January Blogathon – Othe amla de hone ne nabede kisse na teri Zaat puchni

Posted: February 2, 2015 in Am I wrong, Angry, Bikramism, Blogathon, Experiences, Mankind, My Thoughts., Punjab, Questions
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January is over and although I tried my level best to remain true to the rules of the blogathon , I failed a few times to post a post each day of the month, So sorry for that to the fellow participants and Congrats to all who managed to do it all..

I wanted to finish this little run with something that I believe in and want everyone who comes here to know. I am going to introduce you all to a person who all his life worked for the goodness of human beings, his selfless devotion to mankind. His name is Bhagat Puran singh. Not many KNEW about him because he did not have a AUDI with a Red light atop, He did not wear Silk or Saffron clothes, like every other TOM DICK AND HARRY claiming to be the righteous one.

SADLY we the people have always been lured to the magic of MONEY the magic of SHOW OFF, or SHOW BLITZ.. hundreds million of us go to the Temples – Gurudwara’s to worship, Ask god for this or that all the time , we all seem to get this false happiness in our heart that OH today we visited a holy place so god will be happy with us, We do various things to please the almighty YET we all including me seem to forget the basic teaching given to us by our God’s which says be a good human being, help others do what you can with your heart. NONE of us do that , we go about following the so-called BABA’s , the modern-day BABA’s who have tarnished the reputation of religion to a very low low level.

I have a good friend who is so happy that he boasts that every sunday he goes to the Gurudwara for two hours for SEWA, He stand and helps in washing of utensils, distribution of Langar, Clean the floors BUT I AM SORRY this is not SEWA, not at all, How can it be. Sewa is towards the needy, helping of fellow humans, MAJORITY of the people who visit the religious places are well off and can take care of themselves, So serving them food is not SEWA, or washing their utensils is Not SEWA, he has never done that in his own home.

Anyway Coming back to this man who was in Reality a man of god , and worked all his life in selfless devotion of other humans. HOW many know about him and compared to that how many know about the Rampal’s the nirmal’s. This is the hard truth people who actually work for the good of Man kind are seldom known. What have the so-called BABA’s EVER done which is good of mankind, NAME or Give me one such incident where ACTUALLY these so-called BABA’s have done anything for good other than become RICH.

Same goes for other charities, I think the best paid JOB or BUSINESS is to open up a charity, all the money we give to these charities hardly reaches to the people for whom the charities are set up, the so-called directors of charities are always RICH and MILLIONAIRES.

Our Religious Leaders are always so rich, How come they have so much money, Why are their so many fights over the ownership of a Religious place’s office, because of the Money involved, Today if everyone vows to stop putting money in the money-box of a temple or a Gurudwara all these committee members, the Pardhan’s, The Leaders will VANISH. God does not need money so WHY Are we putting all this money in the money boxes, When has God said give me money , I need money.

It is our fault that we have made it like this, we are so happy to go and put some money in a money-box in a temple, but we would not go out of our way to help a needy person, or even to feed a hungry person. Hence the business of religion has started were we feel that because we have given some money or a lot of money to a religious place , we have done a good deed, God will be happy with us..

People who actually work hard for the good of mankind that too selflessly are rarely rich or have the money to throw around.

Bhagat Puran Singh was born on June 4, 1904 in Punjab. he has dedicate his life to the ‘selfless service of humanity’. He founded Pingalwara in 1947 with only a few patients, the neglected and rejected of the streets of Amritsar., The govt of india takes so much appreciation for the so-called Green revolution but this man was actually An early advocate of the movement, He was spreading awareness about environmental pollution, and increasing soil erosion long before such ideas became popular in our country,.

He founded a HOME called Pingalwara, a home which long after his death, is still tending to the castaways of society: the sick, disabled and abandoned forlorn people.

It is sad that our governments and leaders go on and on how the needy need to be helped, how they spend so much money for the good of needy, YET none of the so-called CHARITABLE organisations have gone out of their way to help Pingalwara, We the people even will go and donate hundreds , thousands to a Temple or a Gurudwara, A Sadhu comes at our door we will give money to them BUT We hardly take out time to give money to such an institute which is doing so good.

There are hardly any Religious places which do what Pingalwara does, some do but then I find their office bearers take majority of the money for themselves.

Anyway I am not going to go on and on About this man, I am sure everyone has internet so go and do some surfing and Find out about this Great man who sadly passed away in 1992, I think this man’s work does the speaking I or anyone does not need to write essays about him. He shines above all and we need people like him to make our world a better place. So go and Read about this Selfless man, Know about a Kind Human being who teaches us what being a human is .

Also a Movie is made , I saw the trailer a couple of days back, I know some people here who have been so actively involved in the advertising of this movie, I would have been their at the launch of this movie but the last 3-4 weeks have been very catastrophic for me , so I could not go nevertheless do go and see this movie, know about a GOOD MAN.

Visiting pingalwara this year when I come to india is on the list , A lot of good people here are trying to raise some donations for me to carry.. It is an eye-opener to see Life as is in this home, The stories you hear , the smiling faces you see tell the whole story, I could not visit last year due to less time which again I feel is an excuse on my part , I should have made time but god willing this time for sure..

In the Title I had put the line othe amla de hone ne nabade  kissie ne teri Zaat puchni.. DOnt know what all we are running after in life, No one is going to bother what Race,Creed , color we are once we are dead.. it’s all the SAME..

Padi namaaz te Niyaaj na sukhiya,
Teriyan kis kaam padiyan namaazan

Ilam padiya te amal na kita,
Teriyaan  kis kaam kitiyan ibadaan

bulle shah pata odon lag si, jado chidi fasi hath baajan

Read the holy scriptures,
but you got no knowledge from it ..
Whats the use of Reading all that

All knowledge that you got ,
You did not act on them..
What use is that Knowledge..

Bulle Shah – Come to know the Truth when a Hawk has the Sparrow

othe amla de hone ne nabade  kissie ne teri Zaat puchni 
othe amla de hone ne nabade kissie ne teri jaat puchni

jhoothe maan tere jhoothe sab chehre
kissie nahin teri zaat puchni

oithe amla de hone ne nabade kissie ne teri zaat puchni- 

Up there is where all will end, NO one will ask what RACE-CREED you are

Its all a Lie this prestige-pride you talk off
No one is going to ask what Race-Creed you are

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Comments
  1. Rachna says:

    What an inspiring story, Bikram. Good bless him and people like him for his work is real sewa and continues to benefit people even after his death.

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  2. Zephyr says:

    That was a typical Bikram post, straight from the heart. God never asked us for money in his temple hundis, but we feel that our sin is reduced if we put some coins in it, or maybe some black money by some unscrupulous businessman to wash off his sins. How can we hear about such compassionate people unless those who know them share them? Our media is more interested in TRPs and sensationalism and creation of tension between people, so they are not going to do it. Thanks for sharing this. Incidentally, i had put up a post on compassion in social service just a couple of days ago.

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    • Bikramjit says:

      MAMI thank you so much, I dont know why we feel the need to make a fool of GOD, we think we are clever but he knows it all. I did read your post mami I read all of them I am subscribed to the feed 🙂 will comment also sooon

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  3. Bhagat Puran Singh is a blessing in disguise. People just boast about we did this…we did that…but no…and ask others that they should do the sewa…

    A true sewa is not the one for which someone has to announce and do…

    A very nice read Bikram…nicely written… 🙂

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  4. Thank you Bikram for sharing this. I wish all those who party round making tall claims openly how many blankets they have distributed to those sleeping by the roadsides and many such charities they have participated in to read this. To understand the true meaning of compassion and charity. Wish all the pseudo Samaritans to read this. I guess Pingalwara is one such pilgrimage I would want to do too. Thanks also for sharing Bulle Shah and the effort taken to translate…I am finding it extremely helpful to follow it as the words move from lips into my journal. Hope it seeps into my soul…

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    • Bikramjit says:

      its the “ME” that kills it all, the ME in us .. I did this I did that .. I mean we try to bribe god, i mean why would people want to give donation and then have a marble slate put up saying “THANK YOU.. such and such person donated this ” or the fans we see in gurudwaras and temples have the names donated by.. WHYYYYYYYYYYyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy..

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  5. Sangeeta says:

    Well said Bikram…The good work of lesser known saints goes unnoticed…overshadowed by the self-proclaimed religious leaders/gurus/ who shamelessly capitalize on the fears, guilt and greed of people..

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  6. Deboshree says:

    A thoroughly inspiring story Bikram! We often miss out on appreciating people and their work because their tales are lesser known and not as widely popular.

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  7. Found In Folsom says:

    Like the lakhs of people, I am also one of those who have never heard of such a great man. Thank you for writing about him, Bikram bhai. Yes, there are many noble souls who are less appreciated and less known to the world. They all need applauds, appreciations and more recognition from the world. And coming about donating in hundis, you are so true. Why does god need money? You ask someone to donate $20 for cancer patient, log ek baar nahin, das baar sochenge. patinets are not gods, naa.

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    • Bikramjit says:

      Thank so much di, you are right no one will give some money to feed a poor but ill willing put money in a money box, thinking they are doing good and god will help them SAD when we forget that the basic teaching of every guru and god is to be human and love human being .. and we dont do that at all

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    • Bikramjit says:

      Thank so much di, you are right no one will give some money to feed a poor but ill willing put money in a money box, thinking they are doing good and god will help them SAD when we forget that the basic teaching of every guru and god is to be human and love human being .. and we dont do that at all

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  8. Initially, I thought it was Bhagat Singh, the revolutionary freedom fighter, but later understood this person is different. I have a lot of respect for anyone who has worked for the green movement. I will come back to see the movie, and possibly write a post about him in my blog too. Thanks for letting us know about him here.

    Destination Infinity

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  9. greenboochi says:

    I’m glad I have known this wonderful person through your blog. Thanks for sharing Bikram.

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  10. Kalpanaa says:

    Very informative! One learns such wonderful things from reading one’s friend’s blogs.

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  11. Anita says:

    It’s tough keeping pace with Blogathons.
    I feel you managed very well. Congrats Bikram 🙂

    I loved the Bhagat Singh movie- Shaheed.
    Thanks for the translation. Nice lines 🙂

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  12. ruchira says:

    The punjabi lyrics caught my eye thus giving me goosebumps, and even though you translated it…the effect was not as good 😉

    Inspiring read, and what a bang way to start your Feb, B

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  13. It’s really inspiring to know about him. Often we miss such people because their stories are less known…

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  14. lovely thoughts Bikram! I was nodding my head while reading this post and i am sure, everyone else did the same.

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  15. A real teacher, guru and someone we can look up to.

    A heart warming post.

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  16. obsessivemom says:

    That’s a wonderful story Bikarm. The world is full of such unsung heroes who nobody bothers to remember while the most undeserving walk away with all the credit. Sad, indeed.

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  17. beloome says:

    What a wonderful post, Bikram. It is inspiring to know about a true servant of God. That’s what the world needs today, sincere people with love, compassion and truth in their heart. Thankfully we have many such people but as you said they work silently without any propaganda. And thank god for that, in a way. Mass media can hardly be bothered by showing the stories of such true spiritual sevaks.

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  18. What a lovely story, he is truly a unsung hero.

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  19. sindhoooo says:

    Saluting Bhagathji! He was a great human being! Thank a lot for this inspiring post about him, Bikram 🙂 TC! Keep smiling 🙂

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  20. B k chowla says:

    Bikram,thanks for sharing such inspirational facts

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  21. Bikramjit, exactly my thoughts on so-called selfish Babas who fool people. Sewa is not what many people doggedly do to attract attention while ignoring the needy. sadly, we need to re-educate ourselves on the real of spiritualism and serving humanity.

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  22. I have never heard about this person before, Bikram! Thank you for introducing him to us. We need more inspirational people like him.

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  23. Gray Dawster says:

    Have an awesome day Bikram 🙂

    Andro

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  24. surindernath says:

    Parh Parh pothi paagal bhaeo pundit bhaeo na koi
    Dhai akshar prem ke…. parhe….. so… pundit hoey !!

    ( Reading books shall only make you ‘mad – read’
    “Love” is the word, read it, and become learned ) !!

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  25. Amit Agarwal says:

    A great post indeed!

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