Guru Tegh Bahadhur Ji And Bhai Jaita Ji

Satguru Sri Guru Tegh Bahadhur Ji Maharaj in the progress of his mission arrived at Patna. Patna during those days had a large population of Muslims. Crowds of people hearing of Guru Sahib's re¬ligious fame went to behold him and make him offerings. They warmly invited him to abide with them, give them religious instruction, and render them happy. Satguru Ji replied, 'Wherever is the congregation of saints, there it is God's order for me to abide.'

There lived in Patna a Sikh confectioner, called Bhai Jaita Ji, who through humility always wore soiled clothes. Noticing this the Sikhs thought that he never bathed, and they asked him on the subject. He told them they might go to his house, and see if he did or did not.

They accordingly sent two of their body disguised as travellers. He received them, washed their feet, performed every menial service for them, and gave them bed and supper. A watch and a quarter before day Bhai Jaita Ji arose, and performed his sacred ablutions. He then medi¬tated on the name of Waheguru and the name of Satguru Sri Guru Tegh Bahadhur Sahib Ji Maharaj till daybreak, after which he went to his shop to attend to his business.

Guru Sahib who was antarjami knew about his beloved Bhai Jaita Ji's devotion, and as a result he went and stayed at Bhai Jaita Ji's house, rather than a mansion which was built for the reception of the king of kings and the saints of saints, Satguru Sri Guru Tegh Bahadhur Sahib Ji Maharaj




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