Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Shaheedi Gurpurab





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Published on Nov 24, 2011

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Tribute to Martyrdom of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib conceptualized, produced and directed by Brig. Partap Singh Ji Jaspal (Retd.), Guru Nanak Daata Baksh Lai Mission, Chandigarh.

Titled: "Haun Balihari Satgur Poorey Saran Ke Daatey Bachan Ke soorey"

Jagat Jalanda Rakh Lai
Apni Kirpa Dhaar
Jit Duaray Ubhrey
Tite Laihu Ubaar

- Sri Guru Granth Sahib (853)

This is Sri Guru Amar Das Ji's prayer to the Lord for the deliverence of the world and means:

"O Lord, the world is on fire,
save it by showering your grace.

Save it by whichever way it can be saved."

Guru means Enlightener and Jagat Guru means the Enlightener of the world. Whenever Jagat Guru incarnates, the purpose is two-fold, to establish the Glory of God and to restore the Glory of Man.

Jagat Guru prays for the redemption of the whole of mankind. His prayer is not confined to a single community, a nation or a country. It knows no man-made barriers of colour, caste, and creed and geographical limitations. It is universal and all-embracing.

Sri Guru Arjan, Humility Incarnate, compiles a Holy Scripture, eternally aglow with all Celestial Harmonies and totally free from all Cruel Diversities, for Universal Redemption.

The Third Nanak, Sri Guru Amar Das Ji beseeches the Almighty to save the World on Fire. Then the Fifth Nanak, in the Form of Guru Arjan Sits On Fire And Through His Grace Saves The World.

Then again arose a holy demand of a supreme sacrifice by a great Maha Purash. And the Divine Child (Guru Gobind Singh) the Tenth Nanak says:

"There is no Greater Maha Purash Than Guru Tegh Bahadur"

And so Nanak The Ninth sets out for the Greatest "Balidaan" of All Times.

When the Almighty manifests himself in human form, he takes the whole human race in His loving Embrace. This God like warmth of the Divine Incarnate flows out to the whole creation and yearns for universal welfare and redemption. This Nectar of Grace and Love flowed from the Beneficient, All Loving Guru Tegh Bahadur (Guru Nanak - The Ninth) to 500 Pandits of Kashmir and through them to a whole religion, a whole nation.

Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib's sacrifice for the pandits of Kashmir has to be viewed in this background and context. He, being the Jagat Guru, belongs to all, the whole universe. The love and mercy of a Prophet, a Messiah, a Jagat Guru is impartial, it knows no difference. It showers like rain on all alike. When Pandits of Kashmir, subjected to untold persecution and tyranny, approached Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib for protection, the most compassionate Sri Guru had shown an unexampled mercy characteristic of the House of Guru Nanak. Jo Saran Awey Tis Kanth Lawey,
Eh Birad Swamy Sanda - Sri Guru Granth Sahib (544) This is Sri Guru Amar Das Ji's prayer to the Lord for the deliverence of the world and means:

"Whosoever seeks the shelter of the Lord, Lord clasps him to his bosom.

That is the unique way, the great attribute of the Lord."

Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib at that time said, "Supreme Sacrifice by a `Mahan Pursh' was the need of the hour". The Divine Child (Guru Gobind Singh) had then said, "There is no greater `Mahan Pursh' than Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib."

It is out of compassion, out of love for suffering humanity that God Himself incarnates in the world. The intensity of this compassion, the uniqueness of this Love-force flowing from the Saviour to His suffering children, was witnessed, with awe and reverence, by suffering humanity, in the form of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib.

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