One day Mata Ganga Approached Guru Arjan dev Ji and said ,” MY Lord ! you grant people all their wishes. Grant one wish of mine. Give me a son.”
With the idea of giving his sikhs a Lesson in humility, the Guru asked Mata ganga to go and Pray to Bhai Buddha ji for the desired boon.
The very next day, Mata Ganga Set out in greate syle. She was accompanied by the wives of the headmen of Amritsar. They rode in splendid carriages,Palkis and sedans. Her Servants carried rich and delicious dished as offerings to the saint.
When Bhai Budda saw the large and noisy procession he wondered, ” Is there a Stampede in Amritsar that the inhabitants have left the city to seek shelter here? ”
The Procession reached Bhai Buddha ‘s Place in the forest around afternoon when he was hungry and thirsty. After placing the food before him, the Guru’s wife said,” The Guru had sent me to the thee that by thy blessing I may obtain the boon of a son”
Bhai Buddha ji Smiled and replied very politely,” Revered Lady , I am but the grasscutter and servant of thy house.If i possessed the power thou supposest, why then should I cut grass and sweep the Guru’s stables? It is the guru himself who fufilleth everyone’s desire”
Disappointed, Mata Ganga returned to the amritsar and Narrated the whole story to the Guru, He explained to ther that holy saints should be served with humility. He advised her what to do to please the holy man. He Said, “with devotion in your heart, grind corn,knead the flour and bake the bread with thine own hands;dress it with onions. Then take it with some thick buttermilk on thy head to Bhai Buddha ji. Dress thyself as a Farmer’s wife and walk on foot and alone so shalt thou obtain the saint’s blessing.”
The Guru’s wife did exactly as she was told. Bhai Buddha stood up to greet and welcome her. He saluted her with folded hands and a deep bow. He joyfull accepted the meal cooked by her. While eating, the food he said, ” as thou hast given me food to my heart’s content, handsome,brave and spirtiual will be thy son. He will be mighty hunter, riding on royal steeds with two swords. He will crush the mughals and Prevailing injustice just as I crush these onions.”
Mata Ganga returned home with a joyful heart. And sure enough, Bab buddha’s promise was fulfilled. Within a year she bore a son named Sri Hargobind, who became the next Guru after Guru Arjan dev Ji.