Waheguru Jee Ka Khalsa
Waheguru Jee Kee Fateh
Major beadbi happening at Singh Sabha Slough once again! The parbhandak committee has decided to put sofa-like benches which are higher than the keertani stage in the main darbar and only higher than Maharaj’s thabiya by a couple of inches. There were four placed on each side at the back. This took place on Sunday 5th April 2009 at 5.55pm while sangat were doing chaupai sahibs for the panth. A few members of the sangat got up to prevent this beadbi from occurring however the pardhan Joginder Bal and another member Avtar Cheema aggressively told them to go away. One sevadaar sarcastically said ‘congratulations we’ve turned our gurughar into a church’.
Nothing happened immediately but a few hours later the pardhan came up and called the sevadaar down. ‘Come down into the office’ the sevadaar said ‘you’ll have to wait I will come after finishing sukhaasan seva’to which the pardhan replied ‘I’ve called the police so come down into the office’. After the samapati the sangat all gathered round as they were upset and outraged by seeing the benches and then to find out police had been called into gurughar.
All sangat who were at Singh Sabha Slough on Sunday evening were against the idea of the benches. The benches were taken down in front of the police as the sangat were not informed about them although the committee had apparently passed it through their meetings. The police was called because Mr Bal the president ‘felt threatened’. The police took no action and just wasted their time coming down. However this Sunday 12th April 2009 the committee will be asking the sangat their views whether they want the benches in or not.
According to some sangat the bibiya who do langar seva during the day and the daily baba’s that make a large proportion of the sangat are apparently in favour of having the benches in the darbar sahib and that they have been signing a petition in favour of the benches. We need the support of the sangat to stop beadbi from happening.
Less than month ago, Dhan Dhan Sahib Sree Guroo Granth Sahib Maharaj Jeeo, kurbaned 11 Saroops to awaken the panth. But have we awoken? Where are the Gursikhs who would :
ਤਨੁ ਮਨੁ ਕਾਟਿ ਕਾਟਿ ਸਭੁ ਅਰਪੀ ਵਿਚਿ ਅਗਨੀ ਆਪੁ ਜਲਾਈ
I would cut my mind and body apart in pieces, and offer them all to You; I would burn myself in fire:
If our Guroo can burn 11 Saroops of himself for us, can we not, as his children, to prevent our Father being dishonoured in any way, come on Sunday
This is true love for our Guroos, not the dikavha and pakhand we do. I know that Nagar Kirtan is taking place this Sunday but this is just as important, if not more important.
We know Mr Bal will be reading this and hope he can prevent this mistake from happening.
Photo evidence will be uploaded soon