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For the first time there is barsi in the UK for the respected leaders of the Buddha Dal, but can the Dal Panth in the UK get together under the Nishan Sahib of the Guru, or are the Singh's egos to inflated to care? Akali Baba Santa Singh spent his whole life uniting the whole Dal Panth, he was respected by each faction due to his awesome presence, learning and bhagti. Around Baba ji were all types of people, but they remained unified due to common beliefs, practices and enemies.
Today the Nihang Singhs who have barely even taken off in the UK are backstabbing each other, name-calling, gaining and loosing farlas, dissing each others personal lives to Jathedars to whom these matters are trivial. Nihang Singhs, the true Nihang Singhs are great, because they keep their traditions no matter what the whole world thinks. The traditions of Gurbani: Adi Guru, Dasam Guru, Sarbloh Guru Darbar; Gurbana, Nishans, Nagare, Shaheedi Degh and Jhatka. Why are the Nihang Singhs caring about public perception? It is Kalyug, public perception will always move too and fro. One day its one Baba , the next its another Sant, like a never ending fashion, but the Dal Panth has always been there eternally because of Gurbana and Gurbani - Seva and Simran. The Dal Panth has always done its bhakti and seva gupat, or are we heading for the popular vote? Have we become actors - Bazigars?
Brothers there is nothing here to take, the only opinion that matters to a Nihang Singh is what the Guru - Panth Ke Vali - would have said. We know our traditions are recorded in the sacred scriptures of Adi, Dasam, Sarbloh, we don't need anybody to prove this to us. Whoever is meant to be in the Dal Panth, will be in the Dal Panth regardless of the image we try and portray. Don't judge anybodies way of life but your own, that is being a Nihang Singh. Nobody has the right to decide who is a Singh let alone a Nihang Singh, nobody knows what is inside anybodies heart either.
Baba Santa Singh was ego less, as a Jathedar is somebody who looses their ego to keep everyone together, to keep the band together. Not a person who is in it for themselves. A Jathedar is a person who can resolve differences, as he remains impartial. These are the Jathedars I have seen in India. We can waste the next ten year worrying about what people think, or we can spend the next tens years following the hukam of Karma Yog, action - that Guru Kalgidhar gave to us. If we let popularity rule us, then we have no hope for a future, as we will just become a part of Kalyug like everyone else.
The Nihang Singhs need to decide if they are under the Nishan Sahib, or if they are putting on a show. If you are under that blue Nishna Sahib, then let go of all your differences and be One. Let us remember Baba Chet Singh restored the Shastar Puja at Dusshera, even though there was objection from the rest of the Panth.
Ik Oankar Satinam Gurprasadi.
Ham Akali Sabh Ke Vali Hamara Panth Niara hai
Nanak naam chardikalah tere bhane sarbatt da bhalla.