Friday, March 03, 2006

Episode 8 of India Travels (Part 3): Visitng Local Gurdwaras

Continued...



On day 16, Friday 11th July 2003, we visited the local Gurdwaras surrounding Sri Hazoor Sahib and the nearby areas. Baba Nidhaan Singh Gurdwara arranged the bus sewa. The Baba jee driving the mini-bus was CHARDIKALA! Sat Naam, Waheguru! He had a glow and smile of a Gursikh! The mini-bus was full. There were about 20 of us.

Throughout the WHOLE journey, Baba jee ensured everyone did Simran. "SAT NAAM, WAAHEGUROO.... SAT NAAM, WAAHEGUROO..." was sung all the time while on the bus. Though old, Baba jee continued Simran non-stop.

Some aunty jee's started to talk and Baba jee stopped Simran. He got everyone's attention and said "PAY ATTENTION Guru Pyaari'o! Look outside the window. You can see buffalo's, dogs, and cattle...." We all peered out of the window. Baba jee said, "Look carefully! You have been cow in your past life. You have been a dog in your past life. You have been trees and plants in your past life. Now you have been blessed with a human body. MAKE THE MOST OF IT..." There was pin drop silence in the mini-bus. "Don't waste your precious life. This is an opportunity to MEET Waheguru."



Waheguru! Soon as Baba jee said that everyone smiled in reverence to Akaal Purakh (Almighty God), everyone chanted "SAT NAAM, WAAHEGUROO" with love and sweetness. It was a beautiful journey with an amazing driver! Baba jee would stop Simran after every 10 or 15 minutes and give 2 minute talk on the importance of Simran and Gurbani. The journey was the best ever! Going to all the Gurdwaras and coming on the way back was SAFLAA (fruitful) with Simran, Sangat and Gurbani Vichaar.

We visited Gurdwaras Rattan Garh, Nanaksar, Nanak Puri, Mata Sahib Deva, Hira Ghat, Shikaar Ghat, Sangat Sahib and few others. Very nice Gurdwaras and a lot of pyaar (love) and shardaa (devotion) demonstrated by the local Sangat and sewadaars.




To be continued...

2 comments:

Teji Kaur said...

Guru Fateh Bhaji
Ke hal ha ji.It sounds like u had a great time.I wud love doing simran in the car in India's beutiful scenery.Meditation on God is Majic.Sache.It lifts you from the darness of everyday life and takes you to a blissfull Paradise.The Baba Ji driving was right.This is the chance we have to meet The Almighty Lord.We should not waste it.God is the only friend we truly will have in Good or Bad always and always.
Guru Rakha Sada

Teji Kaur said...

Guru Fateh Bhaji
Ke hal ha ji.It sounds like u had a great time.I wud love doing simran in the car in India's beutiful scenery.Meditation on God is Majic.Sache.It lifts you from the darness of everyday life and takes you to a blissfull Paradise.The Baba Ji driving was right.This is the chance we have to meet The Almighty Lord.We should not waste it.God is the only friend we truly will have in Good or Bad always and always.
Guru Rakha Sada