This is a funny incident that took place in my life about a year ago. I was all pumped up after reading one of Bhai Sahib’s book. I was at work and during break time I decided to go to the nearby park and do some Khanda Kadkauna (Naam japna). In the park I found a secluded area and sat there japping Naam.
There were bushes around and I got the furna that if a snake or anything like that came to me, I wouldn’t be worried. I remembered the story of Baba Harnam Singh Rampur khere wale who at one time was doing bhagti and saw a very dangerous cobra approaching him. At first he decided to get up but then he thought that this snake too had Vaheguru in it; therefore, it would not hurt him. He kept sitting there. The cobra came, and stood there with its hood up for some moments. Then it went around Baba jee and again stood in front of Baba jee. All this time, Baba jee just kept doing Naam. Soon the cobra left and Baba jee realized the power of Naam.
Thinking of Baba jee, I too affirmed to myself that if I get in such situation, I would stay still and stable like Baba jee. Soon I forgot about all these thoughts and started getting absorbed in Naam. About 15 minutes passed by. Sometimes I would do abhyaas totally inside and at other times I was doing swaas swaas and hardly audible.
At one time, for about few moments I did swaas swaas Gurrrrroooooo vaaahe gurrrrrroooooo little louder than before. Still it was not that loud. One had to be sitting close by to hear the sound. All of sudden felt a gush of hot air on my face. I had no thought in my mind. I opened my eyes, and was shocked beyond belief to see a huge scary thing staring at me. All of sudden, out of reflex action, I said “GUUUURRRRRROOOOOOOOO” at the top of my voice. The scaring thing staring at me also cried out a loud cry. We both moved away from each other.
That’s when I realized that it was pit-bull that had been standing hardly an inch from my face. I had a good laugh. I thought of Baba Harnam Singh jee and laughed even more. I said to myself, "Hor rees kar Mahapurkha dee".