This month is the martyrdom of Guru Arjan Sahib the fifth Nanak by Bhai Gurdas.
Praise the great Amaru, Guru Amardas Sahib, whose grandson stood true to his grandfather’s word and came to us as the divinely gifted ferryboat of Bani, the Divine word (dohta bani da bohitha). Apart from social welfare and community programs, he not only reinvigorated institutions and established sangats, but also made one of the historically and organizationally most significant move. He codified the revelations of the first five Nanaks including himself, in an extremely well organized anthology in the Adi Granth Sahib.
In addition to the rich mystic content that identifies with the Divine, Adi Granth Sahib is a treasure of different languages, cultures, identities, ideas, aesthetics and musical dimensions; a canon that guarantees sovereignty and dignity to each individual by virtue of their being Divine and does not allow any hegemonic intrusion to disturb its lyrical and poetic harmony. Broad-based principles of all-encompassing Divinity, unity of Creator and creation, and the universal siblinghood form its foundation.
Let’s commemorate and identifying with Guru Arjan Sahib, who through his message strengthens our bond with Vahiguru, and enlivens us with renewed purpose and selflessness daily.