A Panthic Network - Khalsa Press Publication, ISSN: 1930-0107

PANTHIC.org


"ਸਾਹਿਬ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਜੀ ਵਿਰੁੱਧ ਕੁਫ਼ਰ ਤੋਲਣ ਵਾਲੇ, ਗੁਰੂ ਸਾਹਿਬਾਨ ਦੇ ਵਿਰੁੱਧ ਬੋਲਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਨੂੰ ਸੋਧਣਾ ਹਰ ਗੁਰਸਿੱਖ ਦਾ ਫ਼ਰਜ਼ ਹੈ। ਇਹੋ ਜਿਹੇ ਸਿੱਖ ਨੂੰ ਜੇ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਅਤਿਵਾਦੀ ਕਹਿੰਦੀ ਹੈ ਤਾਂ ਮੈਂ ਅਤਿਵਾਦੀ ਹਾਂ।"
- Bhai Ranjit Singh (Jathedar Sri Akal Takht Sahib)

DASAM GURU, GRANTH SAHIB

December 13, 2010
Source: Gurcharanjit Singh Lamba (Editor, Sant Sipahi )

DASAM GURU, GRANTH SAHIB
NOT
DASAM, GURU GRANTH SAHIB

There goes a story that the husband of a lady had gone for fishing and did not return for three days. Desperate wife left the prayer message for the pastor to read, “John having gone to sea, his wife requires the prayer of the congregation for his safe return.” The pastor read the message, “John having gone to see his wife, requires the prayer of the congregation for his safe return.” Misplacing a simple comma in the sentence had catastrophic implications on the prayer.

Guru Granth Sahib says ਗੁਰੁ ਅਰਜੁਨੁ ਘਰਿ ਗੁਰ ਰਾਮਦਾਸ ਭਗਤ ਉਤਰਿ ਆਯਉ ॥੧॥ (ਗੁ.ਗ੍ਰੰ. ਸਾ. ੧੪੦੭) . . Here too the correct placing of coma has to be like this ਗੁਰੁ ਅਰਜੁਨੁ , ਘਰਿ ਗੁਰ ਰਾਮਦਾਸ ਭਗਤ ਉਤਰਿ ਆਯਉ ॥੧॥ This mean Guru Arjan has taken birth in the house of Guru Ram Das ji. However, if the coma is placed after arjan ghar it will read ਗੁਰੁ ਅਰਜੁਨੁ ਘਰਿ , ਗੁਰ ਰਾਮਦਾਸ ਭਗਤ ਉਤਰਿ ਆਯਉ ॥੧॥ and will carry wrong meaning that Guru Ram Das has come to the house of Guru Arjan.

This is what happens when the comma is not put at the right place. This is what is happening in not placing the comma correctly while mentioning the title of Dasam Guru, Granth Sahib or more commonly called Dasam Granth.

Since its compilation the voluminous tome from the pen of Guru Gobind Singh ji was appropriately called Dasven Patshah Ju Ka Granth or ‘The Granth of the Tenth Master’. The message is absolutely clear that this is the Granth of The Tenth Master. Even the copy of the Dasam Guru, Granth Sahib at Patna Sahib, which was compiled in 1698 AD, carries the title Dasven Patshah Ju Ka Granth.


Table of contents page of Patna Sahib Beerh (1698 AD) that bears the name 'Dasven Patshah Ju Ka Granth'

The only Granth which has been bestowed with the title ‘Guru’ is Guru Granth Sahib and none else. In the title ‘Dasam Guru, Granth Sahib’, the word ‘Guru’ refers to ‘Dasam’ and not at all to ‘Granth’. Hence ‘Dasam Guru, Granth Sahib’ means that this is the Granth of the Dasam Guru. If we wrongly place the word ‘Dasam’ with ‘Granth’ then it will carry the meaning that it is the tenth Guru Granth. If that’s the case then where are the other nine Guru Granths? Hence, this makes the assumption of those detractors utterly flawed who insist that calling the Granth as 'Dasam Guru, Granth Sahib' is a challenge to Sri Guru Granth Sahib.

The word Dasam is for the Guru and not for the Granth. This is the only correct interpretation and meaning. Even the title Dasam Granth is misnomer and denotes that this is the tenth Granth and does not reflect the correct meaning. The issue is not in the composition of the name but how to call it.

'ਸ੍ਰੀ ਦਸਮ ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ' ਵਿਚ ਗੁਰੂ ਪਦ ਦਸਮ ਨਾਲ ਜੁੜਦਾ ਹੈ, ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਨਾਲ ਨਹੀਂ.

ਜੇ ਇਸ ਨੂੰ ਇਸ ਤਰ੍ਹਾਂ ਪੜ੍ਹਿਆ ਜਾਵੇ 'ਸ੍ਰੀ ਦਸਮ-ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ' (ਭਾਵ ਦਸਮ ਗੁਰੂ ਦਾ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ) ਤਾਂ ਅਰਥ ਆਪ ਹੀ ਸਾਫ ਹੋ ਜਾਣਗੇ

So the appropriate title for the collected works of Guru Gobind Singh ji, as has been prevalent since its inception, is Dasven Patshah ka Granth. It ought to be addressed as Dasven Patshah ka Granth or Dasam Guru, Granth Sahib.


1 Comments

  1. paramjeet singh 1699 new delhi December 24, 2010, 10:12 am

    dhan sahib shri guru granth sahib ji maharaj
    dhan shri dasam guru granth sahib ji
    dhan shri sarabloh granth sahib ji

    Reply to this comment
 

Disclaimer: Panthic.org does not necessarily endorse the views and opinions voiced in the feedback from our readers, and cannot be held responsible for their views.

Background and Psyche of Anti-Sikh Events of 1984 & the RSS : Video Interview with Bhai Ratinder Singh

Akaal Channel's interview with Panthic.org Senior Editor Bhai Ratinder Singh regarding anti-Sikh events in 1983, and 1984 in Indore Madhya Pardes and the RSS Psyche
Read Full Article


RECENT ARTICLE & FEATURES

ਬਚਿਤ੍ਰ ਨਾਟਕ

 

ਨਾਟਕ ਸਦਾ ਹੀ ਰਮਜ਼ ਵਾਲੀ ਘਟਨਾ ਹੁੰਦੀ ਹੈ। ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ ਨੇ ਬੇਅੰਤ ਨਾਟਕ ਦੇਖੇ। ਆਪ ਨੇ ਅਨੰਤ ਸਮੇਂ ਵਿਚ ਨਾਟਕ ਬ੍ਰਿਤਾਂਤ ਵੇਖੇ। ਆਪ ਨੇ ਆਪਣੇ ਤੋਂ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਹੋ-ਵਾਪਰ ਚੁੱਕੇ- ਬੇਅੰਤ ਯੁਗਾਂ ਦੇ ਨਾਟਕ ਦੇਖੇ ਅਤੇ ਅੱਗੋਂ ਆਉਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਵੀ ਕਈ ਨਾਟਕ ਵੇਖੇ। ਆਪ ਨੇ ਆਤਮ-ਕਥਾ ਨੂੰ ਵੀ ਨਾਟਕ ਦੇ ਰੂਪ ਵਿਚ ਹੀ ਵੇਖਿਆ। ਪਰ ਇਸ ਸਭ ਕੁਝ ਨੂੰ ਆਪ ਨੇ ਬਚਿੱਤ੍ਰ ਨਾਟਕ ਮੰਨਿਆ ਤੇ ਵੇਖਿਆ। ਆਪ ਨੇ ਜੀਵਨ-ਸਾਰ ਨੂੰ 'ਬਚਿੱਤ੍ਰ-ਨਾਟਕ' ਦਾ ਨਾਮ ਦਿੱਤਾ।...

Read Full Article

Amrit-Sanchar Maryada Violation: Worldwide Condemnation and Boycott of the Ragi Darshan Lobby

 

Representatives of Sikh organizations across North America and Europe strongly condemned the blasphemous acts committed by the followers of excommunicated heretic Ragi Darshan Sinh at the Gurdwara Sikh Sangat of Virginia who altered the sacred 'Khanday-ki-Pahul' ceremony and Ardaas. ...

Read Full Article

Two Sikhs Killed by Punjab Police - Scores of Protesters Brutally Attacked and Detained

 

At least two Sikhs were were killed and scores injured on Wednesday in bloody clashes between Sikhs protesting against the desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib Ji and police near Kotkapura town in Punjab’s Faridkot district....

Read Full Article

Sikh Leaders Reject Treacherous 'Pardon' of Sirsa Cultist - Jathedar Bhai Ranjit Singh Warns Gurbachan Singh

 

The Sikh community expressed their displeasure over the pardoning of Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh by Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikh religion, calling the move 'politically motivated' as well as a “betrayal with Sikh community”....

Read Full Article

US Court Summons Served on Manjit GK, DSGMC President Amid Commotion

 

Amidst high drama marred by death threats and acts of violence by SAD (Badal) members, “Flash Point Investigators” (FPI) a New York based private investigator firm Served US Federal Court Summons on Manjit Singh G.K., President DSGMC....

Read Full Article

31 Years Later the Carnage Continues : Jammu Sikh Youth Killed in Cold-blood by Indian Police

 

A Sikh resident of Jammu Valley was shot in the head and killed by the Indian Police in cold-blood during a peaceful protest against the removal of posters depicting an image of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. Dozens of others protestors were reportedly injured during a clash between the Police and protesters....

Read Full Article

Shaheed Bhai Satwant Singh's Father Sardar Tarlok Singh Passes Away

 

Sardar Tarlok Singh, the respected father of the Mahan-Shaheed Bhai Satwant Singh, who along with Bhai Beant Singh and Bhai Kehar Singh, were responsible for bringing the Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to justice, passed away at a hospital in Amritsar due to health related complications....

Read Full Article

California Assembly Recognizes 1984 Sikh Massacre

 

In an historic and unprecedented move, the California State Assembly has recognized the responsibility of the Indian government in the rape, torture and murder of thousands of Sikhs across India in November 1984....

Read Full Article

Canadian Sikhs Call on PM Harper to Raise Human Rights Concerns with India

 

The World Sikh Organization of Canada has called upon the Government of Canada to raise concerns with respect to human rights and freedom of religion with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his upcoming visit to Canada, next week. ...

Read Full Article