Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio,
Sant Baba Mann Singh Ji (Pehowa Wale) whilst studying at Modhi College (Patiala) used to go do Seva at Sant Ashram Dhablan (Rara Sahib) and from the point where they had met with Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji Maharaj (Rara Sahib Wale), Baba Ji remained committed in Seva and Simran.
Baba Ji narrated the following Bachan in regards to one conversation with Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji Maharaj:
Sant Ji Maharaj: “What did you do with your life?”
Baba Ji: “I am studying to be a lawyer.”
Sant Ji Maharaj: “What will you do after you have studied?”
Baba Ji: “I will work and earn some money.”
Sant Ji Maharaj: “What will you do after you’ve earned some money? Dedicate your whole life in the service of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj – this Maya (money) that you speak of will follow you wherever you go. Do not spend your life serving money, let money serve you…”
Baba Ji: “Please bless me with your grace, me and my family are experiencing a lot of poverty. We have moved from our previous home in hope that we are able to live a comfortable life.”
Sant Ji Maharaj: “Forget your poverty, forget your family’s poverty – if you chant the Naam and dedicate yourself to Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj, even those who are in your company will be forever free from poverty!”
The moral of this Saakhi however is not to give up on working and earning an honest living as it is the Hukam of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj to do so. However, what we can learn from Sant Ji Maharaj’s Bachans is that all desires are truly obtained from meditating on Waheguru and joining in Seva-Simran.
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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio