Greetings on the Gurgaddi Diwas of Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji!

Greetings on the Gurgaddi Diwas of Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji!

Sakhi of ‘King’ and the ‘True King’ (Sacha Patshah)

This Sakhi from the life of Sixth Master of Sikhs Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji is of utmost significance in shaping the character of a good human being.


Two separate tents for hearing the grievances of the poor and solving their problems were set up near Agra. One was for Jehangir, who held court for hearing the problems of the people. Close by, a divine court was held in a different tent for Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji. Many devotees from Delhi came for a divine glimpse of Guru Ji, and to get their doubts cleared through His divine discourses.

There was an old man, who used to sell a bundle of grass in the market and used to sustain himself on two paise earned from one bundle of the grass. One day he got two bundles of grass, sold them in the market, and earned four paise. He wished to offer two paise before Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji and seek His divine blessings and self-realisation.

By mistake, he went to the court of Jehangir and offered the two-paisa coin and requested him to bestow upon him His divine blessings. Hearing this, Jehangir said, “You have come to the wrong place. I could give you all the bounties of this world including a huge chunk of land for governing, but I have no power to bless you with the Divine Name for self-realisation, for which I myself am a seeker.”

The old man took back the coin from Jehangir and started towards the tent of Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji. The Emperor offered several inducements and told him that this was an insult to the king. Jehangir offered him all the worldly wealth that he could wish for, but perhaps the old man was aware that the spiritual blessings could only be had from the house of Guru Nanak.

He offered the two-paisa coin to Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji for obtaining the divine blessings. Seeing his deep devotion, Guru Ji blessed him to tread the Divine Path for getting self-realisation.
He was satisfied and found peace at heart by being blessed.

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