Is knowing History Enough? |Sajjan Parvar, Panipat| Jaswinder Singh| (with English Subtitles)

This is a very big problem in our Panth, when we say – “We know this!” And when we were discussing the Saakhi of the Chaar Sahibzaade, many amongst us thought – “Oh, I know this!” But the moment I feel that yes, I know this – at that moment itself, my mind cuts off. It thinks that “Yes, I am bigger than the Saakhi because I know it.” But in reality, let me give you an example. Whenever we listen to the history Then we have to take our consciousness to that time when that history was actually taking place. Why? Because then you can understand the emotion associated with that history Then you can think about what the atmosphere would have been like when that history was actually taking place. How would it have been like? Just like this, there was a Mahapurakh and he was listening to the Itehaas (history) of the Chote Saahibzaade Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh were being bricked alive. One who was telling the Katha was describing how the bricks were kept. Baba Fateh Singh is standing, Baba Zorawar Singh is standing. Baba Fateh Singh is standing, Baba Zorawar Singh is standing among the bricks. The Mahapurakh who was listening to the Katha started crying out aloud. He said, “Don’t kill my Fateh Singh. My Zorawar Singh, don’t kill him.” Why? Because he had reached that time when that history was actually taking place. So it’s not the history which is new, our state of mind while listening to it should be new. So that we find a new thing every time we listen to the same history. Then we will find our history interesting. Otherwise we will think of it as just a usual story. These are not just stories. These are the history of our fathers and forefathers who have not only lived but also earned Sikhi. Till the time we don’t understand their understanding of Sikhi, we will think that this is mere gossip. We will think that the troubles of our lives are bigger than theirs. But when we understand that the whole population of Sirhind was against these two boys and they still called Fateh with such bravery. Then we understand that if I don’t call Fateh then I am putting a stain on the history of these two Babaas. It’s important that we understand and then we will get this reference point. So when you tell this Sakhi to the children, try that every time, the perspective is new. Present it with a new way. It will help children understand the Saakhi properly and it will get absorbed more and more in their hearts. If we are telling it in only one way, then they may get bored. Let’s think of new ways!

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