Saturday, December 16, 2017
Gateway to Sikhism

There are three Swaiyas authored by Bhatt Salh, entered in Adi Granth. Of these, one Swaiya is in praise of the 3id Guru and two Swaiyas are in praise of the 4th Guru. According to Bhatt Salh, the Gurus had attained the spiritual height through meditation, dedication and devotion. They had captured a victory over the worldly desires by controlling their mind. They had subjugated the evils like passion, anger, greed, ego and lust and were perfect examples of contentment, after acquiring the boon of Nam.

You are the True Master, throughout the Four Ages, As the Lord's Light is dwelling in your heart.

From the beginning of the world, the angels, heavenly laodies, Seekers and the true followers,

Longed to serve thee.

You are the Primal Lord, from time in memory of man, And it is you who have upheld all the three worlds. You are the saviour of the Vedas.

You have mastered the circle of births and deaths.

Guru Amardas has established you as liberator of the world, And now, you ferry across the ocean, one and all.

Says Salh the Bhatt, "You are the only one, the liberator and dispeller of sins".

I submit myse#-to your compassion, Guru Amardas! (2-60)

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The etymology of the term 'gurdwara' is from the words 'Gur (ਗੁਰ)' (a reference to the Sikh Gurus) and 'Dwara (ਦੁਆਰਾ)' (gateway in Gurmukhi), together meaning 'the gateway through which the Guru could be reached'. Thereafter, all Sikh places of worship came to be known as gurdwaras. brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of God. It has the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Amrit Kirtan Gutka, Bhai Gurdaas Vaaran, Sri Dasam Granth Sahib and Kabit Bhai Gurdas . You can explore these scriptures page by page, by chapter index or search for a keyword. The Reference section includes Mahankosh, Guru Granth Kosh,and exegesis like Faridkot Teeka, Guru Granth Darpan and lot more.
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