it really matter whether the Sakhis are
true or not?
are a part of history; however, the actual
details mentioned by the writers/narrators
differ and may not be true. This happens
all the time with all religions. If two
people write about an historical incident
they give different details. Many Sakhis
were not written at the time they happened.
They were only oral history passed on
from person to person. It must be remembered
that Sikh Sakhis are not fables; they
are a part of history. Some differences
and variations in them, however, have
been introduced because of the perceptions
and feelings of the writers and narrators
when they were passed on from generation
Fables and mythological stories are written
for moral lessons. They are acceptable
as they have a very important place in
he literature of a nation, Community,
and religion. In the Sikh religion too,
people have written such literature to
teach lessons to the common, uneducated
masses. Sometimes, they are confused with
historical Sakhis. That is not in the
interest of the Sikhs or the Sikh philosophy.
it is agreed that the purpose of the Sakhis
or fables is to teach us how to be good
people. We should learn lessons from them
for guiding us in our lives rather than
wasting time in arguing about their details.