The ‘Bani’ of our Satgurus is very sacred to us, the Sikhs. It will be a great catastrophe if this belief is wavered by our dubious behaviour towards it. The bani of the Dasam Granth is par excellence and could not have been authored by any one else other than Guru Gobind Singh himself. The poetic style of Guru Gobind Singh is matchless and incomparable and none can compare with the phenomenal way Guru Ji has rendered his verses. The variations in the stanzas and poetical styles, which include all the nine modes of life (9 russ) can only be delivered by a great scholar of immense knowledge and immeasurable courage. The courage needed to expose the exploits of women in the “Charitro Pakhyan”, so that the strong value system rules could be upheld and followed by the people, and a society free from all mortal sins could exist. I wonder if any of the scholars not agreeing with this would dare write on similar issues?
The Adi Granth and the Dasam Granth have both been revered equally ever since their inception. In the words of Kesar Singh Chhibber, the two Granths were like “real brothers”(see Legacies of the Sikh Past, J.S.Grewal, page20). The eighteenth century Sikhs had no qualms about the Dasam Granth and along with the Adi Granth was present at any meetings of the Khalsa, and was revered equally. Bhai Mani Singh accomplished the compilation of the Dasam Granth in AD 1713 five years after the demise of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.