- Jun 17, 2004
Dated: 15 August 2016 G. Ranjeet Nagar Kanpur
In similar manner when I questioned one of my close friend how come Mohammed(PBUH) had sex with six years old girl(aysha), his answer he was testing it.One part that stuck in my mind most was the guy who lauded himself as doing kirtan sewa, but couldn't pronounce the shabad correctly. But probably the fact that both main speakers were debating in the spirit of brotherhood. Concerning Gurpreet Singh reading the shabad fast, I think he was just testing Kanwarpal Singh to see if he could catch a few words here and there
Reciting a shabd at an express pace by parrot memorizing for over 30years does not make someone a scholar. Likewise, just not being able to recite a shabd clearly does not make the understanding of the that person any lesser.What was he testing exactly?
If you listen to him carefully again, he never knew what came before or after the lines he recited all his life... and kirtaniyas in this day and age have been reduced to a mere job, which they simply perform like a parrot... but once in a while somebody cares to look beyond plain recital and delve deep into the meanings of what s/he has been reciting without understanding all her/his life... So, you should not judge him for her/him present state of understanding comparing it to her/his past understanding. Can you put the same question to Guru Amardas Sahib, who followed all the meaningless pilgrimage and rituals before coming to Sikhi fold and becoming a Guru at the age of 63?But the kirtani who had been parroting the shabad for the last 30 years was not even able to say it properly, so what exactly was this kirtani parroting for the last 30 years?
Before he came to Sikhi, why not? After Guru Ji came to sikhi, then what would be the need to this question?Can you put the same question to Guru Amardas Sahib, who followed all the meaningless pilgrimage and rituals before coming to Sikhi fold and becoming a Guru at the age of 63?