Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Why did Guru Har Krishan Sahib Ji Maharaj get "sick"?

Waheguru Ji ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
To those who had seen the sick and the suffering being healed by Dhan Dhan Satguru Sri Guru Har Krishan Sahib Ji, it was incomprehensible as to why should the great Healer suffer from the same disease.
The first to lament and pose this question was a young Sikh disciple who asked, "Maharaj, saviour of the world, your glance and benediction cured the suffering and sickness of hundreds of people. You are the dispeller of sorrow and pain, whose glance and touch healed everyone. Why has this suffering come to you?"
Guru Sahib smiled at his beloved Sikh and replied. The suffering of "self consecration or the martyrdom of the Guru is in the redemptive spirit. The Guru is one with God's Light and Presence. His body, mind and soul never suffer any pain or sorrow, but he has to take upon himself the suffering of the human world in a human way. All great prophets and saints found the greatest joy in enduring the unendurable, in sharing the agony of fellow beings for the love of God. Even physical suffering is accepted by them as the gift of grace. To lessen other people's suffering is an act of compassion and charity but to suffer for the fulfilment of God's Will is an Apostle's response to the supreme love of God."
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh


lakhvir singh said...

It's so true that we discover the true nature of our sufferings when we look deeper within and get a glimpse of Divine Grace in the Will of Akaal Purakh. This is exactly what Guru Harkrishan Sahib Ji, along with all our other 9 Gurus exemplified through their earthy life. We need such reminders from time to time for us to grasp the fact that we may suffer, but if we do through Divine Grace, we do not feel the pain, and rather exclaim, 'Tera Kiya Meetha Laagey'.

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