Friday, 21 November 2008

The form of the Khalsa is unique

Guru Gobind Singh Ji states in Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji, that those that take the nectar of the double edged sword, and come into my family, have a unique appearance. The Guru states I reside inside the Khalsa.
Khalsa Mero Roop Hai Khas. Khalsa Mai Ho Karoh Niwas.
The Sodhi Bans - Khalsa has internalised the holy bani, and decorate their body with the holy bana. A Gurmukh wears 5 items of clothing: bana, hazuriya, kamarkasa, keshera, gurmukhi dastar. A question for the Sangat who looks like the Khalsa?

Akali Baba Nihal Singh photographed above a longstanding Sevadar of Sachkhand Hazur Sahib.

Definately not in the traditional Khalsa form. Patiala Sahi Dastar, has no tradition in the Khalsa Panth. It is a tradition that was from Hindu Kings in Rajastan. Wearing a Pyjama is an Islamic tradition. The Jathedars, Giani's, and other individuals of today have tried to copy Sikh royalty in the way they dress, not the Khalsa. They have collectively sold the glory of the Panth out and continue to dilute the sacred maryada of the Guru Khalsa Panth.

Traditional Sikh scriptures talk about the Guru Khalsa Panth, and the Sardar Khalsa. Why is it that those in religious positions are emulating those in temporal postions?

In the modern world it is a big sacrifice to look like the Khalsa. When everyone in the world is dressing the same, and loosing their original cultural dress. The Khalsa is unique. The Khalsa was designed to stand out in millions, after the martyrdom of the ninth Guru. Guru Gobind Singh commanded the Sikhs to dress distinctly, so we cannot hide. If people cannot keep the true dress of the Khalsa, then at least respect the original Guru Khalsa Panth, the Tarana Dal and Buddha Dal, that have rather died that loose this tradition. People call the Nihangs backward, but in reality the rest of the Panth is going forward into ever increasing Westernised models of dress and though. While the original Khalsa still strives for discrimination between the ways of the Guru and the ways of the modern world.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

vaheguru ji ka khalsa vaheguru ji ki fateh ji
I have been reading you posts and I am absorbing the respect and love that you have for akaal ji :)
I too am in love with the Khalsa baana and hope that some time in the future I have the strength and courage to wear the full baana