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Part-III

44. Message of the six guruís (Part-9)

Guru Arjan Dev ji Continue..... 

Guru ji in his short span of life did an immense favor to humanity by compiling the Adi Granth. He pulled people out of doubtful living and fake rituals, and showed them the true way of life. As Guru Ram Das ji commands on page 314 :

Falsehood does not mix with the Truth; O people, check it out and see.

And on page 646 :

Those who are permeated by falsehood, do not love the Truth. If someone speaks the Truth, falsehood is burnt away.  

To say the truth, to hear the truth and to practice the truth is extremely hard, especially for politicians because for them the real danger is from a true person and not from the enemy or the enemies troops. The person who is in power finds it difficult to listen to the truth and tolerate it. So these politicians or powerful people always try to suppress the truth. The increasing publicity of truth on a daily basis was not liked by Jahangir(Muslim King). He felt that this awareness about truth could become a danger for his throne. He built up a set of alleged offences and ordered Guru ji tried under Yasa punishments. Chandu and Murtaza Khan tortured Guru ji in many different ways and finally martyred him.

The Great Guru before courting arrest at Amritsar had handed over Guruship to Sri Guru Hargobind Singh Ji through Baba Buddha ji and directed clearly,Ē Son ! this body is to depart, there is no doubt about it. Evil forces are ready to swallow humanity. The house of Guru Nanak Dev ji is here to protect freedom, love and self-respect. If the oppressors donít understand the language of peace, then the language of the sword ( language of sword) should be used to put them on the right path. Guru Sri Hargobind Singh ji strictly obeying the order wore two swords of Miri ( Spiritual) and Piri (temporal authority). Thus the tradition of Shastardhari(keeping arms) was instituted to banish oppression. Bhai Gurdas ji writes about this in his vaar 1 pauri 48 : 

(From Guru Nanak to Guru Arjun Dev) Five pirs who drank from the five cups (of truth, contentment, compassion, dharama, discerning wisdom), and now the sixth great pir is holding the Guruship. Arjun (Dev) transformed himself into Harigobind and sat majestically.

Bhai Balwand Ji has stated that the light of Guru Arjun Dev ji is the personification of Guru Nanak Dev ji. The enlightenment of Knowledge about Guru Nanak Dev Jiís teachings had been spread by Bhai Balwand ji from morning till evening in all four directions. As mentioned in ramkali ki vaar on page 968 :

Guru Arjun sits on the throne; the royal canopy waves over the True Guru. From east to west, He illuminates the four directions

Bhatt Mathra ji compared Guru Arjun Dev Ji Ďs personality with a Ship. As mentioned on page 1408 :

In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, Guru Arjun is the Ship; attached to him, the entire universe is safely carried across.  

And on page 1408 :

O Mathuraa, consider this essential truth: to save the world, the Lord incarnated Himself. Whoever meditates on Guru Arjun Dayv, shall not have to pass through the painful womb of reincarnation ever again.

While in the transparent vision of Bhatts, Guru Arjun Dev ji is like a ship for the human beings to cross the horrible ocean of life in this age of darkness. At the same time by reciting the name of Guru Arjun Dev ji , a person can get liberation from the cycle of birth and death because there is not even a little bit difference between Guru Arjun Dev ji and God. Bhatt Mathura ji states on page 1409 :

He is totally pervading the earth, the sky and the nine regions of the planet. He is the Embodiment of the Light of God. So speaks Mat'huraa: there is no difference between God and Guru; Guru Arjun is the Personification of the Lord Himself  

 

Main Teachings of Sri Guru Arjun Dev ji :

Everybody wants pleasure in this world. The Great Guru has clearly indicated that this pleasure can be attained only through naam recitation. Naam Simran not only relieves physical pains and illnesses but bestows family peace, mental well-being and bliss too. Even in the beginning of Sukhmani Sahib, on page 262 the great Guru Says :

Meditate, meditate, meditate in remembrance of Him, and find peace. Worry and anguish shall be dispelled from your body.  

And : 

Sukhmani : Peace of Mind, the Nectar of the Name of God. The minds of the devotees abide in a joyful peace. ||Pause||  

Naam recitation helps in this world and the next world. As on page 264 :

Where there is no mother, father, children, friends or siblings O my mind, there, only the Naam, the Name of the Lord, shall be with you as your help and support.  

In order to gain success in naam meditation a person should follow the path as mentioned on page 286 :

Time after time, again and again, meditate on God.  

While there is also a message to recite Godís name, as on page 517 :

That Lord and Master is my Anchor and Support; O Nanak, hold firm in your mind. Remembering Him in meditation, happiness comes, and all sorrows and pains simply vanish.  

One should have faith in Almighty God because relying on mortals is in vain and Great God is the giver to all. As on page 281 :

Reliance on mortals is in vain - know this well.  

The real cause of all illnesses is forgetting the Transcendent Lord. As mentioned on page 135 :

Forgetting the Transcendent Lord, all sorts of illnesses are contracted. Those who turn their backs on the Lord shall be separated from Him and consigned to reincarnation, over and over again.  

Wealthy is the man who recites His(Almighty) naam with every breath. As on page 250 :  

Those who gather Truth, and the riches of the Lord's Name, are rich and very fortunate.  

There is no difference between a man and an animal if a man does not recite naam and does not know the real object of life. As on page 251 :

Those who have come into the world without understanding are like animals and beasts.

A human beingís life journey in this world is successful only if he or she recites Godís naam. As mentioned on page 252 :

How fruitful is the coming into the world, of those whose tongues celebrate the Praises of the Name of the Lord, Har, Har.

Who is beautiful and handsome ? Only those who sit in the congregation and meditate on Naam. As on page 132 :

They alone are beautiful and attractive, who abide in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.

This human body has been given to you to meet the Lord of the Universe. As stated on page 12 :

This human body has been given to you. This is your chance to meet the Lord of the Universe

So leaving every sort of wisdom, tactics and tricks, the only job worth doing is the admiration of the Creator. As on page 43 :

O my mind, praise the Creator. Give up all your clever tricks, and fall at the Feet of the Guru.  

In this world neither the strong man nor is the wealthy great. Then who is great? They alone are great, who are lovingly attached to the Lord. As on page 188 :

Who is great by the greatness of Maya They alone are great, who are lovingly attached to the Lord.    

Always have pity and mercy on the poor and the needy. One who shows his anger on the poor and the helpless is punished in return by attracting the anger of God. As on page 199 :

The bearded emperor who struck down the poor, has been burnt in the fire by the Supreme Lord God.

   
41. Message of six guruís (Part-6) 42. Message of six guruís (Part-7)
43. Message of six guruís (Part-8) 44. Message of six guruís (Part-9)
45. Message of six guruís (Part-10) 46. Message of six guruís (Part-11)
47. Message 15 saints (Part-1) 48. Message 15 Saints (Part-2)
49. Message 15 saints (Part-3) 50. Message 15 saints (Part- 4)
51. Message 15 saints (Part-5) 52. Message 15 saints (Part-6)
53. Message 15 saints (Part-7) 54. Message 15 saints (Part-8)
55. Message 15 saints (Part-9) 56. Message 15 saints (Part-10)
57. Message 15 saints (Part-11) 58. Message 15 saints (Part-12)
59. Message 15 saints (Part-13) 60. Message 15 saints (Part-14)
   
 
 

 

 

 

GURUDWARA SHRI DATA BANDI CHHORH SAHIB, is situated in the Distt City Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh (Central India) It is situated on the hill top in the Fort Gwalior. After the news of Martyrdom of SHRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI at Lahore, Baba Budha ji announced SHRI HARGOBIND SAHIB JI as sixth GURU. SHRI GURU HARGOBIND SAHIB JI started raising the army of Saint Soldiers to fight against the cruelty.

GURU SAHIB raised the Lohgarh Fort at Amritsar (Now Known as GURUDWARA SHRI LOHGARH SAHIB). GURU SAHIB also used to provide quick and cheap justice to the people at Akal Takhat Sahib. This led a seriuos concern to Jahangir, who later summoned GURU SAHIB to Delhi. On this GURU SAHIB reached Delhi and the place where he stayed there for few days is called as GURUDWARA SHRI MAJNU KA TILLA SAHIB.

GURU SAHIB met Jahangir several times and were having good understanding with each other. Both of them came to Agra for hunting. GURU SAHIB saved Jahangir and killed Tiger (GURUDWARA SHRI SHER SHIKAR SAHIB, DHOLPUR Rajasthan is situated at this Place). Jahangir fell sick; he called Kazi's and Hakims to consult about his health. But Chandu bribed them and asked the kazi & hakim's to suggest Jahangir that his health will be improved if some holy person will pray for him at Gwalior Fort.

He made it sure that kazi/hakim's sugggest GURU SAHIB's name as a Holy person. Kazi/Hakim's did the same thing and suggested Jahangir to select GURU SAHIB for this task. Jahangir asked GURU SAHIB to stay at Gwalior Fort and pray for him. GURU SAHIB agreed to stay there and moved to Gwalior Fort. GURU SAHIB used to worship at a place called as Thada Sahib and he continued doing this for 2 years and 3 months. GURU SAHIB while staying at Thada Sahib also met 52 Rajput Rulers arrested by Jahangir. They all were tied to diffrent Pillars with chains and were leading miserable life. After daily prayer, GURU SAHIB used to meet the rulers and consoled them that when ever he (GURU SAHIB) will go from the fort he will take all the rulers along with him.

On the other side Jahangir was again sick and his health was declining day by day. Luckily during these days Sain Mian Mir ji was in Agra. Jahangir's wife met Sain ji and asked about Jahangirs health. Sain ji told her that they had taken a holy man to there custody if they will not release them then there whole empire will be distroyed. When Jahangir came to know about this thing he sent orders to release GURU SAHIB. But GURU SAHIB on other hand put a condition that he (GURU SAHIB) will only go from there if all the rulers will be released.

Again Jahangir was in confusion whether to realease all of them or not. So he sent a message that who so ever will hold GURU SAHIB's Palla can leave the fort. (The Rajputs never Hold any ones Palla). Also Jahangir was sure that it will be not possible to hold GURU SAHIB's palla for all the rulers, so only few will be released.

Next morning a miracal happened and all the 52 rulers came out of Fort holding GURU SAHIB's palla and were released; When all of them came out of Fort Gwalior while holding GURU SAHIB's Chola's. From that day onwards GURU SAHIB was also known as Data Bandi Chhorh Sahib.GURUDWARA SHRI DATA BANDI CHHORH SAHIB, is situated in the Distt City Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh (Central India) It is situated on the hill top in the Fort Gwalior. After the news of Martyrdom of SHRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI at Lahore, Baba Budha ji announced SHRI HARGOBIND SAHIB JI as sixth GURU.

SHRI GURU HARGOBIND SAHIB JI started raising the army of Saint Soldiers to fight against the cruelty. GURU SAHIB raised the Lohgarh Fort at Amritsar (Now Known as GURUDWARA SHRI LOHGARH SAHIB). GURU SAHIB also used to provide quick and cheap justice to the people at Akal Takhat Sahib. This led a seriuos concern to Jahangir, who later summoned GURU SAHIB to Delhi. On this GURU SAHIB reached Delhi and the place where he stayed there for few days is called as GURUDWARA SHRI MAJNU KA TILLA SAHIB.

GURU SAHIB met Jahangir several times and were having good understanding with each other. Both of them came to Agra for hunting. GURU SAHIB saved Jahangir and killed Tiger (GURUDWARA SHRI SHER SHIKAR SAHIB, DHOLPUR Rajasthan is situated at this Place). Jahangir fell sick; he called Kazi's and Hakims to consult about his health. But Chandu bribed them and asked the kazi & hakim's to suggest Jahangir that his health will be improved if some holy person will pray for him at Gwalior Fort.

He made it sure that kazi/hakim's sugggest GURU SAHIB's name as a Holy person. Kazi/Hakim's did the same thing and suggested Jahangir to select GURU SAHIB for this task. Jahangir asked GURU SAHIB to stay at Gwalior Fort and pray for him. GURU SAHIB agreed to stay there and moved to Gwalior Fort. GURU SAHIB used to worship at a place called as Thada Sahib and he continued doing this for 2 years and 3 months.

GURU SAHIB while staying at Thada Sahib also met 52 Rajput Rulers arrested by Jahangir. They all were tied to diffrent Pillars with chains and were leading miserable life. After daily prayer, GURU SAHIB used to meet the rulers and consoled them that when ever he (GURU SAHIB) will go from the fort he will take all the rulers along with him. On the other side Jahangir was again sick and his health was declining day by day. Luckily during these days Sain Mian Mir ji was in Agra. Jahangir's wife met Sain ji and asked about Jahangirs health. Sain ji told her that they had taken a holy man to there custody if they will not release them then there whole empire will be distroyed.

When Jahangir came to know about this thing he sent orders to release GURU SAHIB. But GURU SAHIB on other hand put a condition that he (GURU SAHIB) will only go from there if all the rulers will be released. Again Jahangir was in confusion whether to realease all of them or not. So he sent a message that who so ever will hold GURU SAHIB's Palla can leave the fort. (The Rajputs never Hold any ones Palla).

Also Jahangir was sure that it will be not possible to hold GURU SAHIB's palla for all the rulers, so only few will be released. Next morning a miracal happened and all the 52 rulers came out of Fort holding GURU SAHIB's palla and were released; When all of them came out of Fort Gwalior while holding GURU SAHIB's Chola's. From that day onwards GURU SAHIB was also known as Data Bandi Chhorh Sahib.

 

Gurudwara Shri Data Bandi Chhorh Sahib Phone Number :  0751-2480040

 

 

Bandi chhorh diwas was the day on which shri guru hargobind sahib ji got released from fort gwalior. And that days falls on "asu di masya" which is still celeberated at gurudwara shri bandi chhorh sahib, gwalior.

 

 

MIRI : The concept is linked to the traditional power enjoyed by kings and ruler where the might of the military resulted in the power and ability to rule or influence the people.

PIRI : The concept of "Piri" is linked to the power enjoyed by religious leaders, church priests, qazis, pandits, etc. to have power or influence over the devotees by way of "spiritual power" or religious power. The words miri and piri are now frequently used together to give the concept promoted by the sixth Guru.

 

 
1. Earn your living by honest means.

2.  Impart the 10th (Tenth) part of your earnings.

3. Learn Gurbaani orally to make it an integral part of your memory.

4. Wake up early in the morning.

5. To serve Gursikhs with love and affection.

6. To know the meanings of Gurbaani from a Gursikh.

7. Keep strictly the preservance of the Five Kakkars.

8. Exercising & practicing on the Shabad.

9. Attending & meditating on the everlasting true GURU.

10. To consider SHRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB as their GURU.

11. To perform Ardaas (Prayer) before starting any work.

12. At the time of Birth Death marriage and any other celebrations recitation of SHRI JAPJI SAHIB paath, preparing Karah Prashaad, recitation of SHRI ANAND SAHIB paath performing Ardaas and to then distributing the prashaad to the sangat after taking out the prashaad for Hazuri Singhs and Panj Pyaras. (Five Beloved Ones)

13. Till the time Prashaad is distributed among all the Sangat no one should move from their respective place.

14. Not to have any physical relation without getting married.

15. To treat every second lady as Sister, Mother and Daughter other than your Wife.

16. Not to abuse any woman.

17. To keep oneself away from lie, Tambacoo and meat.

18. To be in the company of Gursikhs who take the name of GURU and follow his teachings.

19. Not to be lazy in duties to be performed by you.

20. To listen and practice Gurbaani daily.

21. To avoid back biting(Gossiping) and feeling jealous from any one.

22. Not be proud of your Money, Youth and caste.

23. To think pure and high.

24. To be part of auspicious work.

25. To consider WAHEGURU as ultimate power of Knowledge and Health.

26. Not to believe on the person who swear on any person or thing.

27. To be independent.

28. To get knownledge of politics.

29. To adopt all other ways love, Money etc with enemy and if need arises then go for war.

30. To educate oneself of Arms knowledge and horse riding.

31. To read the books of other religions and faiths but believe in Sikhism only.

32. To adopt the teachings of the GURU.

33. To do the REHRAAS SAHIB paath daily and perform Ardaas in standing posture.

34. To do KIRTAN SOHILA paath before going to bed.

35. To keep your head covered.

36. To call GURSIKH by his FULL NAME.

37. Not to consume Liquor.

38. Marry your daughters with GURSIKHS and not with cut surd.

39. To perform every task within the teachings of SHRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB.

40. Not to disrupt any ones work by back-biting (Gossiping).

41. To not hurt anybody by harsh words.

42. To travel and visit only GURUDWARA SAHIBís.

43. To keep your words.

44. To help the guest, outsider, needy and handicapped person to the fullest.

45. It is a sin to use daughterís money.

46. Not to be an artificial Sikh.

47. To be a surd, to respect oneís hair like GURUíS belongings.

48. Not to be a part of theft, cheating and fraud.

49. To trust a Gursikh.

50. Not to be a fake witness.

51. Not to tell, speak a lie.

52. Distributing the Prashad and the Langer equally.

1. Earn your living by honest means.

2.  Impart the 10th(Tenth) part of your earnings.

3. Learn Gurbaani orally to make it an integral part of your memory.

4. Wake up early in the morning.

5. To serve Gursikhs with love and affection.

6. To know the meanings of Gurbaani from a Gursikh.

7. Keep strictly the preservance of the Five Kakkars.

8. Exercising & practicing on the Shabad.

9. Attending & meditating on the everlasting true GURU.

10. To consider SHRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB as their GURU.

11. To perform Ardaas (Prayer) before starting any work.

12. At the time of Birth Death marriage and any other celebrations recitation of SHRI JAPJI SAHIB paath, preparing Karah Prashaad, recitation of SHRI ANAND SAHIB paath performing Ardaas and to then distributing the prashaad to the sangat after taking out the prashaad for Hazuri Singhs and Panj Pyaras. (Five Beloved Ones)

13. Till the time Prashaad is distributed among all the Sangat no one should move from their respective place.

14. Not to have any physical relation without getting married.

15. To treat every second lady as Sister, Mother and Daughter other than your Wife.

16. Not to abuse any woman.

17. To keep oneself away from lie, Tambacoo and meat.

18. To be in the company of Gursikhs who take the name of GURU and follow his teachings.

19. Not to be lazy in duties to be performed by you.

20. To listen and practice Gurbaani daily.

21. To avoid back biting(Gossiping) and feeling jealous from any one.

22. Not be proud of your Money, Youth and caste.

23. To think pure and high.

24. To be part of auspicious work.

25. To consider WAHEGURU as ultimate power of Knowledge and Health.

26. Not to believe on the person who swear on any person or thing.

27. To be independent.

28. To get knownledge of politics.

29. To adopt all other ways love, Money etc with enemy and if need arises then go for war.

30. To educate oneself of Arms knowledge and horse riding.

31. To read the books of other religions and faiths but believe in Sikhism only.

32. To adopt the teachings of the GURU.

33. To do the REHRAAS SAHIB paath daily and perform Ardaas in standing posture.

34. To do KIRTAN SOHILA paath before going to bed.

35. To keep your head covered.

36. To call GURSIKH by his FULL NAME.

37. Not to consume Liquor.

38. Marry your daughters with GURSIKHS and not with cut surd.

39. To perform every task within the teachings of SHRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB.

40. Not to disrupt any ones work by back-biting (Gossiping).

41. To not hurt anybody by harsh words.

42. To travel and visit only GURUDWARA SAHIBís.

43. To keep your words.

44. To help the guest, outsider, needy and handicapped person to the fullest.

45. It is a sin to use daughterís money.

46. Not to be an artificial Sikh.

47. To be a surd, to respect oneís hair like GURUíS belongings.

48. Not to be a part of theft, cheating and fraud.

49. To trust a Gursikh.

50. Not to be a fake witness.

51. Not to tell, speak a lie.

52. Distributing the Prashad and the Langer equally.