A Miracle Involving Siri Guru Granth Sahib jee
This saakhi has been written by Sant Baba Shaam Singh jee about 100 years ago. The source does not provide any date or time this incident happened and it does not matter when it occurred. The fact is that this saakhi coming from a Brahmgyani and therefore is 100% truth.
Sirimaan Sant Bhai Ratan Singh was a top level Mahapurakh (holy person) and a resident of Siri Amritsar Sahib. In his Ashram (dera, dwelling) Siri Guru Granth Sahib jee was prakashmaan (present) in the best room. One day after the Sukhasan of Siri Guru Granth Sahib jee was done in the evening, due to heavy rainfall, the ashram was filled with flood water. The roof of Siri Guru Granth Sahib jee’s room also fell down. The will of Vaheguru so happened that Maharaj jee’s saroop from its place of Sukhasan, fell in the flood water
One of the Sewadaars of the Ashram noticed that Maharaj jee’s saroop had fallen in water. He rushed to Sant jee and said, “ਜੀ, ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਜੀ ਮੰਦਰ ਕੇ ਗਿਰਨੇ ਕਰ ਜਲ ਖਾਤੇ ਬੀਚ ਡੁੱਬ ਗਏ ਹੈਂ।” (Jee, Siri Guru Granth Sahib jee has drowned in water due to falling of the roof of the room)
When Sant jee heard this, he said, “ਹੇ ਮੂਢ, ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਜੀ ਸਾਰੇ ਜਗਤ ਕੋ ਤਾਰਨਹਾਰੇ ਹਨ। ਇਸ ਲੋਕ ਔਰ ਪਰਲੋਕ ਵੈਤਰਨੀ (ਨਦੀ) ਆਦਿਕੋਂ ਸੇ, ਸੋ ਆਪ ਕੈਸੇ ਡੂਬਤੇ ਹੈਂ, ਤਾਂ ਤੇ ਐਸੇ ਨਹੀਂ ਕਹਿਣਾ।” (O stupid person, Siri Guru Granth Sahib jee is the savior/liberator of the whole world, from this world and next world (from Vaitarnee rivers etc.), so how can they (Siri Guru jee) drown; therefore don’t say such words again)
Then in hurry, Sant jee got up and rushed to the room of Siri Guru Granth Sahib jee. What they noticed was that really Maharaj jee’s saroop had entered the flooded water. When Sant jee brought light there, he noticed that water was so deep that at that time, no one could enter the water to get Maharaj jee’s saroop out. Then Sant jee, with folded hands, with taka (one paisa) in his hand, and promising to present Karah Parshaad of Rs 1.25, said, “ਹੇ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੂ, ਤੁਸੀਂ ਸਾਰੇ ਜਗਤ ਨੂੰ ਤਾਰਨ ਵਾਲੇ ਹੋ, ਤਾਂ ਤੇ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਸਾਨੂੰ ਪ੍ਰਤਖ ਦਰਸ਼ਨ ਦੀਜੀਏ, ਦਾਸਾਂ ਦੀ ਭੁਲ ਖਿਮਾਂ ਕਰੋ, ਹੇ ਸਵਾਮੀ ਜੀ।” (O Satguru, O Swami jee, you are the savior of the whole world. Please have mercy and give us your darshan (glimpse), forgive our mistakes.)
After ardaas when Sant jee opened his eyes, what he saw was that Siri Guru Granth Sahib jee had come above water and were floating on it. How did Satguru jee come out of water? It was like a sincere devotee gets perceptible glimpse of his deity after the lifting of the veil of ignorance.
Due to the mountain faith of Sant Ratan Singh jee, Siri Guru Granth Sahib jee in concrete way appeared on the top of water. Then Sant jee expressed great joy. Maharaj jee’s rumaalay (clothes) were wet but from inside, Maharaj jee’s saroop was totally dry. Then Sant jee got dry rumaalay for wrapping Maharaj jee’s saroop.
The above saakhi has been written by Baba Shaam Singh jee in his book “Siri Bhagat Prem Prakash” to prove the point that Vaheguru is such a strong supporter and protector of his devotees (Bhagats) and how much effect there is in the Ardaas (prayer) of his devotees.