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A NEW LIFE OF PURITY & SIMPLICITY
Lastly, it may be pointed out that the Guru himself practiced what he preached. He kept up his religious practices in the purest form even as a prisoner of the English. He wrote to his brother Guru Hari Singh from his exile.; "Give food, drink and clothing as much as you can to poor and the hungry. Continue taking God's name with all your strength as all blessings are derived from It. I searched In vain for comfort everywhere and took to several occupations for this purpose but when I got under Guru's protection, I found every comfort….." "Brother Hari Singh do not have ill feeling against any one... as the people do, so will they be rewarded... Go on with you prayers and continue to feed the hungry. Who is better to me than my Sikhs? I pray day and night: Oh! Guru keep me while I live and let me die in the midst of my Sikhs who obey you...l send herewith Rs. 151 in cash to be used in feeding the poor."
Such was the Guru who reformed the Sikh society In the second half of the l9fh century, giving them a moral basis which they had altogether lost; bestowing upon them a new life of purity, simplicity, fearlessness and love, which they needed badly, cured them of all their corroding maladies and immoral living.
|Satguru Ram Singh starting from Bhaini Sahib, leaving the wailing Sangat, to go on exile, after the British accused him of inciting the Kukas to kill the butchers and agitate against the British Raj.|
|18th January 1872, Sri Satguru Ji at the Ludhiana Railway Station to board a train under guard on the first leg of his exile, to Allahabad.|
|Satguru Ji with his sevak Nanu Singh boarding the ship at Calcutta to take them to Rangoon in Burma for his exile.|
|Satguru Ram Singh imprisoned in the bungalow in Rangoon, where the Sikhs secretly visited him and brought his letters for Satguru Hari Singh Ji. Here Bhai Mihan Singh is seen jumping over the fence to seek blessings of Satguru Ji. When asked by Satguru Ji why wasn't he afraid of all the security. Mihan Singh replied, "When I see your face -all my fears evaporate."|
SAVING BHAI RAI SINGH FROM A LION
After the initiation of the Sant Khalsa on Vaisakhi 1857, Satguru Ram Singh sent one of his Sikhs, Bhai Rai Singh, to go to Hazoor Sahib, Nanded, to familiarise with the "GUR-MARYADA" (code of religious conduct) of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj. On the way, about 2 to300 miles from Sri Bhaini Sahib, a man-eating lion attacked Bhai Rai Singh and a traveller companion. While the lion was devouring the other person, Bhai Rai Singh contemplated (Ardass) and asked for assistance - suddenly Satguru Ram Singh Ji appeared on his trusty steed "Chini" and with his outstretched hand made the lion run away, thus saving the life of his Sikh.
This is just one of a few miracles observed by his Sikhs.