“Birth and caste are of no avail before God. It is ones deeds which make or unmake a man. To exploit ignorant people with superstitions and to call it religion is a sacrilege against God and man. To worship the infinite, formless and absolute God in the form of a totem, an image or an insignificant time-bound object of nature; to lead people to believe that they can wash away their sins, not through compassion and self-surrender, but through ablutions; to insist upon special diets-what to eat and what not to eat; to say that a certain language and dress allows accesss to God and to condemn masses of human beings, men, women and children, to the status of sub-humans, who are not even allowed to learn to read the scriptures that they are told rule their lives; never allowed to enter a house of worship; who are allowed to do only the lowest degrading work, is to tear man apart from man. This is not religion nor is it religion to deny the world by becoming an ascetic, for it is in the world alone that man can find his spiritual possibilities.” (An argument put forward by Bhai Jetha (prior to being ordained as Guru Ram Das) before the Court of Akbar [Source: http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Guru_Ram_Das%5D 😊💖
*Latest artwork. Pencil & Colour Pencil Sketch of Guru Ram Das. A5 thick smooth paper. Commissioned work.
Sketching / Drawing is therapeutic. It’s like an extended period of meditation. Learning and understanding more about Guru Ram Das, the fourth of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism, is an added bonus that comes with this. 😊💖