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  1. 8 minutes ago, GurjantGnostic said:

    Sounds like mainly apne bro. Then the drug game. 

    Makes you think. We talk of having our own country / state so we can excel as a collective and fulfil our potential, but even in a place where we're the dominant / numerous  minority, we still end up finding ways to f**k it up (and ourselves) and slip into the old stereotypical tropes.

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  2. 22 hours ago, Jassu said:

    Men look better with turbans or maybe its just the fuddhu haircuts in Punjab that make them look bad but for real men look waaaay better in turbans lmao

    You say that but actual day-to-day experiences for keshdharis doesn't bear this out. I actually think Sikh girls / women indulge in a bit of patronising virtue-signalling when it comes to this issue. It's like they'll praise a Singh for his turban (even going as far to suggest that's their preference), but they wouldn't want to marry the same guy. The mona can use the turban as an accessory; adorning it and removing it whenever he pleases. His woman - or potential woman - sees this and knows she can have flit between being part of the Singh aesthetic and back to the Mona aesthetic depending on circumstances, whereas the keshdhari doesn't have that choice.  Maybe well-meaning Sikh females should stop muddying the waters and patronising keshdharis with this kind of nonsense, because we know if they had the choice between a mona and a keshdhari Singh, they'll always opt for the former.

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  3. 1 hour ago, SikhKosh said:

    If you see Guru Hargobind Sahibs chola, they seem to have been around 6feet 7 inches tall with a chest of over 50 inches (some say 57).

    That's always been a constant with 6th Guru Sahib, though. The earliest janam-sakhis emphasised Guru Sahib's height and frame. I think 10th Guru was closer to Guru Tegh Bahadhur's frame and stature, i.e. not similar to 6th Guru Sahib.

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  4. 1 hour ago, shastarSingh said:

    Giani thakur Singh ji also said that some terrible destruction was about to happen to earth around 2000 but the saints did Ardaas and that destruction hasn't happened till yet.

    Isn't that interfering in God's hukam?

    Baba Atal Rai brought a dead friend of his to life and Guru Hargobind Sahib did not like that and told his son to die as he interfered in God's hukam


    None of them did Ardaasa to prevent the death of 6 million Jews in WWII, though. It's almost like they need stuff published in the newspapers to know what's going on elsewhere, lmao. I'd imagine if a human is powerful enough to sway the Creator's decision making, you'll know what's happening elsewhere without it being common knowledge.

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  5. 1 hour ago, Jassu said:

    Guys, everyone is racist. It's normal to prefer people of our own culture/ethnicity/heritage. lol. I can't really blame white people for being closet racists knowing we are racist to our own people sometimes, but when it becomes physical that's when I find it disgusting. Actually I think white people are lowkey the least racist around. I found East Asians and blacks far more racist.

    I believe there's a difference between wanting the best for your own people by prioritising their interests, and at the other end of the spectrum rounding up everyone who isn't your kind, and standing them up infront of a firing squad. For some reason, modern society has been conditioned into thinking that the former is EXACTLY the same as the latter, and I think that's so laughable.

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  6. 3 hours ago, Jacfsing2 said:

    I think for a group that’s open to marrying their cousin so that they don’t have to marry outsiders, the idea of marrying a Jew is crazy. 

    It's not that they woke up one day and decided to marry Jews, but over the course of centuries owing to migratory movement to the subcontinent, they might have ended up adopting the host culture and religion to better fit in. But that inner draw to mercantile activity just couldn't be shaken, lmao.

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  7. I've definitely seen some keshdhari Sikhs in my time who I've wondered whether they had some very distant Jewish lineage back in the day. 

    5 minutes ago, Jacfsing2 said:

    Those Jews settled in Kerela though, so it’s more likely they’d intermarry with the South Indians instead. 

    Oy vey! Don't shut down the possibility so quickly. We could be onto something here. It would also begin to explain a few things.

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  8. 7 minutes ago, Jacfsing2 said:

    Look, even Guru Sahib's blood descendant, (Amitabh Bachan), has shown that he'd kill Sikhs for popularity, and that's only because some Bedis decided to intermarry with Hindus; if you are talking about genetics alone.

    Frig me, why are there so many descendants of Sikh Gurus who found themselves in Nachna-Tapna industries? I call bull5hit on that one.

    @Jacfsing2 Are you a Bhappa? Did you ever get involved romantically with a Bhappa (a female, obviously, unless you're a little... lol)?

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  9. 3 hours ago, Jacfsing2 said:

    It’s not genetics, the partition generation was tougher physically, spiritually, and mentally than the ones being born in Delhi. Also, let’s not forget how Sahibzade and Guru Sahib’s genetically are khatris along with men like Hari Singh Nalwa. The current generation is even weaker than the the ones who had to deal with 1984, (back then there were at least a few with a warrior spirit, but now there’s much less). 

    But there's a definite Bhappa phenotype, though. You can spot them from a mile away. Don't tell me they all choose to look like that. There's definitely a consistent evolutionary aspect to it rather than just social or cultural affects. I mean, even Bollywood, with its low-IQ bluntness, has latched onto the stereotype and popularised it.

    And don't drag the Gurus and their offspring into it. Did they resemble Bhappas to you?

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  10. 1 hour ago, Ranjeet01 said:

    Punjabis generally have this disconnect where they expect that their children are born speaking Punjabi without having to teach them. It's laziness because their priorities are elsewhere. 

    It's like expecting kids to have big muscles without taking them to the gym.

    Part of the same mentality that includes dropping kids off at Punjabi school on the weekend for 15 years of their life, and then wondering where it all went wrong when said kids end up marrying whites or blacks after university. The parents seem to think the kids just being in those "religious" buildings will somehow impart the necessary knowledge and values. That's not how it works at all, and it's something I'm still hearing from people of my age who are starting to drop their kids off at Saturday / Sunday school while undertaking virtually next to nothing themselves in the home.

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  11. 5 hours ago, Jacfsing2 said:

    Wasn't the bhagti movement mostly focused on the individual's connection with the divine?

    Yeah, at the expense of everything else.

    When your creed decrees that God resides in all, one tends to extend this to people who should never be allowed to set foot on "your" soil. 

    Plus, when the philosophy teaches that this is one of many millions of human lifetimes the soul must endure; one that's largely dictated by previous karma, a person tends to get quite philosophical about one's role in things: "Maybe these current hardships are punishment for previous misdeeds? Perhaps resistance is futile?" See how easy it is to rationalise yourself into inactivity and succumb to threats like hostile foreign invasions? "Oh well, God wills it. I'll just retreat to the forest and connect with the Divine so I can receive more favourable circumstances in the next lifetime."

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  12. 2 hours ago, Premi5 said:

    If India had never faced any invaders, then the people would likely be a lot more relaxed ?

    I've been wanting to pen a topic on this issue for a while now, but it's quite comprehensive, and I haven't had the time to do my ideas and thoughts justice.

    My personal belief is that the medieval Indian bhakti movement weakened the national spirit, which made the people susceptible to foreign invasions. It's a gross oversimplification of what's an incredibly nuanced subject, but that's my summary in a sentence. By the time Guru Hargobind Sahib tried to arrest this disturbing decline, it was arguably too late. The damage had been done in quite a number of notable ways.

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  13. 2 hours ago, Premi5 said:

    Are the Japanese all Buddhists? Has that shaped its identity and culture more than other things (like I said, I don't know much about Japan - the first thing I think of is martial arts, followed by business and technology)

    @GurjantGnostic seems to know, and might be able to expand that discussion with you

    I don't believe so, but Buddhist doctrine has shaped their philosophy in a particular period of their history to a certain degree. There are many regional belief systems that have shaped and impacted Japan as we know it today. Shinto is a notable one, the emphasis of nature itself being a spirit, etc. 

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