Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio,
“Just as there is no difference between water and the waves, the waves are water and the water is waves, the only difference the visual perception. Just as there is no difference between wood and wooden objects, only visual perception. Just as there is no difference between gold and golden jewellery, only visual perception. Just as there is no difference between the sun and sun rays, only visual perception. Just as there is no difference between metal and metal objects, only visual perception – in the same way, there is no difference between Waheguru and Waheguru’s Sants – only visual perception!” (Quoted from Sant Baba Mann Singh Ji Pehowa Wale)
Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji Maharaj was seated upon their chair at Rara Sahib. The Garvaiee Singh (P.A.) of Sant Ji Maharaj approached them and appeared to be very depressed. Sant Ji Maharaj asked what was the matter to which the Garvaiee Singh replied, “Sant Gurbachan Singh Ji of Damdami Taksaal have left for their heavenly abode, however there is one thing very remarkable to note! Sant Ji left, after having done Katha (spiritual discourse).”
In Sant Gurbachan Singh Ji Maharaj’s amazing lifetime, they performed spiritual discourse of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj on numerous occasions, whilst spreading the teachings of Damdami Taksaal (Sikh institution) nationwide throughout India. It was with their grace that 1000’s of Sikh’s had learnt correct pronunciations of Gurbani.
There was a table in front of Sant Ji Maharaj Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji, which Sant Ji Maharaj then began to whack 2-3 times. The present congregation alongside members of Sant Ji Maharaj’s Jatha questioned as to why they were doing this, to which Sant Ji Maharaj replied – “How great are thy Sant Gurbachan Singh! Your dedication has won me, you have left this earth after having doing what your whole life has been dedicated to!” Sant Ji Maharaj then turned to the seated congregation and said – “Just as Sant Gurbachan Singh have left after doing their lifelong task of Katha, we too will only leave our body after having performed our lifelong task of Kirtan!”
It just so happened in this same way, on the 25th of August, hours before Sant Ji Maharaj left for their heavenly abode, they performed Kirtan at a hall on Mander Street, Wolverhampton (now converted into a Gurdwara known as Nanaksar Thaath). It was in this Kirtan that Sant Ji Maharaj explained the significance of the features on our body in relation to self-less service of the Sangat and remembrance of Waheguru.
To conclude, Sant Mahapurkh are not affiliated with a Jathebandi or ‘sect’. They are sent in specific places for specific reasons in order to fulfil the tasks set to them by Waheguru. A true Sant will not associate themselves with anything and are detached from this world. Nowadays members of different Jathebandi’s of the Sikh Panth often feel ashamed to say ‘Fateh’ to one another or to be seen with one another, however despite where Mahapurkhs are sent, they have love for one another. Similarly, Sant Baba Thakur Singh Ji (Damdami Taksaal Wale) used to show love and respect for Sant Baba Mann Singh Ji (Pehowa Wale). Sant Baba Thakur Singh Ji and Sant Baba Mann Singh Ji were often in countries outside of India during the same period of time. Sant Baba Thakur Singh Ji’s Singh’s would perform Katha after which Baba Ji would do Kirtan. Sant Baba Thakur Singh Ji showed a lot of love and would always ensure 5 Sikhs were to go greet Baba Ji before they would come to meet them.
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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio