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Everything posted by buddasingh

  1. Men who think like this - What should we do with them? Sorry bro, no personal attack intended. But some food for thought for you. And hopefully some hope for sisters of the world and this forum that there are men who stand behind you in your fight against this type of sexism. BT somewhere in your thinking there may be something constructive on an issue. Please think it through, as the comment comes across as sexist rant, not as a meaningful contribution.
  2. The story doesn’t move me either. Don’t now the guy and don’t care for bhangra much. Do appreciate most genuine artists. Didn’t read far enough into the story to see exactly on what basis he would be referred to as a fool. But none of that pushed me to post. However… Sstriker? Dude what’s up with suggesting some stranger, the woman in the picture, is a prostitute? Not cool anywhere. Very not cool on a sikh forum. All I recall is you’ve been around forever with I think some decent perspectives. Bro consider retracting that.
  3. I also had the same thought as JKV because of your fused references to interracial and interfaith. The two have nothing to do with one another from a Sikh perspective or any logical perspective. Race is irrelevant to the discussion at hand. You fuse this as part of a query but also as a lead up to a personal criticism of JKV. You needed to mention the two together but rather than own your thought you decide to say “some may call it...”. I was liking your open mindedness but all of us, including you and I, have our limits I guess. Absolutely it is her prerogative. Do you mean that?
  4. Everyone can use humility you bring forward. In your case, meditate in action and your thoughts will follow. If you really mean to leave the past behind, then do what you are meant to do in the present. Don’t negotiate in your mind with Guruji. Simply follow by serving humanity. Be a humble courageous servant. Seek your high in that service, and you can let go of the score. If you find you are keeping score then no degree of heroics is seva. There is much hardship, injustice and suffering around us. You don’t have to save the world, but you do have a duty as a Sikh to serve the world that su
  5. Perfect response jkvl! Thank you! So perfect I'll simply echo... I don't care what faith one claims. If you use ANY woman like this, it's our duty to stop you.
  6. Bro re-evaluate what you said there, it’s not you. That’s a desi trump comment deserving of a harsh rebuke. However, I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and try to keep it simple. Let’s not generalize race and sex to denigrate women in this manner. This sexism is typical of indian reverse-orientalism. It comes, not from knowledge of western women, but, from indian men’s own fantasies. That’s not you, and you can do better. We need to seriously step up our game if we are claiming Sikhi.
  7. Congrats on coming this far! But don't insult yourself bro. It only takes a rudimentary education and an iota of courage to be clean bearded. Read what you need and stop living in the prison of your fear. Think about it bro. It's a absolute despicable shame that so many punjabis claiming Sikhi could not grow a beard. But as soon as their Hollywood white male admiration interests grew one, they couldn't shave. Impotent sheeps mane. Their white masters fashion will shear those sheep soon enough. Be a lion bro. p.s. as for the race reference , colonial slavery mindset still exists. But to my
  8. Quantavirus your personal attacks against Balkar are completely unnecessary. He's outclassing you by a country mile in style in being patient with your personal attack. In addition, unlike you, he's actually making a responsive and on topic point. Are you multiple people using this account? I recall interesting respectful views that in the past that seem to have come from a different person.
  9. I would also rather be safe than sorry. That's why turbans should be mandated at all times outside the home to mitigate against head injuries. I also don't want to be paying for someone's medical bills who was a pedestrian or vehicle driver and chose not to wear a turban to provide some degree of protection. Oh and motorcycles, they are dangerous, they should be banned. In other words, not so simple.
  10. Good advice above about getting independent adult support. Consider telling the family you are grateful to them and as you say love them as your own family, but would consider it disrespectful to Sikhi if you adopted it or any faith to secure stable housing and food on the table. Are they suggesting you leave the house if you don't adopt Sikhi? As suggested in posts above you should respect basic house rules. Are you able to get in touch with young Sikh sangat for support? You know you have the right Sikh support if they say you should not feel pressured to adopt SikhI. Reading your post,
  11. Imagine if there was a faith that at it's very core and inception had this message rather than have to retrofit messaging to appeal to today's masses. It's all the rage and religion to 'love all' to get them to your church, mosque or temple. Nonetheless, nice gesture with enough left to opposing interpretations to please all. Good yet clichéd politics perhaps? I trust the word and intentions of a sincere Christian, Muslim or Hindu sister or brother far more than institutions steeped in marketing and exclusivity.
  12. Sorry to digress for a moment. It's almost worthy of a stand alone post on this forum. MisterSingh's comments earlier in this thread about refraining from making arguments personal assist us all in learning from one another. I am certainly not immune to this mistake and it takes ongoing work. It's not always easy to find the right mix of passion and reason. We can detract from our own interesting points by making things personal. MisterSingh's approach is not a mere strategy or surface communication. It's a state of mind that's integral to any saint-soldier. Beautiful thoughts and approach b
  13. Somewhat of an interesting study opening the topic... worth 3 seconds of thought. No poster seems to have concluded anything serious from the study. And we should be careful not to do that. We are doomed if we believe height equates to some kind of merit. We might as well speak of how fair we are or how dark we are. Sadly, we do. Our guruji’s threw such notions aside long ago. For all we know genetically we grow the fastest to age 5 and then the slowest thereafter. For all we know it’s due to the growth hormone in dairy which we consume in the greatest amounts, and it also is the cause of hig
  14. Cheering you on bro. Somehow you're an inspiration to even those who don't drink. We can all do better for ourselves is what I'm learning from you. With respect to changing your circle and cutting people out, err on the side of caution. But if you are feeling strong enough, you can still interact with those people in other environments and do different things. They can be carefully planned so alcohol is simply not feasible. It can make things more difficult if you are not respected by them for your stance, plans change and you're tempted. However, it might also make things easier if you ca
  15. A very good point made in the post above is to have a single answer that you can resort to whenever asked. Regardless of your personal situation, it's not a question that ever requires a direct answer. You can keep the answer as vague or even suggest a broader mind in your answer as you wish. I don't suggest the answer be too flippant as you should not have to deal with negative energy. The answer should take little energy. People ask like robots, insensitively. Sometimes it's for conversation and greeting more than an answer. Forgive them for that failure and reciprocate with as little thoug
  16. I want to make it absolutely clear that this is not in support of anything Jagsaw says and in want to take great care not to align with his views which originate from an entirely different place. Dallysingh the fact that many are restraining themselves from lashing out against you in the same manner you are lashing out, shows they are not ‘all the same’ as your posts suggest. Your posts are going beyond calling out the self-congratulatory supremacist belief of one group. The repetitive and all-encompassing approach ends up insulting an entire group and starts to merge with the very thing you a
  17. Jagsaw You were not imparting knowledge as you suggest, but also racism/casteism. And you were well aware of that effect as you acknowledged in your own post referring to past reaction toward your posts. This is further illustrated by the pattern in many of your postings. Others have called you on it at various times. It is the repetition of that casteist perspective in posts that takes representation of Sikhi to the gutter. Disguise it in as much selective armchair history as you wish, but at the end of the day if everyone started imparting knowledge in the manner you did, we would be speak
  18. Jagsaw really bro? I visit here to maybe learn something, maybe share something positive. Instead you've puked all over the forum again and we have to attend to the odor. It's even worse when you try to present the mess as intellect. You've just very generally described the modus operandi of a wide array of the Punjabi diaspora. Not sure what effect you're intending. Not sure that you even know. Identifying a group may be of some value for analysis if done maturely. However, constantly repeating the same caste hate in posts does not come across as analysis. Rather it appears as something t
  19. K1469 your reply is an example of calm power in leadership. Only those who walk their talk are capable of haste. Perhaps it's understood, but to be clear, the post was not equating the bull in China shop to admin seva. We need to ensure we don't inadvertantly contribute to that approach. Our duty is to be a fearless, but also dignified, warrior. Appreciate the work that goes into this forum.
  20. Despite good intentions, this focus on the new title is strange on a Sikh forum. This is likely to add fuel to true mischief. It gives the impression of a faith with religious police hung up on 'infidels' and 'evil'. Beadbi needs to be addressed from a Sikhi position of calm power not mass outrage. It certainly is not a headline concern of a warrior's path. We too often get extremes of uncoordinated bull in a china shop or a cowardly pack of sheep to afraid to say anything.
  21. Have you ever asked why you can't go to a courtroom and try dancing in the name of justice and on legislation? Why haven't you asked that? When you sit still and absorb gurbani and move to serve in accordance with gurbani only then is one capable of experiencing dance. Please do not pollute sikhi and yourself with casual caste id's such as ramgharia or jatt.
  22. Nice post, very well said. However, the last part about 'massacre' is slightly misstated. There was nothing stated about 'forcing children' by suggesting that cutting kesh is massacre or forcing anyone for that matter. No one should be forced, shamed etc. At the same time, no one should attempt to redefine Sikhi. An important point is the issue is not with those that don't have kesh, but those who disrespect to suggest it's not necessary, and there are plenty. Ram Rahim attempts to redefine Sikhi and we are up in arms. But if our brothers and sisters openly oppose Guru Gobind SIngh Ji and
  23. First bro, if we were to sit down, I would likely support many of your sentiments. We all have an interest in sikhi and we're all here to learn from one another. Not sure about rational based in history. It's also a work of fiction or propaganda to suggest there were times in history of peoplekind without murders. That would not be a basis to say murder is OK. The gift of Sikh Guru's gifted is certainly not fiction or propaganda. You did not answer my second question. Are you saying it is OK for some Sikhs to massacre that gift of our Guruji?
  24. Starstriker, dally, khoon etc. I'm trying to understand your reactions. They are not uncommon stances. The point about respect for all people I understand. But the open rationalization or defense of cutting kesh as a sikh in the same breath never quite makes sense to me. Are you saying it's OK for all Sikhs to massacre their kesh? Are you saying it is OK for some Sikhs to massacre that gift of our Guruji?
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