I want to write otherwise people will not realize what faith is. Once someone asked me, ‘Do I have faith’? Well my answer to him was, consider a man who started his journey in disbelief, who was ignorant and nothing else, eventually bowed down his head at Dhan Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s door since he realized the greatness of Baba Nanak and he could see his pains being taken away. If this does not answer about my faith then perhaps nothing can.
“ਹਉ ਆਇਆ ਦੂਰਹੁ ਚਲਿ ਕੈ ਮੈ ਤਕੀ ਤਉ ਸਰਣਾਇ ਜੀਉ ॥ ਮੈ ਆਸਾ ਰਖੀ ਚਿਤਿ ਮਹਿ ਮੇਰਾ ਸਭੋ ਦੁਖੁ ਗਵਾਇ ਜੀਉ॥”
(I have come so far, seeking for the Protection of Your Sanctuary, Within my mind, I place my hopes in You; please take my pains and suffering away.)
This work will smack the faces of people who say prayers are never answered and faith is just a sign of weakness. Those who consider, that faith is merely a word used by cowards not to fight against odds then they are highly mistaken. If that’s what they think then I ask them, who consider themselves tough, have patience for few minutes go out in group of five and fight against army of One Million, I am sure that they will break down or melt like wax.
Some of the people I came across were brilliant. They were genius and no second opinion about their capabilities. But their intellect has gone corrupted due to their ignorance. And irony was that they began to call others as ignorant. They never had faith and they used to laugh at faith bearers. I agree that we are no one to judge, in other words we all are ignorant. But the irony is modern day man has misconception about faith. Faith has nothing to do with not doing anything, giving excuses and waiting for things to happen. But faith is to do things and then not to worry since the faith bearer knows everything will go right. That surety, that certainty, that optimism and that patience can only be result of one’s faith in his Guru and mine is none other Dhan Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
Perhaps, I myself won’t read my words again. They have same tone, same language and somewhere I may have over done them. Moreover, I am not willing to scratch my past since it always haunts any individual and become its victim. But still He listened and I bet He will keep listening to non-sense expressions coming out of a fool. Why, because He is like that. He really likes to keep quite while someone is telling his stories to Him, does not mean He is not paying attention, so don’t lose heart if prayers are not answered.