This blog is a humble attempt at showcasing some events in the life of Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji Maharaj (Rara Sahib Wale) and highlighting the worldwide seva done by Sant Baba Mann Singh Ji (Pehowa Wale) and Sant Baba Mohan Singh Ji (Pehowa Wale)
A Mahapurkh who was seated amongst Sangat at someone’s house once shared the following Bachan. The Mahapurkh stated that although Pooran Sant’s appear to be laughing and speaking to individuals about worldly affairs, their mind remains fixed in remembrance and meditation of the Lord Waheguru.
ਜਿਨਾ ਸਾਸਿ ਗਿਰਾਸਿ ਨ ਵਿਸਰੈ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮਾਂ ਮਨਿ ਮੰਤੁ ॥
Those who do not forget the Lord, with each breath and morsel of food, whose minds are filled with the Mantra of the Lord’s Name –
ਧੰਨੁ ਸਿ ਸੇਈ ਨਾਨਕਾ ਪੂਰਨੁ ਸੋਈ ਸੰਤੁ ॥੧॥
they alone are blessed; O Nanak, they are the perfect Saints. ||1||
It is the false impression of Kalyugi Jeev such as ourselves who doubt Sant’s in such a way. Those that have become one with Waheguru, maintain his remembrance regardless of the fact that they are indulging in worldly activities and responsibilities. An example of this from Gurbani is when Bhagat Tarlochan Ji questioned Bhagat Namdev Ji as to why they were spending their time working (Bhagat Namdev Ji washed clothes as an occupation) instead of chanting ‘Naam’. Bhagat Namdev Ji replied the following:
ਨਾਮਾ ਕਹੈ ਤਿਲੋਚਨਾ ਮੁਖ ਤੇ ਰਾਮੁ ਸੰਮ੍ਹ੍ਹਾਲਿ ॥
Naam Dayv answers, O Trilochan, chant the Lord’s Name with your mouth.
ਹਾਥ ਪਾਉ ਕਰਿ ਕਾਮੁ ਸਭੁ ਚੀਤੁ ਨਿਰੰਜਨ ਨਾਲਿ ॥੨੧੩॥
With your hands and feet, do all your work, but let your consciousness remain with the Immaculate Lord. ||213||
In light of this, Sant Baba Mann Singh Ji (Pehowa Wale) shared the following Bachan about Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji Maharaj (Rara Sahib Wale). When Sant Ji Maharaj would visit the homes of the Sangat who had invited them, when eating Parshada, Sant Ji Maharaj would recite five Sri Japji Sahib Jaap’s.
ਖਾਣਾ ਪੀਣਾ ਹਸਣਾ ਸਉਣਾ ਵਿਸਰਿ ਗਇਆ ਹੈ ਮਰਣਾ ॥
Eating, drinking, laughing and sleeping, the mortal forgets about dying.
Unlike us, who forget Maharaj when carrying out the above activities, the beloved of the Lord have their minds fixated on the Lord Waheguru at all times.
ਰੰਗਿ ਹਸਹਿ ਰੰਗਿ ਰੋਵਹਿ ਚੁਪ ਭੀ ਕਰਿ ਜਾਹਿ ॥
In the Lord’s Love, they laugh, and in the Lord’s Love, they weep, and also keep silent.
ਪਰਵਾਹ ਨਾਹੀ ਕਿਸੈ ਕੇਰੀ ਬਾਝੁ ਸਚੇ ਨਾਹ ॥
They do not care for anything else, except their True Husband Lord.