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guriblfs nUM vfps lYx dI gl vI JUT ?

12 agsq dI Indian Express aKLbfr dI moty awKLrF ivc ies surKI vflI KLbr-Vedanti defends Gurbilas, Calcutta backs him-(S.P. Singh) ienHF kfrnF krky ivsLysL qOr qy hYrfnI jnk bx rhI hY-(A) kI , 6 jnvrI 2001 nUM CpIaF aKLbfrI KLbrF qoN lokF dy mnF ivc bixaf ieh Brosf kyvl Clfvf hI sI ik, vydFqI jI dI sMpfdnF vflI ijhVI gurmiq ivroDI pusqk gurU hirgoibMd sfihb jI dy 400 sflf jnm idn qy jUn 1998 qNo iswK jgq ivc sugLfq vjoN vMzI jf rhI sI Aus nUM SGPC ny vfps lY ilaf hY ? (a)- kfierF vflIaF PLjLUl DmkIaF nfl BrpUr ieh KLbr s: kflf aPLgLfnf jI nUM pMQ ivcoN Cykx qoN pihlF lokF dy sfhmxy iks kfrn nf afeI ? (e)- kI, gurbfxI gurmiq dy mhfn igafqf qy byimsfl dlyrI nfl swc ilKx dy pUrny pfAux vfly kflf aPLgLfnF jI nUM eysy leI pMQ ivco Cykx vflf pRqwK Dwkf kIqf igaf hY, ik AunHF dI klm qoN ilKy gurmiq dy scu nUM Cfpx vfilaF pqrkfrF nUM jQydfrI vloN hYrfn kIqf jfx df BY bixaf rhy, qy isKI nUM bRfhmxI kuPLr nfl joVn dI XojnF ibnf rok tok isry cV sky ?

pihly pYry ivcly ieh bcn- "Akal Takht Jathedar Joginder Singh vedanti has now strongly defended his intellectual labour.....and said the work is the richest source material on the life and times of sixth Sikh Guru"-gurU hirgoibMd sfihb jI dy jIvn ieiqhfs dy kiQq amIr KLjLfny ivclIaF ilKqF dy aYvyN vMngI mfqr krmvfr drsLn:- (A)-iesy guriblfs gRMQ qoN hI iswK jgq ny ajyhf gMBIr tplf KfDf ik, gurbfxI dI sMpfdnf df kfrj sMpUrn hox dy smy qoN hI Bfv guirafeI dI pRfpqI qoN 104 sfl pihlF hI asF sRI gurU gRMQ sfihb jI df pihlf prkfsL idhfVf sMn 1604 hI imQ ilaf. ieh kdy nf ivcfiraf ik 1708 nUM guirafeI sOpx vfly ieiqhfs df kI bixaf ? godfvrI dy iknfry nfdyV ivKy dsLmysL jI vloN guirafeI sONpx vflf sukfrj kI, iek Pokf zrfmf hI sI ? (a)-bfbf buZf jI koloN vr lYx gey mfqf jI bIV qoN hI Pwly hoey pyt nfl Gr prqy qF gurU arjn sfihb jI ny bfhroN hI gRBvqI ho ky aieaF mMn ky KLusLI ivc dfn vjoN mfieaf dI vrKf arMB kr idwqI ? (e)-mfqf gMgf jI dy gRB qoN cqurBujI bRfhmxI-Bgvfn ny sfihbjLfdf hirgoibMd dy rUp ivc jnm ilaf hox dy kfrn Auh CyvyN gurU nfnk nhIN sgoN pYdfiesLI Bgvfn sn, Bfv Auh afpxy ipqf gurdyv jI dI ibMdI sMnqfn nhIN sn ? -(s)-gurU arjn sfihb sLhIdI pf ky AuQy hI gey sn, ijwQy jLihr vflf dhIN Kf ky mrn vflf AunHF df ipsqf kwuqf igaf sI ? (h)-kfjLI rusqm KLfn dI bytI kOlF nUM rfq vyly CyvyN gurU jI corI AuDfl ilafey ijs bfry sLfhjhfn dy drbfr ivc hoeI sLkfieq ieh kih ky rwd kr idwqI geI, ik, 16 sfl Aumr dI kfm kuwTI Kwjl huMdI iPrdI bdcln kVI sgoN cMgy QF jf vwsI hY.-(k)-gurU nfnk sfihb jI df icwty dfhVy vfly ibrD srIr qy sylI topI smyq gurU hirgoibMd jI dy Gr jnm lYxf qy mfqvF nUM GMz kwZdy drsfieaf hoxf,(K)-BfeI ibDI cMd iksy jwt dIaF 50 mhIaF corI kwZ ilafieaf qy jd Kury vfly nyVy af puwjf qF ibDI cMd dI ardfs qy gurU arjn sfihb ny mhIaF kflIaF qoN bUrIaF kr idwqIaF ?-(g)-guuru hir goibMd jI dI aigaf nfl ibDI cMd sLfh jhfn dy do GOVy aqy gurU qygL bhfdr jI dI mfqf nfnkI jI dI mMg qy gihxy qy sLfhI dusLfly corI kwZ ilafieaf qF gur hirgoibMd sfihb ny KLusLI ho ky Aus nUM keI vr idwqy ?(’)-gurU qygLbhfdr jI nUM aOrMgjLyb dy jlfdF ny sLhId nhIN sI kIqf sgoN gurU jI ny afp kih ky afpxy isK koloN sIs ktvfAux rUp afqm hiqaf kIqI sI -(c)-BfeI sqI dfs mqI dfs afid dI sLhIdI df ijLkr qwk nf krnf afid keI qrHF dy kuPLr df vyrvf Cp cukIaF qy Cp rhIaF kflf aPLgLfnf jI dIaF pusqkF qy aqy Internet qoN AuplBD hY .

2- aigafnI kfierF vflI mUrK DmkI:-Vedanti made it clear that he planned to take head-on Kala Afghana supporters. "We are closely watching the activites of those collaborating with him and I assure they will be taken to justice. No one is above the Hukamnama and no one will be allowed to cross his limits. gurU PLurmfn-so zrY ij pfp kmfvdf DrmI ivgsyqu ]{84}- Xfd rhy ik zrdf kyvl pfpI hY sMq sUrmy KoprI lih jfx qy vI scu df pwlf kdy nhIN Cwzdy."gurU gRMQ sfihb rUp siqgurU nfnk sfihb df isWK qF Auh hY jo-"BY kfhU kAu dyq nih nih BY mfnq afn ]"{1427}-"afip n zrAu n avr zrfvAu ]"{327}-vydFqI jI nUM vzBfg isMG dy zyry jf ky pqf krnf cfhIdf hY ikqy AunHF ivwc BUq bx ky ijLkrIaf KLfn dI rUh qF nhIN af vVI hoeI ?

3- vydFqI jI dI syvf ivc imqI 28 jnvrI 2001 nUM ilKI icwTI jo mfsk pwqr spoksmYn ivc Cpn dy nfl hor vI keI aKLbfrF ivc CpI aqy awj Internet qoN vI iml skdI hY, Aus ivclI kflf aPLgLfnf jI dI cnOqI dy ieh bcn awj qk vI ijAuN dy iqAuN hI hn-"gurmiq dy vYrI ies ilKfrI dy ilKy ivco, jy qusIN gurU ieiqhfs dy ajyhy iek vI pwK dI dws pf idAu ijs nUM qusIN gurU sLbdF dy aDfr qy gurmiq dI ksvwtI qy pUrf Auqrdf isD kr skdy hovo qF dfs pMQ É kurfhy pfAux df dosL kbUl krdf hoieaf, hr pRkfr df zMn Bugqn leI iqafr hY ? kI, kfrn hY ik, guriblfs dI punr sMpfdnf, pRsMsf aqy Release krn vfly jQydfr sfihbfn aQvf Auwc kotI dy ivdvfn ivBUqIaF ivcoN iksy ny vI Auprokq cnOqI bfry kdy kuJ nf iliKaf. awj vydFqI jI vloN Indian Express ivclI Auprokq KLbr kflf aPLgLfnF jI nUM pMQ ivcoN Cyk lYx AuprMq hI lokF dy sfhmxy ikvyN afeI hY ? kI, ies kfier-krqUq qo ieh isWD nhI ho irhf ik pihlF scu df ZMzorf KVkf rhy inrdosL lyKk nUM pMQ ivcoN Cyk ky Aus dIaF ilKqf Cfpx dI dlyrI krn vfilaF pqrkfrF dy mnF ivc jQydfrI vloN hYrfn kIqy jfx df BY bxf ilaf qy iPr vydFqI jI vI bol pey ?

4- vydFqI jI df ieh ikhxf vI scfeI qoN kohF dUr hY-The Siks should be cautious about these people whose motive is to deprive the Sikhs of all source material published after 1718, including all the Gurbilas, Suraj Praksh, Mahima Praksh, Panth Praksh, Rahitnama etc. gurmiq igafn dI sLuWDqf bxfeI rwKx dI icMqf krn vfly guriswK ivdvfnF df mMqv iksy iltRycr nUM KLqm krn df nhI hY, sgoN Auh Auprokq gRMQF ivclI Aus smwgrI qoN duKI hn jo siqgurU jI dy jIvn cirqR nUM dfgLI bxf rhI hY, ijs qoNN ieh pRBfv bx irhf hY ik, gurU sfihbfn df jIvn AunHF dy afpxy AupdysL qoN ivprIq sI, aQvf gurdyv jI dy ijs jIvn icRqr qoN -"avr AupdysY afip n krY ] afvq jfvq jnmY mrY"- gurU vfk dI AulM’xf idws af rhI huMdI hY. ies scfeI nfl vydFqI jI afp vI sihmq hn ik, sfzy kol gurU bfxI iek isrmor ksvwtI hY, iPr sfiraF gRMQF nUM gurbfxI dI ksvwtI qy prK lYx dI mMg nUM gLlq qF AuhI afKy jo gurmiq df vYrI bx bYTf hovy ? jfx buwJ ky JUTf rOlf pf ky guriswKF nUM BrmI nf bxfeIey . iml bYT ky gurmiq-ibbyk ivcfrF nfl isWKI ivwc af vVy bRfhmxI kuPLr qoN Cutkfrf pfAux dy Auwdm krnf swcI guriswKI hY

5- We also wrote a detailed preface and make it clear that this is a source about the many important events connected with the life of Guru-Hargobindje, like the creation of Akal Takht," gurU hir goibMd sfihb jI dy jIvn kfl ivclI kyvl akfl qKLq isrjy jfx vflI GtnF df hI vydFqI jI ny ijLkr kIqf hY. pr kI, sRI akfl qKLq dy ieiqhfs bfry guriblfs ivclI ilKq purfxk JUT ivc hI glyPI hoeI qF nhIN hY ? kI guriblfs ivclf ieh pwK gurU bfxI dI ksvwtI qy TIk pUrf Auwqrdf hY ? vydFqI jI dI syvf ivc imqI 28 jnvrI 2001 nUM ilKI icwTI jo mfsk pwqr spoksmYn ivc Cpx dy nfl hor vI keI aKLbfrF ivc CpI aqy awj Internet qoN vI iml skdI hY, ivclI kflf aPLgLfnf jI dI cnOqI dy ieh bcn -" gurmiq dy vYrI ies ilKfrI dy ilKy ivco, jy qusIN gurU ieiqhfs dy ajyhy iek vI pwK dI dws pf idAu ijs nUM qusIN gurU sLbdF dy aDfr qy gurmiq dI ksvwtI qy pUrf Auqrdf iswD kr skdy hovo qF dfs pMQ É kurfhy pfAux df aprfD kbUl krdf hoieaf, hr pRkfr df zMn Bugqn leI iqafr hY ?-awj qk jQydfrI vloN iksy AuWqr dI AuzIk ivc ijAuN dy iqAu hI hn ? ienHF sLMikaF dI inivrqI leI sRI kflf aPLgLfnf jI dIaF ilKqF dy aDfr qy ilKI scfeI df vyrvf ies prkfr hY :-

(A)- pusqk dy 210 sPLy qy "sRI akfl qKLq sfihb dI AusfrI" dyN pRsMg df vyrvf ies pRkfr hY:-

hfV pMc pMcmI jfnu . sRI gur AuWdmu kIn mhfn ]35] gurdfs bwuZy ko lY inj sfiQ . qKLq arMB kir dInf nfQ. jh BgvMq QI afigaf deI . qhF afrMB gurU jI keI ]36] dohrf] sur gur idn iesiQru lgn AuWqm smf ivcfir ] aiq mMgl soNN sRI gur bfjy aiDk suDfr ]37] kir ardfis sRI gur qhf puin pRsLfid vrqfey . ipRQm nIv sRI gur rKI aibcl qKLq suhfie ]38]

arQ:-pMj hfV dI pMcmI iQq jfx ky siqguurU jI ny bVf vzf AuWdm kIqf. BfeI gurdfs qy bfbf buZf jI nUM nfl ilaf qy qKLq dI AusfrI df kMm Aus QF sLurU kIqf ijs QF qy bxfAux leI (cqurBujI rUp ivsLnUM) BgvMq ny afigaf kIqI sI .(-pMjvy aiDafie dy 124 sPLy qy jdoN ivsLnUM jI ny cqurBujI Bgvfn dy rUp ivc pRgt ho ky gurU arjn sfihb nUM ajoky koTf sfihb dy QF qy afpxI irhfiesL bxfAux leI aiKaf, qF nfl ieAuN ikhf vI ilKfrI ny drsfieaf hoieaf hY-"qumro suq qum inkit hI myro qKLq bnfie "]50]) sur=vIr vfr dy idn cMgI rfs df Audy hoxf, mhUrq, Bfv acwl qy sRysLt smF jfxky bVy sohxy vfijaf gfijaF nfl sRI akfl qKLq dI rcnf afrMB kr idwqI. ]37] (ieh arQ tUk ivc ilKy vydFqI jI dy arQF dy aDfr qy ilKy hn) ardfs krky pRsLfid vrqfieaf qy iPr soBnIk qy sdIv kfl rihx vfly qKLq dI rcnf afrMB kr idqI ]38] {vydFqI jI vloN qKLq nUM sdIv kfl rihx vflf jF ilKfrI vloN aibcl ilKxf gurmiq dy Ault hY . ikAuNik gurU PLurmfn ieAuN hn-(1)-jo dIsY so hoie ibnfsf ]{1167}-(2)-jo dIsY so sgl ibnfsY ijAu bfdr kI CfhI ]1]{1231}-(3)- idRsitmfn sBu ibnsIaY ikaf lgih gvfr ]2]{808} gurmiq df ieh pwkf isDFq hY ik, njLr afAux vflf sfrf sMsfr hI nfsvMq hY. akfl qKLq qF iek qoN vwD vfrI Zfieaf bxfieaf jf cuikaf hY. vfrqf ivc ilKfrI ny "akfl qKLq" nfm nhIN drsfieaf, pr vydFqI jI ny arQF ivc "akfl qKLq" ilKxf sLurU kIqf hoieaf hY}

dohrf . ieh ibiD qKLq bnfieXo sRI gur apnY hfQ . mnhu jhfjL jgu qrn ko rcXo su dInfnfQ .41.

gurmiq df KLfqmf kr rhy ilKfrI ny gurU gRMQ sfihb dI mhwqqf GtfAux dI Xojnf aDIn lokF dy pfr Auqfry leI qKLq-rUp Building mfno iek krfmfqI jhfjL bxvf ilaf. gurdyv jI df hukm hoieaf qF dysF prdysF qoN hiQafr GoVy, AUT, afd Bytf lY ky sMgqF dy nfl abdul nfmI ZfZI ny vI af rOxkF lfeIaF.{pVHo 210 sPLy qoN svYXf 42 aqy-211 sPLy qoN kMuzlIaf 43 }

aiVl ] akfl purK qb afXo bhu suK pfie kY . buwZy BfeI ko drsu dy afie kY .

muK soN BfKy bYn dyir nih TfnIaey . ho dsmI iQq rivvfr amolk jfnIey .44.

akfl purK jI ny afp pRqwK ho ky iQq vfr df Brm pRpwk kIqf ? aqy ivsLnU-rUp akfl purK dI afigaf anusfr gurU hirgoibMd jI ny-

svWXf ] pIq pusLfk DrI suKsfgr, aO klgLI gur sIs suhfvY . aO BujaMgd sohq hY, puin pIT pY crm DrI Cib pfvY ."[[do ais lY BgvMq qbY gur kY gr zfr dIey hrKfvY . mIr kI mIr aOr pIr kI pIr, su doAU DrI BgvMq alfvY]47] arQ:-(ikRsLn jI vFg) pIly rMg dy bsqR qy sIs qy klgLI sohMdI hY. bfhF qy bfjU-bMd. ipT qy Zfl soBdI hY. Bgvfn ny do as=Bfv do qlvfrF PV KLusLI nfl gurU jI dy gl ivc pf idwqIaF. iPr ivsLnUM rwb jI ny afiKaf ik bfdsLfhF dI bfdsLfhI vflI aqy PLkIrF dI PLkIrI vflI, ieh do qlvfrF hn..47.

Bfv ieh ik, akfl qKLq df aqy mIrI pIrI df sMklp vI Ausy ivsLnU rUp bRfhmx dI hI dyx hY ijhVf jnyAU nf pfAux vfly idn qoN hI siqgurU nfnk jI dI iswKI df kwtV vYrI bx Kloqf hoieaf sI/hY ?

swj Dwj ky gurU hirgoibMd jI ny-"qKLq bMdnf kir mn lfeI . bYTy qKLq inkit suK pfeI .48." afpxy hQIN bxfey imtI gfry afid dy inrijMd 'qKLq' nUM nmskfrF kIqIaF qy adb siqkfr nfl kol bYT gey. ivsLnUM Bgvfn jI ny gurU hir goibMd jI nUM qKLq Auqy bYT ky afpxy vYrIaF df nfs krdy rihx leI afiKaf, agoN AunHF ny bynqI kIqI -"mYN qF syvk hF, syvk nUM ardfs qy syvf krnI hI soBdI hY{tUk ivcly 211 sPLy qy arQF sihq vyKo cOpeI nM:49} dohrf] kih BgvMq inj moih mY Byd kCU nih cIn .

akfl qKLq Xh nfm Dir qoih nfmu nih kIn ]50] {sPLf 212} cOpeI] jb lg qumrI dyh rhfvo . qb lg qum Xf pir Cb pfvo . pfCY sLsqR rUp mm jfno . mm pUjf ihiq ieh TF TfnoN ]51]{212

arQ:-ivsLnUM Bgvfn ny afiKaf myry qy afpxy ivc koeI PLrk nf smJo. (pr) mYN ieh qKLq qyry nm qy (gurU qKLq) nfm nhIN sgoN afpxy (akfl purK) nfm qy ies qKLq df nfm akfl-qKLq rwiKaf hY. ijMnf icr qusIN (mnwuKf) srIr ivc ho (Bfv[ijMnf icr qsIN jIvq ho) Aunf icr qusIN ies QF qy soBf pfvo. (pr) quhfzy mgro sLsqRF nUM myrf rUp jfnxf hY . myrI pUjf vfsqy hiQarF nUM hI ies QF qy itkfAuxf hY .50-51.

aYso kih gur Bujf ghfey . akfl purK mn mYN hrKfey . sRI gur AUpir qKLq bhfXo . nB BUim jY jYkfru alfXo ]52]

arQ:-ieh kih ky Bgvfn jI ny bfhoN PV ky hirgoibMd jI nUM qKLq dy ibTf idwqf qy DrqI aqy asmfn qy jY jYkfr dI DunI gMUj peI.{cOpeI 51-52}

6- ivsLnUM Bgvfn dI jLbfnI sRI akfl qKLq sfihb qy ssLoBq hox dy ijLkr ivc ilKfrI ny sMpfdnF dy smy qoN hI bxfey sRI gurU gRMQ sfihb nUM aKoN proKy qF krnf hI sI, pr Aus dI kutlqf hd vyKo ik Aus ny AunHF guru srUpF df ijLkr vI nf drsfieaf ijnHF bfry 209 sPLy qy 24 nMbr cOpeI ivc sRI gurU hirgoibMd jI dI hI jLbfnI ieh bcn "cfir avqfr agR hYN Drny . kOqk aink jgqmY krny". khy drsfey hoey hn. AunHF cfr gurU sfihbfn nUM aQvf siqgurU nfnk sfihb dI joiq jugiq dy sdIvI mflk sRI gurU gRMQ sfihb jI nUM vI afpxy ivsLnUM rwb dI jLbfnI akfl qKLq dy vfrs nf drsfieaf ? sgoN afpxy prfey dI pCfx qoN hIxy, apxy pujfrI df Gfq krn qoN vI ienkfrI nf hox vfly inrijMd hiQafrF nUM ivsLnMU-rUp akfl-purK jfx ky pUjnIk bxfAux dI gl ilK idwqI . gurU PLurmfn-(1)-jY isAu rfqf qYso hovY ]{411}-(2)-ey mn jYsf syvih qYsf hovih qyhy krm kmfie ]{755} sLsqrF df pujfrI kdy vI imTbolVf, sBnf dI ryxkf, srbq dy Bly dI locnF krn vflf, inrvYr qy iKmf gux df DfrnI nhIN ho skdf. iPr gurU ieiqhfs dI ies scfeI qoN vI koeI munkr nhIN ho skdf ik gurU hirgoibMd sfihb jI afpxI jvfn avsQf ivc hI ies qKLq nUM iqafg ky "kIrqpur" sfihb jf itky sn aqy dsvyN srUp qwk muV sRI akfl qKLq sfihb vl nf sI prqy . Bfv, CyvyN gurU jI ny kiQq akflpurK ivsLnU jI dI ies afigaf dI-"jb lg qumrI dyh rhfvy . qb lgu qum Xf por Cib pfvo"{cOpeI-51-sPLf 212}-jLrf vI prvfh nf sI kIqI .

pr sfzI pujfrI sLRyxI ny gurmiq ivroDI ies ilKq nUM ies hwd qwk siqkfr idwqf ik sLRI akfl qKLq aQvf bfkI cfr qKLqF qy ijs QF guurU gRMQ sfihb jI ssLoBq kIqy jfxy cfhIdy hn Aus pRDfn asQfn qy mMdr dIaF mUrqIaF dI qrHF hiQafr pUjnIk bx rhy huMdy hn. gurU gRMQ sfihb vFg hI hr svyr sLsqRF df pRkfsL aqy sLfm nUM suKafsn imQy hoey ivDI ivDfn anusfr ho irhf huMdf hY. kyvl iek akfl df pujfrI KLflsf jI dy qKLqF qy ies gurU PLurmfn dI Gor KLMznf kIqI jf rhI huMdI hY-

aMqir dyAu n jfnY aMDu ] BRm kf moihaf pfvY PMDu ] n pfQru bolY nf ikCu dyie ] Pokt krm inhPl hY syv ]2] jy imrqk kAu cMdnu cVfvY ] Aus qy khhu kvn Pl pfvY ] jy imrqk kAu ibstf mfih rulfeI ] qF imrqk kf ikaf Git jfeI ]3] khq kbIr hAu khAu pukfir ] smiJ dyKu sfkq gfvfr ] dUjY Bfie bhuqu Gr gfly ] rfm Bgq hY sdf suKfly ]4]4]12]

hiQafr vI mUrqIaF vFg inrijMd Bfv imrqk hox qo Auprok qIjI quk dI mfr hyT afey hox dy kfrn pUjnIk nhIN hn. cfhIdf qF ieh sI ik siqgurU sfihbfn dI jIvn-JlkF drsf rhy AunHF dy irhfiesLI itkfxy pUrI syvf sMBfl nfl ijAuN dy iqAuN bxfeI rwKdy, qF jo sfzIaF pIVHIaF Aus kOmI KLjLfny qoN BrpUr pRynF lYNdIaF rihMdIaF. purfqn ieiqhfs df sB qoN vwD anmol KLjLfnf qF sfzI jQydfrI ny zyrfvfd rfhIN qbfh krvf idwqf, pr hiQafrF dI sMBfl dy bhfny AunHF dI pUjf nfl joVI rwK ky isK nUM gurmiq dy sLuB guxf qoN vFijaF krI riKaf ?

idl ky PPoly jl AuTy sIny ky dfgL sy . ies Gr ko afg lg rhI Gr ky icrfgL sy ] hy dfqfr jI jIE ! kurfhy pey ienHF jQFydfrF nUM smwq bKLsLo. sLbd ivcfr nfl juVy gurmuKF dI crnDUV- dfsrf[

pRBjIq isMG Dvn zbweI (Camp at victoria ) imqI 25 agsq 2003

bMnqf isMG sMDU ivktorIaf imqI 25 agsq 2003
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(sMpfdkI not:- ies lyK ivc akfl qKLq vfry jo kuWJ gur iblfs pf: CyvIN ivc iliKaf hY Aus dI hI ivafiKaf hY, pfTk jn ies nUM pVH ky tplf nf Kf jfx aqy aslIq nUM smJx dI koisLsL krn)

Vedanti defends Gurbilas, Calcutta backs him

S.P. Singh

CHANDIGARH AUGUST 12

BREAKING Months-long silence in the face of severe criticism of his edited work Gurbilas Patshahi 6, Akal Takht Jathedar Joginder Singh vedanti has now strongly defended his intellectual labour, told his detractors to understand the difference between authored and edited works and said the work is the richest source material on the life and times of sixth Sikh Guru.

Vedantiís defence comes close on the heels if the latest book of controversial cop-turned- Sikhism preacher Gurbaksh Singh Kala Afghana which castigated Vedanti for editing and propagating and allegedly anti -Sikh book.

"We took upon ourselves the difficult job of comparing and correcting the available texts with the old hand-written manuscripts--We also wrote a detailed preface and make it clear that this is a source about the many important events connected with the life of Guru-Hargobindje, like the creation of Akal Takht," Vedanti told community journal Sant Sipahi in a tape-recorded interview, transcript of which were made available to The Indian Express.

The SGPC, under is new dispensation, also seemed to be backing Vedanti tip the hills and SGPC Secretary Manjit Singh Calcutta said Gurbilas was published by him during his earlier stint at the same job and SGPC would take note of those destroying the Sikh ethos by criticizing Akal Takht.

Vedanti, who denied that Kala-Afghana was excommunicated due to any personal ani mosity, as alleged by the Canada-based author, had so far maintained scene about his own work Kala Afghana, before his ex-communication last month, was summoned repeatedly by the communityís top temporal seat but cited health and other reasons for not appearing.

"The Siks should be cautious about these people whose motive is to deprive the Sikhs of all source material published after 1718, including all the Gurbilas, Suraj Praksh, Mahima Praksh, Panth Praksh, Rahitnama etc. Which book would we the depend upon to write our history? Will we go to the government to seek our history?" Vedanti said, He said there was "no ban on Gurbilas and this will be available from the book-stalls of SGPC and elsewhere."

Calcutta, praising Vedantiís book said, " if this book is not there, then we do not have any other book about the life and times of Guru Hargobindji. The SGPC will continue its job of bringing out further research materials."

Vedanti said except for Gurbilas, no other book has the mention of creation of Akal Takht.

" I and Bhai Amarjit Singh, who was then professor at Shaheed Sikh Missionary College Amritsar, were given the job of editing this main source book on the occasion of the sixth Guruís 400 birth anniversary--. My job was to edit the already available book which had been published many times including thrice by the Languages Department," Vedanti said.

He said Bhai Santokh Singh had also written momentum works like Guru Partap Suraj Granth, Guru Nanak Partap etc and these were edited by Bhai Vir Singh. "Certain points which are being raised about Gurbilas also figure verbatim in Gur Partap Suraj Granth and other book of Bhai Santokh Singh edited by Bhai Vir Singh," the Akal Takht jathedar said, Vedanti made it clear that he planned to take head-on Kala Afghana supporters. "We are closely watching the activites of those collaborating with him and I assure they will be taken to jusice. No one is above the Hukamnama and no one will be allowed to cross his limits."




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