Meeting True Master…His Satguru
On a day in 1913, Baba Buta Singh was singing at a congregation. With tears in his eyes, he sang: Mohan ghar aavo, haun karon jodariya (O Lord, come home, I humbly entreat.)Those sitting in the congregation were enjoying the delightful recitation. One of them, Bhai Sahib Kahan Singh Ji, who was also listening to Baba Buta Singh Ji with rapt attention, noted the repetition of the above line.
After the program, he could not resist approaching Baba Buta Ji. He asked him politely, "Bhai Buta Singh Ji, where is your Mohan (Lord) whom you want to meet?" and added hastily, “First know Him, otherwise your calling Him will have no effect."
These words had a piercing effect on the young Buta Singh Ji. He clearly understood that the person did possess some spiritual secret. He followed him for knowing the Truth. Bhai Sahib Kahan Singh Ji initially tried to put him off, but ultimately he had to yield to the former's humility and strong urge and finally revealed God knowledge to him.
At the time of receiving Brahm Gyan or God-knowledge, Baba Buta Singh Ji was 40 years old. For about 15 years he remained quiet, assimilating what he had come to know from Bhai Sahib Kahan Singh Ji and comparing it with the vast knowledge of Gurbani he had. Thereafter Baba Buta Singh Ji started revealing the Divine Secret to whosoever was found interested and among his first few disciples was Baba Avtar Singh Ji.
Baba Buta Singh Ji and his esteemed wife had a very simple life. Being a staunch devotee of God, Baba Buta Singh Ji would not like to think of worldly requirements beyond what was necessary for 'present'. He had a brief stint in the Army. Later, he left the job and adopted art of tattooing for livelihood which was quiet adequate to maintain his family.