Once, during the ambrosial hours/ Amrit vela, Sant Sai Kanwarram Sahib went to get water, from the well, for the guests at Sant Satram Dham. When he reached the well, he saw a Fakir (beggar) sitting there, and out of respect Sant Kanwaram Sahib greeted him, and started collecting the water.When fakir saw Sant Kanwarram Sahib showing respect for him, his ego started growing, and he, in a very stern way, told Sant Kanwarram Sahib, that he should serve him first, as he had immense knowledge and strength. Fakir said, that he possessed magical powers, he could feed people, and at the same time he could kill them too. He said that his mantra could stop the things to prosper, and that is why, who ever tries to challenge him, he burns him to ashes, with his magical powers. Fakir told Sant Kanwarram Saheb, to serve him first, and also wanted him, to follow his instructions. Kanwarram Sahib out of respect said “Fakir baba, keep your mantras and magical powers with your Good self, and kindly bless me and pray for me, that I am always able to serve my Satguru Sant Sai Satramdas Saheb, whose glory the entire universe sings.
My Satguru Says, that we must share, what God has given us, with everyone,and if we are blessed with happiness, we must keep others also happy. Nobody in this world should be unhappy. God has given us this life, to serve all the living beings, and help each other, and For me, Serving My Satguru is like serving God” On hearing this, Fakir got very angry and said” I am telling you, to oblige me, and you think, that your Satguru’s blessings are everything for you? Now sing a raag for me, otherwise I will block your throat with my magical powers.”
Sant Kanwarram sahib requested the Fakir, to let him go, and serve at Sant Satram Dham and said, that after serving his Satguru, he shall come back to fulfill his wish. ” Fakir Said, that he should first, fulfill his wish, and told Kanwarram Saheb, to sing a raag for him otherwise he will curse him.
Sant Kanwarram Sahib with folded hands said, “serving at my Satguru’s Dham, is my first priority and you should not get angry, because, I can sacrifice my voice, for doing seva at my Satguru’s dham.” Fakir got up, and out of rage and anger, murmured something, and said “from now onwards your throat will remain blocked, and you will not be able to sing, and no power in this world can change my curse on you.” After speaking bad words, fakir went away, and Sant Kanwarram Sahib, picked up his things, and went to his Sant Satram Dham. While he was walking, he thought of fakir’s curse, and tried to sing, but realised, that his throat had got blocked.After completing his routine Service at Satram dham, he went and sat close to Sant Sai Satramdas Saheb.
Sant Satramdas Saheb was doing meditation, and after sometime, when he opened his eyes, he smiled and looked at Sant Kanwaram Saheb and said ” Kanwar, the life of a person stops, who tries to stop someone from doing selfless service. The fire of jealousy, burns the jealous person, and a jealous person never prospers. The one who does, selfless service, is never harmed by anyone, in fact, due to his selfless service, with total faith, he remains, happy and always prospers. Kanwar my son, a true devotee, is the one who keeps jealousy, anger and ego away from himself, and always remains, loving, kind and regards everyone as equal.”
Satguru Sant Satram Das Saheb, asked Kanwarram Saheb to sing, and now when Kanwar ram Sahib started singing, he could sing, even more clearly, and more beautifully, his voice was filled with the compassion and blessings, of his highly revered Satguru.
The Fakir who had cursed, Sant Kanwarram Saheb got stung by a poisonous snake, and he died a very painful death.
From this, we get to learn, that since selfless service/ seva, is like a temple, where a person finds GOD, and the one who tries to interrupt such a seva, gets destroyed. So let us come together and participate in the selfless seva offered at every Sant Satram Dham.