A Flawed Logic - Some thoughts on Larivaar Saroop...
A young man is filling out a form and at the place where he is asked to write his father's name, he moves to write his father's name but is stopped by his friend. His friend insists that he write some other person's name in there. The young man replies that while he respects that other elderly man but he can't write his name where he should be writing his father's name. His friend accuses him of breaking that man's heart and dishonouring him. The young man is perplexed but goes ahead and fills the field with his real father's name. His friend and many others accuse him of being a fundamentalist and stone-hearted. Is such an accusation not ridiculous?
A married woman is approached by someone to start an illegitimate relation with some other man. The pious woman refuses such sinful suggestions. Ignorant people accuse her of breaking that man's heart and dishonouring him. Is this pious woman supposed to avoid breaking that man's heart at the price of fidelity and loyalty to her husband? Is such an accusation not ridiculous?
There cannot be two fathers of a child and only one woman can give birth to one child, not two. There is only one Waheguru and there is only one Guru. Guru Sahib can only be one, at a given time, not two. Our Guru is Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, and that form of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, to whom Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji gave Gurta-gaddi in year 1708.
The Aad-Bir is extremely respectable but does not have the status of Guru since it does not contain the Baani of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji.
A pothi of Sri Sukhmani Sahib or even a Gutka Sahib are extremely respectable and we can and should Matha-tek to it but it cannot be installed on the throne of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
A translation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is very respectable but we can't do Prakash of it in place of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
Complete Gurbani written in Persian script (there are many such Saroops) or in Roman alphabets, or in Devnagri Lippi (Hindi) or even Punjabi (Padchhed form) cannot be called Guru. Guru is that, who does not change. Still padchhed is respectable and so are all Gurbani pothis and gutka Sahibaan but Guru is only Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji's unchanged form i.e. Larivaar form.
The Padchhed form has changed from 1708; therefore it can't be the Guru, just as complete Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji in Hindi, English or Persian can't be the Guru.
It is our Guru Sahib who is supposed to change us and not the other way around. Today the modern Sikhs have changed the format of the Original Satguru from 1708 and these modern Sikhs are forcing everyone to go along with their Manmatt. This will never happen! MarJivare will die but not give back to their Satguru.
The whole world changes but what does not change are Naam, Sadhu, Guru and Gobind (Waheguru). Our Guru is that form that was given the Gurta-Gaddi in 1708. Period.
May Guru Sahib give us Sumatt and enable us to recognize who our saviour is. It is one thing if we are unable to take a certain Gurmat stance but to accuse ones who, by Kirpa of Guru Sahib, are taking steps to be loyal to Guru Sahib, of being hardliners, dishonouring Baani, Hankaari etc. is not right. The first Paap they do is turning back to the original Guru Sahib and supporting the desecration of Guru Sahib and the second Paap they do is when they stop Gursikhs from following the Original and True Guru Sahib - Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
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