Originally Posted by prakash.s.bagga
am quite familiar what they all do.They seem not to have understood Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji but their preachings are definitely based on some sabad from Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji of their interest.
We all do the same thing.We all justify the consumption of "meat" by giving relevent quotes from Gurbanee which seem to favour what we do.But we would all neglect those quotes which we find hard to satify our own thinking.
It's not often that I disagree with your posts however, I think you were trying to say something else and worded this incorrectly or you are taking a narrow minded view.
Like Ambarsaria ji said, we don't know exactly what goes on with these sects or deras. But it's certainly not just misintepretations that you are talking about.
Many people like to take parts that suit them and utilise these only.
This actually occurs in ALL religions.
There are ofcourse differences in the way that even members on here view different shabads- this is part of our learning process.
But, these radhasoamis for eg. they actually play with the bani and shabads. Like, they have this being that is highly respected and he gives them naam. This naam is actually a different shabad for everyone, I think this 'naam' has to be kept secret, not sure!. The point is, we shouldn't be looking highly to a certain individual who claims to have authority like Guruship.This is like idol worship status. We have the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and thats ALL we need.
We can get our own naam from the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and don't need someone telling us that 'this shabad is for you' as the Guru has given us ALL shabad and bani whenever we choose, it's there.
I don't think when we are misinterpreting bani that we are actually playing with it. This is the difference.
To use the bani and shabad as a tool for authority or power is not misinterpreting it. It's playing with it.
We will all perceive it differently to one another. It's like a hukamnaama, which is pleasing to everyone. However, everyone of us applies it differently to ourselves for that very moment in time.