The power of Sadh Sangat
Guru Khalsa Ji, Jaisi Sangat Taisi Rangat (as is your company so are you coloured, Sri Dasmesh Pita). Correct Sangat. Is Sadh Sangat. That sangat, which does GurMat Veechaar. Who do khoj of Sikhi via GurBani and Ithihaas. Who do naam bhagti together. Who do seva together. NEVER TAKE SANGAT FOR GRANTED. For sangat truly is the roop and kirpa of the Guru. As easy as HE gives it, he can take it away. Treat your sangat with all the courtesy and respect you would your Guru Khalsa ji. Develop the bibek to recognise 'sadh' sangat in the first place. They are identified via their karam (actions) not just their bachan (words). Once the State Governor (subedar) came to see the Guru with the question "O Guru, when you are pleased with a Sikh, what do you give him?""When I am pleased with a Sikh, I send to his house one who is dear to me, replied the Guru."Guruji, if you are very pleased with a Sikh, then what do you give him'!,'"When I am more pleased with a Sikh, I send to his house, two of my dear ones.""And if, Guruji, you are still more pleased, what would you give him?""In that case I would send three of my dear ones to his house."
The subedar continued to repeat his question, until the Guru had raised the number of dear ones to ten."When you send ten dear ones to a Sikh, what does the Sikh gain out of it?”"The more the dear ones that visit a Sikh, the more is the praise and discussion of the Lord. In the sadh sangat, spiritual discussion automatically takes place. Whatever the Sikh hears will stay in his mind, and ultimately liberate him from the cycle of birth and death. At the same time his livelihood will flourish, and his family will also follow his example in serving the sadh sangat, to become pure like him. Such are the benefits of a Sadhs visit." The reply pleased the subedur.
Source: Parchian Pathshahi 10 Granth