Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh
I'm not sure what to make of this but I felt called to share it.
I just got back to the Dojo, and there was a little injured bird hopping around in the snow, pecking at cracks in the parking lot.
It looked like it had a broken wing and was missing an eye, shivering slightly. I opened the door and tried soothingly to invite inside. It would let me get pretty close but not too close, and it wouldn't come inside.
So I started playing Sukhmani Sahib Kirtan hoping it would feel drawn inside.
When it didn't come, and it started snowing harder I prayed and asked Vaheguru Ji to help it.
I was struck by how peaceful and happy bird friend was, even in the heavy snow, even injured, it just hopped around taking what little food it could, not a care in the world.
I looked down for a moment and when I looked back up it was gone. I know it couldn't fly. Either Vaheguru Ji healed it or took it.
I felt like I could learn a lot from bird friend. Be happy with whatever is given.
I was told that Nanaksar Temple have a Maryada where Granthi ji can take new Hukamnama if the first or second is of scolding or rebuke.
Strong will accept any Hukam
ਜੇ ਗੁਰੁ ਝਿੜਕੇ ਤ ਮੀਠਾ ਲਾਗੈ ਜੇ ਬਖਸੇ ਤ ਗੁਰ ਵਡਿਆਈ ॥੨੫॥
Even if the Guru rebukes me, He still seems very sweet to me. And if He actually forgives me, that is the Guru's greatness. ||25||
But there's a provision for weak too ie Bhagat Jan can change Bhagwaan Ji's command
ਮੇਰੀ ਬਾਂਧੀ ਭਗਤੁ ਛਡਾਵੈ ਬਾਂਧੈ ਭਗਤੁ ਨ ਛੂਟੈ ਮੋਹਿ ॥
The devotee can release anyone from my bondage, but I cannot release anyone from his.
ਏਕ ਸਮੈ ਮੋ ਕਉ ਗਹਿ ਬਾਂਧੈ ਤਉ ਫੁਨਿ ਮੋ ਪੈ ਜਬਾਬੁ ਨ ਹੋਇ ॥੧॥
If, at any time, he grabs and binds me, even then, I cannot protest. ||1||