Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio,
Sardar Mohan Singh requested Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji Maharaj (Rara Sahib Wale) to explain the qualities of a Gursikh to which Sant Ji Maharaj replied:
“A true Gursikh is acts as a sustainer of Vaheguru’s praises. The greater the presence of Gursikhs in the Guru’s Darbar (court) , the greater the profit is of Vaheguru’s praises and Kirtan. Those Sikhs who have ‘Kamaiee’ (spiritual wealth) are fruitful arrows. The words uttered from their mouth have a drastic effect on an individual’s thinking. A Sikh is like the fragrance that flows in the air from Chandan, wherever that air flows, it carries the beautiful smell.
A Sikh resides in Kirtan, he explores historical occurrences, he loves listening to spiritual discourse. He sleeps in ‘Vaheguru Naam’ and awakes in praising Vaheguru. The Sikh bathes in purity and consumes ‘Naam’ as his food. And so a Sikh does not act unfairly with any other being and does not endure the unfair treatment of others. He does not experience fear or exhibit it either. He does not practise injustice and does not allow for it to be practised – this is the lifestyle of a Singh. Compassion and good deeds are the methods of a Singh. He divides the pain of a troubled individual. The action of a Singh is to confidently denounce false beliefs and thoughts. However such methods of a Singh can be practised only by individuals who are truthful, Sadhu’s, Sant’s, BrahmGiani’s, Gurmukh Sikhs. These methods of a Singh can only be adopted by the individual who earns wealth and status, who practises the concepts of Miri-Piri, who practises the concepts of Degh and Tegh and is both a Saint and a Soldier. A Singh is the goal of a truthful Sadhu, a Sant, a Brahmgiani or a Gurmukh. The Singh is Khalsa and is the very form of Akaal Purakh Vaheguru:
AATAM RASS JIH JAANIHEE, SO HAI KHAALS DEV || PRABH MAI MO MEHI TAAS MEHI, RANCHAK NAHEE BHEV ||
One becomes a true Sikh or Sant when he loses himself and endures the pain of others upon himself whilst remaining imbued in the Lord’s love. This is the true stage one should strive to achieve.”
These blessed utterings of Sant Ji Maharaj had such an effect on Sardar Mohan Singh’s life that he adopted them into his own life and alongside his whole family spent the remainder of his life serving the Saadh-Sangat.
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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio.