Kaka Singh Mohanwalia

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Musician – Official Manager UK/Europe Of International Superstar Diljit Dosanjh | Dharam Seva Records Charity | Famous Studios | Filmonix

  • From a young age he visited India frequently and paid homage to many sacred places with his family.
  • Ranging from Hindu Mandirs deep in the Himalayas, through to Shrines of Peer Fakirs in Punjab.
  • He always felt something different inside when he used to go to the Gurdwara be it a small village Gurdwara or The Akal Takht.
  • Religion was never really a priority, although it fascinated him, especially when seeing images of our Gurus and old Sikh wars.
  • As he grew up, he slowly achieved everything I desired. It was a blessing to gain an understanding of rhythm by Waheguru.  By watching a Dholki player in a Mandir performing to bhajans parmathma, guided him to self teach myself to play Dholki.
  • Under the guidance of a rhythm instilled passion he made the promise land of becoming part of music producer, Sukshinder Shinda’s band, and recording his first ever vocals in Amans Hayer’s Groundshaker 2 international releases.
  • Sukshinder Shinda was his greatest idol; he grew up waiting for his albums to be released. he
  • read every cassette and album inlay, and was inspired.
  • His basic understanding of rhythm instilled the passion to respect and admire Aman Hayer and Sukshinder Shinda’s talents. These artists also brought a star into his mediocre life: one of the greatest Living Bhangra Superstars – Jazzy B.
  • From 2001 until present, God guided him around the world to places he would never have seen like Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Dubai, Norway, Denmark, Italy, Kenya to name a few.
  • He had seen a lot and even lived for one year in New York. Throughout all of this, he was very driven to live a very normal life.
  • Knowing that musical influences like Jazzy B & Sukshinder Shinda had a huge respect for Sikhi, it started a deep inspiration towards the religion.
  • Jazzy B never went on stage without doing a ardas. Seeing things like this made him think I should take time out for my religion like he had done, but he never really did.
  • He began to observe how people were good to one another, unlike him.
  • He was self-centred and wanted to make everybody laugh all the time, never really cared about others, it was always about me and my friends.
  • although due to having a basic understanding of the purpose of life and being lucky enough to having inspiring idols in his life, the soul had reason to feel it was being wasted.
  • He lived my dream of touring the world with the people I dreamed of, but something was missing.
  • After getting married in 2009, he had reached the pinnacle of his life so far. Life was still on its normal course until something special entered into self-centred life.
  • He was at a wedding in Coventry, UK where due to boredom he wandered off from the Anand Karaj. Downstairs in the Gurdwara there was a stall selling Gutkeh, where other religious books, Kareh etc. He saw a very old man behind the table. He asked him a question which was from deep within. He asked “Baba Ji I want to know more about our religion and its main purposes”. He was a amazing old man he come across like a fountain of wisdom and replied ‘accept this’…It was a Red Nitnem Gutka Sahib. He said to ‘start to read Japji Sahib and your life will transform’. He said ‘there’s nothing more to be done or said’. He asked who wrote it and he said Dhan Guru Nanak wrote this himself nearly 500 years ago. At this point, he think the seed god places in all of us may have began to sprout. He was intrigued, taken back and had lots of questions. He said go away and read and begin to recite, make a decision to never miss a day without Japji Sahib and you will begin to find its powers. He purchased the Gutka Sahib and took it home. He was immediately sucked back into the play of Maya and Kaljug and didn’t even open the Gutka Sahib for at least a month.
  • One evening whilst speaking with friends the topic of God came up and they spoke about our life being like a Pie Chart. When we will go to the court of God they will show us our Life like a Pie Chart: what will be the story of my life be if I carry on the way I am going? 50% of my life I will have spent sleeping; 25% eating; that leaves 25% this will be spent laughing, dancing and just trying to find happiness in the form of fun fun fun and money, money, money.
  • At this point, two of his friends were drinking and I’m telling you that seed we were speaking about earlier all of a sudden began to sprout even further. It was here that he knew I had to do something; it was here he could make a choice to win over my mind and start to do paat for the rest of his life. At this point Waheguru took control of him from this point on. That night as he got home he could not sleep. All he kept thinking about was that his life was becoming a big waste.
  • The following morning he woke up, tied a rumal and went to look for the Gutka he received a month ago. After searching everywhere, he found it and sat down – everybody else was still asleep at home. At this point he read “THE” message from Guru Nanak Dev Ji himself!
  • As the weeks went on he never missed Japji no matter what I would at least listen to the Japji Sahib paat daily.
  • After doing the paat daily for around a month, he then asked a friend what the hardest part would be to take Amrit…he replied to me “for me it’s the look, I don’t think I could keep my kesh all the rest is easy. At this point he thought how hard could it be to throw away all my razors and just never cut another hair on my body. He was changing inside. This made it very difficult to sit around in pub because his inside was feeling something but externally everything would have looked the same therefore society would not let him move on and it would not have been possible to stop drinking alcohol etc

Worries which Guru Took Care of:

  • How will I tie a dastaar (Guru took care of this)
  • How can I stop drinking (Guru took care of this)
  • I need to eat so much meat for weight training etc how will I stop that (Guru took care of this)
  • It felt emotional as it was like my old me was going to die. (Guru took care of this)
  • So much responsibility, so many rules (Guru took care of this)
  • His minds biggest obstacle was his work place. As for work office full of 500 non Sikhs in Warwick UK. There was not one Kesdhari Sikh in the offices and he had worked there for 3 years. He was always very conscious of being a Indian, let alone a Sikh, so this was the tough cookie, but with Guru Gobind Singh Jis blessing it all came to plan. He sent a companywide email to all the employees notifying them that he was now going to follow the faith of Sikhism and that they will see some changes in his appearance in the coming weeks / months and that he will never be cutting hair again. To celebrate he would be getting samosas in for the whole company.
  • Paat wise I loaded my iPhone with all banis and for 2 years every 6 months I added a bani to my routine. I was at first listening to the banis and on New Year’s Day I made conscious decision to now recite the particular bani from there onwards, until the final meeting with death.
  • Many people always ask him what made you change? This is so hard to just put down to one thing, the best way he tries to explain: “I was always going to be presented the opportunity to purchase the Gutka in the gurdwara that day in my life as it was destiny, but Waheguru tested me in the sense will I make a decision to recite for the rest of my life? I decided to jump in the deep end and he was their waiting”.
  • We feel that we make these decisions to change but they are gifts waiting to be accepted. Its up to us if we accept or if we turn our back. Its just how the creator has created this game.

Advice

  • The advice is all within Guru Granth Sahib Ji. The simple concept which needs to be applied for anybody who is being blessed with Sikhi. Give your head and your worries and Guru Gobind Singh Ji takes care of the rest. Its like driving a car on the highway with your eyes closed; you need to conjure up that faith in waheguru. He will not let you down. Without faith, you cannot do anything. All doubts can only be removed with faith. Doubt is the opposite of faith.
  • There is so much advice that one can give with regard to this change but the basic foundation is Gurbani and Faith in Gurbani. Faith in Gurbani is faith in Our Guru’s word. If you doubt Guru Gobind Singh Jis hukam then how can you come onto his path? Simple really.
  • Review your sangat around you. Once you are blessed by waheguru with the company of Gurmukhs the future will be laid down before your eyes. Sangat plays a massive role. Do ardas for all these things when in front of Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj.
  • Decide to make the first move, let all the close people around you know you have cornered your mind and are now embarking on the journey of Sikhi. Then once that announcement is made off you go…your blessings await. Begin your Bhajan Bandagi start to accumulate the bank balance of naam and look forward to the rest of this worldly life and more importantly try to conquer death whilst alive.
  • Guru Gobind Singh ji Maharaj wasn’t an ordinary person…They were the perfect image of God in human form. We all are God in human form but we have many failures. Myself for example I have many many failures. But all our Guru Sahibs they were the perfect beings free from Kaam Krodh Lob Moh Ahankaar. So take away the treasure they are offering you and remain happy not just in this life but for eternity.

 

  • I must also re-iterate that I am no “Holy Blessed Person” and nor do I want to hold that portrayal because i am a normal everyday person searching.  I am a very normal person with all the flaws of a normal person.  The reason I say this is because is see its easy to play the spiritual figure as an act, but to put theory into practice is the biggest thing.  I very much so hope one day I can put theory into practice.

 

The Future

  • In the years after becoming a Singh a vision which Guru Sahib Ji gifted took form.  Dharam Seva Records was formed as a registered charity.  Dharam Seva Records is a Nishkam 100% voluntary charity registered in UK which just used music to Preserve the Past & Inspire the Future.  Having completed hundreds of projects this is my true passion in life combining music and Sikhi.

 

  • I deservedly forward all credit for the running and hardwork of this charity to my brothers and arms, Bill Mato, Gagandeep Singh, Jarnail Khalsa, Ramnik Randhawa, Muninder Dhaliwal, Tony Kale, Rupy Chahal, Parminder Mangat, Ash Johal Manraj Pooni & Harnam Nijjar.  Without these guys it wouldn’t not be possible and they are the drive behind everything.

 

  • I continued my day job as I didn’t wish to partake in paid Seva work and decided to earn my bread through my commercial work in music and my day job.  Commercial Venture Filmonix continues to distribute movies and hold huge concerts in the biggest venues in UK, like Wembley Arena.
  • Through a lot of hard work, balancing life and my passion via Dharam Seva Records in 2016, it was time to put down my dhol sticks after 20 years of performing all over the world.
  • Since 2012, I had been working with International Icon Diljit Dosanjh, alongside his musical mentor the Genius Music Producer Tru-Skool.  Having performed with him in his sell out concerts in 2016, we decided to setup Famous Studios.  Diljits very own international brand.  I’m very proud to have witnessed the growth of the biggest Sardar star of our generation.  Being such a big star and yet remaining such a humble and grounded person, has made me realise how the qualities our Guru spoke of, can manifest in absolutely any human being.  Fast forward and today I manage Diljit Dosanjh in the UK & Europe and its truly a honour.

 

The Future….

All I know Is that this life, is now in dedication to Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Sikhi. I pray that he keeps me close to the dust of his feet. As Maharaj Speaks to us on Ang 261 “He Himself has acted, and He Himself acts. He was in the past, and He shall be in the future.”

Therefore ………Who Can Plan the Future other than the Almighty Himself?

 

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh


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