Jagraj Singh from Basics of Sikhi, an online Sikh educational channel, explains the importance of reading and understanding Gurbani before reading Dasam Granth.
Dasam Granth invokes warrior spirit inside a Sikh and so it’s important to understand the teachings of Guru Granth Sahib Ji to control the powerful Bir Ras which comes from Dasam Granth Bani of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
Many Sikhs start reading Dasam Granth before they have any understanding of Gurbani and become artificial Khalsas. It’s important to take steps and to learn the teachings of the Guru step by step so one becomes a real Khalsa.
Here is the video where Jagraj Singh mentions the importance:
Q&A session after talk at City Uni Sikh Soc – see “Sikhi in English” Playlist. Discussion was Learn Gurbani (shant ras) first before Dasam bani (bir ras)! Q&A #7