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  1. CanadianSingh

    Why is there suffering in Sikhi?

    I don't know why there is suffering in this cold world, I see many innocent people dying even though they were religiously devout to God such as the 1984 Anti Sikh Riots. Why would God or Whaeguru do such a heinous thing to cause suffering and hell such as the 1984 Anti Sikh riots.
  2. I am just curious regarding Sikhi, I am not having doubts and such. I mean questioning is a healthy thing as our entire religion was caused due to Guru Nanak Dev Ji questioning the superstition of the Hindu practices such as the worshipping of idols, sacrifices, and caste discrimination; however, I found that there are contradictions to this as people claim of miracles that Guru Nanak Dev Ji squeezed Milk and Blood from the Roti. Managed to capture a giant boulder with his one hand, and turn a bitter nut to sweet for Bhai Mardana. Another issue was that most of these miracles were written decades after his death and were composed as Janamshakis. Which is why I am concerned that Sikhism is going at a wrong path with people not understanding the truth and logic within Sikhi. I understand the reason why it happened since we abandoned our Gurudwara's, fleeing from Mughal forces while the Udasi's or Hindu Mahants took control of it. I feel that is the reason why we follow these fake superstitions due to these Brahmins as in the 1900s. There were reports of Brahmins picking up water and spitting it, women couldn't go inside and such. This issue still happens in the Golden Temple as we still pour milk on the floors. The milk can be used for starving children, and these are the exact same practices that the Mahants did. Another issue is with the Nihangs who do a lot of things that are against Sikhism. Such as sacrificing goats, worshipping weapons, and getting high on "bhang". Isn't this the exact same stuff that these Hindu's do. We also put garlands on the portraits of our Guru's which is blatant idolatry. I believe yes, we should respect the Guru's, but not through false rituals. We also do the exact same ritualistic things with the SGGS by putting it to "Bed", covering it with clothes and such. We are pretty much worshipping it as an idol. It appears that Sikhism has been influenced heavily by these Mahants. I understand that Kala Afghana is a controversial figure in the Sikh community, he has a lot of true points that Sikhism has been corrupted by "Brahmanvad". I feel that if we don't deal with these issues an entire generation of Sikhi will be left in doubt and confusion. Also, when I was a younger kid. My parents used to tell me not to eat meat on Tuesdays which is also a Hindu superstition. Here are some quotes regarding superstition and rituals in Sikhi. ਰੋਗੁ ਭਰਮੁ ਭੇਦੁ ਮਨਿ ਦੂਜਾ ॥ रोगु भरमु भेदु मनि दूजा ॥ Rog bẖaram bẖeḏ man ḏūjā. The mind is diseased with doubt, superstition and duality. ਆਚਾਰੀ ਨਹੀ ਜੀਤਿਆ ਜਾਇ ॥ आचारी नही जीतिआ जाइ ॥ Ācẖārī nahī jīṯi▫ā jā▫e. Through ritual actions, God cannot be won over; As you know these threads have been made a bunch of times, but I hope that the younger generations like me will realize, as I am 16 myself.
  3. CanadianSingh

    Superstition and Miracles in Sikhism

    What do you mean that Whaeguru itself came as "guru nanak dev ji", do you mean literally or metaphorically? I mean aren't we all part of Whaeguru and we came from it.
  4. I am just saying this, we need to reform Sikhism, and thats simple. Another Singh Sabha movement, I mean people say it all of the time, but the things people hope aren't going to happen. The SGPC are just gonna sit there racking money, and not going to do anything for Sikhi. The thing that pissed me off is that they don't do anything aganist Punjabi music that promote drugs, alcohol, abusing women, and such, but they get angry over Nanak Shah Fakir that was going to help people learn about Sikhi. All I know is that the SGPC only cares about self interest thats it. I mean the good thing that the SGPC did is the movement called one gurdwara one village, and its been working. Some pinds have one Gurdwara now which is good.
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    What is wrong with the sikhs in Punjab?

    That's true regarding the decorated Kara's, I see a lot of Kara's with people's last names on it. Its just a disrespect to the Kara itself, I also see a lot of people with gold Kara's too.
  6. CanadianSingh

    What is reality?

    Thank you for help fellas, I really appreciate it.
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    What is reality?

    I had these type of philosophical questions 3 years ago, but I am just curious and for some reason, I am still thinking about these questions. People often say we are living in Maya an Illusion, while in Sikhism we do believe in this Maya, but we don't actually believe that the Universe is fake, but created in God, but the only truth is in Whaeguru; however, there are Maya that trap us from reaching Whaeguru such as greed, lust, ego, etc, but I was wondering what does Sikhism view reality as?
  8. CanadianSingh

    Christian tactics in Punjab

    The only way to counter these Christain Missionaries is to form a new Singh Sabha like in the past, we gotta help the marginalized Sikh's like the Dalit Sikhs who have been discriminated by Upper Class Sikhs and have been neglected. The reason why the Christain's are successful because they are aggressive, they send missionaries and promote their religion through many means, and that Dalit Sikh's are seeking help and are converting because they assume that the Christain's will promise them better education, supplies, and etc.
  9. I reckon there was a third one, the Bhasaur Singh Sabha it was more radical and it was led by Babu Teja Singh who viewed that if anyone wasn't baptized as a Khalsa was considered a Sikh, and that anyone who associated with a Hindu was viewed negatively from that movement. http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Babu_Teja_Singh
  10. I read it somewhere, but since I don't have the evidence, it is most likely false.
  11. You got a good point, but you can just put the name of your Pind that isn't associated with caste.
  12. Isn't it kind of ironic that you are complaining about caste, but in your forum name you put Zorawar Singh "Saini" which obviously comes from the Saini. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saini It's always Ironic how Sikh always complain about caste, yet they have names such as Balbir Singh "Bains" or Jagraj "Sidhu", and they complain, while I see those that talk about Khalistan have "Putt de Jattan" on their trucks, or on their facebook profiles. The hypocrisy we live in.
  13. Due to the fact that Hinduism was influencing Sikhism greatly during that time, and in fact there was caste in Sikhism during those days, the British had data of the population of certain caste of Sikhs like Jatts, and etc, during the time when they were carving Hindustan, the Mazhabi Sikhs wanted their own land, Majabistan , it also seemed that Master Tara Singh must've been responsible for causing the Dalits to not convert to Sikhism. As Tara was a Hindu Khatri Malholtra before he became a Sikh, and around that time Khatri's were discriminatory and had Hindu Practices. Even look at the Khatri's before Tara they were discriminatory as well, ironically one of the leaders of the Singh Sabha was a Bedi who was descended from Guru Nanak and wanted to be called Sanatan Sikhs and wanted to be associated with Sikhism. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singh_Sabha_Movement
  14. HI understand I have been making a bunch of forum posts which might be annoying, but I was wondering what is Sikh's view on the multiverse, I mean it doesn't deny or agree with it, and the Guru Granth only mentions multiple galaxies, solar systems, and such, but no Universe's, but do you think in Whaeguru's Hukam there could be multi universes is Sikhism and its views on Reality is it an illusion, and that the Consciousness make's this illusion and that consciousness is an illusion? Even though Sikhi doesn't mention the Multiverse, there are mentions of realms which can be interpreted as universes. ਅਗੰਮ ਅਗੰਮ ਅਸੰਖ ਲੋਅ ॥ Aganm Aganm Asankh Loa || Inaccessible, unapproachable, countless celestial realms. ਜਪੁ (ਮਃ ੧) ੧੯:੨ - ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ : ਅੰਗ ੪ ਪੰ. ੭ Jap Guru Nanak Dev “In so many ways, He has unfolded Himself. So many times, He has expanded His expansion. Forever and ever, He is the One, the One Universal Creator.” (Guru Granth Sahib, p.276) “He Himself is the thread, and He Himself is the many beads; through His Almighty Power, He has strung the worlds.” (Guru Granth Sahib, p.604) The issues is that there is no known definition of "worlds", it can either mean the universe or planets, but worlds can mean the universe as in other quotes of the Guru Granth they mention of Waheguru making countless planets and galaxies. “There are planets, solar systems and galaxies. If one speaks of them, there is no limit, no end. There are worlds upon worlds of His Creation. As He commands, so they exist.” (Guru Granth Sahib, p.8) Here is one more quote which makes more sense than the other quote. pwqwlw pwqwl lK Awgwsw Awgws ] (5-2) paataalaa paataal lakh aagaasaa aagaas. There are nether worlds beneath nether worlds, and hundreds of thousands of heavenly worlds above. So in your opinion, what is your view? For me, I just feel it matters on interpretation, I mean for me I think Worlds is unlikely for Planet as there are many quotes in the Guru Granth mentioning Planets and such as that quote before which means its likely Worlds can mean a universe. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43976977 https://www.sciencealert.com/reality-doesn-t-exist-until-we-measure-it-quantum-experiment-confirms
  15. CanadianSingh

    Sikhism and Biocentrism

    I should've collected my thoughts, but I mean its kind of neat that reincarnation and the soul can exist in a scientific sense, but I was kind of excited by this and wrote this in my head as soon as I can so sorry if I sound pagal
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    Sikhism and Biocentrism

    So, in the past Robert Lanza was well known for his book and his theory of Biocentrism, Robert Lanza is a well-known scientist, and he had a theory in which consciousness created the universe and not the other way around, and in a way it connects with Sikhi, and eastern religions. Robert Lanza states that there is some form of afterlife, ie. Reincarnation, in which once we die we are reborn in a different universe, and such (multiverse). He also states that Death is an illusion, and such, I just feel it connects with Sikhism since we believe in Reincarnation like if we do not do good deeds, and recognize god, then we will be reborn again, and again. If you don't understand it, here are some links. Also, I know it says is death is an illusion which is against Sikhi which is a reason why we are reborn in Sikhism, because we do not recognize, or neglect it. I might sound insane, but I just feel that Sikhism in a way has a lot of connections with Science and this theory of Biocentrism as a whole; however, we will never know the mysteries of God. So for those who have read Biocentrism what is your views on it, and Sikhi? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI_F4nOKDSM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw55BsToVZM http://www.robertlanzabiocentrism.com/biocentrism-wikipedia/ https://biocentrismnews.com/
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    Is Whaeguru Impersonal or Personal?

    That makes a lot of a good sense, and I was thinking of your statement when we have a relationship with Waheguru its personal, but when you remove all of that in a way Whaeguru is impersonal.
  18. So I know that we are a Monotheistic Faith, but I know that we don't believe in the Abrahamic View of a god which is that he a guy with a beard who lives in a sky, but we believe in a god that is formless, timeless, genderless, and is everywhere, but I am just wondering if we believe in an Impersonal God, or a Personal God? I know that we don't fully believe in an anthropomorphic god where its an actual person, but in a way, we have a relationship with God like a friend, brother, mother, father, sister, etc; however, we describe God in a Pantheistic sense, like for example like everything in the universe is made up of Waheguru like matter, time, galaxies, planets, and etc, in a way its like God is the Universe. I am just confused whether we are Panentheists or Pantheists regarding Whaeguru, and whether we believe that Whaeguru is Impersonal or Personal to us or its both like a mix.
  19. No that's why I think its a theory, but I think in one of the news articles her father in law said that she spent a lot of time on whatsapp.
  20. So yes, its been 3 years since I came on this forum, I have become more and more interested in my Sikhi, and such, but I have realized that we are doing some things that Sikhism told us not to do. For example, not to have idols, and stones, and just worship to the formless god, yet we have portraits of our Guru's, and in some homes, we do mathadek to them. Isn't this a forum of ritualism where we think the Guru's are holy in someway, yet Guru Nanak said that he wasn't special he was the Humble Servant of God, yet we bow down to the pictures of them. Isn't god formless and that he is everywhere. ਦਸੇ ਦਿਸਾ ਰਵਿਆ ਪ੝ਰਭ੝ ਝਕ੝ ॥ ਧਰਨਿ ਅਕਾਸ ਸਭ ਮਹਿ ਪ੝ਰਭ ਪੇਖ੝ ॥ Ḏasė ḝisĝ ravi­ĝ parabẖ ėk. Ḏẖaran akĝs sabẖ meh parabẖ pėkẖ. The One God is diffused in the ten directions. Behold God in all the earth and sky. ਜਲ ਥਲ ਬਨ ਪਰਬਤ ਪਾਤਾਲ ॥ ਪਰਮੇਸ੝ਵਰ ਤਹ ਬਸਹਿ ਦਇਆਲ ॥ Jal thal ban parbaṯ pĝṯĝl. Parmėsvar ṯah baseh ḝa­i­ĝl. In the water, on the land, in the forests and mountains, and in the nether regions of the underworld, the Merciful Transcendent Lord is abiding. ਸੂਖਮ ਅਸਥੂਲ ਸਗਲ ਭਗਵਾਨ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਗ੝ਰਮ੝ਖਿ ਬ੝ਰਹਮ੝ ਪਛਾਨ ॥੧੪॥ Sūkẖam asthūl sagal bẖagvĝn. Nĝnak gurmukẖ barahm pacẖẖĝn.॥14॥ The Lord God is in all mind and matter, subtle and manifest. O Nanak, the Gurmukh realizes God. ॥14॥ sggs page 299 Here is another issue, in the news, people often consider Sikh's travel to Pakistan as "Sikh Pilgrims", in Sikhism, but we are not. I notice that when I go to the Gurdwara people often walk around the Guru Granth Sahib as some sort of ritual. I noticed it today, I just followed my father and walked around the Guru Granth sahib, clockwise which seems fishy.. Its like a Hindu tradition of walking around the fire which is ritualism and a superstition which is against Sikhi, well its called Lavan I reckon which they do in weddings. This is concerning as Sikhism prohibits these type of things, and I am having a feeling that certain cultural influences are leaking into Sikhism. For example, there have been reports of idols, of Guru Nanak in markets and such. This is really concerning, and I hope there will be a way to solve this issue.
  21. CanadianSingh

    Why is there ritualism in Sikhism?

    You got a good point, and I think that I was thinking about, the rituals that don't benefit god, I am aganist that, but if there are rituals that are there to seek out god in a good way then sure.
  22. CanadianSingh

    Why is there ritualism in Sikhism?

    I would only do Matha Tek to the Guru Granth Sahib, and thats it. I would only touch my elders feet as a sign of respect, I wouldn't touch any godmens or prophets who say they represent god. Infact god has no representatives, washing feet, I think its a sign of respect when you go into the Gurdwara.
  23. CanadianSingh

    Why is there ritualism in Sikhism?

    No, I am not saying that, but I am just saying we should pay attention and pray to god, that's it.
  24. CanadianSingh

    Why is there ritualism in Sikhism?

    Well, I guess no.
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