Sunday, June 6, 2010

Concept and Tradition of Martyrdom in Sikhism

The hero, entering the field,
Fights on without quailing.
Know that man to be a true hero
Who fights in defence of the defenceless;
Hacked limb by limb, he still flees not the field.
~ GGS, Kabir, 1005

Lord, Grant me this boon:
Never may I turn back from righteousness;
May I never turn back in fear when facing the foe;
May I ever instruct my mind to chant Thy praises;
And when the end arrives,
May I fall fighting on the field of battle.
~ Guru Gobind Singh Ji.