| Opinion | Malaysia | 13 Feb 2017 | Asia Samachar |
A gurdwara in Malaysia yesterday ejected two Sikhs after they allegedly caused a ruckus in the darbar sahib while a sermon was in progress. See here.
This is a new development in Malaysia. In the past few weeks, Sikhs in Malaysia were greeted with the uncomfortable reports that certain parties were believed to be deliberately trying to disrupt talks on Sikhi at gurdwaras by certain preachers.
After the incident at Gurdwara Sahib Lembah Jaya in Ampang, Selangor, yesterday, Asia Samachar received two separate views. One seems to be defending the ejected party, the other in support of the preacher. We share them both.
By Jaipreet Kaur
Do you think by writing negative thoughts and posting them on your website is a good thing? For example: “One member of the Sanggat alleged that Malkit had signalled the youth in black patka just before the youth stood up to speak while Dr Karminder was in the midst of his lecture”.
If this is true, then its ok but why you are not telling the rest of the story? Why didn’t you write the reason behind those two people speaking out loud in darbar sahib? What were they unhappy about?
Bhai ji, I don’t know what is your mission but whatever you are bringing up on your website about the Ek Granth Ek Panth issue is not right. You are actually breaking up the Sikh Panth in Malaysia.
With regards to the Dashm Granth issue, just look at what you have written about mitare pyare nu shabda. Don’t you think it was a sin – writing such bad thoughts about Guru Gobind Singh Ji shabda?
Bhai ji, no matter how much your team tries to remove Dashm Granth Bani, trust me, there will be many youths like me, who will stand up and defend our Dashm Pitah ji bani.
Waheguru Ji ka khalsa Waheguru Ji ki Fateh
VIEW 2: The Sanggat is awakening, there is hunger for Gyaan
By Jarnail Singh Dhillon Arshi
The Lembah Jaya Ampang Gurdwara Sanggat had a highly charged session with Malaysia’s lay preacher extraordinaire Dr Karminder Singh Dhillon who mesmerised the full house capacity gurdwara hall for more than 90 minutes with the most modern, logical and reasoned way to seek GYAAN from the One and Only GURU of the Sikhs, AAD SRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI, in the way Guru Ji intended.
The long running series of talks by Dr Ji, entitled Leadership of the SGGS into the 21st Century’, have been very well received at more than 12 Gurdwaras all over Malaysia, including the bigger ones such as Seremban (twice), Klang (twice), Wadda Gurdwara Sahib Ipoh, Muar, Kuala Pilah, Sungei Besi Shappahn and Selayang (twice). The latest is at Lembah jaya Ampang, the awakened jagrook sanggat of which is mostly members of the Tatt Khalsa Diwan Selangor.
The bilingual talks, in Punjabi and English, are aided by the excellent slides to help portray the Divine Message of SGGS clearly and logically. At almost each talk, Dr Ji concludes with an invite to a follow up. When Dr Ji concludes each talk, he opens the floor to all to ask questions – something which has never happened before. For so long, preachers have come and preached and gone….leaving the sanggat none the wiser and most times with totally wrong messages culled from fake stories, sakhis and tall tales of miracles which have absolutely NOTHING at all to do with the Guru’s Divine Message in SGGS.
The Dharam de Thekedaar (contractors of religion) are feeling threatened. They fear losing all RELEVANCE as each Sikh understands Gurbani. They fear losing all relevance when do away with RITUALS. These are the very peope now trying to put a stop to such an awakening.
BUT the members of the Sanggat are overwhelmingly in support of seeking the Gyaan which has so long been kept hidden under wraps by these contractors. This is evident when you see them take the trouble to make the time and sit for almost 90 minutes and more at each session, and then ask questions to allay their doubts.
There is strongest evidence that the Sanggat is awakening….and jagrook. No more spoon feeding will be tolerated from half baked, semi literate preachers, who are in it solely for self glory and money.
The Sikhs hunger for GYAAN, LOGIC and reason-based knowledge in SGGS which is leading them into the 21st century and not backwards to the Dark Ages! The time has come to join this Revolution of Knowledge, Gyaan and Gurbani based Religion to improve our lives and become Sikhs that lead.
The Lembah Jaya Sanggat, led by its able leadership, have shown they are progressive and willing to take steps towards the Guru to seek Him. Kudos.
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