Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio,
Before leaving for Sachkhand, Sant Baba Attar Singh Ji Maharaj (Reru Sahib Wale) had given the congregation advance notice and assured them that all their wishes will be fulfilled. Following the end of the Divaan, Sant Baba Attar Singh Ji adorned a ‘Kafni’ (robe) and took another robe with them into the Hazuri of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj. Sant Baba Attar Singh Ji offered prayers to Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj and Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj and said – “Maharaj Ji, we request your blessings in passing on the responsibility of this institution to your very humble devotee – Isher Singh. We ask that you bless us in adorning this robe that signifies the responsibilities he is to take on. Please forever bestow your love and support on Isher Singh and save the honour of his saintly form.”
After completing this Ardas, Sant Baba Attar Singh Ji themselves placed the gown around Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji’s neck and said – “You have now adopted this guise, regardless of the fact that your mind was already of saintly intentions, it is now essentially that you adopt a saintly form on the outside as well as on the inside. It is through this Saintly attire that you will be distinguished as a saint from a Grihsti (householder). If a Saint doesn’t adorn a Saintly attire and so a householder doesn’t show him respect, then that Saint is responsible for that and the householder is exempt from any sin. If a householder doesn’t show respect to a Saint in attire, then he is sinning. And so, it is essential you forever remain in such a manner.”
After witnessing this, many other saints who were present at the same moment requested Sant Baba Attar Singh Ji adorn them with the Kafni robes in the same way they had did with Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji. Sant Baba Attar Singh Ji replied: “Adorn them yourselves, for such blessings are not obtained easily and are in fact predestined…”
The service that Sant Isher Singh Ji conducted of Sant Baba Attar Singh Ji (Reru Sahib Wale) was unmatched by any other devotee. The level of commitment and devotion in Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji’s service was what enabled them to achieve the most fruitful blessings from Sant Baba Attar Singh Ji
9 Maagh marks the date Sant Baba Attar Singh Ji Maharaj (Reru Sahib Wale) left their mortal frame for their heavenly abode.
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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio.