INTRODUCTION (JAAN PEHCHAAN)
Several Satsang Samagams are being organized by ‘Brahm Bunga Trust’ in village Dodra and other places in India as also abroad. Impressed by the selfless love and service in such spiritual gatherings, more enthusiasm can be seen for holding more and more samagams. Awed by the eternal divine feelings, the new comers generally have such questions:
* How did this congregation start?
* What is special about this congregation?
* Who is the head or organizer of this congregation?
It is difficult to answer such questions to the satisfaction of everyone. Therefore, an attempt is being made to answer the above queries through this booklet. Since 1960, Bauji with the help and cooperation of his retired colleagues in the erstwhile Burmese Army, started such congregations in various villages in Punjab. Gradually, more and more people of these villages started joining these gatherings. Now, such Samagams are being held every fortnight at different places at the behest of the sangat in India and abroad.
The daily schedule in the Samagms is as follows:
4 to 5 a.m. Recitation of ‘WAHEGURU’ Gurmantar (Meditation)
5 to 6 a.m. NITNEM (Recitation of Five Bani’s)
6 to 12 Noon Gurbani Kirtan / Gurbani Vichar
Guru ka Langar (Lunch)
4 to 5 p.m. Recitation of ‘WAHEGURU’ Gurmantar (Meditation)
5 to 5.30 p.m. Gurbani Vichar (Elucidation of Gurbani)
6 to 10 p.m. ‘REHRAAS’ Sahib, Followed by Gurbani Kirtan
In India Gurdwara Sahib, Brahm Bunga, Village Dodra, District Mansa, Punjab is the main centre for such samagams. Samagams are also being held with great devotion & enthusiasm in various parts of the world. A new bunga sahib has been set up at doraha(Punjab) recently.
For some years, samagams were held in the houses of a few retired personnel of the earstwhile Burmese Army residing in Dodra village. impressed by these Samagams, retired Subedar Kishan Singh, donated a plot of land for the Sangat in 1971 and Bauji held Satsang for 2 years in this plot in a temporary structure. Gradually several rooms were constructed in the Gurdwara complex.
To manage this fast growing institution, Bauji handed over the administration of samagams to “Brahm Bunga Trust (Regd.)” in 1983. Presently, this Trust is managing and organizing these samagams.
As more and more aspiring souls started thronging this place from villages and cities all over India, the Gurdwara complex also expanded. Keeping in view of the needs of the Sangat, an additional plot of 3 acres was also acquired and a huge Gurdwara congregation hall measuring 200′X 150′ was constructed. Similarly, arrangements were also made for
adequate living accommodation for the Sangat.
GURU KA LANGAR is always available.
“Seeing is believing, Eulogizing is not enough.”
Therefore, we seek the benign presence of all aspiring souls to come and experience the celestial love of Gurbani during the samagarns in the company of illuminated souls.
Bauji left his body in June 1999 and Mataji passed away in 2004. thus BRAHM BUNGA TRUST(REGD) is now looking after the samagams.and the grace flows as usual from guru granth sahib and the blessed sangat.
Secretary, Brahm Bunga Trust
An illuminated soul introduced me to Gurbani during the early years of my life and as I delved into and followed Gurbani, I started realising that we had not been able to understand the inner meaning and secrets of Gurbani. That is why, we are unable to realize the value of this ‘celestial message’.
As Gurbani belongs to celestial realm, it is laden with amazing spiritual enlightenment. This could be known, understood and realized only through ‘intuitive experiences’ which is beyond the grip of mental faculties.
That is why our daily living is distant or contradictory to the inner spiritual concept advocated in Gurbani. We do not follow the spiritual doctrines and practice the teachings of the Guru, thereby immersing our egoistic mind in materialistic consciousness.
About 500 years ago, the prevalent social conditions are described in Gurbani as under:
kil kwqI rwjy ksweI Drm pMQ kr aufirAw]
kUV Amwvs scu cMdRmw dIsY nwhI ikh ciVAw]
hau Bwl ivkuMnI hoeI]
AwDyrY rwh nw hoeI]
ivc haumY kr duK roeI]
khu nwnk ikn ibD giq hoeI] (pMnw 145)
jug grdI jb hovhy aultI jugu ikAw hovY vrqwrw]
auTY iglwnI jgiq ivc vrqY pwp iBSt sMswrw]
vrnwvrn n BwvnI iKh iKh jln bWs AmigAwrw]
inMidAw cly vyd kI smJin nih AigAwn gubwrw] (v.B.g 1/17)
Evidently, for the past 500 years, our daily life reflects that despite the unending
Singing of Gurbani our mental and religious stature has deteriorated, instead of elating. We have used Gurbani for Recitation
Music skills (Ragas)
And we have remained devoid of
Disguised clues enshrined in Gurbani.
pVIAY gunIAY vyd sB sunIAY AnBau Bwau nw drsY]
lohw kMcn ihrn hoie kYsy jwau pwrsih n prsY] (pMnw 973)
ikAw pVIAY ikAw gunIAY]
ikAw byd purwnw sunIAY]
pVY suxY ikAw hoeI]
jau shj n imilE soeI] (pMnw 655)
Gurbani shows us the way to:
To which we remain
And are not able to enjoy the divine gifts of our spiritual heritage of
While studying and contemplating on Gurbani through Simran, I felt overwhelmed to present its inner intuitive aspects to the masses. This inspiration led to the start of Satsang 60 years ago, first, while in ;service’ and then after retirement in Punjab.
Initially these samagams were held in different villages every month and later on after a gap of 2 -3 weeks. Gradually, these samagams expanded to Haryana, Delhi, UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, MP, Maharashtra, Canada, USA, England, East Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore & Australia. These samagams are being held since 30 years in great enthusiasm. In these samagams, only hymns from Gurbani are sung and the intuitive meanings are elucidated. Except Gurbani, no other topic is touched upon. These fortnightly samagams in villages and cities create an aura of living divine bliss and spiritual awakening.
Gurdwara Brahm Bunga Sahib, Village Dodra, Distt. Mansa (Punjab) India, has become the nodal point for Sadh Sangat. Satsang Samagams of 8 days duration are held in March and September each year while in the month of December, a special 11 day long samagam is held. Spiritual aspirants from all over the world come to attend them.
At Gurdwara Brahm Bunga Sahib, ‘Nam Simran’, ‘Nitnem’, ‘Gurbani kirtan’, ‘Gurbani Vichar’ (Elucidation of Gurbani) is held everyday along with Guru Ka Langar.
During these samagams, Baptism ceremony (Amrit Pan) is performed several times for the aspirants. Thousands have been baptised so far.
These living divine samagams radiate divine wisdom, love lore, devotional love and selfless service which infects many aspiring souls who feel the ecstasy of divine love and glory. This exquisitive joy of divine touch is a new intuitional experience, which gives a new internal direction and their life is transformed.
Gurdwara Brahm Bunga Sahib is not owned by any individual, Saint, Sadhu or Mahant. Its affairs are managed by Brahm Bunga Trust (Regd.).
I felt distressed at the ignorance and apathy of general masses towards inner secrets and emotions of Gurbani and sighed to see them being devoid of divine experiences, nectar, hidden meanings and divine knowledge.
Deep down the earth, the fire simmers and when it boils, the earth shakes which is called earthquake. When this lava explodes, it is called eruption of valcano and it spreads all around.
Similarly, a Divine flame of Gurbani given to me by an illuminated soul, kept simmering slowly and slowly deep within me and one day it erupted with a flamboyant velocity. These living ‘Satsang Samgarns’ are inspired by the same powerful flow of persuasion by the inner soul and have become vibrant and alive. As a result, the ‘Brahm Bunga Sahib’ came into being where dynamic waves of inner spiritual feelings, divine grace and devotional love are spreading.
This inner divine presence intensified in the form of dynamic spiritual waves which could not sustain into myself. Therefore, this fiery divine presence has now erupted and manifested in the form of Gurbani Vichar writings.
In fact, these Gurbani Vichar writings are the,
submission of the divine flame of the Almighty.
In other words,
these writings are expression of the Almighty through this fragile body frame and humble wisdom and also a reflection and presence of divine grace.
Yes, these writings are expressions of
Reflections of Deep spiritual feelings,
Powerful flow of feelings,
Rainbow of Surge
The Rhythmic Motion
Outburst of Love
Feelings of Love
Since I did not have formal education in Gurmukhi or studied any dictionary or translations or have undergone ‘Giani’ courses, at times it was difficult for me to answer mail in Gurmukhi. But, with divine grace, I was able to interpret the deep, hidden and inner meanings of Gurbani. This way Sat Guru gave me the honor by assigning the sublime
task to my own limited knowledge and aging body.
hau mUrK kwrY lwieAw nwnk hir kMmy] (pMnw 449)
Awpy lyKix Awip ilKwrI Awpy lyK ilKwrw] (pMnw 606)
The shortcomings or errors in the ‘Gurbani Vichar’ writings, if any, are only due to my own limited knowledge and ignorance, for
which I beg to be pardoned.
Every year three main Satsang Samagarns are held at Gurdwara
Sahib,, Brahm Bunga, Dodra; as follows:
MARCH 8 DAYS
SEPTEMBER 8 DAYS
DECEMBER 11 DAYS (20 -30 December, Fixed Dates)
In addition, 2 days Samagams are held after every fortnight in
different villages/cities of Punjab and other parts of India.
Also, Satsang Samagams are held at Delhi, Faridabad, Mohali, Chandigarh, Bathinda, Ludhiana, Moga, Jallandhar etc. by local Sangats twice a week in different Gurudwaras.OFFLATE BIWEEKLY SAMAGAMS ARE ALSO HELD AT GURDWARA BRAHM BUNGA SAHIB DORAHA (LUDHIANA)AND AN EIGHT DAYS SAMAGAM IS HELD AT DORAHA,AT BRAHM BUNGA SAHIB DORAHA BRANCH,IN THE MONTH OF JUNE EVERY YEAR.
“SPIRITUAL OASIS IN THE DESERT OF MAYA”
“Only Enlightened Souls can make us aware of our ‘Inner Fires’
conscious of ‘Divine Oasis’ within Inspire us, Lead us, Usher us into
the ‘SPIRITUAL OASIS’.
Therefore, the only hope for the Humanity is to turn back and heed and follow the sublime teachings of Prophets and Sages and take refuge in the ‘DIVINE OASIS WITHIN’.
The essence of all religions may be summed up into the following practical ‘LIFE MOTTO’:
“LOVE FOR ALL, MALICE TOWARDS NONE”
The magnetic DIVINE PULL towards the individual soul is the DIVINE GRACE and spontaneous RESPONSE of the soul to the DIVINE PULL is the ONLY TRUE ETERNAL
UNIVERSAL RELIGION of the Cosmos.
All religion doctrines, theories, dogmas, rites, rituals are projections and expressions of this PRIMAL BASIC RELIGION innate in every soul.
List of Spiritual Writings in English by BAUJI ‘Khoji’
1. TRANSFORMATION OF EGOISTIC CONSCIOUSNESS
2. UNIVERSAL RELIGION
3. DIVINE WILL
4. SPIRITUAL OASIS IN THE DESERT OF MAYA
5. POWER OF THOUGHTS
In GURMUKHI, 132 Articles on different aspects of ‘Gurbani’ have also been published.Many of these Gurmukhi Articles have been translated into Hindi and english.