- Sant Kirpal Singh -
“I was very fond of rivers, ponds, water. Even
in my young life,
I used to go and sit by the waterside, or some river, the whole night through.”
Sant Kirpal Singh
“I used to pray like that. ‘If You could reveal Yourself to the old saints’ – sometimes there are stories like that – ‘why can't You do it in my case? I'm convinced; I've great regard for that need; but there are so many Masters – whom shall I select?’
With this, my Master [Baba Sawan Singh] began to appear to me when I sat in meditation or when I was doing something. I thought perhaps it was Guru Nanak. He used to talk to me. In those days there was the first Great War, and my brother was on the Indian front along the Persian side. I used to traverse along with him and went to those places, here, there and everywhere.
I was very fond of rivers, ponds, water. Even in my young life, I used to go and sit by the waterside, or some river, the whole night through, in a calm and quiet place. The running water helps a little to concentrate. So this went on for some time.
In the meantime, I was first at
Sant Kirpal Singh
Comment: The Master does
not mention here His having been posted at Dera
Ismail Khan as an accounts officer of the 36th Sikh Regiment.
However, an incident which happened there, involving a fearful looking dacoit
who used to sweep Master’s rooms during His absence, is well known. There
is no proof, however, that the Master actually switched from Jhelum to Dera
Ismail Khan, and from there to
Nowshera (Urdu: نوشہرہ) called by the locals "Now-khaar" is a town and a cantonment in the Peshawar District of the North-West Frontier Province, then in British India, today in Pakistan. Lying on a sandy plain surrounded by hills, on the right bank of the Kabul River 43 km (27 m) east of Peshawar, Nowshera is a commercial and industrial centre that is connected by rail and road with Dargai (Malakand Pass), Mardan, Peshawar, and Rawalpindi.
Jhelum (Urdu: جہلم) is a city in northern Punjab, situated on the right bank of the river Jhelum, here crossed by a bridge of the North-Western railway, 160 km (100 m) north of Lahore. The area's history dates back at least to the 3d cent. B.C. Old Jhelum stood on the left bank of the river; boatmen crossed the river and founded the new town on the right bank.
Sant Kirpal Singh’s home village Saiyid
Kasran is just 60 km (40 m) north east of
Dera Ismail Khan
Khan (Urdu: ڈیرہ
اسما عیل خان) is a
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