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Guru Gobind Singh and Grief

By December 21, 2012

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Featured: Artistic Impression of Guru Gobind Singh

At the end of life, the soul departs the body. Those left behind feel a loss. The martyrdom of Guru Teg Bahadar affected his nine year old son Gobind Rai deeply. The boy became 10th guru of the Sikhs. As he grew to manhood he took the name of Singh and became a warrior.

Guru Gobind Singh left a volume of his personal compositions which are known as Dasam Granth. In it is a reference to his father's martyrdom. An example of the Guru's unconquerable spirit when facing grief and loss, it is an inspiration for all Sikhs:

"Teg Bahadar kae chalat bhayo jagat ko sok||
When Teg Bahadar left a sorrowing world bereft.

Hai hai hai sabh jag bhayo jai jai jai sur lok|| 16||
Alas! Alas! Alas! All earthly ones mourned him. Valorous! Valorous! Valorous! Heavenly ones adorned him." DG||127

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February 28, 2009 at 3:48 am
(1) Mai Harinder Kaur says:

I have always thought the Guru Gobind Singh Ji (Guru Papa Ji) is the one person in the whole universe who could really understand our losses in Delhi. All of us, in general, and me, in particular.

Usually I’m not a big fan of pictures of representations of Gurus. This one moves me. What a lovely picture.

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