Saturday, 4 February 2012

DDT & AKJ (Love, Unity & Respect)

This is a short compilation of stories and photos showing pyaar between the two prominant jathebandhis, Akhand Keertani Jatha and Dam Dami Taksaal.

Jathedar Ram Singh & Sant Jarnail Singh

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ex Jathedar DDT Baba Thakur Singh & ex-AKJ Jathedar Bhai Sahib Raam Singh

Sant Gurbachan Singh & Bhai Randhir Singh

....Take a look at how much respect Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji BhindranWale had for Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh Ji, this is what he writes in the book "Sri Gurmukh Parkaash" about Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh Ji in prose.

ਭਾਈ ਰਣਧੀਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਸੀਸ ਦੇਣ ਆਪ ਗਏ, ਕੰਧ ਉਸਰਾਲੀ ਫੇਰ ਮੋਨੀ ਘਬਰਾਵਨੇ
ਸੰਤ ਰਣਧੀਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਨਾਮੁ ਲਿਵਲਾਈ ਜਿਨ੍ਹਾਂ, ਕੀਰਤਨ ਅਖੰਡ ਕਰੈ ਮਨ ਤਿਪ੍ਰਤਾਵਨੇ
ਸਤਾਰਾਂ ਸਾਲ ਜੇਲ੍ਹ ਕਟੀ ਸਰਬ ਲੋਹ ਬੀਚ ਛਕੈ, ਧੰਨ ਗੁਰੂ ਪਿਆਰੇ ਮਨ ਤਨ ਰੰਗ ਗਾਵਨੇ
Such was the love and respect Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji has for Bhai Sahib. He refers to him as "Dhan Guru Piaray, and Sant."

Baba Kartar Singh & Bhai Fauja Singh

...During the 1970's Baba Kartar Singh used to hold joint Smaagams with the Jatha when Bhai Fauja Singh Ji and he were alive. They were both very close. Bhai Fauja Singh Ji and the rest of the Jatha never read Raagmala then, but there is not a single recording or written statement by Baba Kartar Singh Ji against the Jatha or Bhai Randhir Singh Ji. You would think if he was a witness he would have brought this up in the public.

From what I know about Baba Kartar Singh Ji is that he was very up front and truthful, if he had witnessed such an event he would have never held it back from Bhai Fauja Singh Ji or the Jatha...

Bhai Rajinder Singh & Baba Thakur Singh

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Baba Thakur Singh Ji and DamDami Taksal students with Bhai Sahib Rajinder Singh Ji, former Jathedar of AKJ UK

I remember meeting Baba Thakur Singh back then in 1998, he never talked to anyone. Talked only when there was something important.

The Singh with Bhai Sahib during that time told dass that, when some taksali singhs told Baba Thakur Singh that Bhai Sahib was coming to meet Baba Thakur Singh ji. Baba Thakur Singh immediately stood up and rushed to greet Bhai Sahib

at the door. Baba Takur singh also had quite a long conversation with Bhai Sahib, which is quite unusual for him.

Well, this is how much love and respect gursikhs have each other

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Bhai Sahib Rajinder Singh Ji meeting Baba Thakur Singh Ji during this same meeting which occurred in June-July 1998

Sant Jarnail Singh Ji

When Sant ji told us to stay united under that ONE Nishan Sahib, he also told us the way this could be achieved.

When Bhai Swarn Singh Ji, nephew of Baba Jernail Singh Ji got released from the Jail he went to Sri Akaal Takhat Sahib ji to get a Akhand Paath Sahib done. At that time Raag Maala was not read there, even in Akhand Paaths so when the Paathi Singh reached the end Bhai Swarn Singh Ji and other Singhs forced him to read raag maala, even though it wasn't the maryada of Sri Akaal Takhat Sahib ji to read it. So that paathi Singh had no option but to read it. When Baba Ji found out that the maryada of Sri Akaal Takhat Sahib ji has been broken or changed by force he became angry and approched Bhai Swarn Singh Ji who was sitting in Sangat. Upon reaching Bhai Swarn Singh Ji, Baba Ji asked him to stand up at once and then he slapped him in the face infront of the whole Sangat.

I didn't write this story to offend the pro Raag Maala readers or to take side of the anti Raag Maala people but to prove the point that live and let live can solve the issues like keski and Raag Maala in no time. Baba Jernail Singh Ji is so closely related to the Damdami Taksal and this taksal has always been very supportive of Raag Maala but despite of this, Baba Jernail Singh Ji punished his own nephew. Why? Because he had no right to change someone else's maryada. If some Singh wants to read Raag Maala, he can do 100 paaths everyday at his own house, but he should not force his own beliefs on those people who dont' believe in it. Similarly if some Singh does not want to believe in Raag Maala, it's his choice, but he should not force his beliefs onto others. So in other words, don't mind if Raag Maala is not read at the next AKJ smagam Akhand Paath Sahib, or if it's read out loud at your local Taksali Gurdwara Sahib....

Remember ONE Nishan Sahib.

(I might be mistaken with the name. Bhai Swarn Singh Ji could have been Bhai Karnail Singh Ji. Either of these two names)

Sant Jarnail Singh & Bhai Raam Singh

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Meeting of Sikh intellectuals and ex-Military Sikhs during the early part of the Dharam-Yudh Morcha
Shaheed General Shubeg Singh Ji is sitting next to Bhai Ram Singh Ji.
Behind them both you can see the other AKJ, Nagokay, Babbar, and Taksal Singhs.

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