Because Daddy is Driving

October 15, 2006

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

I was going through my blog archives and I realized there are some interesting stories I had posted earlier on. Today I intend on sharing with you a wonderful story that I came across some time last year.

A lot of us at different points in time go through rough phases, times where we dont know what we are doing or why? we dont know where we are heading and why? everything seems to be going wrong and just when you think it can’t get any worse, you get hit from another direction…read this story and hopefully you get the answer..

There was once a family who were in Europe, and they needed to drive 3 days continuously, day and night, to get to Germany. So, they all got into the car — the man, his wife, and his 3 year old daughter. His little daughter has never traveled at night before. She was scared the first night in the car, with deep darkness outside.

“Where are we going, Daddy?”
“To your uncle’s house, in Germany.”
“Have you been to his house before?”
“Then, do you know the way?” “Maybe, we can read the map.”
Short pause. “Do you know how to read the map?”
“Yes, we will get there safely.” Another pause.
“Where are we going to eat if we get hungry before arriving?”
“We can stop by restuarants if we are hungry.”
“Do you know if there are restaurants on the way?”
“Yes, there are.”
“Do you know where?”
“No, but we will be able to find some.”

The same dialogue repeated a few times within the first night, and also the second night. But on the third night, his daughter was quiet. The speaker thought that she might have fallen asleep, but when he looked into the mirror, he saw that she was awake and was just looking around calmly. He couldn’t help wondering why she was not asking the questions anymore —

“Dear, do you know where we are going?”
“Germany, Uncle’s house.”
“Do you know how we are getting there?”
“Then why aren’t you asking anymore?”
“Because Daddy is driving.”

The small girl asks a lot of questions initially and she does not get all answers and is still quite uncertian about where she is headed etc. However, she has faith in her dad, she trusts he will be take care of her throughout the journey. Similarly when things don’t quite go as we want them to we ask questions and when we dont get answers we get frustrated with ourselves, guru sahib. Our lives will be amazingly stress free if we have complete faith that Guru sahib is with us and wont let any harm come our way. We will then just do are job and leave the rest to guru sahib.

However, this does not mean that tough times wont come your way. Your faith will be tested..the key here is to remember no matter what happens ..even if you have to walk on fire..don’t ever forget Guru sahib is with you ..remember Daddy is driving…

Have a great week ahead!

Guru Rakaha

Angad Singh


7 Responses to “Because Daddy is Driving”

  1. Upinder Kaur Says:

    ਦੀਨ ਦਇਆਲ ਭਰੋਸੇ ਤੇਰੇ ॥
    deen da-i-aal bharosay tayray.
    O Lord, Merciful to the meek, I have placed my faith in You;
    ਸਭੁ ਪਰਵਾਰੁ ਚੜਾਇਆ ਬੇੜੇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
    sabh parvaar charhaa-i-aa bayrhay. ||1|| rahaa-o.
    along with all my family, I have come aboard Your boat. ||1||Pause||
    ਜਾ ਤਿਸੁ ਭਾਵੈ ਤਾ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਮਨਾਵੈ ॥
    jaa tis bhaavai taa hukam manaavai.
    When it is pleasing to Him, then He inspires us to obey the Hukam of His Command.
    ਇਸ ਬੇੜੇ ਕਉ ਪਾਰਿ ਲਘਾਵੈ ॥੨॥
    is bayrhay ka-o paar laghaavai. ||2||
    He causes this boat to cross over. ||2||

  2. Balbir Singh Says:

    Thanks Angad for the nice story and nice comment by upinderji,

    ਪਉੜੀ ॥
    पउड़ी ॥

    ਜਾ ਤੂ ਮੇਰੈ ਵਲਿ ਹੈ ਤਾ ਕਿਆ ਮੁਹਛੰਦਾ ॥
    जा तू मेरै वलि है ता किआ मुहछंदा ॥
    jaa too mayrai val hai taa ki-aa muhchhandaa.
    When You are on my side, Lord, what do I need to worry about?

    ਤੁਧੁ ਸਭੁ ਕਿਛੁ ਮੈਨੋ ਸਉਪਿਆ ਜਾ ਤੇਰਾ ਬੰਦਾ ॥
    तुधु सभु किछु मैनो सउपिआ जा तेरा बंदा ॥
    tuDh sabh kichh maino sa-upi-aa jaa tayraa bandaa.
    You entrusted everything to me, when I became Your slave.

    ਲਖਮੀ ਤੋਟਿ ਨ ਆਵਈ ਖਾਇ ਖਰਚਿ ਰਹੰਦਾ ॥
    लखमी तोटि न आवई खाइ खरचि रहंदा ॥
    lakhmee tot na aavee khaa-ay kharach rahandaa.
    My wealth is inexhaustible, no matter how much I spend and consume.

    ਲਖ ਚਉਰਾਸੀਹ ਮੇਦਨੀ ਸਭ ਸੇਵ ਕਰੰਦਾ ॥
    लख चउरासीह मेदनी सभ सेव करंदा ॥
    lakh cha-oraaseeh maydnee sabh sayv karandaa.
    The 8.4 million species of beings all work to serve me.

    ਏਹ ਵੈਰੀ ਮਿਤ੍ਰ ਸਭਿ ਕੀਤਿਆ ਨਹ ਮੰਗਹਿ ਮੰਦਾ ॥
    एह वैरी मित्र सभि कीतिआ नह मंगहि मंदा ॥
    ayh vairee mitar sabh keeti-aa nah mangeh mandaa.
    All these enemies have become my friends, and no one wishes me ill.

    ਲੇਖਾ ਕੋਇ ਨ ਪੁਛਈ ਜਾ ਹਰਿ ਬਖਸੰਦਾ ॥
    लेखा कोइ न पुछई जा हरि बखसंदा ॥
    laykhaa ko-ay na puchh-ee jaa har bhakhsandaa.
    No one calls me to account, since God is my forgiver.

    ਅਨੰਦੁ ਭਇਆ ਸੁਖੁ ਪਾਇਆ ਮਿਲਿ ਗੁਰ ਗੋਵਿੰਦਾ ॥
    अनंदु भइआ सुखु पाइआ मिलि गुर गोविंदा ॥
    anand bha-i-aa sukh paa-i-aa mil gur govindaa.
    I have become blissful, and I have found peace, meeting with the Guru, the Lord of the Universe.

    ਸਭੇ ਕਾਜ ਸਵਾਰਿਐ ਜਾ ਤੁਧੁ ਭਾਵੰਦਾ ॥੭॥
    सभे काज सवारिऐ जा तुधु भावंदा ॥७॥
    sabhay kaaj savaari-ai jaa tuDh bhaavandaa. ||7||
    All my affairs have been resolved, since You are pleased with me. ||7||

  3. Angad Singh Says:

    Thank you for the comments Upinder Ji and Balbir Ji..

    Have a great weekahead

    guru rakaha

  4. satvinder Says:

    Hello chote veer ji…

    just wanted to pop over and say hi here… because nobody has caused any michief on your blog for a long time (“,)

    I think I read this story somewhere before. It may even have been on your site. Sweet story… and yes daddy is definately driving and if he isn’t then I don’t know who is because I’m certainly not in control of the car :oP

    well, someone had to bring it all down to a stupid level (“,)

  5. Angad Singh Says:

    hello vadhe phenji!

    thanks for coming buy ..yah i had posted this article more than a year ago. I thought it would be great to share it . esp since a couple of my friends are kinda lost like the small girl was.

    Yah he’s in control if he werent i dont know what would happen.

    have a blessed week ahead

    guru ang sang!

  6. Puneet Kaur Says:

    Fateh Veera,

    beautiful post!we’re lucky huh coz ‘Daddy is driving’!!!
    thanks for sharing.

    Guru rakha

  7. […] bhaavandaa. ||7|| All my affairs have been resolved, since You are pleased with me. ||7|| Source:…y-is-driving-2/ Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki […]

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