Thursday, November 18, 2010

Getting Car Wash....

Last week I went to get the car washed. The person cleaning the car was an elderly Pakistani man who seemed to have recently moved to the UK. Whilst cleaning the inside of the car I think he accidentally pressed the ON button for the CD player and Keertan started to play. The Shabad being played was "Nehee Chhodo Re Baba Raam Naam" (link) by Bhai Manpreet Singh jee Kanpur wale.

I standing away from the car watching - the man put the volume on high and started cleaning the car inside and out. Whilst hearing the Keertan he kept smiling and occasionaly nodded his head to show that he was enjoying listening. When the Vaheguru simran began in the keertan the man stopped, smiled and asked in Urdu, "Sardaar Jee, what is this music?" I explained, "This is music of Rab (God)... these are songs of Allah (Allah ke Geet)." Hearing this, he smiled more and in a feeling of awe, replied, "Wow... It is very good" and carried smiling and cleaning the car whilst cleaning the car. It was very moving to see the joy and upliftment the man got from hearing keertan.

Dhan Hai Guru, Dhan Hai Teree Sikhee!


Anonymous said...

Great story!

Arvind Singh said...

Dhan Sikhi!