Compassionate Guru Hari Rai

Collage artwork of Guru Har Rai and his animals created by children in
Sunday School at Siri Singhasan e Khalsa Gurudwara, Española, New Mexico. USA

Gurpurb of Guru Har Rai
January 31, 2016

(Collage artwork of Guru Har Rai and his animals created by children in Sunday School at Siri Singhasan e Khalsa Gurdwara, Española, New Mexico, USA)
 Guru Har Rai was only 13-years-old when he became the 7th Sikh Guru. His Grandfather, Guru Hargobind, was Guru before him. His son, Har Krishan, succeeded him as Guru.
Har Rai inherited a calvary of 2,200 from Guru Hargobind. He kept the army in good shape and his men ready for battle but he made a promise to only use his army for
defense. He never started a battle and his reign was peaceful. In Kiratpur, the town where he was born, Guru Har Rai created a hospital to care for the ailing and started a botanical garden to grow rare plant-based medicines to help those in need. Guru Har Rai offered the medicine needed to cure the emperor’s son, even though he came from a ruling family that had persecuted the Sikhs. Later, when that boy become a prince, the Guru also gave him protection from the future emperor who had started to show his tyrannical nature. Guru Har Rai founded a zoo to care for animals captured in the hunt rather than kill them. He gave special instructions for langar: to “feed all who come to you with love.” How do the cornerstone values of Guru Har Rai show up in your life?

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