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  1. Many people say that we have 11 or 12 Gurus. After thinking about it, these are the different forms of Guru Sahib that I could remember: Guru Nanak Dev Ji Guru Angad Dev Ji Guru Amar Das Ji Guru Ram Das Ji Guru Arjan Dev Ji Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji Guru Har Krishan Sahib Ji Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji Guru Gobind Singh Ji Guru Granth Sahib Ji Panj Pyare Guru Panth Khalsa If we look at the number it's 13, or Teraa (yours)!
  2. Were the Gurus above normal human beings? Ie if they were they would not succumb to illness like normal humans do. It has been stated that certain Gurus performed miracles and cured diseases. But why could Guru Har Krishan not cure his own small pox from which passed away from? If Gurus could perform acts of miracles then why did they did not do this to themselves when they were unwell.
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    SSA Ji, I was wondering if anyone could draw a comparison or explain this to me. I am unfamiliar with Islam but I have a close friend who is Muslim and knows very little about Sikhi. I was describing to him about the Gurus, and he asked if they could be comparable to their "Prophet." As far as I understand, the "Prophet" was just a messenger of God. But I am unsure if the 10 Gurus can be compared to a messenger. I know Guru Gobind Singh Ji said do not pray to him as he was not God, and to pray only to the Guru Granth Sahib Ji. So can we call the Guru Jis messengers of God? Sorry for any confusion and I do not mean any disrespect by drawing this comparison, I simply am trying to convey an understanding of how we view our Guru Jis to a friend with little understanding of our history. Thank you in advance.
  4. VJK VJKF, How do you see all 10 Gurus as one ? How is Guru Gobind singh Guru Nanak, and Guru Nanak Guru gobind singh ?
  5. I asked same question to some gursikh and he said "Gurbaani was heard by our gurus and bhagats in a deep meditative state, and then they wrote it down" Is it true ?
  6. I think all the Guru's (1-9) were born in Punjab and their first language was Punjabi. Is this true for Guru Gobind Singh who was born in Patna? Did the Gurus speak with Sikhs from different plAces in their own language or mainly Punjabi?
  7. I recently read a debate regarding the so-called status of Bhagat Ravidass as the Guru of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. This is sheer fallacy in light of certain facts which I have incorporated into this article. http://tisarpanth.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/the-elephant-in-room-i.html?view=magazine I don't believe that the Bhagats actually met the Gurus, or all of the Bhagats met the Gurus. I base my assertion on the fact that no substantive chronology of any Bhagat can be established. Other than that, each to his own but Sikhs would do well to remember that the claim, 'all the writings of the Bhagats are in the AGGS,' is extremely exacerbated. There are certain hymns of Bhagat Ravidass, seeing the debate, which are not housed in the AGGS due to their pantheistic content.
  8. Hello. Up until now I've been a passive Punjabi/Sikh and not really understood much about the religion and to be honest, been quite agnostic becauses of my Scientific education. Lately, however, I have made friends who took me to Sikh camp, and it got me really interested in my religion and God. I want to learn more because I think it's fascinating. Someone at Sikh camp said the Gurus were very powerful and there is still evidence of their power. Can anyone here relate any stories or examples that demonstrate the Guru's power? Thanks!
  9. In this world when the downfall in religion sets in, when vis-a-vis human values, aggression, force, bigotry, political injustice, social hatred, pride and madness amidst abundance of money enter society or the political atmosphere, then, the king becomes a butcher; nothing worth the name of religion remains in his rule. The Master, the king of kings, proclaims thus - The Age of Machines has become a cutter, And the kings have become butchers. Righteousness has taken wings and fled. In the pitch dark night of falsehood, It is not possible to see Where the moon of truth risen be. As oppression increases, the pitch darkness of ignorance obscures everything, man descends to the level of beasts; the power in the mind of man to know truth from falsehood, righteousness from unrighteousness, justice from injustice gets lost in the darkness of ignorance. The pain of this condition of the world reaches the Master of billions of universes. Then from His own Primal Being, he sends His very self in the universes upon universes, which assuming a human body is meant to destroy this ignorance and oppression. If the disease grows and spreads in the body of the society, an able doctor considers it necessary that those parts which have become infected, must be cut off. Amputations on account of cancer are common, as we know. Similarly when the light lighting up the world gets obscured, then, spiritual masters, teachers, incarnations of God (i.e. God inflesh and blood as Jesus is considered to be), prophets, great holy men, under the inspiration of God, in complete obedience to His will, adopt a number of methods to guide society and the powers that be. At some places they have to be brought back to their senses by using mental powers; at others, the lives of the manmukhs (those turned away from God and the Guru) enveloped in the incurable darkness have to be finished by the use of arms; at others, by giving a message of love and affection as a Guru, the darkness is ended from inside their minds. Thus as is the need so is the personality God continues to send in the world in the form of a Guru, or an incarnation or a prophet. The Tenth Guru (Guru Gobind Singh Ji) while telling us about his appearance in this world has said that God assigned him a special mission and ordered him to create a society based on the religion whose path is pure through and through, whose path is untouched by superstition and unaffected by the outer garbs, a path which is free from hatred, heart burning, enmity, hostility, lust, anger, attachment, ego, ill-will and calumny. Guru, the king of kings, enlightening us, says that in accordance with the will of the Timeless One, it was proclaimed that I, giving you the status of my son, send you for the fulfillment of a special mission. In India the pain of injustice and oppression is on the increase for upwards of seven to eight hundred years; cruel rulers who come to attack and conquer India are crushing underfoot men and women of India. Neither is Indian woman shown any respect nor does Indian man get a breathing space. Pulling down their places of worship, lacs of hearts are broken. All this is done in the name of religion. In the name of religion sin is termed as purity. Stuck up in this thick darkness, people have become lifeless, they have no courage left in them. They have gone so low in this atmosphere of fear that they have forgotten their sense of pride. Said God, the Primal Lord, that I am sending you in the world so that you may start the path of truth and remove the blind thinking mixed up with righteousness. Oppression has even ended the power to know what is wisdom and what is unwisdom. Adopting unwisdom, man is suffering. Guru, the king of kings, requests, “O God, I’ve looked very carefully, the whole world is burning. Heavy darkness has spread and this path which is called the spiritual path, can make progress if You, God Almighty place your strengthening and pure hand on my back. In his own words, it reads - “I declare thee my son. I have made you preach the Path (Pure). Wheresoever you start your religion, Check the people from going astray. Folding my hands I spoke with my head bowed ; The Panth (The path pure) will endure in the world, When you lend a helping hand.”
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