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Kabits 13,14,15 & 16

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13. Satguru Ram Singh Ji's message
Ram Singh bad set up a hardware and drapery shop, with income barely sufficient
to provide him with food and clothing. He was visited by throngs of disciples.
Huge were the gatherings at his doors. Whatever offerings were made, all went to the free kitchen.
Those who received Nam from him, immediately went into esctasy, forgetful of their turbans flying off their heads.
They would divulge this secret of their soul to none other; because of it, most of the people called it Kalam.*

*Kalam, Muslim Sermon. 'Nam' is not to be confused with the Muslim Kalam or Revelation. Nam is the Mantra specifically related to Sikh doctrine.

14. Satguru Ram Singh Ji's message (conti)
Thus his holy fame spread far and wide ; those who came to weigh, found him full and became his disciples.
He had a huge following of no less than three lacs of people from Malwa*, Doaba"*, Majha*** and Pothohar****.
Like Akbar , the Emperor, he appointed twenty-two Governors known as Subas and blessed them with speech as effective as his own.
Men and Women would form themselves into choirs, play drums and melodiously chant the Supreme Word of the Guru.

* Region comprising district of Ferozepur, Faridkot, Nabha,(Punjab) Jind and Sirsa (Haryana) Patiala, Ludhiana (Punjab)
** Region falling between the rivers Sutlej and Beas.
*** Region comprising districts falling between the rivers Ravi and Beas.
**** Region comprising districts falling between tne rivers Jhelum and Sind (now in Pakistan).

15. The Havans
They would perform Havan* and continuously recite the Guru Granth, beginning to end, in large congregations.
They would take a whole bath in the small hours and engage in an unceasing chant of Waheguru.
Men and women, without exception, would be clad in a speck-less, holy white.
They would keep a woolen rosary and wear a Kachha (Shorts), a Kara (Steel Bangle) and a Karad (small sword) as symbols.
They would not accept food nor drink from, nor would they marry into a family, outside the fold, the nearest kin being no exception.

*Ceremonial fire kept burning by pouring on it ghee and ,certain perfumes for evoking spiritual advancement, prosperity, purification of mind, environment etc., and also for performing marriage ceremonies by circumambulating four times around it.

16. The Anand Karaj
They do not owe allegiance to the temples, the places of pilgrimage, the Puranas, the Sadhus or the Brahmins.
They attach no importance to giving away charities outside the fold.
Charities and marital proposals are affectionately made and accepted within the fold.
All of them fondly cherish the desire for political power.
They do not invite Brahmins to perform marriage ceremonies or death rites.
They perform Anand Karaj*-a ritual discovered by them conforming to the tradition of the House of the Gurus.
They regard Ram Singh alone as their Satguru, the divine incarnation and the spiritual guide,
His word is accepted, without demur, by all.

*The Sikh ritual for marriage ceremony, first performed by Satguru Ram Singh on 3rd June, 1863. The couple is required to circumambulate four times around the sacred ceremonial fire along with recitation of related hymns from the Sikh Scripture.


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