Sep 112013
 

Abstract

We will look at Guru Nanak’s Words in Sidh Gosht: “shabad guru surat dhun chela”, and discuss the concept of Shabad as Guru.


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Author Bio

JarnailSinghJarnail Singh, Journalist (Writer) was born in Delhi in 1973. After a master’s degree in Political Science from PGDAV college, he completed a diploma in journalism from the YMCA in 1994. He worked for 15 years in National Media and covered Parliament, Defense, National Human Rights commission, various ministries and political parties. He has written extensivel on the the Sikh massacre of 1984 and its aftermath as a Journalist. Wrote a book “I accuse – Anti Sikh violence of 1984” published by penguin. Sikh Katleaam da sach (Punjabi Version), Kab Kategi chorasi (Hindi).

Jarnail Singh is trying to create awareness on massacre of 1984 and its impacts. In last 4 yrs. he has made more than 300 speeches all over the world on massacre of 1984 and Issues related to Sikhism- Identity, principles and challenges. Actively participated to find a solution for Turban issue in Europea Sikh summit at Paris in 2011. He was special invitee for 2nd and 3rd Global Sikh Conferences, organized by United Sikhs. Working to spread Sikhi in Madhya Pardesh with help of other Sikhs. Helping Victims, Witnesses of 1984. Represented Sikhs point of view in Media many times.

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  3 Responses to “Shabad as Guru – S. Jarnail Singh”

  1. An excellent presentation. He clearly demonstrated by quoting Gurbani That Guru Granth Sahib is abode of Waheguru (“Pothi parmesar ka than”) and the way to Waheguru is only Naam (Nanak ke ghar keval Naam.

    He made a case that in Sikhi salvation lies in loosing self-hood (Humai/Ego) and Dubida (Duality).

    ਆਪੁ ਗਵਾਈਐ ਤਾ ਸਹੁ ਪਾਈਐ ਅਉਰੁ ਕੈਸੀ ਚਤੁਰਾਈ ॥ (Raag Tilang M. 1, GGS. 722-13).
    Aap Gavaaeeai Thaa Sahu Paaeeai Aour Kaisee Chathuraaee ||
    Give up your selfhood, and so obtain your Husband Lord; what other clever tricks are of any use?

    Very enlightening talk indeed.

    Jarnail Singh Ji clearly enjoys the blessing of Waheguru at a young are.

  2. ਹਮਰੈ ਜੀਇ ਹੋਰੁ ਮੁਖਿ ਹੋਰੁ ਹੋਤ ਹੈ ਹਮ ਕਰਮਹੀਣ ਕੂੜਿਆਰੀ ॥੧

    ਹਮਰੀ ਮੁਦ੍ਰ ਨਾਮੁ ਹਰਿ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਰਿਦ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਦੁਸਟ ਦੁਸਟਾਰੀ ॥

    ਜਿਉ ਭਾਵੈ ਤਿਉ ਰਾਖਹੁ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਰਣਿ ਤੁਮ੍ਹ੍ਹਾਰੀ ॥੨॥੫॥
    I have one thing in my mind, and another thing on my lips; I am such a poor, unfortunate liar! ||1||. I appear to chant the Lord’s Name, but within my heart, I am the most wicked of the wicked. As it pleases You, save me, O Lord and Master; servant Nanak seeks Your Sanctuary. ||2||5||

  3. ! ! I am proud of Sardar Jarnail Singh. He was so civil. ! !For years, I haven’t been able to talk about 1984 riots with anybody, not with feollw Sikhs, not with my Hindu friends, not with my family. I have never been able to comprehend, why innocent Sikhs were butchered. All around us, we lost our dear ones and property and couldn’t do anything about it.Day after day, investigations into the riots have been out-maneuvered by lies-lies and politicians. I don’t know, like me, if you also have felt seething anger within yourself, at having to keep on compromising with your conscience and your emotions.I still remember the day, our Hindu neighbours pleaded with my family to shift to their house and we had to eventually. That day, our pride was compromised, for having had to run with our heads bowed, in our Country, on our own land. For days, I didn’t know, whom to trust and whom not to trust. One wants to believe, that wounds have healed, but lately I have been feeling impotent, that after so many years, no culprits have been booked. Even protests by Sikh groups, have all been hijacked by politicians, for their petty benefits.Jarnail Singh did, what best he could do. He did, what I couldn’t do. He was so restricted. I don’t condone killings & violence. He showed to Chidambaram and the powers that be, that Sikhs are seething, that we are still suffering the pains.! ! I am proud of Sardar Jarnail Singh. He was so civil. ! !Inderjeet Singh

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