Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio,
In 1964, a Hindu family had heard of the coming of Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji Maharaj to their local village. Speaking between one another, they spoke of the little they had heard regarding Sant Ji Maharaj’s life. All members of the Hindu family spoke of how Sant Ji Maharaj’s prachaar (teachings) were not tied down to those that belong to the Sikh religion and that the messages and teaching were universal to members of all communities, cultures and religions. One member of the Hindu family proclaimed in a loud voice, that he will only accept Sant Ji Maharaj has being an ‘Antarjami’ (all-knowing) messenger of God, if Sant Ji Maharaj talks of the Hindu faith.
As soon as the Hindu family entered the divaan (congregation), Sant Ji Maharaj changed the tone of kirtan into the story of Krishan and Sudhama, as soon as Sant Ji Maharaj read the dharna, the Hindu men and women became wild and it looked as though they were intoxicated! They began to cry, scream, shout and dance in joy!
The next day, Sant Ji Maharaj visited the houses of many local villagers. Sant Ji Maharaj used to say, that people in this world try to examine and evaluate Sant Mahapurkh (holy beings). Some will ask what’s in their future or what’s in their heart, but what people are yet to understand is when Sant Mahapurkh begin to examine and evaluate people in return, then it’s very hard to pass the tests!
11 Sikhs travelled from the Ropar area via bicycle in order to stay with Sant Ji Maharaj.
One Sikh said – “I will accept Sant Ji as Antarjami if whilst travelling I get warm mustard oil to rub on my aching feet”
Another Sikh said – “Forget mustard oil, if I get warm milk I will accept Sant Ji as Antarjami!”
Another Sikh said – “I have heard Chandigarh’s coffee is very famous for it’s taste, if I get that, I will accept Sant Ji as Antarjami!”
All 11 Sikhs talk with one another all discussing each others needs.
When the 11 Sikhs arrived at Sant Ji Maharaj’s feet they bowed in respect and sat down. Immediately Sant Ji Maharaj began to fulfil their wishes and told their sevadaars (self-serving devotees) to bring mustard oil to rub on the Sikh’s aching feet, to bring warm milk for the hungry Sikh etc etc.
The Sikhs were very puzzled as this point, as they had bought a list with all their needs. In their own minds they wondered who had told Sant Ji Maharaj about their needs. Sant Ji Maharaj then replied in a loving manner – “Do not worry how I know, take a look at your list and see if there is anything missing!”
The Sikhs looked at one another and accepted the all-knowing powers of Sant Ji Maharaj.
He knows everything, without being told; unto whom should we offer our prayers?
Please forgive us if we have made any mistakes.
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio