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Quotes Relating To Yudh/Shastar Vidya


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Please use this thread to share any quotes relating to any type of fighting from Guru's bani or ithihaasik bani.

These could quotes relating to hukum, maryadai, jungs etc etc.

Please try and provide the Gurmukhi, translation and source if possible (collectively).

To start, could someone please provide the quotes:

1 - From Baba Gurbachan Singh Bhinderan which relates to gatka baaj being a form entertainment and income;

2 - Baba Giani Giaan Singh - relating to Shastar Vidya having all but disappeared today, when once it was practiced by many Singh families and homes were adorned with Shastar etc...;

3 - The duel between Guru Hargobind Sahib and his protege/adopted son, Pandhe Khan;

Dhanvaad Jeeo.

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Taken from Veer Jvala Singhs blog - Dasmesh Pita addressing the sangat:

Sri Gurpratap Suraj Prakash Granth, Guru Gobind Singh Ji Katha, Ain Dooja, Adiaaie (chapter), 23

"ਆਯੁਧ ਬਿੱਦਯਾ ਕੋ ਅੱਭਯਾਸਹੁ ! । ਬਨਹੁ ਬੀਰ ਅਰਿ ਸਮੁਖ ਬਿਨਾਸ਼ਹੁ ! ।

ਜਗਤ ਪਦਾਰਥ ਸਗਰ ਪਾਵਹੁ । ਭੋਗਹੁ ਆਪ ਭਿ ਅਵਰ ਭੁਗਾਵਹੁ ।੧੪।

Practise the science of war (Ayudh Bidiya), become warriors and destroy whoever steps to you ! Distribute the goods of the world around, enjoy them and make others enjoy them as well.

ਮਰਹੁ ਜੁੱਧ ਮਹਿਂ ਸੁਰਗ ਸਿਧਾਰਹੁ । ਸਹਿਕਾਮੀ ਸੁਖ ਸਕਲ ਬਿਹਾਰਹੁ ।

ਨਿਹਕਾਮੀ ਹੁਇ ਮੁਝ ਮੋ ਮੇਲ । ਪਰਹਿ ਨ ਜਨਮ ਮਰਨ ਕੋ ਗੈਲ ।੧੫।

In war if you shall die you will go to heaven. Those who do [good] action for their own good [sehkami], they will [still] receive great happiness. The ones who do [good] without any desire, they will be united with Me, they will not be placed in the birth and death cycle [reincarnation] again."

This may sound like a dumb question, but why has the word ਆਯੁਧ been used instead of ਯੁਧ? May be Jvala Singh could help here...

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Thanks bro. If you could find the references for the other 2 and any others) next you visit the akaara, that would also be much appreciated.

Ultimately this small collection should hopefully serve as a strong inspiration for Singhs to seriously think about learning Yudh at the very least.


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