Khalsa - Tisar Panth

Before there were two strands of religion - the Abrahamic and Indus Valley religions. Due to the fighting and hatred between the two strands, they had strayed off the path of truth.

ਚਾਰਿ ਵਰਨ ਚਾਰਿ ਮਜਹਬਾ ਜਗ ਵਿਚਿ ਹਿੰਦੂ ਮੁਸਲਮਾਣੇ।

There are four castes of Hindus and four sects of Muslims in the world.

ਖੁਦੀ ਬਖੀਲਿ ਤਕਬਰੀ ਖਿੰਚੋਤਾਣ ਕਰੇਨਿ ਧਿਙਾਣੇ।

The members of both religions are selfish, jealous proud, bigoted and violent.

ਗੰਗ ਬਨਾਰਸਿ ਹਿੰਦੂਆਂ ਮਕਾ ਕਾਬਾ ਮੁਸਲਮਾਣੇ।

The Hindus make pilgrimage to Hardvar and Banaras, the Muslim to the Kaba of Mecca.

ਸੁੰਨਤਿ ਮੁਸਲਮਾਣ ਦੀ ਤਿਲਕ ਜੰਞੂ ਹਿੰਦੂ ਲੋਭਾਣੇ।

Circumcision is dear to the Muslims, sandal mark (tilak) and sacred thread to the Hindus.

ਰਾਮ ਰਹੀਮ ਕਹਾਇਦੇ ਇਕੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਦੁਇ ਰਾਹ ਭੁਲਾਣੇ।

The Hindus invoke Ram, the Muslims, Rahim, but in reality there is only One God.

ਬੇਦ ਕਤੇਬ ਭੁਲਾਇਕੈ ਮੋਹੇ ਲਾਲਚ ਦੁਨੀ ਸੈਤਾਣੇ।

Since they have forgotten the Vedas and the Katebas, worldly greed and devil have led them astray.

ਸਚੁ ਕਿਨਾਰੇ ਰਹਿ ਗਇਆ ਖਹਿ ਮਰਦੇ ਬਾਹਮਣ ਮਉਲਾਣੇ।

Truth hidden from both; the brahmins and maulvis kill one another by their animosities.

ਸਿਰੋ ਮਿਟੇ ਆਵਣ ਜਾਣੇ ॥੨੧॥

Neither sect shall find liberation from transmigration.

- Bhai Gurdas Ji, Vaar 1, Pauri 21

Hindus and Muslims had long been in contact with each other.

ਕਾਜੀਆ ਬਾਮਣਾ ਕੀ ਗਲ ਥਕੀ ਅਗਦੁ ਪੜੈ ਸੈਤਾਨੁ ਵੇ ਲਾਲੋ

The Qazis and the Brahmins have lost their roles, and Satan now conducts the marriage rites, O Lalo. - Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Raag Tilang

So Guru Ji started the 3rd way - Teesar Panth.

ਬਾਂਗ ਸਲਾਤ ਸੁਨ ਮੰਦੇ ਕਾਨ । ਰੋਟ ਸ਼ੀਰਨੀ ਪੀਰ ਨ ਖਾਨ ।

ਸ਼ਬਦ ਚੌਕੀ ਗੁਰ ਅਪਨੇ ਕੀ ਕਰੇ । ਸੋ ਮਰਨੇ ਤੇ ਨੈਕ ਨ ਡਰੇ । ੨੦ ।

While plugging their ears against the loudly audible Muslim Azan, They made no offerings of any kind to the Muslim or Sultani Pir. Worshipping the Sikh Gurus and praying to the Gurus alone, They were least scared of dying for their faith. (20)

ਗੰਗਾ ਜਮਨਾ ਨਿਕਟ ਨ ਜਾਵੈ | ਅਪਨੇ ਗੁਰ ਕੀ ਛਪੜੀ ਨਾਵੈ ।

ਜਗਨ ਨਾਥ ਕੋ ਠੰਡਾ ਆਖੈ । ਰਾਮ ਕਿਸ਼ਨ ਕੋ ਜਾਪ ਨ ਭਾਖੈ । ੨੧ ।

Shunning to have immersion in the sacred Ganges and Yamuna rivers, They were content to take a dip in the Sikhs' sacred pool. Branding Jagannath as a Hindu deity with arms maimed, They did not recite hymns in praise of Lord Rama and Krishna. (21)

- Panth Parkash, Rattan Singh Ji Bhangu

When Guru Gobind Singh Ji was asked the caste of the keshadari men that accompanied them, as they did not look like Muslims or Hindus, Guru Saab replied -

ਸੁਨਿ ਕਰਿ ਗੁਰ ਫੁਰਮਾਵਨਿ ਕੀਆ।

ਭਯੋ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਜਗ ਮਹਿ ਤੀਆ।

ਹਿੰਦੂ ਤੁਰਕ ਦੁਹਿਨ ਤੇ ਨਯਾਰੋ।

ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ ਕੇ ਦਾਸ ਬਿਚਾਰੋ ॥੪੪॥

After hearing this Guru Ji replied,

I have created the Khalsa, the third (Panth) in the world,

Distinct from both Hindus and Muslims.

Consider them the Servants of Akaal Purakh Waheguru.

- Suraj Parkash, Ayan 1, 35.

There are many more examples in our Historic texts, Guru Sahibs Ucharans, and Gursikh writings that prove the Khalsa being a Niyaara, Tisar Panth. A Panth with a distinct process and maryada - different to the Abrahamic and Indus Valley/Sanatan religions.

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