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Nanak - That which is not many, but 'Ekh' (One)
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As in the past, today one will come across numerous so-called religious leaders, spiritual guides, self-proclaimed saints, personality cults, and institutions of various faiths who promise 'enlightenment'. Yet majority of them, unmindful of the Ekh, become bigots and fanatics. By presenting their individual practices and beliefs as the only 'true path'/way/faith, are but spreading ‘Koor Pasar Da Parda’ (a veil of falsehood) and are obscuring the universal Ekh.

As present modern-day mainstream Sikhism is represented by the sectarian mentality British Raj-created Sikhs, the individuals responsible for maintaining www.sarbloh.info have received a good number of death threats from certain Sikh fanatics, fundamentalists and bigots. They, not appreciating the Sanatan Sikh philosophy of universal Ekh, see the traditional brand of Sikhism spoken of in this site as a great threat to their sectarian form of modern institutionalised Sikhism.

The British Raj
A illustration from the Illustrated London News (1845) depicting
the death of the Wuzeer of Lahore. The British Raj-nurtured Sikhs formed
institutions such as the Tat Khalsa Singh Sabhias that seeded the foundations of
the Shromani Gurudwara Parbandak Committee (S.G.P.C.) and Akhand Kirtani Jatha (A.K.J.)

The outward appearance and practices of these bigots may appear to be Sikh and promote Sikhism. However, the sad truth is that these fundamentalist zealots have misconstrued the true message of Sikhism. They may read and preach the same scripture as the Sanatan Sikhs - the Udasis, Nirmalas, Addan Shahis and Akali Nihang Singh Khalsa, but they have missed the whole point of Sikhism that is the universal philosophy of Ekh.

The Sanatan Sikhs

left to right: The Udasi (missionary), the Seva Panthi/Addan Shahi
(the philanthropists), the Nirmala (intellectual) and the Akali Nihang Singh Khalsa (warrior)

The great Akali Nihang Guru Gobind Singh spoke in regards to such religious fanatics thus:

‘Read they [followers of various faiths] the Vedas and Ketabs [Hindu and Muslim religious texts/ general meaning all spiritual texts] but they learn not of their secret [of Ekh].
They move about doing many forms of worship but do not cherish the Ekh in their heart.
Some times to stone idols some times to mausoleums they bow but attain nothing in hand.
Oh foolish mind forsaking the revealed Prabh [Ekh] why are you entangled in your own foolishness.’
(‘Dasam Guru Durbar’, 33 Sawaeya)

Akali Nihang Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj "Baja Walley"
A contemporary painting of the tenth living Sanatan Sikh Guru with his
beloved 'Baj' (hawk). The Guru himself blessed the four great Sanatan Sikh orders

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