Showing posts with label Sikh. Show all posts
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Sunday, 27 May 2018

The Order of Saint-Soldiers

Apparently, (I learnt this from Jordan Peterson the other day - he's like The White Man's Malcolm X) - it's a mistranslation in the New Testament :

It's not "Blesséd are The Meek" - it's :

"Blesséd are the arms-bearers who keep their swords sheathed in spite of provocation."

Or "Blesséd are The Sikh."

"In 1675, Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Guru of the Sikhs was executed by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb for saving the religious rights of Hindus. In 1699, his son and the tenth Guru, Gobind Singh sent hukmanamas (letters of authority) to his followers throughout the Indian sub-continent, asking them to gather at Anandpur Sahib on 30 March 1699, the day of Vaisakhi (the annual harvest festival).

Guru Gobind Singh addressed the congregation from the entryway of a tent pitched on a hill (now called Kesgarh Sahib). He drew his sword and asked for a volunteer who was willing to sacrifice his head. 

No one answered his first call, nor the second call, but on the third invitation, a person called Daya Ram (later known as Bhai Daya Singh) came forward and offered his head to the Guru. Guru Gobind Singh took the volunteer inside the tent, and emerged shortly, with blood dripping from his sword. 

He then demanded another head. One more volunteer came forward, and entered the tent with him. The Guru again emerged with blood on his sword. This happened three more times. 

Then the five volunteers came out of the tent unharmed. These five, who were willing to sacrifice their lives for their Guru, were called Panj Piare (“the five beloved ones”)

These five volunteers were : Daya Ram (Bhai Daya Singh), Dharam Das (Bhai Dharam Singh), Himmat Rai (Bhai Himmat Singh), Mohkam Chand (Bhai Mohkam Singh), and Sahib Chand (Bhai Sahib Singh).

Guru Gobind Singh then took an iron bowl and poured some water in it. Sahib Devan (later Mata Sahib Kaur) added some sugar crystals to the water, and the Guru stirred this mixture with a double-edged sword whilst reciting the Five Banis. 

The resultant solution is called as Khandey di Pahul” (ceremony of the double-edged sword) or commonly known asamrit” (nectar of immortality)

These actions allude to the nature expected of the inductees to the Khalsa: 

That they must have the will and the strength to fight oppression (symbolised by the sword), but must always remember that their actions are born from protection and not hatred (symbolised by the sweetness of the sugar).

Each of the Panj Piares were given five handfuls of the Amrit to drink, and had amrit sprinkled in their eyes five times.

Each time, they repeated the phrase “Waheguru Ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji ki Phateh” (“The Khalsa belongs to Waheguru (the wondrous teacher), the victory belongs to Waheguru (the wondrous teacher)”).

Guru Gobind Singh gave them the title (analogous to “Knight” or “Sir” in English culture) of “Singh” (meaning “Lion”). Similarly, for female the title of “Kaur” (meaning “Princess”). It is noted that about twenty thousand men and woman took this baptism of steel on the first day.

The Majority of Sikhs nowadays carry this title without taking the oath of double-edged sword.

Guru Gobind Singh is the “Father” of the Khalsa and Mata Sahib Kaur is the “Mother”. One important outcome of joining the Khalsa is the abolition of one’s previous caste, nation, race, rituals, customs, religion, clan, Karma. The new member is the citizen of Anandpur Sahib and their birthplace is the Keshgarh Sahib.
The Khalsa is led by Panj Pyare or the five-beloved. At the Battle of Chamkaur, the Khalsa led by Panj Pyare passed on an order/command to the Guru Gobind Singh to escape from Chamkaur. The Guru had to obey it, because at that point of time, and as proclaimed by the Guru on 30 March 1699 about his absorption into the Khalsa and declaring the five-beloved being equal to him, the Guru was a Singh of the Khalsa.