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Three Types of Warriors - Sant Giani Gurbachan Singh Ji Jatha Bhindran


ਭੈ ਵਿਚਿ ਜੋਧ ਮਹਾਬਲ ਸੂਰ ॥ 

Jodhas, Mahabalis and Soormas all fight with the Fear of Paramatma [the Highest Self] within them. 

- Adi Guru Granth Sahib, Ang 464 


There are multiple interpretations of the words, Jodha, Mahabali and Soorma, which are all types/classes of warriors. 


[First Interpretation]

Jodha can mean a (ਰਥੀ) warrior who can fight 1,000 enemies alone.

Mahabali can mean a (ਮਹਾਰਥੀ) warrior who can fight 10,000 enemies alone.

Soorma can mean a (ਅਤਿਰਥੀ) warrior who can fight countless warriors alone. 


[Second Interpretation]

Jodha can mean a devotee who listens (ਸ੍ਰਵਣ) to the teachings of the Guru.

Mahabali can mean a devotee who accepts (ਮੰਨਨ) the teachings of the Guru.

Soorma can mean a devotee who instills within them (ਨਿਧਯਾਸਨ) the teachings of the Guru through practice. 


[Third Interpretation]

Jodha can mean a devotee who has conquered their body.

Mahabali can mean a devotee who has conquered their senses.

Soorma can mean a devotee who has conquered their mind. 


Audio: Sant Giani Gurbachan Singh Ji, Jatha Bhindran

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