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Guru Hargobind Singh JI :

Guru Hargobind was not just a soldier but was primarily a saint, a Guru, the sixth in direct spiritual inheritance from Guru Nanak Sahib Ji. Guruji had taken to martial ways with a view to creating among his people a will to resistance and preparing them to stand up to the tyranny and oppression of the ruling race.

Once a Maratha saint, Samarth Ramdas During his rambles in Northern India, Samarth Ramdas met Guru Hargobind at Srinagar in about 1634. Fully armed and riding a horse, the Guru had just returned from an excursion.

“I had heard that you occupied the Gaddi of Guru Nanak”, said Swami Ramdas.

“Guru Nanak was a Tyagi sadhu - a saint who had renounced the world. You are wearing arms and keeping an army and horses. You allow yourself to be addressed as Sacha Patshah, the True King. What sort of a sadhu are you?” asked the Maratha saint.

Guru Hargobind replied, “Internally i am a hermit, and externally i am a prince. Arms mean protection to the poor and destruction of the tyrant. Baba Nanak had not renounced the world but had renounced Maya, i.e. self and ego:

"batan faquiri, zahir amiri

shastar garib ki rakhya, jarwan ki bhakhiya

Baba Nanak sansar nahi tyagya, Maya tyagi thi.”

These words of Guru Hargobind found a ready response in the heart of Samartha Swami Ramdas who, as quoted in Pothi Panjak Sakhian, spontaneously said, “this appealeth to my mind - Yeh hamare man bhavti hai”.


Guru Hargobind Sahib ji de prakash gurpurab di aap ji nu waddaaiyan ...

Below is the blessing which Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji received from mother Mata Ganga Ji, and father Guru Arjan Sahib ji,

“poota maata ki aasees. nimak naa bisrau tum kau har har; sadhaa bhajho jagdeesh… ”

O son, this is your mothers hope and prayer, that you may never forget the Lord, Har, Har, even for an instant. May you ever vibrate upon the Lord of the Universe” (Ang 469, SGGS)


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Dhan Dhan Sache Paatshah - Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji - ਦਲਿਭੰਜਨ ਗੁਰੁ ਸੂਰਮਾ ਵਡ ਜੋਧਾ ਬਹੁ ਪਰਉਪਕਾਰੀ ।

A rare vaar written by the Supreme 6th Masters Dhadis Bhai Abdullah and Bhai Nathmall:

Sacha takht Suhaeo Sri Gur paeke

Shab barni nahin jae kahon kia gaeke

Rav ras bhae maleen sudras dikhaeke

Sri Guru Takht beraje prabhu tehaeeke

Mir Abdul auo Natha jas kahe banaeke

Vangaar: The First Sermon of Guru Hargobind Sahib (http://www.sikhlionz.com/Vangaar-The-First-Sermon-of-Guru-Hargobind-Sahib.htm)

Guru Hargobind Sahib’s first sermon must be heard again today and applies just as much now as it did when he first gave it.

Guru Arjan Dev had been brutally tortured and embraced martyrdom, becoming an example for the Panth. The Sikhs were grief-struck and felt a sense of despair. The small Panth of Guru Nanak had been targeted by the mighty power of the Mughals.

Guru Hargobind Sahib, became the next Guru as per the orders of his father. In front of all the gathered Sikhs, Baba Buddha jee put the two swords of meeri and peeri on Guru Hargobind Sahib. Guru Sahib was dressed like and emperor and there was a kalgi (aigrette) on his dastaar.

The Dhadis, Bhai Abdullah and Bhai Nath Mal, at the hukam of Guru Hargobind Sahib sang a vaar filled with bir ras.

Then, Guru Hargobind Sahib rose and gave his first sermon to the Sikhs:

“Today the offerings that are beloved to me are good weapons and good youth. If you want my happiness, then exercise your bodies, wrestle, play gatka, go into the jungles to hunt and learn to ride horses. Weakness is now a crime to the Nation that cannot be forgiven for anyone. You will take up the sword and I now wear the sword so that the swords of tyranny and oppression will stop forever.

You have all come from far and wide today. The cool tranquillity has been stolen from not just your heart and my heart, but from the entire world. Our swords will not rest until we bring this oppression to an end.

Make day and night one. Go into the villages and light the inferno of revolution. Tell the people that we need their youth. Only that is a good youth that sacrifices itself for the cause of the Nation. We need sacred hearts and pure minds. Enshrine “pihlW mrn kbUl” in your hearts. We fear death because we have not experienced true life. We feel worry because we have not enjoyed a taste of life. We feel fear because our destination and goal seems so far off. But if you challenge death, death will flee from you. If you learn to walk with your heads held high then worry will depart. If you are determined to walk, the destination will not be so far away. Have faith in Vahiguru and all fears will vanish. If fear has left you then even death will seem like bliss.”

Guru jee continued,

“Do not think that you are too few. You are all like springs. Oceans flow out of these very springs. There are hundreds of thousands of springs like you in our Nation. When you come together and flow forward, you will create a flood.

A small and insignificant piece of wood, when made into a match, can light the entire jungle on fire. But you are humans! And furthermore, those humans whose heart has just now been scorched on hot iron plates [reference to shahidi of Guru Arjan Dev jee].

Addressing the poets in the Sangat, Guru Sahib said,

“See, God has given you the gift of poetry. When nations are built, you are the foundations. Stop all these other untimely songs and work to bring the Nation out of this deep dark pit. Tell those stories which will make the people willing to lose their skin like they would be willing to change their clothes. Fill the people of our Nation with the spirit and fervour to be like moths so they will sacrifice themselves in the flames of our cause.

Our blood has become cold. Tell us stories of Shahidi and become the furnaces that will boil our blood. Give us the passion to make the trampled Punjab and our crushed Nation rise to its feet once again.”

Speaking to the Dhadis, Guru Sahib said,

“Now is the time that your instruments should call out a challenge. Your notes should stir the Nation. The beat of your dhads should awaken the people and the bells on your bows should make hearts fill with the zeal of sacrifice.”

We must hear Guru Sahib’s message again today and rise to the challenge.

Some Vaaran:


And finally a beautiful tribute:

Bhai Gurdas Varan -

Vaar 24 Pauri 24 Guru Hargobind

ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਪੂਰਨ ਬ੍ਰਹਮਿ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਆਪੇ ਆਪੁ ਉਪਾਇਆ ।

paarabrahamu pooran brahami satigur aapay aapu upaaiaa|

The true Guru has been created in the form of perfect Brahm by the transcendent Brahm. Guru is God and God is the Guru; two names are of the same supreme reality.

Line 1

ਗੁਰੁ ਗੋਬਿੰਦੁ ਗੋਵਿੰਦੁ ਗੁਰੁ ਜੋਤਿ ਇਕ ਦੁਇ ਨਾਵ ਧਰਾਇਆ ।

guru gobindu govindu guru joti ik dui naav dharaaiaa|

The son for the father and the father for the son created wonder by receiving the wondrous Word .

Line 2

ਪੁਤੁ ਪਿਅਹੁ ਪਿਉ ਪੁਤ ਤੇ ਵਿਸਮਾਦਹੁ ਵਿਸਮਾਦੁ ਸੁਣਾਇਆ ।

putu piahu piu put tay visamaadahu visamaadu sunaaiaa|

A wonderful beauty has been created in the action of tree becoming fruit and fruit the tree.

Line 3

ਬਿਰਖਹੁ ਫਲੁ ਫਲ ਤੇ ਬਿਰਖੁ ਆਚਰਜਹੁ ਆਚਰਜੁ ਸੁਹਾਇਆ ।

birakhahu dhalu dhal tay birakhu aacharajahu aacharaju suhaaiaa|

From the two banks of a river its true extent cannot be understood simply by saying that the one is far and the other near bank.

Line 4

ਨਦੀ ਕਿਨਾਰੇ ਆਖੀਅਨਿ ਪੁਛੇ ਪਾਰਵਾਰੁ ਨ ਪਾਇਆ ।

nadee kinaaray aakheeani puchhay paaravaaru n paaiaa|

Guru Arjan Dev and Guru Hargobind are in fact one and the same.

Line 5

ਹੋਰਨਿ ਅਲਖੁ ਨ ਲਖੀਐ ਗੁਰੁ ਚੇਲੇ ਮਿਲਿ ਅਲਖੁ ਲਖਾਇਆ ।

horani alakhu n|akheeai guru chaylay mili alakhu|akhaaiaa|

None else can perceive the imperceptible Lord but the disciple (Hargobind) having met the Guru (Arjan Dev) has visualised the imperceptible Lord.

Line 6

ਹਰਿ ਗੋਵਿੰਦੁ ਗੁਰੂ ਗੁਰੁ ਭਾਇਆ ॥੨੪॥

hari govindu guroo guru bhaaiaa ॥24॥

Guru Hargobind is dear to the Lord who is the Guru of the Gurus.

Line 7

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I dont know how true this is , however i feel this should have taken place during this meeting of Guru Hargobind ji and Samarth Ramdas ji.

It is said that during their meeting, Samarth ji had given reference about Shivaji Maharaj who was a child then. It is said Guru Maharaj had gifted swords to train Shivaji Maharaj

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