THE LIFE OF GURU HARGOBIND
BY: DEMI OGUNFADEBO.

THE LIFE OF GURU HARGOBIND

Guru hargobind was born in Wadili village in june 1595 and was the only child of Guru Arjan Dev.He was invested in the Guruship on May 25th 1606 till 1644.

HIS LIFE BEFORE GURUSHIP.

He was educated in sports, science and religion as his father had instead.He was the sixth master that encouraged Sikhs in physical activities and weapon training as well as prayers.

HOW HE CHANGED SIKHISM.

Guru Hargobind changed Sikhism by wearing two swords, a sword for Shakti (power) and a sword for Bhakti (meditation)". Henceforth the Guru would always carry two swords that symbolize his dual role of holding secular power (miri) and spiritual authority (piri). He spent his life time transforming Sikhs to soldier-saints.

During the era of Hargobind, the Sikhs increased greatly in number, and the fiscal policy of Guru Arjan and the armed system of Guru Hargobind had already formed the Sikhs into a kind of separate entity within the empire. The Guru was not unconscious of his latent influence, but in his private life never forgot his genuine character, and always styled himself Nanak, in deference to the firm belief of his Sikhs, that the soul of their great teacher was alive in each of his successors.

THE SOURCES ARE:

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