ਸਤਿਗੁਰਬਚਨਕਮਾਵਣੇਸਚਾਏਹੁਵੀਚਾਰੁ॥
Home          Santhiya          Gurmat Bodh          Gurmat Literature          Message Board          Multimedia          Contact
 
 
What does Gurmat say about Jesus?
								

There is no mention of Ibne-Mariam (son of Mary) Isa Masif (Jesus Christ) in Siri Guru Granth Sahib jee nor is there any mention of Mohammad, the founder of Islam. At one point, casually and collectively the Semitic prophets have been mentioned by Bhagat Naamdev jee. The only Semitic prophet mentioned in Gurbani is Adam. The Indian religious leaders like Buddha, Sidhas, Rama, Krishna etc. have been mentioned but not worshipped or even admired.

Ibne-Mariam (Jesus) in my opinion was the best prophet out of 125,000 prophets of Semitic religions. Other famous prophets like Ibrahim (Abraham), Moosa (Moses), Noah, Mohammad etc. did some questionable deeds but Ibne-Mariam was quite clean. His life was pretty much free of Kaam (lust) and Krodh (anger) related mistakes. He was not known to be entangled by Moh since he had no family and had no greed as is evident from the fact that he did not go after money all his life. He led a simple life.

From Gurmat perspective, a person who does not have Satnaam or does not chant Satnaam does not reach the perfect spiritual destination and as such as per Gurbani, Ibne-Mariam would be a resident of either Dharam Khand (where heavens are) or at the most at the level of Gyan Khand where many religious founders like Buddha, Siddhas etc. are said to be residing.

Talking about Isa Masih, a famous couplet of Ghalib has come to mind:

Ibne-Mariam hooya kare koee.
Mere Dukh kee Dava kare koee.
इब्ने मरीअम हुआ करे कोइ.
मेरे दुःख की दवा करे कोइ.

I read this Ghazal of Ghalib about 20 years ago and could not understand the above couplet. I asked Yusaf Sahib (a Bazurg who was adept in Farsi) as to what it meant. He explained that as per tradition, son of Mariam i.e. Jesus, used to heal people and Ghalib is wishing that he too had met a person like Ibne-Mariam who could cure his sorrows.

In Gurmat, Guru Sahib alone is all-in-all for a Gursikh. The fact that the Semitic prophets did not even find mention in Gurbani sort of tells about their importance in the next world. Gurmat appreciate good deeds of people and condemns sinful activities. These prophets seem to be people of the Trai-Gunni Sansaar and as such know only about Paap and Punn (not Tatt-Vastoo) as per the 27th Pauri of Siri Anand Sahib.

Guru Sahib knows the best.

Kulbir Singh

 
 
Copyrights © 2009 Gurmatbibek.com , All rights reserved     Web Design By: IT Skills Inc.
 
object(stdClass)#2 (21) { ["p_id"]=> string(3) "914" ["pt_id"]=> string(1) "3" ["p_title"]=> string(33) "What does Gurmat say about Jesus?" ["p_sdesc"]=> string(0) "" ["p_desc"]=> string(2823) "
There is no mention of Ibne-Mariam (son of Mary) Isa Masif (Jesus Christ) in Siri Guru Granth Sahib jee nor is there any mention of Mohammad, the founder of Islam. At one point, casually and collectively the Semitic prophets have been mentioned by Bhagat Naamdev jee. The only Semitic prophet mentioned in Gurbani is Adam. The Indian religious leaders like Buddha, Sidhas, Rama, Krishna etc. have been mentioned but not worshipped or even admired.

Ibne-Mariam (Jesus) in my opinion was the best prophet out of 125,000 prophets of Semitic religions. Other famous prophets like Ibrahim (Abraham), Moosa (Moses), Noah, Mohammad etc. did some questionable deeds but Ibne-Mariam was quite clean. His life was pretty much free of Kaam (lust) and Krodh (anger) related mistakes. He was not known to be entangled by Moh since he had no family and had no greed as is evident from the fact that he did not go after money all his life. He led a simple life.

From Gurmat perspective, a person who does not have Satnaam or does not chant Satnaam does not reach the perfect spiritual destination and as such as per Gurbani, Ibne-Mariam would be a resident of either Dharam Khand (where heavens are) or at the most at the level of Gyan Khand where many religious founders like Buddha, Siddhas etc. are said to be residing.

Talking about Isa Masih, a famous couplet of Ghalib has come to mind:

Ibne-Mariam hooya kare koee.
Mere Dukh kee Dava kare koee.
इब्ने मरीअम हुआ करे कोइ.
मेरे दुःख की दवा करे कोइ.

I read this Ghazal of Ghalib about 20 years ago and could not understand the above couplet. I asked Yusaf Sahib (a Bazurg who was adept in Farsi) as to what it meant. He explained that as per tradition, son of Mariam i.e. Jesus, used to heal people and Ghalib is wishing that he too had met a person like Ibne-Mariam who could cure his sorrows.

In Gurmat, Guru Sahib alone is all-in-all for a Gursikh. The fact that the Semitic prophets did not even find mention in Gurbani sort of tells about their importance in the next world. Gurmat appreciate good deeds of people and condemns sinful activities. These prophets seem to be people of the Trai-Gunni Sansaar and as such know only about Paap and Punn (not Tatt-Vastoo) as per the 27th Pauri of Siri Anand Sahib.

Guru Sahib knows the best.

Kulbir Singh
" ["p_link"]=> NULL ["p_type"]=> string(1) "8" ["p_file"]=> NULL ["p_image"]=> string(16) "UserFiles/no.gif" ["p_status"]=> string(1) "Y" ["p_date"]=> string(10) "20/12/2010" ["cat_id"]=> string(2) "72" ["subcat_id"]=> NULL ["p_hits"]=> string(1) "0" ["p_price"]=> NULL ["p_shipping"]=> NULL ["p_extra"]=> NULL ["p_mtitle"]=> string(12) " " ["p_mkey"]=> string(28) " " ["p_mdesc"]=> string(16) " " ["p_views"]=> string(4) "3209" }