Sikhs Who Believe In Caste Or Jaat Paat Are Brahmins In Sikh Masks

The present day Pujaaree in Sikhi is none other than Brahmins in Sikh Masks!

Hence, the current Pujaaree system or the Pujaaree groups in Sikhi are bent upon destroying the revolutionary ‘Soch’ (thinking) of Baabaa Nanak.

For example, Baabaa Nanak’s revolutionary ‘Soch’ (thinking) demands removal of the cancer of Jaat Paat from the society!

All Sikhs (learners or ਸਿਖਿਆਰਥੀ of the Giaan or Wisdom of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) — young or old — whether living in India or in other countries must know that SGGS is strictly against Jaat Paat (casteism).

The Gurmat (Wisdom, Giaan, Upadesh or Way of the SGGS…) is the strong supporter of equality and rejects madness of belief in Jaat Paat.

The Bibek or Wisdom of the SGGS instructs its Sikhs to consider all humans equal, regardless of their class, color, race, gender or religion.

  • ਜੋ ਦੀਸੈ ਸੋ ਤੇਰਾ ਰੂਪੁ ॥: Whatever is seen is Your form (sggs724).
  • ਏਕ ਨੂਰ ਤੇ ਸਭੁ ਜਗੁ ਉਪਜਿਆ ਕਉਨ ਭਲੇ ਕੋ ਮੰਦੇ ॥੧॥: The entire universe has taken place from One “Noor” (One Universal Energy, Hukam, System or Law of Nature, ਕੁਦਰਤ ਦਾ ਨਿਯਮ). So who is good, and who is bad? ||1|| (sggs 1349).
  • ਜਾਣਹੁ ਜੋਤਿ ਨ ਪੂਛਹੁ ਜਾਤੀ ਆਗੈ ਜਾਤਿ ਨ ਹੇ ॥: Recognize the Light (Jot within all), and don’t ask or consider Jaatee, as there is no Jaati in the world hereafter (sggs 349).
  • ਜਾਤਿ ਕਾ ਗਰਬੁ ਨ ਕਰਿ ਮੂਰਖ ਗਵਾਰਾ ॥ ਇਸੁ ਗਰਬ ਤੇ ਚਲਹਿ ਬਹੁਤੁ ਵਿਕਾਰਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥: Do not be proud of your (higher or ਉੱਚੀ) Jaati, you ignorant fool! So much Bikaar comes from this pride. ||1||Rahaaou|| (sggs 1127-1128).

The Gurmat disagrees with the Brahminical practice of casteism, which divides the mankind, resulting in hatred, inequality, injustice, disharmony, and so on. To the contrary, the Gurmat teaches to bring about the positive social change by abolishing Jaat Paat, etc.!

Hence – regardless what Got (ਗੋਤ), surname or group you identify with – if you believe in the madness of Jaat Paat, then you are not a Sikh.

Instead, you are a Brahmin.

Why a Brahmin?

Because the madness of belief in Jaat Paat is the product of the Brahmin’s crafty mind or thinking (ਸੋਚ) and text (e.g., Mannu Simriti, etc.), along with fake and meaningless stories (ਗੱਪ ਕਹਾਣੀਆਂ), falsehood (ਝੂਠ), disfigured history with embellishments, and imaginary facts.

To say it otherwise, Sikhs who practice or believe in the madness of Jaat Paat as the Brahmin are fraud or phony Sikhs in disguise. Because, the true Dharma as taught by the Gurmat does not believe in this madness.

Hence, such fraud Sikhs are anti-Gurmat forces (anti-teaching of the Gurbani) who want to propagate Brahminical thinking (ਸੋਚ), distort Sikh tenets, corrupt Baabaa Nanak’s teaching which disagrees with the Brahminical practice of caste system. In other words, they simply want to superimpose the crafty Brahminical practices onto the Wisdom of the SGGS.

  • ਗਰਭ ਵਾਸ ਮਹਿ ਕੁਲੁ ਨਹੀ ਜਾਤੀ ॥ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਬਿੰਦੁ ਤੇ ਸਭ ਉਤਪਾਤੀ ॥੧॥ ਕਹੁ ਰੇ ਪੰਡਿਤ ਬਾਮਨ ਕਬ ਕੇ ਹੋਏ ॥ ਬਾਮਨ ਕਹਿ ਕਹਿ ਜਨਮੁ ਮਤ ਖੋਏ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਜੌ ਤੂੰ ਬ੍ਰਾਹਮਣੁ ਬ੍ਰਹਮਣੀ ਜਾਇਆ ॥ ਤਉ ਆਨ ਬਾਟ ਕਾਹੇ ਨਹੀ ਆਇਆ ॥੨॥ ਤੁਮ ਕਤ ਬ੍ਰਾਹਮਣ ਹਮ ਕਤ ਸੂਦ ॥ ਹਮ ਕਤ ਲੋਹੂ ਤੁਮ ਕਤ ਦੂਧ ॥੩॥ ਕਹੁ ਕਬੀਰ ਜੋ ਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਬੀਚਾਰੈ ॥ ਸੋ ਬ੍ਰਾਹਮਣੁ ਕਹੀਅਤੁ ਹੈ ਹਮਾਰੈ ॥੪॥੭॥: In the womb, no lineage and caste is known. (One) Brahm is the Source of all ||1|| (Kabeer Sahib questions) since when have you been a Brahmin? Don’t waste your life by continually claiming to be a Brahmin. ||1||Pause|| If you are indeed a Brahmin, born of a Brahmin mother, then why didn’t you come by some other way? ||2|| How is it that you are a Brahmin, and I am of a low caste? Is it that I have blood (in my veins), and you have milk (in your veins)? ||3|| Says Kabeer, one who contemplates the Brahm, is said to be a Brahmin among us. ||4||7|| (sggs 324).

In other words, those so called Sikhs who practice or believe in the madness of casteism or Jaat Paat are in fact either followers or children of the crafty Brahmins bent on poisoning the pure teaching of the SGGS (“ਪੰਡਿਤ ਪਾੜੀ ਬਾਟ”).

It would be complete travesty of truth to deny or shy away from the fact that there has already been distortion of the Teaching (Upadesh) of the SGGS by the selfish, self-serving, fraudulent, and illiterate Pujaaree system or the Pujaaree groups — Ragi, Bhai, Granthi, Giaanee, Kathaakaar, Deraa-Vaad, Baabaa-Vaad, Sant-Vaad, Jathedaar-Vaad, Takhat-Vaad, foolish and dishonest so called scholars, etc..

The Gurbani indicates that the caste or Jaat Paat relates only to the gross body-frame; not to one’s soul or mind!

  • ਦੇਹ ਨ ਨਾਉ ਨ ਹੋਵੈ ਜਾਤਿ ॥: “Deh” (i.e., subtle body – soul) has no name or “Jaati” (sggs 1257).
  • ਸਭ ਜੋਤਿ ਤੇਰੀ ਜੋਤੀ ਵਿਚਿ ਕਰਤੇ ਸਭੁ ਸਚੁ ਤੇਰਾ ਪਾਸਾਰਾ ॥: Sabh joti teree jotee…  (sggs 1314).

In other words, the Gurmat Wisdom of the SGGS tells us that the caste-conscious person is simply a Manmukh (Saakat, Mayadhaaree…) who has confounded his True Identity (Jot Saroop) with the non-Jot or the physical body-frame. Consequently, owing to his arrogance and Haumai (false ego-sense), he identifies himself and others as Jatt Sikh, Saini Sikh, Bhapa Sikh, Mazhabi Sikh, Tarkhan Sikh,  Labana Sikh, etc.

  • ਅਗੈ ਨਾਉ ਜਾਤਿ ਨ ਜਾਇਸੀ ਮਨਮੁਖਿ ਦੁਖੁ ਖਾਤਾ ॥: The name (ਵੱਡਾ ਨਾਮ) and Jaati will not go hereafter, and (consumed in these) the Manmukh suffers (sggs 514).
  • ਸਾਕਤ ਨੀਚ ਤਿਸੁ ਕੁਲੁ ਨਹੀ ਜਾਤੀ ॥੭॥: Saakat (the one separated from his Mool) is wretched (low, out-caste…), (as a result, his status of) lineage and caste do not remain. ||7|| (sggs 239).
  • 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.). (sggs 313).

The negative side of having some power (e.g., pride or superiority complex of higher caste) for a while is that it gets to one’s head. Anything you practice for a long time becomes a core part of your identity. This is the problem with the Brahmins. Also, this is the problem with Sikhs and the Sikh Pujaare groups who believe in the madness of casteism  or Jaat Paat as the Bramins do.

Consequent of such madness perpetuates social inequality, divisions, separateness, “Baad Bibaad” (strife, conflicts, ਝਗੜੇ, ਵੈਰ-ਵਿਰੋਧ), and so on. It’s a curse. For example, the casteism is practiced so blindly in some rural parts of Punjab that people have established caste-specific Gurudwaras, cremation grounds, wells, places of congregation, and so on.

Then why so many Sikhs practice this madness? The Gurbani provides us with an answer — it’s because of one’s doubt (Bharam), Haumai (false ego-sense), Bikaar (lust, anger, greed, attachment, pride, and their countless variations)…

  • ਹਉਮੈ ਮੇਰਾ ਜਾਤਿ ਹੈ ਅਤਿ ਕ੍ਰੋਧੁ ਅਭਿਮਾਨੁ ॥: Haumai (false ego-sense, ਮੈਂ ਮੈਂ, ਮੇਰੀ ਮੇਰੀ) and “Jaati” (pride of being superior, separate, different), (gives rise to) too much anger and pride (i.e., all Bikaar). (sggs 429).
  • ਉਤਮ ਮਧਿਮ ਜਾਤੀਂ ਜਿਨਸੀ ਭਰਮਿ ਭਵੈ ਸੰਸਾਰੁ ॥: High and low, caste and status – the world wanders lost in doubt (ਉੱਚੀਆਂ ਨੀਵੀਆਂ ਜਾਤਾਂ ਤੇ ਕਿਸਮਾਂ ਦੇ ਭਰਮ / ਵਹਿਮਾਂ ਵਿਚ ਖੁਆਰ ਹੋਣਾਂ). (sggs 1243).

Furthermore, the Sikh Pujaaree system, and the Pujaaree groups are succeeding in their alliances with management to convert Gurdwara programs into Brahamanic practices just like they were prevalent before Baabaa Nanak.

Also, the Gurdwara programs are restricted to only singing and recitations without Shabad-Vichaar. If there is any Shabad-vichaar, it is only by the illiterate or crafty Pujaaree groups and not by those with true apprehension of the Gurbani (Gurmukhs, Dass, Jan, Bhagat). All of this is similar to what was prevalent before Baabaa Nanak (Golak!). 

The Bani of all 35 contributors of the SGGS introduced a major shift in the practices of the institutionalized or organized religions by promoting Vichaar to replace all rituals or Karamkaand.

But, alas, we are reverting back to pre-Guru’s times!

According to the Gurbani, the cure is in removing doubt, Haumai, or Bikaar (lust, anger, greed, attachment, pride…) — becoming the Gurmukh.

  • ਸਬਦਿ ਮਰੈ ਤਾ ਜਾਤਿ ਜਾਇ ਜੋਤੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਮਿਲੈ ਭਗਵਾਨੁ ॥੨॥: (If) died through the Shabad (i.e., becoming absorbed in Naam, Hukam, Shabad-Vichaar, Wisdom….), then “Jaati” (pride of being superior, separate, different…) goes away, (and then one’s) light merges into the (Supreme) Light and (he) Realizes “Bhagwaan” (Mool, Parmaatam…). ||2|| (sggs 429).
  • ਸਬਦੇ ਹਉਮੈ ਮਾਰੀਐ ਸਚੈ ਮਹਲਿ ਸੁਖੁ ਪਾਇ ॥੪॥: Through the Shabad, conquer your ego, and in the True Mansion of the Lord’s Presence, you shall find peace. ||4|| (sggs 429).
  • ਹਮਰੀ ਜਾਤਿ ਪਤਿ ਸਚੁ ਨਾਉ ॥: (O Lord) The True Naam is my “Jaati Pati” (sggs 353).
  • ਜਾਤਿ ਬਰਨ ਕੁਲ ਸਹਸਾ ਚੂਕਾ ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਸਬਦਿ ਬੀਚਾਰੀ ॥੧॥: ||1||: Doubt about Jaati, Varan, and Kul (caste, social class, lineage…) is eliminated by the Gurmat (following the Teaching of the Gurbani) through the Shabad-Vichaar ||1|| (sggs 1198).
  • ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਜਾਤਿ ਪਤਿ ਸਭੁ ਆਪੇ ॥: Gurmukhi Jaati Pati sabhu aape (sggs 117).

In fact, according to the Gurbani (NOT according to the fool-o-sophy), it’s the absence of Naam (Truth, Wisdom, Virtues) which constitutes one being of low caste (ਨੀਚ, “ਨੀਚ ਜਾਤਿ”, “ਸਨਾਤ”).

  • ਖਸਮੁ ਵਿਸਾਰਹਿ ਤੇ ਕਮਜਾਤਿ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਨਾਵੈ ਬਾਝੁ ਸਨਾਤਿ ॥੪॥੩॥: Those who forget the Divine (Wisdom, Virtues, Truth…) are of low life. O Nanak! without the Divine Naam (Virtues, Wisdom, Truth…), they are wretched outcasts (ਨੀਚ, lowly beings) ||4||3|| (sggs 10).
  • ਬਿਨੁ ਨਾਵੈ ਸਭ ਨੀਚ ਜਾਤਿ ਹੈ ਬਿਸਟਾ ਕਾ ਕੀੜਾ ਹੋਇ ॥: Without the Naam, all are low class, like maggots in manure (sggs 426).

Relatively the older Sikh generation may not change, for they feel comfortable and are used to Jaat Paat. Also, with old age, Haumai (false ego-sense) tend to become stubborn, stronger, bloated…

  • ਅਬਰਨ ਬਰਨ ਸਿਉ ਮਨ ਹੀ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ॥ ਹਉਮੈ ਗਾਵਨਿ ਗਾਵਹਿ ਗੀਤ ॥: (Those people whose) mind loves to know the high and low social class (caste…), (they) always speak in egotism (sggs 1162).

However, the young Sikh generation all around the world should educate themselves of the true Gurmat Wisdom of the SGGS and become self-aware of challenges.

On the basis of the Universal Teaching of the SGGS, youngsters should come forth and challenge and break this mad practice of casteism (Jaat Paat) in Sikhi. They must come forth and confront those who are trying to propagate this evil practices in the Gurdwaras, homes, communities…

The Gurmat considers  one’s “Jaat” (if one is of low or high caste…) and “Patt” (honor, dignity…) based on one’s Karma (deeds, actions…).

As evident, Sikhi we see out there today is not a Sikhi of the SGGS. Instead, it’s a Sikhi of the crafty Pujaaree-Vaad.

Baabaa Nanak asserts brandishing religious paraphernalia on one’s ephemeral body-frame is not a Sikhi of the SGGS.

  • ਭੇਖੁ ਭਵਨੀ ਹਠੁ ਨ ਜਾਨਾ ਨਾਨਕਾ ਸਚੁ ਗਹਿ ਰਹੇ ॥੧॥: I know nothing about religious robes, pilgrimages or stubbornness; O Nanak, I only hold tight to the Truth ||1|| (sggs 843).
Listen to the ultimate edict of Baabaa Nanak:
ਜਾਤਿ ਜਨਮੁ ਨਹ ਪੂਛੀਐ ਸਚ ਘਰੁ ਲੇਹੁ ਬਤਾਇ ॥ ਸਾ ਜਾਤਿ ਸਾ ਪਤਿ ਹੈ ਜੇਹੇ ਕਰਮ ਕਮਾਇ ॥: O Nanak! Do not ask about (someone’s) “Jaati” or birth (family). (If you must ask, then ask) how to realize Truth in the Heart.  (Jaat Paat of a person) is as he acts (sggs 1330).




  2. Thank you Veer Ji for taking the time to respond!

    The Gurbani talks about talks about both the crafty Brahmins/Pandits/Mullah…

    As you pointed out, the Gurbani also defines the True ones. But the Gurbani also says such True ones very “rare”!!

    As the Gurbani time and again eludes the problem and the danger is from the crafty ones, who are the majority (the 99.9% category)!!

  3. In fact Sikhs are true BRAHMINS. This is very clear from the definition of BRAHMAN from within gurbanee.Accordingly BRAHMAN is one who contemplates solely of BRAHM and gurbanee clearly gives this direction to all Sikhs.
    BRAHM is a very Fundamental and Pivotal concept of Gurbanee.

  4. Yes, there is no caste or religion in fact in the eyes of Guru or a Real Saints. There are many saints in other religions also who fought caste system but the unreal Brahmins oppressed them. For Saints/BrahamGianis Manas ki Jaat sab ek pehchhano…………………Bhul Chuk Maaf Ji………..

  5. Dear T Singh Ji

    The world is burning, we must use this fire to go inward and get peace.

    Lovely article, this is one of the few websites where you can get true spirituality, it is a breath of fresh air thank you Sir !

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