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Children - Niños


"To the children we should give Satsang books, we should make them go through Satsang books and we should take them to Satsang"

"A los niños debemos darles libros sobre el Satsang, debemos llevarlos al Satsang y hablarles del Satsang"

Sant Sadhu Ram Ji
Subachoque, Colombia July 2005

Satsangs


Click here to view Inspiration Videos and the Bhajan Books to read and sing together.
Hagan click aquí para ver los videos Inspiración y para leer los Bayaneros con sus hijos.

Books                       Libros

                                          
Stories for the Children of Light                   Historias para los Pequeños Hijos de la Luz

                                          
Stories - COLORING BOOK                           Historias - LIBRO PARA COLOREAR

                                          
Sant Bani Issue on Children                          Sobre los Padres y los Hijos



Scroll to the bottom to see resources for older children, teens and young adults.
Al final de la página hay material más largo apto para adolescentes y jóvenes.

Biographical Sketches - Fichas Biográficas



Sant Sadhu Ram Ji

Sant Sadhu Ram Ji was born in August 1944 and his parents, Mangla Ram and Chena Devi, lovingly named him Ladhu Ram. He grew up in a low-caste family. From his childhood he was strongly inclined towards spirituality. Young Ladhu Ram politely refused a gift of land from his grandfather and setting out on his own, took up work as a hired laborer on other people's farms. "Poverty may seem difficult to live with, but it has many advantages for a spiritual aspirant."
Around 1972, Ladhu Ram came across a fakir who initiated him into Sant Mat and revealed to him the mystery of the first two words. Devoting 10-12 hours at night in meditation, He continued in this way for around fifteen years. Aware that there were regions beyond, he kept looking for someone who could guide him further. In October 1987 Ladhu Ram took initiation from Ajaib Singh. He sat at the very back of the assembly, but when Sant Ajaib Singh heard the experience he had during the initiation sitting, He called him up to the front and made him sit right at His feet. After his initiation, he obeyed Sant Ji's instructions implicitly, living the life as enjoined by his Master and spending long hours in meditation. In March 1988, he went to 16 PS ashram to participate in a ten-day program of meditation and Satsang. Much later he explained that, with the infinite grace of his Satguru, he completed the spiritual journey at that time. Sadhu Ram's life has been a story of humility, simplicity, and incomparable devotion. He has held programs in the UK, Colombia, U.S.A., Italy and many other countries. An ashram has been built in Village 4 LM for the convenience of the Indian sangat and a hall has been constructed in New Delhi for the combined programs for Indians and foreigners.

Bio     Full Bio   Bhajans: Jivan Hai Anmol, Phera Pa Yavi, and many more.

Sant Sadhu Ram Ji nació el 15 agosto de 1.944 y sus padres Mangla Ram y Chena Devi lo nombraron afectuosamente Ladhu Ram. Desde su niñez demostró una fuerte inclinación hacia la espiritualidad. Es sabido que su abuelo le dejó en herencia 25 hectáreas de tierra en el Punjab, pero el joven Ladhu Ram amablemente rechazó la herencia y se independizó para trabajar como jornalero en el campo. “La pobreza puede ser muy difícil de aceptar, pero tiene grandes beneficios para el aspirante en la búsqueda espiritual."
En 1.972, Ladhu Ram conoció a un fakir quien le concedió la iniciación en Sant Mat y le reveló los misterios de las dos primeras palabras. Por espacio de 15 años trabajaba todo el día en el campo y luego le dedicaba de 10 a 12 horas a la meditación en la noche. Sin embargo, él sabía de la existencia de las regiones más altas y no desfalleció en buscar a aquel que lo pudiera guiar más allá. En 1987 conoció al Santo Perfecto de Sant Mat llamado Sant Ajaib Singh Ji. Después de su iniciación, él siguió estrictamente las instrucciones de su Maestro, viviendo como si estuviera permanente en Su presencia y dedicando largas horas a la meditación. En marzo de 1.988, seis meses después de su iniciación, fue al ashram 16 PS a participar en un retiro de diez días de Satsang y meditación. Mucho más adelante, él aclaró que con la infinita gracia de su Satgurú, pudo completar el viaje espiritual hasta la etapa de la auto-realización. La vida de Sadhu Ram ha sido una historia de humildad, simplicidad y devoción incomparable. Ha realizado programas en Inglaterra, Colombia, Italia, los Estados Unidos y muchos otros países. Se ha construido un ashram en la aldea 4 LM para el sangat de la India y se construyó un salón en Delhi para los programas combinados de indios y extranjeros.

Biografía    Biografía Completa
Bayanes:
Yivan Jé Anemol, Fera Pa Yavi, entre muchos otros.



Sant Ajaib Singh Ji
1926-1997

Sant Ajaib Singh Ji Maharaj was born on September 11, 1926, to a Sikh family in the Punjab town of Maina. Orphaned within days of His birth, Ajaib was raised by His great-uncle and aunt. Young Ajaib was reading Sikh scriptures when He was five years old. He quickly became impressed by the consistent emphasis in Jap Ji on the necessity of having a true spiritual teacher, or Satguru, and spent years looking for such a One. In 1940, when he was just 14 years old, Ajaib met His first major teacher, Baba Bishan Das, a sadhu who came from the spiritual lineage of Baba Sri Chand, Guru Nanak's son. Though not a fully realized Satguru, Baba Bishan Das was versed in Shabda Yoga up through the first two inner regions (i.e., the Astral and Causal Planes) and gave Ajaib the first two of the Five Holy Names which provided access to these regions. It was Baba Bishan Das who changed the youth's name from "Sardara Singh" to "Ajaib Singh" (meaning "Wonderful Lion"). In 1967 when Kirpal Singh was on tour in Rajasthan, the two finally were able to meet. Ajaib had been having visions of Master Kirpal's radiant form during meditation for the past year and immediately recognized Him as the One Sawan had promised. He departed on July 6, 1997.

Full Bio   Bhajans: Satguru Pyare Meri, Aj Shub Dijarda E, Suche Naam Da, etc.

Sant Ajaib Singh nació en una familia sikh del Punjab, India, el 11 de septiembre de 1926. Su madre murió en el parto y su padre la siguió pocos días después. Su tío abuelo y la esposa lo adoptaron y criaron como su propio hijo. Fue criado según la doctrina Sikh y fue muy estudioso de sus escrituras. Desde muy temprana edad tuvo una imperante necesidad de realizar a Dios, iniciando así su larga búsqueda que le hizo olvidarse de la riqueza, la comodidad y el ocio. Baba Bishan Das - su primer Maestro - le dijo: "Ajaib Singh, estoy muy complacido contigo. Quiero darte algo". Acto seguido le transfirió todos sus poderes espirituales y agregó que más adelante recibiría más de alguien que llegaría a él por Si mismo. Ajaib Singh dedicaba muchas horas del día a la meditación. Su momento llegó en 1967 cuando Kirpal Singh, el Santo a quien Ajaib había estado viendo internamente desde un año antes, vino y lo inició. El día 6 de Julio de 1997 abandonó el cuerpo físico.

Biografía   Bayanes: Sateguru Piare Meri, Aye Shube Dijarda Ae, Suche Naama, etc.



Sant Kirpal Singh Ji
1894-1974

Master Kirpal was born on February 6, 1894 in the Punjab (now part of Pakistan). Master remarked about his childhood meditations “In those days I saw the inner Light and many wondrous scenes". Once when he was in fourth grade he told his teacher that he must go home because his grandmother was dying. The teacher was sceptical at first, but soon a message was delivered to the teacher asking for the dismissal of the Master because his grandmother was on her death-bed. He also had similar premonitions regarding the passing of his mother, his elder brother and the wife of his elder brother. In February of 1924 He met Baba Sawan Singh - the same figure that had been appearing to him in his meditations for the past seven years. Master devotedly and tirelessly served his beloved Hazur for twenty-four years until Hazur’s physical departure in 1948. In 1955, Master Kirpal made his first foreign tour, spending several months in the United States and Europe. He gave Initiation to thousands of souls. On August 21, 1974 Sant Kirpal Singh chose to leave the body.

Full Bio   Bhajans: Aja Pyare, Dekha Hai Jab Se Hamane, Chelo Ni Saiyo

Sant Kirpal Singh Nació el 6 de Febrero en Sayyad Kasran, un pueblo del Punyab ahora en Pakistán. Desde muy pequeño mostró interés por los aspectos espirituales, teniendo experiencias internas desde temprana edad. Fue iniciado por Baba Sawan Singh Ji de Beas en 1924, después de verlo internamente durante siete años. Dedicaba de seis a siete horas diarias a la meditación. Tuvo la vida de un padre de familia con su esposa e hijos, y simultáneamente trabajaba para el gobierno, donde alcanzó a ocupar un alto cargo. Tras alcanzar la meta espiritual, fue encargado de llevar a las almas a Sant Mat cuando su Maestro abandonó el cuerpo en abril de 1948. Desde entonces inició miles de discípulos. Partió del plano físico en agosto 21 de 1974, dejando tras de sí la memoria de un Santo que fue la representación absolutamente genuina de la paz, la verdad, el amor, la fortaleza y la gentileza.

Biografía   Bayanes: Aya Piare, Deka Je Yab Se Jamane, Chelo Ni Seio



Mastana Ji
1891-1960

Mastana Ji Maharaj was born in Kartik (Pakistan), and showed spiritual inclination at a very early age. At 14 he left his home to seek the Truth. He searched for years, with nine different Masters, until he found the True Master, Hazur Baba Sawan Singh Ji, who changed his name from Kem Chanda to Mastana. He left on April 18, 1960.
Bhajans: Nache Re, Mera Satguru Pritam Pyara, etc.

Mastana Ji nació en Kartik (hoy Pakistán) en 1891. Siendo muy joven partió de su hogar y fue discípulo de nueve Maestros buscando la Verdad. Llegó a los pies del Gran Maestro Hazur Baba Sawan Singh Ji, quien lo inició y le cambió el nombre de Kem Chanda por Mastana. Partió el 18 de Abril, 1960.
Bayanes: Nache Re, Mera Sateguru Pritame Piara, etc.



Baba Somanath
1885-1976

Baba Somanath was initiated by Hazur Baba Sawan Singh Ji, who gave him the mission of Initiating souls in South India, as well as some foreigners. He left a treasure of Bhajans that speak of the higher planes. Bhajans: Tera Naam Rasamula Ji, Sant Satguru Sant Swarupa, and many more.

Baba Somanath fue iniciado por el Maestro Hazur Baba Sawan Singh Ji, quien le asignó la misión de impartir las enseñanzas de Sant Mat al sur de la India. Además de los nacionales Indios, impartió la iniciación a varios discípulos occidentales. Sus Bayanes hablan de los más elevados planos espirituales. Bayanes: Tera Naama Rasemula Yi, Santa Sateguru Sattia Suarupa, entre muchos otros.



Hazur Baba Sawan Singh Ji Maharaj
1858-1948

Baba Sawan Singh was born into a Grewal Sikh family on 27 July 1858. He was married to Mata Kishan Kaur and together they had three children. He passed Engineering from Thomson College, and joined the Military Engineering Service. He studied scriptures of various religions but retained a strong connection with the Gurbani (Sikh religion). Sawan received Initiation from Jaimal Singh on the 15th day of October, 1894. Sawan was very devoted to his master Jaimal Singh. Master Sawan Singh left the body in 1948 after having initiated many souls, including three Perfect Masters: Kirpal Singh, Mastana Ji and Baba Somanath.

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Baba Sawan Singh Ji Maharaj nació el 27 de julio de 1858 en una familia muy respetada. Desde su infancia mostró una gran inclinación a la espiritualidad y a los diez años recitaba de memoria el Japji de Gurú Nanak. Una vez graduado del Colegio de Ingeniería laboró durante veintiocho años, acogiéndose a la jubilación temprana en abril de 1911 para dedicarse al servicio de la espiritualidad. En 1894 el 15 de octubre conoció y recibió la iniciación de Baba Jaimal Singh. Inició miles de almas extendiendo la Luz de Sant Mat por toda la India, Europa, los Estados Unidos, Canadá, Sur África y otros países. Inició tres Maestros Perfectos: Kirpal Singh, Mastana Ji y Baba Somanath. Partió del plano físico el 2 de abril de 1948.

Biografía     Vida y Enseñanzas de Sawan Singh



Baba Jaimal Singh Ji
1838-1903

The history of a Saint is the history of a soul's pilgrimage. One night Jaimal Singh's Mother Bibi Daya Kaur - who often prayed for a saintly son - was visited by the great Namdev in a dream, who told her that her prayers were granted; ten months later in July of 1838 Baba Jaimal Singh was born in the village of Ghuman, Punjab, to a family of pious Sikh cultivators. Jaimal showed remarkable spiritual precocity, even as a child of three he could repeat many of the verses he heard at spiritual discourses. After years of searching and many practices under several yogis and sadhus, at age 17 Baba Jaimal heard of a great saint, Swami Ji and followed people to where the great Saint was. Swami Ji gave Initiation and Baba Jaimal devotedly attended the daily Satsang and assisted in whatever manner lay within his reach, happy to live at the feet of his benevolent Master. After a life of army service and service to His Master, Baba Ji left on 29th of December, 1903.

Full Bio    Baba Jaimal Singh by Kirpal Singh

Baba Jaimal Singh Ji Maharaj, el principal discípulo de Swami Ji Maharaj, después de la partida de Swami Ji de este mundo, se estableció en el Punjab para llevar adelante su misión espiritual. Un día de agosto de 1894, Baba Jaimal Singh Ji y un discípulo caminaban a lo largo de la vía a Koh-Marie, en donde Hazur inspeccionaba las obras que se estaban realizando allí, en su condición de oficial de subdivisión. Cuando Baba Jaimal Singh Ji y su acompañante pasaron cerca de Sawan Singh, Baba Jaimal Singh señaló a Hazur y dijo: “Esa persona es el motivo de mi venida aquí”. Después de una vida dedicada al servicio militar y a Su Maestro, Baba Ji partió el 29 de Diciembre de 1903.

Biografía


Swami Ji Maharaj Shiv Dayal Singh
1818-1878

Tulsi Sahib had one family that was particularly devoted and he prophesied that a great saint would be born to them. The child, Shiv Dayal Singh, proved the truth of these words. Born on August 24, 1818, He was an ardent student of the Granth Sahib even in his youth and soon began his divine ministry under the Master's orders. Swami Ji conferred the Guru-sonship to Baba Jaimal Singh. Swami Ji departed on June 15, 1878.

Bio   Bhajan: Lagao Meri Naiya Satguru Paar

Nació el 24 de Agosto de 1818, y desde muy temprana edad fue estudiante fervoroso del libro Granth Sahib. Pronto, bajo las órdenes de su Maestro, comenzó su Misión Divina. Swami Ji dejó como sucesor al Maestro Baba Jaimal Singh. Swami Ji dejó el cuerpo el 15 de Junio de 1878.

Bayán: Lagao Meri Neia Sateguru Pare


Tulsi Sahib
1763-1843

Sham Rao Peshwa, the crown prince of Poona and Sitara, showed strong spiritual aptitudes. On the day before he was to be crowned he left his palace to dedicate himself to the finding of God. He went south to Hathras where he met and continued the work of his Guru, Ratnagar Rao. Rao had no public ministry but was commissioned by Guru Gobind Singh to pass on the sacred treasure to a very select group, among them Sham Rao Peshwa. He changed his name to Tulsi Sahib and he wrote his famous Ghat Ramayana.   Bio

Sham Rao Peshwa, príncipe de Poona y Sitara, mostró fuertes aptitudes espirituales. El día antes de su coronación, abandonó el palacio para dedicarse a la búsqueda de Dios. Viajó al sur, a Hathras, y allí conoció y continuó con el trabajo de su Gurú Ratnagar Rao. Rao nó tuvo una misión pública, pero fue comisionado por el Guru Gobind Singh para pasar el tesoro del Naam a un pequeño y selecto grupo, entre ellos a Sham Rao Peshwa. Cambió su nombre a Tulsi Sahib y escribió el famoso Ghat Ramayana.



Guru Gobind Singh
1666-1708

The Tenth Sikh Guru: In the winter of 1666, Mata Gujari gave birth to a son. The news quickly spread and there was great rejoicing among the following of the Divine Gurus-for all knew the child was he whom Guru Har Gobind (his grandfather) had prophesied of: a great saint and warrior who would free men from a reign of oppression. By the age of eleven, Gobind Rai had fully known the joys of the inner life and the cruelties of the world. He had already been made fatherless by Teg Bahadur's execution. He perfected himself in the martial arts as well as spending long hours in meditation. Simultaneous with his work as an avatar, he brought men back into the Kingdom of God, unified the Sikhs and the suffix Singh was added to their names. Master left October 7, 1708.

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El Décimo Gurú Sikh: En Invierno de 1666, Mata Gujari dió luz a un hijo. La noticia corrió rápidamente y los seguidores de los Divinos Gurús se regocijaron pues todos sabían que el niño era aquel que cumplía la profesía del Guru Har Gobind (su abuelo): un gran santo y guerrero quien los liberaría del reino de opresión. A los once años Gobind Rai ya conocía plenamente las riquezas internas así como la crueldad del mundo. Su padre, el Gurú Teg Bahadur había sido decapitado. Se perfeccionó en las artes marciales y pasó largas horas en meditación. Simultáneamente realizaba su tarea de avatar y de traer a las almas a Dios, unificando a los Sikhs quienes desde entonces todos usan el sufijo Singh en sus nombres. El 7 de Octubre de 1708, el Maestro fue atacado por dos Pathans quienes le causaron heridas de muerte.



Guru Teg Bahadur
1621-1675

The Ninth Sikh Guru: Born on April 18, 1621, He is the youngest son of Guru Har Gobind and Mata Nanaki. As a child Teg Bahadur ("brave Sword") spent hour after hour in spiritual practices and also proved himself a valiant soldier. Mekhan Shah, a successful merchant and devout disciple, was enroute to Bombay when a storm struck and his ship began to sink. He prayed that the living Master should save him and his vessel, and in return he would give an offering of five hundred gold coins. He finished his prayer and the waters calmed. Reaching port, he hastened to his Master only to find that Hari Krishan had left His body. Twenty-two claimants for Guruship fought for the recognition and none made any additional requests when Mekhan Shah offered only five coins. When he finally reached Teg Bahadur in Bakale, he said "Brother, where is your honesty, whenin your desperation you had offered five hundred gold coins?" Teg Bahadur gave his life to help his people who were under the cruel rule of Emperor Aurangzeb, and left his son Guru Gobind Singh as successor. Guru Teg Bahadur was decapitated on Nov. 24th 1675.

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El Noveno Gurú Sikh: Nació el 18 de abril de 1621, hijo menor del Gurú Har Gobind y Mata Nanaki. De niño Teg Bahadur ("Espada Valiente") dedicó muchas horas a las prácticas espirituales y también a aprender a ser soldado. Mekhan Shah, un mercader exitoso y devoto discípulo, iba en ruta hacia Bombay cuando se presentó una tormenta y el barco empezó a hundirse. Oró al Maestro viviente y le ofreció 500 monedas de oro a cambio de su salvación. Tan pronto terminó su oración se calmaron las aguas. Llegó a puerto y se apresuró a ver a su Maestro pero encontró que su Gurú Hari Krishan había dejado el cuerpo. 22 hombres se proclamaban como sucesores. Mekhan Shah visitó a cada uno y les ofreció 5 monedas. Ninguno hizo una petición adicional. Desalentado finalmente llegó ante Teg Bahadur en Bakala, quien dijo: "Pensé que habías ofrecido 500 monedas de oro" El Gurú dió su vida para ayudar a su gente que se encontraba bajo la tiranía del Emperor Aurangzeb, y dejó a su hijo Guru Gobind Singh somo sucesor. El emperador le pidió que se convirtiera al Islam o que hiciera un milagro. Él se rehusó y el emperador ordenó que le cortaran la cabeza al Gurú.



Guru Hari Krishan
1656-1664

The Eighth Sikh Guru: At the age of five Hari Krishan began his divine mission, under the grace of his Master, Hari Rai. Many devout followers lived in Delhi and had a great yearning for the Guru's darshan. With his heart moved to compassion, Hari Krishan began his journey. On his way to Delhi, he met a learned priest who challenged him to a debate. Hari Krishan called an illiterate washerman to his side, touched his shoulder with a stick and said to the priest: "He will speak on my behalf." So profound did this illiterate man's knowledge suddenly become that the priest begged the Master to forgive him. While Hari Krishan was in Delhi, a plague infected the city. With no cares for his own welfare, he worked tirelessly to administer relief to the sick. That he could give to men in need was a source of happiness, but when he could cure one forever, by the spiritual medicine, great indeed was his joy. Soon Hari Krishan became very ill with fever and anounced that his time of departure had come. "The seed planted by Guru Nanak's holy hand will abide forever. Droughts, storms and heat may prevail, but that seed shall not perish. I will be ever with you. Seek me in Bakale." He left the body at the age of eight.

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El Octavo Gurú Sikh: A tan solo cinco años de edad Hari Krishan comenzó su misión Divina, bajo la Gracia de su Maestro Hari Rai, quien le había dado instrucciones a Hari Krishan de no encontrarse nunca con el emperador Aurangzeb. Un alto oficial de la corte del emperador, Raja Jai Singh era conocido por su devoción hacia los gurús. Raja Jai Singh convenció al Gurú de visitar al emperador, y viajó a Delhi. En aquel entonces había en Delhi una epidemia de viruela. Sin tener cuidado por su propio bienestar trabajó incansablemente para administrar alivio a los enfermos y en el proceso fue infectado con la enfermedad. Anunció su partida y les dijo a sus discípulos: "Siempre estaré con vosotros. Buscadme en Bakale." Dejó el cuerpo con tan solo ocho años de edad.



Guru Hari Rai
1630-1661

The Seventh Sikh Guru: Hari Rai was born January 16, 1630. He is the son of Baba Gurditta, the eldest son of Guru Har Gobind. His grandfather kept Hari Rai always at his side and found him alone prepared for the onerous responsibilities entrusted to the Guru. "Keep with you always two thousand, two hundred fully armed soldiers, do not provoke fighting, but do not hesitate to call upon your army." Emperor Aurangzeb firmly established his power, but by His grace Master's people were sheltered by a reign of peace. Nonetheless, the army was kept in training - as Guru Har Gobind had wished. When Hari Rai saw his worldly departure approaching, He summoned his younger son Hari Krishan to his side and passed the spiritual powers on to him so that the mission of truth and service could continue.

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El Séptimo Gurú Sikh: Nació el 16 de enero de 1630, hijo de Baba Gurditta, el hijo mayor del Gurú Har Gobind. Desde muy pequeño mantuvo la compañía de su abuelo quien lo preparó para la difícil responsabilidad de ser su sucesor. A los 14 años de edad empezó su misión. Tuvo dos hijos, Ram Rai y Hari Krishan. Cuando Hari Rai vió que su partida de este mundo se aproximaba llamó a su hijo menor, Hari Krishan, y le dió los poderes espirituales de manera que la misión de la verdad y el servicio pudiesen continuar.



Guru Har Gobind
1595-1644

The Sixth Sikh Guru: Har Gobind started his mission at the age of eleven, as entrusted by his father Guru Arjan Dev. Har Gobind had been well trained in both the holy books and the martial arts, preparing him for rapid and radically changing times under the Moghul Emperor Jahangir. The way of the sword caused confusion and doubts among the following, but Har Gobind showed that he had not transgressed any sacred lines. "When fighting, think only of God and fight only for the sake of righteousness: protecting the weak and the oppressed and overthrowing the tyrants." After many years of warfare, the Guru was finally able to guide his following within a peaceful reign. He happily put aside his weapons and retired to a simple and natural way of life which allowed him to devote long unbroken hours to meditation. He appointed his grandson Hari Rai as succesor.

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El Sexto Gurú Sikh: Har Gobind comenzó su misión a los once años de edad, tal como fuera encargado por su padre Gurú Arjan Dev, quien había anunciado que Har Gobind continuaría el trabajo empezado por Nanak, solo que tendría armas a su lado y comandaría un ejército. Eran tiempos de gran opresión y por órdenes del Emperador Jahangir, fue puesto en prisión. El Maestro nó accedió a ser liberado en tanto los demás prisioneros fueran liberados también. Señaló a su nieto, Hari Rai, para conducir la misión espiritual.



Guru Arjan Dev
1563-1606

The Fifth Sikh Guru: Arjan was the dearly beloved of two Masters (Amardas, his grandfather, and Ramdas his father) and was chosen to distribute their precious gift. Guru Arjan arranged the hymns of his predecessors, his own hymns and also those of holy men from the time of Jaidev (1180-1202 A.D.) onward, into one volume. The works were all written in the common language and put into the Punjabi alphabet which was invented by Guru Angad. This work was later known as the Guru Granth Sahib. Due to his brother's jelousy and a series of events He was imprisoned and tortured. One day Arjan was permitted to bathe in the Ravi River's cool water. People collected around him as he walked toward the river. His body was worn with scars but his face was illuminated by the Light within. He bathed and afforded a final Darshan to his disciples. He advised them that Har Gobind would continue the work begun by Nanak. He was to be instructed to act as did his predecessors and command an army. With these words, the Master returned to the tortures until his death on May 30, 1606.

Full Bio   Bhajans: Dhan Dhan Satguru, Thakur Tum Sharnaee Aaya, Tu Mera Pita Tu Hai Mera Mata, etc.

El Quinto Gurú Sikh: Arjan era el bien amado de dos Maestros (AmarDas, su abuelo, y Ram Das, su padre) y fue encargado para distribuir Su precioso don. El Gurú Arjan fue a Ramdaspur (Amritsar) para completar el trabajo de construcción iniciado por su padre (comunmente conocido en occidente como el Templo Dorado de Amritsar). Gurú Arjan Dev vio la importancia de reunir las sagradas palabras de los diferentes gurús en un solo volúmen. Ese fue el comienzo de lo que se convertiría en el Guru Granth Sahib. Los textos fueron escritos en el alfabeto popular del Punjab, que fue inventado por el Gurú Angad. El 14 de junio de 1595 el gurú tuvo a un hijo al que llamó Har Gobind. Har Gobind sucedió a su padre cuando el Gurú Arjan Dev fue torturado a muerte, el 30 de Mayo de 1606, por enfrentarse al Emperador Mogul, Jahangir.
Bayanes: Dane Dane Sateguru, Takure Tume Sharenai Aia, Tu Mera Pita Tu Je Mera Mata



Guru Ram Das
1534-1581

The Fourth Sikh Guru: Born to a pious and simple couple, like Nanak before him and many to come, Jetha (Ram Das) had little attraction for the world's sports, his young mind enjoyed meditation and the company of the holy. He met some men who told him of the great living Master, Guru Amardas. Jethaji wasted no time in entering into the presence of Him to whom he was to devote his life. Jethaji was married to Amardas' daughter, Bibi Bani; and to remain with the Master, he disregarded the custom of returning to his own family. Under the Master's orders, Jetha left Goindwal and began the construction of a new city (first called Ramdaspur but later to become Amritsar). Sri Chand - Guru Nanak's son - left his jungle retreat to pay homage to the Living Master. But to Ramdas it seemed that homage was due to the son of the Great Guru Nanak. When they met, each bowed before the other; then for a moment pride struck Sri Chand: "Why is it that you grow your beard so long? Is it in imitation of my father?" "No," replied the Master. "I have grown it to wash the feet of Guru Nanak's son." Sri Chand was embarrassed and gave all credit to the one who reigned in his father's place.

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El Cuarto Gurú Sikh: Nació en un hogar humilde y devoto, y como Nanak antes de Él y muchos otros después, al niño Jetha (Ram Das) nó le gustaba sino la meditación y la compañía de personas de santidad. En una ocasión se encontró con un grupo que se dirijía a presentar sus respetos hacia el Gurú Amar Das. JethaJi decidó acompañarlos y así conoció al Gurú Amar Das y se convirtió en discípulo suyo. Al cabo del tiempo se casó con la hija menor del Gurú llamada Bhani. La pareja tuvo tres hijos: Prittichand, Mahadev y Arjan Dev. Bajo instrucciones de su Maestro, viajó fuera de Goindwal y comenzó la construcción de una nueva ciudad que incialmente se llamó Ramdaspur pero más tarde se convirtió en Amritsar, el lugar sagrado de los Sikhs.



Guru Amar Das
1479-1574

The Third Sikh Guru: Amar Das was born in what is today Amritsar, and earned his livelihood as a farmer and trader. He worshiped Lord Vishnu and his inner search was very long and hard. He would make a yearly pilgrimage to the Ganges River and observed regular and frequent fasts. With all this, however, he could not rise above. He spent more than seventy years of his life in fervent prayer. One night he heard a song which seemed to silence even the stillness of Nature: it was Guru Nanak's Jap Ji, sung by Guru Angad's daughter who had married into AmarDas' own family. Through her he met the Living Master. Despite his old age, Amardas worked constantly to carry on the services and message of his predecessors. He expanded the Langar and made Hindus and Muslims, kings and peasants, sit side by side. Word of the Master's greatness spread even to Emperor Akbar's court, who eventually donated a vast peace of land where the next Gurus would build Amritsar. He took JethaJi (Ram Das) as his disciple and told him that he alone was fit to carry on the Master's work.

Full Bio   Bhajan: Je Paras Hona E Jindarye

El Tercer Gurú Sikh: Amar Das se ganó la vida como granjero y mercader. Su búsqueda interna fue muy larga y penosa. Estuvo más de 70 años en ferviente oración. Fue devoto del Señor Vishnu hasta cuando una noche escuchó cantar el Jap Ji por la hija del Gurú Angad quien se había casado con alguien de la familia de Amar Das. Por ella conoció al Maestro Viviente. La grandeza de Su misión llegó a oídos del Emperador Akbar, quien puso a disposición del Gurú una gran extensión de tierra la cual fue desarrollada por los dos Gurús siguientes y se conoce hoy como la ciudad de Amritsar.

Bayán: Ye Parase Jona E Yindarie



Guru Angad Dev
1504-1552

The Second Sikh Guru: Lehna was born in the Ferozepur district of the Punjab, the son of a poor trader. Lehna spent many years as a devotee of the goddess Durga. True prayers cannot go unheeded, and one night he heard the melody of devotion sung from the tongue of Bhai Jodha-a disciple of Guru Nanak. Lehna made a trip to meet the Guru, and fell at His feet. Guru Nanak changed his name to Angad and made him His disciple. One day Nanak appeared before his Sangat and they stumbled across an old corpse. It had long been infested with worms and emitted a foul odor; "Let him who wishes to remain with me eat this corpse!" Lehna approached the dead body and bent down to eat it. Suddenly it changed into parshad. "None of my sikhs have shown such faith and surrender as you. Truly you are 'Angad'-a limb of my own self."

Full Bio   Bhajans: Dhun Ghat Vich Baj Rehi Ji

El Segundo Gurú Sikh: nació en Ferozepur, Punjab, hijo de un mercader pobre. Sus padres le dieron el nombre de Lehna que significa "deuda que debe ser pagada a alguien", pero por la gracia del Gurú Nanak, su amorosa devoción, servicio desinteresado y meditación constante se convirtió en 'Angad' que significa: una parte de Su propio ser. Fue atraído a su Maestro al escuchar los himnos escritos por Él.

Bayán: Dune Gate Viche Baye Rei Yi



Guru Nanak
1469-1539

The First Guru: An ancient prophecy had proven true: a dark age-the Kali Yug-had arisen and though the Brahmins (priest class) remained, they had lost the knowledge of Brahm (God). But where there is suffering there is also compassion, and God then seeks a place to manifest Himself to guide humanity. A first son was born to Mata Tripta and Mehta Kalu-the latter, an accountant of the village of Talwandi. The boy was named Nanak after his sister, Nanaki. From his first years Nanak showed unusual signs, spending hours in meditation and giving whatever his parents gave him to the poor, the wandering yogis and sadhus. At the age of five He exhibited a remarkable precocity and seemed to know the ancient languages and texts as though they were already a part of him.
During Nanak's early manhood, Sikandar Lodi ruled; and not unlike many other Muslim rulers, he razed Hindu temples and executed men for their adherence to non-Islamic beliefs. Following in his footsteps came the invasions of Babar (1483-1530)-a descendant from the line of both Timor the Turk and Genghis Khan. But Babar's rule was brief and soon a short period of political enlightenment and justice was to follow under the rule of his grandson, Akbar the Great (1556- 1605)
Nanak worked for a storekeeper, but left one morning for the Ravi River, at whose banks he sat lost in meditation. It is said that he attained his supreme realization here and saw what his worldly mission was to be: to serve the poor and needy, dedicate himself to the Name of God, and bring men nearer to God. "There is neither Hindu nor Muslim." With his faithful servant Mardana, He started on a series of long travels to remote lands. He spent nearly thirty years carrying his message to the four directions of the compass and tirelessly gave of his own life in the service of God and humanity. He witnessed Babar launch his third massacre upon the Punjab. Soldiers arrested Nanak and Mardana and put them to labor. However word got back to Babar of a "holy man who sat in meditation, while his mill beside him worked of its own accord," and thus his imprisonment was brief. The Guru spent his last days with his family in Kartarpur. Here he worked as a farmer to provide for himself and his family and likewise employed many of his disciples. Ample food was thus provided and even now the tradition of serving meals to all (langar) is carried on. After seventy years of his earthly mission, Nanak's life drew to a close. He wrote many hymns and The Jap Ji.

Full Bio   Bhajans: Naam Guru Da Sacha, Bhave Lakh Lakh Tirath Na Le, etc.

El Primer Gurú: Desde su más tierna infancia mostró inclinación hacia la espiritualidad. Su gran capacidad de aprendizaje le permitió hablar a los musulmanes y a los hindúes en su propia lengua. Viajero incansable, esparció las enseñanzas de Sant Mat en las cuatro direcciones cardinales. Escribió el Jap Ji y muchos otros versos contenidos en el libro sagrado de los Sikhs. Fue contemporáneo de Kabir Sahib.
Bayanes: Naam Gurú Da Sacha, Bave Lake Lake Tirate Na Le


Kabir Sahib
1398-1518

The First Saint: In an age of social injustice and religious darkness, Kabir proclaimed that the God of the Hindus and the God of the Muslims was one and the same; and that men, being born of that same Light, were all equal. Kabir came into the world already perfected, but for the sake of form took on a Guru, Ramananda, who also initiated Ravidas. Kabir was contemporary to Guru Nanak for several years and may very well have been his spiritual guide. They gave out the same message: that the Absolute state of God (Anaam) expressed Itself becoming Naam - in the form of Light and Sound. They clearly stated that the Naam was not to be confused with outer forms of worship -singing hymns, reciting scriptures. It is the power of life in every form and the All-conscious force guiding and directing the entire creation.
Man is of the same essence as Naam and can thus return to God by rising above and communing with this God-Power (Naam). This they said was the highest aim before man, and could be had under the guidance and care of a competent Master who himself was one with God.

Full Bio   Bhajans: Apana Koi Nahin, Guru Saman Nahi Data, Tere Naam Da Bharosa Bhari, etc.

El Primer Santo: Primer Maestro Perfecto que encarnó en todas las cuatro eras para guiar a las almas de retorno a Dios. En esta edad de Hierro revivió el Sant Mat o Sendero de los Maestros. Nació en este mundo como un tejedor musulmán de baja casta y alcanzó la más elevada posición espiritual meditando en el Naam. Poeta y místico ampliamente reconocido vivió en Kashi (Benarés). Recibió la iniciación de Ramananda. Su vida es un ejemplo de las enseñanzas del Surat Shabda Yoga, Ciencia del Alma, que a través de la línea de Maestros Perfectos continúa liberando las almas de los buscadores de la Verdad. Vivió durante 120 años.
Bayanes: Apana Koi na Ji Jei Yi, Guru Samane Neji Data, Tere Naam Da Barosa Bari, etc.



Other Resources
For children with longer attention spans: Full biographies as indicated above, and the lineage from Kabir to Sant ji can be found in Servants of God.

Read from Guru Nanak's The Jap Ji to your children.

First Index to Questions and Answers from Sant Bani Magazines           Second Index
These two indexes have some overlap, but each cover different material.
They are also different from the Guide (Index) to Stories and Passages for Children in the Sant Bani Magazines, mentioned towards the top of this page.

All the Sant Bani Magazines are organized in an easy-to-follow chart located on the
Books Online page, where you can quickly find answers to questions listed in the indexes.
After each topic or question you will see some numbers, for example: 3/84, 28
This means the answer is on the Sant Bani Magazine March issue of 1984, on page 28.

Teenagers can read:
The Reality of Drugs and Alcohol   and   Kabir's entire Ocean of Love The Anurag Sagar

Sant Mat vocabulary can be found in:
Servants of God, Glossary
The Crown of Life, Index
The Jap Ji, Glossary
The Wheel of Life/Mystery of Death, Glossary and Index
Baba Jaimal Singh, Glossary of Oriental Terms

Visit our Books Online page to look for additional material for your older children and teens.

Material Adicional
Encontrarán historias y anécdotas sobre muchos Santos para leer a sus hijos en:
Cartas Espirituales Escritas por Baba Jaimal Singh para Sawan Singh Ji.

Visiten las siguientes páginas para encontrar material adicional para sus niños mas grandes e hijos adolescentes:
Enseñanzas de los Santos
Sant Mat Castellano
elnaam.org

Pueden encontrar Vocabulario de Sant Mat en:
La Rueda de la Vida, Glosario
Cartas Espirituales, Glosario


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DIET
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On Raising Strong Vegetarians by Sant Ji
(pg 28-31)


Ahar or Diet by Kirpal Singh
(pg 64-72)


The Spiritual Aspect of the Vegetarian Diet by Kirpal Singh


Vegetarian Cookbook


DIETA

La Importancia de la Dieta Vegetariana


Lectura sobre la comida y la dieta:

La Rueda de la Vida, por el Maestro Kirpal Singh


La Dieta, en La Corona de la Vida
(pg. 58-59)