What do you guys think? Will this reignite stuff? It's gravely insulting that a mandir such as that, along with a memorial exists.
The only Sikh response needed:
The Sarbloh Granth Sahib is essential to understand the concept of the Khalsa Panth. The word 'Khalsa' is Persian in origin meaning: pure, unalloyed, with direct contact and responsibility of the owner. In the Deccan and during the Mughal rule, land or property invested directly for the ruler used to be called 'Khalsa'. It is said that Bhagat Kabir used this word for those who reject meaningless rituals and are attached in true love with their Creator alone (Kaho KabÄ«r jan bhae KhÄlse Prem Bhagati jih jÄnÄ«) . The spiritual and temporal meaning of this word appealed to the Tenth Guru. He has employed it extensively in the Sarbloh Granth Sahib:
'Ä€tam ras jo jÄnahÄ« so hai KhÄlsÄ dev. Prabh mai mo mai tÄs mai raá¹…chak nÄhin bhev.'
'Khalsa is the one who experience the bliss of the Super-Soul. There is no difference between God, me (Guru Gobind Singh) and him.'
'KhÄlsÄ mero rÅ«p hai khÄs. KhÄlse meá¹… hau karo niwÄs'
'The Khalsa is my special form. I reside in the Khalsa'
'KhÄlsÄ AkÄl Purakh kÄ« Phauj. Pragaá¹io KhÄlsÄ ParamÄtam ki mauj.'
'Khalsa is God's own legion. The Khalsa is manifest due to the Supreme-Soul's own wish.'
Please note that in Akali Hazura Singh's exegesis, the Khalsa is the liberated form of Nirankar (PrÄpati Niraá¹…karÄ« sivrÅ«p mahÄnaá¹….), not Shiv ji, as some misled Snatan revivalists are trying to claim.
The publication also contains the verses narrating the GurgaddÄ« passing to the Guru Granth Sahib and Guru Khalsa Panth, the importance of VÄhigurÅ« mantra, and the Das grÄhÄ«-Das tiÄgÄ« (Ten virtues to hold – Ten vices to renounce) for the Khalsa, orated by Guru Gobind Singh.
No, negotiating with terrorists.