Apr 2010 – Simran Kaur:
 

One God, Victory be the Wonderful Lord – Dasam Granth

 

 

In his previous reincarnation  Guru Gobind Singh was a highly evolved sage and rishi in rigorous, disciplined penance, who meditated on the Source in the mountainous, glacier regions of the Himalayas. He was in equilibrium, equipoise and union with Supreme Source Divinity. It was there, that he was, instructed by an angelic, etheric being that he would be sent to earth to raise consciousness and awareness of the Supreme Source. This account is recorded in Bachitar Natak, which means Wonderous Drama, and is his autobiography. He was born into the noble House of Guru Tegh Bahadur and at the age of nine he took up the title of Guruship. He is perhaps one of the greatest men that walked this planet. He was a chivalrous, virtuous Warrior, well advanced in the ways of battle, warfare, combat, and strategic military knowledge. He was a skilled swordsman, an archer and horseman. He wrote poetry and literature, his many works include Zafarnama, Jaap Sahib, Var Sri Bhagauti, Chandi Chilatar and the Dasam Granth. He was taught Sanskrit and the persian, arabic language of Farsi. He was of noble, gracious, elegant conduct and character. A hopeless romantic and had a Gurdwara built for his wife to encapsulate and enshrine his love for her. He coined the term of the ‘ Warrior Saint’ meaning an individual of elevated, enlightened spirituality, of the highest possible level. An individual who was imbibed by the virtues of a Saint, and yet was totally integrated and functioning in society. The Way of the Warrior Saint was to honour the ways of martial valour, the spirit of combat fused with elevated spirituality. He began the amrit ceremony, the ceremony of spritual baptism. The initiate’s pledge of allegiance to adhere to becoming a Khalsa the Pure One.

Guru Gobind Singh established the foundations for warrior hood whereby, men and women would strive to live by the warrior code of conduct and in harmony with the precepts of self – mastery. To serve and assist those who were, down trodden, sick, afflicted and outcastes in society. Thus, he began the school of Saint Soldiers, beacons of light, pillars of peace with the stature of highly evolved states of consciousness.

 

 

‘Perform the tasks of Truth, wear Truth, and take the Support of the True Name. Associating with Truth, obtain Truth, and love the True Name.’ Guru Gobind Singh

 

 

 

 

Guru Gobind Singh advised that as long as the Khalsa followed the ways of Truth, Love, Compassion, Service he would always be with them. However, if they fell into the ways of falsehood, he would not walk with them and would shun their ritualistic, superstitious, egoic destructive ways.

 

 

‘Jab Lag Khalsa Rahe Niara, Tab Lag Tej Dioon Mein Sara

Jab Eh Gaye Bipran Ki Reet, Mein Na Karoon In Ki Parteet’

 

 

 

 

1.The ritualistic buying and selling of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, speed reading it in 48 hours Akhand Paath, continuous slow reading Sahaj Paath, Daily recitation out of duty, Nitnem. For the fulfilment of desires, led by greed, arrogance, and self – gain.

 

 

‘Jab Lag Khalsa Rahe Niara, Tab Lag Tej Dioon Mein Sara

Jab Eh Gaye Bipran Ki Reet, Mein Na Karoon In Ki Parteet’

 

 

2. When the individual has sown their destiny in accordance to karma. How will ritualistic supplication, Ardas save them. Only a Brahm Gyani can change the writ on the forehead.

 

 

‘Jab Lag Khalsa Rahe Niara, Tab Lag Tej Dioon Mein Sara

Jab Eh Gaye Bipran Ki Reet, Mein Na Karoon In Ki Parteet’

 

 

3. Segregation, and seperate caste Gurdwaras. The formation of different groups. There is no Brotherhood, no Oneness, no equality, no harmony.

 

 

‘Jab Lag Khalsa Rahe Niara, Tab Lag Tej Dioon Mein Sara

Jab Eh Gaye Bipran Ki Reet, Mein Na Karoon In Ki Parteet’

 

 

4. Esoteric ceremonies, the initiation of Baptism in secrecy. The Brahmgyani shares the wealth of Naam with everyone, friend or foe. No animosity, hatred to anyone.The Brahmgyani sees everyone as the same light. Nothing is shrouded in secrecy. Nothing is kept hidden. ‘“I am a sacrifice to the Guru, who recites the sermon of the Lord’s Teachings.’ – Guru Gobind Singh

 

 

‘Jab Lag Khalsa Rahe Niara, Tab Lag Tej Dioon Mein Sara

Jab Eh Gaye Bipran Ki Reet, Mein Na Karoon In Ki Parteet’

 

 

5. Eating out of special crockery, and only food cooked by the initiated.

 

 

‘Jab Lag Khalsa Rahe Niara, Tab Lag Tej Dioon Mein Sara

Jab Eh Gaye Bipran Ki Reet, Mein Na Karoon In Ki Parteet’

 

 

6. Not doing dandout. A symbolism of humility a zero state.

 

 

‘Jab Lag Khalsa Rahe Niara, Tab Lag Tej Dioon Mein Sara

Jab Eh Gaye Bipran Ki Reet, Mein Na Karoon In Ki Parteet’

 

 

7. The wearing of symbols. In the Realm of Truth there is no gender, colour, caste, creed, outwardly label, outwardly recognition. In the realm of Truth the heart and deeds are measured.

 

 

‘Jab Lag Khalsa Rahe Niara, Tab Lag Tej Dioon Mein Sara

Jab Eh Gaye Bipran Ki Reet, Mein Na Karoon In Ki Parteet’

 

 

 

 

8. Praying for the fulfilment of desires, long life, a large support network, sons, gold, wealth, mansions, property, land, fame, fortune recognition, respect.

 

 

‘Jab Lag Khalsa Rahe Niara, Tab Lag Tej Dioon Mein Sara

Jab Eh Gaye Bipran Ki Reet, Mein Na Karoon In Ki Parteet’

 

 

9. Not living in accordance to Divine Will, in alignnment with Source. Not being in a state of acceptance, tolerance, gratitude. Not acknowledging that we are on the planet to fulfill karmic obligation..

 

 

‘Jab Lag Khalsa Rahe Niara, Tab Lag Tej Dioon Mein Sara

Jab Eh Gaye Bipran Ki Reet, Mein Na Karoon In Ki Parteet’

 

 

 

 

10. Slandering, torturing, ostricizing the Saints. Not allowing the Saints to express their spirituality their freedom of voice, their individuality and their right of  expression.

 

 

‘Jab Lag Khalsa Rahe Niara, Tab Lag Tej Dioon Mein Sara

Jab Eh Gaye Bipran Ki Reet, Mein Na Karoon In Ki Parteet’

 

 

11. Abusing innocent members of the congregation

 

 

‘Jab Lag Khalsa Rahe Niara, Tab Lag Tej Dioon Mein Sara

Jab Eh Gaye Bipran Ki Reet, Mein Na Karoon In Ki Parteet’

 

 

12. Pilfering from the communal kitchens.

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‘Jab Lag Khalsa Rahe Niara, Tab Lag Tej Dioon Mein Sara

Jab Eh Gaye Bipran Ki Reet, Mein Na Karoon In Ki Parteet’

 

 

13. Looting the collection bowl.

 

 

‘Jab Lag Khalsa Rahe Niara, Tab Lag Tej Dioon Mein Sara

Jab Eh Gaye Bipran Ki Reet, Mein Na Karoon In Ki Parteet’

 

 

14. Pretending to be a Pillar of society, a pure and pious person and yet full of desires, the vices and ego.

 

 

‘Jab Lag Khalsa Rahe Niara, Tab Lag Tej Dioon Mein Sara

Jab Eh Gaye Bipran Ki Reet, Mein Na Karoon In Ki Parteet’

 

 

15. Wearing the title of a Khalsa and not having the merit to have earned it.

 

 

‘Jab Lag Khalsa Rahe Niara, Tab Lag Tej Dioon Mein Sara

Jab Eh Gaye Bipran Ki Reet, Mein Na Karoon In Ki Parteet’

 

 

 

 

The Brahmgyanis are the true Warrior Saints, those men and women who have have transcended societal, cultural, religious constraints. Who have broken the emotional, physical, mental shackles bound to the average being. The Brahmgyani has to cross the ocean of fire and cross hot coals to serve Truth. The Brahm gyani bears the pain of the slanders with a joy. The  Brahmgyani has fought the mind with the Supreme Sword of Truth with word of par excellence Satnam. A Brahmgyani is carved diligently, lovingly, by the Sword of Truth into perfection. A Brahmgyani has earnt the title.

 

 

Only a very few people out of the billions around the planet will ever manifest as Source realised beings.Until then, we can strive on the path of self – mastery, day by day, bit by bit. Wielded and forged by the font Truth.

 

 

The Virtues of Bushido – The Warriors Way

 

 

Gi

Moral Rectitude- Do what is right because it is right. Do no wrong.

 

 

Yu

Courage and Valor- Face your fears with pride and dignity. Do not be attached to this life.

 

 

Jin

Compassion and Benevolence- Always be kind and compassionate towards everything living.

 

 

Rei

Respect and Gratitude- Hold in esteem everyone and everything.

 

 

Makoto 

Truthfulness and Sincerity- Everything you say must be considered and guarded.

 

 

Chugi

Loyalty and Faithfulness- Stay faithful and true to your Lord and his cause.

 

 

 

 

Salutations, Exaltations, I bow a thousand times over and over again to the King of Kings, the Perfect Teacher. A Brahmgyani for the 21st century. I collect His words of wise counsel, the gems, rubies, pearls, diamonds, carefully, precisely, diligently. I intend to weave a wonderful necklace, and use it as a rope to be pulled out of the quicksand of maya.

 

 

‘SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT AKAL’ translates to ‘Undying Truth’

 

 

 

 

Blissful Blessings

Be Love

In Gratitude

Simran