Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio,
Baba Nand Singh Ji (Patiala Wale) was a devotee of Baba Jassa Singh Ji. Baba Ji were approximately 125 years old and had devotees from Patiala, Nabha and Sangroor – there would many a time be a large gathering at their Dera. Whenever someone from Rara Sahib would meet Baba Ji, Baba Ji would ask that individual to utter a Shabad that Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji Maharaj (Rara Sahib Wale) had sang in their Kirtan Divaans. Baba Ji themselves had listened to two Divaans of Sant Ji Maharaj and would always desire to listen to Sant Ji Maharaj’s Kirtan.
Upon noticing such love, Sant Ji Maharaj sent a car to bring Baba Nand Singh Ji (Patiala Wale) to Sant Ashram Dhablan, Rara Sahib. Sant Ji Maharaj showed Baba Ji utmost respect and even went to the extent of serving the Sangat that had come with Baba Ji. Sant Ji Maharaj fed the Sangat sweets and milk – and later picked up their dishes. Sant Ji Maharaj then took Baba Ji to their Kirtan Divan and sang the Dharna – “Sutte Bhaag Jaag Peh Mere, Mela Ho Geya Saadhua Da” (my sleeping destiny as awoken, I have been blessed with the company of the Saints)
Baba Nand Singh Ji (Patiala Wale) listened to Sant Ji Maharaj’s whole Divan and began to severely shake on three occasions. After the Divan had finished, Baba Ji told Sant Ji Maharaj – “Today my wishes have been fulfilled. The Dharna that you sang today, I have heard it for the third time. The first time I heard it was from Bhai Ram Singh Ji (Namdhari Bhaini Sahib Wale), the second I heard it was from Sant Baba Attar Singh Ji (Mastuana Wale) and now the third time I have heard it from you. After I heard the Dharna, I had Darshan of Satguru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj three times during the Kirtan – this is what caused me to shake! I really like your Asthan, why don’t you give it to me?”
Once again, Sant Ji Maharaj displayed amazing humility. Sant Ji Maharaj seated Baba Nand Singh Ji (Patiala Wale) on their seated and proceeded to walk away. Baba Ji called for Sant Ji Maharaj and said “Such royalty is only worthy of Mahapurkh such as yourself – I cannot compare. You have received the gifts of Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj’s house by displaying such humility. You have won me over! I bow to Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj and say – give my 125 years of Seva to Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji Maharaj. You have in your hands the keys of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s gifts – distribute them open-heartedly.” After hearing all this Sant Ji Maharaj remained in their humble state and bowed to Baba Nand Singh Ji…
Dhan Dhan Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji Maharaj
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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio…