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The Saint-Soldier: Documentary on Bhai Maharaj Singh of Bhai Daya Singh Sampardaya (first Sikh in Singapore albeit as a captive of the british)


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15 minutes ago, intrigued said:

I know he's said some other controversial stuff but he always takes it with a grain of salt. An example of this would be of the article he wrote on what happened after the joti jot of Dasam Patshah but he says he's only heard from his father...

I think he was a savant, and I really admire and respect his kosh, but he wasn't our Guru ji, but human just like us, and thus susceptible to weaknesses and mistakes, like humans are. How was he not going to get influenced by those who were controlling Panjab and what they were pushing to some degree? Plus he must have been influenced by the new protestant education system that was being pushed, and even by his mate Macauliffe. It isn't really controversial when you look at it that way. I mean the Chandhi thing had lots of 'knickers in a twist' too. It was people trying to hammer Sikhi into some abrahamic mold because the anglos put doubt and complexes in their heads. Plus divide and rule tactics. 

Be nice if you could dig up and share what he said his father told him (as you alluded to above) sometime btw. 

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2 minutes ago, dallysingh101 said:

Be nice if you could dig up and share what he said he's father told him (as you alluded to above) sometime btw. 

I think he wrote an article in one of the early Sikh newspapers that alluded to Guru Gobind Singh Ji escaping Abchal Nagar. I don't know if the article is still anywhere. Dr. Ganda Singh talks about it in his book along with other theories - https://archive.org/details/GuruGobindSinghsDeathAtNanded-AnExaminationOfSuccessionTheories-Dr.GandaSingh

Great read

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Bhai kahn singh nabha eventually agreed it was dasam pita ki rachana but proposed the private reading of more controversial banis instead of public bichar; which I dont necessarily agree with 

I think he was anti raagmala as well though 

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2 minutes ago, intrigued said:

I think he wrote an article in one of the early Sikh newspapers that alluded to Guru Gobind Singh Ji escaping Abchal Nagar. I don't know if the article is still anywhere. Dr. Ganda Singh talks about it in his book along with other theories - https://archive.org/details/GuruGobindSinghsDeathAtNanded-AnExaminationOfSuccessionTheories-Dr.GandaSingh

Great read

Read this many years ago, might revisit it. As far as I recall, a big part of this was to refute Kooka assertions that Guru ji went underground after leaving Hazur Sahib. 

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17 minutes ago, dallysingh101 said:

I think this is actually a contemporary painting of Bhai Bir Singh Naraungabad (Bhai Maharaj Singh ji's mentor) at one of the langars they held. 

 

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Baba Bir Singh's Shaheedi anniversary was around last week

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9 minutes ago, intrigued said:

Baba Bir Singh's Shaheedi anniversary was around last week

I'm only getting my head around the events surrounding this. It's tragic. I think Baba Bir Singh was hit by a canon when darbar troops shelled the dera.... 

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and yet the descendants of those dogras enjoy and wield political influence 70 years after "independence" and hari singh losing his jammu kingdom 

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