There is an Indian proverb that goes something like this: Where the greedy people live, there a cheat or swindler (ਠਗ, thug, trickster, etc.) will never starve!!
“Pujaaree” is a Soch (thinking), which encompasses NOT ONLY Brahmins, but the Pujaaree groups of each and every organized religion, including Sikhs! The Pujaaree (priest-hood…) of each religion may have a peculiar robes or appearance, but their Soch (thinking) is the same — exploit people by keeping them ignorant, misguided (ਗੁਮਰਾਹ), fearful, tangled in meaningless rituals or Karankaand, hating and killing each other; etc.
Crafty Pujaaree system has been defrauding people for long. The Pujaaree system, plunder people by confusing them, selling them the fake or counterfeit Dharma and god (ਨਕਲੀ ਧਰਮ ਅਤੇ ਰੱਬ), and so on. For what? For Golak (money, bread…); to keep their lifestyle and business going (Dukaandaaree-ਧੰਧਾ, collection of money), etc.
The Wisdom of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) frees the entire humanity from this crafty Pujaaree system!
In Sikhi, the illiterate and scheming Pujaare system has been very successful in striking fear in the hearts of unsuspecting masses and keeping them at bay from the GIAAN or Wisdom of the SGGS. They scare simpletons by telling them all sorts of nonsense and lies, made-up stories and history which are contrary to the Wisdom of the Gurmat (Upadesh or Way of the SGGS), hence has nothing to do with the Upadesh of the Gur-Shabad.
This sort of nonsense and meaningless Karankaand, belief and practices come directly from the Puraan that were compiled and propagated by the crafty Brahmins/Pandits (the corrupt Hindu Pujaaree system). This is how the cunning Brahmins/Pandits misled people away from the Path of the Truth and put them on the path of Maya or falsehood (“ਪੰਡਿਤ ਪਾੜੀ ਬਾਟ”), Karamkaand or rituals, myths (ਮੰਨ ਘੜੰਤ ਸਾਖੀਆ, made-up stories…), etc. The Gurbani confirms this in the following verse:
- ਪਾਹਨ ਬੋਰੀ ਪਿਰਥਮੀ ਪੰਡਿਤ ਪਾੜੀ ਬਾਟ ॥੧੩੭॥: The stone (idols) have drowned the world; Pandits split (or misled the world) from the Way (of Bhagti, and led the world on the path of Maya, Karamkaand, etc). ||137|| (sggs 1371).
The crafty Sikh Pujaaree group (Raagees, Bhais, Kathaakaar, preachers, Deraavaad sant or Baabaa, etc.) learnt these dirty tricks from the Brahmins/Pandits and ran a muck with it! With manufactured stories (Sakhi), they have absolutely adulterated the sikh history as it fits their lifestyle and business (Golak, collection of money, ਧੰਧਾ).
The SGGS asserts that a true Sikh is a seeker, or a learner (student) of the Giaan or spiritual Knowledge of the SGGS (ਸਿਖੀ ਸਿਖਿਆ ਗੁਰ ਵੀਚਾਰਿ ॥: Sikhi sikhiaa gur veechaari. sggs 465).
- ਗੁਰਿ ਉਪਦੇਸਿਆ ਤਤੁ ਗਿਆਨੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥: The Guru has instructed me in this True Essence of spiritual Wisdom (Aatmic-Giaan – ਗਿਆਨ). ||1||Pause|| (sggs 1142).
However, this trickster Pujaaree-Vaad in Sikhi has broken the Gurmat! For the sake of bread (ਰੋਟੀਆ), they have turned it into a mundane business (ਧੰਧਾ)! These crafty freeloaders take advantage of the generosity of the unsuspecting people without giving anything in return.
Hence, living at the Maya or body-level, this fraudulent Pujaaree group is nothing but a bunch of “greedy mammon-worshiper” (”ਲੋਭੀ ਮਾਇਆਧਾਰੀ”), Manmukh (who acts contrary to the Hukam, or Naam, or Wisdom of the SGGS), Saakat (who is separated from his Mool, Jot Saroop, Inner Universal Consciousness or Energy…), “Thugs of Baanaaras” (“ਬਾਨਾਰਸਿ ਕੇ ਠਗ”), and so on.
- ਮਾਇਆਧਾਰੀ ਅਤਿ ਅੰਨਾ ਬੋਲਾ ॥ ਸਬਦੁ ਨ ਸੁਣਈ ਬਹੁ ਰੋਲ ਘਚੋਲਾ ॥: One who is attached to Maya is (spiritually) very much blind and deaf (to the Gur-Shabad…). (In such conditioned state), he is unable to listen (i.e., don’t pay attention…) to the Shabad; (but, in love or hunger of Maya) he makes much uproar and tumult (ਰੌਲਾ-ਗੌਲਾ, noise, chatter, etc.).
- ਗਲੀ ਜਿਨ੍ਹ੍ਹਾ ਜਪਮਾਲੀਆ ਲੋਟੇ ਹਥਿ ਨਿਬਗ ॥ ਓਇ ਹਰਿ ਕੇ ਸੰਤ ਨ ਆਖੀਅਹਿ ਬਾਨਾਰਸਿ ਕੇ ਠਗ ॥੧॥: Who have rosaries around their necks, and glittering jugs in their hands, (just because of such religious paraphernalia) they should not be called the Divine’s Sant — they are thugs of Banaras (sggs 476).
Truth is a bitter pill to swallow for those who have their eyes and minds closed for too long. However, let’s ask ourselves: Can falsehood propagate the Truth (Sach)? The Gurbani’s answer is NO — falsehood cannot propagate Truth.
Now let’s take a few example to highlight how the illiterate and wicked Pujaaree group in Sikhi is practicing exactly what the crafty Brahmins/Pandits/Mullah, etc., were doing and are still doing!
Pujaaree’s promotes ritualistic reading of the SGGS
This is the fact that Brahmins/Pandits did not allow anybody to read their Granth (Vedas, etc.). In fact, let alone reading, the Shoodar (so called untouchables) were not even allowed to listen to Vedas, etc.! If somebody was found reading or listening, they were severly punished. Furthermore, women, in general, were not allowed to read because of their monthly course!
Now let’s get back to the Sikh Pujaaree group, which is no different than the Brahmins/Pandits/Mullah, etc.
They scare people of Paap (sin) if one were to touch or read the SGGS. They are even heard and seen telling people there is no need to understand the meanings of the Gurbani! Also, they tell people that only Amritdhaaree person can read the SGGS. They scare people by saying if you do dare read the SGGS yourself, then “Paap Lagoogaa” — meaning you will be sinning or transgressing! How stupid is that!
Hence — instead of encouraging you to read the SGGS yourself — they ask you to give them the money and they will read it for you — ritualistic reading!
Who gave them the license or exclusive rights? some god? What a joke and fraud!
In reality, the SGGS asserts that it’s the mind that has to drink the Naam Amrit and thus it’s the mind that has to become the “Amritdhaaree”!
The fact is that the Universal Wisdom of the SGGS is for the entire “world” (“ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਵਰਤੀ ਜਗ ਅੰਤਰਿ”) to take and live by. NOT for only a particular country or a particular religion or a group of people, but the Wisdom (ਉਪਦੇਸ, Aatam Giaan) of the SGGS is for everybody in this world to take and live by. Therefore, everybody can read it, and benefit from it.
- ਖਤ੍ਰੀ ਬ੍ਰਾਹਮਣ ਸੂਦ ਵੈਸ ਉਪਦੇਸੁ ਚਹੁ ਵਰਨਾ ਕਉ ਸਾਝਾ ॥: The four Varna – the Kshatriya, Brahmins, Soodras and Vaishyas – are equal in respect to the Teaching (of the Gurbani…). (sggs 747).
The truth is that the Sikh Pujaaree group is afraid to lose grip over the GOLAK (collection of money, easy life of freeloading) if the people start reading and understanding the Gurbani themselves!
In nutshell, the purpose of reading the Gurbani is to understand the Gurbani through the Shabad-Vichaar (Reflections on the Gur-Shabad), and then live the daily life accordingly.
- ਬਿਨੁ ਬੂਝੇ ਪਸੂ ਭਏ ਬੇਤਾਲੇ ॥੬॥: Without understanding, people become beast (-nature) and demon ||6|| (sggs 224).
- ਹਰਿ ਕਾ ਬਿਲੋਵਨਾ ਬਿਲੋਵਹੁ ਮੇਰੇ ਭਾਈ ॥ ਸਹਜਿ ਬਿਲੋਵਹੁ ਜੈਸੇ ਤਤੁ ਨ ਜਾਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥: O Brother! Churn the churn of the Hari (Shabad-Vichaar…). Churn it steadily (i.e., in Sahaj Avasthaa – Natural State of Being, transcending Maya…), so that the Essence (ਤੱਤ – ਗਿਆਨ) may not be lost. ||1||Pause|| (sggs 478).
Pujaaree’s fake Mayaic Ardaas (prayers)
The swindler Sikh Pujaaree group will scare people telling them NOT to do Ardaas (prayer) yourself – “Paap Lagoogaa”. Instead, they want you to give them the money and they will pray for you! They also scare people telling them that only Amritdhaaree can do it.
Obviously, they have no clue as to what the real Amrit is according to the SGGS! Hence, they have no clue as to who is the real Amritdhaaree according to the SGGS!
Just listen to any Ardaas being performed by the present-day band of the cunning Pujaaree group in any Gurdwara around the world — you can’t help noticing that it is full of material demands and desires; totally contrary to the Way of the Gurbani. Clearly, they will do anything to preserve their lifestyle of FREELOADING (who exploit people to get free stuff …). For the sake of pleasing hosts and securing return business, they will say anything in Ardaas (involving success in business, victory in court-cases, asking for new cars or homes, success in school exams, asking for sons, and so on), which is totally contrary to the Gurmat (the Way of life based on the pure Wisdom or GIAAN of the SGGS).
Particularly the Deraavaad Baabaas are known to give ladies sons, as god has given them an exclusive agency of sons! Unbelievable fraud in the name of Gurbani, Sikhi, supreme Dharma, and the Universal Energy!
The SGGS tells us you cannot offer an Ardaas unless you are truly contented!
- ਸਤੁ ਸੰਤੋਖੁ ਹੋਵੈ ਅਰਦਾਸਿ ॥ ਤਾ ਸੁਣਿ ਸਦਿ ਬਹਾਲੇ ਪਾਸਿ ॥੧॥: (When a person) offers Ardaas (prayer) with True Contentment, (then the Divine) hearing (him) and calling him in, seats him close to Himself. (i.e., he becomes linked with the Divine). ||1|| (sggs 878).
The implication is: When you are truly contented, you have no demand, no request to ask. Hence, the SGGS urges us, if we want to beg something from the Divine (who is within), then the best is to demand the Divine Himself (Divine Wisdom, Virtues, understanding, ਸਮਝ…).
- ਮੇਰੇ ਲਾਲ ਭਲੋ ਰੇ ਭਲੋ ਰੇ ਭਲੋ ਹਰਿ ਮੰਗਨਾ ॥: O my dear beloved! It is good, it is noble, it is excellent to ask for “Hari” (from Hari)! (sggs 678).
No wonder the SGGS reminds us thet, in the Nanak’s Home (inner Home, Heart, there is nothing but the Naam!
- ਨਾਨਕ ਕੈ ਘਰਿ ਕੇਵਲ ਨਾਮੁ ॥੪॥੪॥: There is only Naam in Nanak’s Home (inner Home, Heart) ||4||4|| (sggs 1136).
Pujaaree’s fake Jamm Doot
Like the Brahmins/Pandits/Mullah, etc., the cheat Sikh Pujaaree group scares simpletons about Jamm Doot (so called messengers of death, etc.).
The truth is: They themselves are the living Jamm Doot, here and now! Because they promote falsehood, defaroud and misguide people. They them away from the Truth.
The SGGS repeatedly reminds us that Raam – the Universal Energy – resides within all beings.
- ਸਭੈ ਘਟ ਰਾਮੁ ਬੋਲੈ ਰਾਮਾ ਬੋਲੈ ॥: Raam speaks within all Hearts, solely Raam speaks (sggs 988).
Just think logically, if the same Universal Energy resides within all beings, then who is coming to take who? Where they will be taken?
- ਭਰਮੇ ਭੂਲਾ ਦੁਖੁ ਘਣੋ ਜਮੁ ਮਾਰਿ ਕਰੈ ਖੁਲਹਾਨੁ ॥: (Who practices falsehood) goes astray in doubt and suffers great agony; (thus the doubt-) Jamm beats him to a pulp. (sggs 21).
O foolish Pujaaree! Animal Joon is here and now, not after death
Just like the Brahmins/Pandits/Mullah, etc., the Sikh Pujaaree group also scares people of becoming animals, birds, insects, goblin or ghost (Bhoot-Pret) in next life.
Clearly, the Sikh Pujaaree group is the disciple of the corrupt Brahmins/Pandits for they have taken this information directly from the Puraan!
The SGGS asks all human beings to stop living like an animal while ALIVE, here and now! However, a mortal lacking Bhagti or the Divine Wisdom (Virtues, or the Gurmukh Lifestyle) lives an animal-like life (animal Joon -ਪਸੂ ਜੂਨ) while alive, again and again (“ਵਲਿ ਵਲਿ ਅਉਤਰੈ – Vali Vali Aoutarai”!!
- ਕਰਤੂਤਿ ਪਸੂ ਕੀ ਮਾਨਸ ਜਾਤਿ ॥: (Those in love with Maya, etc., although they) belong to the human species, but they act like animals (sggs 267).
The Pujaaree also scares unsuspecting people of goblin or ghost (Bhoot-Pret). The truth is they themselves are the biggest goblin or ghost (Bhoot-Pret) on this earth! How so? The SGGS confirms that those attached to Maya (here and now) are the real goblin or ghost (Bhoot-Pret) in this very life.
- ਮਾਇਆ ਮੋਹੁ ਪਰੇਤੁ ਹੈ ਕਾਮੁ ਕ੍ਰੋਧੁ ਅਹੰਕਾਰਾ ॥: Attachment to Maya, lust, anger, and egotism is the goblin (ghost, ਪ੍ਰੇਤ, ਭੂਤ…). (sggs 513).
Pujaaree’s fake god is vengeful!
Another common observance is that the doubt-ridden Pujaaree group will scare you as the Divine is some vengeful entity. This is total nonsense as per the SGGS.
First, the Divine is not separate from the man — He is within all beings, here and now. Second, the SGGS tells us:
ਮਿਠ ਬੋਲੜਾ ਜੀ ਹਰਿ ਸਜਣੁ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਮੋਰਾ ॥ ਹਉ ਸੰਮਲਿ ਥਕੀ ਜੀ ਓਹੁ ਕਦੇ ਨ ਬੋਲੈ ਕਉਰਾ ॥ ਕਉੜਾ ਬੋਲਿ ਨ ਜਾਨੈ ਪੂਰਨ ਭਗਵਾਨੈ ਅਉਗਣੁ ਕੋ ਨ ਚਿਤਾਰੇ ॥ ਪਤਿਤ ਪਾਵਨੁ ਹਰਿ ਬਿਰਦੁ ਸਦਾਏ ਇਕੁ ਤਿਲੁ ਨਹੀ ਭੰਨੈ ਘਾਲੇ ॥: My Divine (Mool, Hari, Prabh, Sajjan…) speaks sweetly. I have grown weary of trying Him, but, He never speaks harshly. The Perfect Divine does not know any bitter words, and does not even consider my demerits. It is the Divine’s nature to purify the degraded; He does not overlook even an iota of efforts (Shabad-Vichaar). (sggs 784).
Mere seeing or bowing will NOT do the trick!
Everyday, the wicked Pujaaree group invents new nonsense rituals or Karamkaand (ਥੋਥਾ ਕਰਮਕਾਂਡ). For example, they promote bowing everywhere — Gurdwara gate, parking lot, steps, doors, then may places inside the Gurdwara.
Let’s ask the SGGS about all this circus of our deluded mind?
The SGGS asserts nothing can be achieved by merely seeing or bowing everywhere (Mathaa Tekanaa – ਥਾਂ ਥਾਂ ਮੱਥਾ ਟੇਕਣਾਂ) or the Sri Guru Granth Sahib if the mind does not engage in the Shabad-Vichaar. In other words, the SGGS tells us that merely being in the physical presence of the SGGS is NOT enough; or, nothing can be achieved by bowing the head (Mathaa Tekanaa -ਮੱਥਾ ਟੇਕਣਾਂ) if the mind remains bent on falsehood, malice, crookedness, etc. Here is the Gurbani’s edict (ਫੈਸਲਾ):
- ਅਪਰਾਧੀ ਦੂਣਾ ਨਿਵੈ ਜੋ ਹੰਤਾ ਮਿਰਗਾਹਿ ॥ ਸੀਸਿ ਨਿਵਾਇਐ ਕਿਆ ਥੀਐ ਜਾ ਰਿਦੈ ਕੁਸੁਧੇ ਜਾਹਿ ॥੧॥: The sinner (i.e., one who does not live in harmony with Hukam or the Divine Wisdom) bows double like the deer hunter (who bows double as much while aiming at the deer). What can be achieved by merely bowing the head, when the heart remains resorted to falsehood (i.e., nothing is achieved!)? ||1|| (sggs 470).
Now, let’s ask the SGGS what the real “Bowing” is! According to the SGGS, the real “Bowing” is to realize the Naam!
- ਤੁਧਨੋ ਨਿਵਣੁ ਮੰਨਣੁ ਤੇਰਾ ਨਾਉ ॥: (O Divine!) To Believe or live by Your Naam (Wisdom) is the true bowing or obeisance unto You. (sggs 878).
How clear it is! The problem is we do not read the SGGS ourselves. If we do, we do not read to understand it.
The SGGS cautions its learners (i.e., Sikhs) that — without Shabad-Vichaar — mere seeing (Darshan-ਦਰਸਨ) the Satigur will not and cannot liberate anybody from Maya, doubts, duality, Haumai (false ego-sense), delusion, Bikaar (lust, anger, greed,etc.), and so on. The Gurbani compares the spiritual path (the Gurmukh Lifestyle) to chewing iron with the teeth of wax!
- ਡਿਠੈ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਜਿਚਰੁ ਸਬਦਿ ਨ ਕਰੇ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ ॥: (One is) not liberated by merely seeing (the Satigur), unless the Shabad is Reflected upon. (sggs 594).
Pujaaree’s fake Sach Khand
The Hindu Pujaaree says “Baikunth” (heaven) is “up there”. The Muslim Pujaaree says the “Bahishat” (heaven) is “up there” as well.
Following the lies of these two, the Sikh Pulsar group also lies (ਗੱਪ) that the “Sac Hand” is somewhere “up there”. However the SGGS does not agree with the foolish, crafty, and illiterate Pujaaree system. The edict of the SGGS is:
- ਪੰਡਿਤ ਮੁਲਾਂ ਜੋ ਲਿਖਿ ਦੀਆ ॥ ਛਾਡਿ ਚਲੇ ਹਮ ਕਛੂ ਨ ਲੀਆ ॥੩॥: Whatever the Pandit and the Mullaan have written (the path of Karamkaand, Shariyat…), I have abandoned (all of that); I have not taken any of it ||3||. (sggs 1159).
- ਨਾ ਹਮ ਹਿੰਦੂ ਨ ਮੁਸਲਮਾਨ ॥ ਅਲਹ ਰਾਮ ਕੇ ਪਿੰਡੁ ਪਰਾਨ ॥੪॥: I am not a Hindu, nor am I a Muslim. My body and breath of life belong to (whom Muslims call) Allah and to (whom Hindus call) Raam ||4|| (sggs 1136).
- ਹਿੰਦੂ ਅੰਨ੍ਹ੍ਹਾ ਤੁਰਕੂ ਕਾਣਾ ॥ ਦੁਹਾਂ ਤੇ ਗਿਆਨੀ ਸਿਆਣਾ ॥: The Hindu is sightless (totally blind – mentally ignorant or foolish, etc.) and the Muslim is one-eyed (i.e., who has limited himself in the boundaries of his religion, he thinks God is limited to only to the mosque, etc.). The Giani is wiser than both of them (for he knows the Truth). (sggs 875).
The SGGS asserts that “Nirankaar” (Formless Universal Energy…) pervades within, everywhere in “Kudrat” (“ਬਲਿਹਾਰੀ ਕੁਦਰਤਿ ਵਸਿਆ ॥”, sggs 469). With that said, the common sense then dictates that the Gurrmat’s Sach Khand (Dargah– “ਦਰਗਹ”…) must also be within, in “Kudrat” (Nature…), here and now, NOT “up there” or after death! Unfortunately, when it comes to the Pujaaree group, the common sense is not common anymore!
However, in order to enter the final part (i.e., “Khand”) of the “Sach” (or “Sach Khand”) within, one has to successfully pass through four other four parts (“Khand”) — “Dharam Khand”, “Giaan Khand”, “Saram Khand”, and “Karam Khand”. Since the foolish and illiterate Pujaaree group does not want to learn or tell the truth, they conveniently manufactured Sach Khand “up there”!!
In nutshell, the Gurmat’s “Sach Khand” is a state of the mind (Soch-ਸੋਚ) that is free of falsehood — the state of having become “Sachiaar” (Truthful, Wise, Virtuous, Gurmukh, free of falsehood, free of Bikaar…)! Hence, one does not become “Sachiaar” or enter “Sach Khand” by just calling somebody “Sach Khand Vaasee” as the “Thugs of Baanaaras” (“ਬਾਨਾਰਸਿ ਕੇ ਠਗ”) do in Deraa (ਪਖੰਡੀ ਬਾਬਿਆਂ ਦੇ ਡੇਰੇ)!
- ਸਚ ਖੰਡਿ ਵਸੈ ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰੁ ॥:. The Formless Nirankaar resides in Sach Khand (within). (sggs 8).
- ਕਿਵ ਸਚਿਆਰਾ ਹੋਈਐ ਕਿਵ ਕੂੜੈ ਤੁਟੈ ਪਾਲਿ ॥ ਹੁਕਮਿ ਰਜਾਈ ਚਲਣਾ ਨਾਨਕ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਨਾਲਿ ॥੧॥: How can you become “Sachiaaraa”? And how can the wall of falsehood be torn away? O Nanak! It is written that (you should) walk (in the Way) of the Hukam (Naam, the Law of Nature…) of the Divine Order. ||1|| (sggs 1).
Hence, according to the SGGS, anybody can enjoy Sach Khand (Dargah- “ਦਰਗਹ”…), here and now, provided one is attuned to the Truth or the Giaan or Knowledge of the Truth.
- ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਸੇਤੀ ਰਤਿਆ ਦਰਗਹ ਪਾਈਐ ਠਾਉ ॥: Attuned to the Satigur (Giaan or Knowledge of Truth), one enjoys Dargah (here and now). (sggs 517).
- ਸਚੇ ਸੇਤੀ ਰਤਿਆ ਦਰਗਹ ਬੈਸਣੁ ਜਾਇ ॥: Attuned to the Truth (Giaan), one enjoys Dargah (here and now). (sggs 52).
Pujaaree group has turned the SGGS into an object of idol worshiping
As the Brahmin/Pandits offer food to the stone idols in their temples, the cheat and illiterate Sikh Pujaare group also offers food/Karhaa-Parsaad to SGGS. At that time they also sing the following verses:
- ਅਨਿਕ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਰ ਭੋਜਨ ਬਹੁ ਕੀਏ ਬਹੁ ਬਿੰਜਨ ਮਿਸਟਾਏ ॥ ਕਰੀ ਪਾਕਸਾਲ ਸੋਚ ਪਵਿਤ੍ਰਾ ਹੁਣਿ ਲਾਵਹੁ ਭੋਗੁ ਹਰਿ ਰਾਏ ॥੨॥: (Soul-bride: learner of the SGGS) have prepared all sorts of foods and all sorts of sweet deserts (i.e., many auspicious or pious Vichaar or thoughts) in the pure kitchen (of my Heart). O Divine! Now, please accept (the auspicious Vichaar of my Heart so that I can live a Divine Life). ||2|| (sggs 1266).
As we can see the zist of the foregoing verse has nothing to do with the external Langar, Karhaa-Parsaad, Daal, Sabji, Roti, and so on. This is so insulting to the Universal Wisdom of the SGGS! These shameless people has no clue that the SGGS is talking at the level of the mind!
This Sikh Pujaaree Group do the similar stunt during an Akhand Paath (continuous reading of the SGGS) — as soon as the Paath reaches page 705 of the SGGS and the following Salok is read, the Pujaaree will perform the Ardaas of “Madh” (or middle or halfway point of the Akhand Paath).
- ਆਦਿ ਪੂਰਨ ਮਧਿ ਪੂਰਨ ਅੰਤਿ ਪੂਰਨ ਪਰਮੇਸੁਰਹ ॥ ਸਿਮਰੰਤਿ ਸੰਤ ਸਰਬਤ੍ਰ ਰਮਣੰ ਨਾਨਕ ਅਘਨਾਸਨ ਜਗਦੀਸੁਰਹ ॥੧॥: The Transcendent Lord pervaded in the beginning, pervades in the middle and would pervade in the end. Nanak, the saints remember the All-pervading God, who is the Destroyer of sins and the Lord of the universe. (sggs 705).
Again as we can see, this empty ritual or Karamkaand of the Pujaaree has nothing to do with the Divine Message of the foregoing Sloak.
- First, page 705 is not the middle or center of the SGGS. The SGGS has 1430 pages. Its middle is at page No. 715, NOT at page No. 705!
- Second, the Pujaaree performs Ardaas while the SGGS is being read! How insulting is that to the SGGS!
- Third, the Message of the Salok has nothing to do with the Karamkaand of the Pujaaree. During Ardaas, sometime the Paathee can be seen doing Paath inaudibly and sometime the Ardaas is done inaudibly. What a meaningless Karamkaand!
Apparently, the Pujaaree group has learnt NOTHING from the GIAAN or Wisdom of the SGGS. Their main focus is on the Golak (collection of money, bread-ਰੋਟੀਆਂ)!:
- ਬੁਤ ਪੂਜਿ ਪੂਜਿ ਹਿੰਦੂ ਮੂਏ ਤੁਰਕ ਮੂਏ ਸਿਰੁ ਨਾ ਈ ॥: Worshipping their idols, the Hindus die; the Muslims die bowing their heads. (sggs 654).
Sikhs are supposed to be the “riddle” solvers!
First off, in Sikhi, according to the SGGS:
Guru = Giaan (Divine Wisdom, spiritual Knowledge)
Giaan = Guru
Further, the entire SGGS is the riddle or puzzle posed to its learners (i.e., Sikhs) by this GIAAN-GURU!
- ਏਹ ਮੁਦਾਵਣੀ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੂ ਪਾਈ ਗੁਰਸਿਖਾ ਲਧੀ ਭਾਲਿ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਜਿਸੁ ਬੁਝਾਏ ਸੁ ਬੁਝਸੀ ਹਰਿ ਪਾਇਆ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਘਾਲਿ ॥੧॥: The Satiguroo has posed this riddle. By searching (Shabad-Vichaar…), the Gursikhs find it (i.e., understand or resolve the riddle…). O Nanak! He alone understands it who wants to understand; by becoming the Gurmukh, he (who wants to understand it) works hard (Shabad-Vichaar-ਘਾਲਣਾ, ਖੋਜ…) and realizes Hari (Mool…, within). ||1|| (sggs 645).
Hence, all Sikhs (learners, students, seekers…) are challenged by the Giaan-Guru to be the riddle solvers! In order to solve the riddle, we – the Sikhs – will have to read the SGGS ourselves (Not by the hired Pujaarees). We must do Sahaj Paath, and understand it, and, ultimately, live it the same time.
There are so many other relevant points that can be included here (i.e., Teerath Yatra, the Sikhi and pilgrimage, ablutions, Amrit, Gur-Charan, counting beads (Maalaa), Gur-Moorat, Jaat-Paat, heaven and hell, Gur-Mantra, spirituality based on calculations, giving and taking Siropa, singing of Kirtan, rituals related to eclipse, and so on). But, because of the space or lenght consideration, we will stop here. Let’s first digest this much truth of the SGGS!
Clearly, the corrupt Pujaaree-Vaad wants to make sure that the GIAAN or Wisdom of the SGGS does not get close to the masses! Why? Because, if it does, it will perform spiritual surgery on people’s doubt-ridden minds and free them from the fraud of the Pujaaree system. In other words, the crafty Pujaaree system wants people to remain tied to useless rituals (Karamkaand), otherwise they lose their lucrative business of no loss, but all gains (Golak, collection of money, bread-ਰੋਟੀਆਂ)!
- ਨਾਨਕ ਸੇ ਨਰ ਅਸਲਿ ਖਰ ਜਿ ਬਿਨੁ ਗੁਣ ਗਰਬੁ ਕਰੰਤਿ ॥੨॥: O Nanak! Those who are very proud of themselves without any Virtues, they in reality are just donkeys ||2|| (sggs 1246).