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, and he also possessed the powers, to 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 always serve My true Satguru Sant Sai Satramdas Saheb.
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.”Fakir got very angry and said” I am telling you to oblige me, and you think that God’s grace is 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 my 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 his voice and tried to sing, but realised, that his throat had got blocked.
After completing his routine Service at the temple he went and sat close to Saint Satramdas Saheb.
Sant Satramdas Saheb was doing meditation and after sometime, when he opened his eyes he smilingly looked at Sant Kanwaram Saheb and said ” Kanwar, the life of that person stops, who tries to stop 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 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 in a better high pitch with the blessings of Saint Satramdas Saheb.
The Fakir who had cursed Kanwarram Saheb got stung by a snake and 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 Saint Satram Dham.