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1: Baldev Singh (Bradford, United Kingdom), June 05, 2012, 7:56 AM.

Very moving indeed!

2: Sangat Singh (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), June 05, 2012, 10:43 AM.

Bhai Vir Singh ji has also used this example in one of his books that such a deceit would prevent the genuine cases from getting help. This is big business in India where feigned sickness or injury is used to con people.

3: Sangat Singh  (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ), April 14, 2017, 4:44 PM.

Sher ji, when I saw this beautiful heart warming post, a similar story came to mind that had appeared in Bhai Vir Singh ji’s ‘Gurmukh Sikhya’. But, as I scrolled down I saw my own earlier comment from this old post. No matter, I can embellish with another post, a story of Victor Hugo who was considered one of the finest writers of his time. Let me share a few words about his masterpiece, ‘Les Miserables’ that you all are familiar with. Jean Valjean who, for stealing a loaf of bread to feed a starving child, was caught by a so-called righteous jury and given 14 years of imprisonment. When he tried to escape from this cruel punishment, he was caught again and had another 14 years added to his prison term. When at long last he was paroled his misery didn’t end. No one would employ him as his papers pronounced him a convict. As he sat down, a broken and hungry destitute, at a Church doorway, a kindly priest invited him in for a brief shelter and a hot meal. This was the first glimpse of heaven’s grace in the face of sickening sin. Born out of desperation he stole the priest’s silver-ware. He was again caught and hauled into the church in front of the kindly priest who said that he had himself had given those silver bits to him. In fact he had forgotten the most valuable pieces -- two silver candlesticks -- and whispered that he must use those silver pieces to become an honest man. He does exactly that and rips his parole papers and uses his silver to build a business that employed the poor and the destitute.

4: Ram Kaur (Malaysia), April 16, 2017, 12:52 AM.

The message in the article is truly amazing in re-educating the mind. The stereotype personality would fall for the common reactive method which is never to trust a stranger. However the kind words that follow are a simple message of Love which gurbani emphasises: for the betterment of mankind.

5: Birenrdra Singh Huja (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA), April 17, 2017, 12:06 AM.

Story telling is part of every culture. Present day stories appear on the computers and the modern media but telling a story while you are snuggling with your children and grandchildren has no parallel. It is a pleasure that can be only felt where there is warmth of love touching and caressing you and there is one story that we all share. The reader and the listener are making their own story in their minds as we share the same tale. One story, many different visions. As children we were told stories almost every night and we were transported to a land of our own imaginary world before we gently slipped into a beautiful dream world of our own. Those were the days, my friend. Read, share and transport yourself ...

6: Harpreet Singh (Delhi, India), April 19, 2017, 11:13 AM.

The late father of one of my closest Sikh friends always helped every needy person he met. A true gurmukh, he was so loving that I am sure no one, even one with the worst of intentions, would have harmed him.

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