Who Is The Guru?

Who is the Guru?

There are many misconceptions within the Sikh Panth regarding the ‘Guru Granth Sahib Ji’. There have been many attacks on the Sri Dasam Guru Granth Sahib Ji in recent times due to many misunderstandings which have been created by unlearned individuals who have not delved deeper into old Sikh manuscripts and scriptures. Many people can quote Giani Gian Singh Ji’s famous recorded Bani within the Panth Parkash:

ਆਗਿਆ ਭਈ ਅਕਾਲ ਕੀ ਤਬੈ ਚਲਾਇਓ ਪੰਥ ।।
ਸਭ ਸਿਖਨ ਕੋ ਹੁਕਮ ਹੈ ਗੁਰੂ ਮਾਨਿਓ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ।।

Agya Bhai Akaal Ki Tabeh Chalayo Panth

Sabh Sikhan Ko Hukam Hai Guru Maneyo Granth

Under the orders of the immortal being, this Panth was created.

All Sikhs are commanded to accept the Granth as their Guru

Panth Parkash, Vol 1 p.1840

It has been a common misunderstanding within the Sikh Panth that the term ‘Granth’ is a singular term, however the term ‘Granth’ is infact a plural term also. The Sri Adi Guru Granth Sahib Ji was compiled by Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj, the 5th Sikh Guru, but the original scripture was retained by Dhir Mal, a descendant of the Guru, who refused to return it.

Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji in his era then had to dictate the Adi Granth to Bhai Mani Singh Ji from his memory and placed Salok Mahalla Nauva (9) within the Granth also.

[Of notePeople argue that there is no Bani of the 10th master within the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, however within Salok Mahalla Nauva, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji has placed his signature (Dohra) and had his Salok, which was originally named Salok Mahalla 10. This can be found on Ang 1429, Line 5, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji].

The Sri Dasam Guru Granth Sahib Ji is commonly attacked on two major points. The first point that many of these attackers state is that the Charitaropakhiyaan Bani located within the Sri Dasam Guru Granth Sahib Ji is wrong as it contains tales that show the reality of deception from historic tales that were narrated by Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. These tales were narrated to the Khalsa as they outlined what could happen if you fall into a trap of male or female sexual deception. We are the children of Sahib Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji and as is the duty of the father to protect his children, the 10th master outlines what men and women can do when they have such a lust to gain power or wealth. By referring to these tales, the Khalsa would know better regarding such issues.

The second point is that it was not compiled by Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji but by Bhai Mani Singh Ji due to a letter that was sent to Mata Sundari Kaur. In response to this common attack is the fact that the Sri Dasam Guru Granth was previously known as the Vishav Kosh (knowledge on all Granths) and was later known as the Sri Dasam Granth Sahib.

In the same format, the Sri Sarabloh Guru Granth Sahib Ji was known as the Sri Manglacharan Puran. The Sri Sarabloh Guru Granth Sahib Ji is a less known scripture within the Sikh populace due to it being preserved by the Nihangs and at Sachkhand Sri Hazoor Sahib Takhat Abchal Nagar.

To learn more about the Sri Sarabloh Granth Sahib Ji and to listen and read the Bani, please click here or navigate to www.SriSarblohGranthJi.com

In the Panth Parkash, the same Giani Gian Singh who recorded the famous “Guru Maneyo Granth” also recorded Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s hukam to acknowledge all 3 Granths as one.

Dohra: Aad Guru te Dasam Loh Granth Panth Ki Tek. Gehe Puran Thiya Granth Yeh Daya Sarb Har Ek

{Giani Gian Singh Panth Parkash Vol 5}

The above verse states that the Aad, Dasam and Sarabloh Granth should all be seen under one light as one (guru).