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I beg to disagree. Nanak was a wandering mendicant who concocted a religion from bits and pieces borrowed from here and there. The religion he founded has a foundation of fundamental Muslim ideologies of ‚Äėone God‚Äô and other basic tenet and an overall flavor of goody two shoes morality.
For instance, ‚ÄėEk Omkar,‚Äô is a combination of ‚ÄėEk‚Äô or one, the fundamental Judaic-Muslim monotheistic realization of ‚Äėone Supreme,‚Äô with ‚ÄėOmkar,‚Äô which is the elevated sound representation of the Supreme, and borrowed from the Vedic literatures. The incongruity here is, while the ‚ÄėEk‚Äô may be said to have been borrowed from nursery rhyme textbooks, the ‚ÄėOmkar‚Äô is definitely from a PhD paper! This inexpert juxtapositioning expose the exponent as a novice spiritualist.
‚ÄėWahey Guru‚Äô does not have the convoluted explanation that you have given it! In truth, ‚ÄėWahey‚Äô in ‚ÄėWahey Guru‚Äô is merely an exclamatory declaration of faith in the guru as in ‚ÄėJai‚Äô in ‚ÄėJai guru dev!‚Äô and unfortunately has little spiritual significance as a name to represent the Supreme. Bewilderingly, the Sikhs call God ‚ÄėWahey guru.‚Äô And when you consider that the Granth Sahib does in fact contain numerous potent and wonderful names of the Lord, such as Ram, Hari, Govinda, etc., you realize that corruption has reached the core and it time to find another religion.
But yes, the Granth Sahib does have some very exotic vaishnava ideologies enshrined in it! They found its way into the Granth Sahib because of its open-door policy of borrowing ‚Äėvani‚Äô from various spiritual teachers.
And if the question is asked, just exactly who borrowed these vaishnava tenets and from whom, a very wonderful answer emerges! Unbelievably, the Vaishnavaism contained in the Granth Sahib comes straight from a most exalted Vaishnava acharya! They are genuine twenty-four carat verses from Jayadeva Goswami himself! Guru Nanak had been to Puri, and there he came into contact with Jayadeva‚Äôs poetry. Nanak was quick to realize that this was pure gold, and assiduously drunk in Jayadeva and happily incorporated some of his verse verbatim in his texts!
All glories to Jayadeva Goswami!
Comment Posted By jamini On 03.08.2009 @ 12:22