Sardar Gursant Singh : Sikhs And The Religious Obligation To Remain Armed: A True Sikh must acquire knowledge of weapons.
Sardar Gursant Singh : Sikhs And The Religious Obligation To Remain Armed: A True Sikh must acquire knowledge of weapons. The Sikh nation is an armed nation of warrior saints. http://www.sikharchives.com/?p=18851
Sikhs And Arms
 Tyaar-e-tyaar : Maxim of Guru Gobind Singh Ji meaning ever ready
Commentary: Sikhs are required to be ever ready. Why? the circumstances of the world were too vitiated in 1699 for peaceful dialogue. The circumstances of the world remain too vitiated. There has been a constant parade of blood thirsty tyrants on the stage of world history since the dawn of time. Only the ascendancy of Sikhi can stop this parade of malcreants.
 Do not appear before me without unshorn hair or arms
Commentary: The Sikh Nation as envisioned by Guru Gobind Singh Ji is an armed nation of warrior saints. Weapons are not to be feared but are meant to be respected. They can render great virtuous service in the cause of truth, freedom and justice.
 The Khalsa must be fully armed at all times (Creation Of The Khalsa, 1699)
Commentary: Sikhs were required to wear the long sword which was the common weapon in 1699. The long sword was subsequently called kirpan (kirpa – service , an – that which). The appropriate Kirpan depends upon the era. The long sword is not the appropriate Kirpan of this day and age.
 Guru Gobind Singh Ji- in the epic composition Zafarnama (composed in the Jungles of Maachiwara): I used weapons of all types … Swords, Scimitars, daggers, weapons of all types, we worship these.
Commentary: Once again, the Sikh Nation as envisioned by Guru Gobind Singh Ji is an armed nation of warrior saints. Weapons are not to be feared but are meant to be respected. They can render great virtuous service in the cause of truth, freedom and justice.
 Guru Gobind Singh Ji (prayer offered to God): O Lord, grant me this one boon, that when my time comes to die, may I die in mighty strife on the battlefield.
Commentary: Prayer offered by Guru Gobind Singh Ji on the battlefield.
 When all peaceful means have failed, it is lawful to pick up up the sword.
Commentary: Direction given by Guru Gobind Singh to The Khalsa.
 I shall make the sparrow hunt the hawk and I shall make one man fight a legion,then only shall I be called Guru Gobind Singh.
Commentary: Statement uttered in the Jungles of Maachiwara upon hearing that his two sons aged 7 and 9 years had been entombed alive upon their refusal to convert to Islam.
 “I salute the weapons of ALL Names ||
I salute the Arms of ALL Kinds ||”
Commentary: Utterance of Guru Gobind Singh Ji : Zafarnameh
 Shubh Karman Tao Kadae Naa Darnaa : Do not refrain from doing righteous deeds.
Commentary: A true Sikh is never to refrain from doing righteous deeds. A true Sikh recognizes that there is no difference between life and death and must be fearless.
 Shaster Vidyaa Atae Ghorhae Di Savaari Da Abhiaas Karna : Practice and acquire knowledge of weaponry and horse riding.
Commentary: A True Sikh must acquire knowledge of weapons. The Sikh nation is an armed nation of warrior saints. Nowadays many Sikhs in the West keep motorcycles (iron stallions) in respect for this injunction.
 Dushman Naal Saam, Daam, Bhaed, Aadiak, Upaa Vartnae : Treat your enemies with respect (some obscure medieval words used)
Commentary: A True Sikh treats his enemy with honour, dignity and respect. He does not oppress and kill non-combatants, children or women. This principle is a consequence of the fundamental Sikh religious precept that God is present in all sentient beings. It was observed that when Guru Hargobind was on the battle field, he exhibited no emotions when fighting the enemy. Sikhs are not supposed to exult when the enemy is killed.
 Panj Kakaar Di Rehat Drirh Kar Rakhni – Follow the code of the 5 K’s strictly.
Commentary: The warrior code of the Khalsa must be followed strictly.
Not Convinced, then read the Rehutnama of Bhai Nand Lall Ji : The Rehitnama Of Bhai Nand Lall
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