Every day we read adds/hear announcements that so & so SANT/108 BRAHAM GYANI BABA JI will attend DIWAN and will tell Gursangat about Sikhism/Sikh life /Gurbani. But do we know as to who is SANT/ BRAHAM GYANI in Sikhism. For this we have to take guidance from pious GURBANI because whatever Gurbani tells us ,the same has to be obeyed by a SIKH (but a number of so called Sikhs have been doing misinterpretation of the quotes from GURBANI so as to suit their status & satisfy their false ego)
GURBANI in Sri Guru Granth Sahib tells us :- Reference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/showthread.php?t=14130
- "HAMRO BHARTA BADO BIBEKI , AAPE SANT KAHAVE."
( Asa BHAGAT KABIR JI Ang no.476 )
and it means that the almighty WAHEGURU or AKALPURAKH himself is the "SANT"
- "SUN SANTNA KI REET,.....MITRA SATRU NA KACHHU JANE SARAB JEEA SAMAN.....SEET MAND SUGANDH CHALYO SARAB THHAN SAMAAN....
SUBHAAYE ABHAYE JU NIKAT AAVE SEET TA Ka JAAYE, AAP PAR KA KACHHU NA JANE
SADA SEHAJ SUBHAYE...." ( Maroo Ashtpadi Mehla 5 Ang 1018)
and all this is self explanatory.
Is their any so called SANT at present who gives same treatment to enemies and foes, goes every where with the same enthusiasm whether the place is cool or hot or a place with foul smell (poorshouses)or scented place,...anybody whosoever comes whose near and losts his all sorrows,..and he ,who does not overcomes( by talking about himself only ) others and lives always simply and under devine style ( sehaj subhaye)
At least I could not find any person in present era who bears all the above qualities.
Now a days the so called SANTS keep dozens of body guards with them.( bcoz. the are afraid of enemies). No body is tyagi of MAYA but having heavy n huge bank balances increasing day by day.
If we go through our HISTORY, no body has been called/addressed/designated as SANT
during the life time of OUR GURU SAHIBAN. Even the most great SIKHS like Baba Buddha ji,Bhai Lehna ji(who later on became GURU ANGAD JI)Bhai Gurdas Ji,Bhai Manjh Ji,Bhai Salo JI,Bhai Bidhi Chand Ji Bhai Daya Singh Ji and four other PYARE,Bhai Mati Das ji,Bhai Sati Das ji,Bhai Dayala ji,Bhai JIWAN SINGH JI(Ranghreta guru ka beta),Bhai SANGAT SINGH JI ( who sacrificed himself at Chamkaur Sahib in place of GURU GOBIND SINGH JI as his face and body structure and height was resemling with GURU JI),Baba GURBAKHASH SINGH JI ( the real name of BABA BAND BAHADUR JI ) etc. were known and were called as BHAI OR BABA during lifetime of our GURUS.Are we more intelligent than our GURUS,and have started nominating/adressing the persons as SANTS? I think definitely no. Than why it is so? Reference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/showthread.php?t=14130
So please and please avoid to use the world SANT for any person. We should rather call him BHAI SAHIB or BABA JI ( if he is aged ).I beg pardon from evwery body whose sentiments may have been hert by this message but it was my primary duty to share the thoughts which I have concived whilst reciting SEHAJ PATHS.
Bhul chuk lai khima bakhani ji.
Waheguru ji ka Khalsa Waheguru ji ki Fateh.