Leaders of Damdami Taksaal

Seva of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

The Mangals of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee were being changed by some members of the SGPC, which upset the Khalsa Panth. A lot of Mahapurakhs got together and said this cannot be allowed. No changes can be made; everything should be the same as the Saroop that got Gurrta Gaddi. All the Mahapurakhs and a lot of institutions and Jathebandia got together at various places such as Sri Amritsar Sahib, Sri Kartarpur Sahib, Rara Sahib, and the biggest gathering happened at Bhindra, where approximaly all the mahapurakhs of India came. After a lot of talks and debates it was decided that all mangals should be printed as they are in the Damdami Beerh, and the Kartarpuri Beerh.

This Seva started in 1965, and Sant Gurbachan Singh Jee took up this Seva. They sent Sant Kartar Singh Jee and a few other Singhs from the Jatha to Sri Amritsar Sahib, to the Gurdwara Printing Press. At this time the India-Pakistan War also started, and the area around Khaimkarn was ruined because of the war (this area was around Sant Kartar Singh Jee’s home village). But Sant Kartar Singh had Hukam from Sant Gurbachan Singh Jee not to leave the Seva, Sant Kartar Singh did not know if how his family was doing or if they had even survived, he left it on Guru Jee to protect them. Along with a few Singhs Sant Kartar Singh Jee did the Seva of fixing the mangals of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee. At this time Sant Gurbachan Singh Jee put a very big test upon Sant Kartar Singh Jee.

So the next year Sant Kartar Singh Jee and Bhai Kartar Singh Premi were respoonible for doing sudaee (correcting) the blocks that were used the print saroops of Guru Granth Sahib Jee Maharaj. Throughout the Seva a lot of obstacles came up but they always managed to keep the Seva going. Sant Kartar Singh spent a lot of time doing Seva with his own hands. At this time Sri Maan Giani Daleep Singh Katha Vaachik of Sri Amritsar did a lot of Seva of the Singhs staying there. Another test came up when Mata Harbans Kaur was going on Big Yatra (pilgrimage) to all the Gurdwarai Sahibs in India, Sant Gurbachan Signh Jee told Sant Kartar Singh that right now biggest yatra is fixing the mangals of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee. All the other Singhs left on the pilgrimage only Sant Kartar Singh Jee was left, but he continued to do Seva. At that point Sant Gurbachan Singh said why would we go on other buses and pay a fare to do darshan of the Gurdwarai? We can just get our own cars and go get darshan. With Guru Jee's kirpa the Jatha goes on a pilgrimage every year to all the takhats and Gurdwarai Sahib.

After the Yatra, Bhai Kartar Singh Premi returned, Guru Ram Das Jee did a lot of kirpa and this Seva was completed. After this Seva the Singhs went to Village Dosanjh (near Moga). Sant Gurbachan Singh Jee gave Sant Kartar Singh and Bhai Kartar Singh “Premi” Siropai for their Seva. In reality Sant Gurbachan Singh Jee had chosen Sant Kartar Singh has his successor in this lineage of Guru Gobind Singh Jee’s Taksal. Later on Sant Gurbachan Singh told Sant Kartar Singh that this Seva for of the Taksal will be given to you. Sant Kartar Singh folded his hands and said Sant Jee I am just a child who does not know anything. I have not done any Seva, Simran, bhagti, etc, how can I take care of such a big Seva. Sant Gurbachan Singh replied with a little bir ras saying I have put this Seva in your responsibility either accept it or go to hell. Sant Gurbachan Singh Jee told Sant Kartar Singh a story of a Mahapurakh.

One time a Mahapurkh was about to pass away, he told his Sevaadaar that I have this Philosophers stone here; it is very valuable. The Sevaadar said what will I do with this, I am an ascetic? The Mahapuakh said that I thought you would use this for good reasons, you would have extended your life and done a lot of Simran, but if I gave it to someone else they would use it for worldly purposes. But it is your choice, you will barely survive in this world, you will suffer, the Mahapurakh started cursing his Sevadaar. Sant Gurbachan Singh says that he saw the Sevadaar suffer, and every curse the mahapurakh had said had come true. Hearing this Sant Kartar Singh got very scared and accepted all the Seva of the Taksal. He said to Sant Gurbachan Singh Jee that please bless me with this Seva of the Taksal, do not send me to hell. Hearing this Sant Gurbachan Singh Jee said, that in the future whenever I ask you to take on this Seva, do not say no. Sant Kartar Singh accepted and apologized.

In sultanpur Sahib, a lot of parchar was being done and sikhi was beginning to flourish thanks to the efforts of Sri maan Sant kartar Singh Jee (Thatai Tibai Vale). At Gurdwara Hutt Sahib, after the morning Katha, Sant kartar Singh Jee(bhindranwale) were reciting Gurbani to Sant Gurbachan Singh Jee. Sant Gurbachan Singh Jee said to Sant kartar Singh Jee(bhindranwale) that here at this Gurdwara Sahib, Guru Jee has filled countless peoples bags with money, poverty has been eradicated for countless people, should I get Guru Jee to fill your bag with money as well? Then you can do Seva of the Jatha. Sant Kartar Singh Jee (bhindranwale) remembered what Sant Gurbachan Singh Jee had said earlier about not saying no to anything he asked of him. So Sant kartar Singh Jee (bhindranwale) said whatever you wish you can do, it is up to you. Sant Gurbachan Singh Jee remained quiet for a while and then they said these bachans which Sant kartar Singh wrote down on a piece of paper after he had finished reciting Gurbani to Sant Gurbachan Singh Jee.

Consider the Jatha as the form of Guru Jee. If any Singh does not keep maryada then kick him out of the Jatha. Consider yourself smaller than the Sangat. Never take pride, it is the horrifying time of Kalyug. Don’t look at the status (worldly standing) of any Singh that comes to learn from you, if any student comes to you, then teach them. Make sure no changes come in the Amrit sanchar maryada. Always keep away from pakhaand, vikaars, and kureits. Always keep at least two Singhs with you at all times, if there are more that will be even better. Always consider Guru Jee to be ang sang always with you, Guru Jee takes care of all tasks, so do not worry about anything. Never ask for money from anyone, but if some does come then use it on the Sangat, never collect it. Do not be attached to your family. Other Singhs heard these bachans as well. Then Sant Gurbachan Singh started listening to Gurbani again and later said, one day I will share these bachans with the Sangat.

After some days the Jatha went to Calcutta, there were approximately 150 Singhs in the Jatha. Here the Jatha stayed for about 3 months at Gurdwara Jagat Sudhaar. 136 Akhaand Paat Sahibs were done. Sardar Harbans Singh, his daughter Bibi nirmal Kaur, Sardar sampooran Singh, Sardar laabh Singh khatra, Sardar diljaan Singh, Sardar gurnaam Singh lapara Sardar mehar Singh gareeb, Sardar sujaan Singh, Bhai Sahib Bhai karam Singh Jee, Bhai karam Singh , Bhai harnek Singh, Bhai harjeet Singh, Bhai ekbaal Singh etc, all did a lot of Seva with a lot of love. It was here that about 14 Singhs started feeling jealous towards Sant kartar Singh Jee, because of what Sant Gurbachan Singh Jee had said. They were very beer ruse and out of anger left the Jatha but Sant Gurbachan Singh Jee did not care.

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