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Singh Ji

Waheguru Jee ka Khalsa, Waheguru Jee ke Fateh

I was raised in a family where there was quite good awareness of Gurbani. My father studied in Akali Kaur Singh jee's Ashram and was loved very much by Akali Jee. We were taught 5 Nitname Bannis by our father at a very young age. Even though our family knew about Sikhi concepts, but we were not aware of Nam.

I left my house to do my Engg. in southern part of India. I had an urge from a long time to be Amrit Dhari, hence during my first months in Engg. college, I went to Huzoor sahib for Amrit Chakh. I was very much loved by the Amrit-Dhari Singhs in our college. Fortunately, there was a small group of AKJ Singhs in my college. One of the Chardi-Kala Singh used to do Kirtan in his room during evening and in morning by himself and also told me to join him. He was a Sarab-Lohi Singh and used to cook his food in his small room by himself. He never used to talk much, but if someone ask him any questions about Sikhi, he used to have many copies of these three books: 1) Jail-chittian, 2) Ranglae-sajan and lastly 3) Sikh dharam ate maas sharab – by J.P Sangat Singh) and used to give those set of books to read. Who ever read those books, was totally changed and within weeks were Amrit-Dhari, hence a very different way of spreading Sikhi concepts.

Once, I asked him something and he gave me Jail-Chittian to read. I started this book and I was so into it that I read it in one night. This Singh was a very Gupt Singh and used to always refer Bhai Veer Singh Jee quotes that "maano chupae rahan dee chah" and used to tell that Bhai Veer Singh says that "if you are a farmer and are sowing seeds, then you have to hide the seed from external environment and if a farmer keep exposing the seed all the time then his seeds will die. In the same way the seed of Naam should not be exposed to external waves of Ustat & Vadayee. These things will also kill the seed of Naam".

We always used to think that he is a very lazy bum, because he used to go to sleep at 7:00 PM and when we used to get up for college at 7:00 AM he was still asleep (in our view).

Actually, once I was suspicious and wanted to know his schedule and hence planned to watch him. At 12:00 night, he used to get up and used to go to Gurdwara sahib (besides hostel) to clean all the toilets and then do Isnan (bathe) and then spend his morning doing Simran and Gurbani. While he was cleaning toilets I just followed him and then patted him at the back, looking at me he started crying and was down there into my feet requesting me not to let anyone know. I was really impressed by his way of Seva and humbleness.

As he was not allowed to do Kirtan at nights, hence he used to sneak out from Hostel and go to a "Sumshan ghar" (funeral place) at back of the Gurughar. This Singh used to do Kirtan at night for many hours and I can not express the kind of Kirtan and the love this Singh had for Guru Sahib Jee. While, other students used to sneak out at night to watch late night movies, but this Singh used to sneak out for Kirtan.

With Guru Jee Grace and Sangat of AKJ Singhs I was able to attend Samagams. Students from my town used to go home in holidays, but we used to attend Samagams. It was great time and I really miss that time and Sangat and love of Gursikhs. Hence, my Engg. College was a kind of Sikhi School for me where with Guru Jee dee kirpa, I was able to understand Gursikhi. There were also other very chardi-kala singhs in our college, whom I had seen with my eyes sleeping at night and Simran continuously flowing out from their body.

When I finished my Engg. degree I came to my home town and was amazed to know that there was also a great increase in AKJ sangat.

Hence, with guru Jee dee kirpa I was able to have love of sangat from long time.

Waheguru Jee ka Khalsa, Waheguru Jee ke Fateh