I am from a group of Sikh history scholars dedicated to accuracy in portraying Sikhism and Sikh History. I have no allegiance to any Jatha, Sants or any other sects within Sikhism; I am allied only to Orthodox Sikhism.
I believe in publishing the truth, no matter how unpalatable that may be for some sects within Sikhism. I have always found it amusing how people who do not understand the "cryptic" and metaphorical language of Vaaran Bhai Gurdas use it to justify whatever they want as here?
ਹਸਤਿ ਅਖਾਜੁ ਗੁਮਾਨ ਕਰਿ ਸੀਹੁ ਸਤਾਣਾ ਕੋਇ ਨ ਖਾਈ । The proud elephant is inedible and none eats the mighty lion. Line 1 ਹੋਇ ਨਿਮਾਣੀ ਬਕਰੀ ਦੀਨ ਦੁਨੀ ਵਡਿਆਈ ਪਾਈ । Goat is humble and hence it is respected everywhere. Line 2 ਮਰਣੈ ਪਰਣੈ ਮੰਨੀਐ ਜਗਿ ਭੋਗਿ ਪਰਵਾਣੁ ਕਰਾਈ । On occasions of death, joy, marriage, yajna, etc only its meat is accepted. Line 3 ਮਾਸੁ ਪਵਿਤ੍ਰ ਗ੍ਰਿਹਸਤ ਨੋ ਆਂਦਹੁ ਤਾਰ ਵੀਚਾਰਿ ਵਜਾਈ । Among the householders its meat is acknowledged as sacred and with its gut stringed instruments are made. Drums are mounted by its skin and then in the holy congregation the delight-giving kirtan, eulogy of the Lord, is sung. Line 6 ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਸਰਣਾਈ ॥੧੩॥ saadhasangati satigur saranaaee ॥13॥ In fact, going to the holy congregation is the same as going to the shelter of the true Guru.
|The Resilient Barnstar|
|I just wanted to give you a barnstar for being so eminently reasonable in the Sunny Leone discussion. Cheers, Blippy (talk) 15:14, 29 June 2009 (UTC)|
|The Barnstar of Good Humor|
|For your hilarious comment on my talk page. It is good that editors can still be calm and composed and even funny through difficult situations! :) Andy (talk) 12:16, 11 January 2009 (UTC)|