When I went into the holy presence of Sri Guru Granth Sahib at the time of my evening prayer and got immersed in Nam Simran I was blessed with a revealing vision.
Baba Harnam Singh Ji Maharaj asked me You spent most of the day today in account keeping. You ask for the details of accounts from every one you deal with. If you are asked to furnish the accounts of this birth of yours? (I was shaken). Not only of this birth if the whole account of all your previous births is called for, what shall happen to you?, He added. I was totally shaken and realised that everyone is accountable for one’s deeds, good or bad. Every one is answerable for one’s sins to God. One has to render a detailed account of all the deeds. And how perfect would be the accountability and dispensation of justice in the highest Court of Truth and nothing but the Truth.
Suddenly I remembered the holy words of Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj:
Saadhi Hasaab Naal Nahin Mukini
We can never be saved on the basis of our accounts, deeds. And thereafter, I suddenly saw my own worshipful father standing with folded hands in utmost humility with a prayer rising deep from his soul.
Guru Nanak Data Baksh Lai
I then fully understood the significance of this great spiritual prescription, a wonderful remedy for the dreadful malady of one’s deeds from which none can escape.
Sri Guru Nanak Sahib's infinite mercy knows no limits. Guru Nanak forgives the greatest sinners. The all compassionate Lord Guru Nanak did not ask Kauda, Sajjan, Leper of Dipalpur, and so many others to render their accounts.
This prayer uplifts every aspirant into the orbit of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib's infinite Grace. It rescues every one from the clutches of one’s accounts. I stood behind my father and prayed to Sri Guru Nanak Sahib, the most compassionate Lord, for His mercy. Sri Guru Nanak Sahib's very nature is mercy and compassion.
Baba Harnam Singh Ji Maharaj smiled and the vision was over.
Guru Nanak Data Baksh Lai
It is an all out petition of Mercy to the all Merciful Lord Guru Nanak. And this soulful petition works wonders, works miracles.Power and Potency of Celestial Hymns
If I remember correctly it was on the morning of 14th/15th December, 1971, that some members of the Sangat at Pathankot approached father and requested for his permission to leave Pathankot with their families for reasons of safety, as Pathankot was being successively air-raided many a time round the clock after the outbreak of hostilities. I distinctly remember that this request was voiced through Sardar Bhagwant Singh and his devoted wife Bibi Baldev Kaur of Model Town, Pathankot.
On hearing this, Babaji went into meditation for some time. With due permission from his Lord Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj, he drew an imaginary line encircling Pathankot with the stick of Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj while reciting the following holy hymn of Sri Guru Granth Sahib :
And with the mighty power and potency of this celestial hymn, he made the line so drawn impenetrable. He advised the sangat to stay at Pathankot with peace and free of worry as no enemy aircraft would disturb Pathankot any more. And this is precisely what happened. No air raids took place on Pathankot-thereafter. So miraculous is the power and potency of celestial hymns of Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
Many years, later when I asked him why the enemy aircraft did not touch Pathankot, he explained to me the aforementioned.
After retirement he spent most of his time in very hard austerities. He undertook Chalisas one after the other and he used to complete many in a year. It involved nearly twelve hours of recitation of a holy hymn of Sri Guru Granth Sahib preceded by Mool Mantar upto ‘Nanak Hosi Bhi Sach’ and followed by ‘Sat Nam Sri Waheguru’ on each bead. He used to complete thirty two malas (one mala means Rosary of 108 beads) daily for a continuous period of forty days without any break. This simran and meditation used to be in addition to his daily ‘Nit Nem’.
He further told me that he had once completed a Chalisa of the above mentioned Hymn (Tati Vao Naan Lagaee) also. With successful completion of a chalisa of a hymn, with the Grace of the Satguru, one is consecrated in the halo and the grace of that divine hymn. The Divine Power and Potency of the said hymn can then work wonders.
During such holy Chalisas, his mystic experiences had touched the pinnacle of divine attainment. Father once in a divine mood, told me that Mahan Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj once led father to the holiest of the holy place called Sach-Khand. In ecstatic gratitude, spellbound by the Bliss of Supreme Sach-Khand father paid his humble homage to the Supreme Samast Jot Nirankar and Lord Guru Nanak in the holy presence of Mahan Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj. When he lifted his head, he now beheld Lord Guru Nanak in all luminosity embodying all the three, i.e. Himself, Samast Jot Nirankar, and Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj. He again prostrated for the sublime vision of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib in all the three Divine Manifestations. When father again lifted his head, he now beholds Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj, manifesting all the three Divine manifestations. Father again bowed in total reverence and humility.
Having narrated to me this direct experience of his, he advised me not to differentiate between Mahan Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj, Supreme Lord Guru Nanak and Akal Purkh Nirankar.
It was during one of such holy chalisas that father one day envisioned the world on fire. Father started flying upwards and while so rising up in the air, he was reciting
Guru Nanak Data Baksh Lai
The people, in agony, down below heard the life saving hymn from father with wonderful effect. Whosoever recited this humble prayer to Sri Guru Nanak Sahib started rising up towards father totally safe from the world on fire. Then came the divine oracle of Mahan Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj.