Interesting post on www.tapoban.org with regards to the Yogi visit.
Date: 07-19-06 12:28
This Swami is follower of Arya Samaj and often has Dayanands picture in his TV programmes. Why is he being invited to a Gurdwara when his organisation makes anti Sikh statements.
Arya Samaj believe Sikhs are Hindus
Only Hindi should be spoken.
Against the Sikh identity
Because of Arya Samaj Punjabi Hindus put Hindi as their main Language and caused the trouble in the Punjab. It was the Arya Samaj paper in the 70's and 80's that insulted the Sikhs and caused trouble.
'Dayanand, a Baniya Swami from Gujrat launched a movement called ARYA SAMAJ, which shunned Idol Worship but mocked Guru Nanak and Guru Gobind singh.
Dayanand made a grave mistake when he criticized Guru Nanak by calling him "a Fool". Arya Samaj was only successful in Punjab where many Punjabi Hindus converted to Arya Samaj. Thus sowing the seeds of future confrontation.'
Why invite somebody who is anti Sikh to a Gurdwara?