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Part-III

46. Message of the six guruís (Part-11)

Guru Teg Bahadar ji Continue.....

Why Does The Mind Not Concentrate ?

In answer to this question, Guru Ji described ďGreedĒ as the main reason for scattering our spiritual and mental energy. As mentioned on page 219 :

Holy Saadhus: this mind cannot be restrained Fickle desires dwell with it, and so it cannot remain steady.  

Achievement of bliss was demonstrated through naam meditation as on page 1008 :

The Name of the Lord is forever the Giver of peace. Meditating in remembrance on it, Ajaamal was saved, and Ganika the prostitute was emancipated.

 And on page1426 :

The Lord is the Giver of all peace and comfort. There is no other at all.

When Jogi Malook Das requested Guru ji to bless him with eternal peace and glimpses, the Great Guru said,Ē By reading Gurbani, you will get glimpses of the guru, and by reciting naam, peace can be attained.Ē

Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur ji described the reality of this world as transitory like ,Ē A bubble of water, a wall of sand and a mere dream.Ē As on page 1427 he says :

Like a dream and a show, so is this world, you must know. None of this is true, O Nanak, without God.  

And on page1429 :

The world and its affairs are totally false; know this well, my friend. Says Nanak, it is like a wall of sand; it shall not endure.  

And on page 1427 :

As the bubbles in the water well up and disappear again, so is the universe created; says Nanak, listen, O my friend !

Human life is very precious. It can be made useful and successful by reciting the name of God. As on page 219, Gauri Mahala 9th :

Holy Saadhus: sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe.maanas janam You have obtained the priceless jewel of this human life; why are you uselessly wasting it ?

Everything is in control of Almighty. He is omnipotent. He can turn kings in to beggars and beggars into Kings; fills what is empty and empties what is full in an instant. As on page 537 Bihagra mahala :

In an instant, He changes the beggar into a king, and the king into a beggar. He fills what is empty, and empties what is full - such are His ways.  

About the reality of worldly relations, Guru ji describes,Ē All kith and Kin(Friends and relatives) love you only for their pleasure and needs. When their needs are not met, they break the tie of relationship. Nobody is attached to anyone without reason. As on page 633 , Mahala 9 :

Wives, friends, children and relatives - all are attached to wealth. When they see a poor man, they all forsake his company and run away.  

And on page 634 Sorath mahala 9th :

O dear friend, know this in your mind. The world is entangled in its own pleasures; no one is for anyone else.  

For a human-being it is essential to awake from the deep sleep of materialism. This can be done through naam simran only. As on page 726 Tilang mahala 9 :

Wake up, O mind! Wake up ! Why are you sleeping unaware ? That body, which you were born with, shall not go along with you in the end.  

Who is the real Gianni( man of knowledge)? The person who, neither creates fear in someone, nor accepts fear of anybody. Such a man of independent conscience is a Gianni. On page 1427 Salok Mahala 9 :

One who does not frighten anyone, and who is not afraid of anyone else says Nanak, listen, mind: call him spiritually wise.  

In the eyes of the Great Guru, the person who prays day and night, there is no difference between that person and God Almighty because he becomes the image of God. As on page1427 mahala 9 :

That mortal who meditates and vibrates upon the Lord night and day - know him to be the embodiment of the Lord. There is no difference between the Lord and the humble servant of the Lord; O Nanak, know this as true.  

The secret of real life is unfolded only through the Grace of God. With naam simran, a mortal achieves permanent poise of mind. But this is very difficult. As on page 633-634 Sorath mahala 9 :

That man, who in the midst of pain, does not feel pain, who is not affected by pleasure, affection or fear, and who looks alike upon gold and dust; Who is not swayed by either slander or praise, nor affected by greed, attachment or pride; who remains unaffected by joy and sorrow, honor and dishonor; who renounces all hopes and desires and remains desireless in the world; who is not touched by sexual desire or anger - within his heart, God dwells. That man, blessed by Guru's Grace, understands this way. O Nanak, he merges with the Lord of the Universe, like water with water.  

Guru ji was preaching the gospel of peace in Assam, when the happy news was conveyed to him that Almighty had blessed them ( Mata Gujri ji and Guru Tegh Bahadur ji) with a son. They named their son Gobind Rai, who was born on December 22, 1666 at Patna Sahib. Guru ji came back to Patna sahib from Assam, saw his son(Gobind Rai was the childhood name of Guru Gobind Singh ji) and eventually came back to Anandpur Sahib.

This was the time when the Mughal King Aurangzeb had started eliminating Hindus with his oppression and cruelty. On one hand their temples were being demolished to build mosques instead and on the other hand they had to pay Jazia(religious tax to practice their religion) to the king.

Their religious festivals were banned and they were forced to embrace Islam(Muslim Religion) or they were given lucrative incentives to confess to Islam.

Kashmiri Pandits(Hindus) gathered in the temple cave of Shiva at Amar Nath and recited the naam of Shiv ji. There they heard a cosmic voice, directing them to go to the Ninth Sikh Guru in Punjab as he would provide them shelter. A delegation comprising of 500 Brahmins headed by Pandit Kirpa Ram reached Anandpur Sahib and begged Guru Tegh Bahadur ji to protect their religion. Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur ji assured them and said,Ē Go and tell the king that our leader is Guru Tegh Bahadur ji. If you convert him to Islam, them we are all ready to be converted.Ē

Guru Tegh Bahadur ji left for Delhi from Anandpur Sahib to prove the Mughal king wrong and uphold the principle that,Ē Baahn Jina de pakariya, Serr dejay baahn na chhoriyai( Who ever is given shelter by God, must be protected even at the cost of oneís life). Guru ji went from Samana, Kaithal, Lakhi Majra, and eventually reached Agra. There, the Mughal forces arrested him and took him to Delhi. With Guru ji, Bhai Mati Das, Bhai Sati Das and Bhai Dyal Das were arrested too. The three Sikhs, Bhai Jaita, Bhai Gurditta, Bhai Ladha were already separated by Guru ji from himself.

Three conditions were put forward before Guru ji. These were as follows :

  • 1. Become a muslim

  • 2. Show some miracle

  • 3. Face death

Bhai Mati Das ji was cut with a saw, Bhai Sati Das ji was wrapped in cotton and set on fire, and Bhai Dyal Das ji was boiled to death right in front of Guru Tegh Bahadur jiís eyes. Guru ji remained composed. As on page 1427 Salok 9 :

My mind takes refuge in the shelter of your lotus feet, my attention is attached to your lotus feet

And :

Give fear to no one , neither do I accept fear of anyone    

Guru ji was martyred on Novembe11, 1675 at Chandni Chawk Delhi. At first, no one would come forward to claim guru jiís body. Finally, Guru Tegh Bahadur jiís head was recovered by Bhai Jaita ji and on fifth day he arrived with guru jiís head at Anandpur Sahib. Bhai Lakhi Shah took the body of the Great Guru secretly to his house and there with the help of Bhai Gurditta ji and Bhai Udhai Ji, put the body on a funeral pyre and lit it, saying that his house had caught fire. At this location, Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib was built to commemorate the place where Guru jiís body was cremated.

The place where Guruís head was cremated is called, Gurdwara Sees Ganj and is situated in Anandpur Sahib. Regarding this strange and unique martyrdom, a poet called Senapati at Guru Gobind Singh jiís court wrote very beautifully :

Guru Teg Bahadur did appear The whole world he covered like a sheet Who saved the honour of religion and upheld righteousness Irrevocable deed did he enact in the age of darkness

Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji has described the martyrdom of Guru Teg Bahadur ji with his own pious tongue in the form of couplet as in Bachitar Naatak :

Saviour of the hindu sacred thread and mark on the forehead Enacting a heroic, righteous deed of unmatched grandeur in the age of darkness For the welfare of saints did he do this all He gave his head but did not utter a word in pain To uphold the honour of religion did he take this righteous action He gave up his head but not his resolve Performing miracles is but a unworthy act God saved the honour of the people Breaking this body like a stone on the head of delhiís ruler Did guru ji return home to Godís court A righteous act like this taken by Tegh Bahadur was never taken before At the martyrdom of Tegh Bahadur the whole world was sorrow Hai hai hai exclaimed the world, praise, praise be, praise be, rejoiced heaven  

Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji gave the responsibility of Guru Nanakís Guruship to the permanent seat of eternity, Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji, before his departure to his heavenly abode. Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji has been giving, is giving and will keep on giving guidance and inspiration to the Gursikhs to unite with Almighty for ever.

   
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.