Friday, June 09, 2006

Killing the Five Evils: Overcoming Lust (Kaam) Part 3

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

ਦੇਖਿ ਪਰਾਈਆਂ ਚੰਗੀਆਂ ਮਾਵਾਂ ਭੈਣਾਂ ਧੀਆਂ ਜਾਣੈ ॥

"Men should look at the opposite sex as mothers, sisters and daughters, (women should look at the opposite sex as fathers, brothers and sons)." (Var. 29, Pauri 11, Bhai Gurdas ji)

A Singh had rescued some Hindu Princess from the invaders. The princess was considered one of the most beatiful women in India. She along with others had been kidnapped to be taken back to Afghanistan and a Jatha of Singhs had rescued them.

The Singh that rescued her put her on his horse and began to take her back to her home. The Singh himself was very tall and strong and seeing his way of life on their journey, she asked that he not take her back and instead marry her.

The Singh paid no mind to her request and kept going and dropped her off and then returned to his Jatha.

When the other Singhs asked what had happend and he told them, one Singh asked, "Veer ji, she is considered the most beatiful woman in the North, did you not feel any desire or weakness on the journey or when she proposed to you?"

The Singh replied, "On one side before me stood a form made of mud, filled with filth and crumbling slowly with age. On the other side stood the eternal form of Dashmesh pita, glowing and forever present. What choice was there?"
Here are some other posts about Kaam which I encourage you to read: Panthic Otpreka,
Fighting Kaam, Shabad Kaam Maran Deh.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh


Raminder Kaur said...

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

Thank you for posting these thoughts. They are very good reminders for all of us, especially since we are engulfed by societies which promote such unhealthy behaviors. It is interesting to see how puratan singhs, and our Gurus dealed with such filth, remaining as lotus flowers would.

Keep up the great posts!

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

Sikhsangat said...


Few hundred years ago, there were times when Sikhs were sought after for killing. It was an order of the King to kill every Sikh at first sight. This was ordered because the King was afraid of the Sikh philosophy and the Sikhs. Sikhs would live in jungles, come to the villages during evenings and would gather food etc and head back before it is dark enough. There were instances when the Sikhs were asked and requested by the villagers to stay back in the village either because it was too late in night or just out of respect for them or because they needed Sikh support. The normal man respected Sikhs and Guru's followers. In those instances when the Sikhs would stay back in the village due to one or the other reason, if any government official would come hunting for Sikhs, the villagers would ask the Sikhs to sleep with their daughters and would tell the officials that their son-in-law is sleeping with the daughter. This was the respect they had for the purity that Guru gave to the Sikhs. They knew that Sikhs were so pure at thoughts that they will never digress from the right path. Lets work towards that purity