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Bhai Lehna Hearing The Sacred Hymn

One day, when Bhai Lehna (the future Guru Angad Sahib Ji) went to take bath at the village pond in Khadoor Sahib he heard a sacred hymn which sounded amazing. Bhai Lehna rushed towards the place side from where the sound of the hymns were coming. He had never heard such beautiful words.

Bhai Lehna felt proud as a worshipper of the Goddess Durga, he used to sing the songs in praise of Durga. However, the songs to Durga now seemed worthless. Bhai Lehna had gone to pay homage to Durga Mata several times, but had never attained the ultimate truth. However, the voice coming from the pond was filling him with great peace and joy.

When Bhai Lehna rushed forward, he found that Bhai Jodha of his village was taking a bath in the pond and was singing the sacred hymns of Guru Nanak. Bhai Lehna listened the hymns for a while and they produced a strange effect on his mind.

Bhai Lehna had never heard such sacred hymns in praise of God. He only used to listen and sing songs in praise of the Goddess. However, Bhai Lehna felt there was something greater than the hindu Gods and Goddesses.

Bhai Lehna asked Bhao Jodha, "My friend, from where have you learnt these holy songs? I also want to learn them."

Bhai Jodha replied, "These holy songs were composed by Guru Nanak". Bhai Jodha told Bhai Lehna about the life of Guru Nanak. He also told him that Guru Nanak spoke the word of God as it came to him from God himself. "Whoever recites or listens these hymns, gets a glimpse of the true God and peacefully crosses this worldly ocean".

Bhai Lehna took great interest on Bhai Jodha's words and asked, "My friend, tell me where Guru Nanak lives? Can I see him?" Bhai Jodha came out of the pond and said, "Guru Nanak lives at Kartarpur in Kalanaur Pargana. He does not believe in creed or caste. He showers Name of God on all. At Kartarpur, Guru Nanak has been doing farming on co-operative basis. All Sikhs work in the fields and all take meals in one kitchen. They are all equal. I have also served there for some time. Guru Nanak has written thousands of hymns and I learnt a few by heart".

On hearing the words of Bhai Jodha, Bhai Lehna became very anxious to see Guru Nanak. Bhai Lehna decided to visit Kartarpur that year instead of going to Jawala Mukhi. Bhai Lehna also learnt some hymns from Bhai Jodha and felt uplifted in reciting them.

Bhai Jodha also told Bhai Lehna that Sikhs of Guru Nanak believes only in One God. God does not exist in human or any other form and God is the supreme spiritual power. God is not like the hindu Gods or Goddesses who have fear, enmity and anger. God is without fear because none are as great as God. God is creator of all and is not subject to anyone. God's command and God's laws prevail all over the universe. God, the supreme being, is immortal. God is without any marks, color, creed and caste. God's form is stable and God is self-illuminated with immeasurable powers.

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