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What is 'Gurmat Sangeet'?


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What is 'Gurmat Sangeet'?

In my belief Gurmat Sangeet is that which is pleasing to and invokes the SatGuru.

I've read several 'rules and regulations' recently in several places including here but my understanding is at the end of the day 'Gurmat Sangeet' means that which is pleasing to the person's Guru. Who created the 'rules' for 'Gurmat' Sangeet in the mainstream sikhism and when were they established because clearly not much attention was given to them until very recently?

To add to it Sangeet includes 'Singing', 'Playing Instruments' and 'Dancing'. How does the latter fit into the tbt singh soorme where reportedly in the 'good old days' when a Ragi becomes too 'overwhelmed' (Never use the word 'Mast' coz it's anti-Panthic!) he will just simply 'stop' and either himself or some other people sitting near him will allegedly 'calm him down' until he is in the position to continue playing. What you get from this is that any kind of letting your physical body 'flow' with the rhythm is gravely anti-panthic. So does the mainstream sikhism include 'Nirt' or 'Dancing' as part of Sangeet? If not then isn't that perhaps another 'lost treasure'? or maybe it's all for the best? :LOL:

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Gurmat Sangeet is exactly that, sangeet rendered using Gur-mat - Guru Ji's wisdom.

Guru Ji's wisdom is reflected in black and white in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj.

ਰਾਗੁ ਵਡਹੰਸੁ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ਘਰੁ ੫ ਅਲਾਹਣੀਆ

raag vad-hans mehlaa 1 ghar 5 alaahanee-aa

To be recited in Raag Vadhans (emotion of a bride, both happy and sad)

Authored and Instructed by Guru Arjun Dev Ji

Prominence to be given to the 5th Microtone

To be sung in the folk style of Alaahaneeaa (mourning/sadness)

This is of course is useless if we do not have true kirtan (devotion) and desire for naam in our hearts.

The perfect balance for kirtan should be that of internal love (love for Guru) and external love (living by Guru's hukum).

Vaheguru

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