Seva on Bada Veervaar was going on and all the Shishyas were giving Laungs, Elaichis and Jal to the public. Guruji was sitting in His room directing the people to His various Shishyas to be attended upon. I was sitting in the basement and was attending the people there. I mean, conducting “Seva.”
A man prayed, “Guruji, (generally people addressed the Shishyas like that), “I have been given Death Sentence by the court, please save me” Hearing this, I just asked him, “Sure you haven’t committed the murder”? He frankly said, “I have.”
I went immediately to Guruji, apprised Him about the truth. Guruji said, Beta, “I know he has committed murder.” I asked, Guruji still you will save him? He said, “Yes, since he has reached the Guru Sthan and asked for pardon, I have to pardon and save him” I further asked, “Guruji, what about the crime he did? “He has killed a human being, does he not deserve the punishment?”
Guruji looked at me, made me sit on the carpet and became a little serious and said,
“Jo koi jaisa karam karta hai,
bhagwan usse vaisa phal deta hai,
sazaa deni hai to woh dega, main nahin,
main to Guru roop mein hoon,
mangne wale ko muaaf karna hi hai mujhe.
Muaff karna he meri prakriti hai”
(Any action, is subject to reaction, this is the law of nature. If some body commits sin, GOD will punish him, he is the judge, not me. I am Guru, so who so ever comes to ask for any thing, I have to grant, it is my nature. To pardon, is the nature of Guru, and I am the Guru).
After about 7 to 8 months, as usual, I was doing Seva, when a man brought a big pack of “Laddoos” and said, “This is prasad, Guruji.” I handed over the same to a Sevadar for distribution in the public.
He asked, “Aap Ne Mujhe Pehchaana Nahin? “Main Wohi Hoon, Jise Guruji Ne Phansi Se Bachaya Hai. Main Bari Ho Gaya Hoon.”
(I think, you havn’t recognised me. I am the same person Guruji has saved from the death sentence).
“ I am free now, I have been acquitted !”