QN:
It has been noted that our Sikh Leaders are chosen if they have money, good business background and already in some sort of power. However, these types of leaders after reaching some high wordly stage become full of ego and do not pose a proper picture of Sikhism for the General Sangat.

Is it not possible that our Sangat chose as their leaders only learned spiritual people, with a clean record and regardless of their financial background?

REPLY:

Guru Pyare Jee,

Sikhi is not about leadership, as leadership implies the most egoistic personality.  Sikhi is about Nimrata (utmost humbleness) and utmost humility and having no ego – no haumai.   Sikhi is about death of haumai  and winning over maya, which means winning over the five thieves and your desires.  Sikhi is about receiving the GurParsaad of Naam Simran, Naam ki kamai, Puran bandgi and seva.

Sikhi is about becoming a Puran Sachyara Hirda filled with Amrit and all of the divine qualities and divine powers.  Sikhi is about achieving Puran Braham Gyan, the Puran Tat Gyan. 

Sikhi is about achieving Param Jyot Puran Parkash in the Hirda and become a Puran  Khalsa – a Sant Hirda.  And only such a soul can really help and guide the masses and not any kind of leaders.

The presence of these other kind of leaders and committees is the reason for the downfall of Sikhi. Therefore, the  masses need to focus on what Gurbani says and do what Gurbani says. This is the only way the masses can understand and become what Gurbani says.