Bhai Jiva


Bhai Jiva, a Sikh living near Khadur Sahib in Amritsar district of the Punjab, who used to bring daily khichan (a dish of rice mixed with lentils) and curds for Guru Angad's Langar or community kitchen. One evening as a severe dust storm was raging, he, according to Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhan di Bhagat Maid, said to the Guru, "May it please you, Lord, to stop this storm so that I may be able to bring the usual victuals tomorrow morning." The Guru remarked: "God's Will is supreme and no one may try to intervene in it. How does it matter if the meal gets delayed a little." Bhai Jiva bowed before the Guru and learned cheerfully to abide by the Divine Will.