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Why did Guru Gobind Singh give people bhang if the gurus are against drug use?

asked 2014-10-20 14:37:11 -0600

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Why did Guru Gobind Singh give people bhang if the gurus are against drug use?

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answered 2014-10-26 20:40:23 -0600

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Couldn't have been answered better, thanks Guruka Singh ji.

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answered 2014-10-26 04:26:39 -0600

Akali Nihang Gupt Singh gravatar image

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your question is completley reasonable and understandable why did guru ji allow the use of (bhung).

Guruji allowed his khalsa to consume a drink before they went into batlle. this drink would numb the body so in the event of one of your limbs being hacked off one would still have the power to carry on and fight.

shaheedi tegh

it is not to be disrespectfully be called bhang or a drug for it is not an intoxinant but a holy concoction of many herbs and spices that we commonly use in our food and cooking but when combines create a perfect drink that helps with digestion and as we say (cools the insides) in this form the drink is reffered to as shardai.

shaheedi tegh is named so when the herb of canabis is used, now just because canabis is used does not make this bhang, (bhang is very different a drink made by indians in south asia to hnour and rever shiva) SHAHEEDI TEGH is very simple and causes no physical differences to the person who decides to drink it, but of course when one takes more then the prescribed amount they will go sky high but this vreaks maryada and is fround upon.


is the form of the drink that is commonly made every day without the canabis herb. it is said that the drink helps as an aid in meditation because it focusses the mind.


as sikhs we regard the drinks not as drinks but as Degh a sacrament given by the guru ti help us in certain situations.


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That's a beautiful answer Gupt Singh Ji. It gets to the heart of the matter. Shardai is medicine, Bhang is an intoxicant. It is not the substance itself that Maharaj Ji proscribes. In fact, cannabis is a well known stomach remedy in ayurveda.It is rather the INTENT with which the substance is consumed that is important. What our Gurus taught is to let Naam be your only intoxicant. Why? Because if you use a drug to get high, you become attached to the drug itself and to the rituals surrounding it, and see the drug as the source of joy. Maharaj Ji did not want us to be attached to any person or any substance, only to Waheguru.

Guruka Singh gravatar imageGuruka Singh ( 2014-10-27 10:10:41 -0600 )edit

Satbachan babaji ! :)

Akali Nihang Gupt Singh gravatar imageAkali Nihang Gupt Singh ( 2014-10-27 18:59:30 -0600 )edit

answered 2014-10-23 10:24:13 -0600

Guruka Singh gravatar image

updated 2014-10-24 11:02:08 -0600

You seem to ask a lot of questions based on false premises. A false premise is an incorrect proposition that forms the basis of your argument or syllogism. Since the premise is not correct, the conclusion drawn may be in error. For example:

"When did you stop beating your wife?"

Assumption: You beat your wife. If the assumption is false, then the question is irrelevant.

Some Nihangs use bhang (premise) Nihangs follow the rehit of Guru Gobind Singh (premise) Therefore Guru Gobind Singh told his Khalsa to use bhang (conclusion)

Reality: Guru Gobind Singh did not tell his Sikhs to get stoned. What people did after his death was not always in alignment with what he lived and taught.

Question for you: Why would the Guru ask his Sikhs to do something he himself did not do? After all, he even received the amrit himself from the hands of his Panj Piyare.

So, you see, you can easily extend your reasoning to show that Guru Gobind Singh was a drug user.

See the problem here?

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answered 2016-07-18 06:35:06 -0600

Jaspreet Singh Artist gravatar image

Guru mahraj never allowed sikhs to use any kind of Alcohol or bhang , its totaly manmat , even if they said Khalsa should take bhang before battle , then i have question for them . Is they don't believe power of Khande Bate dha Amrit ? kyunki Guru mahraj ne Khande bate dhe amrit dhi daat baksh k khalse nu Sva lakh naal ldaun di takat diti na k Bhang naal Bhang ta Mugal pindhe c . eh kuj log apne swaadh nu jhatke la rahe ne aaj kal te bhang shak rahe ne .

aha nashe bare Giani Kulwant singh ji ne explain kita hai

baki Giani Pinderpal ji ne v explain kita hai but i forget the file but you can listen to Veyakhya of Ardas by Giani Pinderpal Singh ji and get most of your answers about sikhi .

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answered 2018-07-02 16:37:12 -0600

Harry Singh gravatar image

updated 2018-07-02 16:38:36 -0600

This non sense comes from the literature of Kavi Santokh Singh. His blasphemy and abuse of The Guroo Sahib is so amazingly sugar coated in the skill of poetry that the reader gets mesmerized. As a result of which we as fools have been allowing his manmat in Gurdwaras for years.

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