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Guru Gobind Singh Ji - His Sparrows will Kill Hawks

When Guru Gobind Singh created the Khalsa, many egotistical Rajputs of the Shivalik Hills refused to join, thinking that in a community where all are equal, their elite status would be lost. Koer Singh in Gurbilas Patshahi Dasvi (1751) records how Guru Gobind Singh responds:⁣

ਚਿੜੀਅਨ ਪਰ ਅਬ ਖੁਸ਼ੀ ਹਮਾਰੀ । ਮਾਰੇ ਬਾਜ ਸੁ ਅਪਰ ਮੰਝਾਰੀ ।⁣

[Guru Gobind Singh saying] "Our love is directed at our humble/low class sparrows - they will create much destruction within the elites - the predatory hawks. ⁣

ਮੈ ਅਸਿਪਾਨਜ ਤਦ ਸੁ ਕਹਾਊਂ । ਚਿੜੀਅਨ ਪੈ ਜੌ ਬਾਜ ਤੁੜਾਊਂ ।⁣

Only call me a Sword-Bearer if my sparrow-like followers swoop down on the predatory-elite hawks, bringing them down in pieces!"⁣

Gurbilas Patshahi Dasvi (1751), author: Koer Singh ⁣

Chapter 9 - Page 118 ⁣

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