Kabir ji            Ravidaas ji            Dhanaa ji            Pipa ji            Parmaanand ji            Bhikan ji           Surdas ji            Sain ji       

 Jaidev ji       Trilochan ji          Naamdev ji           Sadhnaa ji           Baini ji         Raamaanand ji           Shaik Farid ji

 
   

Bhagat Pipa ji  

Bani registered in Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji :  only one shabad on page 695

Other writings :  Bani Pipa ji, Sarb Gutka

Principal Teachings :  Almighty God who is the Master of this universe does not reside in some forest, hills or temples. He resides in the temple of human heart which He Himself created. The success or achievement in spirituality is only by the grace of the Guru through exploring one’s mind.

Our life is governed by the combination of two entities. One is our body and the second is its driving force the soul. A person feels dissatisfied even after all bodily and worldly needs are fulfilled. He remains miserable and sad even after getting all the wealth, property, ability to rule others, pleasures, comforts, good reputation and honor. So Sri Guru Arjun Dev ji states in Sukhmani Sahib on page264 :

The rulers of the all the world are unhappy  

The power to rule is the biggest possession in the world. If a person gets all the pleasures, powers, comfort, and other things in life and yet he remains unhappy then that person has something to think about deeply. But the impact of Maya(mammon or wealth) is such that instead of finding a way for real and eternal peace and happiness, a person always makes aimless efforts to acquire materialistic things and tries to obtain happiness from their achievement.

But there are a few lucky people who are loved by the Guru, who don’t desire pleasure even after mastering worldly possessions. These blessed people who turn their back and ignore the comforts of materialistic life, toil hard for better and higher eternal pleasure.

Such a man was Bhagat Pipa ji, the king of Gagron. He was born in the village Patan(near Kota, Rajasthan India) in the royal family of Rajputs. Due to this inherited status of being a king, he did not encounter any scarcity of material possessions or things. He had every type of comfort and royal pleasure one could want. He had 12 very beautiful queens.

He was not happy within in spite of having all these worldly sources of pleasure. So in order to get liberation from this sorrow and to get inner peace, he started to worship Goddess Durga (goddess of power in Hindu religion). But Durga who is but the creation of the Creator (God) couldn’t satisfy him spiritually.

One day a group of Vaishnav Sadhus (saints) came to his city. They sang hymns in a very endearing and captivating manner. Pipa ji felt relief and a soothing sensation when he heard the melodious hymns of God’s devotees. He asked them who inspired them to adopt this way of life. They replied that Ramanand ji, a highly spiritual saint of that time was the guiding star of their activities.

From that time Bhagat Pipa ji decided to become a disciple of Ramanand. He found out where Ramanand ji lived and reached his place with all the royal party including his queens and other attendants. Ramanand ji refused to see him when he saw the royal entourage and glamorous attendants.

The great saint Ramanand ji sent word through his messenger to Pipa ji that even the human body does not come with you to the place to which he wants to go and become an inhabitant of. A person who cannot leave the royal comfort of queens, officers and attendants here, how can he be accepted in the court of God? To get to that place even pride of renunciation has to be abandoned.

Pipa ji realized his mistake. He sent his officers and queens back to his place and he himself reached the place of Ramanand ji to quench his spiritual thirst. He sent a request through one of the disciples of Sri Ramanand ji to bless his glimpse, but Ramanand ji in order to test him said,” A yagna (Holy feast with spiritual Mantras) is going on. I have no time.”

Pipa ji just stood there with closed eyes and waited for the next order. Ramanand ji felt his pious internal desire to meditate and made him his disciple. Pipa ji stayed for sometime with his Guru Ramanand ji, meditated on naam and got the order from his guru to go back to his city Gagron.

Now he would spend most of his time reciting naam and meditating and less time in official and administrative affairs. With the passing of time, he was so involved in spiritual activities that he felt that royal affairs were becoming obstacles in his spiritual path. So he left his kingdom and became an Ascetic (Sadhu).

His queens too got ready to go with him. He told them that if they want to go with him, they had to take off their royal clothes and put on a ragged blanket for clothing. The queens could not accept this condition. Only the youngest one whose name was Sita obeyed his order. She wore a ragged blanket and stayed by her husband throughout his life.

He constructed a small hut far away from a river and started his meditation just as a student starts his studies in a school. As a teacher gives a test to his students to evaluate their learning so that they can receive degrees, similarly God also checks the devotion of his devotees. One day he saw a pot full of gold coins on the way. He used to go to take a bath on the river and pass this way every day. He shunned that route forever saying that it was possessed with Maya.

Due to his meditation and recitation, his reputation spread everywhere. Even kings came to receive religious sermons from him and started meditation of God.

Brahmins began to feel jealous after seeing his glorious reputation. Devotees and congregation flocked together from all directions and the offerings they brought started to pile up. Pipa ji always remained level headed. If somebody donated or stole something then Bhagat Pipa ji would say to his disciples that God Himself sent donations and thieves too came under His order.

There is a beautiful Matth (religious place) at Dwarka in the memory of Bhagat Pipa ji. It is called Pipa vutt. Two manuscripts of his written bani are available. One of them is “Bani Sri Pipa ji” and second is “Sarab Gutka(encyclopedia of Sikhism) . But only one shabad is enshrined in Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji in which he tells us clearly about the real residing place of Almighty God and the method to arrive there.

The residing place of God is not a temple made of bricks and cement. He(God Almighty) resides in the human body. So the body is a beautiful temple in which Almighty God lives in the form of a Divine Light.

To achieve God, some people wear the dress of a yogi, some go to pilgrimage, some worship idols and others light lamps for meditation and still others offer flowers, leaves and food to their deities.

Bhagat Pipa ji says,” I searched a lot for God through external rituals but all in vain. But when I explored Him through introspection and recited His naam with all my concentration, then I found the master of all treasures(God) within me. With His Grace, I have come to know that this world is a game. Neither anything comes nor anything goes but remains constant merely changing forms and with this knowledge my cycle of rebirths is finished.

The real thing is that the Creator who is the Master of this Universe resides in our heart and not outside somewhere. He who finds Him (God) within one’s own self, achieves Him(God). Who ever tries to find God in forests, Hills or Caves gets nothing. Almighty God is the root of the entire Universe but His knowledge and perception comes through Satguru. As mentioned on page 695 :

Within the body, the Divine Lord is embodied. The body is the temple, the place of pilgrimage, and the pilgrim. Within the body are incense, lamps and offerings.Within the body are the flower offerings. I searched throughout many realms, but I found the nine treasures within the body. Nothing comes, and nothing goes; I pray to the Lord for Mercy. The One who pervades the Universe also dwells in the body; whoever seeks Him, finds Him there. Peepaa prays, the Lord is the supreme essence; He reveals Himself through the True Guru   

This statement of Pipa ji agrees completely with laws of physics that is the Law of conservation of energy. The law states that,” Energy can neither be created nor destroyed. Its final total remains constant. It simply changes its form from one to another. Energy converts into matter and matter converts into energy. This underlines the universality of Bhagat Pipa ji’s order, which he achieved through concentration on the divine.

He breathed his last breath at the age of 136 years and departed for his heavenly abode in 1562 A.D., but his words are still immortal.

   
 
 

 

 

 

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 SAHIB’s.

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 daughter’s money.

46. Not to be an artificial Sikh.

47. To be a surd, to respect one’s hair like GURU’S 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 SAHIB’s.

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 daughter’s money.

46. Not to be an artificial Sikh.

47. To be a surd, to respect one’s hair like GURU’S 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.