Guru Hargobind

There is an incident narrated by both Sikh and Muslim native accounts. During one of the battles, Har Gobind was rushed upon angrily by a soldier. He not only warded off the blow but struck and laid dead the soldier at his feet. “Not so, but thus is the sword used”; an observation from which the influence is drawn that ‘Har Gobind struck not in anger, but deliberately and to give instruction; for the function of the Guru is to teach’.

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