Taken from Gurmat Parkash by Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh
ਜਹਾਂਤਹਾਂਤੁਮਧਰਮਬਿਥਾਰੋ ॥ ਦੁਸਟਦੋਖੀਅਨਿਪਕਰਿਪਛਾਰੋ ॥੪੨॥
ਯਾਹੀਕਾਜਧਰਾਹਮਜਨਮੰ ॥ ਸਮਝਲੇਹੁਸਾਧੂਸਭਮਨਮੰ ॥
ਧਰਮਚਲਾਵਨਸੰਤਉਬਾਰਨ ॥ ਦੁਸਟਸਭਨਕੋਮੂਲਉਪਾਰਨ ॥੪੩॥
In the above Mukhvaak of Sri Guru Dashmesh, is contained the true meaning and ideal of Sri Dasam Guru Patshah Kalgidhar Maharaj’s birth. This ideal and message is for the salvation of the world and not restricted to any particular group or sect. In the beginning of the above Sri Mukhvaak it is clearly written “ਹਮ ਇਹ ਕਾਜ ਜਗਤ ਮੋ ਆਏ ॥ ਧਰਮ ਹੇਤ ਗੁਰਦੇਵਿ ਪਠਾਏ ॥” meaning, the God of gods, true Gurdev, Akaal Purakh sent us to spread Dharma in the world.
The purpose of Sri Dashmesh jee’s birth is to spread dharma in the world. He came to the world to save it and came in the form of Guru Avtar. He came to the world for the world. It was not just for those where he was born. After being born in Patna city, the fact that he later came to Punjab and unfurled his banner and beat his drum this was symbolic of the fact that it was necessary according to the time, to begin his work of saving the world there. Tyranny was at its height and particularly out of the whole world, it was so in India and in India it was at its peak there, where this divinely sent incarnation of Dharma came and began his work of salvation of the world in his childhood at Sri Patna Sahib. Not only did he begin his work, but for ages to come, he planted the foundation of the unshakeable pillar of world salvation.
On the godly and sacred earth of Sri Anandpur Sahib at the special place of Sri Kesgarh, Sri Dashmesh jee created the eternal, dharma-protecting, dharma-spreading, dharma-creating, world-saving, and celebrated Khalsa Panth. That Khalsa Nation, which upon its birth, with the power of its birth-giving Lord, shook the roots of the centuries old entrenched tyrannical rule and began the proliferation of true dharma and benevolent rule. For propagating dharma, saving those practicing dharma and uprooting those against dharma, for the salvation of the earth, he gave the sacrifice in the sacred fire of this world of the lives of dharmic individuals which created the eternal foundation for the ever sacrifice-giving Khalsa Kaum.
Yes! Only dharmic individuals can sacrifice. Without this dharma and life giving seed, millions of residents of Hindustan were dying like cowards after becoming the victims of the violence of tyrants. Like sheep, without any faith, they were accepting the oppression of tyrants. No national leader had any integrity or courage to make a sacrifice for the sake of country or nation, in order to save dharma. The reason for this was that none had any portion of true dharma in their lives.
People ignorant of Sri Dashmesh jee’s ideals and those with lowly intellect cannot understand why in the above mukhvaak by Sri Dashmesh jee, two opposing concepts are present of spreading dharma and destroying tyrants. They see these as two contradictory riddles. In fact these are not contradictory. Without destroying the tyranny of tyrants, salvation of the world and spread of dharma is impossible. By destroying the tyranny of tyrants, Dusht-daman Dashmesh Guru jee is saving the tyrants. He does not kill the tyrants but stops their tyranny. If the tyranny of the tyrants cannot be removed by any other means, with his marvelous hands, he puts them on the edge of his Khanda and finishes their births and deaths and puts new life in them. It was by placing them on the edge of the Khanda that Sri Dashmesh jee transformed those who were living as tyrants and by taking the sacrifice of their lives, gave them immortal and sacrifice-giving life. He did so to such an extent that he created the Khalsa Panth of such immortals and gave the sacrifice-giving Khalsa life which will continue through the ages. Whenever there will be the ignominy of tyranny and unrighteousness in the world, this eternal Dharmic Panth will give unceasing sacrifices and revive Dharma and destroy unrighteous tyranny and sin.
Without implanting the seed of dharmic living in the people of the world, the disease of tyranny cannot be cured and curing this disease of tyranny is most essential. Satguru Dashmesh jee gave those people living life like tyrants, engrossed in clutches of the five evils the medicine of eternal life and by putting them on the edge of the Khanda, revived them and implanted in them the divine light of the Khalsa Dharma and turned them into brave, righteous heroes, and created a divine Panth of those warriors committed to the service of others. He put in each one, the spirit of 125,000. In this way, through the help of these chosen ones, he saved the countless oppressed innocents who were burdened with the load of tyranny. Even now, when the world, currently burning in the fire of oppression and desire, will need to be saved, it will be through Sri Dashmesh jee’s eternal, warrior-spirit filled, sava-lakh fighting, limitless power-wielding, righteous people [Khalsa].
Those whose consciousness is oppressed by the five demons (lust, anger, greed, attachment, ego), how can they be saviors or save anyone? Those who themselves are loaded with the weight of desire, jealousy, hatred, selfishness, etc. how can they boast of saving or reforming others? Characterless, powerless, lifeless, heroism-less, unrighteous bravery-less, insincere, power-seeking reformers and those “patriots” who constantly fight each other, even in bands of millions, cannot save any state or nation.
Those who have not corrected their own lives and have not improved themselves, who have not reformed their own character, who have not defeated their desiring mind, how can they, themselves prisoners of their own corruption, free their country from slavery? I accept that these freedom-mongers don’t want spiritual freedom, but those enslaved by the five [spiritual] demons cannot break the bonds of political slavery either.
Our Dusht Daman, dharma-protecting, dharma-spreading Dashmesh Pita first broke the chains imposed by the inner-demons and then ,by giving them the gift of life and spirituality, made them righteous warriors and then had them save the country and nation and had them destroy the outer demons and tyrants. By making them righteous warriors, he taught them the recitation of the Nitnemi-Chaupaiee which teaches the destroying of tyrants. In the daily Rehras of these righteous warriors, every night, the Ardaas to destroy these inner and outer tyrants and demons is performed. When they recite with supplication, ਹਮਰੇ ਦੁਸ਼ਟ ਸਭੈ ਤੁਮ ਘਾਵਹੁ ॥ their reference is to the common tyrants of the entire state and nation and primarily, to stop the tyranny of the tyrants, then also to destroy the tyrants who oppose dharma and oppress the people, and also, finally, to the destruction of the inner five demons, for which they pray every instant. Righteous Dashmesh Jee’s tyrant-destroying army doesn’t discriminate between their own and others. A tyrant, oppressor, enemy of dharma, enemy of the people and dishonest person may be even from their own country or own nation or area, they must all be reformed and [the Khalsa] will only rest after their tyranny destroyed.
This is the tyranny-destroying righteous Khalsa Panth Sri Dashmesh jee has created and the seed of helping others and destroying tyranny will never be finished from them. Such selfless souls will eternally be born in Khalsa Panth whose progeny will continue forever.
Don’t worry that today, those atheists, greedy for charitable offerings have grown from our Panth and have dared to seize Gurdwara funds. They will all, each and every one, be punished. Masand-ism will be shattered, atheism will be destroyed and the barbarity of the atheists will also be wiped away. In the end, Dusht Daman’s beloved Panth will unravel the seams of tyranny. The benevolent and righteous rule of the Khalsa will come and no tyrant will remain defiant. The barbarians will be eliminated. Those who are lost and deluded will come on the right path and following Sri Dashmesh’s ideals, the country will be saved. What of the country, the entire world will be saved and all evil-doers and tyrants will be destroyed.
The great and righteous, maryada-parshotam Satguru Dashmesh jee has announced the Akali order that:
ਆਗਿਆ ਭਈ ਅਕਾਲ ਕੀ ਟਭੀ ਚਲਾਇਉ ਪੰਥ॥
ਸਭ ਸਿਖਨ ਕਉ ਹੁਕਮ ਹੈ ਗੁਰੁ ਮਾਨ੍ਹਿਉ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ॥
ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਜੀ ਮਾਨਿਉ ਪ੍ਰਗਟ ਗੁਰਾਂ ਕੀ ਦੇਹ॥
ਜੋ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕਉ ਮਿਲਬੋ ਚਹੈ ਖੋਜ ਸਬਦ ਮਿਹ ਲੇਹ॥
and by doing so, destroyed the foundation of false gurudoms. Just as in his great dusht-damani life battle, Dusht Damani Dashmesh Satguru by his own hands destroyed the gurudom of the masands, in the same way, Satguru Dashmesh’s creation, Dusht-Daman-Khalsa-Panth will destroy the currently growing gurdoms and whenever this disease will grow, the Guru Khalsa will remove it without discrimination.