Tuesday, January 31, 2006


newspapers must die.

waheguru jee ka khalsa waheguru jee ki fateh

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Needh Naa Aavai


mY ibnu gur dyKy nId n AwvY ]
mai bin gur dhaekhae needh n aavai ||
Without seeing my Guru, sleep does not come.

myry mn qin vydn gur ibrhu lgwvY ]
maerae man than vaedhan gur birahu lagaavai ||
My mind and body are afflicted with the pain of separation from the Guru.

hir hir dieAw krhu guru mylhu jn nwnk gur imil rhsY jIau ]4]2]
har har dhaeiaa karahu gur maelahu jan naanak gur mil rehasai jeeo ||4||2||
O Lord, Har, Har, show mercy to me, that I may meet my Guru. Meeting the Guru, servant Nanak blossoms forth. ||4||2||

waheguru jee kaa khaalsa waheguru jee kee fateh

Monday, January 23, 2006

Sant Juaalaa Singh Ji

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sant Juaalaa Singh Jee
by Principal Gurmukh Singh in Soora
Translated by www.tapoban.org Admin

7 km from Rajpura on the Patiala Road is the bridge for the Bhakra river. The caretaker of this bridge was Bhai Juaalaa Singh, who later became famous as Sant Juaalaa Singh in this Jatha. He became very close to Bhai Sahib Randher Singh jee. How he became so is a very interesting story. Bhai Sahib Randheer Singh honoured Bhai Juaalaa Singh with the title of Sant, even though in the Jatha, Singhs were not called Sant but only Bhai or Bhai Sahib.

Bhai Juaalaa Singh was supervising the construction of the bridge when an unknown Sikh Sadhoo approached him. After offering his Fateh, the Sadhoo asked,
Sadhoo: “do you recognize me?”

BJS: “No. Who are you? Where are you from? Who do you wish to meet?”

Sadhoo: My name is Juaalaa Singh. I have come very far to meet you.

BJS: To meet me? Then it is my good fortune! Come home with me and have something to eat.

Both went to Bhai Juaalaa Singh’s home and there Bhai Sahib gave the Sadhoo some food. At the same time, he was also astonished and wondering what message the Sadhoo could have brought for him. After finishing his meal, the Sadhoo began, “Bhai Juaalaa Singh Jee, you my companion from a previous life. In our last life, we were three friends who meditated together. After all three of us died, Akaal Purakh gave us human life again and named all three of us Juaalaa Singh."

BJS: Who is the third Juaalaa Singh?

Sadhoo: The third is Juaalaa Singh is a Sant at Harkhovaal. Have really totally forgotten your last life?

BJS: I remember nothing.

Sadhoo: I have come here to remind you then. You used to say, “Oh Lord, if I get human life again, may not even one of my breaths go without your remembrance. Today you’ve forgotten everything?

BJS: Yes…

Sadhoo: Alright. The moment is now approaching. In the next six months your family will all pass. Don’t worry! First your only son will leave and then your wife will leave shortly after. Akaal Purakh wants to first relieve you all your family duties so that you can remain in his will and meditate on his naam. Your naam earnings will begin where you left them in your last life. But be warned! If you falter, your path will become long and you might have to go through the cycle of many births.


Now allow me to leave. I was pulled to you by our old love and came only to warn you. After saying this, the Sikh Sadhoo left for an unknown destination. That Sadhoo never met Bhai Juaalaa Singh again.

Bhai Sahib was astounded yet worried after hearing all these amazing things. He kept thinking to himself, if Nirankaar did exercise his will on his family, what should he do?

He did not understand what path to take, but in his mind he had reached the firm decision that he would not let this birth go to waste. Whatever had happened in the past, was past.

In the next few months Bhai Sahib reduced his work. After two months, his only son fell ill but because he had been warned, Bhai Sahib remained steadfast. After a few days, the boy died.

Then came the turn of his wife. Three and a half months after the death of his son, Bhai Sahib’s wife also died. Like the Sikh Sadhoo said, within six months, his entire family had passed. Bhai Sahib was now all alone in the world. No daughter, no daughter in law, no grand son, nobody. This was such a turn in life at which a person looks back at what has happened and attempts to look forward into the fog of the future. If Bhai Sahib was usual worldly person, and if the Sikh Sadhoo had not warned him, it’s possible he could have faltered. But Bhai Sahib did not take long to decide on his future. He gave up his supervisory position and decided to engross himself in naam simran only.

One of Bhai Sahib’s close companions, Rtd. Cpt. Sher Singh, who was an amrit vela companion of Bhai Sahib Randheer Singh jee, tells us that Bhai Juaalaa Singh folded his business and then moved to Nandpur KalauR near Patiala and took up residence at the Gurdvara. Here he became to do akhand paths. His voice was very sweet and because of the departure of his family and the effect of BaNee, a sense Bairaag grew within him. In this village lived some members of Bhai Sahib Randheer Singh jee’s keertan congregation, and Bhai Sahib became close with them. It was natural that seeing Bhai Sahib’s bairaag those Singhs should have given him some of Bhai Sahib Randheer Singh Jee’s books or perhaps told him lovingly about Bhai Sahib. As a result, Bhai Juaalaa Singh developed a deep desire to meet Bhai Sahib Randheer Singh. After a few months at the Poh Sudee Satvee Smaagam at Narangvaal, Bhai Juaalaa Singh went to fulfill his desire. The Singhs brought Bhai Juaalaa Singh into the presence of Bhai Sahib Randheer Singh, but instead of the Singhs introducing Bhai Juaalaa Singh, Bhai Sahib rose up and embraced him and exclaimed “Oh long last Sant jee! Welcome!”

The Nandpur KalauR Singhs were all astounded. Bhai Sahib thanked these Singhs for
allowing him to meet a long lost brother.

After the smaagam, Sant Juaalaa Singh jee remained with Bhai Sahib when all the other Singhs returned to their villages. He became a permanent member of Bhai Sahib’s amrit vela sangat. He would recite Sree Sukhmanee Sahib in a very sweet voice.

One day when Sant Jee was reciting Sukhmanee Sahib at amrit vela, he was reciting the line “PARGATAY GOPAL MHAANT KAY MAATHAY” when Bhai Sahib said “here comest the Mahantee!” No one understood. Nor could Sant jee understand what Bhai Sahib had quickly said.

When the day at risen, the village council of Nandpur KalauR arrived at Bhai Sahib’s home with a request. Sant Juaalaa Singh was also sitting there. The council told Bhai Sahib, “the previous Mahant (caretaker) of the Gurdvara Sahib at Nandpur KalauR, Sant Punjab Singh, has passed away. Please give Sant Juaalaa Singh permission to carry out this service now.”

Bhai Sahib accepted the request of the village Sangat and they brought Sant Juaalaa Singh to Nandpur KalauR. Sant jee now understood the brief reference Bhai Sahib had made during nitnem. Sant jee then remained at Nandpur KalauR till his last breaths. He had such a glowing face. At one Ran Sabaaee keertan I attended as a youth, Sant jee sat beside me in Sangat. I was amazed to see that everyone was hearing the same keertan but sometimes Sant jee would begin to laugh and at other times tears would fall from his eyes. Later I understood this spiritual state from GurbaaNee: “RANG HASAI RANG ROVAI, CHUP BHEE KAR JAAHI(N)…”

Those Singhs who have heard Sree Akhand Paath Sahib from the voice of Sant Jee know that Sant Jee’s recital had a curious pull to it and gave a unique pleasure. The Paath was very fast but filled with nectar. His face would glow with divine colour. Only by seeing it could it be understood.


Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Bhai Harnaam Singh Ji Komal

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh


From Soora, January 1987
Translated by Admin - www.tapoban.org

Bhai Saahib Harnaam Singh Jee Komal
Bhai Harnam Singh jee Komal was a famous jewel of the NirbaaN Keertanee Jatha. He
was a very close companion of Bhai Saahib Randheer Singh jee and all old Jatha Singhs
are very familiar with him. His magnetic personality pulled everyone close to him.
During ardaas when Komal jee would say “Vahiguru”, he would produce a unique echo.
He would always be encouraging his companions to do naam abhyaas. Komal jee was
firm in his ways and never bowed before any officer or anyone else. He lived his entire life in a very royal fashion.

Regarding Komal jee’s demeanor, his sister Bibi Variaam Kaur writes that from the very start, Komal jee was always independent and did as he wished. He didn’t easily listen to what others had to say. “When both of us, brother and sister, went to Bhulovaal regarding our older brothers marriage engagement, we found out that Maaee Jhugee was visiting and was staying out in the fields. We went to meet her. This Maaee was a hundred years old and a virgin. She was very happy to meet us. In our discussion, I mentioned that my brother (Komal jee) was very stubborn. Our father had arranged his maariage when he was a child and had promised someone his hand, but now he would not listen. Maee jee said “Bibi, this is a soul who has done a lot of meditation in his last life. He has meditated a lot and this is why he has a very hard nature. He will be the salvation for 21 of your generations. Don’t say anything to him.” And so we were forced to reject that marriage arrangement.

Komal jee was born in Mithaa TivaaNaa in the home of Mata Lachhmee and father Bhai
Gulab Singh on June 11, 1911. Mata Lachhmee had many good qualities. She had a very
strong dedication to her household duties. Every day Mata jee would prepare food for her husband or some visiting Saint by grinding the grain herself and while preparing the food she would do one Sukhmani Saahib and another while preparing buttermilk. When Mata Jee was pregnant, she would daily do 25 Japjee Saahibs. In their home the family had parkaash of Sree Guru Granth Saahib. Mata jee would keep reciting baaNee while standing, sitting and at all times. Mata jee was also very generous. She would serve the less fortunate with food and clothes with great enthusiasm. Mata Jee passed away in 1930-31 but her Gurmat lifestyle had a deep effect on her children.

Komal jee studied upto the tenth grade in Khalsa High School Sargodha. Sargodha is
near Mithaa TivaaNaa. Where Komal jee was very influenced by his mother’s seva and
faith as well as her Gurmat lifestyle, he was also influenced by his teacher at Sargodha School, Mater Nihal Singh. Master jee’s sharing of his Gurmukh qualities cause Komal Jee to be pierced with faith for the Guru. Master Nihaal Singh was a very serious individual and his qualities were stamped onto the hearts of all the school’s children. If he was to scold a child for a mistake, he would pat the child and then push him and say “Gurmukha…what is this? Step aside!”

Through destiny, Komal Jee’s mother and Master Nihaal Singh had a very deep effect on
him. Every day he would go to the well and fill clay pots with cold water, lift them upon his head and then take them to the Gurdvara Sahib to lovingly serve the sangat. During both his breaks and his school going days Komal jee would continue this service. After High School, Komal jee went to the Government Engineering College in Rasool and passed a course in Draftsmanship. He found employment in Lahore. When he was free from his job, he would either go to shores of the river and sit in peace or go to Gurdvara Dehra Sahib and clean the dishes from the Langar.

During his school days, because of the influence of his aunt Gian Kaur, Komal jee was
very big fan of Bhai Saahib Veer Singh jee and would day and night sing his praises.
Because of his nearness to Bhai Veer Singh jee, Komal jee’s poetry appeared in the
“Khalsa Samaachaar” newspaper under the title “Komal jee Sargodhvee”. However,
when, by the will of the Guru, Komal jee met Bhai Saahib Randheer Singh jee in Lahore, he forgot about Bhai Veer Singh jee and became only for Bhai Saahib. This relationship lasted in high spirits till his final breaths.

After joining the NirbaaN Keertanee Jatha, in 1937, Komal jee appeared in an Amrit
Sinchaar Smaagam before the Panj Pyaaray and received amrit, but he remained without
the deep colours of naam which should have coloured him. After nine or ten hours, when Komal jee was brought before Bhai Saahib, Bhai Saahib was shocked and said to
Jathedar Baoo Mul Singh jee, “What has happned here?” Then locking eyes with Komal
jee, Bhai Saahib said “How unfortunate! He has Bhai Veer Singh sitting inside him and
due to his own understanding, he has given equal status to that one Sikh and the Punj
Pyaaray who are the Guru’s own form. I have great hopes from this long separated soul. Satguru himself will reveal the true and complete Gurmat to him.

After this, a limitless love with Bhai Saahib Randheer Singh jee’s Jatha started. Komal Jee, speaking about a personal miracle he experienced, writes the following: “I was in Giaan Dheengra jee’s car when Bhai Saahib jee touched my Trikutee (on the forehead). The deep meditation that I realized at that time, I have never experienced again!”

In Komal Jee’s home in Lahore’s Krishna Nagar, Akhand Paath smaagams and keertan
sessions were always happening. The intoxication of naam was so strong at the weekly
smaagams that keertan would go on till noon with no one would even think about eating
or langar. All attention was devouted towards the food of Amrit naam and eating that, we would be satisfied.

And so Komal jee passed his entire life in the NirbaaN Keertanee Jatha’s Smagams and
Gupruab ran sabaaees and Akhand path sahibs, in the enjoyment of naam. Sometimes
Komal jee was troubled because of the Asthma he had inherited from his fatehr’s side of the family, but he never ever faltered in preserving his amrit vela and taking a full bath including washing his kesh.

As the final day approached, Komal jee’s last Poh Sodee Saptmee Smaagam arrived,
which was always celebrated in Ludhiana’s Model Town Sree Guru Singh Sabhaa.
Komal jee spent the entire time in the corner of the Langar hall, washing the used Sarbloh dishes. He would not speak with anyone and his attention was turned towards the keertan from the loud speaker and with his hands he was serving his Lord. Komal jee hinted to his younger brother Bhai Saahib Soorat Singh Pooran jee that he was preparing to move to the next world.

Veer Soorat Singh Pooran jee tells us that for a year before his leaving us, Komal Jee would go to the cremation grounds and peacefully sit there, alone for a long time. He had a great love for flowers and he planted a few plants in the cremation grounds and told his family that his body should be cremated at this place (Komal jee’s love for flowers and love for the Guru were visible at the Nargvaal Poh Sodee Saptmee Gurpurab when the Nagar Keertan was taken out. He would go to various bungalows and shower Sree Guru Granth Saahib jee and the Sikh Sangat with flowers).

Finally on March 6, 1986, amrit vela arrived. Komal jee’s body was not well for a few
days. On this day however, although he was weak, he was not experiencing any
difficulty. According to his daily schedule, this day too, he rose at Amrit Vela and
listened to Nitnem, Sukhmani Saahib and other BaaNees from his wife Bibi Inderjeet
Kaur and enjoyed them in total bliss. After the conclusion of the path, Komal jee had
some slices of an orange and then told his wife that she should rest and he too would rest for a while. After a little while, Komal jee’s son brought some milk and herbal tea and called for his father, but no response followed. He woke his mother and she too came running. A doctor was called but the soul-bird had flown. Komal jee had left for the abode of the Guru.


Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

The Most Beloved Friend

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh


The Most Beloved Friend: Subedar Harbachan Singh jee
By Prof. Thakur Singh in Poorab Janam Kay Milay Sanjogee
Translated by Admin www.tapoban.org

***note: this is an excellent addition to the life story found in Bhai Sahib Randheer Singh
jee's Rangle Sajjan book***

Sree Maan Baoo Mul Singh jee's most beloved friend was Subedar Harbachan Singh jee.
Bhai Harbachan Singh jee had been allotted land in Baoo jee's village of Chakk 52/2 L
Okara, and his house backed on Baoo jee's house. He was the son of Baoo jee's 36th
Regiment head-clerk, Sardar Maan Singh jee. Because he regularly visited Baoo jee's
house from a small age, his love for Baoo jee was so solid that it lasted till the end of his

When in 1912 Bhai Sahib Randheer Singh jee brought Baoo jee and his family from
Panch Khand to Narangvaal, it was because of these Gurmukhs' desire that the amrit
sinchaar and sree akhand paath saahib were all held at Ambala ChhauNee.
After this amrit sinchaar smaagam, by the grace of the Lord, they would meet daily with
Baoo jee at amrit vela and also at night for paath. This solid program also lasted until
their final days.

Army Career
After some time, Subedar Harbachan Singh was made the clerk for #66 Regiment and
because of his suitability, he soon became the head-clerk. In the first World War, he was
sent to Basra, where with the army he spent six months on the Kotalmara Front, and after
six months of being surrounded, he became a prisoner of Turkey. Despite many
hardships, his food arrangements remained just fine. Bhai Sahib's body was not very
strong like the other soldiers, and after 5 or 7 days in transit, he became so weak that he
collapsed and fell unconscious. The Turk Officers left him there. For their part, they had
left him to die, but the Lord protected his servant. After advancing another mile, the
entire troupe stopped and Bhai Sahib Mastaan Singh (who later joined the NirbaaN
Keertanee Jatha and did keertan on the Rawalpindi trips) asked his Col, if he may be
allowed to bring Harbachan Singh, and permission was granted. Through Bhai Sahib's
efforts, veer Harbachan Singh was brought in his unconscious state and administered
medicine. When he was revived, he was bathed and at this point Bhai Mastan Singh said
"That Satguru who has given you this new life, meditate on him, and please recite for us
Sodar daa Paath."

After this, during his time in captivity, due to his suitability, he was appointed an
interpreter and was able to pass the entire time well, and returned after the war an was
sent to KohaaT ChhauNee.

Subedar Sahib's Kindness
Subedar Harbachan Singh was a very merciful and kind person. Because of Baoo jee's
love for me, he too used to show me a lot of love. Once he arrived at Okara on a leave
and the Guru Kaa Baagh Morcha was going on, and Baoo jee was gone to Sree Amritsar.
We both decided to also leave for Sree Amritsar for darshan and ishnaan. When we were
leaving we decided to take an account of our money. He had 105 rupees with him and I
had 21. I became the treasurer. We arrived at Sree Amritsar and did darshan and ishnaan.
For two days we enjoyed the bliss of keertan. When it was time to return, Bhai
Harbachan Singh told me to keep five rupees each for the trip back and put the rest in the
Guru's golak. "This money is given to us by Satguru jee and the extra should be offered
back." We did this and returned.

Once in Okara, Bhai Attar Singh was reciting nitnem for Baoo jee in the dead of winter.
Bhai Harbachan Singh did his ishnaan at home and came to listen as well. After the
conclusion of the paath, when he was leaving for his home, he took the beautiful new
blanket he was wearing and put it on Bhai Attar Singh and said "His blanket is thin, so I
offer this one to this beloved."

Subedar Sahib's Sense of Humour
Subedar Harbachan Singh was a very lively and cheerful person. I remember a very
funny story about him. In those days veer Haree Singh was also there. At night, we went
for our walk to the farm land. In our way came a water irrigation canal. We skipped over
it and proceeded, but Subedar Sahib had a heavy body. When he attempted to jump
across, he fell in the canal with his shoes and pyjama. When he tried to climb out from
the other side, he would slip back into the water. After slipping three or four times he said
"I didn't take the Kotalmara Front to be anything, who does this canal think he is??" He
made us laugh so much and he himself began to laugh.

The next day he took out a new suit and went on his walk with us, when we saw another
wide canal. He said "I'm not as good as you because yesterday I couldn't jump the canal,
but today I'll surely jump it." When we both jumped over after raising our pyjamas, he
took a running start from a distance and again fell in the canal with his boots and pyjama.
He came out laughing again. Every day we'd be ready for some kind of joking around
like this and he was always ready to be a part of it.

Thirst for Keertan: Rawalpindi Smaagams
In his platoon, he had keertanee friends like his most beloved friend Bhai Mastaan Singh
and even after going into the army, he continued to live a religious life by doing the
sangat of his divinely coloured friend Sreemaan Baoo jee and enjoyed naam, baaNee and
keertan. He would always thirst for keertan and satsangat. Whenever the Jatha went to
Rawalpindi, he would always attend.

When in 1928 Baoo jee went to Rawalpindi with the Jatha, he took a leave from his platoon and came. At that time, the Jatha was staying in the home of Bibi Inder Kaur's
maternal grandmother in the city. Baoo jee was speaking about Gurmat when he saw
Subedar Sahib and became ecstatic. He emotionally spoke the line "Gursikhaa(n) kee har
dhooR dayh ham papee bhee gat paahi(n)"

The Lord gave his blessings and keertan began. Such an environment was created that
everyone was swaying in divine colours. Satguru jee had given Subedar Sahib not only a
holy soul, but a high consciousness. He was lost in a divine state and his simran was
going very powerfully and his consciousness was enjoying the amazing spiritual colours.
Seeing him in such a state, the rest of the sangat was also becoming amazed. That night,
the entire sangat enjoyed such a bliss that cannot be described and is unforgettable. I
cannot be forgotten. It is because of his high avasthaa that Bhai Sahib Bhai Randheer
Singh jee used to call him "dulayshvar jee".

When in 1929 the Jatha came to Rawalpindi again, Subedar jee took a leave from Kohaat
and arrived. That day keertan was taking place at Bibi Inder Kaur's home and it was a
very blissful scene. Sree Maan Baoo jee motioned to Subedar Sahib to begin a shabad.
He sat in front of the vaja. When he began the keertan, his consciousness became
elevated into divine colours and he was lost. His naam khanda began to rattle and the
entire sangat began to sway silence. After some time, the rest of the sangat began to
depart but sitting with Baoo jee, the khanda continued. Much of the night passed like this.
Then Bibi Inder Kaur came and with two hands clasped together requested the two
Gurmukhs to eat . Both ate and them went to rest.

In 1930 Bhai Sahib Randheer Singh jee returned from jail. In 1931 the Jatha arrived in
Rawalpindi with even greater splendour. Amazing keertan took place. One day at amrit
vela, the Jatha was going to Bhai Sardha Singh's home for keertan when Subedar Sahib
arrived from Kohaat by train. Everyone was very happy. Baoo jee and Sree Maan Bhai
Saahib kept hugging him. Particularly Bhai Sahib jee was in bliss by meeting his long
departed brother "Heera Harbachan Singh". In that embrace, Baoo jee noticed that
Subedar Sahib's body was very hot and he had a fever. Baoo jee requested Dr. Gurbaksh
Singh to give him medicine and tell him to go rest at home. The carriages had arrived so
the Jatha departed.

Subedar Sahib then came to me and said "I've come here to see the Gur-Sangat and enjoy
Keertan. I will not stay at home and have medicine nor will I rest. Let the Jatha go first
and we'll later call our own carriage. We'll arrive after them."
So without telling anyone, we arrived at the house the Jatha had gone to. When the Jatha
had sat down, Sreemaan Bhai Sahib put the second vajaa before me, and just like he used
to say, said "take a shabad". According to Hukam, the shabad began "Aavay Saahib Chit,
Tayriaa(n) bhagtaa(n) diTHiaa(n)"

Bhai Saahib fell into divine colours at the very start of the shabad. He took the shabad to
the highest notes. The sangat became such an environment that everyone was lost in love
and were on some other world. Every line of the shabad was touching the heart. Every line was sung many times and like this the sangat enjoyed bliss for a long time. Subedar
Sahib was sitting behind behind me and putting his hand in mine said "Look! I've
received my medicine. I've got my treatment. The cure has worked. My shirt is soaked in
sweat and the fever has broken."

The keertan ended at 11AM. When everyone was rising from the divaan, Sreemaan Baoo
jee saw Subedar Sahib and in surprise, said "We had asked you to take medicine from the
doctor and rest." Subedar Sahib laughed and replied "I've followed your orders. You
Gursikhs in sangat, beloved-ones, are my doctors. By letting me hear keertan of
GurbaaNee, you've given me the cure: "Teenay taap nivaarNhaaraa dukh hantaa sukh

By way of which I've enjoyed spiritual bliss which is beyond description. What is this
bodily fever? See for yourself, with the very first shabad my fever broke and I began to
sweat. I came here thirsting for satsangat and keertan, and so Satguru jee has given his
blessings and the fever has broken."

Sreemaan Bhai Sahib jee again embraced him. They had met after so many years and he
gave his love to his heart's content. After this, the Jatha ate and returned to rest.

Retirment and Final Years
Subedar Sahib was still serving in the army when he had a heart attack in 1940 or 41, due
to which he was given his pension and an allotment of land. The land was in
Montgommery near Okara. He came back to his village to live a peaceful life of rest and
again began to enjoy the sangat of Baaoo jee. He had such a love for Baoo jee in his heart
that he would always walk behind him out of respect. In 1938 when Baoo jee fell from
his horse and was seriously wounded in the head, Subedar Sahib arranged for taking care
of him and the doctors' treatment.

After receiving his pension, Subedar Sahib came to meet me in Ludhiana for some time.
He would take some medicine but his trust was on GurbaaNee and keertan. This was the
greatest treatment for him.

From Rawalpindi, Bibi Inder Kaur sent a letter that her aunt was on the Maree mountain
range and there was a beautiful house there that could be used for rest purposes for
Subedar Sahib, to escape the heat. We went to Rawalpindi and asked Dr. Pargat Singh jee
about this suggestion about going to the Maree mountain. He said that it was good for its
temperature but a mountain was not a good place for a heart patient. "If you want to go,
then travel in leisure and there too, rest. Listen to keertan, but don’t' sing along. This
would give you strain." Subedar Sahib remained silent.

We arrived on Maree and the arrangement for staying and bathing at amrit vela was fine.
After nitnem, Bibi Inder Kaur's aunt would do parkaash of Sree Guru Granth Saahib and
would sing keertan. There was a vaja there. When I began to do keertan, Subedar Sahib
said to me "Dr. Sahib has advised that I can listen to keertan but not do it. But keertan is
the food for my soul and the medicine for my body. I cannot last without it. How can I follow this advice of not doing keertan?" He then laughed and said "It's not as if he's
going to see me doing keertan…So we'll do keertan and enjoy the bliss." The entire time
he stayed here, he enjoyed keertan, and remained very happy.

Bhai Sahib Randheer Singh jee in the book "Ranglay Sajjan" writes about Subedar
Harbachan Singh jee,
"Only his close friend, Gurmukh veer Baboo Mul Singh jee can speak of his [Subedar
Sahib's] spiritual experiences. What can we write about his Gurmat qualities? They
cannot be written down; they are countless. He was a prime example of a Gursikh who
lived Gursikhi. When I read the praising and brief-description like stories from Bhai
Gurdas jee's Vaaran and Kabitt Svaiyaas, the life of our doola brother Bhai Harbachan
Singh comes standing before me."

Bhai Sahib, in the end of this chapter, writes:
"He has left this transitory world, but I don't believe he has left us. Like the lotus, living
untouched in the life of a householder and unattached to the material world or his family,
not caring about bodily pains, he left his body for the abode of the Guru in an instant. But
his soul, at every breath and instant, remains present and visible among the divinely
attuned beloved Gurmukhs, and it seems as if had never left."

More amazing incidents from this Gursikh's life.

Subedar Harbachan Singh jee
By Principal Gurmukh Singh jee, Soora Jan 1992
Translated by Admin www.tapoban.org

Once Bhai Harbachan Singh jee had come to Col. Piara Singh jee's home. When
returning, he was going to take the night train. All preparations had been made, but that
evening some Singhs came to meet him. They requested him to stay some more days but
Bhai Sahib didn't agree. One Singh took Col Sahib aside and asked him to request Bhai
Sahib to stay one more day. Col Sahib replied "I'll tell you the method, whatever happens
then is up to the Guru."

The time for Sodar came and everyone did the paath together. There was still quite a bit
of time before the train was to leave so according to Col. Sahib's suggestion, one Singh
lovingly said to Bhai Harbachan Singh jee "Well, you're leaving, but before you leave,
can you recite one shabad for us?" Bhai Sahib could not refuse. The paath had been done
in the presence of Sree Guru Granth Saahib jee and right there the instruments were also
opened up. Bhai Sahib took the shabad "Saajanaa sant aao maaray. Aanandaa gun gaai
mangal kasmalaa miT jaahi(n) prayrai."

When Bhai Sahib sang the next line, "Sant charan dhuro maathai, chaa(n)dnaa greh hoi andhayrai", then his consciousness was so lost in this line that he spent the rest of the
night in the sangat doing abhyaas. Bhai Sahib remained silent in his deep meditation and
his hands remained resting on the vaja. At around 5AM at amrit vela, Bhai Sahib again
began the shabad from the same line and finished around 6AM. In this way, the Singhs
enjoyed the bliss of a lot of sangat with Bhai Sahib (where he was before not going to

Bhai Sahib has been mentioned in Bh. Sahib Randheer Singh jee's Ranglay Sajjan. Veer
Dr Surinder Singh jee (Bhai Harbachan Singh jee's son) told us of many amazing stories
from hs father's life. All of Veer jee's brothers and siters would die at a very young age
and their Mata jee asked Bhai Harbachan Singh jee why they died so young. Bhai Sahib
replied "This is all the amazing work of Sachay Paatshaah. By his will, only those souls
are born into our home who have come just to receive amrit. After receiving amrit at
young ages, they leave for Dargah (divine court) and are accepted there."

Bhai Sahib Harbachan Singh jee's Singhnee then did not take her newest baby daughter
to receive amrit for this very fear. When she became of marriageable age, she went to
receive amrit and died a little while after that.

Once, during the first World War, Bhai Harbachan Singh was stationed in a military
camp on the banks of a river in France. At amrit vela, Bhai Sahib was immersed in naam
abhyaas when the river began to flood. The army began to flee and in moments, they
emptied the camp and went far away. Bhai Saahib stayed stationary in deep smaadhee.
The water began to go over him as well. When roll call was taken for the unit, Bhai
Saahib was listed as missing due to "having drowned". But after two or four days, when
the water receded from the camp, the soldiers who came to survey the damage found
Bhai Saahib covered in deep mud. They picked him up and after cleaning him, Bhai
Sahib's smaadhee finally opened. Bhai Sahib Randheer Singh jee used to say that the
English forces won the war because naam abhyaasees like this were in the ranks of their


Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Baba Haqiqat Rai Ji

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Baba Haqiqat Rai Jee

Haqiqat Rai was born in 1724 to Mata Durgi who was the daughter of parents who
believed in Sikhism. I think that her brothers were Singhs. It is not known if the family
where she was married was a Sikh family or not.

Haqiqat Rai belonged to a wealthy family and he grew up learning Gurmat and Sikh
history from his mother. He heard about the Sahibzadas of Guru Gobind Singh and was
especially impressed by Baba Zoravar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh. He thought about
them all the time.

In those days persian was very prevalent in Punjab and mostly persian was taught by
Maulvis (Moslem priests) in masjids (Moslem place of worship). Haqiqat Rai started
learning persian in the village masjid and he was the only non-Moslem student there.
Haqiqat Rai was extraordinarily bright boy and therefore many Moslem boys were
jealous of him.

In 1735 when he was only 10-11 years old, Haqiqat Rai got into argument with the
Moslem students of the school. The Moslem boys teased him by calling bad names to
Durga Mata (Goddess of Hindus). Hearing this Haqiqat Rai called Bibi Fatima (daughter
of Mohammad Sahib, the prophet of Moslems) bad names. At this he was severely beaten
by the Moslem boys.

Fearing that Haqiqat Rai would tell the Maulvi and have them punished the Moslem boys
went straight to the Maulvi and exaggerated the argument with Haqiqat Rai and told him
that Haqiqat Rai had said very derogatory things about Islam. Hearing this Maulvi could
not control his anger and he along with a group of other Moslems marched towards 11
years old Haqiqat Rai to teach him a lesson.

On the other side when Haqiqat Rai reached home all swollen his mother got very upset
when she found out that she was beaten by Moslem boys so badly. She told him that she
will talk to the maulvi personally about this.

By that time Maulvi reached their home with a lot of other people and he grabbed
Haqiqat Rai by his hair and started beating him mercilessly. They beat him so badly that
he got unconscious. Their anger did not extinguish at this. They carried him to the
Faujdaar (governor) of Sialkot (now in Pakistan).

Haqiqat Rai was brought before the Faujdar and questioned. Haqiqat Rai told them the
truth but no one believed him. The Faujdar along with the Qazi, ordered him that the only
way he can escape death is if he embraced Islam, the religion he allegedly condemned so

Gurdwara Tapoban Sahib www.tapoban.org
At that point Haqiqat Rai remembered Baba Zoravar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh. He
politely but forcefully declined their demand. He said that he will never convert to Islam.
This made the Qazi and other Moslems there mad. The Qazi ordered that he be tied by
the tree upside down and beaten with hunters (a kind of cane made out of leather). Where
ever the hunter fell it ripped the skin from the body. Haqiqat Rai did not bow.

Finally when Haqiqat Rai remained unyielding he was sent to Zakariya Khan at Lahore.
Haqiqat Rai's father pleaded for mercy and even offered money equal to the weight of his
son but the tyrants did not listen to him.

Before he was deported to Lahore from Sialkot, Dhan Mata Durgi the mother of Haqiqat
Rai told him that she would rather be mother of a shaheed than being mother of a loser
who gave up his religion because of fear of death. It was a very emotional departure and
many people present there had tears in their eyes.

Haqiqat Rai was brought before the subedar of Lahore, Zakariya Khan and he remain
defiant there also. People were amazed at this 11 years old young boy who wouldn't give
up his Dharam despite all the torture and threats. Haqiqat Rai came to this stage that he
did not care any more. He just wanted to be with his heros Baba Zoravar Singh and Baba
Fateh Singh.

Finally when all the measures to convert him failed his head was severed from his body
at the order of Zakariya Khan in January of 1735. Haqiqat Rai happily embraced death
but did not give up his religion.

I urge our youth to look up to these kids who did not give up their Dharam even in the
most difficult times. But what has happened to us ? Why are we giving up Gurmat when
we don't have any threat or danger to our lives ?

When the Khalsa forces of those times found out about Haqiqat Rai's shaheedi, everyone
was upset. Nawab Kapur Singh and others vowed to avenge the death of Haqiqat Rai
which they did.

Dhan Baba Haqiqat Rai Jee and his mother Mata Durgi Jee.


Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

Ehi Benanthee

Waheguru Jee Kaa Khaalsa Waheguru Jee Kee Fateh

'Ehi Benanthee SuN Prabh Maerae' - Bibi Ravinder Kaur Jee, Saturday Night Raensabaaee, August 2005, California International Smagam.

This Shabad is by Guru Arjan Dev Ji in Raag Soohee on Ang 742

sUhI mhlw 5 ]
Soohee Mehalaa 5 ||
Soohee, Fifth Mehl:
drsnu dyiK jIvw gur qyrw ]
Dharasan(u) Dhaekh(i) Jeevaa Gur Thaeraa ||
Gazing upon the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan, I live.
pUrn krmu hoie pRB myrw ]1]
Pooran Karam Hoe Prabh Maeraa ||1||
My karma is perfect, O my God. ||1||
ieh bynµqI suix pRB myry ]
Eih Baena(n)thee SuN(i) Prabh Maerae ||
Please, listen to this prayer, O my God.
dyih nwmu kir Apxy cyry ]1] rhwau ]
Dhaeh(i) Naam(u) Kar(i) ApNae Chaerae ||1|| rehaao ||
Please bless me with Your Name, and make me Your chaylaa, Your disciple. ||1||Pause||
ApxI srix rwKu pRB dwqy ]
ApNee SaraN(i) Raakh(u) Prabh Dhaathae ||
Please keep me under Your Protection, O God, O Great Giver.
gur pRswid iknY ivrlY jwqy ]2]
Gur Prasaadh(i) Kinai Virlai Jaathae ||2||
By Guru's Grace, a few people understand this. ||2||
sunhu ibnau pRB myry mIqw ]
Sunhu Binou Prabh Maerae Meethaa ||
Please hear my prayer, O God, my Friend.
crx kml vsih myrY cIqw ]3]
CharaN Kamal Vasehi Maerai Cheethaa ||3||
May Your Lotus Feet abide within my consciousness. ||3||
nwnku eyk krY Ardwis ]
Naanak Eaek Karai Ardhaas(i) ||
Nanak makes one prayer:
ivsru nwhI pUrn guxqwis ]4]18]24]
Visar(u) Naahee Pooran GuNthaas(i) ||4||18||24||
may I never forget You, O perfect treasure of virtue. ||4||18||24||

All of the recordings from that night can be found here.

Waheguru Jee Maharaj.. ehi hai benanthee Maharaj.. pyaarae maharaj

waheguru jee kaa khaalsa waheguru jee kee fatehh


Note: Final in series 'Rakhiaa de Shabad' will be up soon - something in the post must be edited to be made accurate, but I must acquire that tidbit of information, first. Maaf karnaa, it's been so long since the rest of the series was posted.

Saturday, January 21, 2006


Might disappear for some time.

Friday, January 20, 2006


Waheguru Jee Kaa Khaalsa Waheguru Jee Kee Fateh

True, Beautious, Wondrous, Amazing, Gorgeous, Graceful, Loving,
Kind, Courageous, Magnificent, Lovely,
Endlessly Indescribable

There would be no me, without Guru Jee.

I can't even say enough about Him to do Him any justice, and I am sure all of you have much more appreciation and gratitude towards Him than I, so there is no need to try and put His.. His.. Him into words.. each and every attempt will fail.

I love You Guru Jee!

Endless thanks to Guru Jee Maharaj for showing me His wondrous Roop through His Gursikh sevaadaar in this post.

I realize my own post has nothing at all to do with His, but I saw the picture and I just felt, of a sudden.. sort of whooshed away! I was listening to the Shabad 'SuNo Benantheeaa Suaamee Maerae Raam' {sung by Bhai Sahib Amolak Singh Jee}, 'Kaam Krodh Lobh Jhooth Nindaa Inn Thae Aap Chhaddaavo' {sung by Bhai Sahib Bhai Tejinderpal Singh Jee =D [I'd like to stop here and give a big thank you to Sandeep Singh Veerjee for sending me both of those amazingly sung Shabads]}, and 'Raama Hum Daasn Daas Kareejai' {sung by Bhai Sahib Bhai Harpreet Singh Jee [thank you Vikram Veerjee for that amazing track]}, as well as my most favoritest track of all time sung by my most favoritest Keertanee of all time - 'Darsan Har Dekhan Ke Thaaee'eeeeeeee {sung by Bhai Sahib Bhai Manmohan Singh Jeeeee =DD}. ALL of these tracks get me so caught up in my ever-present semi Bairaag state, but today.. today, all day was spent feeling a lack of something, unable to figure out exactly what.. then I listened to these in succession and I was breathless.

I was overcome with an excruciating amount of physical pain, and could not utter a word.. my pain in separation of Guru Jee was so much stronger, that must be what made me forget.. Pangthees I would never think I knew about began to whirl about my mind, teaching me this, reminding me that, not letting me let go of that wondrously amazing, beautifully pure hand that has held me and guided me throughout the entirety of my life.. and then I saw this picture - which I had already seen before! - and even though my murakh mind would normally have given it no more signifcance than any other amazingly beautiful picture of Guru Jee, today.. I could not resist it.

I'm a retard. hahhaa I'm so giddy now, lightheaded, the way a young girl is supposed to feel around a lover, I feel one, tiny, less-than-a-millimeter step closer to my Husband Lord, but I am impure, my time has not yet arrived to be wed, this soul-bride is as of yet completely immature, too much so to share her pavithr Pathi Parmeshar's bed.

I'm talking too much, and don't know what to say. Whatever happened to this being my article blog? Okay I'm going to dig up my articles and post those once finals are over and done with - they are at least a bit more comprehensive than the stuff I come out with these days.

ahhhhhhh Guuuurrrroooooooo


bhullchukmaaf PithaaJeeeeeeeeeeee
Waheguru Jee Kaa Khaalsa Waheguru Jee Kee Fatehhhh!!!

P.S. Nearly forgot {well, did forget, but came back, didn't I?} to say that the requested information on Gurmukhi fonts is up in a comment in my previous post.

Wow, lotsa links.

=D eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Thursday, January 19, 2006

ਹਮ ਿਨਰਗੁਨੀਆਰ ਨੀਚ ਅਜਾਨ ॥ - Hum Nirguneeaar Neech Ajaan

Waheguru Jee Kaa Khaalsa! Waheguru Jee Kee Fateh!

ਅੰਗ 290
Ang 290
Page 290

ਪ੍ਰਭ ਬਖਸੰਦ ਦੀਨ ਦਇਆਲ ॥
Prubh Bukhusundh Dheen Dhaeiaal
God, the Forgiving Lord, is kind to the poor.

ਭਗਿਤ ਵਛਲ ਸਦਾ ਿਕਰਪਾਲ ॥

Bhugath Vushul Sudhaa Kirupaal
He loves His devotees, and He is always merciful to them.

ਅਨਾਥ ਨਾਥ ਗੋਿਬੰਦ ਗੁਪਾਲ ॥

Anaath Naath Gobindh Gupaal
The Patron of the patronless, the Lord of the Universe, the Sustainer of the world,

ਸਰਬ ਘਟਾ ਕਰਤ ਪ੍ਰਿਤਪਾਲ ॥

Surub Ghuttaa Kuruth Prathipaal
the Nourisher of all beings.

ਆਿਦ ਪੁਰਖ ਕਾਰਣ ਕਰਤਾਰ ॥
Aadh Purukh Kaarun Kuruthaar
The Primal Being, the Creator of the Creation.

ਭਗਤ ਜਨਾ ਕੇ ਪ੍ਾਨ ਅਧਾਰ ॥
Bhuguth Junaa Kae Praan Adhaar
The Support of the breath of life of His devotees.

ਜੋ ਜੋ ਜਪੈ ਸੁ ਹੋਇ ਪੁਨੀਤ ॥
Jo Jo Jupai S Hoe Puneeth
Whoever meditates on Him is sanctified,

ਭਗਿਤ ਭਾਇ ਲਾਵੈ ਮਨ ਹੀਤ ॥
Bhugath Bhaae Laavai Mun Heeth
focusing the mind in loving devotional worship.

ਹਮ ਿਨਰਗੁਨੀਆਰ ਨੀਚ ਅਜਾਨ ॥

Hum Niruguneeaar Neech Ajaan
I am unworthy, lowly and ignorant.

ਨਾਨਕ ਤੁਮਰੀ ਸਰਿਨ ਪੁਰਖ ਭਗਵਾਨ ॥7॥

Naanuk Thumuree Suran Purukh Bhuguvaan
Nanak has entered Your Sanctuary, O Supreme Lord God. ||7||

Waheguru Jee Kaa Khaalsa Waheguru Jee Kee Fateh..

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Just wanted to say..

Waheguru Jee Kaa Khaalsa..
Waheguru Jee Kee Fatehh !!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Named a Concept...

...of love and compassion, after humans.

Waheguru Jee Kaa Khaalsa Waheguru Jee Kee Fatehh

Baby found dead in garbage bin
Newborn, left outside Newark restaurant, thought to be [less than 5 days old]]]
By Ben Aguirre Jr., STAFF WRITER

A DEAD BABY was found Wednesday in a garbage can at this Jack in the Box restaurant in Newark. (Bea Ahbeck - Staff)
NEWARK — The partially clothed body of a newborn baby boy was discovered Wednesday afternoon in a trash can outside a popular fast-food restaurant near NewPark Mall, police said.

The baby, who is thought to be less than 5 days old, was found just before sunset by a customer at the Jack in the Box restaurant at the corner of Mowry Avenue and Cedar Boulevard, police Lt. Jim Leal said.

A patron dumping trash in a receptacle near the restaurant's entrance about 4:30 p.m. saw a dead baby wrapped in a blanket lying in the garbage, Leal said. The infant was described as having a dark complexion and dark hair.

The infant, who did not have any visible wounds, was quickly taken inside the business, but attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful, the lieutenant said.

Several people were inside the restaurant at the time, but none immediately reported seeing anything unusual before the baby's discovery, he said.

The restaurant was closed after the child was found, but many surrounding businesses remained open as officers cordoned off the area to search for answers as to why the child had been abandoned.

"We don't know what we've got," Leal said, talking about possible motives."My thought is we have a young mother or family who felt this was the only thing they could do."

Because police do not know why the child was dumped, their investigation will focus on finding the infant's parents.

"We're looking to find out what happened. There may be circumstances that the parents can help shed some light on," Leal said, adding that investigators want the parents to come forward to help identify the child and give it a proper burial.

"This is tragic. You've got a brand-new newborn in a garbage can. This is awful on many levels," Leal said.

Doing my Chaupaee Saahib da Paath, the only thing I desired to beg of my Beloved was to bless His children with acceptance of His ever sweet will {implying of course, we recognise its value, to whatever possible extent}. I used to ask for so many things in Ardaas once I realized there was a reason we stand there with our eyes closed and our hands folded together before we place our foreheads to the floor in front of Guroo Saahib Maharaj. Then I started asking for less and less things as they lost value in my eyes. Now.. this is the only thing my heart will consent to ask for.

I pray one day I ask for nothing at all.

So often we quote the Pangtee 'Theraa Keeaa Meethhaa Laagai, Har Naam Padaarathh Naanak Maa(n)gai" {ਤੇਰਾ ਕੀਆ ਮੀਠਾ ਲਾਗੇ ॥ ਹਿਰ ਨਾਮੁ ਪਦਾਰਥੁ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਮਾਗੈ ॥2॥42॥93॥} to one another, at the loss of someone dear.

How completely do we believe the first half of the Pangtee? And how sincere are we in following the second half?

This leads me to question a particular thread I encountered on Sikhi Unleashed {W!N Forums}. It was a poll, asking if we had faith in Guroo Jee {BaaNee}. To be completely honest, I voted no. Then I went forth to read the replies to the original post, and I was a bit surprised. In response to the first reply - I am surely a disgrace then. =)

The posters in that thread all seemed to imply that they do not have one hundred percent faith. Yet they all also stated that they voted 'yes'. How can this be? Are we truly able to say that we have complete faith in Guroo Saahib Jee Maharaj, when our own hearts tell us that we waver, that our steps falter on the path?

And I'm called away again.. although, I'll have plenty of time to ponder that.

bhull chuk maaf karan di kripaalta bakshni Maharaj.. I am a foolish manmukh who has no consideration for the feelings of others.. if anyone was offended, it was not my intention to cause this, and I am sorry.

Waheguru Jee Kaa Khaalsa! Waaaaheguru Jee Kee Fatehhhh !!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006


Waheguru Jee Kaa Khaalsa Waheguru Jee Kee Fatehh

I have a request for all the Sangat everywhere - but as I doubt the entire world reads my blog, my readers will suffice. The power of a single prayer is so amazing.

I beg of everyone who reads this to do a Chaupaee Saahib da Paath. Just one. For who?

For the world. For the universe. For all God's children, all His Creation.

I beg of you, please, if you do not have it memorized, sit down with a Gutkaa, and do it. If you are not a Sikh, yet you can - do it. If you can't, say a simple prayer, anything.

We spread the word to others, and ask people to do a Chaupaee Saahib da Paath for someone who is sick, or someone who is dying, perhaps someone who needs to pass their finals?

But for the very first time in my life I did a Chaupaee Saahib da Paath for someone.. and I did it, and I couldn't stop. That's my favorite BaaNee I think? But I just kept going and going and going.. I don't approve of sitting down and praying when you need something, but.. well, there must be something to it, if so many Gursikhs out there, a trillion times better than me, can make a similar request.

But I beg of you Sangat Jee, please.. not just for our Panth, not just for humanity, for everything.


Waheguru Jee Kaa Khaalsa Waheguru Jee Kee Fateh

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

'and the hukamnama'

Waheguru Jee Kaa Khaalsa Waheguru Jee Kee Fateh

ਸਲੋਕ ਮ: 5 ॥
Salok M: 5 ||
Shalok, Fifth Mehl:

ਿਡਠੜੋ ਹਭ ਠਾਇ ਊਣ ਨ ਕਾਈ ਜਾਇ ॥
Ddit(h)arro Habh T(h)aae Oon N Kaaee Jaae ||
I have seen all places; there is no place without Him.

ਨਾਨਕ ਲਧਾ ਿਤਨ ਸੁਆਉ ਿਜਨਾ ਸਿਤਗੁਰੁ ਭੇਿਟਆ ॥1॥
Naanak Ladhhaa Thin Suaao Jinaa Sathigur Bhaettiaa ||1||
O Nanak, those who meet with the True Guru find the object of life.

Rajinder Singh Veerjee

Even the tears flowing down your cheeks are a gift from that Glorious God. Do not despair.. there is no pain.. it is all a blessing from Him.

Gurjeet Kaur Bhenjee

Amazingly lovely.. Guroo Jee is so sweet, so perfect..

I dedicate this post tonight to two Gurmukh Veers in my life, who I hold so dear to my heart, it's hard to believe I did not know them all my life.. for those of you in the world who look down upon the love within my heart, I've no words to disprove what you believe about me and my dear, incredibly wonderful brothers. For those of you out there who cannot accept the love between a brother and sister as reality, and you reflect and portray your own unclean, rather, filthy thoughts as the actions of others; for those of you out there who jump automatically to the worst of conclusions possible upon hearing of the love between a son of Dhan Sri Dasmesh Paatsaah and a daughter of Shaahan Shaah Maharaj Guroo Gobind Singh Jee; for those of you who could not ever have loved as I do, because you allow blatantly your misconception to soil the pure names of my dearer-than-life brothers - this lies as tribute to my prem, and yes moh, and my determination to continue to love them with all my heart, for not only are they two of the sweetest people I have ever known, they are on the path to becoming two of Maharaj Jee de truest Gurmukhs.

Soil your mouth and pollute your soul with your filthy diatribe of insults and slander, you cannot afflict us with your unending pain - we have the Guroo on our side, and nothing can defeat us. NOTHING, do you understand? Nothing.

okay there's so much more inside but that's enough venting for a year.

bhull chuk maaf karan di kripaalta bakshni Maharajjj

Waheguru Jee Kaa Khaalsa Waheguru Jee Kee Fatehhhh

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Gurmukhi Font !!


^^ yayy!!

ਅੰਤ ਿਵਚ ਿਮਲ ਹੀ ਗਇਆ,ਿਫਰ। ਪਿਰ ਿਸਹਾਰੀ ਗਲਤ ਜਗਾ ਿਵਚ ਲਗਦੀ ਹੈ ਸਾਿਰਅਾਂ ਦੀ।

^^ yayy!!

I managed to figure out how to put the 'sihaari' in the right place, though. It's going to take a while to get used to that - I'm glad pretty much all I'm ever going to use this for is STTM. haha, my grammar and spelling are horrible.

Rakhiaa de Shabad IV is up below. =D {next goal: get smilies =P.

yeah, see how badly I need smilies?}

Good night =)

Vaahiguroo Jee Kaa Khaalsa Vaahiguroo Jee Kee Fatehh!!


ਵਾਿਹਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ! ਵਾਿਹਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਿਹ!


Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Rakhiaa de Shabad - IV

Vaaaaaaahiguroo Jee Kaa Khaaaaaaalsaaaaa Vaaaaaahiguroo Jee Kee Fatehhhhh

=DD {note: today is Januray 7th. haha}

Goojaree Mehalaa 5 ||
Goojaree, Fifth Mehl:

Dhin Raathee Aaraadhhahu Piaaro Nimakh N Keejai Dteelaa ||
Worship the Lord in adoration, day and night, O my dear - do not delay for a moment.

Sa(n)th Saevaa Kar bhaavanee laaeeai thiaag maan haat(h)eelaa ||1||
Serve the Saints with loving faith, and set aside your pride and stubbornness. ||1||

Mohan Praan Maan Raageelaa ||
The fascinating, playful Lord is my very breath of life and honor.

Baas Rehiou Heearae Kai Sa(n)gae Paekh Mohiou Mann Leelaa ||1|| rehaao ||
He abides in my heart; beholding His playful games, my mind is fascinated. ||1||Pause||

Jis Simarath Mann Hoth Ana(n)dhaa Outharai Manahu Ja(n)geelaa ||
Remembering Him, my mind is in bliss, and the rust of my mind is removed.

Milabae Kee Mehimaa Baran N Saako Naanak Parai Pareelaa ||2||4||13||
The great honor of meeting the Lord cannot be described; O Nanak, it is infinite, beyond measure. ||2||4||13||

ah Vaahiguroo Jeeeee.. one more post, to end the series.. =( =)

I love my Guroo Jee.

bhull chuk maaf karan di kirpaalta bakshnee Maharajjjj

Waheguru Jee Kaa Khaalsaaaaaa Waaheguruuuu Jee Keee Fatehhhh!!!
{started on one day, completed on another.. hehe}

Monday, January 02, 2006

Rakhiaa de Shabad - III

Vaahiguroo Jee Kaa Khaalsa Vaahiguroo Jee Kee Fatehh

Salok ||

Jeh Saadhhoo Gobidh Bhajan Keerathan Naanak Neeth ||
Where the Holy people constantly vibrate the Kirtan of the Praises of the Lord of the Universe, O Nanak

Naa Ho Naa Thoo(n) Neh Shhuttehi Nikatt N Jaaeeahu Dhooth ||1||
- the Righteous Judge says, ""Do not approach that place, O Messenger of Death, or else neither you nor I shall escape!""||1||

Salok Ma 5 ||
Shalok, Fifth Mehl:

Man Mehi Chithavo Chithavanee Oudham Karo Out(h) Neeth ||
Within my mind, I think thoughts of always rising early, and making the effort.

Har Keerathan Kaa Aaharo Har Dhaehu Naanak Kae Meeth ||1||
O Lord, my Friend, please bless Nanak with the habit of singing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises. ||1||

One more to go.. if I even copied the correct Shabads.

Turns out I don't have to leave yet.. haha, yes, I've noticed, almost every time I say something is going be one way, it turns out to be another.. oh well. Guroo Jee wants me to appear a liar.. fix my homai issues =).

A word to the wise - don't read these Rakhiaa de Shabad together, in succession, until right before you sleep. The same applies to Kirtan Sohila Saahib. More later, I'm getting sent to bed haha.

bhull chuk maaf karan di kripaalta bakshni Maharaj..

Vaahiguroo Jee Kaa Khaalsa Vaahiguroo Jee Kee Fatehhh !!