Have you ever heard people talk about other people behind their backs? That means when they’re not around. Did you listen? Did you ever say bad things about someone else when they were not around? It’s called slander, when you say something bad about someone else and this is a story about slander.
Once Guru Gobind Rai disguised himself, while playing a trick to help his Sikhs learn about what selfless service truly means. He disguises himself as an regular traveler. It was very early in the morning before the sunrise and he would knock on everybody's door and ask, "excuse me, I don't want to bother you, but do you have any food to share?" Listen to find out if anyone is ready to serve at all times.
Har Rai ji was the beloved Grand-son of Guru Hargobind. Once, Har Rai ji came back from horse riding he saw his Guru-Grandpa meditating in the flower garden. The Guru's aura was divine, Har Rai got off his horse and skipped excitedly to the Guru. While on the way, he accidentally caught his clothes on the thorn of a rose bush. The bush got jostled and some of the petals fell on the ground. Har Rai ji saw what he had done and began to cry...
ONCE upon a time, a farmer's wife was sitting and sifting corn. All of a sudden a crow flew by and swooped off with a kernel of corn from her basket. The farmer's wife got really angry and threw a mud ball at the bird. She had such good aim, the mud ball hit the crow, who fell to the ground, the kernel of corn fell out of the crows mouth and it rolled under the roots of a great big Banyan tree. The farmer's wife ran up to the crow, and grabbed it by the tail, "Give me back my kernel of corn, if you don't, I'll eat YOU instead!
A long time ago in India there was a simple farmer named Dhanna. He lived a quiet life and loved to farm. Every day on his way to his fields, he passed by the house of a pundit who did many rituals and prayers, and Dhanna found this very interesting. One day he saw the pundit serving food to a stone statue. And he asked the pundit, "Why are you bringing food to a stone?" The pundit replied, "This is not a stone! This is a Thakur. If one pleases the Thakur all their wishes come true. You must feed the Thakur first, and only after that can you eat."
In the cycle of life everything that has ever been born will eventually die. When human beings die our spirits go to a spiritual realm. That is very joyful for some people. Other people might think of their lives with sadness or regret. There are so many realms the spirit can visit and in one there is a being call Yam Raj. Yam Raj sends messengers to collect a person when it is time for them to leave their earthly body. Yam Raj sends the Angels of Death to help the soul of the person connect to their Higher Self.
One day a Sikh who was a family man came to see Guru Har Rai Ji, the seventh Guru. This man worked hard to take care of his family but when he came to see the Guru he was very troubled. He told the Guru that for many years he had wanted to leave everything and come stay in the Guru's service. He said, " I want only to serve you and earn salvation in the next world". Then he told the Guru how he had a son who would have taken over the family responsibilities but, sadly, the boy had died. "All my hopes are shattered, what can I do?!" he asked the Guru.
This is a story of two families. One family worked hard and used team-work. They were like the fingers of a fist that can't be broken apart. The other didn't like to work hard and argued with each other. They were like a hand where the fingers don't agree to do the same thing. See what treasures and rewards there is for those who work together!
This story took place not very long ago. A girl going to college serves her sick brother with sincere dedication. After a series of meetings with a divine character her faith is strengthened. She realizes there is great power in prayer and God can come to us in our normal lives.
One time Guru Gobind Singh told one of his soldiers to climb up a huge tree that was near by. He told him to go up there and look for a Pipal tree. When the Pipal tree was found Guru ji told him that one day the Pipal tree will be even higher that the huge tree above it. "When it gets that high than the Khalsa will flourish in this world." The Pipal tree grows very slow and as it takes over the other tree surely the Khalsa will spread in the kindest of spirits.