Link to Smagam being held in Bhai Sahib's Memory
TORONTO, CANADA - Bhai Jagtar Singh Ji of Gurdwara Tapoban Singh, Toronto, passed away on September 7th, 2010 in the highest of spirits and completed his spiritual and physical journey on Earth.
Bhai Sahib was a well respected Gursikh who was instrumental in organizing the Institute of Gurmat Studies, Gurdwara Tapoban Sahib, where daily Amritvela, Nitem, Akhand Kirtan, and Gurbani Santhyia, and the traditional Tat-Gurmat lifestyle is promoted across the congregation.
He firmly insisted that Gurmat should never be compromised, and stressed the importance of staying true to one's bachan (word), and keeping steadfast on Panthic principles.
Bhai Sahib believed that modern Sikh leaders, parchariks, and kirtanees themselves do not uphold the ideals of the Khalsa, so how could they influence others to do the same? He believed the Chardi-Kala of the Panth would automatically come through the practice of Tat-Gurmat, and not watered down rehats.
Unlike others, Bhai Sahib did not preach, but practiced and lived the life of a true GurSikh. He took Khanday-ki-Pahul over thirty years ago, in 1976, and until the last breath kept his Khalsa Banna, strict Amritvela, Sarbloh bibek, intact. Such was the iron discipline of this Gurmukh. Bhai Sahib spent a majority of his time engrossed in Naam Abhyaas and Gurbani recitation.
Guru Gobind Singh Ji describes the characteristic of such a Gurmukh in his Bani:
ਪੂਰਨ ਜੋਤ ਜਗੈ ਘਟ ਮੈ ਤਬ ਖਾਲਸ ਤਾਹਿ ਨਖਾਲਸ ਜਾਨੈ ॥
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This is big loss to Akhand Keertani Jatha worldwide. We are lossing our Panth heeras. They are puratan Sikhs who could have lead us across bhav sagar. The modern singhs in AKJ are not as spiritual as our puratan Sikhs .
What an amazing soul bhai saahib must have been....dhan guru and dhan guru kaay piaaray!
Bhai Jagtar Singh jee nae apani sari umar Guru jee da bhae Vich bateet keete. Guru jee dae charna vich ja birajjae. Sarri umar Canada vich bana sjjaa ka rakiha, sarbloh de rahit nibahee.
App jappo awara namm jappawae.