Bhai Jagga Singh and Guru Gobind Singh Ji

One Jagga Singh performed most assiduous service for Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj and was consequently much envied by his fellow servants. Some said that several men and women had done similar service and gone away ungrateful, and Jagga Singh was not superior to any of his predecessors.

Others said that he being a new servant was no doubt diligent, but his zeal would soon evaporate. All knowing Satguru Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji knew what was being said about his beloved Jagga Singh so he sent for a vessel of water, a stone and some sweets.

He put the stone and sweets into the water. After a short time he ordered them to be taken out. The stone came out as whole, however, the sweets had all dissolved. Guru Ji read his servants a moral lesson from what they had seen.

He said, that those who served him well and heartily, blended with him as the sweets had done with the water; while those who served him for show and appearance, had hearts like the stone which never dissolved.

Guru Ji then ordered that no one should in the future molest or speak evil of his faithful sevant Bhai Jagga Singh.





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