Bhai Joga Singh a Sikh youth from Peshawar, who had lived in the presence of Guru Gobind Singh (1666 – 1708) at Anandpur for many years and served him with devotion.
At night he was overwhelmed by evil-passion and he started towards the house of a PROSTITUTE.
Bhai Joga Singh was wearing the Guru’s uniform- full appearance with a Dastaar and the 5Ks adorned on his body. On his way to the prostitute, Bhai Joga Singh said to himself, “If some one sees me going into the house of a prostitute, it will bring DISGRACE to the Guru. Outwardly I am in Guru’s attire. So NOBODY should see me entering the prostitute’s house.” On trying to enter he came across a GUARD standing there so he paused and backed away, he tried four times to enter the building but could not get past the guard seeing him. He realised how weak he was being and rode back to Guru jee.
On entering the divaan he payed his respects to Guru Sahib and Guru Jee looked at Bhai Joga Singh. Guru jee asked Bhai Joga to explain where he was last night. In shame Bhai Joga Singh did not answer. However, the all-knowing Guru knew of Bhai Joga Singh’s temptations. Guru Sahib again asked, “Bhai Joga Singh! I have asked you a question, you are struggling to answer. Why cannot you answer me? Tell me WHERE WERE YOU LAST NIGHT?” As the incident unfolded Guru jee revealed that HE HIMSELF was the GUARD, and that He were there to stop Bhai Joga Singh from entering and sinning. Bhai Joga Singh fell at Guru jee’s charan (feet) and begged for forgiveness. Guru Sahib reminded him of what he had said before, “Guru Jee MAI TERE JOGA – ਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਮੈਂ ਤੇਰੇ ਜੋਗਾ” (I am worthy only of You Guru ji). Guru Sahib said “because you belong to me – I belong to you Bhai Joga, I BELONG TO YOU! Mai tere joga! – ਮੈਂ ਤੇਰੇ ਜੋਗਾ”
Such are the ways of the Beloved Guru. Once we put our complete faith in Him, He does not abandon us and let us waver.