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  1. Banda Singh ji was definitely a mahapurakh. There are historical records of Mughals being frightened by his power to cause thunderstorms. The ability to effect the weather in this way is a result of heightened spiritual awareness. And we know that he was already a Guru and commanded quite a following in Madhya Pradesh, prior to meeting Guru Gobind Singh ji. So his followers knew he was enlightened, his enemies knew he was enlightened. We know he was not attached to wealth as he gave all that away after attaining power in North India. We also know that he was from the Bairagi order, an Order of Saints who believe in total detachment from material things and power. Bhagat Ramanand ji and his sikhs, Kabir ji, Ravidas ji, etc are from that Order of Saints. So it would not be a surprise if Guru Gobind Singh ji selected him to lead the Khalsa due to these qualities. His submission and humility during their meeting probably impressed Guru ji as well. It is the same reason why Guru Nanak Dev ji selected Bhai Lehna ji as the next Guru. (Bhai Lehna ji was also a Guru prior to his meeting with Guru ji.) So it is not surprising to me that some groups of Sikhs back then started considering Banda Singh ji as the next Guru, as Banda Singh ji's own following was combined with that of Guru ji. But he was never given the official Gurgaddi by Guruji. So that whole aspect of our history is a bit messy, where some Sikhs considered him a guru and others did not. Their conflict was strong enough to the point where some of them abandoned Banda Singh ji, at a critical point, which then lead to his martyrdom. The story of goat slaughter is probably arising from that tension between the two groups of Sikhs. I personally can't imagine Guru sahib slaughtering goats in a Sadhu's kutiya but God only knows.
  2. “She is the most beautiful among women who loves the Guru and wears this jewel on her forehead.” – Guru Nanak Dev ji (Guru Granth Sahib, 54) Get Prints here - http://www.sikhiart.com/product/mai-bhago-ji-second-edition/ Artist's Notes Mai Bhago ji, Mother Bhago, sought after Guru Gobind Singh ji’s blessings to have a son. But while travelling to Guru ji, she was distressed to hear that a group of 40 Singhs had deserted him during the Battle of Anandpur. She rode to their gathering, made them realize their mistake and then set off along with them to find Guru Sahib, who was still being followed by the Mughals. They reached Khidrana, where a battle took place between the two armies. In this battle, those 40 Singhs were all slain, Guru Sahib forgave them and they came to be known as the Chali Muktay, the liberated ones, and Khidrana came to be known as Muktsar. Tragically, Mai Bhago ji’s husband and brothers were killed in this battle and so she dedicated her life to meditation and attained liberation. After attaining liberation, Mata ji became detached from the physical world and its customs and traditions. She started to live her life free of all attachment to objects and any desire to do anything. Kavi Santokh Singh ji explains that her spiritual state reached a point where she became even detached from basic things such as wearing of clothes. This is when Guru Gobind Singh ji intervened and suggested to Mata ji that in order to preserve the honour of her family, she should cover her head and wrap herself with a shawl. Mata ji obeyed Guru Sahib and continued to meditate on God until her last breath. The Daughter turned Wife turned Warrior turned Saint, Mai Bhago ji’s story is very inspirational to those who are on the Path of the Saints. For me Mai Bhago ji has been a constant inspiration to take action, to take charge, and make things happen. When I heard about the latter part of her life, she then also became an immense inspiration for me to meditate and to cultivate strong states of detachment.
  3. You gotta stop getting your facts from potatoes. Read the Ramayan - http://valmikiramayan.net/ Spoilers below - It was a very emotional scene. After rescuing Sita, Ram ji realizes that if he takes her back to Ayodhya, then these actions of the King would be seen as scandalous by his people and they would be outraged. Not only that this would also lead to moral corruption and degradation. So Ram ji puts everyone else before himself and tells Sita ji that she can go where she wants. He even says that she can marry any of his younger brothers or Sugreev or Vibhishan, and live a comfortable life. From Valmiki ji's words you can tell Ram Chandra ji is saying it with a heavy heart. Sita ji is very attached to her husband and sees him as Akal Purakh sahib, so she is torn by these words. She tells him that she is only devoted to him and then asks Lakshman to create a pyre and throws herself on it. This is the saddest moment in Ramayan. Imagine you spend all this time gathering an army and search parties. You find out where your wife is imprisoned, and you defeat the greatest armies and the strongest generals and the strongest man alive, Ravan, all to free a woman you love dearly. But due to the greater cause of Dharma, the betterment of the collective, you have to take the right action and sacrifice your love and tell her that you two can't be together. And your wife, is also devastated, she spent all this time away from you, longing for you, and when she finally meets you and finds herself in the happiest moment, then she has to separate from you. So it's a super sad moment, where Akal Purakh sahib has to uphold Dharma and in order to do this, he must let her go. but after she goes in the fire, all the Gods arrive on the scene. And one by one they all remind Ram Chandra ji that he is Akal Purakh sahib, that he is the Creator of everything, of all of life, that he is the one who set up this play. He is the doer of everything. After they praise Ram Chandra ji a bit more, the Fire brings Sita ji to him and tells him that she is pure. Ram Chandra ji takes her into his arms and they return to Ayodhya. The end. That's the story. Dude vegetables are not a good source of facts. Spoilers - Krishan ji won against Kharag Singh, and Kharag Singh recognized that he was fighting Akal Purakh sahib and bowed to him. You are close. When you take the stories of every being, every human on earth and you extract from that the Essence of all the stories, that is Ramayan, that is story of Akal Purakh Sahib. This is why I said earlier- " The old stories of Krishan ji, may seem insignificant to many here. Some would even say that they are make-believe fairy tales. But when you read these stories with this distinction in mind, that this is a characteristic representation of Akal Purakh sahib, then you will see you will see the deeper meanings present therein. You will see that the stories are referring to the various states and activities of our mind. And then when you make that connection between the stories and your mind, you will then separate the wheat from the chaff and obtain real gyan from the stories. " The stories of Akal Purakh sahib play out in our everyday life. And through them we can fine tune our moral compass. That's why they are stories of Akal Purakh sahib! He resides in us and when Saints recognize the Essence within and write its stories, they invariably end up applying to us as well. This is how Mahapurakhs like Valmiki ji imparted practical knowledge of Akal Purakh sahib to us, and in doing this he imparted the moral wisdom of how to live in this world.
  4. Now this type of out of the box thinking, is a lesson that we can apply to our daily lives.
  5. I am a huge Contra fan especially Super C, and I always wanted to create such a game with a Singh as the main hero. I am also a huge Halo fan especially the first one. So you'll see those influences in this game.
  6. Well Akal Purakh sahib exists so the avtaars also exist. They have no existence that is separate from Akal Purakh sahib, since they are characters of Akal Purakh sahib and their stories are stories of Akal Purakh sahib. Now when we say they are stories. We don't mean stories in the regular sense of the word story. 1. These stories are Divine Narratives, because they convey to us the nature of Akal Purakh sahib. And 2. These stories directly connect us to Akal Purakh sahib. To listen to the stories is Bhagti because you will feel emotional connection to Akal Purakh sahib through them. So about Krishan ji - Krishan ji is referring to the Jyoti nature of Akal Purakh Sahib, what in English we would call Consciousness. This is why Guru Nanak Dev ji says in Asa Di Waar - The One Krishna is the God of Gods and the God of Consciousness; The Inner Consciousness of a Being, is Krishna, if anyone recognizes this secret. (meaning work towards recognizing this secret in yourself) The Bhatts (below) say that it is that Jyoti nature of Akal Purakh sahib that has come down as Vaman ji, Ram ji, Krishan ji, and then as Guru Nanak Dev ji. indeed. The way Jesus is known as the Living God in Christianity. (In my view, Jesus Christ is also Akal Purakh Sahib.) Why must the One God become Living God? This is because the Abstract Absolute provides no practical guidance. Saying that God is omniscient or formless or anything like that does not tell me anything about how to conduct my life in the day to day grind. So the Abstract Absolute must unite with the Human Body in order to impart valuable lessons to humanity. This is why Akal Purakh sahib is known as NarHari, Man-God, in Guru Granth Sahib. Narhari is the merging of the Abstract with the Concrete into a single Being as Narsingh Narayan, as Krishna Murari, as Jesus Christ, as Guru Nanak. When the Abstract merges with the Concrete, it completes our understanding of Akal Purakh sahib. I respect your opinion however this is wrong from the perspective of Gurmati. ਸਤਜੁਗਿ ਤੈ ਮਾਣਿਓ ਛਲਿਓ ਬਲਿ ਬਾਵਨ ਭਾਇਓ ॥ In Satyug, You enjoyed deceiving and liberating King Bali in the Vaman avtar. ਤ੍ਰੇਤੈ ਤੈ ਮਾਣਿਓ ਰਾਮੁ ਰਘੁਵੰਸੁ ਕਹਾਇਓ ॥ In Treta, You loved being called King Ram, of the Raghu Dynasty. ਦੁਆਪੁਰਿ ਕ੍ਰਿਸਨ ਮੁਰਾਰਿ ਕੰਸੁ ਕਿਰਤਾਰਥੁ ਕੀਓ ॥ In Dwapar, You, Krishan Murari, killed Kans and saved everyone. ਉਗ੍ਰਸੈਣ ਕਉ ਰਾਜੁ ਅਭੈ ਭਗਤਹ ਜਨ ਦੀਓ ॥ You granted Kingship to Ugrasain and elevated your devotees. ਕਲਿਜੁਗਿ ਪ੍ਰਮਾਣੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਗੁਰੁ ਅੰਗਦੁ ਅਮਰੁ ਕਹਾਇਓ ॥ In Kaliyug, You came as Guru Nanak Dev, Guru Angad Dev and Guru Amar Das. ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਰਾਜੁ ਅਬਿਚਲੁ ਅਟਲੁ ਆਦਿ ਪੁਰਖਿ ਫੁਰਮਾਇਓ ॥੭॥ The rule of Guru Sahibs is unchanging, unmovable, by the very command of the Primal Being.
  7. When the entire list who is being criticized is famous. You can be sure, it is the famous Bhagat Ramanand ji who is being talkd about. Lol you talk as if gurmat, vaishnav and bairagi are mutually exclusive. If that is the case, then you are quite mistaken.
  8. Singh you are right. Sikh is a generic word that existed prior to "sikhs". There are a lot of sikhs around the world whom we wouldn't call "sikhs" but they are. They don't follow Guru Nanak's lineage. They might follow other Gurus. The Guru-Sikh relationship is older than "Sikhism" and older than Guru Nanak. Ramanuja, Adi Shankar, etc these are all Gurus. Bhagat Ramanand who lived prior to Guru Nanak was also a Guru. Guru Ramanand's sikhs included Bhagat Kabir, Bhagat Ravidas, Bhai Sain, etc. And Bhagat Kabir is the Guru of Kabir-panthi and Bhagat Ravidas is the Guru of Ravidasia. So I would argue Jesus was more of a Guru. And Christians are his sikhs. The word "Christian" is like the word "Nanak-Panthi" that sikhs of Guru Nanak lineage used for themselves.
  9. Bhagat Ramanand ji is the only famous Bairagi known in India. Suggesting that these are two different people is a mistake. Even the translator knows this is the same person - he calls him ਰਾਮਾਨੰਦ ਜੀ
  10. DeathFearsKhalsa this is a good question about - "ਸ੍ਰੀ ਮੁਖਵਾਕ ਪਾਤਿਸਾਹੀ ੧੦ ॥" "Shri Mukhvaak Patshahi 10" Who is writing this? "Shri Mukhvaak Patshahi " Would Guru Sahib write this about himself? Especially puzzling when we look at some birs of Guru Granth Sahib where it is written simply as "Mehla 10" I want add to that - "ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫ਼ਤਹ ॥" The word 'satgur' and 'waheguru' never appear anywhere in the body of any of the texts. Why is this? Looking for more info to make sense of these things. PS I read the response by AjrawatSingh. It's a good attempt at making connections however I don't find it satisfactory. Patshah and Mehla are not being used in the same way at all. Patshah is being used entirely as a metaphor whereas Mehel is literally the body that is the mehel of Nirankar (not a metaphor).
  11. 100% get your organs checked by specialists 100%. It could just be illness. You could just be getting sick. So you want to make sure that is taken care of becuase sickness may become an obstacle on the path. Once you are 100% sure it's not illness... Know that when one attains high avastha, one also attains mukti there and then, if you know what I mean. They may only stay on earth for a specfic task otherwise they leave. The body shuts down and the spirit departs. So if it's not illness just raise your avastha as high as possible. Good luck on your journey.(and goodbye if you get to the point of no return)
  12. Thanks Koi. Here's the link to the related article on Sikhnet: http://www.sikhnet.com/news/tribute-bhai-gurbaksh-singh
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