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SERMON - HIS HOLINESS SATGURU JAGJIT SINGH JI

ALL RECITE PAATH OF REHATNAMA

All namdharis should work towards spreading the fragrance of teachings of His Holiness in the world so that we can attain salvation. It is very important that we all recite path of rehatnama by Satguru Ram Singh Ji and mold our lives as per the teachings written in the rahatnama.

His Holiness Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji

FATHER: SRI SATGURU PARTAP SINGH JI

MOTHER: MATA BHUPINDER KAUR JI

PLACE: SRI BHAINI SAHIB

PARKASH: Kattak sudhi ekadashi 8 Maghar 1977 Bikarmi (22 NOV 1920 AD)

The word "Satguru" is a combination of 'Sat (Truth)' and ‘Guru (spiritual master)’. The  one who dispels the darkness of ignorance with light of knowledge and wisdom, is called the true Guru. Truth is first and everlasting reality. Truth is god. ‘Satguru’ is that enlightened light who shows his disciple the way and method to reach the Truth. 'Satguru' paves the path for man's unification with God by dispelling the difference between Soul and God; by abandoning the human ego and sense of duality. Satguru directs the disciple to salvation by enabling him to overcome his lust, greed and selfishness. Satguru inspires his disciple to dedicate his life to service and benevolence of humanity via following the path of meditation.

His Holiness Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji is the religious head of millions of Namdharis all over the world, including India. He represents the revolutionary ideals advocated by Sri Satguru Ram Singh Ji,the pioneer of the Namdhari movement. The contribution of His Holiness can be gauged from the following diktats issued by him to his followers :

  • Marriage ceremonies should be kept simple. There should be no indulgence in extravaganza. Both the groom and the bride must dress in plain white. No jewellery must be worn and no dowry must be given. Marriages must not take place in hotels or lavish pandals but only at nearby Namdhari temples.
  • No morsel of food to be wasted, as overwhelming poverty marks the lives of millions.
  • Crackers must not be burst on Diwali because the ensuing pollution not only harms the environment but also brings into focus the wide disparity between the haves and have-nots.
  • Lohri must not to be celebrated on the birth of a boy, as that would speak of gender discrimination.
  • Loud speakers should not to be used in Namdhari temples, for they add to noise pollution and disturb the people living around.
  • One should not possess too many clothes, as such belongings generate materialistic desires besides creating disparity.
  • Watching of films on TV or cinema halls is not allowed but children are encouraged to watch news, sports or any other educative programmes.

Besides being a spiritual leader, Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh has given birth to a parallel religion — the religion of music. In the history of music, he will always be credited with unmatched passion that sowed the seeds of a silent musical revolution in Punjab. It was as early as 1959 that Satguru Jagjit Singh had foreseen the dearth of talent in the field of classical music in Punjab. His resolve soon witnessed the initiation of young talent into the world of music. Satguru Jagjit Singh, who himself excels in Indian classical vocal and instrumental music, started imparting knowledge to boys and girls, aged between 5 and 10 years. Soon the number began to multiply. The untiring, unrelenting and consistent devotion of Sri Satguru ji over a period of 10 to 15 years began to bear fruit.

Satguru Jagjit Singh did not restrict his teachings to his followers alone but imparted his knowledge of music to others too speaks volumes for his dedication and zeal. Once again, led by his farsightedness, he consciously decided to revive many dying musical instruments of Punjab. As a result of his efforts rabab, dilruba, saranda, sarangi, santoor and sitar have been popularised by his disciples. Hundred of children in the age in the different age groups are today learning to play these instruments and are also being trained in classical vocal.

Satguru Jagjit Singh’s name, as a renowned musician, would also be remembered for having evolved new maatras like paune aath (seven and three-fourths), paune pandhran (fourteen and three-fourths), sava chaudhan (fourteen and one-fourth), saade staran (seventeen and a half) and teran sahi satt bata aath (thirteen and seven-eights).