Kaal, Akaal and Mahakaal misinterpretation by Nidar

Here are some quotes from Nidar’s Website www.Shastarvidiya.org


On Nidars website he likes to equate Mahakaal, Kaal and Akaal with Hindu misrepresentations.

Even the designation ‘Akal’ was after all another designation of ‘Shiva’.
(Nidar Singh, ShastarVidiya, http://www.shastarvidiya.org/history14.jsp )

This is very similar to the arguments used by RSS and Arya Samajist Hindu’s on their website like adishakti.org saying that Guru Gobind Singh ji worshipped Kalika Devi, because they have a different interpretation to the words that Guru Gobind Singh Ji gave us. Further clarification is within the same scriptures they use and quote from.

So if we ask Guru Gobind Singh Ji then what does he say….

ਕਾਲ ਪਾਇ ਬ੍ਰਹਮਾ ਬਪੁ ਧਰਾ ॥ ਕਾਲ ਪਾਇ ਸ਼ਿਵਜੂ ਅਵਤਰਾ ॥
काल पाइ ब्रहमा बपु धरा ॥ काल पाइ शिवजू अवतरा ॥
In due time Brahma appeared in physical form; in due time Shiva incarnated;

ਕਾਲ ਪਾਇ ਕਰਿ ਬਿਸ਼ਨ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ਾ ॥ ਸਕਲ ਕਾਲ ਕਾ ਕੀਯਾ ਤਮਾਸ਼ਾ ॥੩੮੩॥
काल पाइ करि बिशन प्रकाशा ॥ सकल काल का कीया तमाशा ॥३८३॥
In due time Vishnu manifested himself; all this is the play of the Temporal Lord.383.

ਜਵਨ ਕਾਲ ਜੋਗੀ ਸ਼ਿਵ ਕੀਯੋ ॥ ਬੇਦ ਰਾਜ ਬ੍ਰਹਮਾ ਜੂ ਥੀਯੋ ॥
जवन काल जोगी शिव कीयो ॥ बेद राज ब्रहमा जू थीयो ॥
The Temporal Lord, who created Shiva, the Yogi; who created Brahma, the Master of the Vedas;

ਜਵਨ ਕਾਲ ਸਭ ਲੋਕ ਸਵਾਰਾ ॥ ਨਮਸ਼ਕਾਰ ਹੈ ਤਾਹਿ ਹਮਾਰਾ ॥੩੮੪॥
जवन काल सभ लोक सवारा ॥ नमशकार है ताहि हमारा ॥३८४॥
The Temporal Lord who fashioned the entire world; I salute the same Lord.384.

ਜਵਨ ਕਾਲ ਸਭ ਜਗਤ ਬਨਾਯੋ ॥ ਦੇਵ ਦੈਤ ਜੱਛਨ ਉਪਜਾਯੋ ॥
जवन काल सभ जगत बनायो ॥ देव दैत ज्छन उपजायो ॥
The Temporal Lord, who created the whole world; who created gods, demons and yakshas;

ਆਦਿ ਅੰਤਿ ਏਕੈ ਅਵਤਾਰਾ ॥ ਸੋਈ ਗੁਰੂ ਸਮਝਿਯਹੁ ਹਮਾਰਾ ॥੩੮੫॥
आदि अंति एकै अवतारा ॥ सोई गुरू समझियहु हमारा ॥३८५॥
He is the only one form the beginning to the end; I consider Him only my Guru.385.
(Kabeyo Bach Benti Chaupai, 2259, Sri Dasam Granth,)

how can the deities be Mahakaal or Akaal if they were subject to death(Kaal)

On this page of Nidars Website http://www.shastarvidiya.org/history18.jsp Nidar quotes from Bachitar Natak (100, Sri Dasam Granth) and claims that Guru Gobind Singh ji personified Mahakaal in the same manner as the Shivite worshippers did of Shiva;

Akali Nihang Guru Gobind Singh personified ‘Mahakaal’, in the same manner as the above mentioned Shivite warrior ascetics: ““In Mahakaal’s hand gleams the great terrifying sword and when he walks his ankle bells jingle. He has four beautiful arms. [On his head] is a beautiful topknot. His club is of good reputation….”
Nidar Singh (http://www.shastarvidiya.org/history18.jsp )

Yet if you go back to Bachittar Natak the next Stanza from the one which he quotes from says the following;

ਚਮਕਿ ਚੰਦ੍ਰ ਸੀਸਿਯੰ ॥ ਰਹਿਓ ਲਜਾਇ ਈਸਯੰ ॥
चमकि चंद्र सीसियं ॥ रहिओ लजाइ ईसयं ॥
The moon is bearning on his head, seeing which the god Shiva feels shy.
(101, Sri Dasam Granth)

So how can Nidar claim this preposterous notion that Guru is describing or personifying Shiva?  If Guru Gobind Singh categorically states that Shiva felt ashamed by the Beauty of Akaal). And if you go a few stanzas back Guru Gobind Singh ji says it again.

 ਸਿਰੰ ਮਾਲ ਰਾਜੰ ॥ ਲਖੇ ਰੁਦ੍ਰ ਲਾਜੰ ॥
सिरं माल राजं ॥ लखे रुद्र लाजं ॥
The rosary of heads glorified his neck, seeing which the god Shiva feels abashed.
(98 Sri Dasam Granth)

These are all from the section of the Bachittar natak called “SRI KAAL JI KI USTAT” (the Euology of the Great Death) which also says the following

ਕਈ ਮੇਟ ਡਾਰੇ ਉਸਾਰੇ ਬਨਾਏ ॥ ਉਪਾਰੇ ਗੜੇ ਫੇਰ ਮੇਟੇ ਉਪਾਏ ॥
कई मेट डारे उसारे बनाए ॥ उपारे गड़े फेर मेटे उपाए ॥
He hath effaced many and then made (created) others. He destroys the created ones and then creates after effacing.

ਕ੍ਰਿਯਾ ਕਾਲ ਜੂ ਕੀ ਕਿਨੂ ਨ ਪਛਾਨੀ ॥ ਘਨਿਯੋ ਪੈ ਬਿਹੈ ਹੈ ਘਨਿਯੋ ਪੈ ਬਿਹਾਨੀ ॥੨੬॥
क्रिया काल जू की किनू न पछानी ॥ घनियो पै बिहै है घनियो पै बिहानी ॥२६॥
None could comprehend the working of Death (KAL). Many have experienced it and many will experience it.26.

ਕਿਤੇ ਕ੍ਰਿਸਨ ਸੇ ਕੀਟ ਕੋਟੈ ਬਨਾਏ ॥ ਕਿਤੇ ਰਾਮ ਸੇ ਮੇਟਿ ਡਾਰੇ ਉਪਾਏ ॥
किते क्रिसन से कीट कोटै बनाए ॥ किते राम से मेटि डारे उपाए ॥
Somewhere He hath created millions of the servants like Krishna. Somewhere He hath effaced and then created (many) like Rama.

ਮਹਾਦੀਨ ਕੇਤੇ ਪ੍ਰਿਥੀ ਮਾਂਝ ਹੂਏ ॥ ਸਮੈ ਆਪਨੀ ਆਪਨੀ ਅੰਤ ਮੂਏ ॥੨੭॥
महादीन केते प्रिथी मांझ हूए ॥ समै आपनी आपनी अंत मूए ॥२७॥
Many Muhammads had been on the earth. They were born and then died in their own times. 27.

ਜਿਤੇ ਅਉਲੀਆ ਅੰਬੀਆ ਹੋਇ ਬੀਤੇ ॥ ਤਿਤਿਓ ਕਾਲ ਜੀਤਾ ਨ ਤੇ ਕਾਲ ਜੀਤੇ ॥
जिते अउलीआ अमबीआ होइ बीते ॥ तितिओ काल जीता न ते काल जीते ॥
All the Prophets and saints of the past were conquered by Death (KAL), but none could conquer it (him).

ਜਿਤੇ ਰਾਮ ਸੇ ਕ੍ਰਿਸਨ ਹੁਇ ਬਿਸਨ ਆਏ ॥ ਤਿਤਿਓ ਕਾਲ ਖਾਪਿਓ ਨ ਤੇ ਕਾਲ ਘਾਏ ॥੨੮॥
जिते राम से क्रिसन हुइ बिसन आए ॥ तितिओ काल खापिओ न ते काल घाए ॥२८॥
All the incarnations of Vishnu like Rama and Krishan were destroyed by KAL, but they could not destroy him. 28.

ਜਿਤੇ ਇੰਦ੍ਰ ਸੇ ਚੰਦ੍ਰ ਸੇ ਹੋਤ ਆਏ ॥ ਤਿਤਿਓ ਕਾਲ ਖਾਪਾ ਨ ਤੇ ਕਾਲਿ ਘਾਏ ॥
जिते इंद्र से चंद्र से होत आए ॥ तितिओ काल खापा न ते कालि घाए ॥
All the indras and Chandras (moons) who came into being were destroyed by KAL, but they could not destroy him.

ਜਿਤੇ ਔਲੀਆ ਅੰਬੀਆ ਗੌਸ ਹ੍ਵੈ ਹੈਂ ॥ ਸਭੈ ਕਾਲ ਕੇ ਅੰਤ ਦਾੜਾ ਤਲੈ ਹੈਂ ॥੨੯॥
जिते औलीआ अमबीआ गौस ह्वै हैं ॥ सभै काल के अंत दाड़ा तलै हैं ॥२९॥
All those Prophets, saints and hermits, who came into being, were all ultimately crushed under the grinder tooth of KAL.29.

ਜਿਤੇ ਮਾਨਧਾਤਾਦਿ ਰਾਜਾ ਸੁਹਾਏ ॥ ਸਭੈ ਬਾਂਧ ਕੈ ਕਾਲ ਜੇਲੈ ਚਲਾਏ ॥
जिते मानधातादि राजा सुहाए ॥ सभै बांध कै काल जेलै चलाए ॥
All the glorious kings like Mandhata were all bound down and thrown in the noose of KAL.

ਜਿਨੈ ਨਾਮ ਤਾ ਕੋ ਉਚਾਰੋ ਉਬਾਰੇ ॥ ਬਿਨਾ ਸਾਮ ਤਾ ਕੀ ਲਖੇ ਕੋਟਿ ਮਾਰੇ ॥੩੦॥
जिनै नाम ता को उचारो उबारे ॥ बिना साम ता की लखे कोटि मारे ॥३०॥
Those who have remembered the Name of the Lord, have been saved, without coming under His refuge, millions are considered as having been killed by KAL.30.

But Nidar fails to make this known to the reader who is duped into thinking Guru Gobind Singh ji was actually describing Shiva by picking a few verses out of context.

An interesting thing to note for others who want to be careful of mis-interpretation of words by Hindutva and arya samaj activists who seek to twist the message of Guru Gobind Singh ji and Dasam Granth

In Chaupai Sahib Guru Gobind Singh ji clearly states…..

ਕਾਲ ਪਾਇ ਬ੍ਰਹਮਾ ਬਪੁ ਧਰਾ ॥ ਕਾਲ ਪਾਇ ਸ਼ਿਵਜੂ ਅਵਤਰਾ ॥
काल पाइ ब्रहमा बपु धरा ॥ काल पाइ शिवजू अवतरा ॥
In due time Brahma appeared in physical form; in due time Shiva incarnated;

ਕਾਲ ਪਾਇ ਕਰਿ ਬਿਸ਼ਨ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ਾ ॥ ਸਕਲ ਕਾਲ ਕਾ ਕੀਯਾ ਤਮਾਸ਼ਾ ॥੩੮੩॥
काल पाइ करि बिशन प्रकाशा ॥ सकल काल का कीया तमाशा ॥३८३॥
In due time Vishnu manifested himself; all this is the play of the Temporal Lord.383.

ਜਵਨ ਕਾਲ ਜੋਗੀ ਸ਼ਿਵ ਕੀਯੋ ॥ ਬੇਦ ਰਾਜ ਬ੍ਰਹਮਾ ਜੂ ਥੀਯੋ ॥
जवन काल जोगी शिव कीयो ॥ बेद राज ब्रहमा जू थीयो ॥
The Temporal Lord, who created Shiva, the Yogi; who created Brahma, the Master of the Vedas;

ਜਵਨ ਕਾਲ ਸਭ ਲੋਕ ਸਵਾਰਾ ॥ ਨਮਸ਼ਕਾਰ ਹੈ ਤਾਹਿ ਹਮਾਰਾ ॥੩੮੪॥
जवन काल सभ लोक सवारा ॥ नमशकार है ताहि हमारा ॥३८४॥
The Temporal Lord who fashioned the entire world; I salute the same Lord.384.

ਜਵਨ ਕਾਲ ਸਭ ਜਗਤ ਬਨਾਯੋ ॥ ਦੇਵ ਦੈਤ ਜੱਛਨ ਉਪਜਾਯੋ ॥
जवन काल सभ जगत बनायो ॥ देव दैत ज्छन उपजायो ॥
The Temporal Lord, who created the whole world; who created gods, demons and yakshas;

ਆਦਿ ਅੰਤਿ ਏਕੈ ਅਵਤਾਰਾ ॥ ਸੋਈ ਗੁਰੂ ਸਮਝਿਯਹੁ ਹਮਾਰਾ ॥੩੮੫॥
आदि अंति एकै अवतारा ॥ सोई गुरू समझियहु हमारा ॥३८५॥
He is the only one form the beginning to the end; I consider Him only my Guru.385.
(Kabeyo Bach Benti Chaupai, 2259, Sri Dasam Granth)

Guru Gobind Singh Ji only saw the one who’s avtar was one and only is the Guru he accepts, The Mahakaal above all. All other deities where subject to reincarnation and rebirth, as is evident from the same Guru Gobind Singh ji’s writings that Nidar quotes from.

There inumerous other parts of Dasam Granth that can also provide clarification on who Guru Gobind Singh Ji is and is, and is not talking about….

ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਮਹੇਸਰ ਬਿਸਨ ਸਚੀਪਿਤ ਅੰਤ ਫਸੇ ਜਮ ਫਾਸਿ ਪਰੈਂਗੇ ॥
ब्रहम महेसर बिसन सचीपित अंत फसे जम फासि परैंगे ॥
Brahma, Shiva, Vishnu and Consort of Sachi (Indra) would ultimately fall in the noose of death.
(41, Sri Dasam Granth,)

how can they be Mahakaal or Akaal if they were subject to death(Kaal)

ਬੇਦ ਭੇਵ ਨ ਪਾਵਨੀ ਸਿਵ ਰੁਦ੍ਰ ਅਉ ਮੁਖਚਾਰ ॥
बेद भेव न पावनी सिव रुद्र अउ मुखचार ॥
But the Vedas, Shiva, Rudra and Brahma could not Know His mystery and the secret of His notions.
(75, Sri Dasam Granth,)

Guru Gobind Singh Ji also clarifies his use of terms by saying

ਤਾਕਾ ਮੂੜ੍ਹ ਉਚਾਰਤ ਭੇਦਾ ॥ ਜਾਕੋ ਭੇਵ ਨ ਪਾਵਤ ਬੇਦਾ ॥੩੯੧॥
ताका मूड़्ह उचारत भेदा ॥ जाको भेव न पावत बेदा ॥३९१॥
The fool claims boastfully about the knowledge of His secrets, which even the Vedas do not know.391.

ਤਾਕੌ ਕਰਿ ਪਾਹਨ ਅਨੁਮਾਨਤ ॥ ਮਹਾਂ ਮੂੜ੍ਹ ਕਛੁ ਭੇਦ ਨ ਜਾਨਤ ॥
ताकौ करि पाहन अनुमानत ॥ महां मूड़्ह कछु भेद न जानत ॥
The fool considers Him a stone, but the great fool does not know any secret;

ਮਹਾਂਦੇਵ ਕੌ ਕਹਤ ਸਦਾ ਸ਼ਿਵ ॥ ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰ ਕਾ ਚੀਨਤ ਨਹਿ ਭਿਵ ॥੩੯੨॥
महांदेव कौ कहत सदा शिव ॥ निरंकार का चीनत नहि भिव ॥३९२॥
He calls Shiva “The Eternal Lord, “but he does not know the secret of the Formless Lord.392.
(Kabeyo Bach Benti Chaupai, 2261, Sri Dasam Granth)

Guru Gobind Singh ji clearly says they call Mahadev(who Hindus call shiva) the eternal lord yet they know nothing of Nirankar. Other Hindutva fundamentalists also claim the following refers to Devi Mata.

ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾ ਕਰੀ ਹਮ ਪਰ ਜਗਮਾਤਾ ॥ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਕਰਾ ਪੂਰਨ ਸੁਭ ਰਾਤਾ ॥
क्रिपा करी हम पर जगमाता ॥ ग्रंथ करा पूरन सुभ राता ॥
The Mother of the world has been kind towards me and I have completed the book this auspicious night;

(Kabeyo Bach Benti Chaupai, 2263, Sri Dasam Granth)

But if we ask Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaaj, the clarification is in this shabad.

qUM myrw ipqw qUMhY myrw mwqw ]

thoo(n) maeraa pithaa thoo(n)hai maeraa maathaa ||
You are my Father, and You are my Mother.
 qUM myrw bMDpu qUM myrw BRwqw ]
thoo(n) maeraa ba(n)dhhap thoo(n) maeraa bhraathaa ||
You are my Relative, and You are my Brother.
 qUM myrw rwKw sBnI QweI qw Bau kyhw kwVw jIau ]1]
thoo(n) maeraa raakhaa sabhanee thhaaee thaa bho kaehaa kaarraa jeeo ||1||
You are my Protector everywhere; why should I feel any fear or anxiety? ||1||
 qumrI ik®pw qy quDu pCwxw ]
thumaree kirapaa thae thudhh pashhaanaa ||
By Your Grace, I recognize You.
 qUM myrI Et qUMhY myrw mwxw ]
thoo(n) maeree outt thoo(n)hai maeraa maanaa ||
You are my Shelter, and You are my Honor.
 quJ ibnu dUjw Avru n koeI sBu qyrw Kylu AKwVw jIau ]2]
thujh bin dhoojaa avar n koee sabh thaeraa khael akhaarraa jeeo ||2||
Without You, there is no other; the entire Universe is the Arena of Your Play. ||2||
(Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Guru Arjan Dev Ji in Raag Maajh on Pannaa 103 )

Guru Gobind Singh ji adds

ਨਮੋ ਪਰਮ ਗਿਆਤਾ ॥ ਨਮੋ ਲੋਕ ਮਾਤਾ ॥52
Salutation to Thee O Supreme Knower Lord! Salutation to Thee O Universal Mother Lord! ||52||
(Jaap Sahib, Sri Dasam Granth)

I would urge everyone to start reading Bachittar Natak for themselves so they can get a clear and honest view of Guru Gobind Singh Jis message, you will see that he bowed to no one but Akaal Purkh Vaheguru, and whoever reads this bani will also feel this profoundly and deeply, the timeless natureof vaheguru and the futile nature of all who are subject to his Natak (play).

I leave you with this last passage from Bachittar Natak from the Paviter Mukhvak of Satguru Gobind Singh ji.

ਰਸਾਵਲ ਛੰਦ ॥
रसावल छंद ॥
RASAAVAL STANZA

ਜਿਤੇ ਰਾਮ ਹੂਏ ॥ ਸਭੈ ਅੰਤਿ ਮੂਏ ॥
जिते राम हूए ॥ सभै अंति मूए ॥
All the Ramas who incarnated, ultimately passed away.

ਜਿਤੇ ਕ੍ਰਿਸਨ ਹ੍ਵੈ ਹੈਂ ॥ ਸਭੈ ਅੰਤਿ ਜੈ ਹੈਂ ॥੭੦॥
जिते क्रिसन ह्वै हैं ॥ सभै अंति जै हैं ॥७०॥
All the Krishnas, who had incarnated, have all passed away.70.

ਜਿਤੇ ਦੇਵ ਹੋਸੀ ॥ ਸਭੈ ਅੰਤ ਜਾਸੀ ॥
जिते देव होसी ॥ सभै अंत जासी ॥
All the gods who will come into being in future, they will all ultimately expire.

ਜਿਤੇ ਬੋਧ ਹ੍ਵੈ ਹੈਂ ॥ ਸਭੈ ਅੰਤਿ ਛੈਹੈਂ ॥੭੧॥
जिते बोध ह्वै हैं ॥ सभै अंति छैहैं ॥७१॥
Alll the Buddhas, who came into being, expired ultimately.71.

ਜਿਤੇ ਦੇਵ ਰਾਯੰ ॥ ਸਭੈ ਅੰਤ ਜਾਯੰ ॥
जिते देव रायं ॥ सभै अंत जायं ॥
All the god-kings, who came into being, ultimately passed away.

ਜਿਤੇ ਦਈਤ ਏਸੰ ॥ ਤਿਤਿਓ ਕਾਲ ਲੇਸੰ ॥੭੨॥
जिते दईत एसं ॥ तितिओ काल लेसं ॥७२॥
All the demon-kings, who came into being, they were all destroyed by KAL.72.

ਨਰਸਿੰਘਾਵਤਾਰੰ ॥ ਵਹੈ ਕਾਲ ਮਾਰੰ ॥
नरसिंघावतारं ॥ वहै काल मारं ॥
The incarnation Narsingh was also killed by KAL.

ਬਡੋ ਡੰਡ ਧਾਰੀ ॥ ਹਣਿਓ ਕਾਲ ਭਾਰੀ ॥੭੩॥
बडो डंड धारी ॥ हणिओ काल भारी ॥७३॥
The incarnation with grinder teeth (i.e. Boar) was killed by mighty KAL.73.

ਦਿਜੰ ਬਾਵਨੇਯੰ ॥ ਹਣਿਓ ਕਾਲ ਤੇਯੰ ॥
दिजं बावनेयं ॥ हणिओ काल तेयं ॥
Vaman, the Brahmin incarnation, was killed by KAL.

ਮਹਾ ਮੱਛ ਮੁੰਡੰ ॥ ਫਧਿਓ ਕਾਲ ਝੁੰਡੰ ॥੭੪॥
महा म्छ मुंडं ॥ फधिओ काल झुंडं ॥७४॥
The Fish incarnation of spatious mouth, was entrapped by KAL.74.

ਜਿਤੇ ਹੋਇ ਬੀਤੇ ॥ ਤਿਤੇ ਕਾਲ ਜੀਤੇ ॥
जिते होइ बीते ॥ तिते काल जीते ॥
All those who had come into being, they were all conquered by KAL.

ਜਿਤੇ ਸਰਨਿ ਜੈਹੈਂ ॥ਤਿਤਿਓ ਰਾਖ ਲੈਹੈਂ ॥੭੫॥
जिते सरनि जैहैं ॥तितिओ राख लैहैं ॥७५॥
Those who will go under His Refuge, they will all be saved by him.75.
(105, Bachittar Natak, Sri Dasam Granth)


FURTHER  REFERENCE

Giani Sant Singh Maskeen

If you listen to katha of Panth Rattan Giani Sant Singh Maskeen, he explains what Kaal, Akaal and Mahakaal terms mean in Sikhi.

 

Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Clarifies the meaning of Mahakaal Kalika Aradhi

mahakaalsantjarnail Audio File

 

Guru Sahib and Kalika and Bhagauti

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Article on RSS Propaganda
Article on info Sikh about RSS propaganda and imagary

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