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Bhai Fauja Singh

Articles, Stories and Letters remembering the life of Bhai Fauja Singh and others. All material on this website came from the 1978 Spring issue of the "Beads of Truth" Magazine.

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Letter by Gurunam Bhajan Kaur Khalsa Washington, D.C.

This past fall I had the honor to visit India again. It was a short trip-just two weeks-but during that time I went to a kirtan held by the Bhai Randhir Singh Jatha. I met, talked with, and sang kirtan with them. The men, ladies, the children, and the elderly. There was no doubt, there was no Indian Sikh, no American Sikh, ­just Khalsa.

They vibrate as we do. I trust them as I trust us. The light in their eyes is the same as the light in the eyes of my 3HO brothers and sisters. I love them, I will live for them and die for them as my very own family.

When I met Amarjit Kaur, I was amazed at her strength and beauty. I started to weep when she told me that her husband was in jail. She smiled glowingly and told me how happy he was to have the chance to meditate. I was told that Bhai Fauja Singh had described to her how he would look at his death, and that if anyone of their family cried at his funeral to slap their face. Never had I heard such words of courage, strength and detach­ment in the face of death.

Their tragedy is ours, our support is theirs, their sacrifice is ours, our strength is theirs. We are not separate. Our man­tra is one, our tradition is one, our Guru is one.

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