<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <wunctuationKerning/> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent> <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:SnapToGridInCell/> <w:WrapTextWithPunct/> <w:UseAsianBreakRules/> <wontGrowAutofit/> <w:UseFELayout/> </w:Compatibility> <woNotOptimizeForBrowser/> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--> Sp ji, Gyani Jarnail Singh ji has done great Job but if it helps clarifying I note the following as my interpretation of the respective directives.Then ask these wise men how they address there own mothers without using that word?
This appears a matter addressing about exploiting the potential of a historic Sikhism associated personality in inappropriate context by Nanaksarias.Gyani Gurbachan Singh speaking to the reporters stated that in traditional pious wisdom the word “mata” is only used for “mothers” of Gurus and for others such older than self. But now by design or accident using “Mata” with Bibi Kaulan ji’s name has created anxiety and as such the respective organizations are directed that for all societies, organizations in her memory that the word “mata” be immediately removed and word “Bibi Kaulan” be instated.
I know as children at Khalsa College Amritsar we used to play it for fun. Now add another item for Khalsa police to enforce. I believe it is a slippery slope.The respected Singh Sahib also stated that “Gatka”(equivalent to fencing with wooden sticks and without electrodes or protective body gear) can only be played by Sikhs in Sikhism fatigue and those complying with Gurbani direction (refers to Amritdhari Sikhs).
Veer Ji The literal interpretation seemed to suggest we should stop using the word mother.
Cheeky ji you can call her Mata ji. Mata ji is simply loving way to address a lady older than oneself. Then again not all ladies older than self want to be called Mata ji. It has a more connotation of older, serene, wise and not interested in fun and frolic. Try it for yourself by calling an acquaintance who is just older than yourself even by a tiny bit. You might get treated by :angryyoungkaur:.Gyani ji what should I do if I happen to meet an old lady called Kaullan Ji in the market?lol