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Guru Nanak Jayanti: Religious and socially wandering Punjabis take inspiration from the biography of Guru Nanak Dev


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Published: Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 10:10 [IST]

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Guru Nanak Jayanti: In India, religion has been a symbol of duty. There is no place for customs or superstitions in religion. It has dynamism, not inertia. That is why motion is considered as life and inertia as death by Indian sage.

Guru Nanak Jayanti Punjab should learn and inspiration from Guru Nanak Dev

Yes, even if some customs, superstitions or evils enter into it in the flow of time, then there is enough scope for its infiltration. Every hundred-two-hundred years, there were some saints and great men who made tireless efforts to remove them, and they got immense success in that and also got wide public support.

One such great man – the first Guru of the Sikhs and the founder of Sikhism was Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, who was born in the fourteenth century. He was an era-promoting saint. His life was synonymous with service and charity. Like most Indian sages, he also gave voice to the truth felt in comparison to the scriptural truth. He had seen with his own eyes the brutality of medieval barbarism and Islamic invaders. The oppressed condition of the Hindus being converted by deceit, terror and allurement used to bother their mind.

At that time the whole of Punjab and Sindh was in the grip of Islam, which was influenced by the concept of Kufr-Kafir. The places of worship of Hindus-Buddhists-Jains were being demolished in front of their eyes, their sisters and daughters were being auctioned openly. There didn’t seem to be any solution. Guru Maharaja then being distressed and annoyed said:-

“Khorasan Khasmana Kiya Hindustan Dariya”.
Aapai dosu na dei karta jamu kari mugalu chadiya.
Eti maar pai karlane tai ki dardu na aaya.

Through these words, Guru Nanak Dev says that “Babur Mughal has shocked India by attacking Khorasan to someone else. God does not let the blame fall on him, so Mughal made Babur as Yamraj and invaded India.” They were so beaten that they cried hi. Did you not feel pity for them after seeing all this?

Even the intentions of Sufis-Auli to spread Islam under the guise of monotheism would not have been hidden from visionaries like them! He was also sad and disappointed to see some Hindus becoming Muslims under his influence. It is natural that he expressed in his own words the message of “God is one, He is omnipotent and omnipresent and He has manifested Himself in various forms” contained in the Upanishads. While opposing idol-worship and external rituals, he expounded the importance of Guru-grace, name-remembering and pure conduct.

During his lifetime he traveled about 45 thousand kilometers. He went from the Himalayas to Sri Lanka and to all the regions like Mecca-Medina, Tashkent, Iran, Iraq, Tibet, Arunachal Pradesh, Bangladesh etc. and through his ‘sadness’ established direct dialogue with the then religious-social leadership. He carried forward the spiritual tradition of India by removing the factors that weakened the society. He gave the guidance of Kirat Kar, Naam Japu, Vand Chhako (Eat by sharing), giving inspiration of Purusharth and Paramarth. He inspired the society to live with self-respect and fight against tyranny.

The border regions like Punjab-Sindh, Kabul-Kandahar, which Guru Maharaj saved from being converted by force-sword or deceit-temptation, today the same Punjab is in the grip of horrific conversions. There is no wind of conversion in Punjab today. There, not only the deprived-exploited-neglected classes, but also educated and affluent classes are being converted indiscriminately.

It is astonishing that the followers of Guru Nanak, whose life was full of miracles, are today being influenced by miracles and going to Christianity. Somewhere to cure cancer, to cure sick, to remove joint pain, somewhere to get rid of stress, depression and addiction, somewhere to remove sterility, somewhere to get married, somewhere to get a job and visa for foreign countries, somewhere to exorcise. The conversion of Sikhs is going on all over Punjab in the name of It is noteworthy that all these ‘apostles’ or ‘preachers’ who have become Christians by converting or converting, boast of miraculous achievements in the name of miraculous powers.

Not only illiterate or less educated people, but also doctors, engineers, lawyers, police and government officials, businessmen, big landlords etc. are included in such claims of miraculous power. The rise of Pentecostalism in Punjab is one such phenomenon in the religious sphere, which has caught the attention of the whole world. It is seen as the fastest growing branch of Christianity in the world.

It can be estimated from this that the ‘Church of Science and Wonders’, an organization of Ankur Yosef Narula, who was initiated into Christianity in 2008, claims that today it has more than 3 lakh followers around the world and America, Canada, Germany, It has many branches and centers in countries like Britain etc.

Keep in mind that Narula is not the only charioteer of Christianity spreading in Punjab, there are dozens of neo-Christian preachers or preachers like him active, everyone has many centers, tons of followers and millions of YouTube followers. According to an estimate, there are about 65000 priests in 23 districts of Punjab, whose declared purpose is conversion.

The exploited, deprived, Dalit and tribal communities of Punjab are easy victims of these Christian preachers. They openly use Punjabi symbols like turban, langar, gidda, tippa etc. in their Christian propaganda so that the newly-consecrated Christians do not feel cut off from their traditional cultural current. It is worth mentioning that while the missionaries carried out the business of conversion in the guise of service-education-medicine in tribal and tribal areas, they took maximum recourse to the so-called miracles in Punjab.

It is necessary for the Sikhs to consider the 553rd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, to whom they are leaving the teachings of Guru Nanak and going to? If he considers this on this occasion, then it will be the true tribute of his followers to Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Also read: Guru Nanak Gurpurab: How was the India and world of Guru Nanak Dev’s time?

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Punjab should learn and inspiration from Guru Nanak Dev

Story first published: Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 10:10 [IST]

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