5 Unique Teachings of Guru Nanak

The eternal knowledge and teachings of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji are infinite. A true celebration of Parkash Utsav of Baba Nanak would be to share and follow the teachings of Guru Sahib.

Known for his social and spiritual beliefs, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji (1469-1539), the founder of Sikh Religion, had spread the message of ‘one God’. The pious religious ideas of Guru Nanak are heartwarming.

He is considered the epitome of virtue, equality, love and fraternity. Today, I share with you all how Baba Nanak has contributed to the world with his spiritual teachings –

  1. The Significance of a Guru in Life
    According to Guru Nanak, Guru is the real incarnation of God. A Guru provides us
    with true knowledge. Their enlightening guidance eliminates the darkness from our lives and leads us to salvation.

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2. Soul is Divine
Guru Nanak believed in the presence of soul in the body of every individual. That
soul according to him is the divine power within a human being.

3. Diminish 5 Evils from Life: Ego, greed, anger, lust, and attachment are the 5 evils of life. Guru Nanak laid emphasis on purity of heart, love, and devotion for the almighty God, which is omnipresent. So, worship him with a pure soul and leave behind these 5 evils.

4. Equality for Women
The teaching includes that women are equal to men and there should be no
discrimination on the basis of gender. He permitted women to attend religious
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5. Selfless Service
Guru Nanak believed to offer selfless services to others as the sacred duty of a
mankind. The holiest pilgrimage site of Sikhism in India is the Golden Temple,
located in Amritsar. They serve food as ‘langar’ to 100,000 people of diverse
religions every day for free.

Therefore, the eternal knowledge and teachings of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji are infinite. So, the true celebration of Parkash Utsav of Baba Nanak would be to share and follow the teachings of Guru Sahib.

I want to slap Yashpal once more…

I have seen the struggle of Santokh Singh and his family ever since DSGMC chose to extend legal and financial help to them to depose before the SIT. I could feel their wounds and pains of 1984 carnage in which they lost not only their brothers but their children also suffered major injuries. Their pain weighed on my heart.

“The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is the duty of the living to do so for them.”

On November 1, 1984, a mob led by then Congress leader JP Singh in which Yashpal Singh and Naresh Sehrawat were at the forefront torched Sikh shops in Mahipalpur. These two men killed  Hardev Singh (24) and Avtar Singh (26) by beating them and throwing them off first floor. The humanity stood shamed that day because both Yashpal Singh and Naresh Sehrawat knew Singh brothers and often bought groceries from their shop!

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When the verdict in this case was announced on November 20, 2018, Santokh Singh, the eldest brother who had lost three members of his family, had tears of joy because he had won this battle after 34 years and even when the Police had closed the case as untraced despite witness testimonies of the deceased’s four brothers, who came to Delhi for justice travelling all the way from Jalandhar where they had settled after 1984 genocide.

I have seen the struggle of Santokh Singh and his family ever since DSGMC chose to extend legal and financial help to them to depose before the SIT. I could feel their wounds and pains of 1984 carnage in which they lost not only their brothers but their children also suffered major injuries. Their pain weighed on my heart.

And when on November 15, 2018 the final hearing of this case had happened; I slapped Yashpal outside the court. I slapped him twice; hard and without any guilt.

Why? Because he wasn’t ashamed of killing innocent people; rather he  carried his actions as a trophy and even provoked me saying ‘bhool gaye ’84, yaad dilaun kya (have you forgotten 1984… should I make you remember)’…Then I couldn’t control myself.

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Sikhs have suffered a lot; physically as well as emotionally during 1984 Sikh genocide. Thousands of families were ruined; they lost their loved ones and even source of livelihood. And post the massacre; Sikhs were labelled terrorists and humiliated.

YET… we have chosen to follow the legal way with patience and waited for justice for 34 YEARS which is not a small achievement! So if anyone still has harsh words for the community, I wouldn’t mind slapping him right in front of public.

Today, I thank the community for fighting this battle of justice staying united and I also thank Narendra Modi Ji because it was NDA govt which constituted the SIT and 60 cases related to the massacre are being investigated.

I want to tell Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler that they will also meet their fate soon for their crimes were the worst! And till that day comes, someone from the community would surely slap them as well.

My open letter to Gopal Singh Chawla

I warn Pakistani Sikh leader Gopal Singh Chawla to stop spreading lies and his hateful propaganda. In last few days, we have been noticing him acting on the directions of terrorist Hafeez Sayeed and spreading lies on banning  uttering of words ‘Raj Kareg Khalsa’ in India only to save face of Pakistan which stopped Indian Envoy from visiting Gurudwara Sri Panja Sahib in Rawalpindi.

I am ashamed to call you a Guru ka Sikh for you do nothing but spread hatred and violence. You clear agenda is to incite the citizens of India particularly the Sikhs and you are doing so to please Hafeez Sayeed, a most-wanted terrorist!

Had you followed the teachings of Guru Sahibs, you would have never sided with Pakistan government’s decision to stop Indian envoy to pay obeisance at Gurudwara Sri Panja Sahib and now all the false information being spread by youis just a cover up to hide that folly!

I take strong offence to your propaganda against Indian Supreme Court. “Raj Karega Khalsa” is not banned in India and would never be. India is a democratic secular country which has given utmost respect to Sikhs. I wish you had heard PM Narendra Modi Ji on June 24th, 2018 Mann Ki Baat edition where he talked about Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s teaching and exhorted people to join in 550th celebration of Parkash Utsav of Guru Sahib.

Your only motive behind this slanderous campaign, lies, baseless stories is to misguide the Sikh community so that Sikhs should wage a war against India and you may show this as an achievement to your ISIS bosses.

I challenge you to show me a court order copy which says that saying Raj Karega Khalsa is banned in India.

If you show such a copy – I would quit politics the very next day!

I reiterate that ‘Raj Karega Khalsa’ is very much part of Gurbani and daily Ardas done by the Sikhs and no court has ever banned and no one can ban such slogan which is inseparable part of Sikh way of life.

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I request my Sikh brethren to ignore this crazy evil man Gopal Chawla who has now become the mouthpiece of Hafeez Saeed and their only agenda is to work for disintegration of  the country and harming the Sikh community maximum. Sikhs were always loyal to India, have already led from the front against the adversaries of the country and will continue to serve the nation… Mr Gopal Chawla, you may note this in your diary!

5 things every Indian must know about Sardar Jassa Singh Ahluwalia

Do you know about this champion warrior under whose leadership, Dal Khalsa inflicted humiliating defeats on Nadir Shah, Mir Mannu, Adena Beg, Zakria Khan, Salabat Khan and Jahan Khan.?

May 3rd is the third birth centenary of Baba Jassa Singh Ahluwalia, Sultan-ul-Quom and a fearless Sikh Jarnail who scripted Delhi Fateh by defeating Mughal rule Shah Alam II

Let me tell you 5 incredible things about this warrior which will make your chest swell with pride –

  1. Jassa Singh Ahluwalia and his misl Dal Khalsa looted the booty of Ahmad Shah Abdali, the cruel Afghan invader. He took revenge from Sikhs by carrying out a full-scale massacre – Vadda Ghallughara in which nearly 25,000 to 30,000 Sikhs were killed. Baba Jassa Singh Ahluwalia sustained 22 wounds on his chest in this battle!

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2. He was the one who built the Gurdwara of Fatehgarh Sahib after defeating cruel Zalim Khan, the Nawab of Sirhind who had bricked alive the Chote Sahibzaade owing to his enmity with Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj.

3. Baba Jassa Singh Ahluwalia Ji was a champion warrior. Under his leadership, Dal Khalsa inflicted humiliating defeats on Nadir Shah, Mir Mannu, Adena Beg, Zakria Khan, Salabat Khan and Jahan Khan.

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4. The collective efforts of Baba Jassa Singh Ahluwalia, Baba Baghel Singh and Baba Jassa Singh Ramgarhia Ji resulted in Sikhs conquerring the Red Fort and hoisting the kesri Nishan Sahib. It is said that Baba Jassa Singh Ahluwali dethroned the Mughal Takht-o-Taus and took it to Sri Darbar Sahib as a sign of surrender of Mughal arrogance.

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Despite making supreme sacrifices for over 40 years, Jassa Singh Ahluwalia did not claim any privileged status for himself

5. And last, but the most important, he is the one who saved 2200 Indian girls and women enslaved by Ahmed Shah Abdali by attacking at midnight 12. This battle story was codenamed “12 Baj Gaye” which has been turned into a joke on SIkhs by some insensitive people.

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I request you all to share this article and tell more and more people about the glorious life and contribution of Jassa Singh Ahluwalia Ji.

Let us do our part even if our history books have failed to tell all this!

Hola Mohalla – Shining Swords reflect the brilliance of Sikhism

Let me tell you about Hola Mohalla – a festival of Courage, Hope, And Faith played amid Colours in Punjab.

Hola Mohalla is Punjab’s biggest annual fair which is celebrated every year at Anandpur Sahib immediately after Holi. A festival which epitomizes the spirit and valour of Punjab, Hola Mohalla has earned the stature of a National Festival as well in the year 1996. The festival gives pilgrims and visitors a chance to bask in the glory of Punjabi spirit, Sikh religion and Punjabi courage. It is one of those unforgettable Punjabi festivals which reflect the dedication & heroism of Punjabi community and Punjabi way of life.

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History – Hola Mohalla gets celebrated in Anandpur Sahib on the day following the festival of Holi. The practice of Hola Mohalla was started by Sh Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Sikh guru. The festival is celebrated for three consecutive days; each day the participants can witness rare display of physical strength by Sikh warriors. It has been beleievd that Guru Gobind Singh rechristened the Holi festival as Hola Mohalla and used the festive occasion to indulge his forces in martial arts and the art of warfare. In those days, Guru Sahib made his Sikh warriors, Nihangs, to form two groups and engage in mock battle which was like a practice of war for them.

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What all make Hola Mohalla so very special –

Three days of energy & enthusiasm; there is so much excitement you would want to be a part of.

  • Shining swords and long spears in the hands of warrior Sikhs.
  • Conical turbans and twirled-up moustaches of Nihangs
  • Daredevil acts by Guru di laadli Fauj; acts like bareback horse-riding, standing erect on two speeding horses, Gatka (mock encounters), tent pegging etc
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  • Music and Poetry competitions
  • Kirtans and Langars
  • The last day procession which is led by Panj Pyaras. This processions starts from Takht Keshgarh Sahib, one of the five Sikh religious seats, and passes through various important gurdwaras like Qila Anandgarh, Lohgarh Sahib, Mata Jitoji and terminates at the Takht

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So next time, make sure to visit Sri Anandpur Sahib to cherish Hola Mohalla!

 

Rabindranath Tagore paid tribute to Sikh heroism through his poems

Not many people know that Nobel laureate and revered poet Rabindranath Tagore Ji was inspired by Sikhism and the valour of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji so much that he wrote three beautiful poems titled ”Gobind Guru”, ”Veer Guru” and ”The Last Lesson” on Guru Sahib.
He has also written a composition titled ”Bandi Veer” about Baba Banda Singh Bahadur and an essay on Guru Nanak”s Sacha Sauda at the age of 21 years for a Bengali children”s magazine called ”Balak”. Isn’t it amazing – Banda Bahadur never set foot in Bengal, but Tagore’s work enshrined his name in Bengali literature.

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I read in a book that Rabindranath Tagore had studied the Sikh Religion deeply and was very impressed by the splendid philosophy of Sikhism and the Sikh way of life. The fact that he returned his Knighthood back to Britishers hen the ‘Jallianwala Bagh Massacre’ took place shows how much respect he had for Sikhs and how deeply he was pained at the way Sikhs were treated.

I feel that Tagore must have bonded with Sikhism from his childhood days when he visited Amritsar with his father. Marinating in the peaceful ambiance of Sri Harmandir Sahib must have cemented his bond with the Sikh legacy. One can even see the impact of Gurbani in Tagore’s own poetry like –

“Jodi e amaro hridaya –

duaro bandha rahe go

Kabhu dwar bhenge

Tumi asho, more prané,

Phiria jao na, Prabhu!”

I want to tell people that the  inspirational poem on Banda Singh Bahadur written by Rabindranath Tagore is taught in Bengali schools. Ironically, it has never been translated into Hindi or English or even Punjabi and is not a part of school curriculum in North India!

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As I get ready to visit West Bengal, I pay tribute to the great poet and social reformer of India. His legendary work and beautiful compositions are timeless treasures of our nation.

Sting Operation on Jagdish Tytler discloses his brutal deeds

If you haven’t seen the Sting Operation news of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, see it here – https://www.facebook.com/ptcnewsonline/videos/1719906354696093/

In this sting operation, Ex-Member of Parliament of Congress, Jagdish Tytler has admitted to killing 100 Sikhs during the 1984 Anti Sikh Genocide. DSGMC has released a series of 5 video clips of Jagdish Tytler.

In clip number 3, Tytler has admitted that he has killed 100 Sikhs and nothing happened to him except a sham enquiry. This is Mr. Tytler’s confession to the crime he has committed during the 1984 Anti Sikh Genocide.

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In clip 1, Tytler has expressed remorse for not being able to recover 150 crores cash from his friends… these words prima facie point to his undeclared black money and undisclosed transactions.

In Clip no 2 Tytler says – “High Command of Congress committed either we will give you Rajya Sabha seat or make you the CM of Delhi. The media is after my son, and is trying to expose him.”

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Despite this clear proof, if no action is taken even now… this will be a big blot on the judicial system of our nation.

DSGMC will launch strong protests against Police and agencies if no action is taken against Tytler and if needed, the matter would be vehemently raised in Parliament also.

Clip 4 contains videos where Mr. Tytler boasts about being close with Judiciary and how he has got Justice Pathak and Mrs. Justice Pathak appointed to the Court. It is worth to be noticed that on 26.02.2010, Delhi High Court had granted bail to Sajjan Kumar and other accused in one of the matters related to 1984 Anti Sikh Genocide. The order of the Delhi High Court was under a huge question mark since the very beginning and the present sting operation has given impetus to the suspicion.

Surfacing of new video evidence in which Tytler himself has not only admitted killing of more than 100 Sikhs but has also made disclosures on his black money and judicial links has created an atmosphere in which arrest of Tytler is must. His lie detector test, Narco test and polygraph test should be carried out immediately.

Time has come when all guilty including Tytler and Sajjan Kumar should be hanged for carrying out Sikh genocide which has been the most heinous act of the world.