YES jios..SANT-SIPAHI are two sides fo the SAME COIN.
Just see how Hundreds of thousands of Sikhs went smiling to the Gallows..facing DEATH bravely. Other "normal" people have to have their EYES bandaged and a cloth cover their face...Sukha and Jinda in Modern Times went hugging themsleves..Bhagt Singh refused to have his face covered...many others have to be literally BOUND hand and foot and DRAGGED..this is the DIFFERENCE. BOTH GROUPS KNOW in advance whats going to happen...one group goes SMILING..accepting His HUKM..the other goes out struggling...
2. Yet again...its not "Fate"..or fatalism. Among the 700 Sikhs brought to be publicly executed by Frakshiyar in Delhi (Baba Banda Singh jis army) was one who was taunted by Farkhsiyar as to what he could do. The Singh told him..I am Facing certain death and face it happily..BUT IF you want to see what i can do..just release ONE of my hands...Emperor Frakhsiyar ordered one hand unbound..and the Singh quickly grabbed a sword from one of his guards and cut open a few of their stomachs...until he was overpowered and executed. SO the SINGH..the SIPAHI is NEVER in DESPAIR..fatalistic..hopeless state..HE is ALWAYS in CHARDEEKALLA...till the very last second..THIS is a MENTAL STATE brought to LIFE and KEPT ALIVE by the KHANDEY BATTEH DEE PAHUL ( and PRACTISING GURBANI IN DAILY LIFE..REHIT of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji)
The Controlling word is CHARDEEKALLA !! a SINGH always has this state of Mind..and its this that assist him in HUKM RAZAII CHALLNNA.Reference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/sikh-sikhi-sikhism/1008-diwali-di-raat-diwey-ballian-diwali.html
3. Academics and Scholars of Sikhi have ABDICATED their responsibility. Among the RAGIS.. Prof Darshan Singh Jathedar Akal Takhat had the GUTS in 1984..and he still has his GUTS NOW. Among the Novelists/writers Jaswant Singh Kanwal Had the GUTS...among the Human Rights Activist Jaswant Singh KHALRA had the GUTS...among the Academics in the Universities, Colleges, high Govt Positions...almost NONE had any GUTS...all had their "salaried posts" in mind...and so kept silent..BUT a few went overboard and became PSYCHOPHANTS..actively parotting/pandering to the "majority" and even cutting the roots/putting oil in the roots of the SIKH TREE to please their political masters. Among the Jathedars, SGPC, Takhats, Gurdwaras Managements..almost none had the GUTS to speak OUT...and still dont have any...only too happy to be part of "mainstream"..whatever that means...Reference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/showthread.php?t=1008
3. SIKHS must take things into their own hands..begin to LIVE GURBANI..PRACTISE GURBANI...learn Gatka, exercise and be fit...study hard..be good employees and good employers..be good teachers, managers, IT experts. EXCELL at whatever they DO.
RIGHT from Guru Angad Jis time, Guru jsi vision was to see SIKHS as Fit as Fiddles..hence Guru Ji started the AKHARRAS..Guru Ji also began SCHOOLS..and EDUCATION...because EDUCATION EMPOWERS the Nation...and a Fit Body is good for a Fit MIND...Sikhs must earn a HONEST livlihood..stop being CORRUPT !! There is no point in BLAMING OTHERS..as is said in Gurbani by Bhagat Kabir ji..What can the GURU DO..IF the weakness is in SIKHS ???