#101 Parchar in Kenya

December 8th, 2014

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio

When Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji Maharaj (Rara Sahib Wale) first went to Africa to carry out Kirtan Updesh  upon the request of the Sangat that lived there, thousands would attend Sant Ji Maharaj’s Kirtan. On the last Divan of Sant Ji Maharaj, there was an Amrit Sanchar in which Sant Ji Maharaj themselves participated in the Panj Pyare Seva. Many Sikhs vowed to become initiated into the Khalsa Panth at the Amrit Sanchar. Wherever Sant Ji Maharaj carried out Kirtan, there was a mass gathering of Sangat, whereby Sangat would come from very far away to relish the opportunity to be able to listen to Sant Ji Maharaj’s Katha.

The Kenyan Government became very worried upon hearing of this regular gathering of so many Sikhs and perhaps feared that this Saint from Punjab was trying to evoke a revolution within Kenya. The Government entrusted Sardar Harbhajan Singh who at that time was working in the police force, to investigate and find out what it was that Sant Ji Maharaj was preaching in these Divans.

Sant Ji Maharaj - painting by Bhai Gurdial Singh

Sant Ji Maharaj – painting by Bhai Gurdial Singh

Sardar Harbhajan Singh, following orders, arrived at a Divan of Sant Ji Maharaj, he bowed to Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj and then sat down wherever he could find a place to sit. At this moment, there was an immense amount of peace within the Sangat, the women and men were both seated at their appropriate seats and all present individuals were obtaining peace through the recitation of Gurbani.

ਬਾਣੀ ਉਚਰਹਿ ਸਾਧ ਜਨ ਅਮਿਉ ਚਲਹਿ ਝਰਣੇ ॥
The Holy beings chant the Bani of the Word, like nectar flowing from a spring.

Sardar Harbhajan Singh listened carefully to the meanings of Gurbani that were being explained by Sant Ji Maharaj to the Sangat. However, by listening to Sant Ji Maharaj he instead was won over by Sant Ji Maharaj.

After attending a number of Divans, Sardar Harbhajan Singh Ji approached Sant Ji Maharaj and said the following: “I was sent by the government to investigate what it was that you were preaching to the Sangat. However after seeing you with my own eyes and listening to the recitation of Gurbani from your blessed tongue, my heart has melted. Please make me one of your own and bless me with the opportunity to take Amrit and practise Sikhi…”

Please forgive us for any mistakes

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio

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