Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Why Sikh Gurus gave us Anand Karaj? So a Sikh Priest (no such title in Sikhism) or a Granthi or a sevadar doesn't disgrace Sikhi?

After reading the news story in the link, it is self evident why our Gurus blessed us with Anand Karaj! There is no need for celibacy and the Gurus became the role models themselves by living the lives of householders. So, get married and live Happy! (ha! ha!)

Here is what Guru Granth Sahib Says about a householder:

ਦੁਖਿ ਲਗੈ ਘਰਿ ਘਰਿ ਫਿਰੈ ਅਗੈ ਦੂਣੀ ਮਿਲੈ ਸਜਾਇ ॥
दुखि लगै घरि घरि फिरै अगै दूणी मिलै सजाइ ॥
dukh lagai ghar ghar firai agai doonee milai sajaa-ay.
Afflicted with pain, he wanders from house to house, and in the world hereafter, he receives double punishment.

ਅੰਦਰਿ ਸਹਜੁ ਨ ਆਇਓ ਸਹਜੇ ਹੀ ਲੈ ਖਾਇ ॥
अंदरि सहजु न आइओ सहजे ही लै खाइ ॥
andar sahj na aa-i-o sehjay hee lai khaa-ay.
Peace does not come to his heart - he is not content to eat what comes his way.

ਮਨਹਠਿ ਜਿਸ ਤੇ ਮੰਗਣਾ ਲੈਣਾ ਦੁਖੁ ਮਨਾਇ ॥
मनहठि जिस ते मंगणा लैणा दुखु मनाइ ॥
manhath jis tay mangnaa lainaa dukh manaa-ay.
With his stubborn mind, he begs, and grabs, and annoys those who give.

ਇਸੁ ਭੇਖੈ ਥਾਵਹੁ ਗਿਰਹੋ ਭਲਾ ਜਿਥਹੁ ਕੋ ਵਰਸਾਇ ॥
इसु भेखै थावहु गिरहो भला जिथहु को वरसाइ ॥
is bhaykhai thaavhu girho bhalaa jithahu ko varsaa-ay.
Instead of wearing these beggar's robes, it is better to be a householder, and give to others.

ਸਬਦਿ ਰਤੇ ਤਿਨਾ ਸੋਝੀ ਪਈ ਦੂਜੈ ਭਰਮਿ ਭੁਲਾਇ ॥
सबदि रते तिना सोझी पई दूजै भरमि भुलाइ ॥
sabad ratay tinaa sojhee pa-ee doojai bharam bhulaa-ay.
Those who are attuned to the Word of the Shabad, acquire understanding; the others wander, deluded by doubt.

ਪਇਐ ਕਿਰਤਿ ਕਮਾਵਣਾ ਕਹਣਾ ਕਛੂ ਨ ਜਾਇ ॥
पइऐ किरति कमावणा कहणा कछू न जाइ ॥
pa-i-ai kirat kamaavanaa kahnaa kachhoo na jaa-ay.
They act according to their past actions; it is useless to talk to them.

ਨਾਨਕ ਜੋ ਤਿਸੁ ਭਾਵਹਿ ਸੇ ਭਲੇ ਜਿਨ ਕੀ ਪਤਿ ਪਾਵਹਿ ਥਾਇ ॥੧॥
नानक जो तिसु भावहि से भले जिन की पति पावहि थाइ ॥१॥
naanak jo tis bhaaveh say bhalay jin kee pat paavahi thaa-ay. ||1||
O Nanak, those who are pleasing unto the Lord are good; He upholds their honor. ||1||

taken from:
http://www.srigranth.org/servlet/gurbani.gurbani?Action=Page&g=1&h=1&r=1&t=1&p=0&k=0&Param=587

1 Comments:

Anonymous Sikhi Seeker said...

I don't know about the Fakirs etc. of the old days, but I think a righteous, more meaningful and strictly deicated like can be led through celibacy. Finding a "right" fit to join in matirmony is tough itself. But staying focused on Him and giving once you have a family of your own, needs real big good will.
But then again, Waheguru must know better :)

7:53 AM, February 08, 2007  

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