sRI gurU gRMQ sfihb, sMsQfvF qy iswK rihq mrXfdf
ies gwl qoN
munkr nhIN hoieaf jf skdf ik iswKF `c vKryvyN df kfrn sMsQfvF ivc
alwg 2 mrXfdf df pRclq hoxf qy ienHF df pRbMD glq hwQF ivc rihxf hY.
ies kuqfhI sMbMDI keI vfr iliKaf jf cuwkf hY. iswK Drm dy doKI jdoN
Kfs krky kOm gLulfm hovy mrXfdf dI ieksfrqf ilafAux qy iemfndfr
pRbMDkF dy hwk ivc nhIN Bugqxgy.
mrXfdf `c jfxbuwJ ky vpfrI soc qihq ieMnIaF qruwtIaF rwKIaF hoeIaF
hn ik iswKF ƒ aMDivsLvfsI, krmkFzf df DfrnI qy mfnisk rogI bxfieaf
jf irhf hY. pr ies df mqlb ieh nhIN hoxf cfhIdf ik ies sB dy muwK
kfrn gulfmI nUM Bulf ky, hmysLf afps ivc AulJ ky, dusLmx nUM KusL
krn nfl mslf hwl ho irhf hY qy iek dUjy nfl AulJxF hI jLrUrI hY.
lokrfj, qfnfsLfh, rfjy afid ƒ hmysLf iksy nf iksy isstm (ZFcy) dI
loV huMdI hY. ies qoN vgYr ieh sB qk phuMc qy smJx leI pYrF hyToN
imwtI kwZx vflI gwl hY. hr mMjLl dI nINh huMdI hY qy hr nINh `qy hI
AusfrI huMdI hY iPr hI kuwJ ZFcf njLr afAuNdf hY. cfhy iPr Aus df
rUp ikho ijhf hI ikAuN nf hovy. hux swjxf qy dusLmnF ny jfxy- axjfxy
iswK Drm dI nINh nUM hwQ pfieaf hoieaf hY. pqf nhIN ikAuN? iswK Drm
dIaF sMsQfvF qy mrXfdf smF pf ky hoNd ivc afeIaF hn BfvyN ieh srkfrI
hwQF ivc hI hn jo sfnUM pUrn rUp ivc kbUl nhIN hY. kbUl nhIN vflI
gwl vI iemndfr hI kih skdy hn pr aijhf kihxf DiVaF dy pwK pUrn
vfilaF leI soBf nhIN idMdf. sB kuwJ sRI gurU gRMQ sfihb ivc aMkq
kIqf hoxf qy lwBxf sMBv nhIN hY pr pRyrxf jrUr leI jf skdI hY.
sRI gurU gRMQ
sfihb sMpUrn qy pivwqr gRMQ hY. iswKF leI iehI pRvfnq hY. ijs qoN
brfbrI qy srbq dy Bly df sQfeI sMdysL imldf hY. ies Dfrimk pivwqr
gRMQ nUM soDxf jF soD ky dyKx dI gwl iswKF leI munfsb qF kI hoxI hY
hor DrmF vfly vI afpxy gRMQF leI svIkfr nhIN kr skdy. ieh gwl Auh qF
kr skdy hn ijnHF df Drm kOmFqrI kfnUMnF qy miqaF dI AulGMxf krdf
gRMQF `c qbdIlI asMBv hY qy ho hI nhIN skdI pr kfnUMnF qy rUljL (mrXfdf)
dI soD ho skdI hY BfvyN AuQy vI ieh kih ky rok hY ik Auh soD sMivDfn
dy mUl ZFcy dy iKlfP nf hovy. aml dI gl vwKrI hY ijs vwl sB dIaF
njLrF lwgIaF hoeIaF hn. sMivDfn `qy qF pRsLnicMn lwgf hoieaf hY.
Dfrmk gRMQ qy kfnUMn ivc aMqr smJdy hoey vI sRI gurU gRMQ sfihb Auqy
vI ikMqU-pRMqU krvfieaf jf irhf hY. iswKF dIaF sMsQfvF qy mrXfdf (rUljL)
`qy gUVf pRsLnicMn lfAux qy ienHF nUM Zih - ZyrI krn dI sLrfrqI soc
nUM nwQ pfAux dI loV hY. pr ieh sLrfrqF AunHF icr cldIaF qy kIqIaF
jFdIaF rihxgIaF jdoN qk iswK afpxf vwKrf iKwqf afjfd hsqI vjoN hfsl
nhIN kr lYNdy. sLbd-gurU nfl juVn qy Aus dy Aucfrn leI iswK sMsQfvF
qy ieksfr mrXfdf dI hmysLf loV hY . pRbMDk Aus mrXfdf dy DfrnI hoxy
vI jrUrI hn nhIN qF sfP- suQry pRbMD dI afs nhIN kIqI jf skdI. ies
sMbMDI sucyq rihx leI bynqI hI kIqI jf skdI hY.
blbIr isMG sUc,
aYzvokyt; imqI 02-8-2003
the sweet memory of
Bhai Saheb Bhai Ram Singh Jee
Whenever any noble soul passes away, it is painful and against the
well beings of humanity, similarly is the case here after passing
away this soul. It is being prayed here that Sikhs should start
following centralized 'Sikh Rehat Maryada' especially those who hold
landmark positions as religious heads of the Sikh Institutions. The
special edition of AKJ Bulletin will be published in the sweet
memory of Bhai Saheb Bhai Ram Singh Jee is a welcome step and must
convey the message/submission at the time of sweet memory of Bhai
Saheb Bhai Ram Singh Jee for the CHARHDI KALA OF PANTH.
With sorrow and regards to all
Balbir Singh Sooch
With due respect to the departed soul, AKJ does not follow SRM as
approved in 1945 and published by SGPC for free distribution. We
should avoid factionalism and different cults. Khalsa Niaraa does
not mean we all should follow different paths by forgetting Gurus'
Gurmit Singh (Sydney)
Change in Maryada draws criticism
Tribune News Service
Amritsar, March 5
The amendment in the Sikh 60-year-old Rehat Maryada by the SGPC has
evoked a strong reaction from Sikh intellectuals.
Gurcharnjit Singh Lamba, a Sikh intellectual and Editor of monthly
‘Sant Sipahi’, has said the Sikh Maryada was formulated after
marathon discussions and hence any amendment without taking the Sikh
Panth into confidence was unacceptable to the sangat. He was here
today to pay his obeisance at Harmandar Sahib.
comparative study of two versions of the ‘Sikh Rehat Maryada’ - one
of 1945 and the recent one published by the SGPC - shows glaring
Questioning the wisdom of changing the Article on re-marriage, Mr
Lamba alleged the amendment was aimed to benefit certain influential
persons who had indulged in bigamy. The original Rehat Maryada
clearly mentions that no Sikh could remarry when his wife was alive.
However, the amended Maryada has added the word ‘generally’ that
reads, “Generally, no Sikh should marry a second wife if the first
wife is alive.”
Another glaring amendment in the new version is on the definition of
a Sikh. The Punjabi version of the original Maryada gives the
definition of a Sikh as “Any human being who believes in all Sikh
Gurus in One Immortal Being, (ii.) Ten Gurus, from Guru Nanak Sahib
to Guru Gobind Singh Sahib, (iii.) Guru Granth Sahib, and the
utterances and teachings of the 10 Gurus and baptism bequeathed by
the tenth Guru, and who does not owe allegiance to any other
religion, is a Sikh.
However, the amended Punjabi version has deleted ‘Dassan’ (meaning
all 10 from Guru Nanak to Guru Gobind Singh).
Lamba further alleges that the deletion of ‘plucking of gray hair’
from the new version of Maryada was a blunder on the part of the
He also criticised a section of the Sant Samaj for pursuing its own
Maryada which was in sharp contrast to the original version, passed
with the consent of the Sikh sangat.