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Kabits 1,2,3 & 4

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1. Kukas - a branch of khalsa panth
The Kukas, a branch of the Khalsa Panth, have shot into prominence during the last thirty years* or so.
In the ecstasy of the Sabad, they are rapturously forgetful of themselves, oblivious of their headgears falling off.
They are precisely and eminently designated as Namdharis, though because of their loud cries, they are commonly known as Kukas, Except for their turbans falling off, they remain well within the approved tradition.

*The 2nd edition of Sri Guru Panth Parkash or which this version is based was published in 1946 Bikrami.

2. Satguru Balak Singh Ji's birth

And now I narrate how they came into being; the Sikh rule in this land was yet whole.
On the banks of the Attock, in the heavenly tract, Pothohar*, there is a village called Chhoi.
In that village, in Samvat 1856, was born one Balak Singh, the very incarnation of God.
Arora by caste, an unshakable devotee, he was ever absorbed in God, discarding all worldly pleasures.

Note *Region between the two rivers Jhelum and Sind.

3. Satguru Balak Singh in Chhoi

In name a child, he was the very patron of prophets, the master of heavens and the abjurer of all things gaudy.
The only relation he recognised was that with the Creator.
Being one with God, he was the destroyer of evil.
He led a life of renunciation.
Like a lamp burning within a pot he did not display his greatness.
He was praised by all for his love of God.
He was an ascetic without blemish.
An awakened soul, he was, to the best possible extent ever in the company of godly persons, reciting hymns, singing panegyrics and delivering discourses.

4. Satguru Balak Singh in Hajro
In 1885 Bikrami, his elder brother moved to another village, Hajro, and set up a shop.
Balak Singh followed, took residence there and earned his living by simple labour.
His fame spread, bringing immeasurable blessing to Hajro.
The village prospered into another Ajodhya*.
Its adversity disappeared.
Exceedingly fortunate were the village folk. Ever absorbed in the love of God, they remained awake in the company of godly persons.
They dedicated their lives to the service of saintly persons.

Note *Ajodhya, the capital city where Bhagwan Ram took birth.


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