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Jahangir’s Elephant and the Heaviest Blanket




The Emperor Jahangir had invited Babaji to his court and duly sent his royal elephant to carry him. Babaji laughed and said, "How can such a small creature carry me when he can’t even lift my blanket." The courtiers all laughed thinking Babaji was joking. But as soon as they placed the blanket on the elephant, the poor creature bellowed and fell to its knees. The astonished servants bowed in deep respect. Babaji said, "I will come to the Emperor on my own." Such was his simple way of showing God’s power to those who felt they occupied high positions in the world.

“Keep growing in love for your Master. Do not look to this side or that or even at the path ahead, because people will always be criticizing you.”

Baba Virsa Singh

“Trees do not wear crosses, but the great spiritual beings see God in trees. Water has no symbols, but Guru Gobind Singh says, ‘My God is in water.”

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"We do spiritual practices to gradually prepare the way for enlightenment. It does not come immediately."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"Management does not change things. It is God who changes people."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"Our mind is not controlled. It is a fire fed by wood from the whole world."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"Think that everything in this world exists with God’s blessings, whether we regard it as pleasant or unpleasant."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"First look within yourself, and then you will see God everywhere."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"If we keep faith and love in difficulties, and pray for those who abuse us, we will always remain happy & free."

Baba Virsa Singh Ji

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