Saturday, December 13, 2008

Chamkan Taare

The verses of Guru Granth Sahib expound philosophy, devotion, surrender and love for God. This album celebrates the very spirit of this notion. The opening shabad speaks about early morning breeze on the face, the magic of being under canopy of twinkling stars as if whole world is singing the glory of Lord, the one who wakes up and participates in it are the luckiest of all.
Sri Guru Granth Sahib’s verses applaud the early morning and in this particular shabad Guru is giving call to one and all. Each and every word and the way it has been sung evokes yearning in heart. Gurumaa has sung with such devotion that every word it strings chords of heart her voice is soaked in love. In shabad ‘Man meraya antar tere’ opens up the esoteric path of moving within that nothing remains a secret. The depth of Gurbani, the sweetness of Gurumaa and the combine both and result is sheer magic, This album a must for all devotees.
Chamkan Taare @ Mystica Music


A blissful classical expression of Gurbani, the source of infinite divine wisdom and truth, this album is a magnificent collection of the enchanting compositions drawn from the sacred scripture.
All the tracks are rendered with such a composure that transcends the listener to experience sheer peace, calm, contentment, joy, bliss…the ethereal voice of Shree Madhup Mudgal and the profound compositions of Gurbani are beautifully woven with Hindustani Classical Music to create the enchanting bouquet of the eternal message of Banis. With the mesmerizing music, the meaning of the Shabads becomes clear and leads to a heightened spiritual state; they evoke the feelings of devotion and surrender. In the words of Shree Madhup Mudgal, “It is a blissful and elevating experience for me to sing these holy verses and I am sure the audience will also feel this way.”
Gurbani @ Mystica Music

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Shabads in Rehraas Sahib

<> siqgur pRswid ] (8-14)
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

so dru qyrw kyhw so Gru kyhw ijqu bih srb smwly ](8-14, Awsw, mÚ 1)
Where is That Door of Yours, and where is That Home, in which You sit and take care of all?

vwjy qyry nwd Anyk AsMKw kyqy qyry vwvxhwry ] (8-15, Awsw, mÚ 1)
The Sound-current of the Naad vibrates there for You, and countless musicians play all sorts of instruments there for You.

kyqy qyry rwg prI isau khIAih kyqy qyry gwvxhwry ] (8-15, Awsw, mÚ 1)
There are so many Ragas and musical harmonies to You; so many minstrels sing hymns of You.

gwvin quDno pvxu pwxI bYsMqru gwvY rwjw Drmu duAwry ] (8-16, Awsw, mÚ 1)
Wind, water and fire sing of You. The Righteous Judge of Dharma sings at Your Door.

gwvin quDno icqu gupqu iliK jwxin iliK iliK Drmu bIcwry ] (8-17, Awsw, mÚ 1)
Chitr and Gupt, the angels of the conscious and the subconscious who keep the record of actions, and the Righteous Judge of Dharma who reads this record, sing of You.

gwvin quDno eIsru bRhmw dyvI sohin qyry sdw svwry ] (8-17, Awsw, mÚ 1)
Shiva, Brahma and the Goddess of Beauty, ever adorned by You, sing of You.

gwvin quDno ieMdR ieMdRwsix bYTy dyviqAw dir nwly ] (8-18, Awsw, mÚ 1)
Indra, seated on His Throne, sings of You, with the deities at Your Door.

gwvin quDno isD smwDI AMdir gwvin quDno swD bIcwry ] (8-19, Awsw, mÚ 1)
The Siddhas in Samaadhi sing of You; the Saadhus sing of You in contemplation.

gwvin quDno jqI sqI sMqoKI gwvin quDno vIr krwry ] (9-1, Awsw, mÚ 1)
The celibates, the fanatics, and the peacefully accepting sing of You; the fearless warriors sing of You.

gwvin quDno pMifq pVin rKIsur jugu jugu vydw nwly ] (9-1, Awsw, mÚ 1)
The Pandits, the religious scholars who recite the Vedas, with the supreme sages of all the ages, sing of You.

gwvin quDno mohxIAw mnu mohin surgu mCu pieAwly ] (9-2, Awsw, mÚ 1)
The Mohinis, the enchanting heavenly beauties who entice hearts in paradise, in this world, and in the underworld of the subconscious, sing of You.

gwvin quDno rqn aupwey qyry ATsiT qIrQ nwly ] (9-2, Awsw, mÚ 1)
The celestial jewels created by You, and the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage, sing of You.

gwvin quDno joD mhwbl sUrw gwvin quDno KwxI cwry ] (9-3, Awsw, mÚ 1)
The brave and mighty warriors sing of You. The spiritual heroes and the four sources of creation sing of You.

gwvin quDno KMf mMfl bRhmMfw kir kir rKy qyry Dwry ] (9-4, Awsw, mÚ 1)
The worlds, solar systems and galaxies, created and arranged by Your Hand, sing of You.

syeI quDno gwvin jo quDu Bwvin rqy qyry Bgq rswly ] (9-4, Awsw, mÚ 1)
They alone sing of You, who are pleasing to Your Will. Your devotees are imbued with Your Sublime Essence.

hoir kyqy quDno gwvin sy mY iciq n Awvin nwnku ikAw bIcwry ] (9-5, Awsw, mÚ 1)
So many others sing of You, they do not come to mind. O Nanak, how can I think of them all?

soeI soeI sdw scu swihbu swcw swcI nweI ] (9-5, Awsw, mÚ 1)
That True Lord is True, forever True, and True is His Name.

hY BI hosI jwie n jwsI rcnw ijin rcweI ] (9-6, Awsw, mÚ 1)
He is, and shall always be. He shall not depart, even when this Universe which He has created departs.

rMgI rMgI BwqI kir kir ijnsI mwieAw ijin aupweI ] (9-6, Awsw, mÚ 1)
He created the world, with its various colors, species of beings, and the variety of Maya.

kir kir dyKY kIqw Awpxw ijau iqs dI vifAweI ] (9-7, Awsw, mÚ 1)
Having created the creation, He watches over it Himself, by His Greatness.

jo iqsu BwvY soeI krsI iPir hukmu n krxw jweI ] (9-7, Awsw, mÚ 1)
He does whatever He pleases. No one can issue any order to Him.

so pwiqswhu swhw piqswihbu nwnk rhxu rjweI ]1] (9-8, Awsw, mÚ 1)
He is the King, the King of kings, the Supreme Lord and Master of kings. Nanak remains subject to His Will. ||1||

Awsw mhlw 1 ] (9-9)
Aasaa, First Mehl:

suix vfw AwKY sBu koie ] (9-9, Awsw, mÚ 1)
Hearing of His Greatness, everyone calls Him Great.

kyvfu vfw fITw hoie ] (9-9, Awsw, mÚ 1)
But just how Great His Greatness is-this is known only to those who have seen Him.

kImiq pwie n kihAw jwie ] (9-9, Awsw, mÚ 1)
His Value cannot be estimated; He cannot be described.

khxY vwly qyry rhy smwie ]1] (9-10, Awsw, mÚ 1)
Those who describe You, Lord, remain immersed and absorbed in You. ||1||

vfy myry swihbw gihr gMBIrw guxI ghIrw ] (9-10, Awsw, mÚ 1)
O my Great Lord and Master of Unfathomable Depth, You are the Ocean of Excellence.

koie n jwxY qyrw kyqw kyvfu cIrw ]1] rhwau ] (9-10, Awsw, mÚ 1)
No one knows the extent or the vastness of Your Expanse. ||1||Pause||

siB surqI imil suriq kmweI ] (9-11, Awsw, mÚ 1)
All the intuitives met and practiced intuitive meditation.

sB kImiq imil kImiq pweI ] (9-11, Awsw, mÚ 1)
All the appraisers met and made the appraisal.

igAwnI iDAwnI gur gurhweI ] (9-12, Awsw, mÚ 1)
The spiritual teachers, the teachers of meditation, and the teachers of teachers

khxu n jweI qyrI iqlu vifAweI ]2] (9-12, Awsw, mÚ 1)
-they cannot describe even an iota of Your Greatness. ||2||

siB sq siB qp siB cMigAweIAw ] (9-12, Awsw, mÚ 1)
All Truth, all austere discipline, all goodness,

isDw purKw kIAw vifAweIAw ] (9-13, Awsw, mÚ 1)
all the great miraculous spiritual powers of the Siddhas

quDu ivxu isDI iknY n pweIAw ] (9-13, Awsw, mÚ 1)
-without You, no one has attained such powers.

krim imlY nwhI Twik rhweIAw ]3] (9-13, Awsw, mÚ 1)
They are received only by Your Grace. No one can block them or stop their flow. ||3||

AwKx vwlw ikAw vycwrw ] (9-14, Awsw, mÚ 1)
What can the poor helpless creatures do?

isPqI Bry qyry BMfwrw ] (9-14, Awsw, mÚ 1)
Your Praises are overflowing with Your Treasures.

ijsu qU dyih iqsY ikAw cwrw ] (9-14, Awsw, mÚ 1)
Those, unto whom You give-how can they think of any other?

nwnk scu svwrxhwrw ]4]2] (9-15,

Awsw, mÚ 1)
O Nanak, the True One embellishes and exalts. ||4||2||

Awsw mhlw 1 ] (9-15)
Aasaa, First Mehl:

AwKw jIvw ivsrY mir jwau ] (9-15, Awsw, mÚ 1)
Chanting it, I live; forgetting it, I die.

AwKix AauKw swcw nwau ] (9-15, Awsw, mÚ 1)
It is so difficult to chant the True Name.

swcy nwm kI lwgY BUK ] (9-16, Awsw, mÚ 1)
If someone feels hunger for the True Name,

auqu BUKY Kwie clIAih dUK ]1] (9-16, Awsw, mÚ 1)
that hunger shall consume his pain. ||1||

so ikau ivsrY myrI mwie ] (9-16, Awsw, mÚ 1)
How can I forget Him, O my mother?

swcw swihbu swcY nwie ]1] rhwau ] (9-17, Awsw, mÚ 1)
True is the Master, True is His Name. ||1||Pause||

swcy nwm kI iqlu vifAweI ] (9-17, Awsw, mÚ 1)
Trying to describe even an iota of the Greatness of the True Name,

AwiK Qky kImiq nhI pweI ] (9-17, Awsw, mÚ 1)
people have grown weary, but they have not been able to evaluate it.

jy siB imil kY AwKx pwih ] (9-18, Awsw, mÚ 1)
Even if everyone were to gather together and speak of Him,

vfw n hovY Gwit n jwie ]2] (9-18, Awsw, mÚ 1)
He would not become any greater or any lesser. ||2||

nw Ehu mrY n hovY sogu ] (9-18, Awsw, mÚ 1)
That Lord does not die; there is no reason to mourn.

dydw rhY n cUkY Bogu ] (9-18, Awsw, mÚ 1)
He continues to give, and His Provisions never run short.

guxu eyho horu nwhI koie ] (9-19, Awsw, mÚ 1)
This Virtue is His alone; there is no other like Him.

nw ko hoAw nw ko hoie ]3] (9-19, Awsw, mÚ 1)
There never has been, and there never will be. ||3||

jyvfu Awip qyvf qyrI dwiq ] (9-19, Awsw, mÚ 1)
As Great as You Yourself are, O Lord, so Great are Your Gifts.

ijin idnu kir kY kIqI rwiq ] (10-1, Awsw, mÚ 1)
The One who created the day also created the night.

Ksmu ivswrih qy kmjwiq ] (10-1, Awsw, mÚ 1)
Those who forget their Lord and Master are vile and despicable.

nwnk nwvY bwJu snwiq ]4]3] (10-1, Awsw, mÚ 1)
O Nanak, without the Name, they are wretched outcasts. ||4||3||

Anand Sahib Path

ਰਾਮਕਲੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੩ ਅਨੰਦੁ
Raamkalee, Third Mehl, Anand ~ The Song Of Bliss:

ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

ਅਨੰਦੁ ਭਇਆ ਮੇਰੀ ਮਾਏ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੂ ਮੈ ਪਾਇਆ ॥
I am in ecstasy, O my mother, for I have found my True Guru.

ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਤ ਪਾਇਆ ਸਹਜ ਸੇਤੀ ਮਨਿ ਵਜੀਆ ਵਾਧਾਈਆ ॥
I have found the True Guru, with intuitive ease, and my mind vibrates with the music of bliss.

ਰਾਗ ਰਤਨ ਪਰਵਾਰ ਪਰੀਆ ਸਬਦ ਗਾਵਣ ਆਈਆ ॥
The jewelled melodies and their related celestial harmonies have come to sing the Word of the Shabad.

ਸਬਦੋ ਤ ਗਾਵਹੁ ਹਰੀ ਕੇਰਾ ਮਨਿ ਜਿਨੀ ਵਸਾਇਆ ॥
The Lord dwells within the minds of those who sing the Shabad.

ਕਹੈ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਅਨੰਦੁ ਹੋਆ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੂ ਮੈ ਪਾਇਆ ॥੧॥
Says Nanak, I am in ecstasy, for I have found my True Guru. ((1))

ਏ ਮਨ ਮੇਰਿਆ ਤੂ ਸਦਾ ਰਹੁ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਲੇ ॥
O my mind, remain always with the Lord.

ਹਰਿ ਨਾਲਿ ਰਹੁ ਤੂ ਮੰਨ ਮੇਰੇ ਦੂਖ ਸਭਿ ਵਿਸਾਰਣਾ ॥
Remain always with the Lord, O my mind, and all sufferings will be forgotten.

ਅੰਗੀਕਾਰੁ ਓਹੁ ਕਰੇ ਤੇਰਾ ਕਾਰਜ ਸਭਿ ਸਵਾਰਣਾ ॥
He will accept You as His own, and all your affairs will be perfectly arranged.

ਸਭਨਾ ਗਲਾ ਸਮਰਥੁ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਸੋ ਕਿਉ ਮਨਹੁ ਵਿਸਾਰੇ ॥
Our Lord and Master is all-powerful to do all things, so why forget Him from your mind?

ਕਹੈ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਮੰਨ ਮੇਰੇ ਸਦਾ ਰਹੁ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਲੇ ॥੨॥
Says Nanak, O my mind, remain always with the Lord. ((2))

ਸਾਚੇ ਸਾਹਿਬਾ ਕਿਆ ਨਾਹੀ ਘਰਿ ਤੇਰੈ ॥
O my True Lord and Master, what is there which is not in Your celestial home?

ਘਰਿ ਤ ਤੇਰੈ ਸਭੁ ਕਿਛੁ ਹੈ ਜਿਸੁ ਦੇਹਿ ਸੁ ਪਾਵਏ ॥
Everything is in Your home; they receive, unto whom You give.

ਸਦਾ ਸਿਫਤਿ ਸਲਾਹ ਤੇਰੀ ਨਾਮੁ ਮਨਿ ਵਸਾਵਏ ॥
Constantly singing Your Praises and Glories, Your Name is enshrined in the mind.

ਨਾਮੁ ਜਿਨ ਕੈ ਮਨਿ ਵਸਿਆ ਵਾਜੇ ਸਬਦ ਘਨੇਰੇ ॥
The divine melody of the Shabad vibrates for those, within whose minds the Naam abides.

ਕਹੈ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਸਚੇ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਕਿਆ ਨਾਹੀ ਘਰਿ ਤੇਰੈ ॥੩॥
Says Nanak, O my True Lord and Master, what is there which is not in Your home? ((3))

ਸਾਚਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਮੇਰਾ ਆਧਾਰੋ ॥
The True Name is my only support.

ਸਾਚੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਅਧਾਰੁ ਮੇਰਾ ਜਿਨਿ ਭੁਖਾ ਸਭਿ ਗਵਾਈਆ ॥
The True Name is my only support; it satisfies all hunger.

ਕਰਿ ਸਾਂਤਿ ਸੁਖ ਮਨਿ ਆਇ ਵਸਿਆ ਜਿਨਿ ਇਛਾ ਸਭਿ ਪੁਜਾਈਆ ॥
It has brought peace and tranquility to my mind; it has fulfilled all my desires.

ਸਦਾ ਕੁਰਬਾਣੁ ਕੀਤਾ ਗੁਰੂ ਵਿਟਹੁ ਜਿਸ ਦੀਆ ਏਹਿ ਵਡਿਆਈਆ ॥
I am forever a sacrifice to the Guru, who possesses such glorious greatness.

ਕਹੈ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਸੁਣਹੁ ਸੰਤਹੁ ਸਬਦਿ ਧਰਹੁ ਪਿਆਰੋ ॥
Says Nanak, listen, O Saints; enshrine love for the Shabad.

ਸਾਚਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਮੇਰਾ ਆਧਾਰੋ ॥੪॥
The True Name is my only support. ((4))

ਵਾਜੇ ਪੰਚ ਸਬਦ ਤਿਤੁ ਘਰਿ ਸਭਾਗੈ ॥
The Panch Shabad, the five primal sounds, vibrate in that blessed house.

ਘਰਿ ਸਭਾਗੈ ਸਬਦ ਵਾਜੇ ਕਲਾ ਜਿਤੁ ਘਰਿ ਧਾਰੀਆ ॥
In that blessed house, the Shabad vibrates; He infuses His almighty power into it.

ਪੰਚ ਦੂਤ ਤੁਧੁ ਵਸਿ ਕੀਤੇ ਕਾਲੁ ਕੰਟਕੁ ਮਾਰਿਆ ॥
Through You, we subdue the five demons of desire, and slay Death, the torturer.

ਧੁਰਿ ਕਰਮਿ ਪਾਇਆ ਤੁਧੁ ਜਿਨ ਕਉ ਸਿ ਨਾਮਿ ਹਰਿ ਕੈ ਲਾਗੇ ॥
Those who have such pre-ordained destiny are attached to the Lord's Name.

ਕਹੈ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਤਹ ਸੁਖੁ ਹੋਆ ਤਿਤੁ ਘਰਿ ਅਨਹਦ ਵਾਜੇ ॥੫॥
Says Nanak, they are at peace, and the unstruck sound current vibrates within their homes. ((5))

ਅਨਦੁ ਸੁਣਹੁ ਵਡਭਾਗੀਹੋ ਸਗਲ ਮਨੋਰਥ ਪੂਰੇ ॥
Listen to the song of bliss, O most fortunate ones; all your longings shall be fulfilled.

ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਪਾਇਆ ਉਤਰੇ ਸਗਲ ਵਿਸੂਰੇ ॥
I have obtained the Supreme Lord God, and all sorrows have been forgotten.

ਦੂਖ ਰੋਗ ਸੰਤਾਪ ਉਤਰੇ ਸੁਣੀ ਸਚੀ ਬਾਣੀ ॥
Pain, illness and suffering have departed, listening to the True Bani.

ਸੰਤ ਸਾਜਨ ਭਏ ਸਰਸੇ ਪੂਰੇ ਗੁਰ ਤੇ ਜਾਣੀ ॥
The Saints and their friends are in ecstasy, knowing the Perfect Guru.

ਸੁਣਤੇ ਪੁਨੀਤ ਕਹਤੇ ਪਵਿਤੁ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਰਹਿਆ ਭਰਪੂਰੇ ॥
Pure are the listeners, and pure are the speakers; the True Guru is all-pervading and permeating.

ਬਿਨਵੰਤਿ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਗੁਰ ਚਰਣ ਲਾਗੇ ਵਾਜੇ ਅਨਹਦ ਤੂਰੇ ॥੪੦॥੧॥
binvant naanak gur charan laagay vaajay anhad tooray. ((40)(1))


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Gurbani Miracle

Waheguroo Jee Ka Khalsa!
Waheguroo Jee Kee Fateh!!

When recitation of Gurbani cured me of deadly cancer, I experienced God.

If God is with me, who can be against me?

Not even the deadliest disease of cancer can take my life away and that is exactly the divinely inspiring message of the truly miraculous story of my victorious battle against bone
cancer which was medically diagnosed to be multiple myloma.

It was the continuous recitation of Gurbani that not only cured me of bone cancer that had already destroyed most of my bones in my skeleton, but also shattered my will to live. The blessings of Guru Granth Sahib not only triggered and accelerated the processes of complete and total cure in my body, but the Guru also enabled me to experience God. This also inspired me to pursue Nam therapy to totally and permanently get rid of otherwise fatal bone cancer.

Can Shabad-Kirtan and faithful recitation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib save me from fatal clutches of cancer?

Can such a miracle happen?

These were the posers that repeatedly crossed my mind and also dominated my dreams. Initially, I dismissed such ideas and being a science researcher with American educational background, I did not even believe in the existence of god. I have always been taught by my American scientists, teachers and professors that our life and the universe are governed by the irrefutable and irreversible laws of science and that God was nothing but a 'concept' or an illusion invented by timid and non-scientific minds. Hence, I have never been to any place of worship and also never prayed. But not anymore...

It was April 27th 2002 when three different teams of oncologists and hematologists from Mumbai, Surat and Ahmedabad presented me with the unanimous medical investigation reports based on their repeatedly unanimous findings, they passed their judgment with one voice that my life is going to end in a few days as the deadly cancer called multiple myloma has ruined most of my bones that are functionally vital for my survival. On April 29th , I had completed three and half years of painful life as a terminally bed-ridden cancer patient. I was slowly dying of cancer. The bony structures of my right ear had been eaten away by bone cancer that gave me total deafness in my right ear. Repeated audio graphs done by several E.N.T. surgeons proved beyond doubt that the decibel loss was irreversible and so immense that Dr. A.B.R. Desai in Mumbai, who is reputed to be the final authority on E.N.T. ailments, told me that there was something very tragically wrong with the bones in my right year and after trying several treatments, Dr. Desai told me that he has no medicine for my ailment and that I will never be able to hear with my right ear. The reputed E.N.T. surgeon Dr. Farida Wadia of civil hospital was of the opinion that if the loss of hearing in the right year was not due to nerve deafness and was really a symptomatic manifestation of some un-diagnosed ailment then the hearing will return after that un-diagnosed ailment is cured. Is she blessed with 6th, 7th and 8th sense? I guess say so because that is exactly how the events ran their course.

Dr. Farida Wadia was also using her imagination like telescope in time and exactly predicting things which were yet to come. Later, it was Dr. Kiran Shah, the senior most reputed oncologist hematologist in Surat who himself performed bone marrow analysis and gave me the shocking news that

I am not only suffering from bone cancer called multiple myloma but the cancer has already destroyed much my vital bones. As per his advice, electrophoresis of the blood and MRI - [ magnetic resonance imaging] - of brain and skull as well as Citi Scan were also done at Mahavir General Hospital which confirmed beyond doubt that I am slowly but surely dying of bone cancer. I had been loosing appetite and had developed dislike for food. [Anorexia nervosa] in between, I had also suffered from tumor on the right side of my head which gave me excruciating headache and giddiness. I lost orientation and would fall after walking for 30 seconds. As soon as cancer was diagnosed, I was immediately admitted to government civil hospital and six chemotherapy sessions were administered – one every 28th day. This further destroyed my appetite and all the hair on my head and body were gone. I suffered these agonies for more than three and half years when on April 27th 2002, three teams of doctors and oncologists advised me that I should prepare my will as I had only a few days left.

Now, this was the phase when the divine miracle began to take shape. It was Sardar Kesar Singh, the owner of reputed " Kwality Group of Hotels and Restaurants" in Surat and his son Sardar Manjeet Singh, who suggested to me that I should undertake a pilgrimage to the holy Golden Temple at Amritsar and offer Akhand Paath and Ardaas with complete faith and total devotion and pray before Sri Guru Granth Sahib to cure me of my cancer and bless me with good vibrant health and long life to remain in his service. I initially, took this suggestion very lightly and argued back that I do not understand Punjabi or Gurmukhi and would therefore, not follow any word of Sri Guru Granth Sahib and whatever brief knowledge of Sikhism and Sri Guru Granth Sahib I acquired was in April of 1999, when I wrote six researched articles on the 300 years of Khalsa celebrations published in the Indian press. But, Sardar Kesar Singh, who is also the president of Gurdwara at

Udhana-Surat, convinced me that Sri Guru Granth Sahib's blessings are not restricted to those who speak or understand Punjabi or Gurmukhi. It is the faith and sincere devotion to the Guru which makes you worthy of his blessings.

I found Sardar Kesar Singh's advice very much inspiring. Moreover, my sister-in-law Miss Kunti, a staunch devotee of Sri Guru Granth Sahib and a faithful follower of principles of Sikhism since her childhood, was equally instrumental in motivating me to undertake this pilgrimage. She taught me the basic philosophy of Sikhism and brought me a copy of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in English. My mother-in-law Ms.Shanti Hotchand Khatri, have a separate room at their bungalows at Baroda where they offer prayers, Ardaas and listen to Shabad Kirtans every early morning. Their persuasion proved to be decisive.

So we left by Golden Temple Mail express train which departed from Surat at around 1-15 a.m. on April 29th 2002. We were received by the staff of Golden Temple and particularly Sardar Diljeet Singh Bedi who is in charge of liaisons with press and the public. Myself being a leading journalist, foreign-educated researcher and U.S.A. trained science writer, was given a VIP treatment and given accommodation in room no. 16 of Sri Arjan Dev Niwas. Since I had only a few days to live according to my doctors, they quickly made preparations for Akhand Paath and Ardaas after I paid Rs 2100 as fees. My wife Kanta, my daughter Halley and my brother-in-law's daughter Puja also sat with me. I was permitted to photograph and tape-record entire Akhand Paath as well as Shabad Kirtans which I wanted to keep listening till I was to breath my last on my death - bed.

But I was never to be lying on my death-bed because the moment the Granthi started reciting the Akhand Paath , I began to feel streams of energy entering and flowing thru my body. It rose majestically from the pages of Shri Guru Granth Sahib like a serene cool flame of light entering my body through my fingers. The excru

ciating pain which I had suffered while struggling to reach the Golden Temple also disappeared. After 48 hours, I got up on my own two feet and began to feel and enjoy such vibrant health that I almost ran with joy towards Sri Arjan Dev Niwas and quickly climbed the stairs to my room no. 16. My appetite returned. I first took bath and then visited Jaliyanwala Bagh and then went to the 'Hotel Cityheart' and for the first time in three and half years I enjoyed a variety of Punjabi and Chinese foods which I had missed like deserts miss the rains.

We returned to Surat on 18th May 2002 and on 25th May again bone marrow analysis and electrophoresis tests were done on my body. No cancer was detected. Hence, to obtain second medical opinion, the samples were sent to Mumbai and Ahmedabad and medical doctors there also confirmed that the bone cancer is gone. My oncologist at Ahemedabad Dr. Pankaj Shah was preparing for stem cells transplant on me which was to have cost me Rs. nine lakhs. The entire medical world was taken by surprise. All doctors agreed that this is, indeed, a miracle because there is no medicine in Allopathy that can cure deadly cancer within 48 hours and effect a 180 degree change. The latest electrophoresis: serum protein test done is dated April 7th 2003 at Abha Clinical Laboratory. The doctors have signed this medical test report with comments: “no myeloma band."

I have preserved all the medical reports and x-rays done before and after the Akhand Paath and Ardaas at Golden Temple and they all tell the true story of my miraculous cure. Ever since this miracle, I am not only experiencing Guru's vibrations within me but also feel God's spiritual energy within me which inspires me and guides me in thought and deed, and vibrate in unison with him. I am joyfully back to " cheers and gears of life.", soulfully sharing my God-Given spiritual energy with those who love and faithfully listens to Guru Granth Sahib and enrich their mind, body and soul with divinely vibrant health.

Now, I am enjoying the life of guru-inspired faith and taking Sri Guru Granth Sahib and God as my constant companion. It is the miracle and the divine magnetic spell of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, which I also realized through Nam therapy that has not only blessed me with healthy life but considering my greatly vibrant health, spiritual strength and new youthful looks and glamorous shining black hair, the same oncologists tell me that I am totally free of all kinds of diseases. I myself feel so close to the Guru that something tells me that I will live for 125 years and remain in Guru's service and bring true love, happiness and inspiration to all my friends.

My life has taken a spiritual turn. I get sound sleep without any sleeping pills. Since 25th April 2002, I am no longer on any medicine. I read Nitnem and get sound sleep and get up early to read Paath and enjoy Shabad Kirtan on Punjabi TV channel. Guru's teachings have gone a long way in dispelling the darkness of ignorance. Guru has not only changed my destiny but made me a devotee with the faith that is not blind but enlightened.

So often, I see and meet Gurus in my dreams and they taught me a new healthy life-style to give happiness to others. I am never angry. I have no bad habits and always remain jovial. Now, my motto is: ' people enjoy the happiness they feel. But I enjoy the happiness I give. Guru's one of the teachings says: “Kirat Karani and Wand Chhakana." - Meaning: earn the fruits of your hard work ‘Naam Japana’; and share your fruits with others with love. I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when not feeling it. I believe in God even when he is silent. There is one God. God is truth. He is the creator of the universe and all beings. He is without fear and without hatred. He is the eternal being and the divine soul, birth less, self enlightened. He is enemy to none. Through grace of the Satguru he is met. Diseases and sins are destroyed by hearing the name of God says Guru Nanak. The Name, revealed to me by Guru's advice, is the breath of my life and the praise of the lord is my life's vocation. "Truth is great but greater than truth is truthful living." says Sri Guru Granth Sahib. The Khalsa belongs to [the wondrous guru] God; all victory of is the victory of [the Wondrous guru ] Wahe Gurujika Khalsa- Wahe Guruji ki Fateh.

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