Young Bhai Jetha

Bhai Jetha was walking and one day saw a group of Sikhs, who were doing naam simran with the accompaniment of cymbals and drums. The Word of God, pierced Bhai Jethas heart and he ran towards the Sikhs, who were proceeding on their way with great rejoicing. He stopped them and asked them where they were going.

One of them replied, 'Come with us, we are going to Goindwal, where the third Nanak, the king of kings, Satguru Sri Guru Amar Das Ji Maharaj, holds his court. Every single blessing in this world, and the next one is obtained by his favour.'

On hearing this, Bhai Jetha's heart was filled with devotion, and he at once joined the Sikhs. On reaching Goindwal, and getting the holy darshan of the king of the world, Bhai Jetha, bowed before Guru Amar Das Ji Maharaj. Guru Ji being antar jami knew the purity of Bhai Jethas heart, and was very pleased with him.

Guru Ji, stood up and said, 'O beloved, what is your name and why have you come here?'

Bhai Jetha Ji said, 'Satguru Ji, my name is Jetha, and I have abandoned all worldly desires and come to your door, to seek your protection in this world and the next.'

Guru Ji, smiled and said, 'If you have come abandoning all worldly desire, you shall obtain true sovereignity. Perform work and service. This is the way the court of Akal Purakh is obtained.'

Bhai Jetha was delighted at his reception, and at once applied himself to the service of his Guru. He cooked in the kitchen, shampooed his master, drew water, brought firewood from the forest, and when he was not so busy he assisted in the excavation of the Bawali.

He never thought of his own ease and never felt tired. He said this body was not his, but it was his Guru's and his Guru could use it in anyway he felt was best. He was had no temper what so ever, that, even if someone spoke harshly to him, he would never retaliate. Bhai Jetha became known as what he really was, namely, Ram Das, the slave of Akal Purakh.

Dhan Dhan Satguru Sri Guru Ram Das Ji Maharaj, the king of kings and the saint of saints.




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