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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.


Letters from Bhai Fauja Singh

Dear Sister Sat Kirpal Kaur ji,

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh.

Thanks for the visit you and S. Swami Singh ji have given to us in this home (in jail). I have not been able to discuss any important matters with you as I wanted.

The message I want to convey to all my friends is like:I am put into this jail neither by the opposition nor by the Sessions Judge, Gurdas Pur, but I have been put in jail by Guru Gobind Singh only; not to be punished, but to be blessed. It is a period of complete rest, the like of, one always wants. Simply one has to understand the will of the Father. I feel we should go a righteous way and not stop. The harassment caused by those who become our enemies initially and ultimately both are the results of the Supreme planning. We cannot avoid, may we try any harder, any battle in life, any imprisonment, any death sentence. If we stop, we are not Sikhs, and if we continue the truth­ful way, positively we will come across all these occurrences, like harassments, fights, battles, imprisonments or death sentences. All these are the duties of a Sikh. The sooner he performs the better he feels. Don't feel that struggle is the way to trouble, rather, struggle is the way to a secret peace.

When you give a bugle call it means you are ready. This readiness is the pure spirit but it should be a spirit not a talk. When you talk a thing some people who agree with you will stand by you and those who don't under­stand you will stand against you. It has always happened and it will happen always. Right will stand by you and devil against you, provided you are righteous. Game starts. You will gather strength day by day. Weaker right on your side will leave you to make you still more pure. Weaker devil on the devil side will leave the devil to make the devil more weak, and ultimately the devil will vanish, leaving you victorious in the play field (battlefield) provided you continue to make extreme sacrifice, i.e. righteous death-a permanent peace.

The aim of life is to see God through Guru. Our Guru is Nanak, Gobind Singh, Guru Granth Ji, Akal Purakh, Ultimate consciousness. This aim can be realized through sacrifice and understanding the will of our Father. So to go a righteous way and self-sacrifice is the media of achievement. So why to save, why not consume our lives for a righteous end? Our Guru Gobind Singh sacrificed his parents, children, beloveds and all belongings for Truth, and where are those now who did not allow their children to die for the Guru? All dead. This is to be understood that time passes with its usual speed. Realize the time. How it is. Don't delay, start honestly. We should sacrifice ourselves, otherwise after some time we will have to repent for our slackness and duality. Let us be lions, the Singh Sahibs, to kill the lambs in our own personalities. The moment the lamb is killed in our per­sonality we will blossom in all troubles and in all happinesses; a constant joy will prevail in all our motor and sensory nerves.

We have been put into this jail by our own Guru to gain energy and develop potential. Now we are going in a dormancy, safe, peaceful and a most profitable period. The moment He feels that we have been sufficiently blessed and a proper potential developed, we will be released to act and live His own designs and supreme plans for the truth. I may assure you that He Himself sends energy in all odd periods like struggles, troubles, battles, wars, imprisonments, or death-sentences provided we are patient, positive, faithful and heaven-lookers. If He intends, He develops such a peace in the devotee that can never be shaken in any odd circumstances mentioned above. I have not mentioned disease and poverty anywhere as odds because these mean nothing for a Sikh. These are very minor tests for a Sikh, a Singh Sahib, provided His love is with the Singh Sahib.

The journey is successful for those who have met the pure ones, pure Khalsas; they never perish, become pure light, become pure souls and never reincarnate; and ul­timately live in God-a constant Amrit peace.

In the end I bow to all of you; I welcome all of you; I wish you for yet more purity, and with tears of love I meet and depart from you and again see you in supreme peace-an extremely still, heavenly peace.

With love and concern to all, Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

A weak Khalsa
District Jail Gurdas pur


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