Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio,
Sant Beant Singh Ji served many years alongside Dhan Dhan Sant Baba Karam Singh Ji Maharaj (Hoti Mardan Wale). Sant Beant Singh Ji spent a lot of time doing Seva and in the Sangat of Sant Baba Karam Singh Ji Maharaj. In 1948, Sant Beant Singh Ji came to ‘Karamsar Rara Sahib’ for the first time to do Darshan. (The name ‘Karamsar’ was chosen by Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji Maharaj in remembrance and devotion of Sant Baba Karam Singh Ji Maharaj.) On the first day, Sant Beant Singh Ji rested alongside the river and well outside. Upon noticing Baba Ji, many members of the Sangat came forward to have Darshan, to which Baba Ji instructed every Sikh to read atleast 1 Sri Sukhmani Sahib Paath a day. Baba Ji themselves would read 5 Sri Sukhmani Sahib Paath’s a day.
On the second day, Sant Beant Singh Ji entered the Rara Sahib complex, Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji Maharaj had just had Langar and were resting in their Bhora Sahib. Having heard a lot about Sant Ji Maharaj, Sant Beant Singh Ji decided to test Sant Ji Maharaj – to see whether they really were as great as they had heard from other people. Sant Beant Singh Ji quietly entered the Bhora Sahib and began testing Sant Ji Maharaj. Sant Beant Singh Ji said – “O’ Saadh! Wake up and do something for yourself instead of lying around owning a Dera! People like me are living in terrible conditions yet you are robbing people and making them follow you!”
Instead of reacting in an abrupt manner to the test and pretend accusations of Sant Beant Singh Ji, Sant Ji Maharaj adopted a very humble tone. They got up off their bed, folded both their hands and said – “Maharaj, I have only robbed Parmeshar Waheguru (God), I haven’t robbed anyone else…” Sant Beant Singh Ji replied: “That is not all who you have robbed! You have robbed your Guru-Peer aswell! You spent so long doing Seva at Reru Sahib that you have robbed all the Jap-Tap of Hoti Mardan aswell!”
Sant Ji Maharaj went upstairs to leave the Bhora Sahib to which Sant Beant Singh Ji followed. Sant Beant Singh Ji was content with the belief that Sant Ji Maharaj were exactly as others had said. After seeing Sant Ji Maharaj’s humility, Sant Beant Singh Ji embraced Sant Ji Maharaj in a hug and exclaimed: “Blessed is Sant Baba Karam Singh Ji Hoti Mardan Wale, who have given birth to this diamond of an individual!” Sant Beant Singh Ji held Sant Ji Maharaj’s hand and requested them to sit higher than them. Sant Beant Singh Ji then said – “Truthfully you are the only one who is capable of sitting on the lineage of Sant Baba Karam Singh Ji. I have served Sant Baba Karam Singh Ji Maharaj for many years and I can say without question, that there is absolutely no difference in your face and theirs!” Both Mahapurkh exchanged much conversation and later Sant Beant Singh Ji left…
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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh