WHY EVERYTHING’S 13
13 has special significance in Sikh philosophy. In Punjabi, it is pronounced as “Tera” which sounds the same as “Yours”. The Gurus and renowned Saints used “Yours” to refer to the Supreme Creator. Everythings 13 therefore translates to “Everything is yours God”
As a young man working as a storeman, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first Guru, was counting out the goods ordered by customers. When he got to 13 and said ‘Tera’” he felt he was saying to the Creator that “This is yours” and then couldn’t move onto 14 as everything he touched was also made by the Creator. In this spiritual connection to the Creator, Nanak kept repeating “Tera” and handing out more and more provisions. The customers were getting a great deal of food for free!!
The store owner (not there at the time) heard of this and sent the town police to stop Nanak. When questioned, Nanak explained his actions and was ordered to make up the owners loss from his own wages. However when the stores were checked, there was no shortfall, everything was exactly as it should have been. The Creator saved the honour of his servant.
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