Sunday, 16 November 2008

The Islamic Sufi Influence on AKJ Simran

The method used in the Panch Khand and AKJ around the practice of Vahiguroo repitition, is peculiar to them alone. In Gurmantar Prabodh the founder of the AKJ-Panch Khand, Babu Teja Singh gives his reasoning behind this method.

Here we offer a comparison with Sufi technqiues and Tantric techniques found in India, and Pakistan. This technique is unique only to the AKJ sect, and not the rest of the Sikh Panth.

Listen to the below Kirtan of the Sikhs of the AKJ at around 1 minute into the clip:

It was in this way that Teja Singh Bhasauria suceeded in converting Punjabi Muslims to become part of the AKJ.

This technique was also employed by the cult leader OSHO. Apparently he learnt the technique from the Sufi orders and added a Tantric twist to it, typical of his style. Please listen to the clip below:


vijaydeep Singh said...

There is a similarity of Sufis Zikr and Chillah customs etc. With Kirtan of AKJ, but Teja Singh was not liked by Bhai Sahib Bhai Randhir Singh Ji at later stage. Sants like Dhadrian Wale, Mata Kaulan Taksal of Amritsar among others have seen using similar style.

Another similarity of AKJ is with protestant churches, like baptist church were simple life without make up etc. is encouraged.

Mere observations and offense to no one.

Anonymous said...

Wjkk wjkf akj is a man made sect hence should not be considered Sikh, they have their own amritv ceremony, they slander dasam bani n bhagat bani they act gay when doin simran and they are too christianised