Leaders of Damdami Taksaal
Sant Jee used to have love for everyone, but still when they would see an Amritdharee and Rehat Vala Singh they would get very happy. They treated all the Singhs in the Jatha as their own sons. Every Singh in the Jatha used to think that Sant Jee loves me more than every other Singh in the Jatha that is how much love they had for the Singhs in the Jatha. Because of this love a lot of the Singhs had decided to spend their entire lives with Sant Jee in the Jatha.
One time at Bhindra, Giani Mani Singh Jee said to Sant Jee “Sant Jee, you should only allow Singhs that are highly educated to join the Jatha, don’t let those join that are not highly educated or who are not educated at all.” Hearing this Sant Jee started to laugh and said “Mani Singh Jee, God resides in uneducated people as well.” Hearing this Singhs were amazed.
When Sant Jee’s body was sick, Jathedar Gurdial singh, Sant Ajaib Singh and many Singhs used to come to a village near Jagraon by the name of Malak, to visit them. Jathedar Gurdial Singh Jee said “Sant Jee your body is weak, make the Jatha smaller” but Sant Jee said “who knows, if God wills this Jatha might even get bigger than this”.
Near Fategarh Sahib a village by the name of Saimplee, Giani Preetam Singh Jee asked Sant Jee for permission to leave the Jatha. Sant Jee said a little angrily:
ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਆਵੈ ਜਾਇ ਨਿਸੰਗੁ ॥ (Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee Ang 932)
The Gurmukh comes and goes without fear.
Giani jee said that if you are angry then I won’t leave. Sant Jee said that when a devoted Singh that reads Bani leaves the Jatha, the pain I feel is similar to the pain I would feel if a body part was cut from my body. Giani Jee says after hearing these words from Sant Jee’s mouth, I felt like crying and told Sant Jee that if that is how you feel, then I won’t leave.
So Giani Jee stayed in the Jatha, and 10 months later Sant Jee called him over and told him that now you can leave and you will leave with my happiness. But never stop doing Katha. And Giani Jee tells that even when he and Giani Mani Singh were leaving, Sant Jee walked for 5 miles with him, to see him off. Giani Jee says that we told Sant Jee many times to go back, but they only went back once they had put us on a car and sent us away. Just like Sri Guru Gobind Singh Jee says:
ਇਨ ਹੀ ਕੀ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾ ਕੇ ਸਜੇ ਹਮ ਹੈਂ ਨਹੀ ਮੋਸੋ ਗਰੀਬ ਕਰੋਰ ਪਰੇ ॥ (Sri Dasam Guru Granth Sahib)
I am dignified due to them otherwise millions of impoverished persons like me, remain unsupported.