Gentleness of Guru Har Rai Sahib ji


As a young child, Guru Sahib was running in the flower garden at Kiratpur Sahib. He was wearing a baggy cloak (Chola). While running, he brushed past some flowers with his chola, thus the flowers were damaged. With love and compassion, Guru Hargobind Sahib jee, the seventh Guru’s grandfather, explained: “Always walk and move with care. Look after and manage your cloak and ensure that it doesn’t hurt or damage anything in its path.” Guru Hargobind Sahib jee taught his grandson that “one should watch how one walks” and work on oneself. Guru Sahib (Guru Har Rai Sahib) promised his grandfather, that he would in the future be careful in his responsibilities towards man, animals and plants. Boundless compassion and charity were reflected in all his actions and dealings with others through Guru Sahib’s life.

 Guru Sahib founded free hospitals, herbal medical clinics, animal sanctuaries and beautiful gardens. Guru Har Rai Sahib jee developed Kiratpur sahib as a town of parks and gardens. Located on the banks of a tributary of the Sutlej, he planted flowers and fruit bearing trees all over the area. This created a salubrious environment, attracting beautiful birds to the town and turning it into an idyllic place to live in. The Guru would go hunting; capturing animals he would care for them and give them treatment. When the animals were healthy and fit they would be released into the animal sanctuary or wild.

Guru Sahib jee da hirda aian komal see that they hurt by flower damage and they loved animals so much that they built zoo.Today some sikhs says that meat is allowed in Sikhism, But How can guru sahib allow killing of animals?.

Dhan Guru Nanak Dev Sahib jee, Dhan Guru Har Rai Sahib jee.