Introduction with Sant Jarnail Singh ji Khalsa Bhindranwale (1947 – 1984)
Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindrenwale was a (and to some extent still is ) Sikh hero of modern times. He was born in the family of Brar-Jatt Baba Joginder Singh and Mata Nihal Kaur of the village Rode in Faridkot District. Baba Joginder Singh was a farmer of moderate means. Bhindrenwale was youngest of the seven brothers. After primary education took up farming in his village. He engaged himself in farming until 1965 when he joined the Damdami Taksal of Bhinder Kalan village, about 15 km north of Moga, then headed by Sant Gurbachan Singh Khalsa. Hence the epithet Bhindrenwale.
Was Sant ji AGAINST Hindus?
This is in RESPONSE to the recent burning of an effigy of Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale in Chandigarh, Panjab by some uneducated and misguided individuals.
We would REQUEST for NO swearing, or silly comments to be made against a faith group etc…but please help us EDUCATE others.
Was Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale AGAINST Hindu’s?
In short, the answer is NO!
Please allow us to demonstrate.
In Sikhi we follow the concept ‘Sarbat da bhala’ – which basically translates to ‘For the Goodness of ALL’….in this category ALL… refers to all the people of the World, regardless of gender, faith, religion, colour, nationality, creed, status etc
This particular concept is remembered at least TWICE each day by each Amritdhari Sikh, in Ardass.
A Sikh will ALWAYS offer help when and where ever required….if a person or group are in need of some assistance..they have gone to the house of Guru Nanak for sanctuary, the Sikhs that are the sewadars in this house have NEVER turned them away.
Ok, lets see some examples please,
Well when the Moughal ruler of India, Arungzeb, instructed his generals to start converting the non-Muslim into Muslims using what ever method.
100,000s were killed, butchered, raped, tortured….then 500 Kashmiri pundits under the leadership of Kirpa Ram came to see the 9th Master of the Sikhs, Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib ji at Anandpur Sahib to seek sanctuary.
They advised that they NEED a Great soul to give the ultimate sacrifice to SAVE their religion.
PLEASE NOTE…Sikhi does not agree with some of the the Hindu religion’s ideologies, principals or practices…..HOWEVER…a Sikh will assist ALL.
So, Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib ji, along with Bhai Sati Dass ji, Bhai Mati Dass ji and Bhai Dayala ji, gave SHAHEEDI to save the Hindu religion.
Ok give me another example….
Ok..lets go to the times where Abdali would raid India, and return to Afghanistan with 10,000’s of young HINDU women that were kidnapped to be sold as slaves in the middle east…
WELL, during these invasions, it was the Sikh Sardars that would risk life and limb to FREE these women and RETURN them to their homes!!!
Whats this ALL telling us…thats Sikhs assist all and there ONLY enemy is Evil and Tyranny.
Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale were the 14th Leader of an establishment created by the King of Kings, Guru Gobind Singh ji, called Dam Dami Taksal.
This is that SAME Taksal that produced THOSE Sikhs that would risk their lives to SAVE people of OTHER faith groups.
Sant Ji lived up the SAME ideals as their predecessors, so they practiced and preached SIKHI ethos, so hence, were NOT against the Hindu people or ANY other faith group etc.
The MOVEMENT that Sant Ji led was a CIVIL RIGHTS campaign that asked for the SAME rights that EVERY other state already had in India…and guess what, in Panjab NEARLY 45% of the people are NON-SIKHS..
Another point, on SEVERAL occasions, Hindu’s that were victims of the state oppression would ask Sant ji for assistance and NOT ONCE did they turn the Hindu people away….but resolved their affairs!!
Also, when Sant ji gave voluntarily arrest..they were inside prison for a few weeks…during this time..they built a Gurdwara inside Prison to do Parchar.
The Hindu prisoners ASKED Sant ji, that
”Baba ji, you have made the Gurdwara for the Sikhs, could you please make us a Mandir?”
Sant Ji, immediately ordered for the construction of a Mandir to take place in the Prison.
So WHY are SOME people so confused about Sant ji..
well basically…its lack of education about the truth, and falling for the FALSE propaganda regarding Sant ji.
We humbly ask these people to please READ up the real facts before making stupid comments or doing stupid things.
Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale was NOT against the Hindus, please STAY clear from those that are TRYING to make a rift between the Sikhs and Hindus……
SIKHS are not against ANY group of people!
WE appeal for CALM and PEACE for ALL!!
Guru Nanak Naam Chardi Kala, tera bhane Sarbat da Bhala!!
Wadd to wadh share kroo
Waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh jio