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Why I Embraced Sikhism: Swami Ram Tirath dandi Sanyasi (EOS)
Posted by Preet Mohan S Ahluwalia Send Email to Author on Tuesday, 5/25/1999 9:15 AM MDT
Excellence of Sikhism, Sarup S. Alag
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Swami Ram Tirath was a very famous scholar on Hindu culture and religion. He once studied the Sikh scriptures and was so inspired that he himself became a Sikh. He wrote a book entitled, "Sarvotam Dharam Granth - Siri Guru Granth Sahib te Sarvotam Dharam - Khalsa Panth", meaning the best scripture is Guru Granth Sahib ji and the best religion is the Khalsa Panth. Later in life he got baptised into the Sikh faith. He once said:


".....After having studied the scriptures, in many respects I have discarded the Vedas, Shastras, Smiritis, all Sutras, Tantras and Puranas, knowing them to be polluted and corrupted by many impurities. I have found that only the Holy Guru Granth Sahib is completely free of contamination and knowing it to be benevolent for the whole humanity, I have accepted this scripture and I accept myself to be the Sikh of Guru Nanak Dev ji, therefore i am a Sikh of the Guru."



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Thought:

"Rahio sant hau tol(i) sadh bahutere dithe,
sanyasi tapsiah mukhu ae pandit mithe"
(Lived in the company of saints, met several hermits; ascetics meditate, pundits very sweet in speech only, But none could show the path of the Real Being.)


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