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I've been reading up on ardas as I'm going through a difficult situation myself. 

1.With waheguru jis grace I've read bhai ragbir Singh bir's 'power of prayer' book where he's shared countless experiences of how maharaj ji answers prayers ( definitely recommend reading that) 

2. Bhai guriqbal Singh ji's presents the experiences of the power sukhmani sahib answering the sangat's prayers in his book '9 qualities of sukhmani sahib'

3. I read parts of bhai ragbir Singh bir book 'chardikala' which talks about the concept of kismat in a gursikhs life. He explains that although many gursikhs may chose to accept God's will, gursikhs can go beyond kismat and be forgiven for their past bad karma I.e. God boils down upcoming bad destiny to nightmares (famous saakhi linked to this too)

I'm now started reading a new book called 'the miracles of ardas' by sant niranjan Singh ji. 

One thing I'm finding in common is that faith has to be unbreakable - chose faith over fear. Also the stories that the books have shared are of 'ordinary' people 

Obviously reading things from books can build your faith to an extent so I was wondering if anyone has any first hand experience of their or someone they know ardas being answered. 

If anyone could share anything, I'd be beyond thankful. 

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^^^ I've never understood the sakhiyan of Muslims getting their prayers answered by attending Sikh Gurdwaras or visiting Sikh saints and mahapursh, yet not once has any Sikh told them to convert now that they've got their heart's desire; the very thing their "beloved" Islam failed to provide for them, that they had to enter the kaffir's domain to receive true spiritual blessings. 

No, our lot just send them happily on their way back into Islam's stifling embrace. Bunch of cucks we are.

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There was a very loving and humble Gurmukh couple who did not have any children. Sometimes Vaheguru deliberately holds some gifts from us, so as to prompt us to do Bhagti and turn towards Him. Of course, many times we lack things because of our past Karma. In such cases too, we need to build Karma or destroy bad Karma through Naam and Gurbani, and this way attain the necessities we need in this life.

The Gurmukh couple did benti (request) before the Jatha to do Samagam at their residence and then perform an Ardaas for them. The Jatha including Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh jee arrived at the Gursikh’s house and did Gurmat Samagam. The couple did sewa of Gursikhs with great faith and very humbly. Bhai Sahib in particular was very pleased with their sewa.

At the conclusion of the Samagam, the Ardaasiya Singh (one who performs Ardaas) started doing Ardaas. In the end, when the Ardaasiya Singh said, “O Sache Paatshah, the Gursikh couple has done sewa of the Samagam. Please fulfill their wish and bless them with a son.”

Bhai Sahib who was standing in the Sangat, interrupted and speaking loudly pleaded, “O Sache Paatshah, not one, but please bless them with two sons.” (ਸਚੇ ਪਾਤਸ਼ਾਹ, ਇਕ ਨਹੀਂ ਦੋ ਬਖਸ਼ੋ!)

Everyone was surprised that Bhai Sahib had interrupted the Ardaasiya Singh and asked for 2 sons instead of 1 that Ardaasiya Singh was asking for. Bhai Sahib had been so pleased with the couple's dedication to Sikhi and their serving spirit that he went out of his way to reward them. Such is the reward when we humbly serve Gursikhs.

Giani Gurditt Singh jee then told us that within two or three years, the couple was blessed with 2 sons and they are still alive today. Such is the power of Ardaas of Sangat and such is the reward we get, when we serve the Gursikhs humbly and earnestly. The following Gurbani pankiti comes to mind at this time:

ਚਾਰਿ ਪਦਾਰਥ ਜੇ ਕੋ ਮਾਗੈ ॥ ਸਾਧ ਜਨਾ ਕੀ ਸੇਵਾ ਲਾਗੈ ॥
(If someone is looking for Chaar Padarath, he should serve the Gursikhs)

May Guru Sahib bless us with ability to serve Gursikhs and forever remain humble before Gursikhs.

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12/3/2013: The event for Seva of vulnerable and elderly Sangat was coming to the end of day at Gurdwara Singh Sabha Bradford. The Granthi singh had just finished doing katha and simran of the 11th asthpadee of sukhmani sahib, when a very upset young lady walked in. She said fateh to everyone with great humility and love. She looked very upset.

The granthi singh asked, "is everything ok". She weeped slightly and said, "no my husband was suffering from bakhaar (temperature), he collapsed and got rushed in to intensive care, as he is quite serious. Can we do an ardaas she repeated in a very upset voice". The granthi singh said "dont worry bhenji you have great good fortune, as you have come to guru sahibs hazooree whilst Sangat is going on, he said I can not do anything myself the Sangat will bless you".

He started the simran, there was around 13 older bibiaa in the Sangat and a couple of young singhs. The simran only lasted 5 mins but the ras (power/taste) in those 5 mins was immense. The bibi was crying whilst chanting Vaheguru. Everyone felt her pain and chanted in great vigour.

The simran stopped, the granthi singh did an ardaas. In the ardaas the granthi singh said, "guru sahib ji I have no power, "I am weak but u have blessed your daughter in Sangat today and she is begging for you to listen to her prayer, birthee kadey na hoveaee jan Ki ardaas. Your servants ardaas has never failed. Nanak jor govind ka pooran gunthaas. Nanak takes the strength of the perfect lord of the universe, the treasure of excellence. Please bless bhenji with strength, please bless bhenji with gursikhi jeevan. Only you know her mind's desires guru sahib, please fulfil them". The granthi singh explained to guru sahib what was wrong with bhenjis husband and ended the ardaas.

Bhenji in great humility thanked the Sangat, for chanting Vaheguru in Sangat and standing in the ardaas. She had tears running down her face and the Sangat really felt her emotions. Bhenjis love for the Sangat was visible through her eyes. The granthi singh said, "don't worry bhenji Guru ji and the Sangat will look after your husband, you came at the perfect time". Bhenji still crying tried to smile and slowly walked to her car. She asked the granthi singh to pls come to the hospital and see him. He agreed.

Daas received a call around 14.30 from the granthi singh saying, "we got to the hospital and with Guru sahib and his sangat's apaar (amazing) kirpa the husband was absolutely fine before we got there".

Saadsangat ji I was really touched by the love and power of guru sahibs Sangat and had to share this story.

Proud to be a slave of my Guru.

Guru sahib loves us and is always here for us, his love is unconditional. We only remember him when we need him. Let's all remember him always ji, without any condition.

Dhan Teri Sikhee Guru Ji.

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Sikhi was never of any importance to me. I was still young, and always believed it was something that people did in their fifty’s to pass time. I wanted to “live life to the fullest,” and that wasn’t possible if I was living the lifestyle of a Sikh. I didn’t care to understand the concept of God, or why people had so much faith in Him. All I cared about was looking good, and having as much fun as I could before I got married (I knew my parents would marry me off to a Sikh). If I was to get into Sikhi it would be a lot later in my life.

I had just turned 22, and because I had finished my degree and was able to support myself, I thought it was time that I went my own way. I had been under the control of my parents all of my life and although I respected that they were devoted to Sikhi, I knew that it wasn’t what I wanted in my life.

I had been thinking about getting my hair trimmed for a while. I was getting sick of putting my hair up in a bun. My eyebrows took after my Pita Jee, bushy as can be, and I couldn’t wait to get those plucked.

I didn’t tell my parents since I felt I was old enough to make my own decisions. I knew it was a bit selfish of me to go behind their backs, but I didn’t think too much of it.

I went into the shop and got my hair trimmed a couple of centimeters and had my eyebrows shaped. There was a look of accomplishment when I looked at myself in the mirror for the first time. The reflection showed a new person, it was the person I always wanted to be.
“Freedom!” I remember thinking to myself.

I drove up into the garage of the house I had lived in for the last ten years of my life, and hoped that it would recognize me. As I walked into the house, I could feel my heart beating rapidly. My parents were in the kitchen so I walked in hastily, said my hello’s and headed into my room.

I didn’t stay long enough in the kitchen to see my parents’ reactions. Mata Jee had just looked up at me when I left and Pita Jee was too absorbed reading the Panjabi newspaper.

I could hear murmurs coming from the living room. And then for a couple of minutes they stopped. My heart was beating so fast.

“Simran?” I could hear my mom calling for me.

At first I didn’t want to answer.
“Hunjee Mata Jee?” I whispered back hoping she wouldn’t hear me.
“Can you come outside please?”
“Okay, I’ll be there in a minute.”

I started feeling guilty for cutting my hair but kept my composure and walked down the hall towards the living room.

My parents were sitting cross legged on the rug, holding gutkay in their hands. My mom looked up at me and handed me a gutka and then nodded her head downwards (her way of telling me to sit down).

It was the first time since I can remember that my parents called me to do paat with them. At first I wanted to get up and tell them I had work to do but then I just felt relieved that they weren’t yelling at me, so I sat down beside my mom and read along with Rehraas.

Rehraas was finally over, and by this time I was yawning and just wanted to go to bed. We all got up to do ardaas. Pita Jee did it. Although I didn’t care for Sikhi, ardaas was the one aspect of Sikhi that meant something to me so I actually listened to the ardaas.

Pita Jee came to the end of the ardaas. He did ardaas for Rehraas and then in a calm loving tone he asked, “Guru Sahib Jee, please bless our daughter with a Gursikhi life.”

Mata Jee was sobbing. I wanted to cry as well, not becaus e I felt guilty but because I was hurt. Why would they do that to me? They could have done ardaas on their own time.

I didn’t sleep that whole night. Pita Jee’s words kept running through my head no matter how high I turned up the radio.

Two months had gone by. I kept my distance from my parents and even when Mata Jee tried to talk to me I gave her one word answers. Although two months had passed, I could still hear Pita Jee’s voice from that night. His ardaas was straight from his heart and I was afraid that it would come true. I had even done ardaas to undo the ardaas he did.

That night my good friend was having a keertan at the Gurudwara. I never liked going to anyone’s programs, especially if they were at the Gurudwara, but that day I kept getting this push from inside to go.


I arrived at the Gurudwara early and after failing to find someone I knew I proceeded towards the main darbar hall. I took a glance at Guru Granth Sahib Jee to make sure I was walking in the right direction. As I looked down at the ground I felt warmth take over my body. I felt calm. The vision of Guru Granth Sahib Jee covered with royal blue ramalay was grounded in my mind. I stood still for a moment and embraced the vision in my heart. Everything around me slowly disappeared.
 

 

I took a step forward and then another, until I had reached the end. I looked up at the Guru. My mind was silenced in admiration of the beauty that was in front of me. I once again remembered Pita Jee’s ardaas and started to shed tears. Kneeling down to matha taake I could hear Pita Jee’s words so clearly, “Guru Sahib Jee please bless our daughter with a Gursikhi life.”
The moment my forehead touched the Guru’s Charan I could hear whispers in my ear. I was trying to listen to what was being said but I couldn’t make out the words. I concentrated and tried again to listen to the sounds.
“Waahe-Guroo. Waahe-Guroo. Waahe-Guroo…”

At that time I didn’t know what to think of the moment. But, with the energy I had left I got up and sat in the Sangat. Time had vanished. My eyes were tightly fastened together and my mind was still. A soft white filled the room and I could hear more voices repeating “Waahe-Guroo.” I absorbed myself in the moment.

Some time had gone by and I could see two figures appear in the distance. They were too far away for me to see if they were male or female but I could see that one was shorter than the other. I couldn’t see any details because the colours were meshed into one blur consisting of black, red and a pale brown. I tried to focus on the two figures hoping that I could piece together who they were.

The two figures had vanished and then for a split second materialized again and this time I could see them clearly.

That was the day that my Pita Jee’s ardaas had been answered. I took Amrit a week later. Every night in my ardaas I ask that everyone be blessed with a Gursikhi life.

There are still days that go by when I feel distant from Sikhi. But, when those days come, I think back to the day when Guru Sahib Jee, with my naked eyes, showed me the Piyaar in the face of Bhai Taru Singh Jee as his scalp was being cut away from his body.

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19 hours ago, Guruguruji said:

first hand experience of their or someone they know ardas being answered. 

Lot’s of my ardaas were answered. Every time it builds your faith more in the Guru

But a few things weren’t. As time goes on you realise Waheguru gave you something far greater than what you were asking for. That shows you how your thinking is limited and Guru ji is wiser than you:

Tu samrath vadha meri maat thori raam

So I’d say ardaas is never ignored. If you feel it is you’re either being tested, what you’re asking for is not right for you or something way bigger is coming your way.

Ardaas should always be filled with love:

Kudha manzoor karta hai duaa jo dil se hoti hai. Mushkal yeh hai ki voh mushkal se hoti hai

~God accepts that prayer which is done from the heart. The difficulty is praying from the heart (with sincerity) is difficult 

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19 hours ago, Guruguruji said:

I've been reading up on ardas as I'm going through a difficult situation myself. 

1.With waheguru jis grace I've read bhai ragbir Singh bir's 'power of prayer' book where he's shared countless experiences of how maharaj ji answers prayers ( definitely recommend reading that) 

2. Bhai guriqbal Singh ji's presents the experiences of the power sukhmani sahib answering the sangat's prayers in his book '9 qualities of sukhmani sahib'

3. I read parts of bhai ragbir Singh bir book 'chardikala' which talks about the concept of kismat in a gursikhs life. He explains that although many gursikhs may chose to accept God's will, gursikhs can go beyond kismat and be forgiven for their past bad karma I.e. God boils down upcoming bad destiny to nightmares (famous saakhi linked to this too)

I'm now started reading a new book called 'the miracles of ardas' by sant niranjan Singh ji. 

One thing I'm finding in common is that faith has to be unbreakable - chose faith over fear. Also the stories that the books have shared are of 'ordinary' people 

Obviously reading things from books can build your faith to an extent so I was wondering if anyone has any first hand experience of their or someone they know ardas being answered. 

If anyone could share anything, I'd be beyond thankful. 

I’ve asked for guidance and for God to help rid me of doubts and insecurities and those prayers have been answered. We dictate our own lives so I asked for guidance 

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22 minutes ago, Sat1 said:

I’ve asked for guidance and for God to help rid me of doubts and insecurities and those prayers have been answered. We dictate our own lives so I asked for guidance 

What's Hukam?

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11 minutes ago, GurjantGnostic said:

What's Hukam?

I've been thinking of the concept of hukam/karma/kismat a lot but ardas is a power which is a game changer. 

Examples in history 

1. Mata Sulakhani who was blessed with 7 sons via ardas even after guru sahib said she didn't have a son in her kismat 

2. A raja who visited Guru arjan dev ji and heard the ragi Singh a shabad about our destiny is already written, he questioned guru sahib and maharaj ji asked him to come tomorrow morning. When he went home that night he had a terrible nightmare. When he visited Guru sahib, he explained this and guru ji told him that whatever is in ur destiny will happen but via ardas and satsangat guru sahib can boil it down to a dream in that way ur destiny has happened but guru sahib has saved his devotee from harm. 

The extract attached is from bhai ragbir Singh birs book called chardikala. It speaks about a gursikhs relationship with destiny and karam

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51 minutes ago, Singh375 said:

Lot’s of my ardaas were answered. Every time it builds your faith more in the Guru

But a few things weren’t. As time goes on you realise Waheguru gave you something far greater than what you were asking for. That shows you how your thinking is limited and Guru ji is wiser than you:

Tu samrath vadha meri maat thori raam

So I’d say ardaas is never ignored. If you feel it is you’re either being tested, what you’re asking for is not right for you or something way bigger is coming your way.

Ardaas should always be filled with love:

Kudha manzoor karta hai duaa jo dil se hoti hai. Mushkal yeh hai ki voh mushkal se hoti hai

~God accepts that prayer which is done from the heart. The difficulty is praying from the heart (with sincerity) is difficult 

Thats true, I love that quote- thanks for sharing. 

A lot of problems in life come because of the heavy influence of kalyug but if we turn to guru sahib maharaj ji has the responsibility to save his devotee because maharaj ji has given us that bachan in gurbani. 

I'm struggling with my marriage but I believe that maharaj ji joined us with his pavitar laavan and it's kalyug/western influence which has introduced things like divorce as in guru jis time a gursikh wouldn't ever consider divorce. So I have faith that guru sahib will save my marriage, guru gobind Singh ji says in his bachan that a man should never ever even think of another woman other than his wife - it's paap. A lot of people say that there may be something better etc, I would probably follow that thinking if it was for a job or something whereas situations like marriage which is done in GGSJ's hazuri can't just be a mistake...So I hope waheguru ji will do the same rakhya for me n my hubby as he did for bhai joga Singh.

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50 minutes ago, Sat1 said:

I’ve asked for guidance and for God to help rid me of doubts and insecurities and those prayers have been answered. We dictate our own lives so I asked for guidance 

True, 

Jo mange Takhur apne te soee soee deve ...

icha purakh sarb sukh data har ja ke vass hai kaamdena...

Could u please share how u seek guidance to help get rid of doubts? :)

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This Sakhi is really touching too. Found it on Gurmat Bibek website. Vaheguru

“Panjva Bhejo naa”

Once a principal of a village school in Punjab, invited Bhai Sahib Bhai Randhir Singh Ji and his fellow singhs to do an akhand keertan samagam in his village. This samagam was to be a 4-day samagam and began on a Wednesday. Lots of school children attended it and some of them expressed their desire to do amrit chhak. The amrit sanchaar was to be done on Sunday, the last day of samagam. On Thursday evening, the school principal sent a message to Bhai Sahib requesting him to prepone the Amrit Sanchaar. The principal was worried that 3 days of time might change the minds of amrit abhilakhi children. Bhai Sahib agreed to prepone the samagam and decided to conduct it next day (Friday) morning.

In the morning, one of the Bhai Sahib’s fellow singhs came to him and said that they were one singh short for serving on Panj pyaare. He also said that if we go to the city for bringing a singh, it would be almost evening by the time we return. Bhai Sahib said only Guru Sahib can find a way out now. He came to the main hall in the village gurdwara and asked all of the sangat to recite a paath of Siri Japji Sahib before doing the ardaas for the Fifth Singh. After the recitation of Siri Japji Sahib, Bhai Sahib started doing the ardaas and by the time conclusion came, Bhai Sahib said

O Sachhe Patshaah 'Panjva Bhejo na” He kept on saying “Panjva Bhejo naa” (send the fifth singh to serve as Panj Pyaara), “Panjva Bhejo naa”

Since, such a great Gurmukh was doing ardaas, how could it go unfulfilled.

ਬਿਰਥੀ ਕਦੇ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਜਨ ਕੀ ਅਰਦਾਸਿ ॥
The prayer of the Lord's humble servant is never offered in vain.

ਨਾਨਕ ਜੋਰੁ ਗੋਵਿੰਦ ਕਾ ਪੂਰਨ ਗੁਣਤਾਸਿ ॥2॥13॥77॥
Nanak takes the strength of the Perfect Lord of the Universe, the treasure of excellence.

Simulatneously Guru Sahib was doing kirpa and making arrangements for Bhai Sahib’s ardaas to be fulfilled.

A Gurmukh Pyaara (Bhai Sahib’s very good friend) was passing through the village and seeking directions to go to the city, unaware that Bhai Sahib was in the village. Suddenly, this Gurmukh Pyaara saw a beautiful Baana-clad Singh riding a bicycle coming towards him. Before this Grumukh could ask him for directions for going to the city, this Singh said, "are you looking for the place where Bhai Randhir Singh ji is doing samagam?" The Gurmukh said. "Oh Bhai Randhir Singh ji is in town."

He said yes and gave him directions to the school. When this Gurmukh reached the village gurdwara, he saw Bhai Sahib in complete Bairaag avastha, with tears rolling down from his eyes, saying “Panjva Bhejo naa”. This Gurmukh asked a person in the gurdwara as to what for was Bhai Sahib doing ardaas. He explained the situation to him and then this Gurmukh said “Panjva aa gaya” (the fifth singh to serve as Panj Pyaara has arrived).

After this, Bhai Sahib completed the ardaas and then met his old friend. Both of them hugged and were completely in tears. Bhai Sahib asked his friend: "how come you are here?" He replied, "I was passing by and a beautiful Baana clad singh directed me towards you."

One wonders who that beautiful Baana clad singh was? The fifth Singh was Sant Bhai Hira Singh Daudpuri, whose jeevan has been written in Ranglay Sajjan by Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh jee.

Bhul chuk di khima
Vaheguru ji ka khalsa
Vaheguru ji ki fateh

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35 minutes ago, RajKaregaKhalsa1 said:

This Sakhi is really touching too. Found it on Gurmat Bibek website. Vaheguru

“Panjva Bhejo naa”

Once a principal of a village school in Punjab, invited Bhai Sahib Bhai Randhir Singh Ji and his fellow singhs to do an akhand keertan samagam in his village. This samagam was to be a 4-day samagam and began on a Wednesday. Lots of school children attended it and some of them expressed their desire to do amrit chhak. The amrit sanchaar was to be done on Sunday, the last day of samagam. On Thursday evening, the school principal sent a message to Bhai Sahib requesting him to prepone the Amrit Sanchaar. The principal was worried that 3 days of time might change the minds of amrit abhilakhi children. Bhai Sahib agreed to prepone the samagam and decided to conduct it next day (Friday) morning.

In the morning, one of the Bhai Sahib’s fellow singhs came to him and said that they were one singh short for serving on Panj pyaare. He also said that if we go to the city for bringing a singh, it would be almost evening by the time we return. Bhai Sahib said only Guru Sahib can find a way out now. He came to the main hall in the village gurdwara and asked all of the sangat to recite a paath of Siri Japji Sahib before doing the ardaas for the Fifth Singh. After the recitation of Siri Japji Sahib, Bhai Sahib started doing the ardaas and by the time conclusion came, Bhai Sahib said

O Sachhe Patshaah 'Panjva Bhejo na” He kept on saying “Panjva Bhejo naa” (send the fifth singh to serve as Panj Pyaara), “Panjva Bhejo naa”

Since, such a great Gurmukh was doing ardaas, how could it go unfulfilled.

ਬਿਰਥੀ ਕਦੇ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਜਨ ਕੀ ਅਰਦਾਸਿ ॥
The prayer of the Lord's humble servant is never offered in vain.

ਨਾਨਕ ਜੋਰੁ ਗੋਵਿੰਦ ਕਾ ਪੂਰਨ ਗੁਣਤਾਸਿ ॥2॥13॥77॥
Nanak takes the strength of the Perfect Lord of the Universe, the treasure of excellence.

Simulatneously Guru Sahib was doing kirpa and making arrangements for Bhai Sahib’s ardaas to be fulfilled.

A Gurmukh Pyaara (Bhai Sahib’s very good friend) was passing through the village and seeking directions to go to the city, unaware that Bhai Sahib was in the village. Suddenly, this Gurmukh Pyaara saw a beautiful Baana-clad Singh riding a bicycle coming towards him. Before this Grumukh could ask him for directions for going to the city, this Singh said, "are you looking for the place where Bhai Randhir Singh ji is doing samagam?" The Gurmukh said. "Oh Bhai Randhir Singh ji is in town."

He said yes and gave him directions to the school. When this Gurmukh reached the village gurdwara, he saw Bhai Sahib in complete Bairaag avastha, with tears rolling down from his eyes, saying “Panjva Bhejo naa”. This Gurmukh asked a person in the gurdwara as to what for was Bhai Sahib doing ardaas. He explained the situation to him and then this Gurmukh said “Panjva aa gaya” (the fifth singh to serve as Panj Pyaara has arrived).

After this, Bhai Sahib completed the ardaas and then met his old friend. Both of them hugged and were completely in tears. Bhai Sahib asked his friend: "how come you are here?" He replied, "I was passing by and a beautiful Baana clad singh directed me towards you."

One wonders who that beautiful Baana clad singh was? The fifth Singh was Sant Bhai Hira Singh Daudpuri, whose jeevan has been written in Ranglay Sajjan by Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh jee.

Bhul chuk di khima
Vaheguru ji ka khalsa
Vaheguru ji ki fateh

Woaw such a beautiful saakhi. 

Reminds me of another sakhi I heard apparently it's true. 

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After two hours of driving, he was convinced he was lost. Driving in the heavy rain on a deserted road, feeling hungry and tired, he frantically began to look for any sign of civilization. After some time, he finally came across a small tattered house. Desperate, he got out of the car and knocked on the door. A beautiful lady opened the door. He explained the matter and asked her if he could use her telephone.
However, the lady told him that she doesn’t have a phone or any electronic gadget but told the doctor to come inside and wait till the weather improved.
Hungry, wet and exhausted, the doctor accepted her kind offer and walked in. The lady gave him hot tea and something to eat. The lady told him that he can join her for prayer. But, Dr. Mark smiled and said that he believed in hard work only and told her to continue with her prayers.
Sitting on the table and sipping the tea, the doctor watched the woman in the dim light of candles as she prayed next to what appeared to be a small baby crib.

Every time she finished a prayer, she would start another one. Feeling that the woman might be in need of help, the doctor seized the opportunity to speak as soon as she finished her prayers. The doctor asked her what exactly she wanted from the God and enquired if she thought God will ever listen to her prayers. He further asked about the small child in the crib for whom she was apparently praying. The lady gave a sad smile and said that the child in the crib is her son who is suffering from a rare type of cancer and there is only one doctor Mark who can cure him but she doesn’t have money to afford his fee and moreover Dr Mark lives in another far off town. She said that God has not answered her prayer so far but said that God will create some way out one day and added that she will not allow her fears to overcome her faith.

Stunned and speechless Dr Mark was in tears which were rolling down his cheeks. He whispered, God is great and recollected the sequence of events. ….there was malfunction in the plane, a thunderstorm hit, and he lost his way; and all of this happened because God did not just answer her prayer but also gave him a chance to come out of materialistic world and give some time to the poor hapless people who have nothing but rich prayers.

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9 minutes ago, Guruguruji said:

Woaw such a beautiful saakhi. 

Reminds me of another sakhi I heard apparently it's true. 

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Dr. Mark, a well-known cancer specialist, was once on his way to an important conference in another city where he was going to be granted an award in the field of medical research. He was very excited to attend the conference and was desperate to reach as soon as possible. He had worked long and hard on his research and felt his efforts deserved the award he was about to obtain.However, two hours after the plane took off, the plane made an emergency landing at the nearest airport due to some technical snag. Afraid, that he wouldn’t make it in time for the conference, Dr. Mark immediately went to the reception and found that the next flight to the destination was after ten hours. The receptionist suggested him, to rent a car and drive himself down to the conference city which was only four hours away. 

Having no other choice, he agreed to the idea despite his hatred for driving long distances.
Dr. Mark rented a car and started his journey. However, soon after he left, the weather suddenly changed and a heavy storm began. The pouring rain made it very difficult for him to see and he missed a turn he was supposed to take.

After two hours of driving, he was convinced he was lost. Driving in the heavy rain on a deserted road, feeling hungry and tired, he frantically began to look for any sign of civilization. After some time, he finally came across a small tattered house. Desperate, he got out of the car and knocked on the door. A beautiful lady opened the door. He explained the matter and asked her if he could use her telephone.
However, the lady told him that she doesn’t have a phone or any electronic gadget but told the doctor to come inside and wait till the weather improved.
Hungry, wet and exhausted, the doctor accepted her kind offer and walked in. The lady gave him hot tea and something to eat. The lady told him that he can join her for prayer. But, Dr. Mark smiled and said that he believed in hard work only and told her to continue with her prayers.
Sitting on the table and sipping the tea, the doctor watched the woman in the dim light of candles as she prayed next to what appeared to be a small baby crib.

Every time she finished a prayer, she would start another one. Feeling that the woman might be in need of help, the doctor seized the opportunity to speak as soon as she finished her prayers. The doctor asked her what exactly she wanted from the God and enquired if she thought God will ever listen to her prayers. He further asked about the small child in the crib for whom she was apparently praying. The lady gave a sad smile and said that the child in the crib is her son who is suffering from a rare type of cancer and there is only one doctor Mark who can cure him but she doesn’t have money to afford his fee and moreover Dr Mark lives in another far off town. She said that God has not answered her prayer so far but said that God will create some way out one day and added that she will not allow her fears to overcome her faith.

Stunned and speechless Dr Mark was in tears which were rolling down his cheeks. He whispered, God is great and recollected the sequence of events. ….there was malfunction in the plane, a thunderstorm hit, and he lost his way; and all of this happened because God did not just answer her prayer but also gave him a chance to come out of materialistic world and give some time to the poor hapless people who have nothing but rich prayers.

Vaheguru ji  🙏

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