Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio,

Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji Maharaj once stated that the qualities of Jat (self-control) and Sat (truth) are essential for the Jeevan of a ‘Sant’. The two terms ‘Jat-Sat’ in conjunction, represent abstaining from Kaam (lust) and leading a pure life. Someone who possesses such qualities is commonly termed as a ‘Jati-Sati’ individual.

Sant Baba Mann Singh Ji giving respect to Saints of all different faiths and traditions at the annual Barsi Celebrations at Pehowa

In regards to this, Sant Ji Maharaj shared the following Bachan highlighting how important it is for a Sant to remain in Jat-Sat. “If one Sant is to practise a life of Jat-Sat, this practise provides food for a thousand other Sants. If one Sant is to practise a life that is flawed in Jat-Sat, this practise neglects the food of a thousand other Sants.”

Breaking this down, it is evident today that the existing Sevadars of all Sampardas thrive on the name of their elders. Whether it be Damdami Taksal, Nanaksar or Rara Sahib etc. hearing the glory of the Sants of these lineages, members of the Sangat happily donate and respect the Sevadars who are associated or successors to these institutions.

On the other hand, we see if someone acts in a manner that is the complete opposite from what they appear, people not only curse them, but also slate and assume all Sants as having a similar lifestyle.

In short, the responsibility a Sant or Parcharak for that matter has is enormous – his actions define the lives of many others.

Please forgive us for any mistakes.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio

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