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Bhai Jagraj Singh has passed away.

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He helped me alot in learning and directing my attention to things my limited intelligence missed. He'll be missed as a Panth but we should use his passing as a catalyst to take over his work. 

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Wheguru je ka khalsa Wheguru ji ke fateh.  A tragic loss to panth especially the UK panth, great sevadarr,  very intelligent and presented Sikhi to the youth which made it practical and simpler to understand. Lets hope he has reached the right place and is one with God. Wheguru ji ke khalsa Wheguru ji ke fateh.

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Vaheguru. Loss of words.

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I can only claim to have watched about 3-4 of Bhai Sahib's videos, but they were very good and effective. I applaud the effort he made in his short life.

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He started in 2012 and within 5 years he did sewa that no other Sikh youth ever did. He spent time with sangat for the past many years and sangat (us) should now support him and his organization including his very young family.

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Waheguroo, lost for words. 

I remember Bhai Sahib at one of the first Sikhi Camps I attended back in the early 2000s. He was soo inspirational.

I can't even begin to imagine what his children must be feeling at this moment. May Maharaaj bless him, his family and the BoS team to continue the priceless sewa initiated. 

 

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May this noble soul rest in peace!  Time to follow his steps. Arm yourself with knowledge.

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What a legend!!! He was a fearless lion who will never be forgotten. Such a man cant even be described with words. He was a TRUE gursikh of dhan dhan Guru Gobind Singh ji maharaj the king of all kings.

Bhai Jagraj singh saved me! He truly did. I dont know where i would be right now if it wasnt for seeing his Basics Of Sikhi videos man. Its like god sent him down for a reason. He came to wake us up!! 

 

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  • i am sorry to hear this very sad news.  May he rest in peace.
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Bhai Jugraj Singh discusses how he got into sikhi and his avastha.

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On 20/07/2017 at 10:30 PM, jkvlondon said:

Not a loss ..but a chitanvani how little we can trust time left , the best response to his passing and the passing of all our parchaariks is to review or immerse  ourselves in what they taught and dedicate in building up our own jeevan and encourage anyone and everyone to naam jap

maya won't let me go . 

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I watched his videos too, huge loss for every sikh. May Bhai Sahib ji rest in peace.  May God  bless him and his family

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2 hours ago, pardesanbibbi said:

I watched his videos too, huge loss for every sikh. May Bhai Sahib ji rest in peace.  May God  bless him and his family

I don't get it , please consider how many videos , how much katha, how many question and answer sessions are left in the bank for everyone to still consult , plus the number of international teams started, the new stronger panthic relationships between different younger jatha members across the diaspora, the groundwork done fot the Amritsar project started . 

He is not gone , his words and light touch is still around , let us not slip into depressive mode , we should be happy for him , gurmukh laha lah gehe ... he has returned home. It is just like all our wise gursikhs they don't die , they live in their bachan to us , if we read and learn they remain active in this realm too.

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59 minutes ago, jkvlondon said:

He is not gone , his words and light touch is still around , let us not slip into depressive mode , we should be happy for him , gurmukh laha lah gehe ... he has returned home. It is just like all our wise gursikhs they don't die , they live in their bachan to us , if we read and learn they remain active in this realm too.

I was thinking this yesterday, it feels like he's not gone. Weird, I feel he came into this world for a reason to guide us to Gurbani. Very nice words penji. 

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9 hours ago, AjeetSinghPunjabi said:

maya won't let me go . 

maya is a witch like that ...enticing yet her true roop is horrific

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we as individuals , families, communities and the kaum need to develop the traits we admire in our predecessors , our parchaariks, kirtaniyas and sewaks , then the panth will progress and enjoy strength and blessings from Guru Pita ji. At this juncture we need to listen to katha of shalok saskriti and jaitrisari ki vaar as being provided by veer Sukh jeevan Singh on Sikh2Inspire on a morning and night basis this week , contemplate shalok mahala 9 and develop gurmat understanding of death:

 

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It is very sad to see Bhai Jagraj Singh leave us but Maharaj in his hukam has decided that his time is up in this world and he is needed elsewhere. 

When I watch his videos what I realise about Jagraj was that he brought a fresh and unique perspective to parchaar that has never been done before.

He was not afraid to think outside the box. He broke things down into bit size chunks which made it very easy to understand. 

His approachable manner drew people in a way maybe other parcharaks could learn from.

These are the things that has attracted more people to Sikhi. 

We need to build upon that.

 

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4 hours ago, Ranjeet01 said:

It is very sad to see Bhai Jagraj Singh leave us but Maharaj in his hukam has decided that his time is up in this world and he is needed elsewhere. 

When I watch his videos what I realise about Jagraj was that he brought a fresh and unique perspective to parchaar that has never been done before.

He was not afraid to think outside the box. He broke things down into bit size chunks which made it very easy to understand. 

His approachable manner drew people in a way maybe other parcharaks could learn from.

These are the things that has attracted more people to Sikhi. 

We need to build upon that.

 

His approach to parchaar was unique in terms of how he styled and conducted his lectures / sermons, and I'm not solely referring to his use of English. Whether that was a conscious decision or entirely organic is something only he knew. What I mean when I refer to his style and demeanour during parchaar is that even though he was of the younger generation, he didn't fall into the trap of trying to emulate the trappings and aura of a Sikh holy man flanked by an entourage who sit in obedience behind the main speaker, eyes closed in a state of samadhi. That doesn't work anymore, and whether it's genuine or a hackneyed attempt to convey a sense of deep spirituality to the sangat it just seems a bit of an act.

Contemporary searchers for spiritual truths amongst Punjabis want relatability and accessibility, not a distant "do as I say, not as I do" approach, which is where many of the even younger crop reveal their lack of intelligence and humility. The desire to play at being the totemic religious presence should be a red flag to anyone who wonders if the new Singh on the block is the real thing or another in a succession of pretenders. 

Bhai Sahib's passing is a major loss for Sikhs in the West, and on a personal level it's something that's saddened me a great deal.

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5 minutes ago, MisterrSingh said:

His approach to parchaar was unique in terms of how he styled and conducted his lectures / sermons, and I'm not solely referring to his use of English

 

4 hours ago, Ranjeet01 said:

His approachable manner drew people in a way maybe other parcharaks could learn from.

Agree, he could communicate and get the message across to different levels of spirituality in people, because what he had to say could not be based on status or any sort of hierarchy. It's the message of our Guru's that he was putting across to us, not his own agenda. 

Some people tried to insult him or belittle him on some points. But there's not many that are able to connect to a diversity of people and Bhai Jagraj Singh did just that. These kind of souls such as paji Jagraj come very rarely into the world and they leave a mark when they depart too. Such is an example of the respected Kathavachaks of previous generations, wise and highly effective communicators also. 

He didnt do just parchar of Sikhi, but also LISTENED. Not many parcharaks do that, but those that do listen and have meaningful conversations with the sangat, are the ones that are unique and Bhai Jagraj Singh was Unique. 

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1 hour ago, simran345 said:

He didnt do just parchar of Sikhi, but also LISTENED. Not many parcharaks do that, but those that do listen and have meaningful conversations with the sangat, are the ones that are unique and Bhai Jagraj Singh was Unique. 

So very true. People in need of guidance just want to be heard as well as being spoken to. Occasionally, a solely one-way conversation can raise more questions than it answers. Of course, in a formal parchaar / sangat setting it's difficult to get that dialogue going without disrupting the flow of the message, but in certain uniquely tailored sessions there does need to be a conversation where both sides can interact. One got the impression Bhai Sahib wasn't doing his work solely to increase his reputation and legend, as it were, but was seeking to get to the bottom of a lot of pressing issues and questions that Sikhs today have on their minds.

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On 21/07/2017 at 6:38 AM, S1ngh said:

He started in 2012 and within 5 years he did sewa that no other Sikh youth ever did. He spent time with sangat for the past many years and sangat (us) should now support him and his organization including his very young family.

Absolutely agree, I hope Sikh Channel perform a fund raising activity for Sukhmani Kaur and their 3 children, one who is only a few weeks old.

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May he rest in peace. He will be missed greatly.

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God bless  Bhai Jagraj Singh.

Sat Sree Akal.

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