Everyone was forced to bow, before the power of Naam
Author: Kulbir Singh
Date: 10-11-05 06:47
Karanpreet Kaur is 7 years old and Virla Singh close to 5 years. They live in that part of Brampton that is mostly populated by goray and kaalay. They are neighbours to Nihaal Singh (8 years old) and Gurjant Singh (7 years old). The four of them always stand united against external forces that sometimes attack them. These kids always wear Baana and dumaala; even to school they go to.
One day Gurjant Singh and Nihaal Singh were away and Karanpreet Kaur and Virla Singh were playing in the lawn of their house. About 10-12 goray bachay between the age of 6 years and 10 years came in a group and started throwing things at them. Normally, all four of these kids would have combated these external forces but that day, half of the fauj was out and only 2 Lakh fauj was home. First they thought of defending themselves but then, both Virla Singh and Karanpreet Kaur closed their eyes and started doing simran. At times, when the attacks would become fierce, they would do simran loudly.
As they immersed their concentrations in Naam Simran, they forgot about other options they had e.g. going inside their home. Goray and Kaalay kids continued their offensive. A Gori Bibi was watching everything. She could no longer restrain herself and she came out of her house and stopped the goray and kaalay kids. Then she went to their homes and complained to their moms.
In the meantime, Karanpreet Kaur and Virla Singh finished doing simran and went to their home. An hour or so later, a big group including all the kids who had attacked Karanpreet Kaur and Virla Singh, and their moms came to their house. Each gora kid and kaala kid apologised for their mistake. Virla Singh and Karanpreet Kaur accepted their apology.
All I can say is that the power of Naam forced everyone to bow before Karanpreet Kaur and Virla Singh. Nihaal Singh and Gurjant Singh were quite upset when they heard about the attack but they were pacified by their parents. All four of the kids living together found out about the power of Naam.
The following Shabad comes to mind:
ਸੋ ਐਸਾ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਈਐ ਮਨ ਮੇਰੇ ਜੋ ਸਭਨਾ ਉਪਰਿ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਚਲਾਏ ॥
ਸੋ ਐਸਾ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪੀਐ ਮਨ ਮੇਰੇ ਜੋ ਅੰਤੀ ਅਉਸਰਿ ਲਏ ਛਡਾਏ ॥
ਸੋ ਐਸਾ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪੀਐ ਮਨ ਮੇਰੇ ਜੁ ਮਨ ਕੀ ਤ੍ਰਿਸਨਾ ਸਭ ਭੁਖ ਗਵਾਏ ॥
so aisaa har naam dhhiaaeeai man maerae jo sabhanaa oupar hukam chalaaeae ||
so aisaa har naam japeeai man maerae jo a(n)thee aousar leae shhaddaaeae ||
so aisaa har naam japeeai man maerae j man kee thrisanaa sabh bhukh gavaaeae ||
so guramukh naam japiaa vaddabhaagee thin ni(n)dhak dhusatt sabh pairee paaeae ||
naanak naam araadhh sabhanaa thae vaddaa sabh naavai agai aan nivaaeae ||15||
Meditate on that Name of the Lord, O my mind, whose Command rules over all.
Chant that Name of the Lord, O my mind, which will save you at the very last moment.
Chant that Name of the Lord, O my mind, which shall drive out all hunger and desire from your mind.
Very fortunate and blessed is that Gurmukh who chants the Naam; it shall bring all slanderers and wicked enemies to fall at his feet.
O Nanak, worship and adore the Naam, the Greatest Name of all, before which all come and bow. ||15||