Monday, October 08, 2007

The Egotistical Cobra Kirtani

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

One time as Sant Baba Nand Singh Ji was sat in the congregation a big cobra entered the diwan hall. All the sangat who saw this snake got scared and some sevadaars even began to draw their kirpans to kill the cobra.

Sant Baba Nand Singh Ji saw what was happening and told the sangat, ‘Do not kill the snake, it has completed it’s life and is preparing to leave this world. Let the snake come and be blessed with the sight of that Guru of this world and the next.’

The sangat who had gathered at the diwan hall immediately made way for the cobra. As the cobra approached Satguru Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj it raised it’s hood and began to hiss. Sant Baba Nand Singh Ji then did an ardas on behalf of the cobra. At the conclusion of the ardas the snake left the diwan hall and went back into the fields from which it had come.

The sangat were curious as to what had happened and thus asked Baba Ji to enlighten them. Baba Ji said, ‘The cobra you have all seen today used to be a kirtani. The kirtani had an amazing voice and many people would request/pay him to come to their programmes. Unfortunately this kirtani built up a lot of ego as maya took control of his mind. However because of the kirtan he did he only had to pass through a few life forms before Guru Sahib blessed him with a human life once again. The kirtani knows this life form is his last one and decided to come and ask the sangat and Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj for their blessings so that when he takes birth as a human once again he may remain free from the five vices which have torn him away from his Guru.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

1 comment:

Ishpreet Singh said...

guru is beant...
he is rang birang...

jean ander jeo sab kich janla
sab kich terae vas tera ghar bhala
terai ghar anand vadhai tudh ghar
maan, mahta, tej apna aap jar
sarab kala bharpoor disai jat katha
nanak dasan das tudh aagae binvata