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    A GURSIKH


    Once, a King went to see Guru Gobind Singh jee. He was in the court


    of Guru Gobind Singh jee and while going to retire Guru jee saw the


    King and stopped by the place he was sitting. He said to the King, "O


    Sikh, I am happy to see you here. Ask what you want and your wish


    will be fulfilled". Upon this the King who was already rich, asked


    Guru Gobind Singh jee to shower his blessings (Kirpa) on him (so


    that he could be progressive spiritually as well). Guru Gobind Singh


    jee then looked at another Sikh and then turned to the King as asked


    him, "So should I turn you into a Sikh like him, Nihal Singh who is


    standing over there". The King for a moment saw Nihal Singh and


    thought in his mind that has the Guru gone crazy. Nihal Singh does


    not look in right state as his clothes were all shabby and the spade to


    which cow dung was sticking was on his shoulders and he smelled


    awful. The King asked the Guru that if he was showing his mercy



    (Kirpa) or his anger (Keher) by turning him (a King) into a person



    like Nihal Singh (peasant).




    Then Guru Gobind Singh jee called Nihal Singh and also said to him,




    "O Sikh, I am happy to see you here. Ask what you want and your




    wish will be fulfilled". Upon this Nihal Singh too asked Guru Gobind




    Singh jee to shower his blessings (Kirpa) on him. Guru Gobind Singh






    jee then looked at the King and then turned to Nihal Singh as asked




    him, "So should I turn you like that King who is standing over there.




    Upon this Nihal Singh humbly with folded hands asked the Guru that




    if he was showing his mercy (Kirpa) or his anger (Keher) on him by






    turning him into a person like the King.




    Hearing this, the King was amazed. He thought that Nihal Singh




    would be glad to accept the Guru's offer to turn him into a King, but




    Nihal Singh was not happy to be a King like him. Then the Guru




    explained to the King. He said, "O King, you thought Nihal Singh to




    be an ordinary man, but he is nothing ordinary. He is a devout Sikh




    who has a lots of Sewa and Simran behind him and he is in the




    blissful state of being one with the Almighty. When I asked you that




    should I turn you into a person like Nihal Singh, what I meant was




    spiritually. But O King, you only saw Nihal Singh's outer appearance




    and though you also wanted to achieve the blissful state but you could




    not recognize that Nihal Singh was in that state and you thought that




    I am going to turn you into a peasant. On the other hand, Nihal Singh




    when was offered to be turned into a King got scared that he will lose




    his Sewa and Simran by becoming a King as he might get pride in his




    head, thus he declined to become a King and leave his state of




    blissfulness because once you reach that state, nothing entices you




    any more. The king felt real sorry for judging Nihal Singh just by what




    he looked and asked Guru jee for his forgiveness.



    DMn gurU DMn gurU ipAwry[



    *****




     
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    Singh bj ji

    Story is imaginative but highly symbolic, will you please elaborate on its symbolic meaning, your effort will be appreciated.
     
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    Indeed only WAHEGURU JI'S sewa and simran are best way to live life it gives u peace of mind tht nothing else seems important not money not status nothing but the hope of uniting with ALMIGHTY but not everyone can understand tht. it is truly said he is all knowing yet he tests us to see if we still hold faith in him. Truly heart touching share...

    WAHEGURU RAAKHA.
     

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