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Usage Of The Word - Akaalpurkh In Sikhi

Tejwant Singh

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Dear Sadh Sangat,

The word Akaalpurkh is used very often by Sikhs in everyday coinversations, in Kathas and in all aspects where Sikhi is talked about.

Please enlighten me to this query.


1. How did the word Akaalpurkh get into common usage in Sikhi when it
is only mentioned twice -pannas 212 & 1038 in SGGS?

2. Who made this word famous and what was the reason?

3. Why not use the word Satguru, Ik Ong Kaar or many other words that are used
repeatedly to express the ONE in SGGS rather than Akaalpurkh?

Input from all would be highly appreciated.

Tejwant Singh

 

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Re: Usage of the word- Akaalpurkh in Sikhi

1. How did the word Akaalpurkh get into common usage in Sikhi when it
is only mentioned twice -pannas 212 & 1038 in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji?
Brother it s also used in mool mantar by Guru Nanak Dev. Page 1 of Guru Granth Sahib.
 

Tejwant Singh

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Re: Usage of the word- Akaalpurkh in Sikhi

Brother it s also used in mool mantar by Guru Nanak Dev. Page 1 of Guru Granth Sahib.

Dal Singh ji

Guru Fateh.

I think your are confusing Akaalpurkh with Kartapurkh and Akaalmurat, the two are mentioned in Mool Mantar.

Tejwant Singh
 

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Re: Usage of the word- Akaalpurkh in Sikhi

Does the fact that the compounds for Akaalpurakh are contained in Jap Ji Sahib play a part?
 

Gyani Jarnail Singh

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Re: Usage of the word- Akaalpurkh in Sikhi

I too am intrigued....was it chosen by sikhs..or chosen on their behalf....??
WE know for a fact that Sikh Institutions were in the hands and under control of Nirmalas, snatan hindus, udassi sadhus etc for nearly 200 years after Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
Waheguru is not used even once by any of the Sikh Gurus Sahibaans..it is used by the Bhatts in SGGS.
Akaal in SGGS is the opposite of Kaal/Mahakaal..DEATH ?? Time..??
Prevailing names of "Waheguru-AkaalPurakh, Karta Purakh... were Ram Rahim Har Hari Gopal Narayan etc as used in SGGS...Lets discuss in more depth....:welcome:
 

dalsingh

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Re: Usage of the word- Akaalpurkh in Sikhi

You know I have never been able to translate 'purakh' satisfactorily. Can anyone help?
 

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Re: Usage of the word- Akaalpurkh in Sikhi

dalsingh ji

The root for Purakh from Sanskirt means The living principle of the self which lives in the heart of creation.

Akaal means Eternal and without form, therefore, indestructible and beyond time.

Akaal Purakh(u) The Living Principle (of the Self) living in the heart of all creation that is Eternal, formless and cannot be destroyed.

Which then gets to the bottom of the parts of Gurbanee which state that He is the Inner Searcher of Hearts who is found in all of His Creation. Or why in Sikhism He is nirguna and sarguna.

Kartar Purakh(u) The Doer of of Everything, the living principle, who lives in the heart of creation.

Which gets to the point that He is Omnipotent and His Hukam cannot be over-written.
 

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