Friday, September 28, 2007

Rain, Rain, Rain

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Once, Sant Baba Attar Singh Ji visited Kohat, in the Northwest Frontier Province, on an invitation from the Sangat there. Upon Sant Ji’s arrival two Sikhs came to the railway station to receive him. From the railway station the Sikhs and Sant Ji took a tonga to go to the city.

On the way to the city a few Pathans caught sight of Sant Ji. After studying the glow around his face and looking at his simple attire they assumed that he must be a messenger of Akaal Purakh. The Pathans began to run after the tonga until they managed to get it to stop. When the tonga stopped the Pathans in their native language began to speak.

One of the Sikhs who Sant Ji was travelling with began to translate what the pathans were saying. Bhai Aroor Singh looked at Baba Ji and said, ‘these pathans are begging you to do an ardas on their behalf for rain. They say it hasn’t rained here for three years. If this barren spell continues their children will be dead within the month.’

Sant Ji looked towards the skies and told Bhai Aroor Singh to tell the Pathans to go back to their homes and to pray to Akaal Purakh for rain. Bhai Sahib did as he was told but the pathans did not move. Instead they kept standing in front of the tonga whilst repeating their request over and over again.

Eventually Sant Ji began to sing a shahbad on the roadside. As Sant Ji was singing the skies were ripped open by Dhan Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj as rain began to fall.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

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