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The Iron Ring
Posted by : Dass Sevadar
Date: 7/26/2004 10:52 am
I was reading a poem by Professor Puran Singh which i would like to share with the Gur-Sangat. His writing is deeply spiritual. I have heard Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh had a spiritual experience with Professor Puran Singh.
THE IRON RING
I heard a stupid Sikh preacher the other day, trying to convince a mass gathering of his compatriots that the iron ring of the Guru worn on the wrist is a protection against lightning. He said, as large buildings are made safe against lightning by a rod of iron, so the Guru has saved man from the stroke of lightning. He was hopelessly flinging his arms up and down to gather some straw of a reason to prove the rationale of the iron ring that the Guru gave us as a gift.
Coming to us from our personal God,
dearer to us than our mother, father, sister or sweetheart,
it comes to us as His gift, as His blessing.
Shame on us that we argue over and over about it!
He touched my hair, and I keep it;
when i toss my arm up in the air and the iron ring shines,
I am reminded of His wrist that wore it---
one exactly like this.
Is this arm, by some stray gleam of the iron ring on my wrist,
Other religions live in an elaborated symbolism;
I the Sikh have no religion.
He loved me:; He made me His own.
The word is the mind where the Guru lives.
The iron ring is the sign of His remembrance.
By Professor Puran Singh
Book GURU GOBIND SINGH Reflections and offerings
Re: The Iron Ring
Posted by : aadf
Date: 7/26/2004 9:50 pm
people that try to justify kakars with historic reasons sometimes come up with the stupidest explanations. Just leave them as gifts.
Re: The Iron Ring
Posted by : Singh
Date: 7/29/2004 3:56 am
Prof Puran Singh's writtings are greatly inspiring.