Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Back to Sikhi: Inspiring Transformations... (Series 5)

ਮਨੂਰੈ ਤੇ ਕੰਚਨ ਭਏ ਭਾਈ ਗੁਰੁ ਪਾਰਸੁ ਮੇਲਿ ਮਿਲਾਇ ||
"O companions! Being united in Union with the Guru, the Philosopher's Stone, I have been transformed from rusty iron into gold."
(Ang 638)

Inspiring pictures of famous Sikhs who discovered Sikhi and transformed themselves:

Shaheed Bhagat Singh Jee
Kept his Kesh and desired to take Amrit after meeting Bhai Sahib Bhai Randheer Singh jee in October 1930.

Shaheed Bhai Satwant Singh Jee.
Inspired to take Amrit after visiting the destroyed Sri Akal Takht Sahib in early October 1984. Received Amrit on 24th October in a Gurdwara Delhi.
Shaheed Bhai Sukhdev Singh Sukha Jee
Bhai Sukhdev Singh Sukha and Bhai Harjinder Singh Jinda wished to take Amrit in prison however the Indian government refused them permission. 

Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana Jee
Kept his Kesh in prison in 1995. Took Amrit in Patiala Jail on 12th June 2011 after Sri Akal Takht Sahib accepted Bhai Sahib's request.

Dhan Hai Guru! Dhan Hai Teree Sikhee!


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Anonymous said...

Its really sad how you used picture of S. Bhagat Singh in wrong way. The picture of Bhagat Singh in hat was taken in 1929 after cutting his hair in Lahore to escape detection by police and the other picture was taken in 1927 at Lahore Railway Police Station during his first arrest. I think you should read the whole history first posting picture like this and please if you are a sikh don't make people fool. Am also a sikh and am proud of S. Bhagat Singh and i also suggest you to read the book "Why am an Athiest" to learn more about why Bhagat Singh become athiest. If you are going to remove this comment i also request you to remove Bhagat Singh's picture if you have a little bit respect for him and Sikhism. Thank You

Manvir Singh said...

Please read the Autobiography of Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh, whom he had a meeting with in jail shortly before being hung to death.

Bhagat Singh stopped cutting his hair and aspired to become initiated back into the Sikh Faith but was declined by the jail authorities.

You are welcome to believe that he remained an athiest.