The Hijackers of Sikhi
Part 4: The Dera Sants.
Karminder Singh, PhD (Boston)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Sikhi as it is practiced today, is no longer the Sikhi that was taught to us by our Gurus. It is a spirituality that stands distorted, corrupted and tainted. Its scripture – Gurbani – has been distorted through vedic and puranic slants in interpretations and translations; its history muddled in unbelievable tales of miracles called Sakhis, and its religious practices consist of those smuggled in from rejected and discarded rituals of pre-1469 faiths. It’s a faith that has been hijacked from its unique path and equally distinct goals. How, when and why did this happen?
Read this FIVE-part series for the story of a spirituality hijacked.