Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio,
ਤੇਗ ਬਹਾਦਰ ਸਿਮਰਿਐ ਘਰ ਨਉ ਨਿਧਿ ਆਵੈ ਧਾਇ ॥
Then I do remember Guru Tegh Bahadur, through whose Grace the nine treasures come running to my house.
The following is a short Saakhi of when a Sikh once asked Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji Maharaj what the meaning of ‘Nau (9) Nidhiya’ and ‘Attarah (18) Sidhiya’ is. Sant Ji Maharaj explained that the Nau Nidhya are nine treasures, in other words materialistic profits that are attained through chanting Naam. Sant Ji Maharaj further explain that Attarah Sidhiya are 18 spiritual powers, which upon acquiring serve an individual – whatever the individual says, comes true.
Upon hearing this, the Sikh became anxious and said to Sant Ji Maharaj – “If only I was to acquire just one of the Sidhiya, I would turn the world upside down…” Sant Ji Maharaj replied: “…And that is the same reason as to why you don’t have these powers within you…” Spiritual powers aren’t something that a Sikh pursues and instead its the spiritual powers that pursue a Sikh. From Sant Ji Maharaj’s teachings we learn that one shouldn’t perceive such entities as being important in their Gursikhi Jeevan and if a Sikh is to acquire such spiritual powers, they should if need be used to benefit other people and not by any means harm them.
In the Jeevan of Sant Baba Kartar Singh Ji ‘Khalsa’ Bhindranwale, a Pandit once attempted to set them on fire through a power he possessed. Sant Baba Kartar Singh Ji reversed the spell back on to the Pandit. Astonished, the Pandit asked what Sant Baba Kartar Singh Ji had done to counter his spell. Sant Baba Kartar Singh Ji replied that they had only done ‘Mool Mantar Da Paath’ and followed this by telling the Pandit he shouldn’t misuse his powers.
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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio…