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Guru Arjan Dev ji did hunting too!


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18 hours ago, shastarSingh said:

Sikhan di bhagatmala of bhai mani Singh mentions warriors asking Guru ji for guidance.


Bhai Mani Singh Shahid's, Sikhan Di Bhagatmala (18th cen) mentions Guru Arjan hunting along with many stories describing warriors asking the Guru for guidance. In the story (Sakhi) below a Sikh of Guru Arjan asks how to obtain liberation even though his job is in the military.
The Sakhi Begins:
Adit Sueni came into the sanctuary of Guru Arjan Ji. [He asked] "For those of us who have strapped weapons on and fight in war, how will we obtain liberation?" The command was made, "At the time of battle contemplate on the Great King [the Divine], who adorned with an antler bow destroys the demons. Also fight for Dharam, those who torment the poor battle against them. Understand those who support you [who give you food, whose salt you eat] as the form of Paramesvar [the Divine]. You will be victorious and your face will be brightened [you will be liberated ]."
Sikhan Di Bhagatmala (18th cen), page 311 S.S. Padam (2013 publication)
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