Bhindrawale: an alternative view

‘The Sikhs are the only race, that I know of, who sacrificed their own nationhood in order to free the non-Sikh population of India from more than one thousand years of humiliation, subjugation and occupation at the hands of not just one but two (Semitic) Empires. They did so having fought for and secured their own independence as a nation under Islam rule more than 200 years earlier.’ Avtar

For you to appreciate this hard-hitting essay I need to explore, examine, and briefly lay bare what is a Sikh.

It is a misnomer that being born into a practicing Sikh family makes you a Sikh. Certainly, children practice the rites and ritual of Sikhi. But that is learned behaviour. Even when mimicking their elders, and perhaps even aspiring to be a proper Sikh through such mimicry, children are not Sikh in the metaphysical sense.

A Sikh, as I have written countless times, is a strata above the realm of advanced Sants, Svamis, Sufis, and Saints. A sant is one who has absolute mastery over the psychic realm. A Sikh is responsible for the welfare of the sant realm.

At the times of, and attendant in seva to, the ten Sikh Gurus, (and due to the high originality of advanced innovation), a Sikh was an unbelievably calm pacifist, who, when required, would to lay to rest a repeat killer. The Sikhs of those times never had need to raise their voice. Their psychic bearing and presence was enough.

Bear in mind, in those times artificial voice projecting apparatuses such as the megaphone and later the mic and loudspeaker system, had not yet been developed. So, an orator of that period, regardless of faith, literally had to shout to get his message across. Shouting behaviour has not died, in India at least. People there seem to forget that they are using microphones, and can therefore speak gently. The screaming and shouting automatically raises one’s blood pressure, heightens one’s nervous system activity, and leads to a tensed physiology, which renders one primed for a physical confrontation. The person sounds and behaves assertively.

Another problem of the birth-Sikhs is that they are reared on stories of historical events that highlight bravery, courage, chivalry, and heroism. These are stories of fighting the odds and succeeding, more often than not. However, the Sikh parent imparting such stories is themselves not a Sikh in its full reality, but like their child a Sikh by birth only. And therein lies the problem of Sikhism.

A Sikh is one who, coming from any faith, is the master of, and has hands-on responsibility for, those who are an authority over the so-called spiritual world. That was what separated the Sikhs of the Gurus from the faithful of all other faiths.

Only the best of the best, the most humble of the humble, found a way to be in the seva of the Sikh Gurus. Some attributes of a Sikh:

* An analyser, scrutiniser, and improver…of whatever they may confront

* Addressing every female as ‘Ma’am’ and treating every female with dignity, chivalry, and lack of misogyny

* Studies war tactics and stealth strategy

* Master of hand-arms combat

* Outmanoeuvers opponents strategically

* Sikh men/women are regarded as tender, passionate, sensual lovers by most South Asians

* Remain faithful and loyal to one partner

* Their word is sacrosanct

Only with the above clarity will you be able understand today’s essay.

Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale

According to web searches he was born Jarnail Singh Brar on 2nd June 1947, and he died on 6th June 1984 aged 37. Leader of Damdami Taksal, one of the five formal seats of Sikhism, he was an outspoken orator. He voiced the resentment of the ordinary Sikh about their betrayal by the Hindus: leading up to and even after India’s independence, the Hindus had promised a separate Sikh nation; they reneged on this promise.

His popularity stemmed from his insistence that the faithful remain vigilant, and abide by the high requirements of the elite Sikhs, the Khalsa. Like the majority of Sikhs, he saw the events of bygone times through rose-tinted glasses, rather than accepting that society has always been a multi-spectrum of misfits who dally with idealism and bemoan the failures of others.

The majority of Sikh ‘leaders’ increasingly fail to appreciate what it takes to become a Sikh, and that there are unbelievably high standards of advanced knowledge required to progress into the Khalsa realm. The same was true of Bhindranwale, except that in his case his heart was in the right place. Like other leaders, though, he was not advanced enough to recognise the what or the why that makes a Sikh and the Khalsa uniquely responsible and thus special.

An insight: The sublime is experienced by nearly all practicing Sikhs as a faith-right; however, collectively, it remains an unquantifiable realm. They are moved and ‘protected’ by this arena, but they are oblivious as to how best to describe its existence, or the experiences it yields.

He was precisely in the same boat as your average run-of-the-mill Sikh. Like them, he too sensed, but he could not explain the sensation.

He was a doer, a go-getter, one who could not sit still. He readily took a stance against anything or anyone whom he considered to have fallen from the excellence he thought all Sikhs should live by. Drugs, a hedonistic lifestyle, and irreverence for the image of the perceived Sikh status quo rankled him. His generation blamed all society’s ills on the wealth that Panjab enjoyed as the green, agricultural energy-field of India. Panjab literally fed, and to this day feeds, India. This brought prosperity.

Prosperity in tandem with zero pressure of either local wars or impending invasions, led to parents showering their children with monetary gifts hitherto unheard of in India. Sikhs were, and are, massively wealthy compared to the rest of the non-west European world. In fact, when I traveled the countries that were at that time locked behind the iron curtain almost twenty years after leaving Panjab, I was shocked to see those countries suffering from lower, weaker, almost non-existent infrastructure; and the local poverty was breathtakingly shocking even in comparison to the Panjab of twenty years earlier.

So, Panjab was wealthy. Wealthy enough to send members of their family to study abroad, and indeed to live abroad; these members in turn sending remittances back to the family village and home, thereby increasing the family’s earning and power-prestige further.

The handicap of wealth is improved health. Health, married to wealth, automatically childs conceit, self-importance and delusions of the self as an omnipotent being. Sikhs of his time suffered from the same disease of the avant-garde, technicolour palette of romanticism seducing monologue, with philosophies spiced with short-lived interactions with European industrial civilisation.

In a mixture of multi-complex rationales, he laced his oratory skills with the insistence that wealthy Sikhs ought to pressure their children towards the rites normally associated with a Sikh monastic lifestyle. Its conditions are so confusing to an outsider, especially when each male is meant to see each woman as his sister or mother, yet be anxiously prepared to marry one of these very women, and thereafter, to engage in and enjoy a full sexual life with her. It’s a case of heads I win, tails you cannot live a normal lifestyle, unless you marry. These rich kids, emasculated by the parental pressure he advocated, threw tantrums.

He, meanwhile, gained fame and popularity. For he constantly evoked age-old glories of sword-fighting, small hand-arms defence, and overcoming outrageous odds against trained armies of invaders, or indeed against ‘home grown’ newly settled Muslim rulers. He drew crowds. He spoke uncompromisingly, mired in passion as if he had returned fresh from sword-fighting and hand-to-hand combat. Sikhs so love tales of hand-to-hand combat against overwhelming odds…his popularity increased exponentially. However, he had never set a foot on a battlefield, and he had no formal or informal military and tactical training.

He was an orator, one who had the ability to inflame his audience. He evoked passions. His message stirred people. He became an irresistible force. This drew the attention of the politicians. However kitsch he appeared to seasoned politicians nevertheless he commanded a sizeable vote bank that they couldn’t ignore. So, his ego was massaged, and seduction-hypocrisy gained momentum. Everything has a price. He had a price. It was a matter of identifying that price and leveraging him into the politicians’ pocket.

His price?

A date with destiny, a reluctant delusion that he was ‘chosen’ to deliver respect, along with self-determination to Sikhs within the statehood of a collective India.

Expatriate Sikhs stoked, inflamed, and financially supported calls for an independent state named Khalistan (and not Panjab). I truthfully cannot recall him advancing that particular idea, but the theme of self-determination never left his lips. In reality, all he sought – and as is the demand of all Sikhs – was dignity via the fulfillment of a promise; and the honest barter of that promise made to Sikhs by Pandit Nehru and (Mohan Dass Gandhi) Mahatama Gandhi, in the days before India’s independence.

This set him on a collision course. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi stepped into the ring and offered a staged, well-practiced trade-off; stopping short of Sikh demands for the fulfillment of the Anandpur Sahib Resolution.

A dance of Shiva had begun.

Death was on the cards.

Each thought it would be the other’s.

The death drum gathered speed.

And he made one naive mistake after another. He miscalculated the world of politics. In fact, he had zero appreciation of politics. He did not understand that you cut a tree for firewood one day and the next day you stand on its stump delivering a speech pronouncing your credentials as an ecologist.

His lack of military service became evident in his utterances. He took the bait. He prepared to take on the might of the Indian army’s modern weaponry and tactics with his handful of men equipped with small arms weapons. He was neither a politician, nor a strategist or tactician. His popularity was based on his honesty, earnestness and frankness. He lacked guile. He lacked deceit. He lacked hypocrisy. He lacked cunning. What he said was what he meant. Wonderful attributes for a religious orator. But as a politician and military tactician he was a dead duck.

If he had had a cunning mind, then he would and could have instigated a war between Pakistan and India. This would have brought the Sikh regiments stationed far afield from Panjab back to the border with Pakistan, which in the main is shared by Pakistan and Panjab. Simultaneously, he would, on the quiet, have had his own followers present in various cities ready to occupy main-frame buildings; the armed occupation of which would have put him in control of mass broadcast, and of transportation, thereby causing maximum and immediate mayhem among the people. Thereafter, he could have incited the Sikh regiments to support his quest for the negotiation of the Anandpur Sahib Resolution from a position of reasonable strength. Just for the fun of creating discord and facilitating the possible breakup of India, Pakistan would have supported him to the hilt, politically and militarily.

However, he did what no Sikh army had done in Sikh history. He occupied the holy shrine of Amritsar not for its protection from an imminent attack but for sheltering in. After all, prior to his occupation Amritsar was under absolutely no threat from an imminent Indian army attack.

A majority of expatriate Sikhs were against his occupation of Amritsar. Yes, he had supporters, but they were a minority, albeit a vocal one.

The outcome?

A foregone conclusion.

A mere formality.

He totally played into the hands of the politicians.

The rest is history.

I witnessed the events here in the UK, and am shocked by how many of the people who ridiculed him at the time, including his lack of education, now address him as a glorified, proud, fearless Sikh General.

Yes, they call him General!

He was an innocent man, honest and sincere as the day is long. But a General? Are Sikhs really that desperate that they equate his tactics with those of a General? I absolutely will credit him with fearlessness, courage and strength of character. He did not sell himself short. But a General? Come on, please, you Sikhs can do better than that. Give him plaudits, but let us not get carried away with overly emotional praise either.

Having said that, for me as a Sikh, he gave me the one thing no one else had delivered up to that point.

Let me explain.

While traveling Europe I would come across veterans of the first and the second European war (1914-18 and 1939-45) who many a time would present themselves to me as admirers of the Sikh soldiers and battalion, and who would salute me as an orthodox young Sikh. Apart for these European war veterans, everyone else would confuse me for an Arab, Muslim or indeed a Hindu. I was never recognised as a Sikh.

Because of this sincere, honest, earnest Sikh preacher, today I am recognised globally as a Sikh, part of a nation of people who gave up their own kingdom, their country, in order to free India.

My nation, a people I am proud to call my own, the Sikhs, made a selfless sacrifice foregoing their own nation for the sake of securing freedom for what is now more than a billion people in India.

Yes, the ruling classes cheated us out of a promise. But that is the political Hindu for you. The citizen Hindu and Muslim of India, by contrast, categorically maintains that we do deserve our own statehood. I thank them for their support.

Yet in today’s India, the arrogance of some Hindu politicians is leading them to proclaim that all citizens of India are Hindus.

I once again want to remind them that ‘Hindu’ is neither a race nor a religion.

Hindi is a communal language of communication that slowly gathered momentum following its birth just over one hundred and fifty years after the establishment of Sikhism.

Hindi is like the fabled pan-European language Esperanto. Nothing more and nothing less.

And as for Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale: Sikhs, he was a seasoned preacher, a Giani. He was not a Sant in any shape or form. Please, let us not get over emotional about his credentials. Let us be sincere in our evaluation.

As a Giani, what he achieved for Sikhism is that which the best amongst us will never be able to emulate or attain. He gave me global recognition, a global presence. And, no, I do not accept the excuse that globally, in the age of the internet, race Europeans mistake me for a Muslim. The truth is that they hate me because of the colour of my skin – pure and simple. It is race and culture hatred that they exercise. And the easiest way to murder me is to call me a Muslim. Race Europeans are neither that ignorant nor that stupid that they cannot tell me apart from a Muslim. Exactly how many Muslims in the western world walk around with their traditional very loose cloth wound around their heads? I have only ever seen three in all my years of living in race European countries.

So, the fact that the world now views me as a Sikh must be credited entirely to this one, very basically educated, sincere orator/preacher, who merely wanted the dignity and self-esteem of the Sikhs to be respected by the Hindu Government – the very Hindus who until 1946 had been slaves in their own land for just a little over one thousand years.

Sikhs deserve their dignity and self-esteem to be respected by the Hindu Government of India.

And on the anniversary death of this preacher I hope and pray it will begin to accept a world where Sikhs, Muslims, Buddhist, Jains, Christians and Hindus can live in peace with each other in the land we now call India: as autonomous cultures, languages, heritages, and dignities that together protect our collective defence, economy and infrastructure as these exist now.

 

 

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Collapse of Cultural Consistency

Minority cultures have always survived as an illusion of a balanced rational-protection extended by the majority. That is, the majority culture has always depicted minor culture as an independent rational entity, portraying its survival as the basis of a modern tolerant society. However, this is fundamentally and factually not true.

I will use Sikhs living in United Kingdom to illustrate the point.

Like the Gurkhas, Sikhs are intrinsically docile, peaceful, caring, thoughtful, hospitable, and accommodating. Their polite tolerance has led them to be used, abused, and taken advantage of. We saw this in India’s promises pre-independence, and we see it today in how they are treated in the UK and other western countries.

In the United Kingdom, Sikhs have repeatedly had their cultural identity and articles of faith downgraded to a point where their kirpan, which for spiritual reasons has to have a 9 inch blade, has systematically been reduced in length to a 6 inch blade. Furthermore, the wearer is refused entry aboard a commercial flight. The equally important instrument that every turban-wearing Sikh carries, namely a five inch blunt needle used to tuck back hair that escapes along the lower edge of the turban, is also not permitted on board commercial flights. By contrast, Indian airlines permit both these article of faith – the kirpan and tucking-needle – as part of the essential grooming kit of every male Sikh.

So, let’s examine some of the reasoning behind the constant abuse and meddling through which the British government denigrates Sikh lifestyle, cultural norms, and religious heritage.

The primary facilitator of these attacks on Sikhs is their own deep capacity for tolerance. They deem it impolite to protest openly and overtly, because they consider the opposition should be culturally civilised. However, if the other side refuses to see the value of the Sikhs’ initial reasoning then Sikhs (like Gurkhas) consider the other side to be emotionally retarded, mentally inadequate, culturally uncivilized, and allow the opposition to ride roughshod over them. Their opponents just think ‘well, that was easy’.

Democracy is founded on the concept that the minority’s wellbeing is an unquestionable right, and a civilisation that protects minority rights is considered enlightened and modern. However, in the United Kingdom, Sikhs have always experienced the opposite of this maxim.

Additionally, Sikhs often create their own problems because their lack of guile, scheming, cunning, and deceit repeatedly short-changes them.

I will share some recent examples to illustrate the point.

During March and April, Sikhs exercise a traditional and fundamental faith-rite of taking the Sri Gurugranthsahibji on a spiritual cleansing and purifying procession, called ‘Nagar Kirtan’, through the streets from one Gurdwara to another of a given town, or indeed circumambulating the local streets of a Gurdwara if it is the only one in the town. Over the past ten and more years, the advent of Sikh-run radio and television stations has given Sikhs a new-found freedom of speech platform. This has led eager, well-intentioned but untrained reporters, and equally well-intentioned but untrained editors to allow utterly thoughtless, ill-informed individuals to express their opinions on the public media platform.

One elderly rotund man who happened not to wear a turban and represented one of the Gurdwaras of Southall stated: ‘The event is not managed professionally, and the free food stalls only serve rich Panjabi fare when they should only serve healthy food’ (from which I assume he meant a Mediterranean diet) ‘as our diet is very unhealthy and our people don’t do any exercise on top of that…’. This idiotic, ill-informed man’s views were broadcast live without any form of correction.

Why?

Because the reporters were all recent settlers in the UK. To not question or challenge a statement is a bedrock of their socialization, such that any mention of a European experience is lapped up verbatim even if it is utter nonsense.

Why were the remarks sheer stupidity?

Well, if we examine the normal Panjabi diet and compare it to the Mediterranean diet, nutritional reasoning would suggest that Mediterraneans outlive Panjabis by dozens of years, and that they die fit and healthy.

Really?

The reality is that one’s genetic makeup determines longevity, while fitness and diet have a smaller part to play in the scheme of things. On top of which a millennia old cultural diet hones a race’s ability to handle that diet, so that if it was fed a fundamentally alien diet to its DNA this would eventually have powerful degenerative effects on the individual. Added to which, diet advice by scientists and nutritionists changes every few weeks in the west. So, their opinion is hardly gospel anyway. Altogether, this renders the elderly man’s opinion groundless; and anyway his own physical shape strongly suggested he diets gleefully on the very rich Panjabi diet that he publicly denounced, and his protruding belly indicates that he rarely exercises if at all.

Holier-than-thou idiots are very fast to criticise the management of an event, but ask them to take charge and coordinate it themselves, and they soon realise precisely how difficult such a project is to handle.

The ill-conjectured statement broadcast on television failed to understand that the ‘Nagar Kirtan’ ‘langar’ (baptised, sanctified food) has to be in keeping with the customary ‘langar’ consumed during the times of the Sikh Gurus. The entire faith-ritual is about re-enacting several aspects of tradition established since the times of the Gurus.

Consequently, if a Mediterranean diet were foisted on the masses who partake in the spiritual journey of ‘Nagar Kirtan’, it is hardly going to exponentially increase the longevity of their life.

The very idea of ‘langar’ is not that of a free kitchen along with free food. ‘Langar’ intimates that the donors, cooks and servers are partaking in a hands-on spiritual ‘seva’ (selfless service) for their own spiritual improvement, and that those who partake in the ‘parsad’ (blessed and sanctified food) equally feel and sense their own spiritual awakening.

Moving on…

Unfortunately, heath and safety came knocking as soon as the first massive Gurdwara in the western world was constructed, and insisted that the ‘langar’ preparations had to abide by commercial kitchen standards. THEY ARE NOT COMMERCIAL BLOODY KITCHENS. It is not my or my culture’s fault that you Anglo-Saxons are dumb and dim dunces when it comes to advanced spiritual practices and nuances. The leading committee of the Gurdwara readily deferred their own advanced state of mind, and while discarding the Anglo-Saxon representative from London Borough of Ealing Council a dimwit retard, nevertheless accepted the commercial constraints on the ‘langar’ area. It did so to the point that cultural tradition in that Gurdwara has been destroyed, and this has deeply scarred the congregation. Well done London Borough of Ealing’s health and safety.

Sikhs assume that if they keep on accommodating the backwardness of the Anglo-Saxon mindset, Anglo-Saxons will very soon have an epiphany. That is never going to happen. Why? Because race-Europeans lack the quintessential organ for spiritual growth. They lack skin pigment.

The matter has become worse.

The police who marshal such spiritual events now insist that the Gurdwara pay commercial rates to the police for doing so. Sikhs seem unprepared to fight their corner, while deeming the police position to be that of a backward civilisation, to whom it is not worth explaining matters.

Let us examine this further.

A Gurdwara is a charitable institution. It is not a business. And unlike a football club it does not generate commercial income. If the police authority cannot distinguish commerce from cultural spiritual rationale, then it will not be very long before we in this country will have Asian migrant kids policing our towns and cities. After all, if the police is to mirror a commercial enterprise then its personnel expenditure will have to be trimmed to a point that indigenous natives will refuse to get out of bed to work as policemen/women. This then means that either (regardless of Brexit) east Europeans are hired, or Asian migrant personnel are drafted in on an income that would be palatable to them.

Dignity

Conservative governments seem to run this country as if it were a business. No, this country is not a business. It is a country. And if you cannot get your small minds around that simple idea then it is no wonder you are forever cutting welfare and care to the members of our community who need our collective help. We are not all born equal, but we all have dignity. Dignity exists on the principle that those more able should willingly care for those who are unable to care for themselves. There is no law written anywhere in stone, or in any figment of imagination, that allows one human – say for example, Ian Duncan Smith MP – to shrill with his private hair in knots that those who are less well off, or incapable, should be mercilessly pilloried.

And just to hammer home my point: ever tried zero hours, Mr Ian Duncan Smith MP? Sorry, that question was aimed at his dog, and if he does not have one, then please get a dog, and kindly put the question to that dog. Because the dog will have a better appreciation of the question then Mr Ian Duncan Smith MP ever will. Mr Ian Duncan Smith MP is an exact example of the dumb and dim dunce Anglo-Saxon I allude to above. On your death, Mr Ian Duncan Smith MP, please show the rest of humanity how you are going to take your wealth with you. You, like the rest of the motley crew, are going to leave it all behind here on this third-rate iron-rust-bucket planet called mother Earth.

The second example I share of Sikhs successfully scoring an own goal time and again involves myself.

I held talks with one of the Sikh television stations to broadcast, from a minority viewpoint, the absurd mistreatment by government institutions of minorities. Coming from me it would have been balanced but characteristically also very hard-hitting. My mobile and home phone is under constant surveillance and naturally ‘they’ were aware of the discussions I was having. In a very short space of time, the leader of the London Borough of Ealing Council, Councillor Ian Bell, accompanied by the London Borough of Ealing Police Commander, contacted the television owners and invited themselves to a meeting with the owners.

The Sikh owners – one is a brickie turned self-made multi-millionaire, and the main person is a very pious accountant – were massively ego-massaged. They were left with a strong impression not to rock the boat as it might have a detrimental effect on the television station. Thus, they contacted me to inform me that my idea for the half-hour weekly documentary would not be supported.

Fair enough.

Now here is the best part.

A few months after this meeting the television station was hit by the television authorities with a 30,000.00 pound sterling fine.

No kidding.

Had the owners of that particular television station held their ground and backed me, then the fine would never have been imposed, as I would have hit hard at the appropriate authorities: naming and shaming both the leader of the London Borough of Ealing Council councillor Ian Bell, and the Ealing Borough police commander for intimidation, coercion, and abusing their privilege and position in order to levy unacceptable pressure on the freedom of the media in the United Kingdom.

The future

Minorities are repeatedly told to assimilate and mimic English behaviour. Tony Blair was a great one for pushing that agenda. The ill-conceived concept was designed to propel minorities to become mindless mimickers of the English lifestyle, without adopting the abject rudeness of their ‘speak my mind’ attitude.

I am a product of observed and absorbed English behaviour and attitude. Thus, when needed, I can automatically be as selfish, centered, egotistical and petty as your normal bog-standard English bloke.

Yet, I repeatedly refrain, and it has to be said, I have to consciously urge myself to behave in that retarded fashion and mimic English behaviour.

However, Sikhs of the United Kingdom on the whole refuse to downgrade themselves and mimic English behaviour and attitude. And herein lies the crux of their problem. If they are not prepared to become selfish and self-centered, then they (like the Gurkha) will be used, abused, and discarded except when a government needs their military prowess.

Sikhs are at yet another cross-roads in their history. They intuitively know that they are ready to up sticks and leave their hard-earned wealth here, and re-locate as penniless refugees to another part of the globe where their entrepreneurship will be welcomed – as it once was here in the United Kingdom, just as it once was in east Africa.

But, will Sikhs leave having had their cultural norms weakened? No. I am of the opinion that they will revive them at the new place. And that is the relief that I live with, knowing that my cultural integrity will not be permanently diluted or weakened, regardless of the constant attacks here in the free west on my cultural norms and standards.

Once we minorities have left these shores, the United Kingdom’s indigenous natives can run this country as they see fit. After all, Iceland is going great guns without any input from a minority culture, so why should this Anglo-Saxon island called the United Kingdom not be able to do the same?

Genesis of Khalsa

It is a noble culture, as well as an intellectual utopia to build on the unseen, that intangible consciousness-architecture where showmanship is put aside and one faces the odds with confusion, chaos, complications, and contradictions while attempting to unravel the unfathomable.

Let’s start unraveling…

A cosmic-psyche has a tangible presence. That presence is consciousness. There is a separate consciousness template for each species. Any given consciousness is the lower manifestation of its governing cosmic-psyche. And each cosmic-psyche has a specific role to fulfill in creation.

The consciousness of a particular cosmic-psyche fulfills the requirements of the noble culture mentioned in the opening paragraph. Globally, we call the material manifestation of that consciousness Sikhism.

In this essay, I intend to share knowledge about Sikhism which Sikhs themselves have difficulty grasping and explaining. Events central to Sikhism fly in the face of widespread assumption that it does not give credence to mystical happenings and manifestations called forth by individuals. In fact, as I will go on to show, Sikhism has at times pivoted on mystical incidents expressly engineered by several of the ten Gurus.

One such example, which I have been writing about for almost forty years, centre on the events at Anandpur Sahib in 1699.

Various political and ruling factions have been able to hide evidence relating to this event that was once openly available, including the suppression of eye-witness accounts from the time, which the old-fashioned Sufi could still share if they wished.

The tenth Guruji was tasked with delivering a dutiful and responsible race that would provide global protection, and keep the Light of Balance from going out. So, at the end of March 1699, he invited Sikhs to a meeting at Anandpur Sahib.

What transpired at the meeting was shocking. To this day, Sikhs are unable to explain it, unable to reconcile in their minds what happened with what they think possible in the world. They have therefore conjured up lies and created a mytho-logical account of the event which presents the tenth Guruji as a trickster and a showman, a mere stage performer – all of which traits are antithetical to the very essence of Guruship.

The story goes that Guruji asked for Sikhs to step up who would be willing to give up their heads for the Guruji; that he whisked them away one-by-one out of sight of the congregation, and that he reappeared each time with blood dripping from his kirpan, asking for the next Sikh to pledge himself. The moral of the story is much like that which Kahlil Gibran writes about love, namely, to follow the Guru, lay oneself at his feet, though his ways may be incomprehensible. A similar interpretation is found in the Jewish Torah regarding Abraham’s sacrifice of his son.

Here is what actually happened in March 1699 at Anandpur Sahib….

On a stage and immersed in a deep, practical-samadhi, the tenth Guruji asked for a Sikh who would be willing to give up his head for his Guruji. A Sikh came forward, offering himself humbly. He walked on to the stage, and was directed to kneel down and bow his head execution-style, and with one swift move of Guruji’s sword he was decapitated. His body slumped, his head rolled around, blood spewed everywhere.

Guruji asked for another Sikh to step forward. Another decapitation followed.

In total, five Sikhs were decapitated on the stage at Anandpur Sahib that day.

Afterwards, Guruji moved towards a large metal bowl containing fresh water and recited invocation prayers. During his recitation, Guriji asked his second wife (he had three wives, and two of them bore him his four sons known as the Chaar Sahibzaade) if she had anything she wished to input. Accepting the invitation, Guruji’s wife added dried pure sugar to the water.

The fact of being a Guruji, and the creation-authority conferred upon such beings, combined to transform the sugar-water from simply being an object to having agency. This agency manifested in its authority over Death to stay the execution of the individual until their duty-responsibility has been fulfilled.

Guruji then knelt on the stage, and fused a head with the body lying nearest to it – not the body from which it had been originally parted. He administered the sugar-water – the material object infused now with life-giving agency – to the newly reconfigured body. The dead Sikh gained consciousness and recovered from his ordeal. He was now Pure, born of neither blood nor flesh. He was now Khalsa.

The procedure was repeated five times in total. When all had recovered, they were escorted off stage to wash and change their clothing. The five earlier decapitated, now reconfigured and breathing Sikhs, reappeared on stage in the now famous saffron attire of the Panj Piyare (the five Pure ones), wearing the five Ks of Khalsa.

[Note: please scroll down to the end of this essay for definitions of the five Ks and other terms, such as Guru, Sikh, Singh, Kaur, Khalsa]

Now came the turn of Guruji, Guru Gobind Rai, to kneel before the Panj Piyare and ask if they deemed him worthy to receive the sanctified authority of the sugar-water. They in response asked him what he would be willing to sacrifice. He agreed to four sacrifices; but these were deemed to be insufficient. It was only upon the offer of the fifth sacrifice that Guruji was administered the sugar-water by the Panj Piyare. And only then was he, like the Panj Piyare, accorded the name assigned to those bearing duty-responsibility: Singh. Guru Gobind Rai thus became Guru Gobind Singhji.

Whereupon, the sugar-water was renamed Amrit, its agency in conferring duty-responsibility to those consume it confirmed and thus sanctified. This means that whosoever takes Amrit is embarked upon the journey of becoming and thus fulfilling the role of a global protector. This was not understood by the masses gathered at Anandpur Sahib that day in 1699. Indeed, many thousands of men and women took Amrit that day, but they did so in the belief that it was an elixir and would liberate them. They did not fully comprehend the duty-responsibility which consuming Amrit would imbue them with over time.

The events at Anandpur Sahib that day in late March 1699 spread like wildfire.

The birth of the Khalsa, its foundation in life-revival – which as the facts related above illustrate was not strictly or only the case, though it was a significant part – spread fear in the minds of India’s Moslems.

Sikhs publicly abhor (white/black) witchcraft, and indeed any type of psychic ESP environment and practice. However, Sikhism has at various crucial moments pivoted on the psychic manipulation of matter, bending the rudimentary rules of creation applicable on this planet.

Islam on the other hand is rooted in awe of psychic machination, and values ESP more than divinity. It hones in on and beseeches psychic intervention, deeming it godly, Allah. However, Islam relies on anger mismanagement and ego-laced arrogance, and its adherents justify their actions as scriptural. But it must be remembered that the Koran mimics and mirrors the Torah, which in turn is not scriptural but is a set of guidelines which its own adherents regularly discuss and debate.

In order to counter the absolute value that Islam places on the psychic, over and above divinity, the Gurujis at critical moments employed the very principle of psychic environments to make a point. However, they never used the facility to protect themselves or cheat death, even though they had dominion over death. However, this changed, to a degree, as a consequence of the events that took place at Anandpur Sahib on the new moon in the last week of the month of March, now celebrated on the 13th or 14th of April.

Despite their fear, the Moslems were in awe of the Khalsa. And in war, when they were sure of death, they would seek out a Khalsa, to die at their hands. They did so in recollection of the indication by their Prophet of a coming race which he referred to as angels. These were the Khalsa.

Incidentally, I had the opportunity once of sharing these facts with a Japanese world war two veteran. He told me:

“We feared the Gurkha of course, but it was the Sikhs who evaded death time and again. We could never understand how at the very last moment a Sikh would evade death until, once his duty was accomplished, he could be killed. We put it down to kismet, luck, something like that; but we also viewed and accepted it as a form of zen shogun.”

Hazrat Mohammad, the prophet, the originator of the more fanatical version of the Hebrew faith, now called Islam, stated that a warrior-honest race will evolve to root out evil and protect goodness. He said, they will keep untrimmed beards, and untrimmed hair. Unlike seers, however, they will comb their hair not backwards but by bending forward at the torso and combing from the back of the head towards the forehead. They will be known for their honesty and truthful lifestyle. They will be seers from an arena above divinity, and they will have the consciousness termed duty-responsibility to protect them as and when needed. (Note – death itself is answerable to duty-responsibility, as the events of Anandpur Sahib described above testify to). They will suffer for their responsibility, a responsibility exercised for the greater good of the masses. and holding a grudge will not be in their makeup.

Old Islam resembles the Europe of today. We see Europe on its way to becoming an Islamic caliphate, choosing to wage endless and traumatic war upon the people of the Middle East, while supposedly showing their compassion by allowing the refugees it creates through such war to settle in Europe. Old Islam – or Mohammedism as it was then known – carried out a similar unceasing war on Aryadesh (now called India). The brutality re-invoked and re-established a protector race that in previous times had occupied the landmass of Europe (all but forgotten now except for the language influences it left behind). That protector race with its ideology of graciousness has, in current times, as in the olden times of its existence, come to be called Sikh.

Guys, the Sikh as a people have not yet delivered on their duty and responsibility. In times to come, when humanity faces certain extinction, the Sikhs will stand alongside others to defend against this but it will be the Sikhs’ contribution that will be the linchpin, that will allow humanity to survive.

People from three other races also hold this cardinal knowledge. Those races live in lands conquered and occupied by Europeans. For the safety of humanity, governance of those lands must revert back to the indigenous races. After that happens, it will take seven to ten generations for their psyche to realign with their past identity and knowledge, and they will be ready to share the Sikhs’ global responsibility and avert this planet from being wiped out. Only a release from the bondage of the present will provide the essential elements for the Sikhs, and then the Khalsa, to manifest a mechanism for our survival.

You cannot all become Sikh, let alone become Khalsa.

Meditation leads to samadhi.

Samadhi leads to practical-samadhi.

But none of this progression is possible without grace.

And grace? Well, it has to be earned.

To earn grace, you have to throw yourself upon the mercy of a Sadhu. You relinquish your life to a Sadhu at each birth. They may be vile, arrogant, whatever; but you must not judge them. An unseen authority will notice your sacrifice; and will send a divine mentor to teach, guide, and honour you with grace. The obstacles are unbelievable. You are set to fail. But it is not the passing or the failing that counts. The telling point is humbleness. Truth will only take you so far. It will not set you free. Humbleness will set you free.

The journey begins with humbleness.

Avtar

…………………….

Here are deeper definitions of Guru, Sikh, Khalsa, and the meaning of the five Ks.

GURU:

First, it ought to be clear from the fore-going depiction of events at Anandpur Sahib in 1699, and of Guruji’s actions there, that a Guru is not a teacher or an enlightener. It is an insult to Sikhs and to India more generally to apply such secularist descriptions to any guru, though these people and many others besides are daft enough to use the title – in its ridiculously false definition – and hope that the person thus conferred the name of guru will deliver them from the cycle of life and death… but as you may have guessed, there’s no chance of that actually happening.

What is more, secular people who refer to each other as guru inadvertently establish an ongoing bond with them whereby the one on the pedestal is obliged to drag the other into the unfathomable. Sounds good, right? But what it really means is that both are tied into to a contract where whenever one of them fails and falls down the selection-progression ladder – from human to animal or insect – the other will accompany them down there.

Call another a guru or jockey yourself into a position to be called a guru, and both of you will seriously inhibit your progress towards being free from the bondage of life and death …so, do not call another person a guru, and do not allow yourself be tagged guru either, is my advice here.

Having clarified what a Guru is not, let’s clarify what it is. Guru is an entity by whose intervention they who are at the apex of divinity attain moksha, albeit the lower level thereof. Guru at this junction is unseen, a sense-teaching entity, beyond the sound-light conundrum. One cannot meditate into moksha, as one can with divinity; one accesses and advances into moksha by invitation, or more usually by recommendation (what we otherwise call grace), hence the need for an intervening entity – the Guruji.

SIK-KH:

Sikkh is the actual and correct spelling for a Sikh when written in English. However, I will use the spelling Sikh for ease of comprehension.

Sikh is an analyser, scrutiniser and improver of every aspect of life, from the secular to the divine…yet they remain humble throughout.

Sikh, despite all the things you may have heard it described as, also refers to a realm above that of the divine. One of the tests of divinity is to be born and live one’s life in a secular household environment. The divine undergoing secular tests are currently born into Sikh households. Sure, divinity can be attained by the recluse – often thought of as the ultimate detached individual – but the more difficult test to be mastered is that of maintaining one’s stature and status while navigating the quotidian and mundane everyday tasks of the householder. Those of my position have seen many a person’s hard-won divinity unravel in such trying circumstances. It is not easy.

SINGH/KAUR:

Singhs and Kaurs are those who have chosen to practice a Sikh lifestyle in conjunction with the secular environment, and who do so without flinching from the challenges the secular may impose on their Sikh way of life. It is the ultimate test of detachment. Singh denotes male-energy; Kaur denotes female-energy (energy – shakti). Shakti itself has many layered definitions. As of course do Singh and Kaur.

KHALSA:

What about Khalsa? Well, it is not a name or label given to baptised Sikhs, as is universally thought. You cannot baptise the baptised. Rather, the consumption of Amrit, symbolic authority made material, confers upon the Sikh a duty-responsibility – which manifests in their new identification as Khalsa – which might more appropriately be thought of less as baptism than investiture. Baptism, insofar as it relates to Sikhism, refers for its part to the attunement of a being with Sikhism which then readies them for birth as a Sikh. Though it ought to be remembered (and this contradicts the previous statement to some degree), that being born into a Sikh family does not automatically indicate one’s attainment of Sikhism; though for the most part, being part of a practising Sikh household is a step in one’s progress towards awakening.

The Five Ks of Sikhism

Note: each of the following has multi-layered, more expansive, and deeper connotations and significances than those offered below. But the following will give you a basic initial insight into the five Ks of Sikhism.

KESH:

Tangled hair symbolises the emotional tangles of the mind that hinder one’s divine progress. The hair is detangled by the act of bending one’s head forward and combing the hair from that position, and thus symbolises the reminder to detangle the mind and it emotions. The movement of bending forward also lowers one’s head, and thus constitutes an act of humbleness too. Only detached humbleness untangles emotional entrapments.

KANGA:

The comb the Sikh wears in their hair. The teeth of the kanga signify, and remind one to use the mind’s thoughts to excavate for deeper and refined awareness from within one’s own antrkarna (soul) using the Atma. The Atma, as I have stated elsewhere and numerous times, is not the equivalent of the soul. The soul is the harmonised cooperation of the body’s internal organs to clear obstacles and allow for ever-increasing awareness, taking one from the lower disciplines of religion, rite-ritual, spirituality, and dharma into divinity and onwards into Sikhism.

KARRA:

The steel bangle, as it is universally referred to, the karra signifies deflecting the emotionality that hinders divine clarification. Once again, one uses humbleness to format a path from one to the other.

KIRPAAN:

The kirpaan has dual symbolism: forgiveness at the point of killing one’s foe, and the cutting edge of refined thought that is the basis from which one progresses into divine awareness.

KACHHA:

This signifies the refined, discriminating, and tranquil expression of all sexual emotions, that lead into higher realms of divinity.

How not to conduct elections in places of worship

(This is a letter sent to Southall Gurdwara UK, regarding their 2014 elections)

This letter applies to persons associated with, standing for, and campaigning until 28th September 2014 at Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara Committee elections in Southall.

I listened in to the radio interview between various party members.

Each and every one of you should be congratulated on your earnest expressions, heartfelt pleas and emotionally charged accusations in a perfect, well-illustrated exposé: on mature men who are nothing more than spoilt little children throwing temper tantrums in order to make their point.

And on top of that, with haughty pride it was claimed that ex-Prime Minister Blair adjudicated between warring parties and that the gurdwara had paid this mass murderer £100,000. This beggars belief.

Sevadarjis, understand one thing. Not a single one of you or your families has an iota of a chance of getting into nor even realising in which direction lies the much sought after ‘suvaarg’. Petty, angry, spoilt, egotistical people do not even get to a point from which directions can be given for their onward purity process.

Last time, I was saddened during the ongoing debacle and infighting during the elections at Shepherds Bush Gurdwara, London, UK. The rest is history.

Please, I implore you that in future all involved conduct the election with mutual appreciation, as all concerned want the best for this institution and its congregation. We all have a common concern, regardless where a Sikh resides globally. We all want a smooth transition of sevadars willing to spend time doing the thankless and routine tasks of running such establishments.

Yes, it is all too easy to mock, find faults and belittle the sevadars who put in voluntary hours in all global religious institutions. However, that is not an excuse to behave like irrational, accusation-throwing, spoilt little children, now, is it?

Furthermore, I am sure none of you behaved in that manner when you were in fact little children. I am also sure all of you were dutiful and well-behaved kids. So what happened once you grew up and learned to wipe your own nose?

I hope all of you are equally ashamed for your behaviour. Rest assured, I certainly was, listening to the broadcast. We are humans. We have a difference of opinions. That does not permit us to accuse each other of actual or (mis)perceived transgressions in a vile and degrading manner.

What, in fact, you are saying is that you are a better judge of the activities of your opponent than Akal-Purkh, who created that Being to behave in that manner and ordained from birth.

Please do seva.

Do not accuse.

No one is a thief.

No one amongst you is a saint either.

Count yourself lucky that you are moved enough and have the time to be involved in seva at a gurdwara.

Remember, for whom-so-ever wins: we are all winners.

Satsiriakaalji

Avtar

January 2013. Cultism in Sikhi (to Bhai Mohinder Singhji)

Bhai Mohinder Singhji, Gurdwara Nishkam Sewak Jatha (Soho Road, Birmingham)

Revisiting our Interactions 

I hope this communication finds you physically well and emotionally healthy.

(Please note, some of my thoughts below are directly from my books and if they are repeated then kindly reference them to me. The quotes are in italics followed by an *).

The Communiqué: 

Each generation, adhering to nature’s set template, brings forth characters upon whom responsibility is conferred for taking their caste, race, culture, heritage, languages, religion, dharma, morality and ethics forward. Of course ‘forward’ here does not mean positive progression, but indicates movement – and movements can be retrograde.*

I have always kept a low profile and I seldom interact with the general public. This has caused problems, in tandem with state security victimisation. The general public likes intrigue, masala and listening to stories, in order to deflect attention from themselves. Out of self-protectionist need they point fingers at others while ensuring that they are seen to be as pious as can be. This is a standard human self-preservation reaction, and a biological historical phenomenon.* Thus, I am a victim of fanciful stories that are further fuelled by state security; yet, not a single advocate of these stories has to date confronted me about anything. Cowards and story-tellers have one thing in common: imagination.

My role in bringing you to power

It was I who insisted that you must be given the formal head position in an attempt to bring cohesive collective cooperation among UK-based Sikhs. If I had not insisted on that manoeuvre, the UK Sikhs would have endeavored as usual to represent the entire Sikh community, seemingly with one voice, but regrettably with separate outlooks. Interestingly, I was being cajoled into accepting the helm. I would have accepted if I had never tasted positions of immense influence in the global political arena. Personally, with my experience, I would have engaged a different set of skills from within the community, leading to low-key, potent yet effective influence as opposed to the merry-go-round in which the Europeans have you embroiled.

I had a choice between Sant Baba Jaswant Singhji, Clifton Road, Southall; Sant Amar Singh, of Guru Nanak Sikh College, Hayes, Middlesex; and yourself. Sant Amar Singh lacks je ne sais quoi. Sant Jaswant Singhji is advanced and way above this type of nonsense. Which left you.

So, why did I honour you with that post?

Because, in our two meetings you struck me as a very egocentric person, albeit feigning humbleness.

And in the clash with government egos, like needed like.

Yet, in the duty to retain and contain the egos involved in the Sikh Consultative Forum you failed miserably. Nevertheless, I have to thank you for stepping up to the mark. And since I chose you for the task, your failure is my failure. However, only you can measure if you have learned any lessons for your subsequent births.

An observation: not all University Deans make good Professors; not all Professors can teach secondary school; not all secondary school teachers can tend to children in kindergarten. It is not my position to be in your place, and you are not entitled to operate in mine.

Although all of this is in the past, yet the past teaches us the form of the future.

Alien Conquest:

Buddhaji said, ‘An insincere evil friend is to be feared more than a wild beast: a wild beast may wound you today, but an evil friend will wound your mind’.

In a speech I added this: ‘Where ignorance reigns, peace slaves’.* Both the above statements are true for the following.

The British and Europeans did not conquer Bharat by outright brutal force. They conquered it via smiles, gentle words, never-ending compliments and ego-massage. They wooed and admired the egos of the Rajas and the Maharajas, and above all else they beguiled the dharmic and the adhyatmic sectors with unbridled compliments about how the west has so much to learn from the east. In the process, the western powers invited the chosen influential few to on-going seminars organised by one world-famous philosophical society after another. Given prestige to speak and present an article at such societies the innocent egos waxed lyrical, becoming ever-pliant puppets. The seduction paid dividends.* 

The eastern target-ego had admirers from his own race and culture who latched on to the ‘open mind’ of the western thought process. These admirers of the target-ego spoke to their own catchment audiences. And in time an entire state became compliant to western propaganda. Like today, a war was arranged between a slightly more powerful opponent and the impressionable state. The impressionable state was given support, at a cost. Aryadesh fought Aryadesh. The British picked up the spoils.* 

So what has all this got to do with you?

I was called forward by, and took amrit from the hand of Sant Baba Puran Singhji at Makindo, Kenya. And I can assure you, you were not in that initial contingent. So, I am well within my responsibility to tell you off resoundingly. And after almost thirty years of being a recipient of mocking derision from you and your ‘cult followers’ telling you off is precisely what I am going to do…

1. Selling out your prestige & position

My observation is that you obviously have zero appreciation of what precisely a Sikh is, let alone what it is to qualify as Khalsa. If you did, it would have and should have been you presenting to the Christian Church a fake ego-massaging medal, an honour of merit, with the prospect of eventually influencing their followers into Sikhi and Indianisation. But instead you were the recipient, they the overlords,

Do you realise how much of a public relations coup d’etat this event is for the west and for the Christian faith’s propaganda machine? Subliminally you have created and substantiated a reality wherein a Sikh and Khalsa’s own inherent value is trumped by deriving value from securing an order of merit or some other such award from the Christian faith. How utterly despicably low and ignorant an act could you have allowed yourself to become a puppet of?

Shame on you for selling out your prestige and position.

Are all of your companions in fact enemies who have zero respect for you, unprepared to warn you of the consequences of your action? If they are naive and gullible then at least you should have enough commonsense not to accept such western propaganda awards. Or are you really that hungry for western public applause?

2. Withholding Deg through your acolytes (sorry, “sevadars”)

It took Gursharan Kaur and me nine years to finish our respective sets of 108 Sahaj Paaths. Every month we’d drive a 250 mile round trip to pay homage at Soho Road Gurdwara. Every month after the first few months you ordered your ‘staff’ not to serve us langar or water. I wrote to you about the matter. The next month they served us. I wrote again thanking you. But things reverted back. On top of that, two of your ‘staff’ (they cannot be called sevadars) steadfastly refused to serve me Deg every time they were on duty. That elderly man with the red braces who used to clean sangat’s footwear – he used to pick up both our pairs of footwear and put them beside by the door for the sangat to trample on. What humbleness.

3. Cult of personality: or cutting off your nose to spite your face

And here is the best part. I introduced to you a young girl who was about to start her PhD and I informed you that this girl was going to, if given the right input, rewrite India’s constitution, thereby changing all non-European constitutions globally for the better. And your advice was that she should get herself a job and then consider the PhD. Now where does the point that you claim clairvoyance fall apart?

The reason why you told her to get a job and leave post-graduate research was because she was not part of your ‘cult’. Shame on you.

4. The cosy club of arrogance & primeval judgement

Two weeks ago I rang your office at Soho Road Nishkam Sevak Gurdwara to be told that you were abroad. I sought information about Mandiwale Babaji, to be told that in all honesty XXX would be the best person to ask. XXX, the living hypocrite, spoke harshly, claiming that only you can give out such information. To put him in his place I shared with him that the photograph of Mandiwale Babaji was taken by the younger brother of Pritam Singh Sandhu of Walthamstow, East London, and that my family and I had been present there at the time. This threw him and abruptly he told me he was busy and put the phone down on me. How very magnanimous.

The person who needed that information is writing a book on past Sikh Sants and holds you and your ‘cult’ in low opinion. XXX behaviour adds to, and underlines the hypocrisy of, white clothes hiding dark minds. Interestingly, XXX – who was forced to apologise when I challenged him for saying very derogatory things about me – now faces a dilemma. His close, high-profile, married-with-grown-kids female relative has her sex movies and photos on the internet. Now is he going to run her and her husband down as he did me? Both of you have forgotten, the moment you take amrit you no longer judge or condemn people at all. In fact you support them through thick and thin. You protect them from public vilification*. But what do you lot do after amrit? You create a holier than thou cosy club of arrogance and primeval judgement. 

I have yet to come across a group of Sikhs who are as frightened as your ‘cult’ is. Yes, there are the odd things your ‘cult’ does correctly, but just the odd thing.

Narcissistic, cliché-ridden, floating on faux modesty via self-promotion, unable to separate the pseudo from the primordial rigidity, caught in fetish ritual, with hallowed attachment to opaque religiosity, and losing dharma’s gentle optimism.* Your cult summed up in a nutshell. Congratulations.

I gave a talk about twenty years ago to balance the inflated image-integrity of Sikhs. I stated that western-based Sikhs would form cults. That they would take and retain passport photographs of those who took amrit at their cult-quarters, and claim responsibility to the European authorities for only those persons.

You have done precisely that.

Once upon a time one Sikh stood for all Sikhs. It was the case ‘one for all – all for one’. But you, the Europeanised ‘cult’ Sikh leaders are a creed apart.  What Guru Gobind Singhji harmonised, you the Europeanised ‘cult’ Sikh leaders are ripping apart.

Please pat yourself on your back for dividing the Khalsa.

The enemy is always within. Never without.

5. Yet again with the cultish behaviour

Here is another example of your ‘cult’ mentality A young girl started Sikh Sports Car Mela. I joined that Mela as I have two sports cars, and as soon as you heard I was a participant you froze her out totally. Very mature of you.

6. Plagiarising my insights as your own

Secondly, it was I who wrote to you several decades ago about how Rabindranath Tagore removed Guru Nanakdevji’s name from Japuji  Sahibji replacing it with Kabir. Harbans Singh Doabia plagiarized his translation in his now famous translations.

You took my insight and passed it on to a Panjab based university who carried out their study of the matter. They concluded what I had said. You and that university took all the credit for this ‘information’ and ignored to neither mention nor applaud me for my insight.

You will publicly and in written format acknowledge that it was my letter to you that instigated that study.

Accolades bring responsibility:

Now, using your new accolade, please correct the following:

There are five mistakes on each page of Sri Guru Granth Sahibji. There are eighteen types of mistakes recurring in the entire work. The British have imposed these mistakes on Sikhs. These mistakes were not placed into the original work by either the Hindus nor the Muslims.*  

Yes, it does, does it not, compromise your new accolade!

Accolades are easy to accept if you do not understand the ongoing cultural ramification of the accolade. A budding poet asked a known writer to appraise his poetry. The established writer replied there was nothing wrong, adding. ‘although I have not read this and as a rule do not read poetry’.

As a budding newbie straddling religion and political you will distaste the art of manipulation and a sense of ‘being used’ by your new masters.

In conclusion: 

  1. You will forward to me by post all details about Mandiwale Babaji forthwith.
  2. You will return the merit order nonsense with due respect, stating that Guru Nanakdevji is not answerable to Jesus of Nazareth.

And if they want clarification regarding upon whose authority you are returning the said order, tell them it is upon my direct and explicit instructions. They know me well enough not to take the issue up with me.

The only reason you will not return the order of merit? Your ego.

I was brought up, and you were not, to deal with the European manipulations to which you have fallen victim. Thus, you fail to see the traps of their long-game.

Bhai Mohinder Singhji, time has shown that the following is just: That I am an unaffiliated speaker and original, independent thinker on theology, philosophy, psychology, dharma and spiritual matters. I am coming out into the open slowly and you have a choice. Support me, by not speaking out against me or manipulating others to do your dirty work. You and I will never get along at a personal level. But at a dharmic level henceforth you will support me totally, unless your ego gets in the way.

Buddhaji reminds us: ‘Prime purpose in life is to help others. And if you cannot help them, at least do not hurt them either’.

I wish you and your cult every success for the future and please accept from a Sikh of Guru Nanakdevji and a Singh of Guru Gobind Singhji a respectfully extended – to you and your followers – heartfelt Bhole Sohne Haal Sat Siri Akaal.

Avtar

April 2013. Sikh novelty act @ 10 Downing St; “All humanity is One” (sent to To Bhai Mohinder Singhji, Sikh Consultative Forum)

Sikh Consultative Forum – Bhai Mohinder Singhji

Gurdwara Nishkam Sewak Jatha, Soho Road, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Satsiriakalji,

Re:  Feedback – UK Parliament

Please decide exactly what role you as the lead chair of Sikh Consultative Forum are trying to fulfil. Either you are a common-garden religious personality cult or you are the head of a dharmic organisation (albeit overladen with cultish behaviour).

For the cult leader, the hunger for notching up photo opportunities is an indication of that individual’s starved sense of self-worth – and of a cheap, tawdry, ego.

For the figurehead of the Sikh Consultative Forum, participating as a novelty act in the kirtan performance at 10 Downing Street last year is absolutely unacceptable.

Why did you participate as a novelty act @ 10 Downing Street?????

And having done so, insult is added to injury by the fact that this year your representative at 10 Downing Street read a message from you containing words he couldn’t pronounce, and whose meanings were lost on both him and a majority of the attendees.

Why such a horrendous spectacle in place of a dignified presentation? The message was off the mark, the delivery embarrassingly out of sequence, and inappropriate for the setting.

Who advises you?

Experts in public relation disasters?!

Or, delusional speech writers who chose on a thesaurus but lack the nuance to understand the impact of the words therein?

Either way, blame cannot be laid at the door of these advisors, whoever they are – until and unless you decide what role you are trying to fulfill.

I brought to your attention many years ago the very impasse of such a situation – and the fact that you need to re-evaluate precisely what image you are trying to project. For, I have yet to see an archbishop, let alone the Pope, visiting the Indian Parliament or Prime Minister’s office and sitting on the floor to lead a gospel choir. So why on earth did you do?

Have you lost your senses or are you that hungry for popularity as a gimmicky stage-act. Is it that you in fact are trying to create a niche act to perform on a public stage similar to the Queen’s Buckingham garden celebrations?

Please stop embarrassing your position, begin taking your responsibility seriously, and act with the decorum your position demands.

You have no idea the role that has been entrusted to you. That lack of awareness is no excuse for you to behave in the manner you have been of late.

Yes, for the ordinary servile Desi whatever you utter has meaning. No one challenges you, corrects you, or has a sufficient enough grasp on things to tell you honestly and frankly that you are talking ‘jackanory’. But you should be sensitive enough not to get caught examining and explaining terms and words about which you really have very little depth of knowledge.

You are simply regurgitating another’s unchallenged written word as if that explanation is sacrosanct. Please, leave that type of banal simpleton’s explanation to the carousel gianis.

You are a figurehead. Please have the maturity and sensibility to remain in that domain only. Let the pseudo-hypereducated who have more information than common sense at their disposal knot themselves in explanations where they are left chasing their own tails.

Here, I will give an example I have often heard you and most other Sikh ‘orators’ vocalise. You state that ‘All humanity is One’. Really? If that is the case then why do your contingent and Sikhs in general complain about Sikh girls marrying Islamic men and becoming Mohammedan in their faith practice?

Reality is that you lot have a heart failure if your children wed out of caste. So much for your ‘All humanity is One’ nonsense. If your ‘sevadars’ did proper research of the actual root meaning of the words contained in that quotation you and they would realise that the quote embodies recognition that ‘in creation and non-creation the same essence presides and resides in all’.

“All humanity is One” refers, therefore, to the essence; it fundamentally does not refer to classification, division and manifestation in matter.

Thus, you are the same as the sea of oil that runs deep in the earth just as you are the same as the spark that escapes the sun allowing earth to manifest ‘life’. You as a human are the same in essence as a cow or any other meat. Thus, eating meat makes you a cannibal.

If the quote “All humanity is One” referred only to humans then you cannot complain when children leave the Sikh faith to embrace another. Rather, the quote, read in this way, impels you to rejoice in the fact. But do you? No, you have knee-jerk tears to compensate your ‘loss of face’.

Ignorance is bliss.

However, as in my previous correspondence, I am going to leave the choices you make on your shoulders.

Satsiriakalji,

Avtar

April 2013. Vaisakhi @ Parliament; Self-Rule (sent to Baba Iqbal Singhji)

Baba Iqbal Singhji

The Kalgidhar Society, Baru Sahib via Rajgarh, Teh: Pachhard, Dist: Sirmore, Himachal Pardesh, 173101, India

Satsiriakal,

Re:  2013 Vasakhi Parliament & Shepherds Bush Feedback 

I hope this communication finds you physically well and emotionally healthy.

The Communiqué: 

 POINT ONE:

As an experienced figurehead, you began life as and have faithfully remained a sevadar, thus I am sure you will receive the following observation with an open mind, using the pointers tabled to improve your delivery and focus a purpose along a set of sensible attainable targets at a personal and communal level.

The Vasakhi television coverage from the UK parliament of your address left an imprint that the leading light of an embryonic education establishment lacked gravity in the opinion expressed. Your address came across as rambling rant. The fault for this is with your minders in the media. However, the saddest part of the Sikh media is that they are woodcutters detailed to produce exquisite fine royal china tableware. Unfortunately they neither have the talent nor the magnanimous nature to realise that they are not professional trained media journalistic quality capable.

However, it is their duty to make sure that you were aware of the question put to you and then your speech carefully chosen and your voice trained for a steady delivery of the rehearsed speech.

How sad.

However, sadness as a noun or sad as an adjective is a condemnation for the grand design a powerless politically naive community can ill afford. I am sorry but this is not good enough. In future, please, have the awareness not to say anything or limit your utterance to a few words only. Please be aware that speaking on a political stage is not the same as an emotional ramble on a gurdwara stage that you are experienced at.

POINT TWO:

I watched the opening of your speech from Sheperds Bush Gurdwara. You stated that the Jews following the second European war of the 20th century (2nd world war) announced that self-rule was an imperative requirement for the survival of their race and community. In fact each and every community-race expresses the same notion and desires self governance. Please talk to the Kurds, the minorities caught in Myanmar, the Coptic communities in Egypt or indeed the Sámi people of the artic region, and finally the Eskimo community-race. In this, let us not leave behind the indigenous races of north and south America or the aborigines of Australia. They all want the same, but why did it work for the Jews?

Traditionally, the Jews are a hated community regardless of which country they operate and flourish. They are always the entrepreneurs, but by default, as mainstream would not give them jobs. Through their enterprising survivalist skills they eventually became moneylenders. And historically have been accused of underhand dealings, which then resulted in their global persecution.

The Jews in Europe interbred with the European races to a point that they have lost their original racial skin colour. The original Jews had rich pigment than the current modern European Jews. The European Jews changed their names, and hidden behind that deceit they automatically attained high prestige office and authority, nevertheless, when their background was uncovered they were despised.

In addition to the skin camouflage, they through cultural dilution adopted the following changes after massive internal hemorrhage: Historically, the Arab dress mimics the traditional Jewish attire. However, the Jews stood out in the new countries of Europe and therefore the men had to copy their clothing to secure basic jobs. This led to them rejecting the skull cap in public. The women lacking self-esteem and personal inferiority complex argued successfully by refusing to wear clothing that looked alien in the new communities. They argued that head scarf could be replaced by wearing a fashionable wig.

Then they argued, as it was the show of the naked skin of the legs that was against their cultural requirement then why could they not wear thick woolen leggings, and also reduce the length of their skirt. After the second European war and the mass availability of nylon stockings and later tights, the Jewish woman rejected the thick leggings also. To this day, the traditional Jewish woman wears a wig when outside the house or when visitors call – hence their natural hair is covered. This change along with the copied accent and the change of name spelling, and its pronunciation, secured empathy within the community they chose to live.

Furthermore, one of the reason that aided their global survival and accomplishment can be seen in practice on the streets of Southall in the manner that the Muslims will only patronize Muslim businesses and the Afghan Sikhs business aid each other as an oath of survival. This collective inter business transaction at the expense of the outsider community eventually tarnished the Jews in the eyes of each and every country they operated.

However, to get rid themselves of the Jews from their midst the Europeans decided to ‘aid’ the formation of an artificial ancestral homeland in Palestine. The Arabs of that area were under British rule. The Arabs were imprisoned for having an offensive weapon. The offensive weapon was no more than household kitchen knife while the European Jews were allowed to carry modern guns. If a Jew killed an Arab, then his word that it was self defence was enough as a mitigating circumstance. However, if an Arab was caught carrying a knife he purchased for his family’s kitchen needs he was jailed without a trial.

The Jewish war of independence was orchestrated by the Europeans, where on one hand the Jews were armed by them and then the British troops made a half hearted attempt to fight and contain them. The British here means regiments of ill armed Arabs led by a British officer who were outgunned and as the Jews had prior knowledge of the defence they were up against – thus the Jews always defeated the British. The British ‘lost’ eventually. Israel was formed. A minority ruled the majority, with a loaded gun at the head of the majority Arabs.

The Europeans succeeded in (hopefully) removing a race they were uncomfortable with and this as a byproduct also has been a boon. In creating Israel, the Europeans have snarled the Arabs in a constant self-defeating war with a community armed to the teeth by the European race. And Israel acts as a proxy army for Race-Europeans interest.

So, Iqbal Singhji, please get your history into perspective before you start announcing half truths as away forward for establishment of a Sikh state.

POINT THREE:

This, the third point is part of the ongoing romantic idealism about Khalistan. Khalistan as a name will never attain statehood. It is not liked and does not carry the same positive vibration and respect as does Panjab. Panjab, as a name has far better chance of attaining statehood. But not Khalistan. In addition, Panjab will only come into fruitition if there are tangle advantage for several world powers in its formation.

In any case, just what is so special about Sikhs that they as a 2% minority should be accorded statehood? What, because they gave their lives? Who asked them for this protection? At that junction were they given cast iron sureties that if they killed themselves defending this that or the other then that would secure statehood? Get real. This is real-time politics and not some village panchayat goodwill gesture being honoured by return. Sikhs got themselves killed on an emotional high, then that was, and to this day is their lookout. Real life politics is clinically hard and emotion-less.

Shocking is it not?

However, let us get back to the drawing board with this demand. Please, secure and read the lengthy document I handed to Jaspal S Bains who is well known figure from Birmingham as the operator owner of a Sikh media paper. That document template is so simple and yet subtle. Sadly the self-delusional Sikh TV owners find me intimidating because I will not tolerate their daft self egotistical nonsense. Yet in me resides a vision that is painful to enact if a formal independent state is required into reality. Whereas they are reenacting 1979 onwards debacle of inciting anger culminating in another iron-fist clampdown in Panjab by India.

The current drugs addiction is not some grand plan by the Delhi seat. It is a direct result of a lost generation  killed in ‘encounters’ who automatically would have chastised, but their small children grew up  discipline-less and then this led to them lacking cohesive knowledge how to bring up their own children, a classic example of weak parenting. Interestingly, the lack of elder authority also witnesses lack of discipline in the young within the animal kingdom too. So let us not blame the Delhi seat for our own failings.

The annoying part is that sitting in the west the 1979 inciters never sent their own sons into the last ‘war of Panjab independence of 1980’s’. Thus, there is no hope of current fathers who are self professed armchair generals inciting independence of Panjab all over again ever going to send their own son’s to a new war in Panjab. Is there?

Harsh realities have to be faced. Hypocrisy has to be jettisoned.

I had the privilage of learning then teaching and guiding Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Jewish and Christian communities and general ‘non-aligned’ people about spiritual matters. I also gave political insight at a high level. The thing that stood out as a reality within all these communities was abject divisions and mistrust amongst themselves and yet uniformly they envied the unity they see within the Sikhs overall.  The problem with the Sikhs is that they lack the long enrich privilage that I have had. The problems within the Sikhs are veneer cracks and not the deep chasm of all other faith groups. Please tell the last time you heard, currently or historically, of Sikhs army fighting Sikh army over internal faith agenda? I repeat we Sikhs do not have the anywhere the same problems the other faiths have.

I have written and spoken often about a non-European constitution for all non-European races. Until that is not in place an independent Panjab is a nonentity.

In any case, the idea that utopia awaits Sikhs upon independence is just that. A utopian dream. The reality is the same type of indifference government that has existed in Panjab since independence of India is our future in an independent state. The connected will get off scot free. Uprising against the government will occur, and it too will be put down without remorse nor concern for human rights. So what exactly will change other than Sikhs will persecute Sikhs?

This is kaljug Bhai, this is kaljug. Just accept it. In this ‘age’ dog eats dog. There is no peace either way. Dogs regardless who is in power will still eat dog. And that is a truth humanity cannot and will not escape from…

…A Sikh of Guru’s, I remain a sevadar of the panth.

Satsiriakalji.

Avtar