Shri Chaman Lal Sahib Ji
Satgurudev Shri Chaman Lal Sahib Ji was the Seventh Gurudev of the glorious Gaddi of Shri Harmilap Sahib Ji. His aura was as bright as the sun. He loved his devotees and freed them from their sufferings. He was always surrounded by his followers, at his Darbar.
Once, a devotee from Jhang city, named Dasu Ram, came to Shri Satgurudev Ji. He paid obeisance and gave him offerings. Then he fell at Shri Satgurudev Ji’s feet and described his sorrow. He was a childless man. He had come to him with great hope. Gurudev told him to chant the ‘Naam’ of Shri Harmilap Sahib Ji in every moment. He would have four sons and his suffering would end, thus. On hearing this, Dasu Ram felt content. He bowed at Shri Satgurudev Ji’s feet again and again and promised that if he had four sons, he would offer one of them in the service of Guru Darbar. After being blessed by Gurudev, he went back gladly.
As time passed, Satgurudev Shri Chaman Lal Sahib Ji was blessed with a son. The child was named ‘Jagdish Lal’, who was naughty but precocious and impressive. One day Shri Satgurudev Ji told his wife never to get angry at this child. It seemed to him as if he was the incarnation of God. Gurudev asked her not to disclose it to anyone else.
Followers used to come to Shri Satgurudev Ji. Once a devotee from village Buchcha, named Ruldu Ram, came for the darshan of Shri Satgurudev Ji. On the way, his horse fell ill. He bowed at Gurudev's feet and told him about his misery that his horse would not survive. His life was totally dependent on that horse. He prayed to Gurudev to have mercy on him and cure the animal. Gurudev went to the spot where the horse lay unconscious. He touched the horse lovingly and asked it to wake up and serve its master. Surprisingly, the horse regained consciousness and sat up at once as if it had never been ill.
The glory of Shri Satgurudev Ji spread around. Some time passed, one day Shri Satgurudev Ji called his son Shri Jagdish Lal Ji and gave him the knowledge of Guruneeti and ceded him the Guru Gaddi. Full of religion allegiance and perseverance, Shri Satgurudev Ji followed the path described in Vedas. Though his body had become weak, the sheen on his visage increased like that of the sun. Always reciting ‘Naam’, Shri Satgurudev Ji himself took the form of the Brahm.
At the age of forty, one day he called his wife and son and told them that he was being called by Shri Harmilap Sahib Ji. He did not like anything anymore and wanted to go to Param Dham. On hearing this, both Shri Jagdish Lal Ji and Mata Ji were shocked and became speechless. Shri Satgurudev Ji took samadhi and gave up his life through Brahmdwar. There was anguish all around.
Shri Jagdish Lal Ji kept patience and gave solace to the devotees. He told them not to grieve for the saints who go to the Param Dham. Mata Takht Bai Ji said that this world is vulnerable and futile. Pleasure and pain are an inevitable part of human life, both keep coming and going. The one who remains indifferent in all circumstances is a true human being.
All the last rites of Satgurudev Shri Chaman Lal Sahib Ji were performed. Now the only objective of Mata Ji’s life was the upbringing of Shri Jagdish Lal Ji. She started bringing him up lovingly and continued to pray to Shri Harmilap Sahib Ji to always bless her son.
One, who recites the ‘Naam’ of Satgurudev Shri Chaman Lal Sahib Ji, is truely blessed and freed from all the earthly sufferings.