Memoirs of Bhai Randhir Singh: How I Felt When My Soul Felt God

Bhai Sahib Bhai Randhir Singh has mentioned in his own testimony on the illumination produced by his remembrance of the Holy Name through devotional singing In his autobiography.

He wrote, “My soul appeared now to be quite distinct from my body. Then I lost Consciousness of the body completely. The music of
the mystic name rang through my whole self.” He has offered glimpses into his mystic experiences which culminated in his union with God. He wrote, “It now appeared to me that my body was like a spiritual bed in which my soul (atma) was meeting the Beloved Lord which was all divine light. This union gave me such joy and bliss that I could bear it nor leave it. I did not in the least expect that my strange Beloved, my Lord with His unfathomable powers, would miraculously appear within my soul and reveal Himself on the altar of my heart, ”

As a theologian, Bhai Randhir Singh occupies a significant position. His books and pamphlets – more than thirty in number – are intuitive expositions of Sikh philosophy, supported by quotations from Gurbani. He has also furnished intimate narratives of his moments of vision and trance.


His sincerity, his devotion to Sikh faith, his detachment, his selflessness, his fearlessness, and love of his
motherland are evident in all that he uttered or wrote. His works offer glimpses into the life of a true Saint-soldier of Guru Gobind Singh and the peace and enlightenment that he achieved through the
practice of Nam Simran.

Bhai Sahib Bhai Randhir Singh Ji passed away in 1961. His cremation took place at Ludhiana (Punjab) where hundreds and thousands of Sikhs gathered to pay their last respects, making the funeral parade 7km long.

Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh Ji being the ideal Khalsa of Guru Gobind Singh Ji inspired a large number of ardent seekers to the true path of Sikhism. Even today the Akhand Kirtani Jatha is well established internationally, performing Rean-sabhaee Kirtans and Amrit Sanchaars.

Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh being a freedom fighter himself also inspired such Sikhs in todays history, such as Saheed Bhai Fauja
Singh, Saheed Bhai Kewal Singh, Saheed Bhai Amarjit Singh Dhaeroo, Saheed Bhai Kulwant Singh
Nagoke, Saheed Bhai Anokh Singh Babbar, Saheed Bhai Sukhdev Singh Babbar, and many more Saint Soldiers who like Bhai Sahib stood for the Panth in all times of injustice. Not merely being only Saints and turning a blind eye on the atrocities occurring on the Panth, but remembering Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s instruction;

“When all other means for peace fail,
it is right to yield the sword for justice.”

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