Sunday, December 09, 2007

Barsi of Sant Baba Thakur Singh Ji Khalsa

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

3rd Annual Barsi Of Baba Thakur Singh Ji

From: Saturday 22nd to Monday 24th

Saturday : Arambh of Sri Akand Paat Sahib @ 6pm
Followed by kirtan and katha by various students of Damdami Taksal.

Sunday: Evening Diwaan -

KATHA: Bhai Balbir Singh ji (Damdami Taksal)
Bhai Satnaam Singh Ji (Damdami Taksal)
Bhai Lakvinder Singh Ji (Damdami Taksal)
Bhai Jaswinder Singh 'Nihang' (Damdami Taksal USA)

KIRTAN: Bhai Lehna Singh Ji (Damdami Taksal)
Bhai Gurmej Singh Ji (Damdami Taksal)
Bhai Gursharan Singh Ji (Damdami Taksal)
Bhai Hari Singh Ji (UK)
Bhai Sukjinder Singh Ji (UK)
Bhai Sukhvinder Singh Ji (UK)

and Youth Kirtanees

Monday: Bhog of Sri Akand Path followed by Diwaan


Bhai Lehna Singh Ji (Damdami Taksal)
Bhai Gurmej Singh Ji (Damdami Taksal)

Bhai Prithipal Singh Ji (Damdami Taksal) first time in UK!
Bhai Gursharan Singh Ji (Damdami Taksal)

Bhai Naranjan Singh Jee (Jawadi Kalaa)

Bhai Atamjeet Singh Ji (India)

Bhai Sukjinder Singh Ji (UK)

Bhai Hari Singh Ji (UK)

KATHA: Bhai Jaswant Singh Ji (Sri Darbar Sahib Wale) First time in UK!
Bhai Balbir Singh ji (Damdami Taksal)
Bhai Satnaam Singh Ji (Damdami Taksal)
Bhai Lakvinder Singh Ji (Damdami Taksal)
Bhai Jaswinder Singh 'Nihang' (Damdami Taksal USA)

DHADI: Bhai Kulwant Singh Ji and jatha (UK)
Bhai Malkeet Singh Ji and jatha (UK)

KAVISHAR: Jagowale Jatha (UK)
Bhai Sulakan Singh Ji

and many many more!


For more information visit
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Thursday, December 06, 2007


I recieved this email yesterday:
Vaheguroo Jee Kaa Khalsaa Vaheguroo Jee Kee Phateh

Dear Khalsa Brother,

As you know a few individuals have taken it upon themselves to share some of the information on this blog, which relates to Taksal on the popular youth forum Sikhsangat.

While I have no doubts such sharing of information was done with the best of intentions the Singhs responsible seem to have neglected to mention the source of the information. While this probably does not bother you I’m sure many proponents of Gurmat, Sants, Taksal, Khalistan and Shaheeds would agree your blog has a very good selection of articles. I feel it would be in the best interests of the cyber sikh community if you began to use a header at the top of all blog articles similar to the one used by the Tapoban Singhs. In this way any articles copied and pasted would advertise the site to others and would result in a greater influx of first time readers.

I propose the header used be something similar to the following:

Originally uploaded onto the Ikonkaar Blog
Written/Told By:
Translated/Transcribed By:

I hope you will consider my request. Keep up the good work in love of Dhan Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Daasri Gurvinder Kaur

Vaheguroo Jee Kaa Khalsaa Vaheguroo Jee Kee Phateh

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Respected Mother and Father

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

To my knowledge this is the only letter that Sant Baba Nand Singh Ji wrote. (It was dictated to Sant Baba Kartaar Singh Ji who transcribed it)
“Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Respected Mother and Father,

I am quite well here with the blessings of Dhan Dhan Satguru Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj. I hope all of you are in the best of health. My dear mother, you kept me in your womb for nine months and then gave birth to me. Many times in the severe winter season of December and January I slept comfortably while you had to sleep on the wet side of the bed. You suffered many discomforts and troubles due to me while bringing me up. You had a desire that I would earn a lot of money for you when I grow up. I failed to fulfil your desire and I did not earn any money for you even though you brought me up facing so many problems. You sent me to such a wonderful place, which is denied even to those who have done a lot of meditation and prayers. How can I repay you for this kindness? As you sent me to a place like that and on account of the blessings of Satguru Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj no one will even ask you for the accounts of your deeds. All of you will go straight to the laps of Dhan Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj where you will rest for eternity.

Nand Singh

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh”

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Baba Ji's Bachan

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

With the 3rd barsi of Sant Gyani Baba Thakur Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale coming up next month the enviable questions about Baba Ji’s eternal bachan begin to pop up everywhere from Gurudwaras to Internet forums. I have constantly stated that I have no qualms about people doubting or even insulting Baba Ji’s bachan as that sin belongs to them alone. Usually I don’t bother posting anything relating to Baba Ji’s bachan however a brother of mine has requested a small post about it.

Many Sikhs have probably heard the name of Sant Baba Bir Singh Ji Naurangabad. Baba Ji was a soldier in the Khalsa army under the leadership of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji.

One time in the town of Panj Tara a group of Pathans had insulted some Sikhs and had begun a rebellion. To subdue this insurgency a battalion of the Khalsa army was dispatched. Baba Bir Singh Ji was included in this battalion.

Baba Ji fought with such courage and valour that he was at the head of the army leading the charge. In the heat of the battle Baba Ji became separated from his brothers in arms. The Pathans seeing the great soldier of Dhan Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj alone decided to surround him and kill him. As Baba Ji was fighting off their constant assaults his sword broke in two. The Singhs who saw what had happened lost all hope for his survival as they were too far to reach him.

As the Pathans began to move in for the kill Baba Ji prayed to Akaal Purakh to save him. As Baba Ji uttered this prayer he vanished into thin air and reappeared behind the Khalsa army to lead the charge once again.

Beloved Khalsa of Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj it has happened before and according to the will of Akaal Purakh it will happen again.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The Late Examination

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

In 1943 a Sikh of Dhan Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj whose name I have now forgotten was studying for his end of year university exams. This Sikh used to mediate on the name of Waheguru in the early hours of the morning after completing his nitnem.

One day when he was fully immersed in this mediation he completely forgot about the time and finished his prayers much later that day at 7:00am. After regaining consciousness he realised that his examination, which he had spent months preparing for, was due to start at 7.30am. This Sikh lived about 40 minutes away from his university and had still not got ready. In addition to this before beginning the day this Sikh would go to Sri Nanaksar Sahib Ji to seek the blessings of Dhan Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj and have a glimpse of Sant Baba Nand Singh Ji. Even though he was very late there was no way he would miss going to Sri Nanaksar Sahib Ji that day.

Although in his heart he was really broken about missing his examination when Sant Baba Nand Singh Ji asked him how he was he simply smiled and said that he was in chardeekala. Baba Ji knew that this Sikh was late for his examination and he said, ‘Something is definitely wrong, you don’t seem happy today’. Even though the Sikh denied this time and time again Baba Ji still would insist something was wrong. Finally the Sikh told Baba Ji what had happened.

Baba Ji then said, ‘An ardas done with full faith, devotion and love is one of the strongest weapons a Sikh possesses.’ He then took the Sikh in front of Guru Sahib and humbly begged Guru Ji to help his beloved Sikh in his hour of need. Once the ardas was completed Baba Ji said to the Sikh, ‘That Guru of the world knows what resides in everyone’s heart. He himself will protect you and carry you in his most caring hands. Keep your faith in him my dear son.’ The Sikh left Sri Nanaksar Sahib Ji and proceeded to his examination hall with renewed hope and faith.

When the Sikh arrived at the examination hall he saw all the students still standing outside. When he asked some of his friends what had happened they told him that the examination bell was out of order. When this Sikh looked up at the bell he saw those most caring hands of Dhan Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj holding the bell, which stopped it from ringing. A few minutes later the bell began to work and the students went into the examination hall. Needless to say the Sikh passed his exam with flying colours.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Baba Attar Singh at Hazoor Sahib

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Baba Attar Singh at Hazoor Sahib
taken from "Life Story of Sant Attar Singh Ji" by Harbans Singh Doabia

Baba Attar Singh was in the army and posted at Kohat in the Artillery Regiment, where he remained for one year.

He remained a bachelor and refused to be married. He had a very great yearning to go to Hazur Sahib. So he left the regiment and started on foot for Hazur Sahib. From his childhood he had no attachment with worldly affairs and he remained thinking of Gurbani, naam, Gurus and Akal Purakh.

He started on foot from Kohat, throughout meditating on Naam. His mind became ever fixed upon the shabad. He continued travelling on foot, day and night, in this way. Sometimes he would take some rest and would prepare his food after taking flour etc. from some Gurdwaras in the way. His mind continued to yearn to reach the sacred Gurdwara of Hazur Sahib and to rub the sacred dust of that place on his body. He would utter Wah while lifting his left food and Guru while lifting his right foot.

In due course, Sant ji reached Abchal Nagar (Hazur Sahib). He at once entered the Gurdwara after necessary ablutions and bowed before the Satguru in most respectful way and obeyed the mandate. H had already surrendered his body, mind and riches and all that he possessed to the True Guru.

Stayed at Nagina Ghat for one year and seven months

Baba jee now began to stay at the Nagina Ghat near the River Godavari. After a few days he began to tie a small turban of khaddar on his head and put off all other clothes except the kacherra. He would keep a small towel with him.

Continuous Meditation

He now began constant meditation ie. worship of God and Naam. If some food was given, he would take it, otherwise he remained contented by sipping the water of river Godavari. He had given strict orders that only one parshada with some cooked pulses, placed on it, should be brought for him. This was complied with by his attendant. IN this way, he stayed at Nagina Ghat for about one year and sevn months. During his stay at Nagina Ghat, he would spend nights in a small stone build hut where he would remain engaged in meditation. He would repeat the moo mantar accompanied by some more shabads. These countless recitations were unique in themselves. He wouldn’t talk with anyone during this period. He was most humble and would fall at the feet of any Sikh who came to meet him,. Even is someone uttered harsh words, he would remain silent. He would sweep the main Gurdwara Sahib (Darbar Sahib) with a broom and would bring water for its washing.

True Stories

One day Sant ji started walking on the bank of the Godavari. AT a distance of nearly three miles he began meditation for nearly ten days without food. Bhai Nanu Singh, the head pujari of Darbar Sahib saw a vision one night and heard a voice say “Our dear Sikh is standing in meditation in the river for the last eight days without any food. Serve him food.”

Next morning, Bhai Nanu Singh cooked food and walked ont eh bank for about two miles but finding no one, returned back. One the same night he again heard a voice “You have not served food to our beloved Sikh.” He replied, “Sir, I tried to contact him but could not find him anywhere.” The voice answered, “Walk for three miles and then you will find him”.

On the following morning, he again took food and went for three miles on the bank of the river. Now he say Sant ji standing in the knee deep water. When Sant ji opened his yes, he saw Bhai Nanu Singh and asked, “How have you come here?”

Bhai Nanu Singh explained his dream and offered food to Sant Ji. He refused to eat anything. Bhai Nanu Singh then said, “ I shall not be able to sleep. Kindly accept my humble offer” Then Sant ji warned Bhai Nanu Singh not to tell anyone of this episode and took some food.

Cobra Came to Pay respects

Once when Sant ji was in deep meditation at Gautam Ghat, the attendeant who brought food for him noticed a big cobra sitting near Sant ji with its hood fully spread. The attendant was horrified at first but when he neared Sant Ji, the cobra left the place. Sant ji opened his eyes and said, “This beloved being came to give it’s darshan to me”

Jumping in the River

Sant ji in due course visted and paid homage at all the Gurdwaras near Hazur Sahib. He visted these on foot. NO nearly two years had passed in meditation at Hazur Sahib. He was extremely anxious to see the sight of the tenth Satguru but had not succeeded. One day, he decided to jump in the deep water of river Godavari so that his physical body should be sacrificed before the Satguru. He jupmed in but some mysterious power took him alive on the bank and said, “You are my Sikh. Be alert. You have to give Khande da Amrit to many persons in Punjab and other places. You have to spread the message of peace in the entire world with the help of Sat Naam.” He also heard, “If you want to have my sight come at Nagina Ghat at midnight.” Sant ji anxiously awaited for that time.

When he reached Nagina Ghat at the time, he saw the Tenth Satguru sitting on a throne surrounded by the punj pyaaray, chaar sahibzade and many others. Sant ji prostrated and paid all respects. As to what happened subsequently is not told to anyone by Sant ji.

A few days after this, Sant ji Maharaj decided to return to Punjab. He offered respectful prayers for safe return. Bhai Nanu Singh offered, as a respectful gift, some clothes to Sant Ji but he refused to take these.

by Bhai Balpreet Singh

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

When Sant Kirpal Singh Ji met Sant Gurbachan Singh Ji

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

One time according to the will of Dhan Dhan Satguru Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj Sant Gyani Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale fell seriously ill and was brought to the Guru Tegh Bahadhur Ji hospital in Amritsar.
As this was happening Sant Gyani Baba Kirpal Singh Ji who was sitting in mediation had a vision of what was happening. After this vision passed Sant Ji immediately got up and told the Singhs with him to prepare langar for Sant Gurbachan Singh Ji and for the other Singhs who had accompanied him to Amritsar. The Singhs quickly began to prepare the langar and after an ardas was made to Dhan Dhan Satguru Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj Sant Kirpal Singh Ji and the Singhs with him set of to Guru Tegh Bahadhur Ji hospital.

Upon reaching the hospital Sant Kirpal Singh Ji was taken to the room in which Sant Gurbachan Singh Ji was admitted. When Sant Gurbachan Singh Ji saw Sant Kirpal Singh Ji enter the room he immediately got up from his bed and moved towards the door to greet his beloved brother who he had never seen. Both Gurmukhs said their fateh and embraced one another.

Sant Kirpal Singh Ji then tried to sit on the floor but was stopped by Sant Gurbachan Singh Ji who quickly grabbed Sant Ji’s hands and said, ‘In you I see the light which was with Sant Amir Singh Ji and Sant Sunder Singh Ji. You are a true Brahmgyani who has already merged with Dhan Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj. Your place is not on the floor but on my head.’
Tears began to fall from Sant Kirpal Singh Ji’s eyes as Sant Gurbachan Singh Ji led him towards his bed and made him sit there. Sant Kirpal Singh Ji and the Singhs with him stayed with Sant Gurbachan Singh Ji during his time in the hospital where both Gurmukhs would do vichaar on Gurbani.

What an amazing sight that must have been as the two jathedhars of Guru Ji’s Taksal explained the meanings of Dhan Dhan Satguru Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj which Dhan Dhan Satguru Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj had blessed Bhai Mani Singh Ji and Baba Deep Singh Ji with at Sachkhand Sri Damdama Sahib Ji.

When Sant Ji was discharged from hospital the jatha and him went and stayed with Sant Kirpal Singh Ji many times.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Friday, October 19, 2007

The King and his garden

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

There was once a king who was very religious. After his death he wanted to appoint someone who would be very responsible, smart, kind and religious so he created a garden. This garden was so beautiful with all the flowers that a person would just keep looking and never move the whole day. After flowers and trees, came tasty foods, so tasty that person’s stomach would get full but his mind would want more and more. Then, the king had beautiful women dancing who were so beautiful that even holy saints would lose their character. After this he built a palace with gold, silver, diamonds and everything. This palace was so huge that a person would get lost in it. Beautiful paintings were placed on the walls and carpets on the floor, things which a person would never have seen in his life. After building all this, the King made an announcement that anyone who finds him in the garden would be the next king. Many smart people and holy sadhus came to find the king.

In the morning, everyone entered the garden. Some people just stopped looking at the flowers, some were stopped by tasty food, some by beautiful women. A few holy sadhus made it to the palace. There they searched and searched but failed they found nothing. One sadhu who was smarter than others came outside the palace and thought for a minute. He remembered that the king said he would be anywhere in the garden. So he started looking around. He found a big heap full of dirt, and garbage. He then went there and demolished it. Underneath this sadhu found a door which he opened. When he did this he saw some stairs which he began to walk downwards on. At the bottom of the stairs he found the king meditating. Seeing the sadhu the king became very happy. The King got up and gave everything to the sadhu just as he had promised.

Now, how is this related to Sikhi? Well, this world is full of idiots, smart and holy people. All get on the path to find the king (Waheguru).

Some stop just by entering which means waste their lives by believing that this body is everything and after this there is nothing.

Some say “Eh Jagg Mitta Agla Kis Dittha” and fail.

Some see some “mandals” or worlds in the body waste their time by enjoying it.
Some try little harder and get some ridhi sidhi and busy themselves in these fake powers so this ridhi sidhi becomes those dancing women.

Some try harder and get to the palace covered with diamonds and gold. This is the “dasam duar”. Many stop here and think “this is it”. They get busy with “anhad shabad” and sounds and stop looking for the “King”.

Some Guru De Pyare are not satisfied with all this. They keep looking. They know from Gurbani that the “King” has to be here somewhere. They look around and find a big heap of “haumai”. They demolish it and Waheguru the king appears meditating. Both meet and become one. Those Gursikhs become one with Waheguru or become the King.

“Sooraj Kiran Milay Jal Ka Jal Hooaa Raam”
“Joti Jot Ralee Sampuran Theea Raam”

Bolo Waheguru.

Story taken from “Gurmukh Darshan” Jeevani of Sant Gyani Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale.

Translated by Bhai Bijla Singh Ji

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Dhan Dhan Baba Nand Singh Ji

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Sri Jap Ji Sahib Ji's Numbers

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Bhai Nihaal Singh (Sant Baba Harnam Singh Ji) was born in the year 1813 to Bhai Boorh Singh Ji and Mata Pradhan Kaur Ji. Those of you who have been lucky enough to have heard the life story of Bhai Nihaal Singh Ji will know what an amazing sikh of Dhan Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj he was.

One story, which sticks out for me, is when Bhai Nihaal Singh Ji requested Sant Baba Raam Singh Ji to teach him how to mediate.

Sant Baba Raam Singh Ji said, ‘You should recite Sri Jap Ji Sahib Ji with single minded focus on its meanings; because Sri Jap Ji Sahib Ji is the essence of Dhan Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj’s philosophy’.

Bhai Nihal Singh Ji then asked, ‘How many times should I recite Sri Jap Ji Sahib Ji daily’?

Sant Ji replied, ‘As you start reciting you will yourself realize how many times you should do it’.

From that day on Bhai Nihaal Singh Ji started reciting Sri Jap Ji Sahib Ji. After a few weeks Bhai Nihaal Singh Ji was reciting Sri Jap Ji Sahib Ji one hundred and one times a day.

Sant Baba Raam Singh Ji approached Bhai Nihaal Singh Ji and asked him how far he had travelled on the pathway to the lotus feet of Dhan Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj.

Bhai Nihaal Singh Ji told Sant Ji that, ‘with Guru Sahib’s kirpa I have managed to recite Sri Jap Ji Sahib Ji one hundred and one times per day’.

Sant Ji smiled and said, ‘that is a good start but you are still aware of the number. If you wish to find Guru Sahib you should progress to such a level where counting becomes immaterial’.

From that day on Bhai Nihaal Singh Ji began the non-stop recitation of Sri Jap Ji Sahib Ji all day and all night. Even while Bhai Nihaal Singh Ji slept Sri Jap Ji Sahib Ji could be heard from his holy mouth.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Monday, October 08, 2007

The Egotistical Cobra Kirtani

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One time as Sant Baba Nand Singh Ji was sat in the congregation a big cobra entered the diwan hall. All the sangat who saw this snake got scared and some sevadaars even began to draw their kirpans to kill the cobra.

Sant Baba Nand Singh Ji saw what was happening and told the sangat, ‘Do not kill the snake, it has completed it’s life and is preparing to leave this world. Let the snake come and be blessed with the sight of that Guru of this world and the next.’

The sangat who had gathered at the diwan hall immediately made way for the cobra. As the cobra approached Satguru Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj it raised it’s hood and began to hiss. Sant Baba Nand Singh Ji then did an ardas on behalf of the cobra. At the conclusion of the ardas the snake left the diwan hall and went back into the fields from which it had come.

The sangat were curious as to what had happened and thus asked Baba Ji to enlighten them. Baba Ji said, ‘The cobra you have all seen today used to be a kirtani. The kirtani had an amazing voice and many people would request/pay him to come to their programmes. Unfortunately this kirtani built up a lot of ego as maya took control of his mind. However because of the kirtan he did he only had to pass through a few life forms before Guru Sahib blessed him with a human life once again. The kirtani knows this life form is his last one and decided to come and ask the sangat and Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj for their blessings so that when he takes birth as a human once again he may remain free from the five vices which have torn him away from his Guru.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Baba Gurbaksh Singh & Jaap of Naam vs. Bani

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Baba Gurbaksh Singh & Jaap of Naam vs. Bani
Taken from Nirmal Jeevan by G. Ishar Singh Nara
Translated by Admin

Baba Gurbaksh Singh jee was a blessed soul who had the opportunity to do sangat with Sant Attar Singh Mastuana.

Gayatri Mantar

One day, after divaan, Baba Gurbaksh Singh jee approached Sant Attar Singh and asked, “Many people say that doing paath of the Gayatri Mantar is very powerful. Which Mantar is this?”

Sant jee replied, “For Gursikhs, Satguru jee’s Mukhvaak chhan is the Gayatri Mantar. It is even more powerful than the Gayatri Mantar. It is ‘Gobinday mukhanday udaaray apaaray hareean(n) kareean(g) nirnaam akaamay”

Baba Gurbaksh Singh jee began to do jaap of this mantar with great faith. After Sant Attar Singh departed from the area, he did a chaleehaa (40 day jaap) of this mantar as well in which he would do 31 malas (108 beads in one mala) of this jaap.

After a few months, Baba jee again did another chaleeha and in total did 5 of them at various times. Baba jee began to feel a certain ras from doing this paath in side him. It was very pleasurable to do the paath.

Continued Jaap & Confusion

After some time, Baba Gurbaksh Singh for a total of 6 months repeated this paath. Then for the next 6 months repeated “Vahiguru gurmantar” . After doing this, Baba jee began to feel the same pleasure in doing jaap of both. Baba jee began to wonder sometimes that Gurmantar should give more ‘ras’ but both are giving the same.

Baba jee at this time kept doing jaap of both but the confusion grew. He was not sure why both mantars were giving the same pleasure to him.

It was winter time and the day of 22 Maghar ended and night fell at village Ghudiala in Jalandhar. After sleeping for the first quarter of the night, Baba jee awoke at 1am according to his nitnem. Everything was dark around him. Baba jee softly repeated, “namo andhkaaray namo tej tejay…”

Vision of Sant Mandali

Upon repeating this tuk, Baba jee’s consciousness was pulled inwards. He saw a spherical realm within which there was complete light. Within it, in golden lettering, were written the words “Sant Mandal” or “realm of the Saints”. Baba jee entered the realm and saw there were many spiritually glowing souls within. In the centre of all the souls was a supreme glowing light. Baba jee realized that the extremely glowing jot was Guru Nanak. Just as he had seen in some pictures, there was a simrana surrounding Guru Sahib’s dastaar.

Baba jee lovingly bowed and then sat off to one side. Baba jee saw one glowing spirit say to another “Jap Gurmantar!” the second then said to a third “Jap maha-mantar!”. The third then said to a fourth, “Jap Vahiguru Mantar!”

Baba jee was hearing these voices in a state which was neither waking nor asleep. He was seeing and hearing everything with his soul’s eyes and ears. He did not know what avasthaa this was but he could perceive everything perfectly.

Baba jee’s eyes then opened and his consciousness returned. His body was feeling very light and inside he could taste an amazing ‘ras’.

Meeting Again with Sant Attar Singh

Baba Gurbaksh Singh after some time went with other Sangat from his area to meet Sant Attar Singh who was staying in Sangrur in those days. Baba jee related his experiences with his jaap of the Gayatri Mantar and Gurmantar to Sant jee and also about the vision he had seen of Sant Mandali.

Sant Attar Singh said to Baba Gurbaksh Singh, “to remove your doubts, Guru Nirankaar gave you an answer that the jaap of a shabad or chhand is only for a certain time or purpose. Regular simran and abhyaas should only be done of Maha Mantar of Gurmantar ie. Vahiguru Mantar.

After hearing Sant Attar Singh confirm his belief, Baba Gurbaksh Singh until his end continued to do abhyaas of Vahiguru Gurmantar with complete faith and determination.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Friday, September 28, 2007

Baba Nand Singh Ji's stay at Sachkhand Sri Hazoor Sahib

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In Sherpura village there was no Gurudwara; but a naked udasi sadhu who used to live in a shack outside the village kept a saroop of Dhan Dhan Satguru Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj and advised all the villagers to come and bow before the king of kings before starting their work in the morning.
One day Sant Baba Nand Singh Ji asked the udasi sadhu several questions on where Akaal Purakh is and how one could find him?

The udasi sadhu said, ‘Satguru Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj contains Akaal Purakh’s word and one should search Guru Ji in order to reach him.’

On further questioning by Sant Baba Nand Singh Ji the udasi sadhu said, ‘Young lion of Guru Ji, you seem to have a discerning intellect. You are asking me questions that are beyond my comprehension. If you want answers to all your questions then you should go to Sachkhand Sri Hazoor Sahib Ji where the spiritual power of the tenth master, Satguru Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj the king of kings and the saint of saints resides’.

These words of the sadhu got engraved on Sant Ji’s heart.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Rain, Rain, Rain

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Once, Sant Baba Attar Singh Ji visited Kohat, in the Northwest Frontier Province, on an invitation from the Sangat there. Upon Sant Ji’s arrival two Sikhs came to the railway station to receive him. From the railway station the Sikhs and Sant Ji took a tonga to go to the city.

On the way to the city a few Pathans caught sight of Sant Ji. After studying the glow around his face and looking at his simple attire they assumed that he must be a messenger of Akaal Purakh. The Pathans began to run after the tonga until they managed to get it to stop. When the tonga stopped the Pathans in their native language began to speak.

One of the Sikhs who Sant Ji was travelling with began to translate what the pathans were saying. Bhai Aroor Singh looked at Baba Ji and said, ‘these pathans are begging you to do an ardas on their behalf for rain. They say it hasn’t rained here for three years. If this barren spell continues their children will be dead within the month.’

Sant Ji looked towards the skies and told Bhai Aroor Singh to tell the Pathans to go back to their homes and to pray to Akaal Purakh for rain. Bhai Sahib did as he was told but the pathans did not move. Instead they kept standing in front of the tonga whilst repeating their request over and over again.

Eventually Sant Ji began to sing a shahbad on the roadside. As Sant Ji was singing the skies were ripped open by Dhan Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj as rain began to fall.

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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Baba Nand Singh Ji and the thief

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During my stay in Punjab this summer I spent a lot of time at Sri Nanaksar Sahib Ji where I met countless Gursikhs who were oozing with Naam and Simran. There were many old Singhs present who shared many stories with me about Sant Baba Nand Singh Ji. This is one of the first ones I heard:

A Sikh of Dhan Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj who lived near Daya Basti in Dehli had come with his entire family to Sri Nanaksar Sahib Ji to be blessed with the darshan of Dhan Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj and Guru Ji’s beloved sevadaar Sant Baba Nand Singh Ji.

The entire family were greatly moved by Sant Ji and the other sangat, who had gathered at the Thaat. Back in Dehli a thief who had been watching their house for some days decided to break in and steal all their valuable clothing, jewellery and other expensive items. He thought that no one would be at home as they had all gone to see some so called holy man.

When no one was looking the thief broke into the house and threw whatever he could find into a big suitcase. Once his suitcase was full he decided to wait until nightfall so that no one would see him leave. When it was dark the thief began to drag the overflowing suitcase outside of the house. To his surprise when he stopped to look at the gate he saw an old man standing guard with a big stick. The thief hid for a while and waited for the old man to go. After half an hour the thief decided to leave the house by going through the roof. When the thief began to climb the stairs he saw the same old man standing on top of the roof waiting with a big stick in his hands.

The thief couldn’t believe his eyes. He quickly ran back into the house with the suitcase and threw some cold water on himself. After sitting down for a while he decided to check on the front gate. To his surprise the old man had disappeared. The thief smiled and ran towards the gate with the suitcase. As soon as he came within a metre of the gate the old man appeared again. The thief quickly turned around and went back to the roof only to find the old man wielding his stick up there too.
In this way the thief kept on going towards the front gate and then up towards the roof only to find Sant Baba Nand Singh Ji stating at him. The thief began to cry and repent as he started to crawl towards the gate without the suitcase. This time the old man did not stand in front of the gate and instead he allowed the thief to leave the house. As the thief closed the gate behind him a thought passed through his head that perhaps the old man was just his mind playing tricks on him. After thinking like this for a few minutes he made up his mind to try and take the suitcase one last time. As the thief turned and looked over the gate he saw the old man carrying the suitcase on his head back into the house.

After a few days the thief returned to the house to meet the owner and his family to apologise for his misdeeds. The thief told the family the whole story about the Saint who had protected their house. When the thief found out it was the same Baba that the family had gone to visit he immediately begged them to take him there. After a long journey the thief was finally blessed with a glimpse of Baba Ji who looked into the thief’s heart and saw that he was truly sorry for all the wrongs he had done in his life. Baba Ji then performed an ardas to Dhan Dhan Satguru Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj to forgive the thief and to bless him with a gursikhi jeevan. It is said that the thief subsequently became a Singh who devoted his entire life to Guru Ji’s Sikhs.

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Baba Ji in 2001

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Apologies for being away for so long.

Before posting anything else I’d like to catch up on all the subjects people have asked me to post on, starting with the jeevan of Sant Baba Nand Singh Ji and other Nanaksar Sants followed by some stories of the Sevadaars of Bhai Mani Singh Ji’s Taksaal.

I know I’ve promised to post jeevanis of our beloved sisters and mothers who drank the sweet nectar of martyrdom to honour the oath made by the Khalsa Panth in 1986. Many of these jeevanis are now ready and will be published shortly.


Bhai Satnam Singh Ji was a devoted Gursikh who had a lot of love for Sant Baba Nand Singh Ji. Bhai Sahib owned the Quality hotel, which is situated at Pahar Ganj in Dehli.

There were a number of different rooms in Bhai Sahib’s hotel, which spanned several floors. On the top floor Bhai Sahib used to keep spare bed sheets and pillowcases. In January 2001 some how a fire broke out which threatened to burn the entire hotel to the ground. A service man who was performing his usual duties in one of the rooms on the top floor noticed smoke seeping through the corridor. He immediately left what he was doing to find the source of the smoke. As the serviceman walked along the corridor he could feel the temperature increasing as flames began to spread along the walls. The serviceman began to fear for his life and immediately began to run towards the stairs to alert Bhai Satnam Singh Ji. As he did this he caught a glimpse of an old pious looking man who was wielding a large stick. According to the service man wherever the stick would go the fire began to dance in that direction.

As the serviceman began to run towards Bhai Satnam Singh Ji’s house he thought that his mind was playing tricks on him; it simply was not possible for any man to stand inside a ring of fire and make it move wherever he pleased. After a few minutes lost in thought the service man reached Bhai Sahib’s house. When he entered the house he quickly met Bhai Satnam Singh Ji and informed him of what was happening at the hotel. As he was conveying this message the serviceman noticed a portrait of the same old man he had seen a few minutes earlier. In a soft voice the service man asked Bhai Sahib whose picture that was. Bhai Sahib smiled and said, ‘it is Sant Baba Nand Singh Ji’.
When Bhai Sahib and the service man reached the hotel the fire had been completely extinguished by Baba Ji.

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

The world has gone mad

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One day when Sant Baba Attar Singh Ji was visiting the city of Hyderabad, in the province of Sind, he happened to pass by the local mental institution. Sant Ji expressed a desire to see the mentally sick people who resided in that instituion.
A Singh who was with Sant Ji went and asked the person in charge of the hospital if Sant Ji could come and visit the patients. The person in charge of the hospital had heard about the greatness of Sant Attar Singh Ji and was therefore more than happy to let this flower of Dhan Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj enter and bless that place with his presence.

When Sant Ji first went inside the hospital, the patients were making all kinds of noises and doing all sorts of things which any normal person would not do. Sant Ji immediately sat down on the floor and began to do kirtan.

As soon as Gurbani began to resound throughout the hospital every single patient came and sat around Sant Ji with their eyes closed and their minds completely focused on the shahbad. When Sant Ji had finished doing Kirtan he did an ardas to Dhan Dhan Satguru Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj, the king of kings and the saint of saints. At the conclusion of this ardas Sant Ji told the man in charge that Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj has done his most amazing kirpa and had cured all the patients of all their maladies.

Many doctors who were working at the hospital at the time who had witnessed this event came and examined each patient individually. To their amazement every single patient was completely cured. All of them were subsequently discharged and sent home.

Dhan Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj!

Can anyone who reads this please do an ardas for mental people like me who have forgotten their Guru and let go of his hand.

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Bhai Soma Shah

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Dhan Guru Ramdas Sahib jee was doing kaar-sewa of sarovar at Siri Harmandir Sahib - Siri Amritsar Sahib. A lot of sangat used to do sewa in digging the sarovar and doing other kind of sewa. Soma Arora used to to sell ghunganiyaan (a kind of snack) to residents of Siri Amritsar Sahib and this way made his living.

One day in the evening Guru Sahib saw him and asked him how much vattee (profit) he had made. He came over to Guru Sahib and did matha tek and with extreme humility answered Guru Sahib. Guru Sahib asked him to hand over his all day’s earnings. Soma did not hesitate for a bit and placed all he had at the charan of Dhan Guru Ramdas Sache Paatshah jee.

Soma was a very poor person and met his ends with great difficulty. Second day too, Guru Sahib asked him how much he had earned and asked him to give all his earnings to him. Guru Sahib kept doing this for 5 days. Soma who was always broke, did not have any doubts on Guru Sahib. He trusted Guru Sahib one hundred percent and believed that Guru Sahib knows better.

On the sixth day, Soma saw Guru Sahib at the Sarovar looking at the sangat doing sewa, with full Kirpa-Drishtee (gaze of grace). This time Soma did not wait for Guru Sahib to ask for the money but he came, matha tekked Guru Sahib and placed all his earning at the lotus feet of Guru Sahib. Guru Sahib, who was only testing Soma, was extremely pleased at Soma and said, "Ajj asee laina nahi, kuchh dena hai. Ajj taun tu Soma nahi, Soma Shah hoiya" (Shah means very rich person).

Guru Sahib’s bachan of calling Soma, Soma Shah, forced the abundant force of Vaheguru’s power to come in action. Within days Soma became a shah. He became a shah of not only money but also of Naam.

This is a great saakhi and we can learn a lot from this. We all know that all that we have has been given to us by Satguru but yet when it is our turn to do some sewa or give back something to Guru Sahib or his panth, we find thousand reasons not to do so. We become selfish. May Guru Sahib give us the wisdom of Bhai Soma Shah.


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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The palm reading Pandit and Sant Gurbachan Singh Ji Khalsa

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One time a pandit came to see Sri Maan Sant Gyani Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale. The pandit came in front of Sant Ji and said that he had attained such an avastha that just by looking at someone’s hands he could tell what Akaal Purakh had written in their future and what their destiny was.

Sant Ji lifted his hands up and asked the pandit to tell him about his future. The pandit looked at Sant Ji’s hands for a few minutes and then began to tell Sant Ji and the rest of the sangat who had gather there about some of the events which could occur in the future regarding Sant Ji life.

The pandit then looked at Sant Ji’s hands again to tell him more. As the pandit did this he noticed that the lines he had read a few minutes ago had changed and now revealed a completely different destiny for Sant Ji.

The pandit looked shocked and stood speechless as the lines continued to change over and over again, each time revealing different destinies.

Sant Ji then looked at the pandit and told him that, ‘Sikhs of Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj don't need this vidiya because everything lies not in these worldly hands, but in the hands of Dhan Dhan Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj.’ Who are we to second guess the King of Kings and the Saint of Saints?

The will of God will never take you,
Where the grace of God cannot keep you.
Where the arms of God cannot support you,
Where the riches of God cannot supply your needs,
Where the power of God cannot endow you.

The will of God will never take you,
Where the spirit of God cannot work through you,
Where the wisdom of God cannot teach you,
Where the army of God cannot protect you,
Where the hands of God cannot mold you.

The will of God will never take you,
Where the love of God cannot enfold you,
Where the mercies of God cannot sustain you,
Where the peace of God cannot calm your fears,
Where the authority of God cannot overrule you.

The will of God will never take you,
Where the comfort of God cannot dry your tears,
Where the Word of God cannot feed you,
Where the miracles of God cannot be done for you,
Where the omnipresence of God cannot find you.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Monday, April 02, 2007

Khalsa Revolution Vol II

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KhalsaForce Network alongside KDSDJ are proud to present the much anticipated release of Khalsa Revolution II. A collection of remixed dhadis and unique lyrical pieces have been compiled to spark inspiration in the mind of any listener. This is a small tribute to the Sikh panth created merely 400 years ago that has since attained an uncomparable history and has successfully portrayed the true concept of saint soldiers. The aim of this piece is to reach out to the Sikhs of today, to fire the flame that Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhinderanwale had ignited in every man, woman and child’s heart. The fallen soldiers of the panth have started a legacy, which every sikh needs to fulfill. This is to awaken the panth to the sounds of cries that are resonating in the land of Punjab today where thousands upon thousands are left in the memory of their broken homes. Atrocities in the past and present have bathed the land of punjab in the blood of the shaheeds, which marks only the beginning of the Khalsa Revolution.




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Friday, March 23, 2007

How to escape from the fire of the deadly sins which are consuming the world

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Bhai Kidaru Ji one day saw Satguru Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj walking. Bhai Kidaru Ji who had not had the darshan of his beloved guru for a long time, started to cry and ran towards his Guru. He bowed before his king and asked Satguru Ji, how he should escape from the fire of the deadly sins which were consuming the world.

Satguru Ji replied, 'Bhai Kidaru, as when a forest catches fire and everything in the path of the fire, is being burnt and destoryed, the deer flee and run towards the nearest lake to cool themselves and seek protection from the lake that the fire may not hurt them. O Bhai Kidaru, In the same way, man should flee the deadly sins and take refuge in the cooling water of Satguru Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj's instruction'.

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Monday, March 19, 2007

How can I make it better?

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Don't spend your precious time asking 'Why isn't the world a
better place?/Why isn't the panth in a better state?'

It will only be time wasted.

The question to ask is 'How can I make it better?'

To that there is an answer.
Leo F. Buscaglia

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Friday, February 02, 2007

The "Sikh" Response

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Sons and daughters of Punjab your mother will forgive you but, how will you forgive yourselves for sitting idly as she cried tears of blood?
On a side note I won't be updating the blog for the next few weeks.
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Monday, January 15, 2007

Sant Baba Jawala Singh Ji and Sant Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji

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K Kaur sent me this sakhi today:

Once Sant Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji Bhindranwale went to Harkhowal to see Sant Baba Jawala Singh Ji.
They were going Vichar when suddenly tears began to flow from Sant Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji’S eyes. Sant Jawala Singh Ji saw this and asked "Sant Ji Tusi Udaas Kathaie Ho? (Why are you sad Sant Ji?)

Sant Jawala Singh Ji then said we were together in our past life, we are together in this life and we will be together in our next life. I will do Langar di seva and you will spread the Vidiya.
The reason why tears began to flow from Sant Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji's eyes was because Sant Baba Jawala Singh Ji was about to go back home to Sachkhand. Sant Baba Jawala Singh Ji knew why Sant Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji was shedding tears so in Bairaag bachan by Sant Baba Jawala Singh Ji was given to Sant Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Preaching Sikhi?

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Hopefully in the next few posts I will be able to write a bit about Sant Jawala Singh Ji's amazing jeevan which till today still inspires hundreds of thousands of people to walk on this beautiful path of Dhan Dhan Satguru Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj.
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Friday, January 05, 2007

Guru Gobind Singh Ji and Bhai Bela Ji

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Bhai Bela Ji was a Gursikh during the times of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. He came to Guru Ji and asked if he could stay at Anandpur Sahib. Guru Ji consented so long as Bhai Bela agreed to partake in Seva. He was asked what form of Seva he wished to partake in, such as, langar seva, recite Bani or join the Guru’s army and fight in the battlefield. Bhai Bela replied that he could not cook, read Gurbani or knew how to use shashtars. Thus Guru Ji assigned Bhai Bela Ji the duty of looking after the horses and their stables. At the same time Bhai Bela Ji would be taught Gurbani by Guru Ji.

Guru Ji started by teaching Bhai Bela Ji one line of the JapJi Sahib per day. Bhai Bela Ji would spend his whole day, whilst fulfilling his daily chores, repeating that same line. The following morning he would recite it back to Guru Ji to make sure that he had memorised it correctly, and thus he could progress and go on to learn the next line.

One day, Bhai Bela Ji came to Guru Ji ready for his next lesson. However Guru Ji was busy and was preparing to go out. Just as Guru Ji was about to leave, Bhai Bela Ji got in the way saying, “Guru Ji, I am ready for my next lesson. I want to learn the next line of JapJi Sahib.” Guru Gobind Singh Ji replied, “Bhai Bela, na vakhat veecharai naa veyla” meaning, “Bhai Bela, you are not considering the circumstances I am in; I am busy and must go out.”

Yet Bhai Bela Ji was so innocent and obedient, that he understood Guru Ji’s comment to be the next line of the JapJi Sahib and spent his whole day practising the phrase. When the other Sevadaars heard Bhai Bela Ji, they started laughing and began mocking him. But Bhai Bela Ji ignored them and continued reciting the phrase, eager to learn it well so that he could please Guru Ji the next morning by reciting it correctly.

The following morning when Bhai Bela Ji went to meet Guru Ji, the rest of the Sevadaars had gathered there as well. They wanted to see Guru Ji get angry with Bhai Bela Ji for incorrectly reciting the JapJi Sahib. However, when Bhai Bela Ji recited the line “Bhai Bela, na vakhat veecharai naa veyla,” Guru Ji instead got up and embraced Bhai Bela Ji.

Guru Ji said, “this is what a true Sikh is. He does not allow his own intelligence to get in the way of his Guru’s words. He believes his Guru’s Bachan to be 100% true and does not consider his own intellect to be above that of his Guru’s.”

Too often we judge ourselves to be cleverer and more knowledgeable than our Guru. Bhai Bela Ji sacrificed himself entirely to the Guru’s words. He was so innocent, subservient and obedient that he placed his faith entirely in the Guru’s Bachan, forsaking his own mind and intellect.

May Guru Ji bless us with such pyaar, sharda and faith to forever live according to His Hukam, which is conveyed to us through His Shabad.

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