JĪVĀ, BHĀĪ, a Sikh living near Khaḍūr Sāhib in Amritsar district of the Punjab, who used to bring daily khichaṛī (a dish of rice mixed with lentils) and curds for Gurū Aṅgad's laṅgar or community kitchen. One evening as a severe dust storm was raging, he, according to Bhāī Manī Siṅgh, Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā, said to the Gurū, "May it please you, Lord, to stop this storm so that I may be able to bring the usual victuals tomorrow morning." The Gurū remarked : "God's Will is supreme and no one may try to intervene in it. How does it matter if the meal gets delayed a little." Bhāī Jīvā bowed before the Gurū and learnt cheerfully to abide by the Divine Will.


  1. Manī Siṅgh, Bhāī, Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā. Amritsar, 1955
  2. Santokh Siṅgh, Bhāī, Srī Gur Pratāp Sūraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-33

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