HarjasDevi Posted January 28, 2010 Report Share Posted January 28, 2010 (edited) Clarification to avoid hostilities Because my background is Sikhi and my orientation is Hindu I can only provide a Sanatan Sikh Sant Mat viewpoint. *There are those who wish to boldly claim I am not a Sikh, and that is fine. I am a shish, and I believe there is only One Jyoti Jyot and that every Satguru is Jyoti Jyot of Guru God. However, because of my background I relate Gurbani to Hindu Mat. Now I would like to say that Gurbani is interpreted by established and respected Sikh sampraday and no one should negate those interpretations as false. I do not agree with the Singh Sabhian ideology for example, but I cannot disrespect or invalidate it as an authoritative and legitimate mainstream view. I respect even Tat Khalsa Singhs as having own mahapurash and even sants and brahmgyanis. I do not disrespect any sants views including Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale. Sikhs will speak for Sikhs. *As now falling into the Hindu category I do not forget my love of Gurbani but my personal understanding and interpretations relate more to sanatan Sant Mat. It is my conviction that Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaaj belongs to the whole world as boat of mukti and solace from distress and medicine which can heal all the ills of the world. No one has exclusive claim on Guru Sahib to be able to deny His wisdom Light to anybody, regardless of their capacity or incapacity for correct understanding. Every word of Gurbani is holy and sacred. Our human understandings are not. So I make no claim to represent Guru Maharaaj actual teaching as I am not a bramgyaani. I am only doing a study of relational concepts between purataan Sant Mat teaching and Gurbani. I am not a guru, baba, sant, scholar or any qualification. I am just an ordinary human being who loves spiritual teachings. *Prakash of actual Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaaj, as it is Holy Living Presence of Satguru Ji Jyot belongs only to those SIKHS of the Guru who can respect the proper Maryada and treat the angs of Guru Sahib with appropriate respect and not lapse into beadbi. I am not promoting in any way that Hindu's should have any right to take body of Shri Guru Granth Sahib into temples which have not been set up for primacy of respecting the Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, such as setting beside murthis. At the same time, no Sikhs have any right to tell Hindus that Shri Guru Granth Sahib teaching is not also for them or have rudeness or intolerance that Hindu's are going to understand and interpret and relate Sikhi concepts to Hindu Mat. Everyone is at own spiritual level. You cannot hate a child for not having the understanding of a college professor. So please, if you see some glaring misunderstanding on my part, feel free to comment respectfully and share with the forum your own personal views and correction. But don't be unhappy if I am not compelled to accept your view either. The world should live in tolerance and harmony and not sectarian exaggerations such as Allah NAAM belonging only to Muslims or thinking Gurbani has not traditionally also been richly interpreted since purataan days from within Hindu Mat. Thank you. Edited January 28, 2010 by HarjasKaur 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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