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Logic and reason can result in EXTREME DISTORTION of Gurbani
There is an overzealous trend by Karminder and the Kala Afghana Brigade to fit the teachings of Gurbani into Science/logic/reason, i.e. ਮਨਮਤ, and in the process distort some of the concepts to meet with what they think is suitable for MODERN times.
Though Gurbani talks about the creation and the universe and our role in it, it is by no means a treatise on cosmos/science. Science and Religion serve two different purposes as the Encyclopaedia of Sikhism and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore point out.
This overzealous trend is clearly shown in an article “How do we interpret Gurbani?” by Prof Devinder Chahal”, PhD on page 16 of Sikh Bulletin, Volume 18 Number 7 & 8, July-August 2016 available at LINK A refers. Devinder Chahal is an associate of Karminder who is also one of the supporters of the Kala Afghana Brigade.
Devinder’s logical/reasoning based interpretation of
ਦੁਖੁ ਦਾਰੂ ਸੁਖੁ ਰੋਗ ਭਇਆ ਜਾ ਸੁਖੁ ਤਾਮਿ ਨ ਹੋਈ ॥ SGGS 469
When somebody is living pleasurable and sedentary life, one becomes prone to a number of diseases/troubles/problems. However, those who exert (take pain/trouble) in workouts (structured regime of physical exercise) are resistant to these issues. The workouts become the medicine/remedy to prevent all such diseases/troubles/problems; or (in other words), once a pleasurable and healthy life is achieved through proper workouts, then no such diseases can occur.
Though the translation by the author appears SCIENTIFIC, LOGICAL and with REASONING, it does not give the message of Gurbani, in fact it is misleading, implying that Gurbani is teaching us to exercise.
Is he intending to relegate the SGGS Ji to a bunch of exercises?
A book on exercise would provide more details on benefits and outcomes.
This is what will happen if we give a free hand to Karminder and the Kala Afghana Brigade to preach Gurbani based on LOGIC and REASON to the Sangat.
BEWARE of these MISCONSTRUED, LUDICROUS, FALSE, MISLEADING, anti-Gurmat and anti-Sikhi elements.