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Sri Guru Har Gobind Ji and the Blind Gursikh

In the time of Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Jee, there was a Gursikh who lived in a poor little hut. This Gursikh was blind and had a lot of Pyaar for Guru Ji. As he couldn't travel anywhere he would ask people to go to see Guru Ji and then wait for there return to hear of Guru Jis well being. He would ask them what does my Guru Ji look like, How brave is he, what weapons does he keep, what stories does he tell, and each would reply "I cannot explain with words."

One night he could not sleep, he kept thinking of Guru Ji and how wonderful he was. He longed so much to see the beautiful Mukh of Guru Maharaaj. He could not take it any longer he felt angered at himself.

"Guru Ji, I am such a dirty sinner, I am unworthy of your darshan. I do not know what countless sins I have committed for me to suffer without you."

At this moment Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji awoke from his Samadhi, he told some Sikhs to get the horses ready as he had to go somewhere urgently.

The blind Gursikh started to cry, he felt angry at himself for being blind, he tore his hut apart throwing things and cursing himself. He wanted to kill himself. He wanted too go to see Guru Ji. He ran out of the hut and just ran into the misty dark distance. He tripped and fell , he hurt himself pretty badly. He was bleeding. He started to cry and thought only of Guru Ji.

"Guru Ji, Guru Ji! Guru Ji! Guru Ji! Guru Ji! Guru Ji!" he cried continuously calling out for Guru Ji.

Suddenly he felt two strong arms lift him to his feet, and he heard a beautiful strong voice

"I have come, my beloved"

"Guru Ji, is it really you, but how come you have come"

This is what Guru Ji said..."Beloved, I could not sleep without doing your darshan, I felt your heart pulling me towards you and I could not survive"

When the Blind Sikh heard this he fell to Guru Jis feet and cried so much he could not contain himself. Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji again lifted him and said

"the home of Guru Nanak Contains everything ask of it what you will"

The Sikh replied "Guru Ji all that I ask of is, that my eyes may work so I can do your Darshan"

Guru Ji smiled and kissed both of his eyes. When the Sikh opened his eyes he again fell to Guru Ji's feet on seeing him and could not help himself and could only cry. He wept at Guru Jis feet and kept doing his Darshan. He could not even imagined such a beautiful Guru. He just kept staring at Guru Ji. Guru Jee then said

"beloved I must go now, it is amrit vela and the Sangat will be waiting" The Sikh begged Guru Ji to stay longer...

"Guru ji, I cannot live without your Darshan now, what will I do" Guru Ji Smiled again and said

"the house of Guru Nanak again offers what you ask of it, one more thing"

The Sikh fell to the floor in dandaut, stretched out with arms towards Guru Ji and said "Guru Ji if you are going to give me one more thing then take these eyes away as I wish not to see anything ever again besides your darshan."

A tear dropped down Guru Ji's cheek as he granted the final wish.