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Guru Teghbahadar Sahib: The Path to Azadi-Freedom

Monday
,
29
November
2021

Guru Teghbahadar Sahib: The Path to Azadi-Freedom

Monday
,
29
November
2021
Guru Teghbahadar Sahib
Sikhism

Guru Teghbahadar Sahib: The Path to Azadi-Freedom

Monday
,
29
November
2021
Guru Teghbahadar Sahib
Sikhism
The story of my Divine Beloved is the becoming of Freedom.

My greatest amanat, my most priceless treasure.

If one wants to taste Azadi, freedom, one must bow their head in Remembrance of the Beloved.

Azadi, liberation, is Fearlessness.

To be Azad, is to be steady and intuitive.
To be Azad, is to remember the Guru with every breath.
To be Azad, is to prepare oneself for the Beloved to enter one’s home, one’s being.

This is the path to be truly Fearless and Free.

Profound reflection.
Deep spiritual connection.
Rooted internal revolution.

Azadi is to be intuitively transformed.
A transformation that makes the seeker - sovereign.
Azadi is spiritual.
A realization, a grounding, in the multiverse that simultaneously exists within Self, within the Beloved.
Azadi is to advocate for the freedom of others, regardless of creed or caste.
A sacrosanct privilege experienced by the righteous.

To be unfree is to be in pain.

Arise.
Awaken.
It is time.

Remember and reclaim your rightful thrones.
Remember to be governed only by Hukam, Divine Will.

The Guru is calling us to action: free yourselves, become Azad through Remembrance.

In Remembrance, we are Fearless.
In Remembrance, we Love.
In Remembrance, we inspire others to be free.
In Remembrance, we advocate for all and fight the good fight.
In Remembrance, we are radical.

Azadi is to be steady in the face of the greatest afflictions.
Azadi is to be so free that you free others.

Azadi,

where iron and gold are the same
where foe and friend are alike
for the One is in all.

Azadi is to refute violence and colonial authority.

Remembering Oneness is not negating the pain of the oppressed.
It is a reminder that no one can free us.
Not until we choose to free ourselves.

Resist by transcending.
Resist the notion that your identity is anything other than wholly spiritual and political.
Resist the burden of vices imposed upon you from your very self.
Resist the larger oppression of social control and domination.
Resist against forces that wish to negate one’s autonomy.
Resist against injustices and transgressions that are implicated in the seemingly mundane.

O Siblings of Destiny, resisting against tyrannical forces and pining for the Beloved is one breath.

The righteous Path is to Remember Guru Teghbahadar Sahib’s martyrdom as the catalyst for one’s advocacy of the marginalized.

Rise to your Beloved.
Come home.

Guru Teghbahadar Sahib is telling us:

Remember the Fearless One.
Rise into the Azadi of cosmic fullness and walk the Path.
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Kiranjot Kaur is the Associate Editor at the Sikh Research Institute. She is pursuing her Ph.D. at York University. 

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