Guru Gobind Singh jee gave “GURUSHIP” to Sri Guru Granth Sahib jee therefore only Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee IS “GURBANI” from now on. We metha thek ONLY to Shabad Guru Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee, our “Guru” [Guru = Bani and Bani = Guru.]
|bwxI gurU gurU hY bwxI ivic bwxI AMimRqu swry ]|
|baanee guroo guroo hai baanee vich baanee a(n)mrith saarae |||
|The Word, the Bani is Guru, and Guru is the Bani. Within the Bani, the Ambrosial Nectar is contained.|
|guru bwxI khY syvku jnu mwnY prqiK gurU insqwry ]5]|
|gur baanee kehai saevak jan maanai parathakh guroo nisathaarae ||5|||
|If His humble servant believes, and acts according to the Words of the Guru’s Bani, then the Guru, in person, emancipates him. ||5|||
Though we may read from Bhai Gurdas jee vaarans or Bachitar natak etc , this does not mean that these writings equal to Sri Guru Granth Sahib jee (Gurbani ie Shabad Guru).
Since the tenth Nanak sanctioned Sri Guru Granth Sahib jee to be our final Guru, we therefore know that to realise Naam (ie God) is to realise God through Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee. Guru jee gave us Gurbani in the form of Sri Guru Granth Sahib jee as a means to directly and easily realise Naam.
|AKrI nwmu AKrI swlwh ]|
|akharee naam akharee saalaah |||
|From the Word, comes the Naam; from the Word, comes Your Praise.|
|AKrI igAwnu gIq gux gwh ]|
|akharee giaan geeth gun gaah |||
|From the Word, comes spiritual wisdom, singing the Songs of Your Glory.|
|AKrI ilKxu bolxu bwix ]|
|akharee likhan bolan baan |||
|From the Word, come the written and spoken words and hymns.|
Inder singh has been trying to say otherwise. He is therefore a nindhak going against the instructions that Sri Guru Granth Sahib jee is our final Guru (Shabad Guru/Gurbani). Guru Nanak Dev jee very early on made this fact known to us that Shabad Guru is our Guru (see sidh gost).
If I am not mistaken, Inder singh is also implying that one can only receive naam by 5 piareys. He is basically saying that naam is not everyones right.
What he does not know is that naam is already in all of us. Naam is basically synonymous to Shabad Guru, Gurbani, essence and power of God, atma/jyot, hukam, etc etc. How we realise this is the journey.
|jyqw kIqw qyqw nwau ]|
|jaethaa keethaa thaethaa naao |||
|The created universe is the manifestation of Your Name.|
|ivxu nwvY nwhI ko Qwau ]|
|vin naavai naahee ko thhaao |||
|Without Your Name, there is no place at all.|
Naam is not only in us its also all around us and Naam is basically the Sargun and Nirgun form of God.
|gur prswdI vyKu qU hir mMdru qyrY nwil ]|
|gur parasaadhee vaekh thoo har ma(n)dhar thaerai naal |||
|By Guru’s Grace, see that the Temple of the Lord is within you.|
|hir mMdru sbdy KojIAY hir nwmo lyhu sm@wil ]1]|
|har ma(n)dhar sabadhae khojeeai har naamo laehu samhaal ||1|||
|The Temple of the Lord is found through the Word of the Shabad; contemplate the Lord’s Name. ||1|||
|mn myry sbid rpY rMgu hoie ]|
|man maerae sabadh rapai ra(n)g hoe |||
|O my mind, be joyfully attuned to the Shabad.|
|scI Bgiq scw hir mMdru pRgtI swcI soie ]1] rhwau ]|
|sachee bhagath sachaa har ma(n)dhar pragattee saachee soe ||1|| rehaao |||
|True is devotional worship, and True is the Temple of the Lord; True is His Manifest Glory. ||1||Pause|||
|hir mMdru eyhu srIru hY igAwin rqin prgtu hoie ]|
|har ma(n)dhar eaehu sareer hai giaan rathan paragatt hoe |||
|This body is the Temple of the Lord, in which the jewel of spiritual wisdom is revealed.|
|mnmuK mUlu n jwxnI mwxis hir mMdru n hoie ]2]|
|manamukh mool n jaananee maanas har ma(n)dhar n hoe ||2|||
|The self-willed manmukhs do not know anything at all; they do not believe that the Lord’s Temple is within. ||2|||
If I am not mistaken, Inder Singh is also implying that Sri Guru Granth Sahib jee is unable to provide us with certain things like certain powers(shakti) and therefore demeaning the power of Gurbani.
He is implying that Sri Guru Granth Sahib jee’s Guru Mat is not good enough or powerful enough that we need writtings like charitar pakhian to provide the missing link to make us “khalsa (pure)” !