Monday, 20 October 2008

Heaven sent SAINTS...

What words can encapsulate the divinity and legacy of Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (GNNSJ) and its founder Sant Baba Puran Singh Ji, as briefly mentioned Vadai Baba Ji as we respectfully address them arrived in Kenya 1917 and lived there till 1874 and arrived in England. Here Baba Ji founded the Headquarters of the Jatha in Birmingham and they left for their heavenly abode in 1983. Growing up listening to Vichar (spiritual experiences) about them they were truly the epitome of Sikhi and they lived an exemplified Sikh way of life and beyond. Their Jot (Flame) was then passed onto to Bhai Sahib Norang Singh Ji who we address as Bhai Sahib Ji they too upheld the legacy and life of Vadai Baba Ji. Their love touched thousands of hearts and gave so many hope and light which was truly a blessing from beyond – that’s when you realise that you must have done something right in a past life to be blessed by such saints. Even when they told us off - the love, hugs and those 3 gentle taps on our head were WOW a stamped memory on our hearts.

I remember the time when my little brother was very hot tempered (still is at times) so whenever he went to receive blessings and did Darshan, Bhai Sahib Ji always made a point of asking “pani pitha gusai thunda hoga gya’ have had your intake of water? And has the anger cooled down? My brother is now 27 and still to this day reminisces of those times with them and the love we felt from their gestures, speech, and their whole life was again the of the Sikh way of life the way the our Guru’s taught.

We are now blessed with the divine blessings and guidance of Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh Ji since 1995, Baba Ji have played an integral part in our lives and blessed us with much love and guidance. Their words to this day resonate with us and we try and live of life under their wing – I remember the time during my A-levels and Baba Ji spoke in much details about secularization in the world today and then I went on to do my degree and Masters with their blessings, in my Masters I was reading the area of disability and spirituality, they gave much insight to the subject of spirituality and religion, Spiritual being the substance and religion the ritual. You cannot have the later without spirituality otherwise it just remains a ritual, done without essence or meaning. The analogy of operating on the brain was given - to get to the brain you need to cut open the skull and this is a similar concept to that.
My words to not do justice to the history of our saints and GNNSJ all one can say is that the light of such kindled spirits have been life changing for many and will remain to be for many many more years.


Mandip said...

Happy Diwali!!

May this light of happiness, light up your life.

May this diwali be the most sparkling and lightening.
The sights and sounds filling up your heart with joy and happiness.

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Diwali

Words cannot say how proud of you i truly am, miss you but know you are doing Gods work and therefore happy you are where you are, love you so much

take care hunny and have a great diwali xxx

Manni Kaur Dulai said...

Thanks Babe...

Many Greetings to you too on all occasions..

love you always..was looking at the wedding photos on facebook yesterday with the girls and brought back such good memories!

Wow.. my life seems so surreal now!

See you in January...

in love and light