A common perception is that Daas is a synonym for Shudras and Vedas call for subjugation of these Daas.

Let us explore some Vedic mantras containing ‘Daas’ in various forms and see what it actually means.

‘Daas’ as verb

Rigveda 7.1.21
May our noble warriors not become Daas or be destroyed.

Rigveda 6.5.4
One who troubles us by hiding, may he be destroyed (Abhidaasat). Here Daas appears as a verb meaning ‘to be destroyed’

Rigveda 7.104.7
May he never be benefited who wants to destroy us (Abhidaasati) with hatred.

Rigveda 10.97.23
May our enemy be destroyed who wants to destroy us (Abhidaasati).

In all these mantras, ‘Daas’ refers to destruction.

‘Das’ Dhatu or root

Many mantras use another form of Daas with root word ‘Das’

Rigveda 10.117.2
The wealth of a charitable person never gets destroyed (upadasyati)

Rigveda 5.54.7
Never does the wealth and prosperity of a person gets destroyed (upadasyanti) who is inspired by the Supreme God.

In these mantras, again ‘Daas’ refers to destruction.

It is hence clear that ‘Daas’ means something to do with destruction and hence does not mean any caste or race.

Usage of Daas word

Now let us review some mantras that contain ‘Daas’ word directly.

Rigveda 2.12.4
The Daas person or destructive person should be pulled down.

Rigveda 5.34.6
Arya should control the Daas or destructive persons.

Rigveda 6.26.5
Those Daas who destroy peace should be destroyed. Here adjective “Shambar” is used for Daas which means adversary of ‘Sham’ or peace.

Rigveda 7.19.2
Control the Daas, Shushnam (looters) and Kuyavam (terrorists) completely.

Rigveda 10.49.6
The sin-incarnate Daas be destroyed.

Rigveda 10.19.7
The Daas who is fit for being killed should be destroyed

Similarly Rigveda 4.30.15, 4.30.21 and 3.12.6 call for destruction of Daas.

It is thus clear, that Daas here refers to persons with destructive tendencies who deserve to be destroyed in any civilized society. Thus the likes of Osama Bin Laden and Kasab are Daas.

There is no reference to Shudra being a Daas in entire Vedas.

Its a matter of pity that we forgot the original message of Vedas over the course of history and literally swapped the meaning of Shudra and Daas. Thus, today, Shudra is perceived as an objectionable word while Daas denotes humility.

Nothing could be far from Vedas.

This may have happened because in the manner Europeans used to send convicts to Australia who then became a nation in itself, in similar way, when criminals were captured, they were put into various tasks. Over course of history, these Daas or their future generations continued to be called as Daas which started being understood as ’servant’.

This is also similar to the way ‘Arya’ started calling themselves ‘Hindu’ which has no reference in any authentic scripture.

In reality, Daas is synonym of Dasyu or criminal.

And Shudra is a profession category of Arya or those people who are indulged in benevolent acts. There are 36 mantras in Rigveda having ‘Arya’ word in various forms and all refer to noble righteous people.

So all good citizens of the world including Shudras are Arya!

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18 COMMENTS

  1. saprema savinaya pranama:
    das – means lay waste – ayogavan :who is not leading a life of yoga (yoga means (युज्यते अनेन इति योग:- one who practises a life with a goal)
    regards
    nandhitha

  2. dear sir,
    i am very happy to know that still people believe in the reality. We are capable to throw the blindfold. We need social revolution,root cause of every bane in our society and country. We are ‘divided and devided further within society then how could we fight corruption,crime and discrimination. A lot to be done but i believe we will be able to do so if we keep stregthen our society and ourselves.

  3. Something is missing here. The article is not presenting a complete picture. The Arya heroic king and leader of the Bharatas is called Sudaas (good daas). His father was divodaasa (daasa of the divinities). So it is clear that the Aryas used the word “daas” for themselves also in a different context. So the root “das” means “to be used up or exhausted”. When it is applied to the Anaryas, it refers to their destruction and being laid waste. When it is applied to Aryas it refers to their being used up completely in the service of Divnity.

  4. The brahmins and oother upper castes would be happy if they are made SC/STs in today’s India for getting reservation benefits. Even the Dalit Christians and Dalit Muslims want reservation benefits!!

  5. @Singh
    Do you know that the same Gyani Ditt Singh was a member of Arya Samaj Lahore till 1888 (after five years of death of Swami Dayanand)? Foolish people start making stories without knowing facts. But sensible people should not believe until they verify such things. If Swami Dayanand was defeated by Gyani Ditt then Swami would have joined Sikhi, but the case was different! Gyani Ditt joined Arya Samaj, and this is the biggest proof of falsity of your claim.

    • The fact that Gyani Ditt Singh became a member of Arya Samaj demolishes the story of deafting Swami Dayanad in Shastrarth. Defeat in Shastrarth results in accepting the stand of one who wins by the other one. But seeing the contrary it is proved beyond doubt that it was actually Gyani Ditt Singh who was influenced by the philosophy of Arya samaj and Vedik Dharama which made him change his stand and accept Arya samaj. Further, Let us not make it a fight rather let it be a healthy, academic debate without being malafide or bad intention. In present time we need to unite and not figt among ourselves. Sikh gurus have contributed a lot towards Hindu religion and the country. Reverved Guru Gobind Singh Ji fought and sacrified for Hindu, Brahmin and cow. The purpoe is not to belittle the sikh Gurus. What we should do is to accept what is true and denounce whatever is false or shortcoming amongst us. with regards and malice towards none.

    • Even if for argument sake, we take ur word to be true that does not mean we won't have answers to ur questions, we are a new breed ready to take on questions for any quarter. We can start a debate of our own and see who wins this time.

    • Giani Ditt Singh(1853 to 1901). Maharishi Dayanand (1823-1883)

      There is a conflict in the time gaps!!! so your claim is false.

      Ok. Now I will ask you. If you people call Hindus as Idolaters then who you people are?

      You people also bow down before a book, show lights, carry it on a palanquin, fan it, carry umbrella, etc. why? So this is clearly an idolatry.

      Guru Nanak don’t know Sanskrit. So he had no right to comment on Vedas. There are 100s of proofs. I can even show that you still worship vaishnav gods. Here is the proof.

      Guru Nanak Dev’s Bani
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      Page 1190, Line 18
      मिहरवान मधुसूदन माधौ ऐसी सकति तुम्हारी ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥
      O Merciful Lord, Destroyer of Mahiravan, Madhusudhan (Destroyer of Madhu), Madho, such is Your Power – Your Shakti. ||1||Pause||

      Guru Amardas’s Bani
      ===================
      Page 443
      हरणाखसु दुसटु हरि मारिआ प्रहलादु तराइआ ॥ 13
      Hari killed the wicked Harnaakhash, and saved Prahlaad.

      जन की पैज रखै राम नामा प्रहिलाद उधारि तराए ॥ 16
      Ram’s Name preserves the honor of His servant, as He preserved and emancipated Prahlaad.

      Page 637:
      प्रहिलाद जन तुधु राखि लए हरि जीउ हरणाखसु मारि पचाइआ ॥
      You protected Your servant Prahlaad, O Dear Hari, and annihilated Harnaakhash.

      Page 1133, Line 3
      गुर उपदेसि प्रहिलादु हरि उचरै ॥
      Following his Guru’s instructions, Prahlaad chanted the Name of Hari;

      Page 1133, Line 6
      प्रहलाद का राखा होइ रघुराइआ ॥३॥
      Raghurai is the Savior of Prahlaad. ||3||

      Page 1133, Line 8
      हरणाखसु नखी बिदारिआ प्रहलादु लीआ उबारि ॥४॥
      Harnaakhash was torn apart by His claws, and Prahlaad was saved. ||4||

      Page 1133,

      Line 12
      दैत पुत्रु प्रहलादु गाइत्री तरपणु किछू न जाणै सबदे मेलि मिलाइआ ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥
      Prahlaad, the demon’s son, knew nothing of the Gayatri and nothing about ceremonial water-offerings to his ancestors; but through the Word of the Shabad, he was united in Hari’s Union

      Line 13
      अनदिनु भगति करहि दिन राती दुबिधा सबदे खोई ॥
      Night and day, he performed devotional worship service, day and night, and through the Shabad, his duality was eradicated.

      Line 14
      सदा निरमल है जो सचि राते सचु वसिआ मनि सोई ॥२॥
      Those who are imbued with Truth are immaculate and pure; the True Lord abides within their minds. ||2||

      मूरख दुबिधा पड़्हहि मूलु न पछाणहि बिरथा जनमु गवाइआ ॥
      The fools in duality read, but they do not understand anything; they waste their lives uselessly.

      संत जना की निंदा करहि दुसटु दैतु चिड़ाइआ ॥३॥
      The wicked demon slandered the Saint, and stirred up trouble. ||3||

      संत जना का हरि जीउ राखा दैतै कालु नेड़ा आइआ ॥४॥
      Hari became the Savior of the Saint, and the demonic Death could not even approach him

      आपणी पैज आपे राखै भगतां देइ वडिआई ॥
      The Lord Himself saved his honor, and blessed his devotee with glorious greatness.

      प्रहलादु दुबिधा न पड़ै हरि नामु न छोडै डरै न किसै दा डराइआ ॥
      Prahlaad did not read in duality, and he did not abandon Hari Naam; he was not afraid of any fear.

      Guru Ram Das’s Bani
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      Page 507:
      सरणागति प्रहलाद जन आए तिन की पैज सवारी ॥२॥
      Bhagat Prahlaad sought Your Sanctuary, and You saved his honor.

      गुरमुखि प्रहिलादि जपि हरि गति पाई ॥6॥
      As Gurmukh, Prahlaad meditated on Hari, and was saved.

      Page 601:
      प्रहिलादु जनु सद हरि गुण गावै हरि जीउ लए उबारे ॥२॥
      Prahlaad, Hari’s humble servant, constantly sang the Glorious Praises Hari, and the Dear Lord saved him. ||2||

      Page 799, Line 2
      सरणि परे सेई जन उबरे जिउ प्रहिलाद उधारि समईआ ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥
      Those humble beings who seek the Lord’s Sanctuary are saved, like Prahlaad; they are emancipated and merge with the Lord. ||1||Pause||

      Page 984, Line 6
      ध्रू प्रहिलादु बिदरु दासी सुतु गुरमुखि नामि तरे ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥
      Dhroo, Prahlaad and Bidar the slave-girl’s son, became Gurmukh, and through the Naam, crossed over. ||1||Pause||

      Page 1117, Line 3
      सिम्रिति सासत्र सभनी सही कीता सुकि प्रहिलादि स्रीरामि करि गुर गोविदु धिआइआ ॥
      The Simritees and the Shaastras all confirm that Suk Dayv and Prahlaad meditated on the Guru, Govinda, and knew Him as Sri Raam.

      Guru Arjan Dev’s Bani
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      Page 199, Line 6
      सो बैसनो है अपर अपारु ॥ कहु नानक जिनि तजे बिकार ॥४॥९६॥१६५॥
      Infinitely invaluable is that Vaishnaav, that worshipper of Vishnu, says Nanak, who has renounced corruption. ||4||96||165||

      Page 274, Line 6
      बैसनो सो जिसु ऊपरि सुप्रसंन ॥
      The true Vaishnaav (the devotee of Vishnu) is the one with whom God is thoroughly pleased.

      Page 462, Line 15
      बिनवंति नानक मेरी आस पूरन मिले स्रीधर गुण निधान ॥४॥१॥१४॥
      Prays Nanak, my hopes are fulfilled; I have met the Lord, the Lord of Lakshmi, the treasure of excellence. ||4||1||14||

      Page 300, Line 12
      सो सुरता सो बैसनो सो गिआनी धनवंतु ॥
      They are intuitively wise, and they are Vaishnaavs, worshippers of Vishnu; they are spiritually wise, wealthy and prosperous.
      Guru Arjan Dev – view Shabad/Paurhi/Salok

      Page 999, Line 6
      कीनी रखिआ भगत प्रहिलादै हरनाखस नखहि बिदारे ॥
      He saved His devotee Prahlaad, and tore Harnaakhash with his nails.

      ਆਪੇ ਸਿਵ ਵਰਤਾਈਅਨੁ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਆਪੇ ਸੀਤਲੁ ਠਾਰੁ ਗੜਾ ॥੧੩॥
      आपे सिव वरताईअनु अंतरि आपे सीतलु ठारु गड़ा ॥१३॥
      Āpe siv varṯā▫ī▫an anṯar āpe sīṯal ṯẖār gaṛā. ||13||
      You are Shiva; You are cool and icy calm. ||13||

      ਤਿਸ ਹੀ ਸੁਖੁ ਤਿਸ ਹੀ ਠਕੁਰਾਈ ਤਿਸਹਿ ਨ ਆਵੈ ਜਮੁ ਨੇੜਾ ॥੧੪॥
      तिस ही सुखु तिस ही ठकुराई तिसहि न आवै जमु नेड़ा ॥१४॥
      Ŧis hī sukẖ ṯis hī ṯẖakurā▫ī ṯisėh na āvai jam neṛā. ||14||
      He is peaceful, and he is the master of all; the Messenger of Death does not even approach him. ||14||

      ਕੀਮਤਿ ਕਾਗਦ ਕਹੀ ਨ ਜਾਈ ॥
      कीमति कागद कही न जाई ॥
      Kīmaṯ kāgaḏ kahī na jā▫ī.
      His value cannot be described on paper.
      ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਬੇਅੰਤ ਗੁਸਾਈ ॥
      कहु नानक बेअंत गुसाई ॥
      Kaho Nānak be▫anṯ gusā▫ī.
      Says Nanak, Lord Gosayee is infinite.

      ਆਦਿ ਮਧਿ ਅੰਤਿ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਸੋਈ ਹਾਥਿ ਤਿਸੈ ਕੈ ਨੇਬੇੜਾ ॥੧੫॥
      आदि मधि अंति प्रभु सोई हाथि तिसै कै नेबेड़ा ॥१५॥
      Āḏ maḏẖ anṯ parabẖ so▫ī hāth ṯisai kai nebeṛā. ||15||
      In the beginning, in the middle and in the end, God exists. judgment is in His Hands alone. ||15||

      ਤਿਸਹਿ ਸਰੀਕੁ ਨਾਹੀ ਰੇ ਕੋਈ ॥
      तिसहि सरीकु नाही रे कोई ॥
      Ŧisėh sarīk nāhī re ko▫ī.
      No one is equal to Him.

      ਕਿਸ ਹੀ ਬੁਤੈ ਜਬਾਬੁ ਨ ਹੋਈ ॥
      किस ही बुतै जबाबु न होई ॥
      Kis hī buṯai jabāb na ho▫ī.
      No one can stand up against Him by any means.

      ਨਾਨਕ ਕਾ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਆਪੇ ਆਪੇ ਕਰਿ ਕਰਿ ਵੇਖੈ ਚੋਜ ਖੜਾ ॥੧੬॥੧॥੧੦॥
      नानक का प्रभु आपे आपे करि करि वेखै चोज खड़ा ॥१६॥१॥१०॥
      Nānak kā parabẖ āpe āpe kar kar vekẖai cẖoj kẖaṛā. ||16||1||10||
      Nanak’s God is Himself all-in-all. He creates and stages and watches His wondrous plays. ||16||1||10||

      ਮਾਰੂ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥
      मारू महला ५ ॥
      Mārū mėhlā 5.
      Maaroo, Fifth Mehl:

      ਅਚੁਤ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਪਰਮੇਸੁਰ ਅੰਤਰਜਾਮੀ ॥
      अचुत पारब्रहम परमेसुर अंतरजामी ॥
      Acẖuṯ pārbarahm parmesur anṯarjāmī.
      Achyuth is imperishable, Parabrahman, Parameshwar and Antaryaami.

      ਮਧੁਸੂਦਨ ਦਾਮੋਦਰ ਸੁਆਮੀ ॥
      मधुसूदन दामोदर सुआमी ॥
      Maḏẖusūḏan ḏāmoḏar su▫āmī.
      He is Madhusudhan, our Supreme Lord and Master Damodhar.

      ਰਿਖੀਕੇਸ ਗੋਵਰਧਨ ਧਾਰੀ ਮੁਰਲੀ ਮਨੋਹਰ ਹਰਿ ਰੰਗਾ ॥੧॥
      रिखीकेस गोवरधन धारी मुरली मनोहर हरि रंगा ॥१॥
      Rikẖīkes govarḏẖan ḏẖārī murlī manohar har rangā. ||1||
      Hrishikesh, The Supreme Rishi, the uplifter of Govardhan, the joyful Lord Monohar Hari playing His enticing flute. ||1||

      ਮੋਹਨ ਮਾਧਵ ਕ੍ਰਿਸ੍ਨ ਮੁਰਾਰੇ ॥
      मोहन माधव क्रिस्न मुरारे ॥
      Mohan māḏẖav krisan murāre.
      Mohan, the Enticer of Hearts , Madhav, Krishna, abd Murari, the Enemy of ego.

      ਜਗਦੀਸੁਰ ਹਰਿ ਜੀਉ ਅਸੁਰ ਸੰਘਾਰੇ ॥
      जगदीसुर हरि जीउ असुर संघारे ॥
      Jagḏīsur har jī▫o asur sangẖāre.
      Jagdish the Lord of the Universe, Hari, the Dear Lord, the Destroyer of demons.

      ਜਗਜੀਵਨ ਅਬਿਨਾਸੀ ਠਾਕੁਰ ਘਟ ਘਟ ਵਾਸੀ ਹੈ ਸੰਗਾ ॥੨॥
      जगजीवन अबिनासी ठाकुर घट घट वासी है संगा ॥२॥
      Jagjīvan abẖināsī ṯẖākur gẖat gẖat vāsī hai sangā. ||2||
      The Life of the World, our eternal and ever-stable Lord and Master dwells within each and every heart, and is always with us. ||2||

      ਧਰਣੀਧਰ ਈਸ ਨਰਸਿੰਘ ਨਾਰਾਇਣ ॥
      धरणीधर ईस नरसिंघ नाराइण ॥
      Ḏẖarṇīḏẖar īs narsingẖ nārā▫iṇ.
      Dharnidhar, the Supporter of the Earth, Narsingh, the man-lion and Narayan, the Supreme Lord God.

      ਦਾੜਾ ਅਗ੍ਰੇ ਪ੍ਰਿਥਮਿ ਧਰਾਇਣ ॥
      दाड़ा अग्रे प्रिथमि धराइण ॥
      Ḏāṛā agre paritham ḏẖarā▫iṇ.
      The Protector who tears apart demons with His teeth, the Upholder of the earth.

      ਬਾਵਨ ਰੂਪੁ ਕੀਆ ਤੁਧੁ ਕਰਤੇ ਸਭ ਹੀ ਸੇਤੀ ਹੈ ਚੰਗਾ ॥੩॥
      बावन रूपु कीआ तुधु करते सभ ही सेती है चंगा ॥३॥
      Bāvan rūp kī▫ā ṯuḏẖ karṯe sabẖ hī seṯī hai cẖanga. ||3||
      O Creator, You assumed the form of the pygmy to humble the demons; You are the Lord God of all. ||3||

      ਸ੍ਰੀ ਰਾਮਚੰਦ ਜਿਸੁ ਰੂਪੁ ਨ ਰੇਖਿਆ ॥
      स्री रामचंद जिसु रूपु न रेखिआ ॥
      Sarī rāmcẖanḏ jis rūp na rekẖ▫i▫ā.
      You are the Great Raam Chand, who has no form or feature.

      ਬਨਵਾਲੀ ਚਕ੍ਰਪਾਣਿ ਦਰਸਿ ਅਨੂਪਿਆ ॥
      बनवाली चक्रपाणि दरसि अनूपिआ ॥
      Banvālī cẖakarpāṇ ḏaras anūpi▫ā.
      Adorned with flowers, holding the chakra in Your hand, Your form is incomparably beautiful.

      ਸਹਸ ਨੇਤ੍ਰ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਹੈ ਸਹਸਾ ਇਕੁ ਦਾਤਾ ਸਭ ਹੈ ਮੰਗਾ ॥੪॥
      सहस नेत्र मूरति है सहसा इकु दाता सभ है मंगा ॥४॥
      Sahas neṯar mūraṯ hai sahsā ik ḏāṯā sabẖ hai mangā. ||4||
      You have thousands of eyes, and thousands of forms. You alone are the Giver, and all are beggars of You. ||4||

      ਭਗਤਿ ਵਛਲੁ ਅਨਾਥਹ ਨਾਥੇ ॥
      भगति वछलु अनाथह नाथे ॥
      Bẖagaṯ vacẖẖal anāthah nāthe.
      You are Bhktavtsal (Bhagtvachhal), the Lover of Your devotees, the Master of the masterless.

      ਗੋਪੀ ਨਾਥੁ ਸਗਲ ਹੈ ਸਾਥੇ ॥
      गोपी नाथु सगल है साथे ॥
      Gopī nāth sagal hai sāthe.
      Gopinaath, The Lord and Master of the milk-maids, You are the companion of all.

      ਬਾਸੁਦੇਵ ਨਿਰੰਜਨ ਦਾਤੇ ਬਰਨਿ ਨ ਸਾਕਉ ਗੁਣ ਅੰਗਾ ॥੫॥
      बासुदेव निरंजन दाते बरनि न साकउ गुण अंगा ॥५॥
      Bāsuḏev niranjan ḏāṯe baran na sāka▫o guṇ angā. ||5||
      O Basudev, Immaculate Great Giver, I cannot describe even an iota of Your Glorious Virtues. ||5||

      ਮੁਕੰਦ ਮਨੋਹਰ ਲਖਮੀ ਨਾਰਾਇਣ ॥
      मुकंद मनोहर लखमी नाराइण ॥
      Mukanḏ manohar lakẖmī nārā▫iṇ.
      Mukund, Liberator, Manohar, Enticing Lord and Lakshmi Narain, Lord of Lakshmi, Supreme Lord God.

      ਦ੍ਰੋਪਤੀ ਲਜਾ ਨਿਵਾਰਿ ਉਧਾਰਣ ॥
      द्रोपती लजा निवारि उधारण ॥
      Ḏaropaṯī lajā nivār uḏẖāraṇ.
      Savior of Dropadi’s honor.

      ਕਮਲਾਕੰਤ ਕਰਹਿ ਕੰਤੂਹਲ ਅਨਦ ਬਿਨੋਦੀ ਨਿਹਸੰਗਾ ॥੬॥
      कमलाकंत करहि कंतूहल अनद बिनोदी निहसंगा ॥६॥
      Kamlākanṯ karahi kanṯūhal anaḏ binoḏī nihsangā. ||6||
      Kamalakant, Lord of Lakshmi, miracle-worker, absorbed in delightful play, unattached. ||6||

      ਅਮੋਘ ਦਰਸਨ ਆਜੂਨੀ ਸੰਭਉ ॥
      अमोघ दरसन आजूनी स्मभउ ॥
      Amogẖ ḏarsan ājūnī sambẖa▫o.
      The Blessed Vision of His Darshan is fruitful and rewarding; He is not born, He is self-existent.

      ਅਕਾਲ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਜਿਸੁ ਕਦੇ ਨਾਹੀ ਖਉ ॥
      अकाल मूरति जिसु कदे नाही खउ ॥
      Akāl mūraṯ jis kaḏe nāhī kẖa▫o.
      His form is undying; it is never destroyed.

      ਅਬਿਨਾਸੀ ਅਬਿਗਤ ਅਗੋਚਰ ਸਭੁ ਕਿਛੁ ਤੁਝ ਹੀ ਹੈ ਲਗਾ ॥੭॥
      अबिनासी अबिगत अगोचर सभु किछु तुझ ही है लगा ॥७॥
      Abẖināsī abigaṯ agocẖar sabẖ kicẖẖ ṯujẖ hī hai lagā. ||7||
      O Avinashi, imperishable, Abigat, eternal, Agochar, unfathomable Lord, everything is attached to You. ||7||

      ਸ੍ਰੀਰੰਗ ਬੈਕੁੰਠ ਕੇ ਵਾਸੀ ॥
      स्रीरंग बैकुंठ के वासी ॥
      Sarīrang baikunṯẖ ke vāsī.
      Shriranga, The Lover of greatness, who dwells in Vaikunta.

      ਮਛੁ ਕਛੁ ਕੂਰਮੁ ਆਗਿਆ ਅਉਤਰਾਸੀ ॥
      मछु कछु कूरमु आगिआ अउतरासी ॥
      Macẖẖ kacẖẖ kūram āgi▫ā a▫uṯrāsī.
      By the Pleasure of His Will, He took incarnation as the great fish and the tortoise.

      ਕੇਸਵ ਚਲਤ ਕਰਹਿ ਨਿਰਾਲੇ ਕੀਤਾ ਲੋੜਹਿ ਸੋ ਹੋਇਗਾ ॥੮॥
      केसव चलत करहि निराले कीता लोड़हि सो होइगा ॥८॥
      Kesav cẖalaṯ karahi nirāle kīṯā loṛėh so ho▫igā. ||8||
      Keshav, the Lord of beauteous hair, the Worker of miraculous deeds, whatever He wishes, comes to pass. ||8||

      ਨਿਰਾਹਾਰੀ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ ਸਮਾਇਆ ॥
      निराहारी निरवैरु समाइआ ॥
      Nirāhārī nirvair samā▫i▫ā.
      He is beyond need of any sustenance, free of hate and all-pervading.

      ਧਾਰਿ ਖੇਲੁ ਚਤੁਰਭੁਜੁ ਕਹਾਇਆ ॥
      धारि खेलु चतुरभुजु कहाइआ ॥
      Ḏẖār kẖel cẖaṯurbẖuj kahā▫i▫ā.
      He has staged His play; He is called the four-armed Lord (Chaturbhuja).

      ਸਾਵਲ ਸੁੰਦਰ ਰੂਪ ਬਣਾਵਹਿ ਬੇਣੁ ਸੁਨਤ ਸਭ ਮੋਹੈਗਾ ॥੯॥
      सावल सुंदर रूप बणावहि बेणु सुनत सभ मोहैगा ॥९॥
      Sāval sunḏar rūp baṇāvėh beṇ sunaṯ sabẖ mohaigā. ||9||
      He is the beautiful blue-skinned Krishna; hearing His flute, all are fascinated and enticed. ||9||

      ਬਨਮਾਲਾ ਬਿਭੂਖਨ ਕਮਲ ਨੈਨ ॥
      बनमाला बिभूखन कमल नैन ॥
      Banmālā bibẖūkẖan kamal nain.
      He is adorned with garlands of flowers, with lotus eyes (Kamal Nayan).

      ਸੁੰਦਰ ਕੁੰਡਲ ਮੁਕਟ ਬੈਨ ॥
      सुंदर कुंडल मुकट बैन ॥
      Sunḏar kundal mukat bain.
      His ear-rings, crown and flute are so beautiful.

      ਸੰਖ ਚਕ੍ਰ ਗਦਾ ਹੈ ਧਾਰੀ ਮਹਾ ਸਾਰਥੀ ਸਤਸੰਗਾ ॥੧੦॥
      संख चक्र गदा है धारी महा सारथी सतसंगा ॥१०॥
      Sankẖ cẖakar gaḏā hai ḏẖārī mahā sārthī saṯsangā. ||10||
      He carries the conch, the chakra and the war club; He is the Great Charioteer, who stays with His Saints. ||10||

      ਪੀਤ ਪੀਤੰਬਰ ਤ੍ਰਿਭਵਣ ਧਣੀ ॥
      पीत पीत्मबर त्रिभवण धणी ॥
      Pīṯ pīṯambar ṯaribẖavaṇ ḏẖaṇī.
      The Lord of yellow robes, the Master of the three worlds.

      जगंनाथु गोपालु मुखि भणी ॥
      Jagannāth gopāl mukẖ bẖaṇī.
      Jagannath, the Lord of the Universe, Gopal, the protector of cows; with my mouth, I chant His Name.

      ਸਾਰਿੰਗਧਰ ਭਗਵਾਨ ਬੀਠੁਲਾ ਮੈ ਗਣਤ ਨ ਆਵੈ ਸਰਬੰਗਾ ॥੧੧॥
      सारिंगधर भगवान बीठुला मै गणत न आवै सरबंगा ॥११॥
      Sāringḏẖar bẖagvān bīṯẖulā mai gaṇaṯ na āvai sarbangā. ||11||
      Saringdhar, the bearer of Saranga bow, the Beloved Lord God; I cannot count all His limbs. ||11||

      ਨਿਹਕੰਟਕੁ ਨਿਹਕੇਵਲੁ ਕਹੀਐ ॥
      निहकंटकु निहकेवलु कहीऐ ॥
      Nihkantak nihkeval kahī▫ai.
      He is said to be free of anguish, and absolutely immaculate.

      ਧਨੰਜੈ ਜਲਿ ਥਲਿ ਹੈ ਮਹੀਐ ॥
      धनंजै जलि थलि है महीऐ ॥
      Ḏẖananjai jal thal hai mahī▫ai.
      Dhananjai, the Victor of Wealth, pervading the water, the land and the sky.

      Sant Namdev’s bani
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      Page 1105, Line 13
      भगत हेति मारिओ हरनाखसु नरसिंघ रूप होइ देह धरिओ ॥
      For the sake of His devotee Prahlaad, God assumed the form of the Narsingh (man-lion), and killed Harnaakhash.

      Page 1167, Line 3
      जउ गुरदेउ तनि चक्र लगाइआ ॥
      When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, one’s body is stamped with the sacred mark of Vishnu.

      Bhagat Sain’s bani
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      Page 695, Line 10
      वारने जाउ कमला पती ॥१॥
      I am a sacrifice to the Lord of Lakshmi. ||1||

      Kabir Das’s Bani
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      Page: 337
      ध्रू प्रहिलाद जपिओ हरि जैसे ॥१॥
      Just as Dhroo and Prahlaad meditated on Hari
      कहु कबीर भजु सारिगपानी ॥
      Says Kabeer, meditate, vibrate upon Saringpaani (Saranga Paani)

      Page 856, Line 7
      संत प्रहलाद की पैज जिनि राखी हरनाखसु नख बिदरिओ ॥३॥
      He preserved the honor of Prahlaad, and destroyed Harnaakhash with his nails. ||3||

      Page 856, Line 11
      कहि कबीर संसा भ्रमु चूको ध्रू प्रहिलाद निवाजा ॥२॥५॥
      Says Kabeer, my skepticism and doubt have been dispelled; the Lord has exalted me, as He did Dhroo and Prahlaad. ||2||5||

      Page 1162,
      Line 11
      दुआदस दल अभ अंतरि मंत ॥
      The Lord’s secret is within the twelve petals of the heart-lotus

      Line 12
      जह पउड़े स्री कमला कंत ॥४॥
      The Supreme Lord, the Lord of Lakshmi dwells there. ||4||

      Page 1194,

      माधउ दारुन दुखु सहिओ न जाइ ॥
      O Madhau, I cannot endure this agonizing pain.

      सनक सनंदन सिव सुकादि ॥ नाभि कमल जाने ब्रहमादि ॥
      Sanak, Sanandan, Shiva and Suk Dayv, were born out of Brahma’s naval chakra.

      कबि जन जोगी जटाधारि ॥ सभ आपन अउसर चले सारि ॥२॥
      The poets and the Yogis with their matted hair all lived their lives with good behavior. ||2||

      तू अथाहु मोहि थाह नाहि ॥
      You are Unfathomable; I cannot know Your depth.

      प्रभ दीना नाथ दुखु कहउ काहि ॥
      O God, Master of the meek, unto whom should I tell my pains?

      मोरो जनम मरन दुखु आथि धीर ॥
      Please rid me of the pains of birth and death, and bless me with peace.

      सुख सागर गुन रउ कबीर ॥३॥५॥
      Kabeer utters the Glorious Praises of God, the Ocean of peace. ||3||5||

      You may say, I cannot read Gurmukhi. But I can read and understand Devanagari. I know Sanskrit and Hindi and hence I can decipher the meanings of each and every word. Note that not all the parts in the Granth is written in Punjabi. Many are Braj, Marathi, Hindavi, etc in Gurmukhi script. If you like to debate, let’s do it. I’m ready. So this shows that there are a lot of prima facie points to prove Sikhism is a pure Hindu sect, plain and simple.

      • How pathetic of you mister….. Firstly, you read some book which is published to prove that Sikhs are Hindus. All verses about praihlaad…
        Then, There is a Paath by Shri Guru Gobind singh ji… He called, god by around 400 names. Jaap Sahib.. Read that if you can. Just saying that word Ram is written, it does not say that it signifies LORD RAMA… Ram, Hari are all the names by which a sikh can remember God.
        A sikh never believes in 330000000 devis and devtaas..
        You said why do you worship the book…
        Guru Granth sahib is the living guru of Sikhs, as per order of 10th Guru Gobind Singh Ji..
        Sab Sikhan ko hukam hai, Guru manyo Granth,
        Guru Granth Ji maanyo, Pargat Guran Ki deh…
        Jo parbh ko Milbo Chahe, Khoj Shabad me le…
        we bow our head as a mark of respect.. because it guides a sikh to live his life truthfully in the love, name of One God-The creator.. We believe in one teacher and One guru…

        Now I will cite a small example to tell how a Sikh is being taught some lessons by the Gurus way different than Hindus…
        Guru Nanak dev saw a pundit pouring water in the morning to Sun at haridwar. When asked why he was doing so, Pundit told it will reach the Sun..
        Guru Nanak dev Turned to west, and poured some water so that it may reach his fields back in Punjab.
        Upon seeing this pundit laughed that How can water travel so long back…
        and then he was confused himself…

        One last question to you…
        What on earth are you trying to prove by saying that Sikhs are Hindus….
        Cant your religion have a guts to stand alone with an Identity?

      • @Sikh,
        Firstly, I love sokhism and have respects for sikhs as same with buddists and jains.. As I find no new concept or new philosophy in any of them but part of Hinduism in excelled form, and some times going to extreame (like some jains who renounced cloths also)..

        You might not know but some pundits (false) took many bribes saying that it will reach the dead, some selfish brahmins did started birth-based caste system ~200B.C and Untouchability ~400 A.D-600A.D. Sati started at pace after Jonhar (After Invasions) and till 18th century many women forced into fire..
        These are some false things…
        But some ingnorant pundits did good things but without proper or complete knowledge, like the pundit who wanted to send water to surya..
        It no way means that VEDAs told this no way means that Hindu philosophy is worst..

  6. Well done

    excellent work sir, u have opened the eyes of everyone with this article, now hopefully no one will torcher or defame shudras. Vedas are a treasure of truthfull moral righteous knowledge.

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