Dhan Dhan Guru De Pyarai Daughter of Sri Guru Gobind Sahib Ji Daughter of Mata Sahib Kaur Ji Fearless Warriors Courageous Mothers Determined Daughters They suffered great in-humane tortures Watch their children bleed to death Witnessed the brutal murder of their husbands Yet, they fought for freedom and faith Remembered Guru Ji in every breath And were an Inspiration to all Sikhs We are a Kaur Princess We are a Brave Lioness We are the Daughters of the Khalsa

A woman is a spirit that can attain five great personalities..
Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Grandmother

How can we ridicule the concept of women when our Guru Sahibans addressed Akal Purakh Sahib as the husband and portrayed themselves as a woman on countless occasions? He commented that a woman's heart is komal (soft) and kind.

Sikhs are forbidden from keeping any relations with ‘kurimars’ (those who kills their female children) yet it is sad to see that in Punjab every tenth house is a ‘kurimar’." He blamed the ‘snake of dowry’ for making these people do such evil things. On one hand a father is sending his daughter in a brand new car bought on loans and on the other hand he is getting ready for his funeral because of those loans.

By killing innocent girls in the womb, we are killing a spirit that can attain five great personalities: a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother and a grandmother. We are acting like God not realizing that this spirit can have great karams written on her forehead and that she can change our lives for the better.

Why don't we teach and guide our daughters from our great history?

They can be great sisters like Bebe Nanaki Ji who had unequivocal trust in Guru Nanak Dev ji when no one else did and became the very first Sikh of Guru Sahib.

There were great mothers like Mata Tripta Ji .How great she must be that she gave birth to Guru Nanak Dev Ji and thus did not incur any worldly desires. She was truly ‘tripat’ as her name implies, satisfied in life.


There was Mata Khivi Ji, Bibi Ji was like a big tree with a cool and sweet shadow, who raised two great daughters Bibi Amro Ji and Bibi Anokhi Ji. Mata Khivi Ji took her husbands, Guru Angad Dev Ji teachings seriously, she made it clear that one must earn one's living through one's own labour.


There were daughters like Bibi Bhani Ji who was so humble and polite to her father, Guru Amar Das Ji, and thus, Bibi Bhani Ji's son Guru Arjan Dev Ji inherited great qualities.


There were grandmothers like Mata Gujar Kaur (Gujri ji) who was unwavering, and had an enormous loving heart.


Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji told his daughter Bibi Veero Ji when she got married to never let a blemish come on this Guru-kul (Guru’s family). Imagine how great she must have been that all five of her sons became Shaheed on the battlefields!


Finally, what about the Mothers of the Punj Pyare! It was through their selfless courage, absolute love, and total fearlessness that the Khalsa came to life. But do we know the names of their mothers and what their mothers did to raise them with such a consciousness? Everyone has the Light of the Divine within them. That is never the question. But to live that Light unto death - that is a matter of training and the mother is the first training ground of the soul.


What values did their mothers instill in them?

What discipline?

What stories?

How did their mothers teach them?

What did they teach them?
Source Panthic Weekly

by FaujKaur @ Sunday, May 13, 2007
comments: 1

Comments:

By Anonymous Australian Migration Planners, at 7:10 PM
Female infanticide is an Indian cultural thing. It has nothing to do with Sikhism. Unfortunately,some families have retained this "baggage" from their past when they came to Sikhism.
My family (which has lived outside the Punjab for more than 100 years)has always cherished ALL their children but girls were and are given an additional burden - that they must be educated more than their brothers! The downside for us boys (if we can call it that) was that we too were forced to study because we did not want to be left behind. Now I find myself urging my son not to be left behind as his sister has clear goals about what she wants in life.
So my dear sisters, it is important to separate the "baggage of the past" from Sikhsim of the future in all of us. Any society that does not cherish its females is going to end up without its culture (including religion) and its language because it is the female that perpetuates the language in the family. If Indian Punjabis understand this, they, too, will begin to cherish ALL their children, especially their daughters.Sat Sri Akal.

 

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