Guru Gobind Singh Ji: Happiness And Sorrow

Maharaj was, engaged in a prolonged war with the empire. In this, war both the elder sahibzadas, Baba Ajit Singh Ji and Baba Jujhar Singh fell martyrs of this beloved panth of Satguru Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj. A large number of Sikhs also died. The treasury, the horses and the entire wealth were plundered by the enemy. When the Sikhs had to evacuate, they started bewailing.

"Brothers, why do you bewail? The Guru has lost nothing," said Guru Ji.

"O True Empcror, both our beloved princes, Sahibzada Baba Ajit Singh Ji and Sahibzada Jujhar Singh Ji have become martyrs; treasures, horses and wealth have gone; Sikhs have died. That is why we mourn."

"Sahibzadas will keep coming for the sake of faith. The treasures, horses and properly were all the creation of God. Under His Will these were acquired. Under His Will these disappeared."

Satguru Ji then asked the Sikhs to draw lines in the dust with their hands. The Sikhs drew lines in the dust with their hands, and rubbed them off at the Guru's command.

"Do you feel sad or happy over drawing these lines or rubbing them off'!" asked Satguru Ji.

"O True Emperor, we have felt nothing of the kind."

"Just as you did not experience any happiness or sorrow over the drawing or obliteration of the line" in the same way the Guru did not feel happy or sad over the acquisition or loss of material possessions. Grasp this thing in your hearts firmly. The Guru is above happiness or sorrow."

"O True Emperor, the losses run into hundreds of thousands."

"But you have gained an insight which is worth tens of millions," said Satguru Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj, the king of this world and the next.

What an amazing father we have !!

 

 

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