Responsibility of Every Gursikh

Nanak and the Siddhas

Parchaar and Vichaar of Sikhi is not the responsibility or prerogative of a select few or those that have ‘kamaai of naam’, but of every Gursikh, as Guru Nanak states in Gurbani that ਜਨੁ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਧੂੜਿ ਮੰਗੈ ਤਿਸੁ ਗੁਰਸਿਖ ਕੀ ਜੋ ਆਪਿ ਜਪੈ ਅਵਰਹ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪਾਵੈ. The Guru’s intention of message is that we do not have to wait to be ‘qualified’ to share Sikhi because as we practice, we grow in it along with fulfilling our divine obligation to inspire others, too. I have often heard from many Gursikhs that we need to ‘concentrate on our own bhagti’ because it is futile to teach and preach to others. On the contrary, the very principle of Sikhi is to keep persevering the Nanak way – relentlessly seek the company of those willing to learn, and abandon the company of those that remain defiant and indifferent to the wisdom of Gurmat. We are to share a Daswand of our Sikhi time to helping develop other Sikhs, as we are not here to seek just our emancipation, but of others as well (Sarbat da Bhalla) – through the Grace of the True (Shabad) Guru.

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