Bhai Jaspal Singh (USA)

About Bhai Sahib Ji
Bhai
Jaspal Singh was born into a devout Sikh family in Adampur, Punjab on
20th December 1952 to Giani Gursharan Singh Ji and Jasbir Kaur. Giani
Gursharan Singh was himself deeply seeped in music and noticed the
inborn talent in Bhai Sahib and initiated him to music at the tender
age of five. The initial training started at home and further
development took place at Kirtan Training School in Nangal. At age of
sixteen, Bhai Sahib became disciple of Bhai Avtar Singh, who was
Hazoori Raagi at Gurudwara Seeesganj in Delhi. Bhai Avtar Singh Ji’s
gharana has an illustrious pedigree of fourteen generations. From Bhai
Avtar Singh Ji, Bhai Sahib acquired treasure of traditional style of
singing Gurbani and understanding of taal and sur. During this
training, Bhai Sahib learnt singing in Shastria Sangeet style, which
had become a dying tradition.

In 1969, Bhai Sahib along with his parents immigrated to England and
for next fourteen years Bhai Sahib performed Keertan and enthralled
devotees in UK and other countries in Europe. Although Bhai Sahib
gained fame and recognition but he was always intrigued by the fact
that the traditional Keertan performance in general lacked elements of
awe, wonder, mesmerizing musical content that could transport the
listeners into another world. His quest for blending these elements in
the Keertan was answered when he met the legendary singer Ustaad Mehdi
Hassan. From this world renowned master singer, Bhai Sahib acquired the
skills and techniques where the expressions of words artfully blended
in musical notes which provided such upward thrust that transported
hearts seeped in devotional love into an out of world experience. From
Hassan sahib, Bhai Sahib additionally acquired the techniques of
setting the music tone right from the very first tone and sustaining it
throughout the performance. It was by blending the appeal of musical
ragas with the seasoning of emotions and feeling expressed by Gurus in
Gurbani, Bhai Sahib was able to create a visionary style, steeped in
creativity, while retaining command over art. From the legendary
master, Bhai Sahib gained insights that enabled him to use music as a
tool and create lasting imprints on minds and hearts.

In 1975, a momentous event took place in Bhai Sahib’s life when SANT
ISHER SINGH Ji Maharaj of Rara Sahib visited London. Not only was Bhai
Sahib enraptured by Sant Maharaj ji’s personality and divine knowledge
but was also blessed by His Grace. It was a turning point in his life
and with the grace of Sant Maharaj ji, he experienced the state of mind
that is pinnacle point for a singer, where the boundaries of
technicality of musicology is breached and flood gates of emotional
currents start flowing within. Bhai Sahib experienced first hand the
four essential prerequisites of this soul stirring experiences. The
four prerequisites are:

A – Feeling of Reverence

B – Elements of Sacredness

C – Strict Spiritual Discipline

D – Clarity of Thought Process of Creator of Universe.

These four elements created an invincible boundary wall for the mind
where the mind never dares to cross the authority of Sant Maharaj ji.
This taming of mind under the guidance of Sant Maharaj ji required
strict spiritual discipline. The benefits experienced from this
development cannot be captured in words. Suffice to say that inner
mysteries were revealed, higher intuition was experienced and a higher
calling towards purpose of life was revealed. The opening of these new
vistas filled the inner with an appreciation for the treasures within
and thankfulness for the unique experience that this vehicle called
human body is capable of experiencing.

Now Bhai Sahib wants to share with seekers the unique experiences the
humans are capable of. He has dedicated his efforts in inspiring others
to realize the potential this human life experience offers and shares
with them the techniques from Gurbani that makes these spiritual
experiences attainable. He invites us to explore the canvas of inner
world and fill it with spectrum of colors, because without these
experiences, the canvas of life is a barren landscape.Gurbani Education :
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