Thursday, January 6, 2011

Part 1. The Marvel that was Guru Gobind Singh

A Tribute...On His Birth anniversary.



Guru Gobind Singh, our Dasvin  Patshahi was born at Patna in 1666 AD and he spent the early part of his childhood up to the age of five there, sometime after this  the he and family moved to Anandpur sahib. He was only a child of nine when his father, the ninth Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur  willingly offered himself as a martyr  so as to stem the atrocities perpetrated on the  people and subsequently he was executed by an order , a ‘Firman’ of Emperor Aurangzeb in Delhi. For any lesser mortal, especially for a little boy the blow would have been crushing blow and it sure must have been a traumatic shock to absorb .The retaliative emotions could have quite possibly created   fear and hate and a compulsive desire for revenge, but it did not embitter his psyche or his soul.

He was only a little boy, not yet ten years of age and suddenly the responsibilities of sustaining the faith fell on him. Palace intrigues and court conspiracies have always been known to exist so there is little doubt that many a person’s must have tried to fill young Gobind’s mind with feelings of hatred and revenge against the Mughals. …..All negative energies, and these can be counterproductive and self destruct.

The little Guru at no point of time let these influences warp his thinking.

He grew up into a charismatic and handsome young man, a person with a compelling presence .He announced his mission in life in the following words: "I came into the world charged with the duty to uphold the right in every place, to destroy sin and evil... the only reason I took birth was to see that righteousness may flourish, that good may live, and tyrants be torn out by their roots."

Ham eh kaj jagat mehn aye
Dharam het Gurdev pathay
Jahan tahan tum dharam bitharo
Dusht dokhian pakar pacharo
Yahi kaj dhara ham janmam
Samaj leo sadhu sab manman
Dharam chalavan Sant ubaran
Dusht sabhan ko mul uparan.
 Guru Gobind Singh was ever so creative and so revolutionary in his thinking; above all his persona had multiple facets….. He was inspiring in his life as a poet, a prophet, a saint and a soldier. He was a great humanist and transformer of suppressed society. Seldom has such a short period in history been so productive, so constructive of activity, 
The creation of the Khalsa, by Guru Gobind Singh in 1699 was a historic step to shield and resolve the Hindustan way. It consolidated nationalism and was a milestone toward a national renaissance. Its objective was to help people realize the truth, to do their duties to the nation, and eventually to serve humanity as a whole.

He was the Guru yet himself   turned a disciple of his followers.
Waho waho Guru Gobind Singh aape gur chella
All that is said about him probably just does not do him justice …..we could say that more is still less.  He was a philosopher, a writer, a poet extraordinaire. He must have penned over a thousand pages of verse in an array of languages. To dictate the entire Guru Granth sahib - all 1430 pages - from memory is no ordinary skill. As connoisseur of performing arts and fine arts, 52 poets and many musicians sought his patronage.
Guru Gobind Singh's life illustrated all the dimensions of the human existence. And he lived for only 42 years - an age at which many of us are still struggling to find ourselves.
History is filled with sagas of heroic deeds of men and women through centuries in lands near and beyond…..That is an accepted fact. But is there one that stands as tall and is able to measure in force and power of his persona as Guru Gobind Singh.
These are the sentiments we share not alone because we are of faith he ordained but because it is the truth …That Guru Gobind Singh is nonpareil…..A personality with no parallel.

3 comments:

  1. pehle insaan, guru jina ne aapna sarbans waria
    aap amrit chhaka k fer panj piarian ton chhakia
    gaddi shabad guru nu diti te bande warge sadhuaan ton mughal samraj di neenh putwa k proov kar dita

    chirrion se main baaz laraun
    tabhe gobind singh naam kahaun

    lamissal insaan sahibe kamaal mera patsha

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  2. Noy Traba-g Dashing!!! sounds ike > the glory that was ... :~)
    4 hours ago · Unlike · 2 people
    Daarji Returns It was Noy....Chivalrous...A saint soldier... who gave a supreme sacrifice of 4 sons and hie father...all for humanity...
    4 hours ago · Unlike · 3 people
    Noy Traba-g Wow! That is truly interesting ... I may have to visit teh site after my divine deliveries (posts). He must be your close relative (a father or grand?). Or ... is it you? Anyway, I promise, I'll be going there ... have a lovely day .. peace and JOY!
    3 hours ago · Unlike · 2 people
    Daarji Returns Guru Gobind Singh..Is the father of Sikhism...He is our 10th Guru...He was a man of peace Love and harmony...a divine soul....but he said if tyranny.is destroying humanity...then sword is the answer to protect faith and honour...
    2 hours ago · Like · 2 people
    Noy Traba-g Wow!!!! At its sublimity .... thnks once again for the very enlightening info. JOY to you!!!

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  3. en putteran ke sees par waar diye sut char
    char mue to kia hua jiwat kai hazzaar,
    dhan guru GOBIND SINGH JI

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