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What is Miri Piri

asked 2016-05-17 16:14:27 -0500

strongKaur gravatar image

WJKK WJKF I was wondering if someone could explain in simplistic words, what is the meaning of Miri/Piri and why Guru Hargobind Sahib introduced it. After much reading i still don't understand. Also, is the nishan sahib simply for us to be able to identify the gurdwara from far away, or does it have a deeper significance as well?

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answered 2016-05-18 13:22:38 -0500

Guruka Singh gravatar image

Waheguru Ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji ki Fateh! We even pray for Nishan Sahib in our ardaas. Our Nishan flies high so people know they can come to that spot to be cared for - to find food, shelter, protection and inspiration. It is a sign of the Guru's presence.

Miri and Piri are realms. It is the same concept as sant saphi (saint soldier.) Miri is the earthly realm (karam khand) and Piri is the spiritual realm (akash.) As Sikhs of the Guru we are a sovereign Khalsa Spiritual Nation in both realms, the physical world and the spiritual world.

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Thank you!

strongKaur gravatar imagestrongKaur ( 2016-05-22 17:52:36 -0500 )edit

answered 2019-11-13 10:17:27 -0500

teraBanda gravatar image

Mir means Sword Pir means Spiritual Guide in farsi.

Before Guru Hargobind Sikhs thought it's better to die than to fight, he changed that principle.

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