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  1. There seems to be some sort of a confusion on this forum regarding the Sri Sarbloh Granth. What is the Sri Sarbloh Granth? Historians and scholars evidence it as being the work of Akali-Nihung Guru Gobind Singh Ji, who formally sealed it at Nanded before his demise. The Sri Sarbloh Granth is an unique scripture in the fact that it is an extrapolation of the Chandi-Di-Vaar and the 24 avatars found in the Dasam Granth. How does the Sarbloh Granth differ from the other canons of the Khalsa? The Sri Sarbloh Granth differs from the other Khalsa canons, in the respect that it is profoundly figurative in it's approach to different spiritual matters orbiting the Khalsa ethos. It's opening stanza confirms this fact. It also provides citations evidencing the retaining of kesh and obeisance to the Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Is there any accepted steek or teeka of the Sarbloh Granth? Yes there is. The official Budha-Dal steek, formed by Akali-Nihung Santa Singh Ji, is based on the historic work of Udasi Harnam Dass or Akali-Nihung Nurang Singh. The latter individual created a full transliteration/exegesis of the Granth and deputed it to the Udasis in Punjab. They would later gift it to the Budha-Dal. This steek is available from Budha-Dal printers and any good bookstore in the Punjab. How is the Sarbloh Granth similar to the Dasam Granth? They follow the same principle. Both explore the battle between Abibek and Bibek. The avatars in the Sri Sarbloh Granth are profusely criticised for being paragons of both Abibek and Bibek. The Guru cites that only the individual who has mastered both, i.e. destroyed duality, can be truly called a Gurmukh. The avatars themselves were entrapped in the web of both Abibek and Bibek. Some quotes from the Sri Sarbloh Granth: ੴ One (advait - non-dual) Lord who is the light of all creation ਸ੍ਰੀ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਹ ॥ Victory to Sri Vahiguru ਸ੍ਰੀ ਭਵਾਨੀ ਜੀ ਸਹਾਇ ॥ May Bhavani be helpful ਸ੍ਰੀ ਮਾਯਾ ਲਛਮੀ ਜੀ ਸਹਾਇ ॥ May Maya Laxmi be helpful ਉਸਤਤਿ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਮਾਯਾ ਲਛਮੀ ਜੀ ਕੀ ॥ The Praise of Sri Maya Laxmi ਸ੍ਰੀ ਮੁਖਿਵਾਕਯ ਪਾਤਿਸ਼ਾਹੀ ੧੦ ॥ From the blessed mouth of the Tenth King ਦੋਹਿਰਾ ॥ ਛਾਯਾ ਰੂਪੀ ਹੇਇ ਕੈ, ਬਿਚਰਤ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੋਪਾਲ ॥ Taking the form of Maya (the great illusion, duality), Gopal (the preserver of Life) wanders within it (the creation) ਆਪਹਿ ਲਛਮੀ ਬਪੁ ਧਰੇ, ਜੀਉ ਜੰਤੁ ਪ੍ਰਤਿਪਾਲ ॥੧॥ For the protection of beings, He took the form of Sri Laxmi ਸ੍ਰੀ ਮਾਯਾ ਮੁਖਿ ਕਰੋ ਉਚਾਰ ॥ Recite, “Sri Maya”, from your mouth ਦਰਿਦ੍ਰ ਸਾਗਰ ਤੇ ਲੇਹੁ ਉਬਾਰਿ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ She protects the weak from the (dreadful) ocean ਦੋਹਿਰਾ ॥ ਆਦਿ ਭਵਾਨੀ ਈਸੁਰੀ, ਮਾਯਾ ਜਾ ਕੋ ਨਾਮ ॥ The Primordial Bhavani (Paida karn vali shakti*) the Creator, whose name is Maya ਇਨ ਬਿਨ ਸਰੈ ਨ ਏਕ ਛਿਨ, ਪੂਰਨ ਹੋਤ ਨ ਕਾਮ ॥੨॥ Nothing can be accomplished without Her protection not even for a moment. ਸੁਖਦਾਇਕ ਮੰਗਲਕਰਨ, ਪ੍ਰਤਿਪਾਲੇ ਬਹੁ ਭਾਂਤਿ ॥ The giver of happiness, giver of liberation, Her very nature is to take care of Her creation ਸੁਬੁਧਿਦੈਨ ਜੈ ਜੈ ਕਰਨਿ, ਮਾਯਾ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਜਗਮਾਤਿ ॥੩॥ Hail Hail to the One who gives awareness of the Self (aatma), Maya (Laxmi), the mother of the World. *According to the Budha Dal Steek on Sarbloh Granth Bhavani is not the ferocious form of Parbati (Shiva's consort) here but the creative energy of the universe, as employed by Akal Purakh. ਆਤਮ ਦਰਸੀ ਇੰਦ੍ਰਿਯ ਜਿਤ ਹੈ ਖਿੰਮਾ ਸੀਲ ਬ੍ਰਤ ਧਾਰੈ ॥ Recognize your true-self and conquer your [ten] sense organs, cultivate forgiveness, a docile demeanor and self control. ਊਠਤਿ ਬੈਠਤਿ ਮੋਹਿ ਚਿਤਾਰੇ, ਸੁਖ ਦੁਖ ਸਮਤ ਬਿਚਾਰੈ ॥ When standing or sitting remember Me and recognize pleasure and pain as one in the same. ਧੀਰਜਮਾਨ ਸੰਤੁਸ੍ਟ ਸਰਬ ਬਿਧਿ, ਮਨ ਸਕੇਲ ਸੰਸਾਰੇ ॥ Remain steadfast and content in all aspects [parvirti - worldly affairs, and nirvirti - spiritual affairs], and separate your mind from the grips of the world. ਸਾਛੀ ਹ੍ਵੈ ਬਿਚਰੇ ਸਭਿ ਸੰਗੇ, ਉਨਮਨਿ ਸਦ ਲਿਵ ਧਾਰੈ ॥12॥1666॥3985॥ Witness [Rām] in all and interact with everyone while constantly in the state of Indescribable Divine Bliss. - Sarbloh Granth, Volume II, pg. 671 ਸਰਬਲੋਹ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ, ਭਾਗ ਦੂਜਾ, ਪੰਨਾ 671 ੴ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਹ ॥ ਬਿਸਨੁਪਦ ਸੰਕਰ ਚਰਪਦ ਬ੍ਰਿਤਕੇਤੂ ॥ ਸੁਨਹੁ ਸੰਤ ਪ੍ਰਸੰਗ ਪੁਨੀਤਾ ॥ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਸਰਬਲੋਹ ਕੋ ਪਾਵਨ ਗੀਤਾ ॥ Listen oh Saints ! The story [of Sarbloh Avatar] is pure, the song of Sri Sarbloh is purifying ! ਖਸ੍ਟ ਰਾਗੁ ਨਾਦਿ ਸੁਤਨ ਜੁਤਿ ॥ ਯਕ ਯਕ ਰਾਗੁ ਪੰਚ ਰਾਗਨਿ ਯੁਤਿ ॥੧॥ From six major Raga's there are eight sons, and for each Raga there are five wives [Ragni] ਅਸ੍ਟਪੁਤ੍ਰ ਤਾਂ ਕੇ ਸੰਗ ਜਾਨੋ ॥ ਰਾਗਮਾਲ ਯਾ ਬਿਧ ਪ੍ਰਮਾਨੋ ॥ Therefore recognize the eight son's as being in the company of the 6 Major Raga's, and recognize this as collection of Raga's [in Sarbloh Granth] ਤੇ ਸਭਿ ਮੰਗਲਾਚਰਣ ਮਹਿ ਗਾਏ ॥ ਛੰਦ ਬਿਸਨੁਪਦ ਬਿਮਲ ਸੁਹਾਏ ॥੨॥ In this way Manglacharan [sarbloh Granth] has been sung, with beautiful Chand's and Bisanpad's. ਐਰਾਵਤੀ ॥ ਕੋਲ ਜੰਭ ਦਿਗਮੁੰਡ ਕੋ ਯੁਧਾ ॥ ਬਹੁਰ ਸਮਰ ਭੀਮਨਾਦ ਬਿਰੁੱਧਾ ॥ [in Manglacharan there is] The battle of Kol [demon], Jamabasur [demon] and Digmund [demon], then the war of Bheemnaad is described. ਬੀਰਜਨਾਦ ਕੋ ਯੁੱਧ ਅਤਿ ਦਾਰੁਨ ॥ ਪ੍ਰਲਯਭਾਰਥ ਭਉ ਸ੍ਰਿਸ੍ਟਿ ਸੰਘਾਰਨ ॥੩॥ The war [involving] Beerajnaad was extremely ferocious, and [beerajnaad] tried to destroy the whole world. ਮੰਡ੍ਯੋ ਯੁੱਧ ਦੇਵੀ ਅਰੁ ਸ੍ਰੀਪਤਿ ॥ ਕੋਟਿ ਤੇਤੀਸ ਸੁਰ ਸਕਤਿਨ ਸੰਜੁਤਿ ॥ The war of the Devi and Bhagvaan has also been described, along with the 33 Kror Deva's and their wives. ਭਾਰਤ ਪ੍ਰਲਯ ਕਰ ਅਸੁਰ ਸੰਘਾਰੇ ॥ ਨਿਜ ਕਰ ਦੈ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਸੰਤ ਉਬਾਰੇ ॥੪॥ In the war of the world the demons were destroyed, and Prabhu gave his hand to protect the Saints. ਬ੍ਰਿਤਿ ਧਾਰੀ ॥ ਬਿਬੇਕ ਅਬਿਬੇਕ ਸਮਰ ਭਯੋ ਭਾਰੀ ॥ ਪੰਚ ਅਧ੍ਯਾਯ ਪੁਰਾਨ ਕੋ ਸਾਰੀ ॥ The war between wisdom and ignorance very deep, and is contained in the five chapters of the [Manglacharan] Puran. ਅਸੰਖ ਅਸੁਰ ਅਣਿ ਦੇਵ ਸੰਗ੍ਰਾਮਾ ॥ ਸ੍ਰੀਪਤਿ ਯੁੱਧ ਬੀਰਜਨਾਦ ਘਮਸਾਨਾ ॥੫॥ There are countless wars between Asur [demons] and Devtas [demi-gods], along with the war between Bhagvaan and Beerajnaad. ਬ੍ਰਿਧਮੁਖੀ ॥ ਚਿਰ ਲੌ ਘੋਰ ਸੰਗ੍ਰਾਮ ਅਖਾਰਾ ॥ ਦੇਵਾਸੁਰ ਸੰਗ੍ਰਾਮ ਬਿਕਰਾਰਾ ॥ The ferocious war is of great length, the war between Asur [demons] and Devtas [demi-gods] is extremely terrifying. ਮੰਗਲਾਚਰਣ ਸਾਰਸ੍ਵਤੀ ਭਾਸਾ ॥ ਕਹ੍ਯੋ ਕਵਿ ਰਾਮ ਮਥ ਸੁਕ੍ਰਾਭਾਸਾ ॥੬॥ Manglacharan [sarbloh Granth] has been written in the Sarswati bhasa [language] and says Guru Gobind Singh Ji it has also been written in Sukra Bhasa [language]. ਸਹਸ੍ਰ ਧਾਰਾ ॥ ਸਮਰ ਬਿਜਯ ਸਰਬਲੋਹ ਗੁਸਾਈ ॥ ਨਿਧ ਨਿਸਾਚਰ ਬੀਰਜਨਾਦ ਬਧਾਈ ॥ The war was won by Sarbloh Gusaase, and Beerajnaad [demon] was destroyed. ਆਰਤੀ ਅਸਤੋਤ੍ਰੰ ਸਤਿਨਾਮਾ ॥ ਬਰਨੀ ਕਵ੍ਯ ਸ੍ਰੀਪਤਿ ਗੁਨ ਗ੍ਰਾਮਾ ॥੭॥ Aarti was performed of praising the Satinam, and all of Bhagvaan's good qualities [gunas] were described. ਦੇਵ ਬਾਚਨੀ ॥ ਲਖਮੀ ਗਾਥ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਮੰਗਲਾਚਰਣ ॥ ਆਦਿ ਪਖ੍ਯਾਨ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਯਾ ਬਚਨ ॥ In Sri Manglacharan [sarbloh Granth] the story of Lakshmi [Devi] is told, in the first story of the Granth this story is described. ਲਖਮੀ ਮਹਾਤਮ ਯਥਾ ਬੁਧਿ ਬਰਨੀ ॥ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੋਪਾਲ ਕੀ ਕਾਂਯਾ ਨਿਰਨੀ ॥੮॥ Just like the praise of Lakshmi has been described, the form of Sri Sarbloh has also been described. ਮੋਖਪਦੀ ॥ ਸਰਬਸੁ ਲਖਮੀ ਕੇ ਆਧੀਨਾ ॥ ਲੋਕ ਚਤੁਰਦਸ ਸ੍ਰਿਸ੍ਟਿ ਪ੍ਰਬੀਨਾ ॥ All of the treasures of the world are dependent on Lakshmi [Devi], the 14 Worlds are also [under the order] of Sri Maya. ਚਰਾਚਰ ਸਭੁ ਆਸ੍ਰਿਤ ਲਖਮੀ ਕੇ ॥ ਸਭ ਆਸ੍ਰਯ ਮਾਯਾ ਪੱਖੀ ਕੇ ॥੯॥ Eating and not eating is all under the dependence on Lakshmi, all support [in the world] is under the dependence on Maya. ਸੁਧਾ ਲੋਇਨ ॥ ਦੇਵ ਦੈਤ੍ਯ ਦਾਨਵ ਮਾਨਵਗਨ ॥ ਰਾਖਸ ਅਸੁਰਿ ਸਭੂ ਬਸ ਮੁਨਿ ਜਨ ॥ The demigods, demons, Danav, all beings, evil beings, demons and all Muni-jans. ਮਾਯਾ ਆਸ੍ਰਿਤ ਜਗ ਬਰਤਾਰਾ ॥ ਯਕ ਛਿਣ ਇਨ ਬਿਨ ਸਰੈ ਨ ਕਾਰਾ ॥੧੦॥ With the support of Maya they are created, and without [the support of Maya] they cannot remain even for a moment. ਮਹਾਕਾਲ ਪਭੁ ! ਸਰਣਿ ਤੁਮਾਰੀ ॥ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਸਰਬਲੋਹ ਭਗਵੰਤ ਮੁਰਾਰੀ ! ॥ Oh Mahakaal (Great Death), Lord place me in your protection. Oh All-light avatar, Creator of the Universe, Killer of Demon Mur ਅੰਤੁ ਰੂਪ ਅਰੁ ਨਾਮ ਤੁਮਾਰਾ ॥ ਬੇਦ ਭੇਦ ਨਹਿ ਪਾਵਤੁ ਪਾਰਾ ॥ The Vedas and other scriptures cannot Name or describe your form. (Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib, volume two, page 607) ਰਾਜ ਪਲਾਸੀ ਬਖਸ਼ਸ਼ ਹਜੂਰ ਕਬਿਉ ਬਾਚੁ॥ ਐਸੇ ਗੁਣ ਹਰਿ ਖਾਲਸਹਿ ਬਖਸ਼ੈ, ਭਗਤਿ, ਗਯਾਨੀ, ਰਾਜਜੋਗੇਸ੍ਵਰ ॥ God has blessed the Khalsa with virtues such as those of bhagats, gianis, raj yogis ਛਤ੍ਰਿਯ ਬ੍ਰਿਤਿ ਅਨਨਯੁਪਾਸਕ, ਤਯਾਗੀ ਹਠੀ ਸੂਰ ਭਵਨੇਸ੍ਵਰ ॥ Kshatriyas, those who perform religious rites for others, worshippers of one God, those who live apart from others, ascetics, warriors, masters who bestride the world ਗ੍ਰਾਹੀ ਸੁਭ ਤਯਾਗਿ ਬਿਵਰਜਿਤਿ ਸ਼੍ਰਤਯਾਦਯੰ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਮੁਖ ਪਰਮੇਸ੍ਵਰ ॥ ਗੀਤਾ ਉਪਨਿਸਦਿਨ ਮਹਾ ਵਾਰਯ, ਰਹਿਨੀ ਭਗਤਿ ਗਯਾਨਿ ਬ੍ਰਿਤੇਸ਼੍ਵਰ ॥੫॥ Hearing what God tells them in the scriptures, in the noble words of the (Bhagavad) Gita and the Upanishads, they follow the auspicious, avoiding what is evil and live as devout and knowledgeable people. ਅਸੁ ਖਾਲਸਹਿ ਖਾਲਸ ਪਦ ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤਿ, ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰਿ ਸੁ ਸ੍ਵਰੂਪ ਮਹਾਨੰ ॥ਰਹਾਉ॥ The Khalsa attained purity, as great as the One (nirankaar) who is above every stain ਗੁਰੁ ਉਪਦੇਸ ਸਿਖਨ ਪ੍ਰਤਿ ਭਾਸਨਿ, ਮੁੱਦ੍ਰਿਤ ਕੱਛ ਕੇਸ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾਨੰ ॥ To the Sikhs this teaching of the Guru is given, that these three must be your signs: kachh, kesh, kirpan ਤਾ ਕੀ ਰਹਿਨਿ ਸ੍ਰਤਯੋਕਤਿ ਭਾਖਤਿ, ਦਸ ਗ੍ਰਾਹੀ ਖਾਲਸਹ ਪ੍ਰਧਾਨੰ ॥ Let this be your agreed way of life, then ten chief aims of the Khalsa ਦਯਾ ਦਾਨ ਅਰੁ ਛਮਾ ਸਨਾਨੰ, ਸੀਲ ਸੁਚਿ ਸਤਯੰ ਸੰਭਾਨੰ ॥ Mercy, charity, preparedness, forgiveness, bathing, gentleness, purity, truth, loving regard ਸਾਧਨ ਸਿੱਧ ਸੂਰ ਭਗਤਿ ਮਾਨੰ, ਦਸ ਗ੍ਰਾਹੀ ਆਸਤਕ ਪ੍ਰਮਾਨੰ ॥੬॥ Sadhs, siddhss, and gods regard devotion (bhagati) (as the supreme virtue) ਤਯਾਗੀ ਦਸ॥ The ten to be avoided ਬਿਰੋਧ ਅਤਿ ਸਾਧਨ ਹਿੰਸਾ ਅਹੰਕਾਰ ਆਲਸ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਨਤ੍ਵ ਪ੍ਰਮਾਨੰ ॥ ਕਠੋਰਤੁ ਜੜਤੁ ਕੁਬਿਲਿਤੁ ਅਸਊਚੰ ਕਲਮ ਸ਼ਾ-ਰੁ-ਅਭਿਗਤਿ ਆਨੰ॥ Actions to be avoided (are those arising from) violence, pride, idleness, parsimony, (the exercise of harsh) authority, cruelty, sloth, criticism of others, corruptness, and (eating) meat (prepared by a Muslim with the recitation of) the Kalima. These are the characteristics of unbelievers * In the tika it says that in some saroops it is written Kalmaa Maas Abhagat(i) Aanan, this is why it is translated as Halal meat above. ਦਸ ਗ੍ਰਾਹੀ ਦਸ ਤਯਾਗੀ ਐਸੋ ਤਾਹਿ ਖਾਲਸਹ ਕਥਤ ਸੁਜਾਨੰ ॥ Thus there are ten aims and ten things to be avoided. ਅਸੁ ਖਾਲਸਹਿ ਖਾਲਸ ਪਦ ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤ ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰਿ ਸੁ ਸ੍ਵਰੂਪ ਮਹਾਨੰ ॥੭॥ The Khalsa is described as wise, acquiring a purity, which is equaled only by the One who is above all stain. ਜੀਵਨ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਬਿਚਰਤਿ ਬਨ ਤ੍ਰਿਨ ਮਹਿ, ਦੇਵ ਭੂਤਦੇਵ ਹੀ ਕਹਿੱਯੈ ॥ The spirit wanders free within it, the evil god becomes a good god ਖਾਲਸ ਪਦ ਕੋ ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤਿ ਦੁਰਲਭ, ਐਸੋ ਖਾਲਸ ਹਰਿਜਨ ਚਹਿੱਯੈ ॥ Rare is the privilege of attaining the status of the Khalsa, thus it is called God’s people ਜਲ ਤਰੰਗ ਭੇਦ ਕਛੁ ਨਾਹਨਿ, ਜੀਵ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਪਰਮਾਤਮ ਲਹਿੱਯੈ ॥ W wave is no different from the water (it contains). A spirit is seen as Brahma or God ਬ੍ਰਹਮਹਿ ਜੀਵ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮਹਿ, ਸਾਗਰ ਬੂੰਦ ਬੂੰਦ ਸਿੰਧੁ ਅਹਿੱਯੈ ॥੮॥ Brahma is the spirit and the spirit is Brahma, just as the ocean is contained in a drop (of water) and the drop (is contained) in the ocean ਹਰਿ ਹੀ ਹੋਇ ਤਉ ਕਹਾਂ ਅਚਰਜ ਹੈ, ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਪਦ ਕਹੁ ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤਿ ਵਾਰੋ ॥ What a marvel is the being of God (hari) ! How does one obtain the condition of the Satiguru? ਸਿਖਯ ਪਦ ਦੁਹੂਅਨ ਤੇ ਗਉਰੋ, ਆਤਮਕੀ ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤੀ ਵਿਚਾਰੋ ॥ The condition of a Sikh is double the weight of both, based on the spirit’s gain ਤਾਸ ਮਹਾਤਮ ਨਿਜ ਮੁਖ ਗਾਵਤ, ਜਥਾ ਉਕਤਿ ਮਤਿ ਬੁਧਿ ਹਮਾਰੋ ॥ I sing aloud of its greatness, limited in intellect and discernment though I be ਸੁਨਹੁ ਸੰਤ ਖਾਲਸ ਪਦ ਜਸ ਕਉ, ਸ੍ਰਵਨ ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤਿ ਹੋਤ ਫਲ ਚਾਰੋ ॥ He me, oh sant! Hear the glory of the Khalsa’s condition and from it take strength ਗੀਤਾ ਮਹਿ ਅਰਜੁਨ ਪ੍ਰਤਿ ਭਾਖਤਿ, ਸ੍ਰੀਮਤਿ ਭਗਤ ਮਹਾਤਮ ॥ In the (Bhagavad) Gita, Sri (Krishan) has described the exalted status of the devotee to Arjan: ਭਗਤਿ ਗਯਾਨਿ ਰੂਪ ਨਿਜ ਬਰਨਾਂ, ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤਿ ਜਾਂ ਕਹੁ ਆਤਮ ॥ “The devotees – the wise man and the brave – belond to my own caste (barnaa), since they all have attained the true status of their soul” ਟੀਕਾਕਾਰ ਹੂੰ ਮਹਿਮਾ ਭਗਤਿਨ ਖਾਲਸਹਿ ਪ੍ਰਤਿ ਹੈ ਭਾਖੀ ॥ Commentators have attributed the views of the devotees to the Khalsa ਖਾਲਸ ਪਦ ਕਹੁ ਊਚ ਮਹਾਤਮ, ਸਭਹਿ ਸ੍ਰੇਸ੍ਵਿਨ ਆਖੀ ॥੧੦॥੪੫੭॥੯੮੯॥੩੩੦੮॥ਦਸਕ ੧॥ All have conferred the highest praise on the Khalsa, exalted it is above all. ਅਕਾਲ ਪੁਰਖ ਕੀ ਆਗਯਾ ਪਾਇ, ਪ੍ਰਗਟਿ ਭਯੋ ਰੂਪ ਮੁਨਿਵਰ ਕੋ ॥ By the command of Akal Purkh, [the Khalsa was created] with the form of [sacred] Muni's. *Akali Baba Santha Singh Ji translates Munivar as King, so it would be Khalsa took the form of a King ਜਟਾ ਜੂਟ ਨਖ ਸਿਖ ਕਰ ਪਾਵਨ, ਭਗਤ ਸੂਰ ਦ੍ਵ ਰੂਪ ਨਰਵਰ ਕੋ ॥ With the long hair from the topnot to the nail of the toe, like a Muni, and the form of both a devoted worshipper [bhagat] and warrior [soor]. ਚਕ੍ਰਵੈ-ਪਦ ਦਾਤ ਧੁਰਿ ਪਾਯੋ, ਧਰਮਰਾਜ ਭੁੰਚਤਿ ਗਿਰਿਵਰ ਕੋ ॥ The 'Chakarvarti Raj' [Kingdom which is victorious wherever the Army is present] has been given by the Lord, not even Dharamraj has been given such a high status ਉਦਯ ਅਸਤ ਸਾਮੁਦ੍ਰ ਪ੍ਰਯੰਤੰ, ਅਬਿਚਲ ਰਾਜ ਮਿਲਯੋ ਸੁਰਪੁਰ ਕੋ ॥੪॥ From where the sun rises to where it sets, across all the oceans, [The Khalsa] has received the timeless Raj [kingdom] from Sachkhand ਪੰਥ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਭਯੋ ਪੁਨੀਤਾ, ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਆਗਯਾ ਕਰਿ ਉਦਿਤ-ਭਏ॥ The Panth Khalsa has been created Pure, under the permission of the Lord, [the Khalsa] is shining bright [of purity] ਮਿਟਯੋ ਦ੍ਵੈਤ ਸੰਜੁਗਤਿ ਉਪਾਧਿਨਿ ਅਸੁਰ ਮਲੇਛਨ ਮੂਲ ਗਏ॥ Duality [in the mind] was destroyed, they attained the highest position and became One [with the Lord], the root of their bad [asur malech] qualities were destroyed. Asur [demons] Malech [invaders] can also refer to the Turks at the time who were destroyed by the Khalsa. ਧਰਮ ਪੰਥ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਪ੍ਰਚੁਰ-ਭਯੋ, ਸਤਿ ਸ਼ਿਵੰ ਪੁਨਯ ਰੂਪ ਜਏ ॥ The manifestation of Panth Khalsa's Dharam [was created], they are the form of truth, liberation and purity. *Akali Santha Singh Ji says that’s Khalsa pure is Sat Shivan Roop, which he says is the roop of Rab (Sat means that it refers to Nirankaar and not Shiv ji) *Many people say that is refers to how Khalsa is Sat Shiv Saroop, the true form of Shiv Ji ਕਛ, ਕੇਸ, ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾਨਨ ਮੁਦ੍ਰਿਤ, ਗੁਰ ਭਗਤਾ ਰਾਮਦਾਸ ਭਏ॥੫॥ Kach, Kesh, and Kirpan – these three signs made followers of the Guru the servants (also) of God *Akali Santha Singh Ji says that, RaamDaas in this shabad means someone who does Kirtan, so the three signs are kach kesh kirpan, and the followers of the Guru praise the Lord ਕਾਲ ਉਪਾਸਕ ਛਤ੍ਰਿਯ-ਧਰਮਾ, ਰਣ ਕਟਿ ਕਸਿ ਪ੍ਰਧਾਨ ਅਏ॥ Worshippers of Akal and followers of the Kshatriya way, wearing a waistband [kamarkasa] they are the supreme warriors. *Akali Santha Singh Ji translates the second part of this as; the Khalsa is the highest warrior ਤਾ ਮਹਿ ਪੰਥ-ਚਾਲਿਸ ਪ੍ਰਵਾਨਾ, ਪੰਚ ਪ੍ਰਧਾਨ ਖਾਲਸਹਿ ਠਏ ॥ From forty men, five leaders of the Khalsa emerged ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਅਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ, ਜੁਝਾਰ ਸਿੰਘ, ਫਤਹ ਸਿੰਘ, ਜੋਰਾਵਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਪ੍ਰਿਏ ॥ They were the beloved Ajit Singh, Jujhar Singh, Fateh Singh, and Zorawar Singh ਪੰਚਮ ਖਾਲਸਹ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਪੂਰਾ ਜਿਨ ੲੇ ਪੰਥ ਸੁਪੰਥ ਪ੍ਰਟਗਏ ॥੬॥ The fifth leader of the Khalsa who completes the total was the Satguru (Gobind Singh), he who revealed this noble Panth ਚਾਲਿਸ ਨਰ ਏ ਬੀਜ ਖਾਲਸਹ, ਮੁਕਤੇ ਪਾਵਨ ਸਿੰਘ ਬਲੀ ॥ Forty men were the seed of the Khalsa, powerful Singhs who won liberation ਮਾਤ ਭਗਵਤੀ ਪਿਤਾ ਕਾਲ ਪੁਰੁਖ, ਗਦੋ ਲਿਯੋ ਦੈ ਖਾਲ ਪਲੀ ॥ Bhagavati was their mother, Akal Purakh their father, specially nurtured by them ਸਕਲ ਭਰਮ-ਪਰਹਰਿ-ਕਰਿ ਹਰਿਜਨ, ਸਤਿਨਾਮੁ ਸੁਚਿ ਮੰਤ੍ਰ ਬਲੀ ॥ Seperated from all illusion they became his people, repeating ‘Satinam’, that most powerful of mantras ਆਪੁ ਜਪਤਿ ਅਰੁ ਜਗਤ ਜਪਾਵਤਿ, ਭਗਤਿ ਸਿਰੋਮਨਿ ਮਾਹਿ ਕਲੀ ॥੭॥੧॥੩੧੪॥੮੪੬॥੩੧੬੫॥ਸਪ੍ਹਕ ੧॥ They chanted it themselves and taught all others to chant it. Great devotees, they were in the Kaliyug ਇਤਿ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਪੰਥ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ ਸੁਭ ਬੰਸ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਪਾਤਸ਼ਾਹੀ ਦਸਕ ਬਰਨਨੰ ਸੁਭੰ॥੧॥ ਅਥ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਥਾਪਨ ਮਹਾਤਮ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੂ ਬਿਗ੍ਰਹ ਕਥਤੇ ਤ੍ਵ ਬਲਿ ਬਿਸਨੁਪਦ ਪੁੰਨਿਯਾਕੀ ਆਪਨਪੌ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਖਾਲਸਹਿ ਸੌਪਾਂ, ਦ੍ਵਤਯਿ ਰੂਪ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥਾ ॥ On them was conferred the status of Guru Khalsa, and the Granth became the Guru ਬੋਲਨ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਸਬਦ-ਸੋਭਾਖਨ, ਨਾਮ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਕੀਰਤਨਿ ਸੰਥਾ ॥ They changed the word of the Satguru, repeating the Name of God (gobind) as their regular conservation *Akali Santha Singh Ji translates this line as, Through the Shabad we speak (bolan) with the Satguru. Repeating Gods name is our constant conservation/activity ਗੁਨਾਨੁਵਾਦ ਪੁਨਿ ਸਿਫਤਿ ਸਲਾਹਨਿ, ਊਠਤੁ ਬੈਠਤੁ ਸੈਨ ਕਰੰਥਾ ॥ Singing kirtan became a religious rite and they became virtuous by praising God, whether standing or whether sitting ਪਾਵਨ ਪੰਥ ਖਾਲਸਹਿ ਪ੍ਰਗਟਯੋ, ਚਾਰ ਵਰਨ ਅਾਸ਼੍ਰਮ ਸੁਭ ਪੰਥਾ ॥੧॥ The pure Panth, which was the Khalsa came into being, that glorious Panth with four castes and four ashrams ਇਨ ਕੇ ਦਰਸ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਕੋ ਦਰਸਨ, ਬੋਲਨ ਗੁਰੂ ਸਬਦੁ ਗੁਰੁ ਗ੍ਰੰਥਾ ॥ To behold it is to behold the Satguru, (its members) repeat the Guru’s Word from the Guru Granth ਦ੍ਵਾਦਸਿ ਰੂਪ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਏ ਕਹਿਯਤਿ, ਦ੍ਵਾਦਸਿ-ਭਾਨੁ ਪ੍ਰਗਟ ਹਰਿ ਸੰਤਾ ॥ In twelve forms the Satguru appears, just as twelve rays of the sun reflect the light of God (Hari) ਪ੍ਰਤਯਖ ਕਲਾ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਧਣੀਛੈ, ਗ੍ਰੰਥਿ ਪੰਥ ਖਾਲਸ ਵਰਤੰਤਾ ॥ The visible power of God is manifested in the Khalsa as (the doctrine of the Guru) Granth and (that of the Guru) Panth ਦਾਸ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਫਤਹ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੂ ਕੀ, ਖਾਸ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਗੁਰੁ ਰੂਪ ਬਦੰਤਾ ॥੨॥ਦੁਪਦ ੧॥ Gobind is the servant of the victorious Satguru, he who reveals himself as the Khalsa and as the Guru Granth And many more. Where can I find out more about the Sri Sarbloh Granth? There are blogs and websites set up to this effort. They are:- http://sikh-reality.blogspot.co.nz/search/label/Tradition http://www.srisarblohgranthji.com/ http://tisarpanth.blogspot.co.nz/?view=timeslide http://nihangsingh.org/
  2. I just wanted to share this interesting article with you all (except some) and see what you guys think. It contains some pretty interesting facts. http://tisarpanth.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/a-short-sketch-of-khalsa-confederacies.html?view=timeslide
  3. http://tisarpanth.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/the-divine-sovereign.html?view=timeslide What do you think?
  4. Interesting article please share your thoughts. http://tisarpanth.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/the-all-encompassing-empire.html?view=timeslide
  5. Baba Daya Singh Ji, jathedar of Baba Bidhi Chand Dal passed away.
  6. With all due respect don't you think its unfortunate that many Sikhs know the history of individuals who belong to both Nirmala and Udasi sampradas, but are ignorant about the history of Nihung saints? Other than Baba Deep Singh Ji, Baba Gurbax Singh Ji, Baba Santa Singh Ji and a few other jathedars of Nihung-Singh Dals how many other Nihungs are we aware of who have contributed to the panth?
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