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    With respect to criminality and prison, you are dead wrong about what is likely to result in a prison sentence. Criminal law requires criminal intention. Wearing a kirpan is a defined political and spiritual exercise of the person. A kirpan is identified not merely as an object, but as one with the mind of the person wearing it. So if there is criminal intent it is no longer a kirpan. Therefore wearing the kirpan from the prison perspective is far more practical than boxing or mma. The latter have no analogous definition tied to intent. The latter always have and always will more easily result in prison sentences. You are also dead wrong about practicality in fighting. You want to learn about fighting? There is absolutely no better fundamental training than the SIkhi that is within the kakkars. A fight physical, mental, and spiritual does not begin and is not confined to a playground or street corner with fists. Nonetheless, lets speak of the playground for a moment before moving on. Having the nirbhau, nirvair of the kirpan will likely enable you to avoid 90% of petty fights, scare away 90% of the rest before the fight begins and pave the way to want to have excellent street fighting skills that you mention but to be used in only necessary circumstances. Sikhs should be ready to fight with skill on the street fearlessly if needed. Now let’s travel outside the playground and away from the street corner outside the neighborhood pub and speak of fights. Are you a fighter? mma? Boxer? People around the world in the thousands are dying and suffering due to economic greed, delusion of power, and wars. You want to see blood and pain? There is plenty. You want to make a difference and fight? Boxing and mma are not very practical now are they? Having the completely fearless love of serving humanity that is engrained in the kirpan is practical. There was nothing resembling mma or boxing from Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, Guru Arjun Dev Ji, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, Chaar Sahibzaade when they brought entire empires to their knees with their fight. Just a tad more practical.
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    "Say no to Air India" ? I suppose the real question is why anyone with mental faculties intact would say 'yes' to an aiirline that routinely double books, off-loads double bookings, cancels flights at will, has an appaling safety record and operates an old and ancient fleet of aircraft that most airlines would consider unfit to stay in service.
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    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Guru Roop Sangat Jeo, With Guruji's kirpa, daas has made a humble attempt to translate the foreword to Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji Steek. I apologise for countless mistakes I must have made while translating, also I hope you will not have too many problems understanding my pinglish :happy:. This text will hopefully be useful to Gurmukhs who have difficulties reading/understanding Gurmukhi but are keen to learn more about Sri Sarbloh Granth. If you are interested, you can also download this as pdf here Bhull Chukk Maaf, Gurfateh Jeo --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ੴ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫ਼ਤਹਿ ॥ The warriors of great Khalsa Kaum have fought courageously in battlefields and obtained shaheedian while other brave souls surrendered to the sweet Will of Akal Purakh and laid themselves upon the wheels of torture, got their scalps torn apart, burnt alive in hot furnaces, mothers witnessed their children getting butchered to pieces; while others sat under railway tracks in protest and got crushed by speeding rail engines. When we take a look at the approximately 42 years of the pious Sargun Saroop of the creator of this fearless Khalsa Kaum - Kalgidhar Dashmesh Pita Sahib Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji Maharaj, we get darshan of his amazing qualities – He is fullest-full, complete Satguru; He is also a great warrior as well as defender of the Truth, The Faith. However, it is when we do darshan of his literary, poetic side that we are left totally perplexed and awed. The great poetic compositions of Guruji – Sri Jaap Sahib, Sri Akaal Ustat, Bachittar Natak, Zafarnamah, Gyaan Parbodh, Shabads, Swaviye, Chaupais, Chandi Charitar, Triya Charitar, etc. are unparralled in the history of Indian literature. Jaap Sahib, Akal Ustat, and Gyan Parbodh banis in particular are based on the same great spiritual principles of Aad Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee and rivers of eternal Akaali Bani can be seeing flowing from the heart of Guruji. Bachittar Natak and Zafarnamah Banis are beautiful specimens that are full of Bir-Rass and historical facts. Similarly, Guruji, through his infinite wisdom and experience, have also gifted us Chandi Charitar, Triya Charitars, Chaubees Avtar and translations of other snaatani mythological works. It is through the experience of this sargun saroop Satguru that Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib has emerged. Its style and technique is quite similar to Chandi Charitar; Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib is also an astonishing poetic work full of immense Bir Rass. The most beatiful aspect of this amazing work of poetry is that when Guruji, in full Bir rass, describes a beautiful battlefield scene he seems to touch the highest peaks of excellence. The descriptions of decorative wargear of soldiers, the formation of troops, the elephant, horse and camel mounted units are exquisitely illustrated. Even while describing the scenes of war flags fluttering in the wind, the clashing sounds of weapons, the deafening crescendos of the brass trumpets (Narsinghas) and thumping sounds of Nagara drums, Guruji becomes one with the invisible, soothing light of the Supreme Being Waheguru, The Mahakaal; it is through this ambrosial arrangement this eternal Bani has been uttered. Examples of such great poetic work cannot be found in any other 'Puraanas, Shaastars, or book' apart from the Dhur Ki Bani Aad Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji or Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Ji. In Sikh world, the mention and discussion of Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji is done with utmost respect and love. However, it is rare to find Gursikhs who have done darshan, or complete paaths of Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib. Yet, knowledgeable Gursikhs and Gurbani researchers are aware of this fact that Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji is a great and priceless composition by Guru Gobind Singh Ji. There have been constant efforts to confuse and misguide people regarding Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji and Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Ji. Sadly, these well planned attacks by anti-gurmat forces and perhaps also unintentional misunderstandings by people unaware of Gurbani principles have created an impact on the minds of Gurmat scholars too; and as a result, they also seem to have got caught in the trap. However, despite all the negative efforts, Guru Panth has been able to do darshan of Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Ji Bir in its printed form. But the entire Sikh world was desperate to have darshan of the printed form of Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji. A lot of patience and selfless effort was needed to be able to quench this thirst of the Sikh world. Such respect and love could only be present in a great institution (Jathebandi) or a great leader. The True Emperor of emperors, Dhan Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj has done immense kirpa and got his own work done through his most beloved, the great Jarnail of Akaali Panth Sri Maan Singh Singh Jathedar Baba Santa Singh Ji 96 Crori, Buddha Dal Panjva Takht (Chalda Vaheer), Punjab (Hindustan). Now that printed form of Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib is made available, it is surely going to disappoint anti Guru-Panth forces because firstly, those Gurbani scholars that were initially hesitant to work on this Granth owing to ill-parchaar will now feel more confident; also Sangat will able to do darshan and paath of the venerated bani that came straight from the pious heart of Satguru Ji. Anti Guru-Panth forces and miscreants have been stressing on one constant argument that not only there is mention of puraanic and mythological devis and devtaas in Banis like Chandi Charitar etc. but also these deities have been revered and worshipped with great zeal and respect. But Dhan Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji dismisses such deity worship as false beliefs; instead he only worships the Akhand-Jot, One-Rass, Pure Saroop, Akal Purakh Mahakaal Waheguru Ji. That is why, Guruji cannot have glorified such worship with his own blessed hands. It is unfortunate that there are very few Gurmukhs who have actually done a thorough and complete analysis of the Bani that emerged from heart of Kalgidhar Pita Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji. However, it could also be the case that learned Gursikhs have so far been hesitant to voice their views against the Anti-Gurmat parchar that has spread within the Panth. Keeping in mind the present wave, we have tried to add the views of various intellectual Gursikhs in this work because, from 1931-present Waheguru Ji has given them capacity and seva of doing research, analysis, Teeka work, adding foot notes and examples to Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib. It would be appropriate to decide upon the time period when Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji was composed. Two thoughts come to mind regarding the time period: [1] Up to Sammat 1755 Vaisaakh Sudi 5 [2] Soon after Sammat 1761. It is also important to present before Sangat the time period when Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib was acquired: In Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji's Bir at Kattoo (Nabha), the following is written on a page before the mool paath: ੴ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤੇ ।। ਸੁਚੇ ਪਤ੍ਰੀ ਤਤਕਰਾ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਆਦ ਮਾਇਆ ਮਹਾ ਲਛਮੀ ਸ੍ਰਬਲੋਹ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਸੰਮਤੁ ੧੭੫੫ ਮਿਤੀ ਬੈਸਾਖ ਸੁਦੀ ੫ ਕੋ ਲਿਖਾ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਮੁਖਿਵਾਕ ਪਾਤਸਾਹੀ ੧੦। ਸ੍ਰੀ ਸਪਤਸਟਿਕਾ ਮਾਰਕੰਡੇ ਕੇ ਤੇਰਹਿ ਧਿਆਵ ਪਉੜੀਆ ੭੦੦, ਸ੍ਰੀ ਮੰਗਲਾਚਰਣ ਕੇ ਬਿਸਨਪਦੇ ਰਾਗ ਰਾਗਕੇ ਕੇਦਾਰਾ ਰਾਗ ਧਿਆਇ ੫ ਪ੍ਰਸੰਗ ਸ੍ਰਬਲੋਹ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਉਤਪਤ ਵਾ ਸੰਗ੍ਰਾਮ ਬੀਰਜਨਾਦ ਸੰਜੁਗਤ ਪਦੇ ੩੧੦੦ ਦਫਾ ਦਫਾ ਦਫਾ ਦਫਾਤ ਪ੍ਰਸੰਗ ਕਾ ਦੁਵਾਦਸ ਪਦੇ ਚਤ੍ਰਬਿੰਸ ਅਵਤਾਰ ੧੨੦੦ ਮਹਾਂ ਪੁਰਾਣ ਭਾਗਵਤ ਅਨੁਸਾਰ ਅਵਤਾਰਾਂ ਕਾ ॥ ਗ੍ਰਿੰਥ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਸ੍ਰਬਲੋਹ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਸ੍ਰੀਮੁਖ ਬਿਸਨਪਦੇ ਜੁਮਲਾ ਸੰਬੂਹ ਜੁਗਤ ਦਰ ਜੁਗਤ ੫੦੦੦, ੧੩ ੮੪ ੫ ੭੦੦ ੧੨੦੦ ੩੧੦੦ ੫੦੦੦ ------------- This is because there are few references in context of Singh Panth in Sri Sarbloh Granth, which are events that happened after Sammat 1761. The correct date of rest of the compositions is Sammat 1755 Vaisaakh Sudi 5 and that includes the topic of katha of Aad Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, which also aligns with the above time period. That is also the reason why certain VishanPadds in Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib resemble the ones in Aad Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. This time period of Sri Kalgidhar Ji was spent in katha of Sri Gurbani and Yudh Parchaar, which resulted in emergence of brave and mighty warriors like Banda Singh Ji Bahadur. This time was also spent in “polishing and shining” many gems of Sikh panth and it is during this parchaar the treasure-trove temple called “Sarbloh” was opened. The present atmosphere of arguments and counter-arguments has confused hearts and minds of the entire Sikh world. The very first question such people ask is this: “Is it not the case that this Granth has been written by someone else using Guruji's name? But since you believe with utmost conviction it is Guruji's pious work then verify the statement with examples from the Granth itself.” The first answer in response to this argument is that the Aad heading of this Granth: “ੴ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫ਼ਤਹਿ ॥ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਭਵਾਨੀ ਜੀ ਸਹਾਇ ॥ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਮਾਯਾ ਲਛਮੀ ਜੀ ਸਹਾਇ, ਉਸਤਤਿ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਮਾਯਾ ਲਛਮੀ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਮੁਖਵਾਕ੍ਯ ਪਾਤਸ਼ਾਹੀ ੧੦" is concrete announcement that this Granth is the composition of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji. Whatever other pieces of evidence have to be presented, they all are for the verification of this. Even though this main piece of evidence is enough, we also have to acknowledge that it is very hard to determine whether we have any Bir of Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji with us that was written or dictated by Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji (whichever can be proved right by arrangement of Sammats and historical facts) from Guruji's time. The place of composition of Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji: Although it is very hard to determine the exact place of composition of the start and middle sections of this great Granth, still the last section of Sri Sarbloh Granth Ji has been given the tilak of completion by Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji at Sachkhand Sri Hazoor Sahib Nanded (deccan). There are three powerful and convincing arguments in support of this: [a] All the Sampradayic Gyaanis, Mahapurashs and Pracharaks believe Sri Hazoor Sahib Nanded (deccan) to be the place of composition of Sri Sarbloh Granth. A panthic gathering of great Sants, scholars and Gurmukhs was held at Gurdwara Reru Sahib and it was unanimously agreed that Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji is the composition of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji and that it was composed and finalised at Sri Hazoor Sahib (Nanded). [c] The third and most convincing historical fact is this: The place where Gurdwara Langar Sahib (Dera Baba Nidhan Singh) stands today, that place was earlier famous by the name of “Bunga Sarbloh Ji” and it was a chowni of Nihang Singhs of Buddha Dal Panjva Takht. When some of the locals mistreated Baba Nidhan Singh Ji, the Nihang Singhs gave this place to Babaji for seva. Although this place of original chowni has been reduced to a dera now, rest of the portions of this place still serve as chowni for Nihang Singhs. Thus, historical facts prove that Sri Kalgidhar Ji completed Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib at Sachkhand Sri Hazoor Sahib Ji Nanded (deccan). It can be agreed that Sri Sarbloh Sahib might have reached Punjab sometime near Sammat 1860. Before that, it might have been in deccan or somewhere else too. This same thing is also applicable to Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Ji. Out of all the present Birs of Sri Sarbloh Sahib Ji, the one at Sri Hazoor Sahib Ji appears to be quite old. There was another Bir at Amritsar Shaheed Ganj, “Baba Gurbaksh Singh Ji Vaali Bir”, that also was very old but was lost during the Akali struggle. Sri Maan Baba Dhyan Singh Ji created a Bir at Kattu (Dist. Nabha) in which he removed Shastar Naam Mala, Triya-Charitar and Zafarnamah from Sri Dasam Granth Sahib and occurrences of avtaars from Sri Sarbloh Granth (This Bir is now established at Dera Kattu). The creation of this type of Bir was his own mindset and that is why there is less parchaar of this Bir. Nonetheless, research of Baba Dhyan Singh Ji also proves that Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib is the work of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji. If we have to analyse whether compositions of a Granth resemble another Granth, we can evaluate that on the basis of the doctrines, categorisation of literature, and technique and style of writing. For example: language, poetic forms and rhythms, figures of speech, comparisons, eulogies, formation of compound words, of both Granths should match with each other, etc. Upon evaluation of Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji and Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Ji with these parameters, we find that majority of the compositions of these Granths appear similar. This can be illustrated by the following two Chhands: ਦੁਰਜਨ ਦਲ ਦੰਡਣਿ, ਅਸੁਰ-ਬਿਹੰਡਣਿ, ਦੁਸ਼੍ਟ ਨਿਕੰਦਨਿ ਆਦਿ ਬ੍ਰਿਤੇ ॥ ਚਛੁਰਾਸੁਰ ਮਾਰਿਣ, ਪਤਿਤ ਉਧਾਰਣਿ, ਨਰਕ ਨਿਵਾਰਣਿ ਗੂੜ ਗਤੇ ॥ ਅਛਯ ਅਖੰਡੇ, ਤੇਜ ਪ੍ਰਚੰਡੇ, ਖੰਡ ਉਦੰਡੇ, ਅਲਖ ਮਤੇ ॥ ਜੈ-ਜੈ ਹੋਸੀ ਮਹਿਖਾਸੁਰ-ਮਰਦਨਿ ਰਮ੍ਯ-ਕਪਰਦਨਿ ਛਤ੍ਰ-ਛਿਤੇ ॥੧॥੨੧੧॥ ਆਸੁਰੀ-ਬਿਹੰਡਣਿ ਦੁਸ਼ਟ੍ਟ-ਨਿਕੰਦਣਿ ਪੁਸ਼੍ਟਟ-ਉਦੰਡਣਿ, ਰੂਪ ਅਤੇ ॥ ਚੰਡਾਸੁਰ-ਚੰਡਣਿ, ਮੁੰਡ-ਬਿਹੰਡਣਿ, ਧੂਮ੍ਰ-ਬਿਧ੍ਵੰਸਣਿ, ਮਹਿਖ-ਮਥੇ ॥ ਦਾਨਵ-ਪਰਿਹਾਰਣਿ, ਨਰਕ-ਨਿਵਾਰਣਿ, ਅਧਮ ਉਧਾਰਣਿ, ਉਰਧ-ਅੰਧੇ ॥੨॥੨੧੨॥ ਜਾਲਪਾ-ਜਯੰਤੀ, ਸ਼ਤ੍ਰ-ਮਥੰਤੀ; ਦੁਸ਼੍ਟ-ਪ੍ਰਦਾਹਣਿ, ਗਾੜ-ਮਤੇ ॥੧੪॥੨੨੪॥ ਦਾਮਨੀ-ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ੇ, ਉੱਨਤ-ਨਾਸੇ, ਜੋਤਿ-ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸੇ ਅਤੁਲ ਬਲੇ ॥..੧੬॥੨੨੬॥ ਦੁਖ ਦੋਖ ਦਹੰਤੀ, ਜ੍ਵਾਲ ਜਯੰਤੀ ਆਦਿ ਅਨਾਦਿ, ਅਗਾਧਿ ਅਛੇ ॥੧੦॥੨੨੦॥ (Akal Ustat) Now lets take a Tribhangi Chhand from Sri Sarbloh Granth and compare it with the above Chhand to determine the author: ਤ੍ਰਿਭੰਗੀ ਛੰਦ - ਸ਼੍ਰੀ-ਨਮੋ ਭਵਾਨੀ, ਲੋਕਾ-ਰਾਨੀ, ਪ੍ਰਭੰ-ਮੁਰਾਰੀ, ਜਯ ਚੰਡੀ ॥ ਤ੍ਰੈਭਵਨੰ-ਦਾਤਾ, ਜਗ-ਪਿਤ ਮਾਤਾ, ਜੁਗਤਿ-ਬਿਧਾਤਾ, ਭਯ-ਖੰਡੀ ॥ ਸ਼ਤ੍ਰਨ-ਦਲ-ਹੰਤੀ, ਅਸੁਰ-ਮਥੰਤੀ, ਜ੍ਵਾਲ-ਜਯੰਤੀ, ਰਿਪੁ-ਡੰਡੀ ॥ ਮਹਿਖਾਸੁਰ-ਮਾਰਨਿ, ਦੁਸ਼੍ਟ-ਪ੍ਰਜਾਰਨਿ, ਪਤਿਤ-ਉਧਾਰਨਿ, ਜਗ-ਮੰਡੀ ॥੧੫੯॥ ਨਰਕਾਨ-ਨਿਵਾਰਨਿ, ਅਧਮ-ਉਧਾਰਨਿ, ਕਿਲਬਿਖ-ਵਾਰਨਿ, ਜਯ ਮਾਯਾ ॥ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾਲੁ-ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾਲਾ, ਦੀਨ-ਦਯਾਲਾ, ਸ਼੍ਰੀ-ਬਨ ਮਾਲਾ, ਜਸ-ਛਾਯਾ ॥ ਅਕਲੰਕ-ਸਰੂਪੰ, ਅਛਲਸ-ਭੂਪੰ, ਸੁਖਨਿਧਿ-ਕੂਪੰ, ਹਰਿ-ਰਾਯਾ ॥ ਬੰਦਾਨ-ਖਲਾਸੀ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ-ਅਬਿਨਾਸੀ, ਘਟਿ-ਘਟਿ-ਵਾਸੀ, ਸੁਖਦਾਯਾ ॥੧੬੦॥ ਜੈ ਜੈ ਜਗਬੰਦਨਿ, ਦੁਸ਼ਟ ਨਿਕੰਦਨਿ, ਅਸੁਰ ਬਿਹੰਡਣਿ ਗੂੜ ਗਤੇ ॥ ਪਾਪਾਨਿ ਬਿਨਾਸਨਿ, ਕਿਲਬਿਖ ਨਾਸਨਿ, ਦਈਤ ਸੰਤਾਪਨਿ, ਅਚਲ ਮਤੇ ॥ ਸੁੰਭਾਸੁਰ ਹੰਤਾ, ਮੁੰਡ ਦਲੰਤਾ, ਚੰਡ ਮਥੰਤਾ ਆਦਿ ਸਤੇ ॥ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਆਦਿ ਕੁਮਾਰੀ, ਸ਼ਤ੍ਰ ਸੰਘਾਰੀ, ਭਵਨਿਧਿ ਤਾਰੀ, ਪ੍ਰਾਨਪਤੇ ॥੧੬੧॥ ਅਬਿਚਲ ਅਵਾਸੀ, ਜੋਤਿ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸੀ, ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਨਿਵਾਸੀ, ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਪੂਰਨ ॥ ਅਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਗਤਿ ਦਰਸਨਿ, ਸਫਲ-ਸੁਪਰਸਨਿ, ਜੈ ਨਿਤ ਦਰਸਨਿ-ਰਿਪੁ ਚੂਰਨ ॥ ਰਕਤਾਸੁਰ ਖੰਡਨਿ, ਧੂਮ੍ਰ ਬਿਧ੍ਵੰਸਨਿ ਜੈ ਜਗ ਮੰਡਨਿ, ਬਿਧਿ ਪੂਰਨ ॥ ਜੈ ਤੇਜ ਪ੍ਰਤਾਪੀ, ਸਰਬੰ ਬ੍ਯਾਪੀ, ਅਜਪਾ ਜਾਪੀ, ਜਸ ਪੂਰਨ ॥੧੬॥ We can see we can get very close to Akaal Ustat from the paath and rass of these Bandds. If we raise doubts like why complete Tukks like that in Akaal Ustat do not appear here then such a question would be wrong because it would not be a different Bani if the same Tukks were rewritten here, instead it would be different copies of the same Bani. Thus, similarities between the above Banis completely support the fact that this is also bani of Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji. The next discussion is about the different sacred names that Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji have used in their compositions. Names like Gobind Das, Shah Gobind, Shyaam, Ram (and Gobind Singh at few places) have been mentioned in Sri Dasam GurBani. Let us prove that this is Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji's bani by giving the following proofs: ਦੋਹਰਾ ॥ ਸਗਲ ਦ੍ਵਾਰ ਕਉ ਛਾਡਿ ਕੈ, ਗਹ੍ਯੋ ਤੁਹਾਰੋ ਦ੍ਵਾਰ ॥ ਬਾਂਹ ਗਹੇ ਕੀ ਲਾਜ ਅਸ "ਗੋਬਿੰਦ" ਦਾਸ ਤੁਹਾਰ ॥੮੬੪॥ ਪੁਨਾ- ਸਦਾ ਦਾਹਿਨੇ ਦਾਸ ਕਉ ਦਾਨ ਦੀਜੈ ॥ ਗੁਰੂ "ਸਾਹ-ਗੋਬਿੰਦ" ਕੀ ਰੱਛ ਕੀਜੈ ॥ Bhagauti Astotar Khaas Bir Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Ji ਅਬ ਉਚਰੋਂ ਚੌਬੀਸ ਅਵਤਾਰਾ ॥ ਜਿਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਤਿਨ ਕਾ ਲਖਾ ਅਖਾਰਾ ॥ ਸੁਣਿਯਹੁ ਸੰਤ ਸਬੈ ਚਿਤ ਲਾਈ ॥ ਬਰਨਿਤ "ਸ੍ਯਾਮ" ਜਥਾ ਮਤਿ ਭਾਈ ॥੮॥ Chaubees Avtaar Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Ji ਸਵੱਯਾ- ਯੁੱਧ ਕਿਯੋ ਯਦੁਬੀਰਨ ਸੋਂ, ਉਰਬੀਰ ਜਬੈ ਕਰ ਮੈ ਅਸਿ ਸਾਜ੍ਯੋ ॥ ਮਾਰਿ ਚਮੂ ਸੁਬਿਦਾਰ ਦਈ, ਕਵਿ "ਰਾਮ" ਕਹੈ ਬਲ ਸੋਂ ਨ੍ਰਿਪ ਗਾਜ੍ਯੋ ॥ ਸੋ ਸੁਨਿ ਬੀਰ ਡਰੇ ਸਭ ਹੀ, ਧੁਨਿ ਕੈ ਘਨ ਸਾਵਨ ਲਾਜ੍ਯੋ ॥ ਛਾਜਤਿ ਯੋਂ ਅਰਿ ਕੇ ਗਨ ਮੈਂ, ਮ੍ਰਿਗ ਕੇ ਬਨ ਮੈਂ ਜਨੁ ਸਿੰਘ ਵਿਰਾਜ੍ਯੋ ॥੧੧੪੭॥ Krishanavtaar, Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Ji Now compare the above Chhands with the following Chhands from Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji: ਸੇਵ ਕਰੋ ਕਰੁਨਾ-ਨਿਧਿ ਕੀ ਜਹਿ ਸ਼੍ਰੇਵਤਿ ਚਾਰ ਪਦਾਰਥ ਪੱਯੈ ॥ ਨਾਮ ਲਿਯੇ ਜਮ ਤ੍ਰਾਸ ਮਿਟੇ ਕਲਿ ਕਾਲ ਨਸੇ ਹਰਿ ਸ਼ਰਨਿ ਸਿਧੱਯੇ ॥ ਲੋਕ ਪ੍ਰਲੋਕ ਸਭੀ ਸੁਧਰੇ, ਹਰਿ ਭਗਤ ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤਿ ਹੋਇ ਧ੍ਯੱਯੈ ॥ ਦਾਸ "ਗੁਬਿੰਦ" ਫਤਹਿ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਕੀ, ਅਸ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਛੋਡਿ ਅਵਰ ਕਤ ਜੱਯੈ ॥ ਜਾਨਹੁ ਜਾਨ ਸੁਜਾਨ ਸਭੀ, ਅਰਦਾਸ ਇਹੈ ਭਵ ਤਾਪ ਨਿਵਾਰੋ ॥ ਜਨਮ ਮਰਨ ਦੁਹੰ ਤਾਸ੍ਰ ਬਡੋ, ਜਮ ਫੰਧ ਕਟੋ ਭਵ ਪਾਰ ਉਤਾਰੋ ॥ ਹੌਂ ਮਤਿ ਮੰਦ ਅਨਾਥਹਨਾਥ! ਦਰਿਦ੍ਰ ਹਰੋ, ਮੁਹਿ ਲੇਹੁ ਉਬਾਰੋ ॥ “ਦਾਸ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ" ਬਿਜਯ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਕੀ, ਵਾਹਦ! ਵਾਹਦ ਮੁਹਿ ਨਿਸਤਾਰੋ ॥ (chapter 2) ਛਮੋ ਨਾਥ ਮੋਰੀ ਢੀਠਾਈ ॥ ਹਮ ਲਹੁਰੇ ਤੁਮ ਅਤਿ ਗੁਰੂਆਈ ॥ ਜਹੰ ਬਿਧਿ ਰਖ੍ਯਾ ਦੇਵਨ ਕਰੇ ॥ ਅਭਯ ਦਾਨ ਦੇ ਅਸੁਰਨ ਮਰੇ ॥ ਤਿਮ ਮੁਰ ਰਖ੍ਯਾ ਕਰਹੁ ਗੁਸਾਈਂ! ਮੈਂ ਆਯੋ ਤੁਮਰੀ ਸਰਨਾਈਂ ॥ “ਦਾਸਗੁਬਿੰਦ" ਫਤਹ ਨਰਹਰੀ ॥ ਸਰਬਲੋਹ-ਉਚਰਹੁ ਪਲ ਘਰੀ ॥ ਪੁਨਾ -..ਜਜਨ ਭਜਨ ਮਮ ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ, ਖ਼ਾਲਸ ਪੂਜਿਬ ਜੋਗ ॥ ਦਾਸ "ਗੋਬਿੰਦ" ਫਤਹਿ ਖਾਲਸਾ, ਦਰਸ ਪਰਸ ਮਿਟਿ ਸੋਗ ॥ ਪ੍ਰਤਖ ਕਲਾ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਧਣੀਛੇ, ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਪੰਥ ਖਾਲਸ ਵਰਤੰਤਾ ॥ “ਦਾਸ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ" ਫਤਿਹ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਕੀ, ਖਾਸ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਗੁਰੁ ਰੂਪ ਬਦੰਤਾ ॥ ਭਯੋ ਨਿਸਤਾਰ ਤ੍ਰਾਸ ਅਸੁਰਨ ਤੇ, ਤਾਰ ਲਿਯੋ ਗੁਰੂ ਜਗਤ ਸਬੈ ॥ “ਸ਼ਾਹ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ" ਫਤਿਹ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਕੀ, ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਸੁਚਿ ਮੰਤ੍ਰ ਅਖੈ ॥ (chapter 5) ਗਉਰੀ ਪੂਰਬੀ - ਕਿਸ ਪਹਿ ਕਰਉ ਜੁਹਾਰ ਬੇਨਤੀ? ਬਿਨਾ ਸਾਮ ਜਗ ਮਾਇ ॥ ਤੁਮਰੀ "ਸ੍ਯਾਮ" ਸਰਣਿ ਜਗਬੰਦਨ, ਹਉਂ ਮਤਿ ਮੰਦ ਅਧੀਨ ਰਜ਼ਾਇ ॥ ਮਹਾ ਭਯਾਨ ਕਠਿਨ ਭਯ ਸਾਗਰ, ਹਰਿ ਬਿਨੁ ਤਰਨੁ ਨਹੀ ਕਤ ਜਾਇ ॥ ਹਉਂ ਮਤਿ ਮੰਧ ਅੰਧ ਮਤਿ ਬਾਵਰ, ਅੰਤ ਸਮਯ ਹਰਿ ਹੋਹੁ ਸਹਾਇ ॥ (chapter 1) ਬਿਸਨੁਪਦ ਮਾਲਕੌਸ ਝੂਲਨਾ - ਟੂਟਿ ਸੰਨਾਹ ਤਨਤ੍ਰਾਨੁ ਬਖਤਰ ਜ਼ਿਰਹ ਟੋਪ ਗਲ-ਸੰਜ ਝੜਿ ਗਏ ਸਬ ਹੀ ॥ ਝਲਤਿ ਤਨ ਬ੍ਰਿਨ ਬਹੁ ਖਾਯ ਘਾਯਨ ਸੁਧਿ, ਸੁ-ਨਦ ਸ੍ਰੋਨ ਕੋ ਪੈਰ ਭਟ ਜੂਝਿ ਤਬ ਹੀ ॥ ਅਸ ਮਚ੍ਯੋ ਸੰਗ੍ਰਾਮ ਨਹਿ ਆਗੈ ਕਬਹਿ, ਸੂਰ-ਪਰ ਸੂਰ-ਗਿਰ ਗਏ ਦਬ ਹੀ ॥ ਕਹਿਤ-ਕਬਿ "ਰਾਮ" ਤੁਮ, ਸੁਨਹੁ-ਪ੍ਰਿਯ-ਸੰਤ-ਜਨ! ਸਮਰ ਭਾਰਤ ਸੁਰਨ ਅਸੁਰ ਫਬ ਹੀ ॥ (chapter 4) Upon analysing the Chhands of these two Granths on the basis of rass, rhythm etc., one can see they both have been written by the same writer. Moreover, almost all words that Guruji have used in Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Ji have also appeared in Sri Sarbloh Granth. All these sentences strongly prove that this is Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji's bani. It would also be appropriate and useful to mention the Birs and small copies of Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji as it were these Birs that were read and researched (and many footnotes taken) before bringing forth its printed form. The descriptions of these Birs are as follows: [1] At Sri Hazoor Sahib Bunga Mai Bhago (Nanded deccan): This Bir is in the possession of head priest Ji and Management of Sri Sachkahnd Sahib has no association with it. Whenever this Bir is borrowed from the priest and taken to Sri Sachkhand for katha, etc. then it is revered and given respect like that given to Aad Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. [2] At residence of Sriman Bhai Nanu Singh Ji (Nanded deccan): This Bir is presently prakash at Sriman Baba Mitt Singh Ji's samaadh at Gurdwara Mata Sahib Devaan Ji. [3] At residence of Bhai Rajinder Singh Ji (Matakhnooa, Distt. Behraayach, U.P.): His native village is Vill. Kulla (Sri Amritsar). [4] At DamDamiaa (Sri Mukatsar): This Bir has been lost when Bunga was being handed over to Sant Gurmukh Singh Ji (Dera Baba Sham Singh Ji Sevapanthi, Sri Amritsar) by Pujari Kunda Singh. [5] At Dera Sriman Baba Dyaan Singh Ji Kattu (Distt. Nabha): Samatt 1755 Date Baisaakh Sudee 5 is inscribed at the start of this Bir. [6] In library of of Sriman Bhai Kahn Singh Ji: This Bir begins from Page 335. This Bir has also been relocated to Kattu. [7] At Gurdwara Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Ji Patshahi 9th (Jind) [8] At Bunga Madrassa Sriman Mahant Bhagat Singh Ji (Damdama Sahib Ji): This Bir was brought by Gyani Bishan Singh, Gyani Khalsa College, but has since been misplaced although a draft copy of this Bir is available at Sikh Reference Library, Sri Amritsar. [9] At Sri Guru Nanak Aashram, Chakaar (Kashmir): Untraceable. Lost suting time of creation of Pakistan. [10] At Gurdwara Sri Nankaiaana Sahib (Sangroor): Stolen during Management period of Mahant Gyani Lal Singh. [11] At Govt. Library (Sangroor): This Bir is now in the possession of Director of the library S. Gandaa Singh Ji historian. [12] At Samaadhian Maharajgaan (Sangroor) [13] At Gurdwara Deodi Sahib (Sangroor) [14] At Sri Anandpur Singh Shaheed Baagh (Ropar) [15] At Gurdwara Ratauki (Sri Amritsar): Copy conforms to the Bir at Kattu. [16] At Sukhewaali Bagheechi (Patiala): This Bir is in Senchi form. Mahant Harnam Singh Ji Nihang took it his him when he was transferred. This Bir has been scribed by his student Niranjan Singh Ji and is a copy of the Bir at Bunga Mai Bhago Ji, Sri Hazoor Sahib. [17] At Sri Baadhbela Tirath, Sakhar (Sindh): Untraceable since 15 August, 1947. [18] With Bhai Sampooran Singh Ji Nihang Singh (Shamir): Has been left back in Lahore during 1947. [19] At Guru Ka Bagh, Sri Anandpur Sahib (2 Birs): Paaths, Footnotes and correction of numbers has been preformed after doing darshan of the above-mentioned 20 Birs. It could be possible that there might be more Birs that haven't been discovered. [20] At Shaheed Ganj Baba Gurbaksh Singh Ji (Sri Amritsar): This Bir was lost during Akali movement of 1920 by Pujaran Mayee, not traceable. [21] It has been heard that one Bir is also in possession of Namdhari sampradaye. [22] One Bir is still in the library of Dr. Bhai Veer Singh Ji. [23] It has been learnt that there is a Bir at Lakhan Poor, U.P. The following small Senchis have been useful for more helpful information. [a] There was a chapter available at Dera Sri Maharaj Singh Ji (Sri Amritsar) during Mahant Raghubar Singh Ji's time. One and half chapter has also been in possession of Bhai Ram Singh Ji Gyani at Kulla (Dist. Patti) [c] It has been learnt there is a Bir with Gyani Hazoora Singh (Pragya-Chakchoo, Sangrur) that has four chapters in it. This Singh also a unique Bir of Aad Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji in his custody. [d] 78 Bir sized Pages describing the episode of Sri Sarbloh Ji's war can be found at Public Library, Lahore. [e] It has been learnt there is a Bir at Saikha (Dist. Nabha) that consists of four chapters. [f] Copies of written or printed versions of the descriptions of Khalsa Prakash from within Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji have been seen with numerous Gursikhs. Now, it is also worthwhile to mention the individuals who have written grants for the parchaar of Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji: [a] Sriman Gyani Gyan Singh Ji – Panth Prakash. Sriman Baba Summer Singh Ji – GurPad Prem Prakash. [c] Sriman Head Granthi Akali Hazoora Singh Ji Nihang, Sri Hazoor Sahib (Nanded, deccan) [d] Sriman Akali Kaur Singh Ji Nihang, Founder Guru Nanak Aashram, Chakaar (Kashmir) [e] Sriman Nihang Sampooran Singh Ji (Dhaula Tapp) [f] Sriman Gyani Bishan Singh Ji Granthi, Khalsa College (Sri Amritsar) [g] Sriman Bhai Ram Singh Ji Gyani, Kulla (Sri Amritsar) [h] Sriman Gyani Teja Singh Ji, writer of Nirmal Itihaas [g] Sriman Sardar Saawan Singh Ji, Lahore [h] Swami Shivram Dass Ji Udhaaseen (Chakarvarti) Bhai Bhaag Mall Ji, Sargodha. [j] Principle Jodh Singh Ji, Khalsa College (Sri Amritsar) In addition to the above, following are those individuals who tried to do parchaar with their own efforts but could not get due recognition since their works did not appear in printed form: [a] Sriman Maharaj Raghubar Singh Ji (Jind): He got Birs scribed from people like Bhai Chanda Singh, etc. 3 of these Birs are still located at Sangroor and Jind. Sriman Mitt Singh Ji Nihang Singh, Jathedar Gurdwara Mata Sahib Devaan, Sri Hazoor Sahib (Nanded): Did a lot of parchar. He was desperate to see Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji in printed form but passed away before work towards this effort could begin. [c] Sriman Bhai Seva Singh Ji Scribe, Sri Hazoor Sahib: He was a a great scholar of Arabic, Persian and Gurbani who scribed many Senchis of Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji for parchar in Sangat. [d] Bhai Ram Singh Gursaria [e] Bhai Dal Singh Damdamiaan [f] Writer Niranjan Singh [g] Writer Narain Singh [h] Bhai Chanda Singh [h] Nihang Singh Teja Singh, etc. also did many efforts towards parchaar of Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji. Some found great success at this while others, a little success. Harmony between Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji and Aad Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji: The Aad Bani of previous Satgurus has been kept principal in every topic of Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji. Although there have been numerous Swaviyes dedicated to Khalsa Prakash, they only prove that planning of “Khalsa” had begun with Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Guruji has fully savoured Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji's jyot (Bani). Now, any Bani that Guruji utters, it has a resonance of the Bani of Aad Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. The following lines clearly show us that this time Guruji is translating Guru Nanak Dev Ji's Vaar Raag Maanjh. The mool slok is: ਸਿਰੁ ਖੋਹਾਇ ਪੀਅਹਿ ਮਲਵਾਣੀ, ਜੂਠਾ ਮੰਗਿ ਮੰਗਿ ਖਾਹੀ ॥ ਫੋਲਿ ਫਦੀਹਤਿ ਮੁਹਿ ਲੈਨਿ ਭੜਾਸਾ, ਪਾਣੀ ਦੇਖਿ ਸਗਾਹੀ ॥ ਭੇਡਾ ਵਾਗੀ ਸਿਰੁ ਖੋਹਾਇਨਿ, ਭਰੀਅਨਿ ਹਥ ਸੁਆਹੀ ॥ ਮਾਊ ਪੀਊ ਕਿਰਤੁ ਗਵਾਇਨਿ, ਟਬਰ ਰੋਵਨਿ ਧਾਹੀ ॥ ਓਨਾ ਪਿੰਡੁ ਨ ਪਤਲਿ ਕਿਰਿਆ, ਨ ਦੀਵਾ ਮੁਏ ਕਿਥਾਊ ਪਾਹੀ ॥ ਅਠਸਠਿ ਤੀਰਥ ਦੇਨਿ ਨ ਢੋਈ, ਬ੍ਰਹਮਣ ਅੰਨੁ ਨ ਖਾਹੀ ॥ ਸਦਾ ਕੁਚੀਲ ਰਹਹਿ ਦਿਨੁ ਰਾਤੀ ਮਥੈ ਟਿਕੇ ਨਾਹੀ ॥ ਝੁੰਡੀ ਪਾਇ ਬਹਨਿ ਨਿਤਿ ਮਰਣੈ, ਦੜਿ ਦੀਬਾਣਿ ਨ ਜਾਹੀ ॥ ਲਕੀ ਕਾਸੇ ਹਥੀ ਫੁੰਮਣ, ਅਗੋ ਪਿਛੀ ਜਾਹੀ ॥ ਨਾ ਓਇ ਜੋਗੀ ਨਾ ਓਇ ਜੰਗਮ, ਨਾ ਓਇ ਕਾਜੀ ਮੁੰਲਾ ॥ ਦਯਿ ਵਿਗੋਏ ਫਿਰਹਿ ਵਿਗੁਤੇ, ਫਿਟਾ ਵਤੈ ਗਲਾ ॥ On comparison, we can see the following lines from both Banis clearly resemble each other: ਅਸੁਰਪ੍ਰਕ੍ਰਿਤਿ ਹਾਥ ਕਾਸਾਹੀ ਫੰਮਨ ਦੰਡ......... | ਲਕੀ ਕਾਸੇ ਹਥੀ ਫੁੰਮਣ, ਅਗੋ ਪਿਛੀ ਜਾਹੀ ॥ ਯੋਗਿ, ਯੰਗਮ, ਸੰਨਿਆਸਿ, ਬੈਰਾਗੀ, ਬ੍ਰਹਮਚਾਰਿ, | ਨਾ ਓਇ ਜੋਗੀ ਨਾ ਓਇ ਜੰਗਮ, ਬੈਸਨੁ ਭੀ ਨਾਹੀੱ ॥ | ਨਾ ਓਇ ਕਾਜੀ ਮੁੰਲਾ ॥ ਬੇਦਹੁਂ ਦਈ ਬਿਗੂਤੇ ਦੁਰਜਨ, | ਦਯਿ ਵਿਗੋਏ ਫਿਰਹਿ ਵਿਗੁਤੇ, (Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib) (Vaar Maanjh Slok Mahalla 1) In addition to the similarities between above mentioned Tukks, there are many more Padds in Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib that reflect the philosophy of eternal Bani of Aad Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. During Sri Kalgidhar Ji's time, it was common to translate poetic works of Sanskrit into Brijbhasha poetry and this has been extensively adopted by Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji in Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Ji. Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji has the same characteristics and flow of generosity as that of Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Ji. It can be claimed with complete confidence that the descriptions of complete forms of various raags, raag based Chhands and their rhythms and Partaals in Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji are not available in any dictionaries. Just like the identities of every religion except Sikh Dharam were destroyed during dictatorship of Aurangzeb, similarly India's snatani classical music knowledge would have also been swept away forever, had Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji not blessed us with Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Ji and Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji. The Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji is a complete treasure trove of knowledge of all imaginable fields. Music, poetry, Pingal, Ayurvedic, Sanskrit, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Pashto, Persian, Quran, Upnishads, Gita, Ramayan, Mahabharat, Aad Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Ji , etc. Granths have been summarised in Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji. The fact is, every Granth that has been composed before Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji has its reflection in it. Providing descriptions for all of the above would be exhaustive, but have a look at few samples from Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji: ਬਿਸਨਪਦੁ ਰਾਗੁ ਦੀਪਕ ਕਰਨਾਟਕੀ ਮਕਰਾ - ਅਸਪਾਂ ਜੌਲਾਨ ਦੀਨੇ, ਗੁਸਤਾਖ ਭਟ ਨਵੀਨੇ, ਚਾਲਾਕ ਚੁਸਤ ਮੈਦਾਂ, ਖ਼ੂੰਖ਼ਾਰ ਜੰਗਜੂਏ ॥ ਚਾਬੁਕ ਰਿਕਾਬ ਜੰਗੀ, ਸੁਰ ਨਰ ਸਿਪਹ ਭੁਜੰਗੀ । ਲਲਕਾਰ ਜੰਗ ਆਮਦ, ਵਰ੍ਯਾਮ ਸ਼ੇਰ ਖੂਏ ॥ ਅਲਕੈਂ ਸਿਆਹ ਨਾਗਨਿ; ਰੁਖ਼ਸਾਰ ਹਮਚੂੰ ਰਾਗਨਿ, ਨਾਜ਼ੁਕ ਅਨੰਗ ਜੈਸੇ, ਗੁਲਰੰਗ ਖ਼ੂਬ-ਰੂ-ਏ ॥ ਦਲੇ ਰਾਂ ਚੀਰ ਦਸਤਾਂ, ਚੂੰ ਸ਼ੇਰ ਪੀਲ ਮਸਤਾਂ, ਸੁਰ ਨਰ ਮੁਸਾਫ ਆਮਦ, ਹਮਚੂੰ ਚੌਗ਼ਾਨ ਗੂਏ ॥ (chapter 4) ਨਮੂਨਾ ਸੰਸਕ੍ਰਿਤ - ਸਕਲਾਨਿ ਭੂਧਾਰਨਿ ਭਵੰਤਿ ਕਜਲ, ਪਾਤ੍ਰੰ ਭਵੰਤਿ ਸਾਗਰਾ: ॥ ਬ੍ਰਿਖ੍ਵਾਨਿ ਸਕਲਾਨਿ ਲੇਖਨਾਂ, ਉਰਬੀਯੰ ਭਵਤਿ ਕਾਗ਼ਰਾ: ॥ (chapter 5) ਨਮੂਨਾ ਅਰਬੀ - ਜ਼ੁਲਜਲਾਲ ਲਾ-ਯਜ਼ਾਲ ਲਾ-ਯਮੂਤ, (chapter 5) There are many other languages and Chhands based on appropriate raags in Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji. It is hoped that Sangat will relish these materials, meanings and their commentaries in (this) complete Bir. So, Gurmukh pyaareo! We apologise for not giving complete commentary in detail because there is research presently undergoing on this great Granth of Sri Kalgidhar Sahib Ji. The appropriate findings will be duly registered in the second edition. But we are confident that there cannot be any alterations to the main Bani of Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji. There are total 5 different chapters of mool Bani of Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji. However, some extra Bani in and beyond 5 chapters appears in the Bir at Bunga Mata Bhago Ji, Sri Hazoor Sahib (Sachkhand, Nanded). This extra Bani has been been seen in any other Birs of Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji but has the same writing style of Sri Kalgidhar Ji. That's why this Bani has also been added to this Bir. In regards to the raags and Channdabandi: As it has been mentioned before, Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji is a beautiful bouquet of all the snatani raags as well as many other ancient types of chhands. These raags and chhands have been commented upon in detail which can be seen in the provided footnotes. Thus, the whole Sikh Panth would be extremely delighted that a great effort has been undertaken by Sriman Singh Sahib Baba Santa Singh Ji (Jathedar 96 Crori Buddha Dal Chaldaa Vaheer, Punjab, Hindustan) to put complete Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib in printed form. Help has also been taken from various eminent personalities of the Sikh Panth for accurate amendment of Teeka work. It is hoped that this effort will be satisfy the thirst of Gurmukhs as well as prove highly helpful for researchers . May Sri Kalgidhar Ji keep blessing Jathedar Sahib with the wisdom as well as good physical health so that he can serve Sri Gurbani for a long time to come. All the copyrights to the mool Bani of Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib have been acquired by Panth Akali Buddha Dal Panjvaan Takht (Chaldaa Vaheer) therefore no other establishment or individuals should try to print it. Those Gurmukhs who wish to acquire copy of Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji or any other publications by Buddha Dal Panjvaa Takht should get in touch with Jathedar Sahib. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫ਼ਤਿਹ ॥ Servant of Guru Khalsa Panth, Jathedar Dyaal Singh Jee, Manager In-Charge Buddha Dal Panjvaan Takht Printing Press, Bagheechi Baba Bamba Singh Ji, Lower Mall Road, Patiala.
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    Thirty years have passed since the pogroms of Sikhs in India. During the first week of November 1984, police, politicians, and government leaders organized and implemented pogroms against Sikhs throughout the country. This news footage takes us to refugee camps where survivors display raw wounds, search for missing loved ones, and share accounts of the killings. The reporter discusses how Sikhs themselves had to arrange for food provisions, and were living in squalor, bathing in gutters, and lacking medical care at the camps. “We are homeless. We are family-less. And moreover, above all, no safety. We can’t imagine how we’ll survive ourselves in this India,” recounts one survivor to reporter Ken Rees. Ken Rees continues: “Mothers, whose children had been killed, wept as they spoke. This was the story of just one 6-year old boy we met in the camp.” A translator told Rees, “Petrol was sprinkled on him and set on fire.” “He was set on fire?” repeated Rees, “Why?” The translator answered: “Because he is the son of a Sardar Ji [a Sikh man].” The news host and news reporter both speak to the Indian government’s attempts to restrict news access, by shutting down satellite communications or prohibiting reporters from entering the refugee camps or Trilokpuri, one of the worst sites of the massacres. Thirty years later, none of the architects of these killings has been held accountable for these gross human rights violations. The Indian government continues to deny survivors their rights to truth, justice, and reparations. On this anniversary, inform yourself by watching this video and reading Ensaaf’s report from 2004, Twenty Years of Impunityhttp://www.ensaaf.org/publications/reports/20years/. This report analyzes thousands of pages of previously unavailable affidavits, government records ,and arguments submitted to the 1985 Misra Commission, established to examine the massacres. The report reveals the systematic and organized manner in which state institutions perpetrated mass murder in November 1984 and later justified the violence in inquiry proceedings. http://sikhsiyasat.net/2014/11/07/rare-footage-and-survivor-interviews-recorded-just-few-days-after-november-1984-sikh-genocide/
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    Drew this picture, waddya think guys ?
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    Here is more Gurbani: ਸੰਤ ਪ੍ਰਹਲਾਦ ਕੀ ਪੈਜ ਜਿਨਿ ਰਾਖੀ ਹਰਨਾਖਸੁ ਨਖ ਬਿਦਰਿਓ ॥੩॥ ang 856 So the one source the poster Sikhiinspire wanted to post as the only true interpretation of Gurbani (Guru Granth Darpan) says a human can become a Sant. And now the above Gurbani is calling Prahlaad as a Sant. Are you satisfied? Let me know because I really want to move forward and discuss how Chaur Sahib and jyot are the same.
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    Veerji, you are very well aware of the things which make Sikhi so unique and beautiful. Guru Sahb used vernacular (mother tongue of majority) instead of some language which needs to be specially learnt. Provided one knows the vyakaran (I learnt it from the very famous book on subject "Gurbani Veyakaran"), gurbani arth can be easily done by anyone. That is what makes Sikhi awesome, so simple yet so meaningful. As for your question, yes I do arth of Gurbani myself. When I encounter some difficult word I refer to some dictionary. Punjabi is my mother tongue, I have been reading,speaking, listening it for all these years. You can also do so easily, its not at all hard. Just understand the rules of gurbani grammer (veyakaran) once, its smooth ride ahead as guru sahb has made it that way :-) Note: I am no scholar. Anybody can do arth themselves, provided veyakaran is followed correctly and pauses are used at right places. I mention the teeka because not everyone is approaching Sikhi this way. Some like to read teeka first and then appreciate gurbani. Personal choice.
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    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Just wanted to share a video, made me think what am i doing
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    Yes all way for Sikhi. I brought that up because an august member questioned "titles". So had to give some explanation. Guru Sahb has not used any title for anyone. Titles don't work in Sikhi. Respect is given by Bhai/Baba. Revisit the shabad again. Its on Ank 1133. Prahalaad is never mentioned as Sant by Guru Sahb. Veerji please enlighten me who has knowledge of Gurbani. I would start listening to their katha. But please don't mention name of anyone who makes Sikhi look like a fairy land. That parcharak should be talking practicality and rationally. Sikhi deeply involves sociological principles (Asa Di Vaar), so that parcharak should be talking socially not out-of-world. That person should be talking within the realms of laws of gravity, laws of motion and basic laws of universe which can't be broken by anyone, no tree-climbing-fishes please. If there is someone like that, please let us know. We are here to learn on this forum. Veerji it would be disrespecting Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj by saying nothing is wrong with jyot. Please read the arth of Aarti sometime.. May Guru Sahb give the panth guidance and show us the right path.
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    I am surprised at the lengths and breadths some people go to associate "Sant" word with mortals Veerji. I bow down in front of these souls who would do anything to prove their point right even it involves using gurbani's arth in a distorted fashion. Ank 1133 is where the shabad is, which you are talking about. Before making this claim, you should have atleast given a moment to read over its meaning in "Guru Granth Darpan". Sant has NOT been used directly for Prahalaad. Read over shabad carefully veerji. Don't throw free volleys. First read the book, do some homework and hardwork on it. Then talk with some hard fact as to what "hole" you see Veerji. Follow these steps: 1. Read my point above. 2. Read the shabad again and its arth from Guru Granth Darpan. Think for a second, are you sure what you are saying can be possible? Guru Sahb would make an expection for Prahlad? 3. Finding the book (which you felt had some "holes and didn't make sense"- metaphorically), requires some advanced search techniques like boolean symbols and search operators (https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/2466433?hl=en). Its a rare book. I would surely ask for your help if I am unable to search anything. :-) Again repeating thing I said earlier. Is it a crime to say my guru is Guru Granth Sahb Ji Maharaj? I never mentioned Dasam Bani in any of my posts. Have some people on this forum sworn that they have to force someone to say something about Dasam Bani? Such a dictatorship. I feel majority of panth has adopted the behaviour of pre-copernicus era Christianity.
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    VAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA, VAHEGURU JI KI FATEH Please read this: http://www.sikhs.org/nosymbol.htm
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    Who told you the first 5 Gurus did not keep shastar? 1st guru carried Sri sahib, spear etc.
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    No one is saying A Mortal Is Greater Than the Guru. Nor anything else of the Sort. My point is. Sant Jarnail Singh Ji was a Sant. Just look at how much Kamai They Have. So their Word is Obviously going to carry more weight than just a random parcharak that is already known for wrong views.
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    A person with some intellectual knowledge and who has understood sikhi would listen to NOBODY/NO MORTAL but Guru, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji as nothing can match guru sahib. Is anybody or anything bigger than guru ji? If any literature contradicts guru granth sahb ji then it is wrong because from guru nanak dev ji to guru gobind singh ji, it is 1 jot and same gyan, a complete gyan doesn't contradict itself. The kasvati is guru granth sahib ji, the sampooran guru.
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    Use the rational side of your mind for just 1 second here. You blabber whole day as to how some people have created disunity in the panth. Didn't guru sahb creat a disunity here? Think for a second, why would guru sahb create a separate maryada. This would be straightforward disuniting Sikhs as one would say do 'this' other would say 'that'. Guru sahb is sampooran (complete, perfect), he can never do such a thing. Please don't put the enlightened gyan of 11 jots of guru nanak dev ji in a question with what suits you or your preferences.
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    By creating this list, are you doing any good to the panth or uniting it? Do you call this awareness? Human intelligence is absolutely overrated. Any historical proof that there was actually a maryada like that?
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    http://sikhsiyasat.net/2015/05/11/bangkok-sikh-adopts-100-families-of-suicide-victims-in-punjab/ Another good charitable cause where Sikhs need to help Sikhs.
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    Haven't seen a good orator like him in a while who speaks substance.
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    This would have been condemned by Guru Sahib as pure "Bipren ki Reet". What better way by Badal to negate Guru Sahib's true message in Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj than this pakhand which is simply a way to entrap Sikhs within pakhandi murti puja ideologies like Hinduism and Islam. Guru Sahib wanted us to link with their Shabad Bani not artefacts of dubious historical standing. Weapons from the historic Sikh armies should very well be in local museum to encourage tourism and economic development in east Punjab (without the need for deliberately linking them with Guru Sahib). Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj and Gurmat is their greatest most meaningful gift to Sikhs. But to mimic the Muslims Hazrat Bal nonsense in direct opposition to Gurmat is utterly wrong and shows how desperate Badal is to de-link the Sikh Panth from what Sikhi actually stands for (Sarbat da Bhala) and shift the innocent Sangat towards pakhandi murti puja that the Christians, Hindu's and Muslims are already leading in. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc9hg-4Vaf0
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    The second link is not posted by a bloke like me, the site is the council of ex muslims, in fact judging by the name the poster may well be a female apostate and not a bloke at all. Nearly everyone on that site was a Muslim and is now an apostate. They were once enveloped in the religion and have now risked life and limb by leaving. They risk violence and complete disownment from their families for making this decision, in the UK in 2015 for God's sake. As ex muslims they give an insiders view as to what belonging to that religion is really like and it is ex muslims who are discussing the research. So you can't really say some bloke down the pub can you as they probably don't go down the pub or maybe some do now. The point I am making is that it is ex muslims who agree with this research. You should try reading more of that website and some of the threads that are started by ex muslims regarding the religion they have left, it's really quite shocking in places. But I guess it's only really politically correct to criticise Islam if you were once a muslim yourself.
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    http://10news.dk/?p=855 http://www.councilofexmuslims.com/index.php?topic=28037.msg818645;topicseen#new
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    What a strange post. Of all the things, the eyebrows is all you saw? Well, guess what buddy? I know of a few Amritdhari girls who have very thin eyebrows, and are shaped like they have been trimmed, but they have not been (and I know that for a fact). They just genetically have thin eyebrows. Your post reeks of paranoia. Don't lose sleep over this picture because the eyebrows don't live up to your standards. Appreciate the art, or just keep it to yourself.
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    This is a good charity to support that badly needs funds .http://www.ensaaf.org/ Sikhs need to think about their own causes more carefully and not get pulled along by the media wave.
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    New Youtube channel where kirtan will be uploaded. Just wanted to get the word out so more people get to hear amazing kirtan. There are only a few kirtan channels on youtube that upload multiple times a week so I wanted to add another. Will post mostly AKJ style kirtan of all different kirtanis around the world. Might post kavishri or dhadhi vaaran. Subscribe and share. Videos will be uploaded multiple times a week. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuzAZT8ViP0Cq_JFN1wqjdA
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    This one is by my better half.
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    Subconscious western ideals of female sexuality?? You have quite the attentive eye bro. I saw determination, did not even see eyebrows. Are you sure they are not your own “western” subconscious ideals? You have some point somewhere in there and I commend you for going beyond superficial and being honest. But dig a layer deeper yet and you'll find another layer of honesty. One that is to be applied to appreciation and communication when someone is brave enough to share their art. Cmon bro. I toss it your way cause it appears you're way smarter than most and I’m giving the artist some support for his/her obvious skills. Apart from this, you do have a point. And “western sexuality” is some loaded words. I would not call it "western". That is just reverse orientalism. That’s not something that would not come from sikhs, but from a hindu fundamentalist who wants to blow up teddy bears on valentines. What did you want him to do, highlight indian ideals of chest hugging suits rather than eyebrows? Somehow they are modest if brown women wear them? Lets just respect the dignity and power of eastern and western the same. I know you meant it in a very different manner but to conjure the words “western sexuality” in reference to a woman as a slight is not a great choice when Indian men including majority of punjabis are self stimulated delusional b****ds in heat when it comes to their minds and the concept of “western sexuality”. Maybe I need to dig a layer deeper with my honesty, but I’ll take my chances. No different than you Jagsaw, which is why I admire your edge. So bro please be more western and eastern, and kinder to artists, but continue to keep us honest and awake with your valid points.
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    Suppose I better do a Singh warrior :cool2:
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    I'm off to buy a packet of pork scratchings and a tin of Carlsberg. Who's with me? ?
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    VAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA, VAHEGURU JI KI FATEH "He permitted his followers to drink liquor and eat pork. However, he forbade them beef in deference to the Hindus."
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    No mention of the persecution metered out by followers of the prophet towards Sikhs. The usual Islam is the victim narrative, no surprises there.
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    religion has something to do with it because the majority of crime commited in the ethnic minority is that by Muslims. In fact 1/3 of jail population is muslim
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    Do you know what a metaphor is? Have you ever written poetry? Do you know how poetry works? Yes call me an athiest or missionary or whatever. I really don't care. Gurbani is different for all of us. We all have different experiences in life, we all come from different places. Bani is supposed to make you think, you are supposed to vichaar it. Read the Mundavani shabad. "Within this plate, there are three things, sat (truth), santokh (contentment) and vichaaro (contemplation). What is the plate? Well, its a metaphor! A metaphor for the Guru Granth Sahib. The Guru is not literally a thaal, it isn't a plate. Within Guru Granth Sahib you can find those three things. You will find truth, that will give you santokh. But there is also contemplation, to meditate upon the message of bani. The bani in Guru Granth Sahib is not merely something you parrot. You think about it, you contemplate its message, you apply it to your life. When Guru Granth Sahib talks about stones floating, it is using a metaphor. An image is created in your mind of even stones, with all that weight, floating and crossing over. People often think that if they do bad things and they have never gone to the Guru, that they will only sink. But that image is showing you that even stones will be saved by this bani. True, Waheguru can also make stones float if that is the hukam. But it is using a metaphor to convey a message to the reader. I'm sure you listen to katha. The person doing the katha gives their own interpretation! Go read the teekas of Guru Granth Sahib, read the different translations. Prof. Sahib Singh, the fareedkot teeka, all of them have different interpretations! This is all good, these people have their own interpreations. But the only way you can ever know Guru Nanak Dev Ji, is to go meet him yourself. To read that bani, to contemplate it within your mind. Gurbani means something different to different people. We are on our own unique journey to the Guru. My interpreation or understanding will never be perfect! But thats fine, this is a lifelong journey, a relationship you build up. Why do we read nitnem everyday? Because there is a new lesson we can learn from bani everyday. I am not a perfect person and I am not a perfect Sikh, so of course my interpreations can't do justice to bani. Waheguru will give you the interpretation you are suposed to recieve. Some people will read bani literally and gain nothing, some people will see metaphors and understand the treasure of bani. This is all down to who Waheguru does kirpa on. If Waheguru wants to save that stinking stone, Waheguru will save that sinking stone.
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    We are receiving great response international this year. Do consider attending this Canada's most premier camp experience! Listen to Sandeep Singh and Ranjit Singh below respectively on their reasons for you to attend this years Camp!

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