What is your lucky number? Mine is 13.
The number 13 is considered by many to be unlucky. In fact apartments hotels and office buildings often have no 13th floor or rooms numbered 13. However 13 has been a very lucky number for me.
When I attended grade school, once during recess another girl who had made a paper cootie catcher invited me to play a game which would tell my lucky number. It's been so long ago I've forgotten the way she did it, but what I do remember is that but somehow my lucky number came up 13. Ever since I feel blessed when encountering the number 13. Silly I suppose, but as it turns out perhaps not.
When a Singh on Facebook posed the question, "How many times does Waheguru appear in Guru Granth Sahib?" of course I had to do a search to find out. Interestingly enough, I discovered 13 instances of Waheguru written in Guru Granth Sahib. I've also learned that the Gurmukhi numeral 13 is pronounced teraa which translates to mean "I'm yours." So as it turns out 13 is in deed a pretty lucky number for me. I'm yours Waheguru. I belong to you Waheguru. How much luckier could I be?
What is your lucky number?
"Keeaa khael badd mael tamaasaa vaaheguroo taree sabh rachanaa ||
Uniting the elements You have created this great game this word play, O Waheguru, Wondrous Enlightener, all this is Your creation. " SGGS 1402, 3, & 4
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