Sri Asht Guroo Chamatkar - Ch. 10 Final
Source: Panthic.org Staff
Sangat From Lahore
Chapter 10 – Final Part
The door opened and the person who was standing outside embraced Dunni Chand and said – "Guroo Nanak has been found!" and in that time about 25-30 more people came while shouting - "Guroo Nanak is found!" Everyone then went to the room where the religious gatherings were held. Bhai Saen, the person who embraced Dunni Chand, seated him next to the throne on which Guroo Nanak Dev Ji sat on.
Dunni Chand – Bhai Saen! Who found him?
Saen – The one who gave him the mark of Gurooship has found him.
Dunni – Bhai Buddha?
Saen – Yes.
Dunni Chand (looking towards the skies) – Buddha is acting so different; he had so much love for me! Now I have witnessed that love! Why didn’t he take me along with him, why did he have to go alone to locate Guroo Ji? (Tears rolled down Dunni Chand’s eyes and he spoke again in a throbbling voice: -) First Guroo Nanak didn’t take me along to the country of my Beloved, and then his Sikh also didn’t take me to the place where my Beloved is situated at. (Taking a deep breath) But that was probably because of my own shortcomings; it might be that I still have not truly cleansed myself of the filth of worldly attachment. Saadh Sangat Ji! Please erase my inadequacies (becoming impatient).
Bhai Saen – Bhai Dunni Chand! You are our elder; your love is very deep, deep like the oceans, but elder brother! This is not the time for being sad, this is the time of celebration, Thankful! I am thankful that Guroo Ji has been found. And Buddha is affectionate, for himself and for the sangat as well. He has asked that we reach there as soon as possible, to that place where the never hiding moon has concealed itself, at the Khadoor of the Kehras. If Buddha had come here first to take you along it would have taken him twice the distance to get there. Buddha was in a hurry to eradicate the Sangat’s impatience, so he went straight through the villages, just like how a pigeon flies directly, that pigeon which takes messages and delivers them. Oh Gurmukh! You should join with us in these celebrations, let’s rejoice and sing Dhan Guroo Nanak! Dhan Guroo Nanak!! Dhan Guroo Nanak!!! (Sighing) If Buddha didn’t take you along, you can now go try to get there as soon as possible. Look at all the Sangat which is coming here to quench their thirst of Guroo Ji’s sight, and there are so many others who are coming here after getting the news. Take everyone along with you, get his sight yourself and help others to receive that blessing as well.
nwnk dyiK idKweIAY hau sd bilhwrY jwsu ]4]12]
naanak dhaekh dhikhaaeeai ho sadh balihaarai jaas ||4||12||
O Nanak, I am forever a sacrifice to the one who beholds, and inspires others to behold Him. ||4||12||
Dunni Chand (smiling) - Sadness and celebration? I am sorrowed and you all are in celebration. Oh my mind! You should come in the state of celebration as well (while thinking and looking at Bhai Saen). So who informed you?
Saen – I was told by a Sikh of Khadoor. He has a very unique kind of name, but I can’t remember it, hmm his name is … He had some government related work in Lahore. He was at my house when I went there from this place in the afternoon. He told me that Bhai Buddha said, "Go straight to Saen’s house and tell him to inform Dunni Chand to make all of the Sangat aware that Guroo Angad Dev Ji is blessing everyone with his sight in the village of Khadoor." So please take everyone there.
Dunni Chand – I am so thankful, thankful, and thankful! Wish we could go there in the blink of an eye, that would be of great fortune, but oh, lets go on our feet, but walking there would take a lot of time, lets fly there, but how can we fly, we have no wings. Let’s leave on horse-carts early in the morning. Someone go to the station right now to charter them, whatever they ask for, give it to them. Tell them to prepare the horses well; we have to leave as soon as possible before the dawn.
Saena – This is what should be done brother! If you were to leave alone then this would be affordable, you can go on horse cart or even buffalo-cart. But take the sangat along. Brother you are a well-doer of all; we have women, men, elders and even children in our sangat, so we should lend bullock carts instead. Khadoor doesn’t even have a permanent place of worship yet, so there might not be enough accommodations for the sangat. Even though the weather is getting stable now, nothing can be said of the rain, and the wind has a fast and cold flow as well. So if we take along some tents and other supplies we will not be a burden to the people of that village. And brother, think about this: Wherever Guroo Sahib is, there is everything there, but to put such a burden of having to cater food for all of us on Maae Veraae’s shoulders alone would not be a good idea. We should take food supplies for the trip and some for staying there as well. Preparing for all this is not possible right now. We will start getting things together immediately and whenever we have everything together we will leave, what do you say? So let’s make Jaipaal our first destination tomorrow.
Bhai Dunni Chand – Brother Saen! You are the wise one from amongst the sangat. You are wise because you have done a lot of seva of Guroo Ji. You believe in the goodwill of all the Saadh Sangat, that’s why your name is Saen, so please take care of all the preparations yourself. I have 250 rupees with me which I earned from the market today. (Dunni Chand looked outside and spoke with a loud voice) Bhaagvanti! Please bring the bag of the money and hand it to Bhai Saen. If there is still any shortage of money then the Saadh Sangat has powers of the Kaam-Dhaen*.
People who were sitting in the Saadh Sangat loudly declared: - "All of our wealth belongs to Guroo Nanak, all of it belongs to Guroo Nanak, and we all also belong to Guroo Nanak".
* Kaam-Dhaen: This word has been discussed on SikhiUnleashed.com as Word of the Day. For information on it please refer to this thread: http://forums.waheguroo.com/index.php?showtopic=10952.