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  1. Waheguru Life of Sant Baba Maha Harnam Singh Ji. The teacher of Sant Baba Nand Singh Ji Nanaksar Wale. Volume 1 Volume 2 and 3 Volume 4 Volume 5 Volume 7 Volume 8 Volume 9 Volume 10 Volume 11 Volume 12 Volume 13 Has the biographies of some of the Mahapurkhs
  2. Were Sant Baba Atar Singh Ji Reru Sahibwale and Sant Baba Atar Singh Ji Mastuana the same person?
  3. Nirankari head Baba died in a car crash in montreal Canada today. He's most likely getting beaten by jamdoots at this very moment. Then will have to answer to dharamraja for being a pakhandi guru.
  4. The Dera culture is sweeping through punjab. gathering converts from the main religions.Their success can not be denied.What is their pulling power attraction.I beleive they serve a bigger function than a few wise words from a charamatic baba leader.In a failed state like punjab, where social and economic problems are so intense.Theses DERAs offer a walk in one stop family crisis campus.They help the people in their hour of need.They are a mini welfare state for the people. Sikhs have to learn from this, and start their own sikh deras .An campus for sikhi learning, health free food, counselling, voluntary work and many more needs
  5. Sadhsangat jee Vaheguru Jee Kaa Khalsaa Vaheguru Jee Kee Fateh Please take time out too read about the life of the perfect soul, 'gupt grnthee' of Sri Harmandir Sahib Jee Baba Shaam Singh Jee who served Sri Guru Raam Daas Sahib Jee for over seventy years http://www.gurmatparchar.com/#/baba-shaam-singh-jee/4575277976
  6. does anyone know of anyone or anything of an actual voice recording or video long or short, anything of baba nand singh ji? or any videos of sant sujaan singh where baba nand singh ji is shaamal (present)? if so, please please inbox me or post here. there are fotos of them ive seen. and what amazing fotos they are. if there's a recording, the world will be indebted to it. thanks gurfateh
  7. Does anybody know about child baba Baba promoting smoking http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vBxnkPxdzts
  8. Waheguru Here is a great book on Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji Bhindran Wale Khalsa Jivan
  9. Waheguru Here is something the Sangat will be very interested in Golden Puratan Saroop of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji said to be of Baba Deep Singh Ji The file is 566 Mb SGGS Golden Puratan Saroop This same website also has First Published Gurbani meanings by Damdami Taksaal 1980s (Jap Ji, Kirtan Sohila) SGGS Sainchees (2 Parts) from 1950s used by Sant Gurbachan Singh Ji SGGS Sainchees (2 Parts) from 2008 printed by Damdami Taksaal
  10. 08 Dec: Domegaon is a village in the outlying Shrirampur Tehsil of Ahmednagar District in Maharashtra located on the banks of River Godavari, 80 Kms from Ahmednagar, 22 Kms from Shrirampur and 7 Kms from hokar on the Shrirampur- Aurangabad road. It is equidistant from Nashik, Aurangabad and Manmad – some 100 Kms, or 2-1/2 hours journey by bus. Belapur Railway Station is the nearest railway link, about one kilometer from Shrirampur Bus Stand, while Pune Lohegaon Airport, about 110 km from Ahmednagar, is the nearest air link. I would not have dreamt of going to this obscure village even before 21 June 1994, but for my colleague, Capt. Hardev Singh’s insistence. He appeared excited. We did not have much information about the place except a hearsay report: “The villagers of Domegaon and neighborhood have total faith in Guru Granth Sahib. Whenever river Godavari got flooded they took out the holy Granth and touch the water, which then receded without causing any damage to the village. This has been the practice for the last 165 years, ever since an old saint meditated with this volume of the holy Granth.” On checking at Ahmednagar bus stand, we came to know that it takes two hours by bus to Shrirampur from where a local bus goes to Domegaon. Going along the road marked by Neem and Keekar trees, through lush vegetation and ripening sugarcane fields, we reached Shrirampur at 11 A.M. With a view to gathering more details of the place and the route, we approached the first available residents. They took us on two scooters to Veena Saree Centre, owned by Khem Singh Batra, President, Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, Domegaon. We were told that the keys of the Gurdwara at Domegaon were with the Sewadar (caretaker) Gurcharan Singh Saluja, who had gone for collection of stores and was due to return shortly. As we waited for the Sewadar, we were briefed by Prithipal Singh regarding the place: “More than 165 years ago, an old hand-written copy of Guru Granth Sahib came to be preserved in Domegaon. Sikhs in Shrirampur came to know of it only about 50 years ago through a Bijnori Sikh, Bedekar, who used to frequent these villages for business. The construction of the Gurdwara was initiated by one Mr. Ahuja, a factory manager at Ganeshpur Sugar Mills, with the efforts of the Sikh Sangat of the surrounding areas under the supervision of Baba Harnam Singh of Gurdwara Langar Sahib, Nanded. “The Sewadar stays at Shrirampur because there is no Sikh family in Domegaon but he goes to Domegaon daily and the keys of the Gurdwara remain with him. He collects the construction material and the materials for performing rituals at the Gurdwara. We were told that the Akhand Paath (continuous recitation of Guru Granth Sahib) is performed every year on Guru Nanak’s birthday i.e., on Kartik Poornima. The Sangat of Shrirampur visits Domegaon on every Pooranmashi (full moon night). “The villagers of the area take out a procession around the village with the holy man of the village carrying Guru Granth Sahib on his head on occasions like Holi and Diwali. They celebrate all festivals in the compound of the Gurdwara after prayers to Guru Granth Sahib, for which they have a deep devotion. A special congregation is also arranged in the first week of January every year. We tried to bring the holy volume to Shrirampur as we felt that there was no Sewadar. But the villagers refused to part with it stating that it was their Dev (Chief Deity), which could not be taken away from Domegaon. If their Dev is taken away, they will surely be destroyed by floods. Such was the unflinching faith of the locals in the Holy Guru Granth Sahib” Meanwhile, the Sewadar arrived. We hired an auto-rickshaw to proceed to Domegaon. En route, we halted at Shrirampur Gurdwara, a magnificent construction. There we met Trilok Singh Sethi, a respected and prosperous businessman of the area and Special (honorary) Executive Magistrate. He offered to send his car to Domegaon, which we could not refuse as he wanted the car to be blessed by Baba Birdh Sahib of Domegaon. The Sikh saint, who originally brought the holy Guru Granth Sahib and meditated on the banks of river Godavari at Domegaon, is known as Birdh Baba Sahib, meaning the ‘respectable old man’. Our 15 km journey along Nashik-Shrirampur-Aurangabad road was comfortable. At village Bhokar, we found the road turning to Birdh Baba Domegaon (Kamalpur). At Domegaon, we stopped alongside river Godavari, close to the bridge in front of the imposing building of Gurdwara Birdh Baba. Just adjoining to it stands a Krishna temple, a mosque, a Buddhist Gompa and a Hanuman temple. Domegaon is a beautiful village with pictureseque landscape and the surroundings surcharged with spiritual vibrations. A marble stone on the Gurdwara wall had the following inscription: “The construction of Gurdwara Sri Birdh Baba, Domegaon was started at the hands of a Nanded saint on 25 May 1968. About 150 years ago, a Sikh saint of Punjab, who had a hand-written copied version of Guru Granth Sahib established it in this place in a thatched hut, which has now been converted into a Gurdwara. The village is situated on the banks of Godavari, which often got flooded since the times of the Birdh Baba. Guru Granth Sahib was worshipped and taken on the head to Godavari and prayers were offered to Ganga Mai (Godavari) for receding of floods. The local people have full faith in Guru Granth Sahib and Birdh Baba and they have seen with their eyes that with the prayer, flood recedes and the village is saved from losses. This tradition continues till date. This year, when the floods came on 6 August, 1968, the village people repeated the same thing and there was no damage to the village from flood waters.” We washed our faces, hands and feet and the Sewadar brought the old volume (Beerh) of Guru Granth Sahib from its resting place to the main hall. After prayers, we were allowed to study it. Its size is more than double than that of the normal printed Beerh. It contains 1006 pages. It was apparent that it was written long back. It starts with a list of contents preceded with the dates of its writing as Mash Sudi 5, Samvat 1901 (1844 A.D.). The list of contents has three parts. The first list contains the names of all the verses (Baanis). The second is the list of all ragas. The third is the list of the first line of all the Shabads (hymns) in the Beerh. A few pages are also given for the contents. The Baanis included are: Nisan Guruji Jap(u) (p.1), Sodar – five Shabads (p.6), So Purkh – four Shabads (p.7), Sohila/Aarti – five Shabads (p.8), Raag Majh (p.64), Gauri (p.105), Aasa (p.239), Gujri, Devgandhari and other Ragas; Sloka Sahaskriti, Gatha, Funhe, Choubole, Sloka Kabir Ji ke, Sloka Farid Ji ke, Swaeeye Kalaur, Bhatton-ke-sloka, Waran-te-Wadheek Sloka, tatha-Gost-Mlaar Naal Hoi, Ratan-mala, Hakikat Raje-Sivnabh-ki, Raagmala, besides method of preparing ink and Chalittar-Jyoti-Jyot Samawne ke, being the record of merging with the Divine Light of the first nine Gurus, but it has no record of Guru Gobind Singh in the list. It may be that this Beerh was started during the time of Guru Gobind Singh. Writing is in black ink. Pages 1 to 20 are much older than the remaining pages. The sequence of Raag/Shabad/Sloka after Slokas of Guru Teg Bahadar is not as per Kartarpuri Beerh or Beerh Bhai Banno.One Sloka is attributed to Mahila 10 (Guru Gobind Singh) in this Beerh, similar to the golden lettered Beerh at Burhanpur. Some pages have come out of the binding and a few are becoming brittle. The holy hand written volume needs urgent care and scientific archival preservation. Though some amount was sent through ‘Sikh Review’ by a non-resident Sikh from the United States for preservation but it never was so utilized. After having the Darshan and a brief perusal of Guru Granth Sahib, I contacted the local people and interviewed a few of the villagers to know their views and details about the Birdh Baba and the hand-written volume. Those interviewed include Baba Sahib Thorat, B.A. B.Ed., aged 24; Uttam Dasang, aged 30 and Mahatama Swaimbhu Chhedam, aged 82, the head priest of the adjoining Sri Krishna Chakradhar Temple. I was unable to contact Sri Birendra Baba Murkute, who has been looking after Guru Granth Sahib before it was handed over to the Sikh clergy to take the Beerh ceremoniously to River Godavari in the event of flood. I was informed by the local villagers that there was no Sikh in the area nor was there any copy of Guru Granth Sahib with anybody. The Baba wrote the entire Gurbani with his inner spiritual power. It is surprising to know where from did the Birdh Baba gather the paper, ink and pen in that secluded village almost 17 decades ago. Both Baba Sahib Thorat and Uttam Dasang confirmed the age old tradition of taking Guru Granth Sahib to river Godavari and of floods receding. They stated that Guru Granth Sahib is their Dev, which they cannot part with. If they part with it, their village will surely be destroyed by the floods. They also showed me the boulder in the river, where the Birdh Baba had meditated for 12 years. Baba Sahib Thorat stated, Whatever the Baba collected for food, he gave one-third to cows, one-third to Godavari and ate the remaining one-third.” A story was narrated to me how the Baba would “speak to the river”, which in turn, would reply back and give the Baba water. Once a person quietly went to hear as to what the Baba spoke, the river remained silent, where-upon the Baba cursed the hidden person, who died within a week and his entire family perished within a month. Birdh Baba did penance for this act of his anger by continuous meditation. He never lost his temper against anyone after this event. The destructed uninhabited house of this person still remains in Domegaon. After this incident, the Baba shifted to a small wooden house, where he would meet the devotees in the mornings and evenings and gave sermons of Naam Simran. None in the village knew Gurmukhi script but the holy Granth Sahib and Birdh Baba attracted a number of followers. However, whenever the Godavari was in flood, the Birdh Baba took the Beerh to the water and touched it. The water receded thereafter. After the demise of the Birdh Baba, the holy Granth Sahib was kept in a Jhoola (swing). Once, the fury of the flood mounted and the water entered the village. The moment water reached the Jhoola, cradling the holy volume, it rapidly receded. Thereafter, whenever the Godavari got flooded, Baba Murkute took Guru Granth Sahib on his head and touched the water sending it back to the mainstream. This occurred right up to 1968, when it was decided to build the Gurdwara at the same place where the Baba used to live in the wooden house. The present Gurdwara, thus, came into being. Since then, the river has not been in spate near the village. The people said the younger generation could not describe Baba Ji as none had seen him. However, the Mahant of Shri Krishna Chakradhar Temple shed more light on this. Aged 82, the Mahant first described the importance of the ancient temple associated with Shri Krishna Chakradhar, a saint, who stayed in Domegaon for 10 months. A Pandit of Salargaon, Mahim Bhatt composed verses in honor of Saint Chakradhar, which are considered as one of the sources of Marathi language. Describing Birdh Baba, he said, “Birdh Baba had died somewhere in late nineteenth century, much before him. Nobody knows the exact date of the Baba’s demise. He had heard from a saint, who had known that the Birdh Baba was a great Udasi saint, who had made a copy of Guru Granth Sahib while he lived with a Raja. When he became an Udasi, he came to Domegaon and started meditation near this temple. He had this copy of Guru Granth Sahib with him at that time. He was given a hut close to the temple, where he later died. Even during this time, the village folks used to take out a procession of Guru Granth Sahib on Falgun Ekadashi, a tradition they still maintain.” Telling about the people, he said, “The village has Chakradhar Temple, Hanuman Temple, Ganpati Temple, a Mosque and the Gurdwara; all around the same complex within a close vicinity. The village is known as Domegaon-Kamalpur, the name ‘Kamalpur’ was given after the name of Kamal Shah, an important executive of emperor Aurangzeb. His Mazaar (grave) is close to the Mandir-Gurdwara complex. Though the population consists of Hindus, Muslims and few Buddhists, yet they have no religious or caste barriers in marriage ceremonies or social dealings. They have days marked for different religious functions, which they all celebrate together.” He pointed out to me that the people, who followed us to the temple that day, included a Hindu, a Muslim and a Buddhist. There were no restrictions in any religious place for anyone. Later I found record of a statement of Shri Vishvanath Korpe and his mother aged 100 in a local Marathi weekly, Hind Mashaal dated 16 June 1994, which carried a detailed version of the events and confirmed the statements by Baba Thorat. I left the place with genuine respect for a village community united in its veneration for the ancient hand-written volume of Guru Granth Sahib. ~ Bhagwan Singh ~ Eternal Voice http://www.sikhnet.com/news/gurdwara-sri-bridh-baba-extraordinary-tale-faith
  11. Waheguru Here is video of the life of Baba Saroop Singh Ji Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
  12. Baba Nand Singh Jees 1st Darshan Of Satguru jee The first time that Baba Nand singh did darshan of satguru nanak from Sri guru granth sahib jee, Baba Jawand singh jee ( rajajansee wale) were also present with Baba jee. They both made a promise that until Satguru Nanak Dev Jee Does not give darshan by becoming pargat from Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee and eat the parshaada they had prepared for them, they would not eat anything. This event took place at the Saraghari Gurdwara Sahib. In this manner , for 6 long days they did not eat anything, but prepared parshaada for satguru everyday by doing continuous ardaas at the lotus charan of satguru jee. In such situation , they were on the verge of death , but both mahapursh did not give up , remembering Bhagat Ravidaas Jee’s Bachan ‘ Ehu Janam Tumaare Lekhe.’ Finally Parkash came from Satguru granth sahib and Sri guru nanak dev jee Gave their darshan to both mahapursh. Baba jee offered satguru jee their parshaada and guru sahib ate their food with much happiness and blessed both mahapursh. 1st guru sahib said to Baba jawand singh jee, ask for anything you want. Baba jawand singh ji replied ‘whenever i do keertan, please bless me with your partakh darshan satguru jee!’ Guru sahib Said ok, you will definatley get my darshan , but even those who even listen to your keertan , even they will get darshan. After Baba Jawand Singh jee had asked, it was Baba Nand Singh Jee’s turn. Guru sahib asked them, what do you want? Very humbly, Baba ji replied, ” Sache Paatshah ! i don’t even know how to ask from you ” ( Daas nu mangna nahee aunda!”) Guru Sahib Jee said; Bhai Nand Singh, you must ask for something. Baba jee said – Just do one thing, make me yours! I dont need anything else.’ These were the bachans of Baba ji proving their absolute Piar, Prem, Bhaavna for Guru sahib.When Dhan Guru Nanak Dev Ji walked up to Baba Nand Singh Ji and hugged them and said, ” You said you didn’t know how to ask for something, but you have just asked for everything” ‘Je tu mera hoe, taa sabh jag tera hoe’ If you are mine, then the whole world will be yours… Dhan Dhan Satguru Nanak Dev jee Dhan Baba Nand singh jee Dhan Baba Jawand singh Jee Baba Isher Singh ji and Baba Nand Singh Ji Baba Isher Singh Jee’s Sewa For Baba Nand Singh gur peeraa(n) kee chaakaree mehaa(n) kararree sukh saar To work for the Guru, or a spiritual teacher, is terribly difficult, but it brings the most excellent peace. Starting Sewa When Baba Isher Singh Jee became Baba Nand Singh jee’s hazuria, he gave up all of lifes ‘sukh’ for Baba jee. As the above tuk mentions , doing that sewa is extremly hard, but brings the best sukh. When Baba Isher singh jee first came into Baba jis charan, the hajurias (personal attendants of Baba Nand Singh Jee.) Were some other older singhs. They saw how Baba Isher Singh ji had alot of piaar for Baba Nanad Singh and would do anthing for them.So whenever Baba Nand singh jee used to go out somewhere , they used to call Baba Isher singh to do all their work for them while they sat around resting and sleeping. Baba Isher singh used to wash all of Baba jee’s clothes, clean all the dishes,sweep everywhere etc. Before Baba Nand Singh came they used to take Baba Isher Singh out and pretend to do the work themselves. Baba Isher Singh jee knew that the old hazurie were up to something, but he thought that if i told Baba Nand Singh jee, it would be doing ‘shikaaet’ (complaint.) In guru ghar it isn’t good to blame and complain about others. One time Baba Nand singh jee went for a walk, and Baba Isher Singh was told to do all the work. When they saw Baba Nand Singh jee walking back they shouted to Baba Isher Singh jee, ‘ run before Baba jee comes back!’ Baba Isher Singh jee was just about to walk out when Baba Nand Singh jee arrived and said ‘ where are you going?’ Baba jee said im going out from here, Baba Nand Singh jee said’ no you will stay.’ Baba Nand singh came inside and layed down on their aasan, and the old hazurieh started doing sewa off massaging Baba ji’s legs etc. He said to Baba Isher singh jee ‘ when i go out, you come in, and when i come in, you go out. Don’t worry about doing complaints, its better just to tell the truth.’ Baba Isher singh jee said your sevadaars call me in to do all the sewa and when they tell me to go out, i go.’ Baba jee said, these people are very bad, they don’t deserve this sewa. From today only you will do this sewa of being my hazuria.’ Baba jee started this sewa with alot of prem and bhaavna, and when they were free of this sewa they used to remain in bhagti. Protecting Baba Nand Singh Jee In Dehradoon one time when Baba Nand Singh Jee were at dehradoon, they were sitting out side doing Tapp. They were sitting in smadhi , in Guru Nanak Dev jee’s charan. all of a sudden there was thunder and it started pouring with hailstones. Baba jee was standing near Baba Nand Singh in their sewa. When the hailstones started, Baba Isher Singh jee stood on rock near Baba Nand Singh jee and bent over so they were covering Baba jee, as all the hailstones were hitting Baba Isher Singh Jee’s back. When Baba Nand Singh jee came out of their smadhi, they saw Baba Isher Singh jee protecting them from the heavy hailstone fall. Baba jee said, whey are standing like this? Baba Isher Singh replied ‘ the hail stones were falling heavily and you were in smadhi, to protect you from the heavy hailstone fall, i had to stand over you.’ Baba Nand singh jee got very happy by hearing then and blessed Baba Isher singh jee saying ‘ that is exactly how a sewadar should be.’ At the Nonee Mountains One time Baba Nand Singh jee went to the Nonee Mountain near shimla. Baba Isher Singh jee went down the mountain to collect some water for Baba jee. When Baba jee started to come up it started to become dark. Being on a mountain while it was very dark, Baba jee forgot the path way to go back up. But when coming down Baba jee had made signs to which way to go up (for example tied pieces of cloth to trees etc.) Slowly they reached to where Baba Nand singh jee had their aasan. At around quater past 12 they helped Baba Nand Singh jee with their ishnan, and now needed to make tea for them. It started raining heavily, Baba ji had no utensils to make the tea in, no fuel, and no sheltered place to make it. They got their garrvaa(small pitcher) and put water in it for the tea. They got Baba jis umbrella and with their hands dug a small hole in the mud. They started a fire in the hole. The small fuel they had was running out so Baba jee took their dastaar off and tearing it used it as fuel for the fire. The whole dastaar has finished, but the tea hadn’t boiled properly yet. Baba jee then took off his chola and used that as fuel. Finally the tea was made and they took it to Baba jee. Baba jee asked how they made the tea in such bad weather and they told them how they used all their clothes to fuel the fire. Baba jee was very happy with them and put their hand on their back. Pinjour baagh When Baba Jee Were coming back from shimla they stayed for sometime at ‘pinjour baagh’ where the Maharaja of Patiala had one of his palaces. It was a three storey building. Baba jee were going up to the third story, when they got to the 2nd storey Baba jee did hukam to Baba Isher singh jee to wait on the second floor for a while. Baba Isher singh jee replied ‘satbachan’ and stood against the wall. NO parshada, no water, no sleep, for THREE days Baba Isher Singh jee stood in this way against the wall. On the third day Baba Nand Singh Jee Asked the other sewadars ‘ where is ishar sia?’ the sewadaars said Isher singh is still standing in the stairs. They said we thought you told him to stay there. Baba Nand singh jee said , O fools! i only asked them to stay there for a little while before i came back down, but he is my true sewadaar who has followed my bachan without any question! Baba jee themselves went to the 2nd floor and saw that Baba Isher singh jee were standing at the same spot they had left them. Baba jee went up to them and embraced them, and told them to do ishnan paani and eat something etc. All the other sewadaars were amazed how Baba Isher singh jee followed Baba Nand singh jee’s bachan in such a way, without any question. The sakhee of Baba jee’s cholaa One time, before divaan at jagraaon, Baba Nand Singh Jee did bachan to Baba Isher singh jee to bring a new unworn cholaa to wear into diwaan. Baba Isher singh jee went inside and brought a new unworn cholaa for Baba jee. Baba jee put it on but noticed it had no buttons. Baba jee took it off and said there is no button on this, go inside and look for another chola.. Baba Isher singh jee came back after a few minutes with the same cholaa in his hands. Baba Nand Singh jee said, this had no buttons, quickly go inside and look. Baba Isher Singh Jee went inside but came back with the same cholaa again. Baba Nand Singh Jee got angry and said to Baba Isher Singh jee, why do you keep doing this? You keep bringing the same cholaa over and over again without any buttons. Some other older sangis (companions) were also there, in which Sant Baba Meeha Singh Jee Siaar wale were also present. The older sangis said to Baba Isher Singh, what are you doing, on one side you say that Baba Nand Singh jee Is God, on the other hand your not even listening to their bachan. Baba Isher singh Said in relpy, Stop talking like this, I am definately follwing Baba jee’s Bachan. The tailor forgot to put buttons on the chola, and i have no needle , thread or button, how and where will i put the button on? It is also Baba jee’s bachan that under no circumstances can we ask things from any one outside. Now tell me what can i do? When Baba jee does bachan, go inside and look, i then do go inside and look for it but i have to bring the same one back again. When Baba jee gives hukam to get buttons for the cholaa then i will be able to go to the tailor and get that done. Baba Nand Singh Jee got very happy with Baba Isher singh and took the chola off him and put it on. Baba jee did bachan , this boy is steadfast in following Hukam. He has passed all tests and has undertaken and understood maryada very well.’ Doing Sewa So in this way Baba Isher Singh Jee left all worldly pleasures and did Baba Nand Singh Jee’s Sewa. For three four hours they used to put almond oil in Baba Nand Singh Jee’s sees, for two three hours do massage of Baba Jee’s Body, Wash Baba Nand Singh Jee’s clothes, Do their Ishnaan, Make their parshada and give it to them. In 24 hours Baba jee didn’t used to talk. Without any stop or break they used to be in Baba Nand Singh Jee’s sewa. At that time Baba Isher Singh Jee had his Nitnem and Sukhmani sahib ‘Kanth’ (memorised) and used to do paat of many other bania at amritvela. During the day Baba jee used to read sri sukhmani sahib. Without reason they didn’t talk , and just read bani while doing sewa. Due to very busy schedule Babaji was always barefooted, he had little time for himself. His heels used to get cracks and often small stones got stuck up in them. This was the avastha of Baba Isher singh jee, with their mind doing simran and their body doing sewa, just as Guru Sahib Says, man bach kram prabh eaek dhhiaaeae One who meditates on the One God in thought, word and deed sarab falaa soee jan paaeae 6 that humble being receives the fruits of all rewards. 6 http://sikhunity.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/baba-nand-singh-jees-1st-darshan-of-satguru-jee/
  13. Waheguru In the book "The Society of Saints (The Saadh Sangat) Param Sevak: Sant Baba Jagjit Singh Ji, Herkhowale" Baba Ji on pages 88 and 89 tells how to make dhoof the puratan way: Ingredients to making Dhoof The following ingredients used for in the preparation of traditional dhoof (incense sticks), Ingredient Amount Kastoori 2 rati Kesar (Saffron) 4 Mashe Mushkapoor 3 mashe Suche Moti 1 rati Butter of cow's milk 3 shatank Suger (unrefined) 2 shatank Javiti,Desi Joon, InderJoon 1 tola Shal Shalira, Kapoor-Kachari 1 tola each Whitesandalwood, Red sandalwood 1 tola each Barchar, Bhojpatar, Agartagar 1 tola each Small cardamon, big cardamon 1 tola each Dried coconut, fresh coconut, almonds 2 tola each Raisins, special essense stick 2 tola each Black anaseed, white anaseed, Nagar motha 2 tola each Basmati rice 3 tola Scent-Rose Brahmi (should be fragrant) 1 tola Phool Dhava, Loh Bhan 1 tola each Kachoor uch, cinamon 1 tola each These should be mixed together with suger and butter to prepare the essense sticks. Where each day dhoof and jyot (holy light) are used while reciting Jaap continiously, many blessings are showered. Waheguru
  14. Waheguru Here is a great video where babaji answers questions posed to him about shahid singhs,woman,suraj prakash granth, kavi santokh singh ji, sants, also stories and allegations made against babaji. Babaji aswers back and clears all the doubts. Waheguru
  15. ਪਖੰਡੀਆਂ ਤੋਂ ਸੁਚੇਤ ਹੋਵੋ Pakhandian Ton Suchet Hovo The Fearless Parchaar In Punjab Continues...This is a 'To-The-Point' MUST WATCH clip of Baba Ranjit Singh Khalsa Dhadrianwale, speaking at the Gurdwara Parmeshar Dwar Sahib Sangrand Diwaan on Monday 16th September 2013, after returning from their 2013 UK Gurmat Parchaar Visit. **BEWARE OF PAKHANDI BABEH** SHARE LINK:
  16. Waheguru Here is a Taksali Gutka of Damdami Taksal which Purtan Singhs used. Baba Mohan Singh Bindranwale expliens Shudh Ucharan on hard words. Baba Ji at the end of the Gutka comments on how Chaupai Sahib was cut short and who did it and Baba Gurbachan Singh's thought on it too. The end part of the Gutka is worth reading it also expliens which doras were cut out and Baba Ji shows from Purtan Granths that these doras were in the Nitnem. Also,has many other interesting facts worth reading. Taksali Gutka Waheguru
  17. Baba Harnam Singh Rampur Khera (Simran 1 hour)
  18. For the past decade the main focus of most Sikhs and Sikh preachers is to target Sants because many people are going to them for help in all aspects of life. Many preachers have been very out spoken against Sants for breaking sangat and then attaching the sangat to themselves. I know some will cringe when they read this topic, but the truth is the truth. Many Sants have divided the Sikh sangat. One of the main preacher that is fighting such wrongful acts is Sarbjit Singh Dhunda and for that he should be recognized as doing a service for the sangat. He is trying to get the Sikh sangat together on one platform and trying to get rid of the division caused by many factors. Here is one video where he tries to get sangat together on one platform: The Sikh sangat needs to unity and come to Satguru's door and follow Satguru. There are many Baba's that don't want this happening and Dhunda is trying to fight against such forces that have backing from governments and other anti-sikh forces.
  19. Wahegurujikakhalsawahegurujikifateh One time a bibi who lived in Amritsar had a child who had contracted some long term illness. The mother took the child to hospital but despite several treatments the child failed to get better. Day and Night would be spent at her child's bedside - looking after its every need. One day she caught a glimpse of Sant Baba Shaam Singh Ji the beloved kirtani of Satguru Sri Guru Raam Das Ji Maharaj's house - Sachkhand Sri Darbar Sahib Ji. A thought came into her head as she saw him. He is a Sadhu, a Mahapursh, a Bhramgyani - if there is anyone who can make my child better its him. In this way she decided to go very early in the morning and leave her child on the street that Sant Baba Shaam Singh Ji would walk on as he made his way to Sachkhand Sri Darbar Sahib. When Mahapursh was walking to Darbar Sahib at amritwela - he saw a child had been left by the side of the road. He picked up the child and carried it with him to Sachkhand Sri Darbar Sahib. Whilst carrying the child he was singing the praises of Akaal Purakh. Santji began to see that the child he was holding was very lethargic and unwell. As a consequence he sprinkled water from the Amrit Sarovar and began to recite Sri Sukhmani Sahib Ji. Eventually Santji after spending the day at Sachkhand Sri Darbar Sahibji Santji took the child back to Dharamsala Sri Guru Nanak Devji Dasan Das Shaam Singh. All along the child's mother had followed Santji and now she entered the Gurudwara Sahib. When she saw that her child was very alert and playful she fell at the feet of Sant Baba Sham Singhji. Santji realised she was the mother of the child and immediately said why are you thanking me? I have done nothing! Go to Teerath Raaj Maharaj Sri Amritsar Sahib - and thank Satguruji the king of kings, the saint of saints and the ocean of compassion. It is the house of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, it is their bani, their very form which has bestowed this kirpa on you and your child. Wahegurujikakhalsawahegurujikifateh
  20. Wahegurujikakhalsawahegurujikifateh This is a very rare photograph of Sant Baba Shaam Singh Ji, the beautiful kirtani of Satguru Sri Guru Raam Das Ji Maharaj. Wahegurujikakhalsawahegurujikifateh
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  22. I'm reading Life stories of great sikh saints by Dr.Hakam Singh. I wanted to share this with the sangat because I normally think of the only right way being Sikhi and everything else being false (including other religions) but then I read this: While at Baagh a Muslim Pir, Murad Shah Kukara, who was a big landlord of this area also, came to see Baba Nand Singh Ji. When Baba Ji heard of his arrival he came out of his room to meet him. The shah bowed and then took his sash (which he always carried around his neck), spread it before Baba ji and said "I have come to a perfect fakir today and am not ready to go back empty handed". Baba ji stayed quiet for a moment and then said " Do you know shah ji! That what you are asking for comes at a price, and I hope you know that price?" The pir replied " Yes sir, i know the price for what I am requesting is my head." Baba ji then said, "Think and tell me whether or not you have already given your head to someone else?" The shah stayed quiet for some time and then picked up his sash and said " thank you sir, you have already filled my sash because you have restored my faith in my preceptor." pg 172 What I gather from this is that Baba ji and other mahapurakh not only help sikhs stay attached to god but also help other people stay on their own paths. I think this also shows the power/bonds formed when we offer ourselves to someone/something in this world. We must be careful because the price of betraying ones religion in favour of another, even though they lead to the same source, seems to be a dangerous. Obviously the on true lord is the creator of all, but maybe there are temporal consequences? Forces that act in the world/powers that surround religions? Anybody else wanna add in their 2 cents?
  23. Waheguru This book is written by Baba Karam Singh Ji Bhikke Wale. Questions were asked to Baba Isher Singh Ji by different individuals and the answers given. Baba Karam Singh Ji wrote these down to help the student on Atam Marg. In the introduction it says that after reading this granth other granths will not be needed because it has all the essence of other granths in it. Couple of the questions and answers in the begaining of the book are here translated into english so Gursikhs can have a taste and will read the entire book for their benefit. My english is not so great and many mistakes probably crept in,so it is better if you read it along with the book Waheguru Here is the link for the entire book Atam Hularay Ik Oankar Satgur Prasad “Atam Hularay” by Baba Karam Singh Ji Rara Sahib Wale Question: The six Sasters(six schools of hindu philosophy) and other religions (mat) have given different methods and understanding on how liberation (mukat) is to be obtained; for instance some say that spiritual wisdom (gyan) leads to liberation (mukhti). Some say that following the eight components of yoga: Yim, Naym, dharna, dhayan etc. leads to liberation. Also some say that karama leads to liberation. Every sect (bekh) give there own view on liberation. What is the method taught in Sikhi(Gur Mat) that leads to liberation? Answer: Guru Nanak Dev Maharaj also believes spiritual wisdom (gyan) leads to liberation. For instance: “But liberation does not come from learning without understanding,” (Ang 903). Without knowledge (gyan) there is no liberation for a person(jiv). Also, Guru Gobind Singh Ji says who is ignorant of the Knowledge of the ONE LORD, how can such person ferry across the world-ocean? 1.71. Akal Ustat Sri Krishna also says that without spirtual wisdom (gyan) liberation is not possible. Riday Giaanaat nih Mukti (Gita) For as long as there is no knowledge of the soul (Jiv Atama) in the heart (hirday) there can be no liberation. Question: What is the definition of liberation (mukti)? Answer: The eradication of coming and going in reincarnation and the destruction of (Aad) suffering of the mind (Biadh) suffering of the body (Opaadh) suffering of the self and is the meaning of liberation. Question: What method or practice (saadan) taught by Guru Nanak Dev Maharaj that leads to liberation? Answer: Guru Ji teaches that these three methods (Saadna) lead to liberation: Bana manan nam liv laavan Houmai tajan panth eiho paavan This is the path of liberation. There are two more methods (saadan). 1. Sewa 2. Simran, without these two Sikhi cannot be obtained. For instance: ਗੁਰ ਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਸਿਖਣਾ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਦੀ ਸੇਵਾ। Gur Sikhee Daa Sikhanaa Guramoukhi Saadhasangati Dee Sayvaa. The way of learning the conduct of a Sikh of the Guru is that one should be the holy congregation. 1 ਵਾਰਾਂ ਭਾਈ ਗੁਰਦਾਸ : ਵਾਰ ੨੮ ਪਉੜੀ ੪ ਪੰ. ੧ Bhai Gurdas Ji Without self-less service (Sewa) and remembering God (Simran) Sikhi can’t be obtained. Like a bird cant fly in the sky without two feathers. A Sikh without self-less service (Sewa) and remembering God (Simran) cant merge into Wahguru without these two items. Question: What is the form of self-less service (sewa)? Answer: There are many different kinds of Sewa. Sewa of parents. Sewa of a country. Sewa of society. Sewa of someone in need. Sewa of animals and birds. Building schools, colleges, hospitals, religious centers are also Sewa, all these Sewas are for the society. But the most beneficial Sewa is of the Guru and Congregation (sangat) with this sewa the heart (hirda) becomes clean and the light of spiritual knowledge (gyan) grows. Guru Ji says: Fruitful is service to the True Guru, if one does so with a sincere mind (Ang 552) There are many different kinds of Sewa for the Guru. For instance taking care of the Guru. Even if you live far sending money for the Guru’s Kitchen (langer) is Sewa. Also, spreading the teachings of the Gurus is Sewa. Thats why in the Gurus House liberation can be obtained by Sewa to the Guru and Sewa to the society. In the midst of this world, do seva and you shall be given a place of honor in the Court of the Lord. Sri Rag Guru Nanak Dev Ji Question: To live a happy life in this world what qualities (gunas) need to be applied? Answer: God rests in those hearts which have good qualities, traits (gunas). For instance: Jogi riday Nivas, bogi riday Udas Those with good qualities (gunas) have God in their heart (hirday) and those always seeking pleasures (bog) are always far from God. Guru Ji says: He dwells forever in the minds of the virtuous. He is far removed from those worthless people who lack virtue (Ang 27) God is in the heart of the virtuous and far away from those who lack virtue . This is why good qualities need to be lived (dharn). Dhora Dharm seel tap daan gun, vidya bin jo jant Mirat lok kit baar tay, nar bap mirag bichranat 14 Those people without religion (dharm) , good conducts (aacharn), good virtues (gunas), knowledge of God (brahm vidya) are a burden to this earth. Even though those people have the bodies of a human but they are like animals. That is why people need to be virtues (gunas). Religion (dharm) is the best virtue (gunas). Guru Ji says: Those who forget the Naam, the Name of the Lord, are a burden on the earth (Ang 488) Dohar Sukhi dukhi nar jagat mai, dharm karay jo koi Sukhi karay tab sukh badai, dukhi karai dukh khoe 19 Those who with pain or pleasure follow the religious teaching (dharm) will get happiness. If a happy(sukhi) person follows the teaching he gets more happy. If a miserable (dukhi) person follows the teaching his misery will be reduced. Question: What is the form of righteousness, duty, faith (dharm). By what qualities can a person follow dharm? Answer: Ahead the meaning of dharm is explained. Dhora Khima, Ahansa, daya, mird, satbachan, tap, daan Seel, Soch, Trasna bina, dham ling das jaan 10 These are the ten signs of dharm. 1. Forgiveness (khima karani) 2. Not killing a being (Jiv na marnay) 3. Having compassion on all beings (sab jivan tay daya karni) 4. Talking positive (mitha bolna) 5. Talking truth (sat bachan bolnay) 6. Following religious practice (tap karna) 7. Giving (daan karna) 8. Being modest and staying sexually pure (sharm rakhni jat vich rahna) 9. Bathing (isnaan Karna) 10. Be content (trishna ton bina hona) Meaning staying content with what you have, not always wanting more. This is the form of dharm, by following these ten signs happiness is obtained. Question: How does dharm grow (otpati)? Answer: Choupai Upjay dharm vak sat kar ait Daya daan kar dham vadai nit isthat dharm khimaa kay sangaa Dharm krodh kar hoot vivangaa 11 Meaning: Being truthful gives rise to dharm. Being truthful is a best quality (guna). Guru Ji says: Sacho oray sab ko upar sach aachar va sach shabna hoey daaru paap kadhay dhoeay. Because of this always talk truthfully. Compassion and giving everyday adds growth to your faith. If someone practices compassion dharm begins to stabilize in that person. Compassion and forgiveness gives birth to dharm. Guru Ji says: The mythical bull is Dharma, the son of compassion; this is what patiently holds the earth in its place (Ang 3) So dharm in the form of the bull is the son of compassion. It holds the earth upon itself. If dharm is destroyed then the whole earth is destroyed. Dharm is powerful, practice it with forgiveness toward everyone in your heart. Question: How is dharm destroyed (naas)? Answer: Dharm Krodh kar hot vibangaa 11 Dharm is destroyed by angar (krodh) because when a person is angry all his good virtues (gunas) get destroyed in his hear. Question: How does anger take birth? ' Answer: Anger rises from (dvash). Whoever has jealousy and hatred they will get angry. Guru Ji in Bani says anger is like fire (agni) and outcaste(Chandal). Agian krodh Chandal The fire of anger is the outcaste who burns dead bodies at the crematorium (Ang 15) For instance fire when it gets loose destroys whatever is in its way, so angry destroys the good virtues like fire. A butcher (chandal) does not have compassion in his heart, so doesn’t a person who has angry. Guru Ji says: Do not meet with, or even approach those people, whose hearts are filled with horrible anger (Ang 40) The Fifth Guru explains it: O anger, you are the root of conflict, compassion never rises up in you. You take take the corrupt, sinful beings in your power, and make them dance like monkeys. Associating with you, mortals are debased and punished by the Messenger of Death in so manys ways. O Destroyer of the pains of the poor, O Merciful God, Nanak prays for You to protect all beings from such anger. (Ang 1358) Andh Karo tharg vatan kro, Surat vatan ko batharo dar daaro dirat vatan ki su dirtharo, pun chaatar ki mat dur nivaro Anger says whoever I effect, People with eyes I make them blind. And whoever has ears I make them dumb. whoever has steadfastness I shake them The wise I make foolish and unable to differentiate between good or bad This is why anger destroys dharm, never have anger in your mind