#171 Spiritual growth

July 10th, 2016

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio,

Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji Maharaj Rara Sahib Wale were sitting amongst a congregation gathering of around about 40 to 50 individuals. The topics being discussed were of deep spiritual nature. As the ‘Parmarthak Bachan’ continued, one elderly woman stood and immediately begged Sant Ji Maharaj to bless her with the gift of a son. She explained that she had now been doing Seva of the Saadh-Sangat for an approximate of 12 years now and was now beginning to become impatient at the fact that she had not yet received the blessing, especially when she had witnessed many devotees have their wishes come true.

Hearing this, Sant Ji Maharaj appeared to respond in a different manner however. Sant Ji Maharaj proceeded to say to the elderly Sevak – “Despite doing Seva for so many years, you appear to still be persistent on achieving materialistic goals? Have you instead considered any form of spiritual growth?” Sant Ji addressed the other present individuals and questioned them as to whether or not they were aware of their previous actions or lifeforms. The Sangat accepted that they had no knowledge of either.

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Sant Ji Maharaj then told the Sangat to close their eyes and engage in meditation upon Sri Mool Mantar for a few minutes to which the Sangat obeyed. The power of Gurbani and blessings from Sant Ji Maharaj gave all the present congregation an insight into their previous lives. Once the meditation came to an end, everyone started crying and relayed the hardships they went through – speaking also of how they were tormented by Jamdoots (the messengers of death). The elderly woman who had originally stood up was crying too at this point, forgetting her desires, she instead asked Sant Ji Maharaj to bless her with Naam Di Daat. Sant Ji then asked all those present who had not been administered with Amrit to stand and to vow to take Amrit and live a Gursikh Jeevan.

The moral of this Saakhi is not to state that we should not ask for materialistic desires or to not have the hope in our wishes coming true through Seva and Simran. If our wishes did not come true through serving the Guru and the Saints, then Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj would not mention the rewards attained and the desires that are fulfilled by doing as such. If Saints did not hold the ability to bless us with gifts such as the gift of a child then Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj would not have sent Mata Ganga Ji to Baba Budha Ji for blessings. There are countless occurrences on this website alone to show that serving the Guru and the Saints allows for our desires to be fulfilled and so we are not to misinterpret this Saakhi in regards to that. SaadhSangat Ji, the moral of this Saakhi that we have interpreted is that our main focus should to be to pray and hope to excel spiritually. With Maharaj’s Kirpa once we are able to achieve this, all of our materialistic needs and desires come naturally – without the need to even ask for them!

Please forgive us for any mistakes.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio.

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