Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! As you may have noticed from my previous post we will be doing 3 parts of Dhan Fhan Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji's Shaheedi into why, how, and what. Today we will be talking about HOW Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji would become Shaheed and what led to it. (Note that this is not What Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji did for Shaheedi)
HOW: Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji was made Shaheedi in the form of being boiled alive, and as such he was made to be burned for 5 full days. How this is important is because it tells a lot about who the Guru is as the true form of Vaheguru. In the time of Satguru Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji in Chandi Chock, Delhi, the 3 Sikhs being Shaheed could be able to relate to the Satguru Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji as a form of guidance for what they were about to do, as some of them also faced a very difficult in the worldly eyes type of Shaheedi. Also how Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji was Shaheed in such a way was due to the elites wanting to make an example out of the Guru to break spirit of the future disciples; however, as we today know this was not the case; rather it make the Sikhs stronger, and Shaheedi as a form of staying to the Guru till the end. This all comes together because one time Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji had already saved many people. Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji says this just on the character of Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji, (We strongly believe all 11 Gurus were the same and do not believe in any difference between them):"ਤਤੁ ਬਿਚਾਰੁ ਯਹੈ ਮਥੁਰਾ ਜਗ ਤਾਰਨ ਕਉ ਅਵਤਾਰੁ ਬਨਾਯਉ ॥ ततु बिचारु यहै मथुरा जग तारन कउ अवतारु बनायउ ॥ Ŧaṯ bicẖār yahai mathurā jag ṯāran ka▫o avṯār banā▫ya▫o. O Mat'huraa, consider this essential truth: to save the world, the Lord incarnated Himself.
ਜਪ੍ਯ੍ਯਉ ਜਿਨ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਅਰਜੁਨ ਦੇਵ ਗੁਰੂ ਫਿਰਿ ਸੰਕਟ ਜੋਨਿ ਗਰਭ ਨ ਆਯਉ ॥੬॥ जप्यउ जिन्ह अरजुन देव गुरू फिरि संकट जोनि गरभ न आयउ ॥६॥ Jap▫ya▫o jinĥ arjun ḏev gurū fir sankat jon garabẖ na ā▫ya▫o. ||6|| Whoever meditates on Guru Arjun Dayv, shall not have to pass through the painful womb of reincarnation ever again. ||6||
ਕਲਿ ਸਮੁਦ੍ਰ ਭਏ ਰੂਪ ਪ੍ਰਗਟਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮ ਉਧਾਰਨੁ ॥ कलि समुद्र भए रूप प्रगटि हरि नाम उधारनु ॥ Kal samuḏar bẖa▫e rūp pargat har nām uḏẖāran. In the ocean of this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, the Lord's Name has been revealed in the Form of Guru Arjun, to save the world.
ਬਸਹਿ ਸੰਤ ਜਿਸੁ ਰਿਦੈ ਦੁਖ ਦਾਰਿਦ੍ਰ ਨਿਵਾਰਨੁ ॥ बसहि संत जिसु रिदै दुख दारिद्र निवारनु ॥ Basėh sanṯ jis riḏai ḏukẖ ḏariḏar nivāran. Pain and poverty are taken away from that person, within whose heart the Saint abides.
ਨਿਰਮਲ ਭੇਖ ਅਪਾਰ ਤਾਸੁ ਬਿਨੁ ਅਵਰੁ ਨ ਕੋਈ ॥ निरमल भेख अपार तासु बिनु अवरु न कोई ॥ Nirmal bẖekẖ apār ṯās bin avar na ko▫ī. He is the Pure, Immaculate Form of the Infinite Lord; except for Him, there is no other at all.
ਮਨ ਬਚ ਜਿਨਿ ਜਾਣਿਅਉ ਭਯਉ ਤਿਹ ਸਮਸਰਿ ਸੋਈ ॥ मन बच जिनि जाणिअउ भयउ तिह समसरि सोई ॥ Man bacẖ jin jāṇi▫a▫o bẖa▫ya▫o ṯih samsar so▫ī. Whoever knows Him in thought, word and deed, becomes just like Him.
ਧਰਨਿ ਗਗਨ ਨਵ ਖੰਡ ਮਹਿ ਜੋਤਿ ਸ੍ਵਰੂਪੀ ਰਹਿਓ ਭਰਿ ॥ धरनि गगन नव खंड महि जोति स्वरूपी रहिओ भरि ॥ Ḏẖaran gagan nav kẖand mėh joṯ savrūpī rahi▫o bẖar. He is totally pervading the earth, the sky and the nine regions of the planet. He is the Embodiment of the Light of God.
ਭਨਿ ਮਥੁਰਾ ਕਛੁ ਭੇਦੁ ਨਹੀ ਗੁਰੁ ਅਰਜੁਨੁ ਪਰਤਖ੍ਯ੍ਯ ਹਰਿ ॥੭॥੧੯॥ भनि मथुरा कछु भेदु नही गुरु अरजुनु परतख्य हरि ॥७॥१९॥ Bẖan mathurā kacẖẖ bẖeḏ nahī gur arjun parṯakẖ▫y har. ||7||19|| So speaks Mat'huraa: there is no difference between God and Guru; Guru Arjun is the Personification of the Lord Himself. ||7||19||" (Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Ang 1409).
All in all, we do apologize for any mistakes we might have made. Vaheguru hopefully bless us with more information on topics similar to this one, so hopefully we can provide better information to everyone. This is a short amount of detail, but we did whatever we could. Vaheguru, Bhul Chuk Maaf, (forgive of any mistakes). Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh!