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~ Discourses With Saints - Satsangat A Sakhi About Bhagat Kabir Ji ~


Bhagat Kabir Ji had a seven year old daughter who was very interested and fascinated by her father. One day she asked Bhagat Kabir Ji, "Father 500 to 600 people come to see you every day to get your sangat. What is the point in them coming every day, what do they achieve?"

Bhagat Kabir ji smiled and then replied, "They are here for satsangat to get knowledge of life's purpose and to find the truth. To get freedom, to be happy forever, to have wisdom and emancipation."

Bhagat Kabir Ji's daughter was astonished to hear this but didn't believe her father, "I don't believe you dear papa ji; I don't believe that people come here for what you have said!"

While Bhagat kabir ji in deep Samadhi just kept quiet. Bhagat Kabir Ji's daughter was a clever young girl and she took it upon herself to test her dad's words. Beginning of the next day she stood outside. Per usual as people started to come to see bhagat Kabir ji, she approached each one and said.

"Today my father has decided to interview you and after the interview he will call you inside. But before you enter to see him I have been appointed by my dad to carry out a special task. In my hand I have a very sharp chopper; to enter and see my father you must first put your head down on this log of wood and I will then chop it off."

There was a deep silence and the congregation took a step back after hearing the little girl's words. Eventually one man came forward and muttered under his breath, "No, I don't think you know why I'm here.... We are here to arrange the engagement of our daughter, as we had some time to spare we decided to have the guru's blessings but now instead we salute to you and take leave".

Like this another group of people had a lawsuit, which they needed the guru's advice on. Similarly another person wanted to know how to deal with their marriage partner. The rest of the congregation wanted to know how to solve their personal or business relationships. After some time and with people coming out with all sorts of excuses; no one was ready to give up their head and present it to Bhagat Kabir Ji.

ਕਬੀਰ ਜਉ ਤੁਹਿ ਸਾਧ ਪਿਰੰਮ ਕੀ ਸੀਸੁ ਕਾਟਿ ਕਰਿ ਗੋਇ ॥

kabeer jo thuhi saadhh pira(n)m kee sees kaatt kar goe ||

Kabeer, if you desire to play the game of love with the Lord, then cut off your head, and make it into a ball.

ਖੇਲਤ ਖੇਲਤ ਹਾਲ ਕਰਿ ਜੋ ਕਿਛੁ ਹੋਇ ਤ ਹੋਇ ]239]

khaelath khaelath haal kar jo kishh hoe th hoe ||239||

Lose yourself in the play of it, and then whatever will be, will be. ||239||

After a lengthy period of time Bhagat Kabir Ji came out and asked his daughter why no one came to satsangat today.

She answered, "Today I told them my father wanted to interview them first. I explained that you wanted their heads chopped off before they came to see you. But no one dared to enter! Nobody presented their head!! Nobody allowed me to chop of their heads!!! So what is the use of your satsang my dear father?"

ਸਤਗੁਰ ਕੀ ਸੇਵਾ ਗਾਖੜੀ ਸਿਰੁ ਦੀਜੈ ਆਪੁ ਗਵਾਇ ॥

sathagur kee saevaa gaakharree sir dheejai aap gavaae ||

It is very difficult to serve the True Guru. Surrender your head; give up your selfishness.

The little girl knew exactly what the aim of satsangat was and answered her own question.

"Father, everybody has to die. From the day this body takes birth, death is always following it from behind."

Bhagat Kabir's daughter in tears of sadness then remarked, "If they only laid down to be beheaded they would have realised the truth of what death is! After realisation of this they would have then understood what it is like to live for the first time!" No one agreed to live!!"

The young seven year old then said, "Father please please take pity on them, they don't understand. They have been blinded like this for millions of years and they will continue to suffer every day until they learn how to live. These I's, you's, me's, he's and she's are not allowed in satsang!"

Bhagat Kabir Ji then looked at his daughter with undying love and replied, "Yes, you were the only one whoever attended satsangat, everybody else was never there; you are the only one who got it. You are facing truth, freedom, your own self (god)."

Who can kill you? You are afraid of your own self? You depend on others for comfort. You depend on matters, which are not permanent. Millions of times you have been born and millions of times you have been dead. You know the taste of death very well, so you like death?! Don't you like to live forever!

But it's so simple. So simple to be happy, to live forever and to be in total bliss. But why do you want death instead! Why!!! You are changing this garden of love and grace into a butchery.

Just keep quiet and meditate on god, find him, realise him. You never have allowed time to your own self. You have been using your head for a million of years. Now at least give time to your heart and realise your god.

ਤਨੁ ਮਨੁ ਗੁਰ ਪਹਿ ਵੇਚਿਆ ਮਨੁ ਦੀਆ ਸਿਰੁ ਨਾਲਿ ॥

than man gur pehi vaechiaa man dheeaa sir naal ||

I have sold my body and mind to the Guru, and I have given my mind and head as well.

PLEASE! PLEASE!! forgive me for any mistakes in writing this up. Thanks for reading! WJKK WJKF

Edited by I-Am-That
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