Guru Angad Dev Ji And The Young Man's Illness

In Khadur lived a very rich Chaudhri (Headman of the village) of the Khahiras, who placed himself in opposition to Satguru Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji Maharaj, the king of kings and the saint of saints.

Whenever he saw Sikhs of the Guru, doing seva, he could laugh at them and make jokes about them.

The Chaudhri had a son. When he grew up he used to drink wine and would spend time with prostitutes, and he became an enemy of those who tried to pull him away from the sinful actions he was engrossed in.

One day, he fell ill with fever, and after a short period of time epilepsy followed this fever. He became insensible and foamed at the mouth. His parents and relations tried ever remedy and every form of incantation to get rid of this illness.
They even used to burn incense to exorcise the evil spirits who they thought had possessed the patient, but all their efforts were in vain. At last friends suggested to the young man's parents to place him under Satguru Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji's treatment. Persons suffering from various ailments came long distances to get the darshan of Satguru Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj, and all returned to their homes restored to health, so why shouldn’t Guru Ji heal the Chaudhri's son?

Moreover, the Chaudhri's family lived near, and a trial at any rate might be made of Guru Ji's healing power. The young man’s parents and friends yielded to the representations made to them, and took him to see the king of kings, Satguru Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji.

Satguru Ji's prescription was not elaborate. He ordered the patient to abstain from wine, serve holy men, repeat the name of Waheguru, and he will be cured. When he recovered by this treatment, he was informed that if he disregarded Satguru Ji's prescription his illness would return.

In Khadur lived a person who pretended to be religious. He was known as Tapa, and the family of the young man had approached him to help heal their son, before they went and spoke to Satguru Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji Maharaj, the king of kings and the saint of saints.

He boasted to everyone in the village that it was through his prayers, which healed the Chaudhri's (Headman of the village) son. When the Sikhs of Guru Ji heard this, they went to Satguru Ji had told him what Tapa was saying. Satguru Ji smiled and repeated the following from Asa Di War:

"Treat others as you would like to be treated"

One year passed, and the young man had not had the symptoms of the illness he had before. When the month of Sawan came round with its gathering clouds, its flashing lightning and its cooling rain, the young man said, 'When shall this pleasant time come again? I have spent one year following the instructions of Guru Ji and during this year all I have got is suffering and misery. Now bring me wine and let me drink.'

Several people heard him, and immediately warned him not to go back to his sinful ways. But he ignored them and drank his wine, while saying, 'What does Angad know of the pleasure I feel?'

That moment his epilepsy returned, and he fell to the ground from the top story of his house, and was immediately killed.

Everyone knew that the young man had died because he failed to obey the command of the king of the world, Satguru Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji Maharaj.




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