Just some thoughts after sacha sauda incident of may13th ... even in 1978 the fauja singh incident happened on may 13 (correction April 13)...........
Why are Sikhs becoming followers of these kinds of fraud babas - like Sacha Sauda
GURU : Teacher , leading us to “Gyan”
(this word again comes from Punjabi/Hindi word: “gur” i.e. technique , secret or special methodology . SO a GURU is someone who knows the “gur”. Therefore, the “Complete Guru” is one who can give “complete Gyan” , hence Guru Granth Sahib ( also called Nanak no. 11) )
bhurum andhaer binaas giaan gur anjunaa
The darkness of doubt is removed by the healing ointment of the Guru's spiritual wisdom.
Everyone in this world is in need of a someone who has a “gyan” or “gur” (technique) to live in a correct way.
Some people are in the search of small “gurs” (techniques ,answers) like “how do I leave my alcoholism etc.” They are accosted by these “So called Gurus” and told to not drink any longer and repeat a magic mantra which they give. They also give some generally socially accepted sermons etc (all of which they rip-off from Guru Granth Sahib).
Now the question is why don’t people come to Guru Granth sahib for such problems?
The answer is manifold:
1)We (with years of propaganda) have started believing in Guru Granth Sahib as a “Var-Data morrti” ( Boon giving Idol) …Whereas Guru Granth Sahib is actually “Gyan data Guru” ( Gyan giving Teacher) .All a lay gursikh knows is that we have to go to the gurdwara bow our head and all wishes are fulfilled , if not , then we can try another gurdwara or better still some sant/fake-baba’s dera. We all have lost the understanding that Guru Granth Sahib is there for guiding us . Unless this point is clear to us and unless we make an effort to make it clear to everyone these fraud shops will carry on. ( Infact these shops have been there since guru nanak’s time ! for example Siri chand opened his own Udasi dera. Prithi chand opened his own dera with govt support in Lahore. Ram Rai opened his own dera , again with govt support in Dehradoon ( fact dehra doon gets it name from “dera at doon”) .
| We (with years of propaganda) have started believing in Guru Granth Sahib as an “Var-Data morrti” ( Boon giving Idol) …Where as Guru Granth Sahib is actually “Gyan data Guru” ( Gyan giving Teacher) .
giaan heenun agiaan poojaa
Without wisdom, the ignorant worship.
andh vuruthaavaa bhaao dhoojaa
It is like groping in the darkness, in the love of duality. ||22||
saevuk sikh poojun sabh aavehi sabh gaavehi har har oothum baanee
All the Sikhs and servants come to worship; they sing the sublime Bani of the Lord, Har, Har.
gaaviaa suniaa thin kaa har thaae paavai jin sathigur kee aagiaa sath sath kar maanee
Their singing and listening is approved if & only if; they accept the Order of the True Guru as True, totally True. ||1||
2)These people have govt funds & support , so they have lots of publicity. They can get things done through the govt so even educated people go to them get their dirty work done. We cant do anything about it , but yes if we organize ourselves … If the nos. of “gyanwan” sangat increases , these false shops wont take 2days to vanish.
hurunaa baajaa thai sikudhaaraa eaenuaa parraiaa naao
Deer, falcons and government officials are known to be trained and clever.
faadhee lugee jaath fehaaein agai naahee thaao
When the trap is set, they trap their own kind; hereafter they will find no place of rest.
so parriaa so punddith beenaa jinuee kumaanaa naao
He alone is learned and wise, and he alone is a scholar, who practices the Name.
pehilo dhae jurr andhar junmai thaa oupar hovai shaao
First, the tree puts down its roots, and then it spreads out its shade above.
raajae seeh mukudhum kuthae
The kings are tigers, and their officials are dogs;
jaae jugaaein ibaithae suthae
they go out and awaken the sleeping people to harass them.
chaakur nehudhaa paaein ighaao
The public servants inflict wounds with their nails.
ruth pith kuthiho chatt jaahu
The dogs lick up the blood that is spilled.
jithai jeeaa hosee saar
where all beings will be judged.
nukukhuee vutukhuee laaeithubaar
will be disgraced Roam with cut noses - Those who have violated the people's trust; ||2||
3) Our own structure of authority has become defunct. Firstly, we all have forgotten that our true leader is Guru Granth Sahib. We have started believing that Our leader is the “Jathedar “ even “that s also ok” …but the issue is jhathedars have just become figure heads …Politicians hand pick “pujaris” as jathedars and Moreover the Jathedars have no written down ruls about tenure and Powers . they are al at the mercy of who owns SGPC…. Even this problem is solvable of we all in the sangat wake up. Get good people to represent us at smaller leves like our own gurdwara. …. That brings me to another point , guru nanak is not for the gurdwara , he is for the whole world. Lets widen our focus from the gurdwara to every aspect of life. Lets propagate Nanak Guru’s message to everyone everywhere…Then people will have no doubt about who is the true leader & Guru .
nwnk gurU gurU hY pUrw imil siqgur nwmu iDAwieAw ]4]5]
naanuk guroo guroo hai pooraa mil sathigur naam dhiaaeiaa
O Nanak, perfect is the Guru, the Guru. Meeting the True Guru, I meditate on the Naam. ||4||5||
In a nut shell , all we can see these days is bigger Keertan programs , bigger Nagar keertans , bigger fund collections , bigger gurdwaras, biggar kar sevas etc .. But lesser & lesser knowledge from the Guru. So the only solution is Jumping into the Ocean of Guru Granth Sahib & then Beating the drum to tell everyone about the true guru ..like Makhan Shah Lubahna did once “Guru ladho re Guru Ladho Re”.
Basically is Supply & demand ! Demand for "Guru" is there , it isour mistake that we have kept Guru Nanak hidden behind "Rumalas"...that is why these duplicate "gurus" are looting the public.