To my readers
When I started to write on Nihangs for www.amritworld.com, I never thought that people would show such an interest in this section. I have worked hard studying Nihang tradition and history. I have been sharing many of my findings with all of you, the online family.
Though I have given information in my section very carefully, yet it is possible that a few of my brothers and sisters could not understand what exactly I want to say.
A few of my articles on Nihangs have perhaps caused misunderstanding. On a few online Sikh forums, many brothers have made comments on my work. I never mind criticism. I think that those, who criticize positively, are my good friends. Even those, who have tried to show disrespect for me on different forums, are not my enemies. In fact, no one is my enemy: –
Na Ko Bairee, Nahi Bigaana, Sagal Sang Ham Kau Ban Aayee.
(No one is my enemy, and no one is a stranger. I get along with everyone). (Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, page 1299).
When I started to write on these topics, I thought people knew many of points presented in my pages. So, I did not go in details, or say did not clarify some of points. It caused misunderstanding.
For example, when I wrote, “Modern Nihangs mostly wear blue dress, though a few Nihangs wear other colours, like white and saffron”, I did not mean at all that Nihangs wear only three colours, i.e. blue, white and saffron. In fact, Nihangs wear other colours as well.
I have not written anywhere that Nihangs wear only four colours: blue, saffron, white and black. I thought all the people knew that Nihangs wear other colours as well.
If there are other points, which you think need more clarifications, please do write to me. I will add more lines in my articles to make my points clearer.
A few more pages will be added in this section in future.
Thank you very much.
Student for ever,
Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’
Thursday, December 22, 2005.