#134 Kirtan and Avastha

August 23rd, 2015

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio,

Once at Rara Sahib, a Singh sang the following Shabad in Dharna Kirtan:

ਦੇਖੌ ਭਾਈ ਗ੍ਯ੍ਯਾਨ ਕੀ ਆਈ ਆਂਧੀ ॥

Behold, O Siblings of Destiny, the storm of spiritual wisdom has come.

ਸਭੈ ਉਡਾਨੀ ਭ੍ਰਮ ਕੀ ਟਾਟੀ ਰਹੈ ਨ ਮਾਇਆ ਬਾਂਧੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
It has totally blown away the thatched huts of doubt, and torn apart the bonds of Maya. ||1||Pause||
The Dharna went ‘Jado Giaan Di Haneri Aiyee, Bharmaa Nu Lehgei Rorh Ke’. The next day, Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji Maharaj (Rara Sahib Wale) summoned the Singh to their Bhora Sahib. Sant Ji Maharaj questioned the Singh as to what he was reading the night before and after he had explained, Sant Ji Maharaj scolded him with the following:
“Spiritually, are you at the level to be speaking of spiritual wisdom? Are you sure you have attained it? Your mind is polluted with filth and bad actions, how so can you speak about the effects of spiritual wisdom (Giaan) and the detachment of doubts? Have you become liberated from all doubts? You will not receive bliss from narrating things you have not experienced.”
sant maharaj smadhi
When narrating this Saakhi, Jathedar Sant Baba Mohinder Singh Ji Jarg Wale stated that we should read and narrate Gurbani that relates to our spiritual stage and understanding. It is futile for us to talk and narrate to members of the Sangat things we have not experienced or have made no attempt to achieve. It is due to this that Kirtanis are generally advised by Mahapurkh to sing ‘Benti Waliya Dharna’s’ (Dharna Kirtan that involves Gurbani that begs in Nimrata from Maharaj Ji).
Please forgive us for any mistakes.
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio

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