About T Singh
The author is just an ordinary being, who, as a beginner, is trying to see the world as the Sri Guru Granth Sahib!A retired Engineer in the U.S.A., the author is neither a scholar nor a writer and nor interested in being one. He does not claim to understand fully. If you know how to say the meanings of the Gurbani clearer, please share with us ("Vand Shako") in the comment section of each post.
Although he was born in a Sikh family but — as the Gurbani indicates — to be a True Sikh or Khalsaa is not a question of family of birth, heredity, ancestry, religion, race, social status, caste, education, titles, robes, region, etc., it is a question of mind abiding in its Mool through Shabad-Vichaar (Giaan or Wisdom). Hence, "Sikh" and "Khalsa" words do not represent physical state, but a Spiritual State to be experienced within, personally!
- ਕਹੁ ਕਬੀਰ ਜਨ ਭਏ ਖਾਲਸੇ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਭਗਤਿ ਜਿਹ ਜਾਨੀ ॥: O Kabeer! Those persons become "Khaalsae" (ਖਾਲਸੇ) who have realized the Prem Bhagti (ਗੁਰਮਤ ਦਾ ਪੂਰਾ ਗਿਆਨ, Perfect Understanding of the Gur-Shabad, Gur-Giaan, or Divine Wisdom of the Gurbani…). (sggs 655).
- ਸੋ ਗੁਰੂ ਸੋ ਸਿਖੁ ਹੈ ਭਾਈ ਜਿਸੁ ਜੋਤੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਮਿਲਾਇ ॥: O Brother! He is the Guroo and he is the Sikh, who has merged (his individual) light in the Divine Light (i.e., who has become one with his Mool within…). (sggs 602).
- ਪੂਰਨ ਜੋਤ ਜਗੈ ਘਟ ਮੈ ਤਬ ਖਾਲਸ ਤਾਹਿ ਨਖਾਲਸ ਜਾਨੋ ॥ One becomes Pure (i.e, Khalsa…) only when he realizes Complete Divine Light within, otherwise know him to be an impure one (Dasam Granth, 1350).