The Guru replied, "I bear all this torture to set an example to the Teachers of True Name, that they may not lose patience or rail at God in affliction. The true test of faith is the hour of misery. Without examples to guide them, ordinary persons’ minds quail in the midst of suffering."

In the hottest summer month of 1606, Mughal Emperor Jahangir had ordered that Guru Arjan Dev Ji be tortured and sentenced to death because of his refusal to convert to Islam.

Even during those 5 days of relentless torture, Guru Arjan Ji went on to sing "ਤੇਰਾ ਕੀਆ ਮੀਠਾ ਲਾਗੇੇੈ, ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਪਦਾਰਥੁ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਮਾਂਗੈ !" which translates to "Your actions seem so sweet to me. Nanak begs for the treasure of the Naam, the Name of the Lord." Guru Ji had finally attained martyrdom on 16 June 1606.

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