Criticism by Prof Darshan Singh's narration at Rochester Gurdwara
Bhai sahib ji, Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh
I have read your comments on the discussion page at Charitropakhyan and would say that the passage in the Dasam Granth refers to a King not to Guru Gobind Singh. I believe that it may be Charitar 21 or Charitar 16. See the English translation links here. If Professor ji has said that this was Guru Gobind Singh then we need to investigate the original text to see exactly what is said. Please read the charitars and please let me know what you think. Also, can you summarise what professor has said at Rochester Gurdwara? Many thanks and regards, Hari Singhtalk 05:36, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
Prof Darshan Singh's narration
Bhai sahib ji, Waheguru ji ka Khalsa Waheguru ji ki Fateh
I think that is the right and most important initial position: Guru Granth Sahib is our Guru; everything else is in a lower second place or even lower. None can be equal to the pure Guru. This is our blessing that we can say this with complete trust and conviction as the Gurus themselves prepared this Granth and urged us all to consider it our "living" Guru; they tied us and joined us to the Guru Granth.
Bhai sahib ji, even the Dasam Granth has to take second place and so can never equal the status of the Guru Granth Sahib. I still believe that the Dasam Granth has some important messages for the human race but only once we have accepted and understood the basic and underlying message of the holy Granth.
I agree that the text of the Dasam Granth is challenging and that we should treat it with caution and anxiety as the pedigree and other issues are still not fully resolved. However, the 2 or 3 charitars that I quoted offer some interesting insight into the "tricks" and "drama" that some people regularly utilise these days. Alas, as I find the original text of the Dasam Granth difficult to understand, I will stick to reading Gurbani most of which is so easily to understand and appreciate and where there are so many other resources and analysis to help understand the deeper meanings of the message of the Gurus.
Bhai sahib, I will transfer these messages to the Charitropakhyan discussion page soon so that anyone reading the article can also read these messages if they want. Mnay thanks; kind regards, Hari Singhtalk 20:39, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
Correct web address for official site of encyclopaedia of Sikhism
Dear Guglani ji,
Many thanks for correcting the web address for the above site. Obviously my Google search did not produce the correct result. I am most grateful for your very valued help in enhancing our joint efforts here at SikhiWiki.
english sikhiwiki showing page in russian
Many thanks for your message.
Yes, we do have a few introductory pages in other languages which have been added by lovers of Sikhi from various parts of the world where they do not all speak English. Введение в Сикхизм is an "Introduction to Sikhism" in Russian as you can see here.
Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh, Khalsa ji,
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