dib Drishtee(celestial vision) has fully opened.'

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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Bhagat Sain Ji and King Raja Ram

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Bhagat Sain was a disciple of Bhagat Ramanand and consequently lived in the end of the fourteenth and the beginning of the fifteenth century of the Christian era. He was a barber at the court of Raja Ram, king of Rewa, then called Bandhavgarh. The tendency of the age was towards devotion and religious composition, and Sain found leisure in the midst of duties to study the hymns of Ramanand, shape his life on the principles inculcated in them, and successfully imitate their spirit and devotional fervour.
The accomplishments and duties of an Indian court barber at the time of Sain were and are still of a miscellaneous character. He is something of a surgeon and ordinarily a marriage or match-maker, he oils the king’s body, shampoos his limbs, pares his nails, shaves his face and head, if he be a Hindu, and clips his moustaches, if he be a Musalman; amuses him with gossip and tales; often plays the rebeck and sings his own compositions, which deftly combine flattery of his master with social satire or pleasentry.
God is said by the Hindu chronicler to have cherished Sian as a cow her calf. He frequented the society of holy men and was very happy in their company. He performed for them all menial officies, for he believed that serving saints was equivalent to serving God himself.
The Bhagat Mal contains a legend which at once illustrates Sain’s devotion to saints and the estimation in which he was held for his piety.
Bhai Gurdas Ji has also recorded this sakhi in his Waars:

sux prqwp kbIr dw dUjw isK hoAw sYx nweI]
sun parathaap kabeer dhaa dhoojaa sikh hoaa sain naaee
Hearing of glory of Kabir, Sain also turned to be a disciple.

pRym Bgiq rwqIN krY Blky rwj duAwrY jweI]
praem bhagath raathee(n) karai bhalakae raaj dhuaarai jaaee
In the night he would immerse in loving devotion and in the morning he would serve at the door of the king.

Awey sMq prwhuxy kIrqn hoAw rYx sbweI]
aaeae sa(n)th paraahunae keerathan hoaa rain sabaaee
On one night some sadhus came to him and the whole night was spent in singing the Lord's praises

Cf n skY sMq jn rwj duAwr n syv kmweI]
shhadd n sakai sa(n)th jan raaj dhuaar n saev kamaaee
Sain could not leave company of the saints and consequently did not perform the king’s service the following morning.

sYx rUp hir hoiekY AwieAw rwxy noN rIJweI]
sain roop har hoeikai aaeiaa raanae no(n) reejhaaee
God himself took the form of Sain. He served the king in such a way that the king was overjoyed.

swD jnW noN ivdw kr rwjduAwr gieAw SrmweI]
saadhh janaa(n) no(n) vidhaa kar raajadhuaar gaeiaa sharamaaee
Bidding fairwell to the saints, Sain hesitantly arrived at the palace of the king.

rwxy dUrhuM sdkY glhuM kvwie KolH pYnHweI]
raanae dhoorahu(n) sadhakai galahu(n) kavaae kholh painhaaee
The king From a distance the king called him nearby. He took off his own robes and offered them to Bhagat Sain.

vs kIqw hauN quD Aj bolY rwjw suxY lukweI]
vas keethaa hou(n) thudhh aj bolai raajaa sunai lukaaee
‘You have overpowered me’, said the king and his words were heard by one and all.

prgt krY Bgq vifAweI ]ñö]
paragatt karai bhagath vaddiaaee aa
God himself manifests the grandeur of the devotee.
When going one day to perform his usual ministrations for King Raja Ram, he met some holy men on the way. He thought it was his first duty to attend to them, He took them with him, and began to render them with the customary services. With the greatest mental satisfaction to himself he gave them consecrated and secular food to relieve their souls and bodies. In acting this way Sain disregarded his duty to the king and braved his displeasure.
The legend states that God himself, in order to avert the king’s wrath and save Sain from punishment, assumed his appearance, and having gone and performed the customary duties for the king, took his departure. Soon after Sain arrived and began to apologise for the delay.
The king said, “You have only just gone after the usual services to me; why apologise?”
Sain replied, “ I have not been here. Perhaps your majesty says this so to excuse my absence.”
The Raja then knew that a special providence had intervened and performed for him the usual tonsorial duties.
He uttered the words, "You have overpowered me" and was at once converted, fell at Sain’s feet, worshipped him as his guru, and thus sought an asylum in Akaal Purakh.
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Sudama and Krishna

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This sakhi is narrated by Bhai Gurdas Ji in his vaars as follows:

ibp sudwmw dwldI bwl sKweI imqR sdwey]
bip sudhaamaa dhaaladhee baal sakhaaee mithr sadhaaeae
Sudama, a poor brahman, was known to be a friend of Krishna from childhood.

lwgU hoeI bwmHxI iml jgdIs dildR gvwey]
laagoo hoee baamhanee mil jagadhees dhalidhr gavaaeae
His brahmin wife always pestered him as to why he did not go to Lord Krishna to alleviate his poverty.

cilAw igxdw gtIAW kÎoN kr jweIey kOx imlwey]
chaliaa ginadhaa gatteeaaa(n) kao(n) kar jaaeeeae kaan milaaeae
He was perplexed and pondered over how he could get re-introduced to Krishna, who could help him meet the Lord.

phuqw ngr duAwrkw isMG duAwr Kloqw jwey]
pahuthaa nagar dhuaarakaa si(n)gh dhuaar khalothaa jaaeae
He reached the town of Duaraka and stood before the main gate (of the palace of Krishna).

dUrhuM dyK fMfauq kr C`f isMGwsx hir jI Awey]
dhoorahu(n) dhaekh dda(n)ddouth kar shhaadd si(n)ghaasan har jee aaeae
Seeing him from a distance, Krishna, the Lord, bowed and leaving his throne came to Sudama.

pihly dy prdKxw pYrIN pY ky lY gl lwey]
pehilae dhae paradhakhanaa pairee(n) pai kae lai gal laaeae
First he circumambulated around Sudama and then touching his feet he embraced him.

crxodk lY pYr Doie iSMGwsx aupr bYTwey]
charanodhak lai pair dhhoe shi(n)ghaasan oupar bait(h)aaeae
Washing his feet he took that water and made Sudama sit on the throne.

puCy kusl ipAwr kr gur syvw dI kQw suxwey]
pushhae kusal piaar kar gur saevaa dhee kathhaa sunaaeae
Then Krishna lovingly enquired about his welfare and talked about the time when they were together in the service of the guru (Sandipani).

lYky qMdl cibEn ivdw kry Agy phucwey]
laikae tha(n)dhal chabioun vidhaa karae agae pahuchaaeae
Krishna asked for the rice sent by Sudama’s wife and after eating, came out to see off his friend Sudama.

cwr pdwrQ skuc pTwey ]ù]
chaar padhaarathh sakuch pat(h)aaeae a
Though all the four boons (righteousness,wealth,fulfillment of desire and libereation) were given to Sudama by Krishna, Krishna's humbleness still made him feel totally helpless.
Sudama was born in a Brahmin family and raised in abject poverty. He was a childhood friend of Krishna. He had the supreme knowledge as well as superb control over his senses. Despite being poor, he was content with what he had but his wife Susheela was frustrated.
One day, unable to control her hunger, she told Sudama: "Krishna is your fast friend. Why don't you go to Him? When He comes to know about our harships, He will certainly come to our aid".
Sushila thus requested him several times. Finally, Sudama thought: 'Though I am facing the problem of poverty, it will be only an excuse to meet Krishna, as I only want to have His sight'. Thinking thus, Sudama asked his wife to get something which he could present to Krishna. At that time, there was not even a grain of rice in their home. So, Susheela borrowed four handfuls of parched rice from her neighbour. Tying it in a bundle, she handed it to Sudama. Sudama at once set out for Dwarka. On the way, he was wondering about whether he would be able to recognize Krishna. Though they had been together in the Gurukul (school), but it was long ago.
Krishna and Sudama studied together at sage Sandipani's Gurukul. Finishing his education in a short time, Krishna came to Dwarka and became the king. On the other hand, Sudama too returned to his native place and started his married life. It would be their first meeting ever since they had left Sandipani's Gurukul. Would Krishna remember him or not?
Throughout the journey, he pondered over the same dilemma. Reaching Dwarka, he sent information to Krishna about his arrival and as soon as Krishna heard about Sudama's arrival, He came running to him and embraced him. The mere touch of Krishna's body was a transcendental experience for Sudama.

Krishna escorted Sudama to His private chamber in the palace and offered him a seat and began to wash his feet. He pitied Sudama's condition. When He held Sudama's feet, tears rolled down Krishna's cheeks. Sudama's feet were washed by Krishna's tears. Seeing Krishna's condition, the queen Rukmani too washed Sudama's feet. Krishna then sprinkled the residual water over His head. Krishna then bedecked Sudama with scented flowers, sandal, Durva grass, Dhoop, Deep, garlands etc. He also offered him royal food to eat, then got his mouth and hands washed. Thereafter, He offered him betel leaves, nuts etc. to freshen his mouth.
Thus eating to his fill, Sudama sat near Krishna chatting. All the queens of Krishna began to fan him. Krishna too sat near him, holding his hand and chatting. Krishna said to Sudama: "Friend, I know that even living under abject poverty, you have never longed for luxuries. People like you are indeed rare who remember me and recite my name selflessly. Friend, you will recall the time when we were together in the Gurukul. You may also recall the day, when we had left the Gurukul and obeyed our teacher's orders to go to the forests and collect wood for fuel. We were then caught in a heavy storm. It was dark all around even before sunset and with water everywhere all round, we were therefore forced to spend the night in the forest. At sunrise, when Guru Sandipani came to know about us, he had himself arrived in the forest. Seeing us, he had said: "Sons, you have borne a lot of suffering for me. Everyone wants to protect himself, but without caring for yourselves, you have served me. I am very pleased with you. May all of your desires and ambitions be completed".
"O friend, it is by the grace of the teacher that a human being gets peace and all the luxuries". Sudama then said: "Krishna, I got the privilege of receiving education at the Gurukul in your company. That you had to stay at the Gurukul to study the Vedas was not a play by you in human form".
Thus talking about the bygone days, Krishna soon came to know what was in Sudama's mind. So, humorously, He asked Sudama what he had brought from home as a gift for Him. "Whatever little my beloved devotees offer me is enough to please me. I not only accept that offerings but also eat it happily at once". Now, Sudama felt shy and began to hide his bundle. He stared downwards. Krishna thought: 'This friend of mine has never recited my name with wealth as his ulterior motive. Even now he has come only at the insistence of his chaste wife. I will therefore now give him such wealth that is rare even for the gods'. Thinking thus, Krishna snatched the bundle from Sudama and opened it. Finding the parched rice in it, He exclaimed: "O friend, you have brought me a wonderful gift". Saying thus, He ate a handful of the rice.
While He was about to eat another handful, Rukmani held His hand and said: "O soul of the universe, to give this man prosperity in this world and in another, eating one handful of parched rice is enough". Thus, at the insistence of Rukmani, Krishna gave up His desire to take another handful of rice.
That night, Sudama stayed at Krishna's palace. There, he experienced heavenly comforts. Next day, at the time of his departure also, Sudama did not say anything apparently to his friend Krishna about his desires. He was overjoyed merely by meeting Him. Immersed in joy, he started for his home. On his way, Sudama was thinking: 'I myself saw the dedication of Krishna for Brahmins. How He raised a poor man like me and embraced me, He made me sleep on His bedstead, Rukmani her self fanned me. Krishna himself pressed my feet and worshipped me as if I were the Lord. He has the capability of giving me everything but did not give me anything. Perhaps He might be fearing that getting wealth I would forget Him".
Reflecting thus all through the way, Sudama reached home. But his little hut was no longer there. In its stead stood a grand palace with beautiful gardens around it. Confused Sudama began to think that he had come to a wrong place. But he was sure that at the very same place once stood his little hut. He was thus perplexed when many beautiful men and women came out singing and welcomed him. Seeing her husband arrived, Susheela too was full of joy. She at once came out of the palace and greeted him touching his feet. She was adorned with different types of ornaments then and surrounded by maids.
Seeing his wife in such luxury, Sudama felt surprised. Even then, he entered the palace with her. He was now sure that his friend Krishna was his real supporter. He knows what is in His devotee's mind but remains silent. "Such is the generosity of my friend Krishna. He is satisfied with whatever little the devotees offer Him. I had presented Him with only a handful of parched rice, but magnanimous Krishna accepted that lovingly. May I, in my many births get His love and friendship. I do not want wealth and luxuries. I only long for love for His feet".
Thus, unaffected by all the allurements, Sudama lived along with his wife Susheela in the palace that they had received as a bounty from Krishna. Day by day, their love for Krishna grew.
Does anyone want to explain what the moral of this sakhi is?
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

How & Why Tat-Khalsa Will Be Victorious

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Someone sent me this article today:
How & Why Tat-Khalsa Will Be Victorious - by Balpreet Singh
Today we are seeing some very dark days for our Panth. Not because of our enemies attacking us or trying to destroy us, that has been happening since our creation, but because we ourselves are our own enemies.
People in Sikh appearance are amongst us eating at our roots. We ourselves allow ourselves to be fooled by them. Our "leadership" is filled with failed old men who talk big but have no jeevan or character. These "leaders" will be remembered one day as those idiots who led the Panth to its biggest defeats in history. The once proud Sikh community is a joke in India and abroad and is the first group who have been defeated in an armed struggle by the use of force. Text books printed today all note that Punjab and the Sikh Movement is a unique exception to the rule that no armed insurgency can be put down by force alone.
All I see before me is the need to step away from this old and failed leadership. Its time to recognise that our institutions have rotted away from the inside out because of these people who have sold their souls and compromised every Khalsa rehit.
But I am absolutely optimistic. Why? I see the youth. I see strong Khalsa youth coming up all over and I have a strong hope that these youth will never make any compromise in Khalsa principles and rehit. They will stand for Dashmesh jee and not sell out for personal gain or to appease anybody. This Tat-Khalsa Guru Sahib is creating will drive out the Mallech-Khalsa who are destroying us today.
The following is based on Pr. Satbir Singh's book "Rabab to(n) Nagara" on Why the Khalsa was victorious in the past, and why it will be in the future.
1) The Khalsa has full confidence and faith that they are the rightful and true rulers of this land. Guru Gobind Singh has promised us "Raj Karega Khalsa". This is his promise to us. When we become Khalsa and take those rehits, we should have confidence that Dashmesh PIta is with us in all our fights.
Kalgidhar Jee once said to his Khalsa, "Where the Singhs are fighting for Dharam for Parupkaar and Sikhi, you will forever see me fighting along side my Sikhs as well."
When Abdali asked Baba Ala Singh why the Sikhs never finish, Baba Ala Singh replied, "Guru Gobind Singh has given the Khalsa this blessing that wherever one Sikh falls for the Dharam, two more will come to take his place".
2) The Sikhs know their land. Sikhs are sons of the soil. Punjab is ours. We know every village, every forest, every swamp and every hill. We are the rightful heirs of Punjab. This is the land of Guru Nanak and no foreign power has any right to it.
3) Khalsa has high character and high jeevan. This has been the fault that has stopped us in the recent past. We have abandoned our rehit. When we are ready to sacrifice our lives but not our principles, victory is certain. Khalsa does not harm those who come to its shelter or surrender. Khalsa does not so much as touch another woman or her wealth. The Khalsa rules of battle were so high that if an enemy's turban fell off during battle, the Sikh would say, "Take care of your turban. I'm not here to interfere with your honour..."
This is a contrast to today where Sikhs (more accurately, Malechh Khalsa) when fighting other Sikhs first grab for the dastaar and have no shame in even pulling Kesh.
4) Khalsa would give up Moh (attachment) of all worldly possessions and their homes. They would make their saddles their homes. For the cause of the Panth it was a saying that the Khalsa never put his back down to rest but even slept while walking around. If they were wounded in battle, they would consider the blow to be a holy blessing. The Khalsa would never retreat, only run back and then run forward again. Kazi Nur Muhammed writes, "If they ever run from battle, do not consider this to be a retreat. This is their strategy of war. Watch out! Save yourself from this trap of theirs. Once again, watch out!.
It is this tenacity and selflessness that will come to the rehitvan Khalsa. It is this attitude that will result in Khalsa Raj.
So what can we do? Build your jeevan. Make your rehit so strong that nothing can move it. Build your relationship with Guru Sahib so strong that it can endure any storm. And never compromise your principles. Our old leadership is a joke because it sold out. Guru Sahib will never give his blessings to sell outs. When we stand by every one of Guru Sahib's hukams, there is no doubt we will be victorious.
An example of Khalsa in Chardi Kala can be seen by the Khalsa's declaration of war on the Afghan invaders in 1748. The words of the Gurmatta passed at Akal Takhat Sahib were as follows:
"The Khalsa has broken the Mughal Raj. Now a new storm in the form of Abadali has risen from Kabul and wishes to crush us. The Khalsa hearby eliminates all its internal differences and vows that its kirpan will not go back in its scabbard until this outside threat is completely smashed."
And sure enough, the struggle ended with Sikh Raj over the Punjab.
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Bhai Jagga Singh Ji

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Bhai Jagga Singh Ji performed most assiduous service for Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj and was consequently much envied by his fellow sevadars. Some said that several men and women had done similar service and gone away ungrateful, and Bhai Jagga Singh Ji was not superior to any of his predecessors.

Others said that he being a new sevadar was no doubt diligent, but his zeal would soon evaporate.

All knowing Satguru Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj knew what was being said about his beloved Bhai Jagga Singh Ji so he sent for a vessel of water, a stone and some sweets. He put the stone and sweets into the water. After a short time he ordered them to be taken out. The stone came out as whole, however, the sweets had all dissolved.

Guru Ji read his beloved Sikhs a moral lesson from what they had seen. Maharaj said, that those who served him well and heartily, blended with him as the sweets had done with the water; while those who served him for show and appearance, had hearts like the stone which never dissolved.

Guru Ji then ordered that no one should in the future molest or speak evil of his faithful sevadar Bhai Jagga Singh.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

"Paki Bomber"

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Ahh, it's good to be back 'home'.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh