Saturday, March 04, 2006

Bhai Mati Daas Ji

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh,

Daas was on the Western SSA blog and came across a post where they were talking about Bhai Mati Daas Ji and how they sacrificed their life but not their Sikhi. They had a link to a dharmic song which talks about the sacrifice Bhai Mati Daas Ji made. While Daas was listening to it he kept thinking about how much love for Guru Sahib, Bhai Mati Daas Ji and the countless others shaheeds had. How these premi's laid everything on the line to uphold their principles and Sikhi. Even when sawn in half Bhai Mati Daas Ji did not allow their feet to face towards Guru Sahib. Waheguru, daas requests everyone listen to the track below and reflect for a few minutes.

Bhai Mati Daas Ji -Tribute To a Hero MP3

Daas, leaves you with the following quote;

Bhai Mati Dass prayed to the Guru, "O True King ! bless me so that I may do my duty by sacrificing myself for the glory of the faith." The qazis (Moghuls) asked Bhai Mati Dass, "Brother, embrace Islam and enjoy the pleasures provided by the government, if you do not you will be sawn in half”. Bhai Mati Dass replied, "I can sacrifice hundreds of such heavens for my faith. I don't need women nor wine. I see all the happiness in the path of my faith." After his refusal, the qazis asked him his last wish, to which he replied, 'When I am being cut with the saw, let my face be towards my mentor so that I may behold my Guru till my last breath and he may keep on seeing me so that he may be convinced how happily I reach my last destination."

Sir Jaave Ta Jaave, Mera Sikhi Sidkh Na Jaave!
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh