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  1. Pre context: I'm Amridhari and was looking for an Amridhari partner who has a Gursikh Amridhari family. I've been raised in sangat, samgams, and Sikhi camps my whole life and I'm deeply rooted in Sikhi. Sikhi is my life and the values taught by our Gurus are of the highest value to me. I love Guru Ji and I feel as if I failed Guru Ji. I have failed as a Sikh and I feel I've lost my purity, the purity I had kept intact till now from the day I took Amrit.. I had made a rule that the person I marry will be my past, present, and future. However, when I hit my twenties I realized that to get married you have to speak to many different people. And speaking is fine but the problem is I get attached too quickly. I had kept my guard high and strong for a while but it isn't easy when you're also a hopeful romantic. I want to get married by my mid-twenties and thus I began looking. I found someone online and we connected pretty well however that person(I'll be addressing them as R) was in another country. I insisted that we stop talking but R said let's continue to talk and see where things go before cutting it off so early. I had discussed with R the issues about why we wouldn't work out and did not want to get too attached but R insisted we keep talking and so we did. We talked for 3 months and within those months we had some intimate talks too which I felt bad about. At this point, I felt like I was in love with this person and was ready to move for them but at the same time, I was doubtful of their love. When I suggested that we take this to the parents to make it official, R backed out and left. R wanted me to come over for a few days and do intimate things before marriage which I said no to and I felt terrible that I allowed R to speak to me in intimate ways and also engaged in it myself. I thought it was R's way of expressing love but I was wrong. After this, I completely shut myself off and didn't want to look for anyone else. I was healing and asked Guru Ji for forgiveness. I was doing okay and then again I met another person online (going to address them as Y). Y had approached me through a Sikh dating app and we connected. I didn't initially think of Y as someone I would want to marry and whenever we talked I thought that Y was boring. However, Y always looked for a way to talk to me. We connected in Jan 2023 but properly started talking in August 2023. I don't know what happened but we started talking and things were flowing smoothly and I started liking Y. We exchanged social media and our numbers and we were talking every day. We also discussed any issues that would come up if we were to get married and I told Y that with the looks of it it's better to stop talking but Y insisted that we keep talking and see where things go. I got attached but told Y that we had to break it off because his family wasn't Amridhari and I didn't want to move to where Y was living. Y was upset and I can't bear it when people are upset with me so I started talking to Y again. I broke it off and patched it with Y three times because we both like each other very much but our families and lifestyles aren't compatible. I grew up within sangat and Sikhi all my life but Y has grown up going to the gurdwara every Sunday for a while, going to parties, and weddings where there is meat and alcohol. He is Amridhari but his family is the full opposite. Y's sisters don't believe in keeping Kesh and I don't want my kids to grow up in that environment. I spoke to Y about all these concerns and we both concluded that it's best that we break it off but we couldn't. We kept coming to each other and decided to give it time and sort things out. Within this period we got attached deeply mentally, emotionally, and physically. Our relationship is completely online but we have exchanged intimate moments through video calls, texts, voice notes, and photos. We both love each other but know that we don't belong together and somewhere in my heart I know that Y isn't the right person for me in the long term. But now that I've shared all of myself with Y I feel so wrong even thinking about marrying anyone else. I've had moments and conversations with Y that should only be between a husband and wife and now I feel I've fallen as Sikh of the Guru. I have indulged in lustful acts (which I won't lie came from a point of love), but now that I know I can't be with Y, it's eating me up alive. What do I do? My family and friends don't approve of Y either and they want me to find someone else and I know that they are right. I feel impure and Y has a part of me that I can never get back. I love Y and though it's been only 4 months I feel as if I won't be able to love someone else. I wish I could restart and stop myself from doing all the wrong things but now I don't know what to do... Please advice
  2. Throughout history we have been tested and tried. We remained steadfast and resiliant. The events that took place in Punjab and outside of Punjab in the past years made it quite clear we are big players in the game which kept the world powers on edge. It started off with the drug pandemic in Punjab, to the uproar by Bhai Amritpal Singh to the Farmer's protest. Outside of Punjab the deaths of Avtar Singh Khanda (UK) and Hardeep Singh Nijjar (Canada) created a stir within our community. This was probably our first real opportunity to establish something but how quickly members of our own community forget history. We have been a threat to civilization in the past and this is probably what the world powers are concerned about. However, may we continue grow and learn through Gurbani and like Jaswant Singh Khalra said: 'May the spirit of equal rights Punjab continue to kindle'.
  3. I am getting engaged to a girl. But we both are 20yrs. We will be waiting for marriage after we complete university which is 4-5years from now? Is that allowed as per the guidelines?
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    hi. i am new to sikhi and i going over the rehat maryada, i still have few questions about amritdhari living, hoping i could ask. 1) i've read it is mandatory to do cold bath in the mornings? is that true or do warm showers work? 2) during bathing, ive also read that you need to keep your head covered with a cloth until you wash your hair and then tie it again as soon as the soap is out. i'm confused on this, is it mandatory? what does it mean? how does the hair dry? 3) do you have to wash with soap everyday, or soap in main parts, and water on rest work? 4) as someone who has heavy and curly hair, it takes a long time to manage and dry. do i have to wash my hair everyday before doing paat because i need to go to work after as well? 3) i tried to keep my head covered at night with a patka, but it slips off during the night. is there any way to keep it on or is it ok? thank you for any responses.
  5. Hi guys so I’m a 26 year old male and my surname is Birdi and I got introduced to a girl at the wedding of my cousin, we are both from the boys side and I got a proposed rishta. so my cousin who got married is my grandads sisters grandson and the girl who got proposed to me is my cousins mums, brothers daughter. I hope this makes sense anyways the girl doesn’t share the same last name as us but her mums maiden name was birdi, this is causing a problem. my mum don’t want to go ahead with it because of this reason! please help me guys
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    Need Help with my life.

    WaheGuruji ka khalsa WaheGuruji ki Fateh WaheGuruji recently Blessed me with Amrit and by his grace, i have been reciting and learning Gurbani and kirtan since the age of 5 (22 now) but my life is filled with problems, i have not recieved any happiness until now. I got anxiety and depression due to overthinking. I am afraid that my faith will start to shiver this way what do i do ? I do path by his grace whenever I have time (besides my daily nitnem) Maharaj ji takes kirtan seva from me as well. But i am still suffering from so many Financial problems. I don't know if i would be able to survive with this mind. Chint bhavan man paryo humara
  7. ਸਾਨੂੰ ਆਪਣੇ ਗੁਰੂ ਦੇ ਗੁਣ ਗ੍ਰਹਿਣ ਕਰਨੇ ਚਾਹੀਦੇ ਨੇ ਆਪਣੇ ਜੀਵਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਜਿਸ ਨਾਲ ਸਾਡਾ ਭਾਲਾ ਹੋਵੇਗਾ VID-20230510-WA0014.mp4
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    Struggling with Faith

    Hello, my faith is wavering, I have tried to upload this many times but it never has. I am not sure who to talk to about this as there is no one I am comfortable to share my thoughts. But I am struggling with religion and how to choose the right one. How do we know sikhi is the right religion rather than religions like islam and christianity. I used to be confident as a kid but as I grow up I am not as sure and lack faith. I wonder if it is because our community is small? Or fear mongering from the Abrahamic faiths Any advice or experience would be very helpful.
  9. Reprogramming ourselves........very interesting talk by Jagraj Singh. Wish I could have met and talked to this brother. All the best for 2018, I hope it stretches us all to new levels.
  10. I came across this pangti when I was at the gurdwara listening to kirtan: ਜੋ ਸਿਰੁ ਸਾਂਈ ਨਾ ਨਿਵੈ ਸੋ ਸਿਰ ਦੀਜੈ ਡਾਰਿ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਜਿਸੁ ਪਿੰਜਰ ਮਹਿ ਬਿਰਹਾ ਨਹੀ ਸੋ ਪਿੰਜਰੁ ਲੈ ਜਾਰਿ॥ chop off that head which does not bow to the Lord O Nanak, take that body, in which there is no pain of separation from the Lord-take that body and burn it My Punjabi is very limited and I don’t know what the proper meaning of the pangti is, as I’m sure there is a deeper meaning behind the vague translation. thanks
  11. VJKK VJKF Sangat Ji, I apologize for the amount of posting I have been doing and realize its probably getting annoying, but I have just one massive issue that I need to resolve before signing off for a month or so. How the hell do I prove to myself god is real?? As mentioned the Help with Kaam Post I had a run in with Atheism a while ago and the color it stained me just wont rub off. This uncertainty is getting me nervous and I don't know how to stop it. I had a point where my nitnem was regular with lots of kirtan added and that was absolute Chardikala but I became too lenient and started loosing my fear of god. If anyone on this forum is an Ex Atheist please tell me how to regain faith. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh.
  12. Waheguru Sadh Sangat ji, please help. A football club based in Willenhall, noose Lane called Sporting Khalsa fc is serving selling, alcohol as a pub, bar, violating and disrespecting the name of Khalsa. Please see attached evidence. I dont need to do parchaar on how sacred Khalsa is for us all. My cousins a parent who takes her son to the football club and recently in her 3rd attempt she complained to the club about the use of name, the huge responsibility that is undertaken to preverse and maintain such a prestige and invaluable Khalsa sidanth. They have ignored her and other parents have also have voiced their sadness of this. They have literally ignored this and said they can do whatever they want and no one can stop them. The parents are so scared of them. Leading panthic organisations have been informed on 2 separate occasions including Sikh news media and none will stand against this beadbi. Disrespect of Guru Khalsa ji. For panthic Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh ji and Guru Khalsa is everything for us, more than life itself. The people who own the club literally laugh at us and say they cannot be stopped, they can do as they wish and are breaking no British laws. The owners being Sikhs themselves give little regard to sikhi. They have beeb running the alcohol pub in the name of Khalsa for 2 years minimum now. Sikhs have stopped disrespect of maharaj at Gurudwara Sahibs on many occasions and for good reason, this beadbi is no different. They bank monies in the name of Khalsa and more importantly show regret or awareness that this is a heinous crime against Sikhi and Guru Khalsa. Anyone can go check and validate what they are doing. Even the English FA are aware and just don't give it any consideration until Sikhs themselves pick up the issue on it. People have said to the club, they don't care if they run a pub with football, just not using the name of Khalsa or anything Sikhi related. Again they just laugh and walk off. I beg the Khalsa please help.
  13. ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰਿਆਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਭੇਟਾ ਕੀਤੀ ਗਈ ਮਾਇਆ ਦੀ ਦੁਰਵਰਤੋਂ ਤਾਂ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੋ ਰਹੀ? ਅਮ੍ਰਿਤਧਾਰੀ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਪੰਥ ਬੜ੍ਹੇ ਹੀ ਮਾਣ ਨਾਲ ਇਹ ਕਹਿੰਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਅਸੀਂ ਮਹੰਤਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰਿਆਂ ਦੇ ਕਬਜ਼ੇ ਛੁਡਵਾਏ, ਕਿਓਂਕਿ ਮਹੰਤ ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰਿਆਂ ਦੀ ਮਾਇਆ ਦੀ ਦੁਰਵਰਤੋਂ ਕਰਦੇ ਸਨ ਅਤੇ ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰਿਆਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਤੇ ਉਲਟ ਕੰਮ ਹੁੰਦੇ ਸਨ। ਸੰਭਵ ਹੈ ਇੰਝ ਹੁੰਦਾ ਹੋਵੇਗਾ। ਲੇਕਿਨ ਸਾਰੇ ਮਹੰਤ ਮਾੜ੍ਹੇ ਨਹੀਂ ਸਨ। ਕੇਵਲ ਕੁਛ ਮਹੰਤ ਹੀ ਗ਼ਲਤ ਸਨ ਬਾਕੀ ਦਿਆਂ ਨੇ ਤਾਂ ਬੜੇ ਸੁਚੱਜੇ ਢੰਗ ਨਾਲ ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰਿਆਂ ਦਾ ਪ੍ਰਬੰਧ ਸੰਭਾਲਿਆ ਅਤੇ ਸਿੱਖੀ ਦਾ ਪ੍ਰਚਾਰ ਕੀਤਾ। ਠਾਕੁਰ ਦਲੀਪ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ ਨੇ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਪੰਥ ਨੂੰ ਸਵਾਲ ਕੀਤਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਮਹੰਤਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰਿਆਂ ਦੇ ਕਬਜੇ ਛੁਡਾਕੇ ਜਿੰਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਅੱਜ ਅਸੀਂ ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰਿਆਂ ਦੇ ਕਬਜ਼ੇ ਦੇ ਦਿੱਤੇ ਹਨ ਕਿ ਉਹ ਸੰਗਤ ਦੁਆਰਾ ਭੇਟਾ ਕੀਤੀ ਮਾਇਆ ਦੀ ਦੁਰਵਰਤੋਂ ਤਾਂ ਨਹੀਂ ਕਰਦੇ? ਕੀ ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰਿਆਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਵਿਰੁੱਧ ਕੰਮ ਤਾਂ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੋ ਰਹੇ। Amritdhari Khalsa Panth proudly states that we liberated the Gurdwaras from the Mahants because the Mahants used to abuse the Gurdwaras' money and the Gurdwaras were doing things against the Gurumat. It is possible. But not all sages were bad. Only a few mahants were incorrect; the rest effectively managed the gurdwaras and spread Sikhism. Thakur Dalip Singh ji has questioned the Khalsa Panth on whether the Mahants, to whom we have given possession of the Gurdwaras today, do not misuse the Maya money offered by the Sangat. Aren't there anti-Gurdwara activities happening? 312237968_800104471195489_8268046516900959080_n.mp4
  14. This is quite long so I really appreciate you for spending your time reading. Maybe this is just me getting things off my chest but then again its probably a cry for help i dont even know. Grew up keshdari but never knew anything about Sikhi till like feb2016, up until that point it was just about drinking, drugs, girls etc, and in Jan2016 i cut my kesh for the first time. I liked it because for once i felt no restriction, like i could now live a life thaf id only seen my friends living. But then I found out about sikhi in Feb2016 a month after i cut my hair and it absolutely changed my view on life because i had an experience doin simran and found a new way to get high off the bliss of knowing that there was something greater than everything i ever knew. I learnt gurmukhi, found sangat, learnt the 5 bania, re-enrolled in uni after getting kicked out the year before, went on my last party( drinkin) holiday with my mates in June2016 and in Aug2016 I took amrit (maybe this was rushed but it felt right). For the next year or so I done sangat of some serious nitnemy gursikhs, we would do amritvela together, go to programmes and do loads of paath and I quite enjoyed it. I would do sangat of sants and mahapursh and it was a completely new experience to the life i used to live, but the main thing is that inside i became someone filled with love and now i look back i would say quite humble and soft spoken. After that year or so of good times everything seemed to crumble for me. I felt like people became judgemental towards me and looked at me weird, sangat that i used to hang around with would just seem really awkward and i still to this day dont know why it felt like that. I was going through a lot at home aswell as my parents separated and there was loads of arguments and fights. The chardikala that i used to feel seemed like it was becoming a distant reality but i still tried to go to programmes and do my nitnem. On re-entering uni I made new friends and slowly stopped hanging around with the gursikhs i used to however i still stayed in touch with a couple of them that i didnt feel were judgemental towards me. This period of my life everything seemed to just spiral out of control tho. I started smoking weed again since i thought nihangs do weed lol and then that continued to spiral into an addiction with drugs, watchin porn, drinking again. And this has pretty much been the state of my life for the last 3 to 4 years. I've still held my faith in God and I know that God is always with me. Ive had countless periods in these years where ive quit everything and started doing my 5 bania again, but then i'll relapse, and then i'll cut down the nitnem to keep it consistent but then i'll relapse again, then i'll try doing loads of simran instead but then i'll relapse again and its just become an endless cycle of me trying to latch onto sikhi but then again i cant stop falling back into maya. Everytime i stop the drugs and get into a good nitnem cycle, i tell myself this is the last time but its not. I contemplated suicide quite a few times but then i realise that its stupid and will probably land me in narak quicker than i already am gona get there lol. Now im at a point where ive got a first class degree and finishing my masters in january, i work a good job, have tons of other projects that im working on to make me money and i would say in terms of a worldly perspective ive got a lot going for me. Sadly however, im spirtually corrupt and im ashamed to even go to the gurdwara, i meet with some sikh friends here and there but they think im just like them but really im a fraud whos doing all the stuff they could never imagine me doing. Today was the first time in a while i contemplated suicide so i thought it would be best to share a post here. Dont know what ill get from it but i just need to say this stuff. I try do simran still but the amount of bad karma ive probably built up by now i dont know what it will do for me, and even if i did try set up a schedule to consistently do my nitnem again, im almost certain i'll relapse because that seems to be the running trend of my life. Thank you to anyone who does comment and share their views on what ive wrote.
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    Questions about new Sikhs

    Just out of curiosity, I have a few questions about new Sikhs When a person who is not born into a Sikh family decides to believe in Sikhi, do they have to take Amrit to be considered a "Sikh". So non-Amritdhari/Monay Punjabi-Sikhs get married in Gurdwara's, but can a non-Amritdhari & non-Punjabi Sikh also get married in a Gurdwara? If a person from a non-Punjabi/Sikh family background starts believing in Sikhi, but don't want to take Amrit yet, how do they officially "convert".
  16. Wanted to share this great podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-sikh-renaissance It's based and presents true facts, history and issues affecting Sikhs. It's not sugar coated or concerned about being politically correct either. The Kaum needs more awareness and alignment to shows like this so it knows it's history, and is prepared to face the challenges it has directly. Here's a link to some of the episodes directly on Spotify:
  17. Dear Sikhsangat. I've been in a terrible predicament for the past year, and it just seems to get worse every day. Before putting forth my question(s), I'd want to acknowledge a few significant facts: 1. I'm a Keshdari Singh and I only eat vegetarian food (I have not been baptized). 2. I pose a selfish enquiry (i.e., I have selfish motives). 3. Everything in my existence is unclear to me. I was raised in a typical family and have led a typical life. However, I'm now faced with a challenge that, if it's not fixed right away, would lead to my early and unavoidable demise. It has recently come to my attention that both scientists and clever people view religion as a coping strategy used by the weak or, more specifically, as a result of human weakness. I am unable to understand how some people with high IQs and exceptional talent can succeed in whatever they do without the aid of God. Mant do not refrain from swearing, wicked deeds, etc. This also holds true for evildoers who injure others, have killed countless people, yet continue to live peacefully.Genghis Khan, Stalin, Trump, and other tyrants are only a few examples (Castro, Pol pot). Why do these people choose not to learn about or remain in a relationship with God while continuing to live lives of wealth and intelligence that are above average? I'm not sure how a just deity could do something like this. Why do the powerful oppress the weak? My life has turned into a misery I can't even begin to describe. I feel as though I shouldn't be here. I frequently observe my peers doing dirty deeds and acting clever yet still get great grades. I'm just a hollow shell of the person I once was. But this one query has prevented me from making any progress whatsoever in life. My childhood is a dim memory of following the crowd and generally being stupid. Whenever I try to practise Sikhi, I see things like these and question whether a god actually exists. In life, I'm stumbling. Every corner will reveal surprises. I am an feeble person. Every endeavour I attempt in life—studying, using reasoning, etc.—fails. I'm not saying anything out of passion or in the heat of the moment, and I don't want to evoke sympathy or empathy, but because of my infantile nature, I might "end it all" since this life is intolerable and I can no longer go on living. This form is my only hope because the world is so incredibly overwhelming and terrible. I'll ask the same question again. Why would God give individuals a high IQ when he knows they won't believe in or obey him? Why wasn't I given this information if God is just and fair? This implies that there may not be a god and that life is unfair. Do the weak have anything to rely on? In life, everyone is intoxicated by something. I haven't been able to find anything that satisfies my need for an answer. I worry about unexpectedly leaving this existence.I feel out of place everywhere; some individuals enjoy learning, while some follow a philosophy, while others believe in something else entirely. What hope should I entertain? Please accept my sincere apologies. I appreciate your guidance. Help Khalsa ji if you can. My only hope is in you. I grew up in a normal household and have led a normal life. However, I am confronted with a problem that, if not resolved quickly, will result in my untimely and unavoidable death.It has recently come to my attention that scientists and intelligent people alike associate religion with the weak, or rather, as a coping mechanism due to human weakness. However, I cannot come to comprehend the fact that there are people who are very gifted with high IQ's who excel at everything without the need of God. They do not do simran, swear, do bad deeds, etc. This also applies to bad people who cause harm to others, have killed countless people, and yet continue to live in peace.Examples include, but are not limited to, Genghis Khan, Stalin, Trump, and dictators (Castro, Pol pot).Why is it that I have to learn about and stay with God but these people do not and still go on to live lives of riches and extraordinary IQ? I can't possibly fathom a just god doing this. Why do the strong trample on the weak? Every single day of my life has become a misery I cannot convey in words. I feel like I should not exist. I always see classmates doing the worst of the worst and still passing with high grades. I am merely an empty shill of what used to be a human being. But this one question has blocked me from progressing in life at all. My childhood is a distant memory consisting of me doing what others did and being stupid overall. Any time I try to follow Sikhi, I witness such events and wonder if there really is a god. I am flailing in life. Expect surprises at every turn.I am a degenerate. I always fail at everything in life; studies, logic, etc. I do not wish to draw pity nor empathy and am by no means saying anything based on emotions or the heat of the moment, but due to my childish nature, I may "end it all" as this life is unbearable and I can live no further. The world is so very daunting and terrifying that this form is my only hope. I will reiterate my question once more. Why does God provide people with a high IQ, knowing they are not going to believe or follow him? Why was I not provided with such knowledge if God is just and fair? This means that life is unfair and that there may be no god. Do the weak have anything to rely on? Everyone is drunk on something in life. Nothing has satisfied my desire for an answer to my question. I am afraid of suddenly leaving this world. I feel out of place everywhere, some people love studying, other adhere to a philosophy, some something, and others other things, what hope should I entertain? Please forgive me everything. Thank you for your help. Please help Khalsa ji. You are my only hope.
  18. Gurmit Singh gaurav is doing great sewa of sikhi parchar on jaats. His contact no. is +917009618912
  19. Vaheguru ji ka kalsa Vaheguru Ji ki fateh I wanted to ask the panth to forgive me and give me guidance on a few different things and also I just want to tell the truth for once .I am a 16 year old mona but I have been into sikhi for about few years now through Guru jis kirpa. The problem is before i got into sikhi my cousins who are a few years older than me used to openly talk about very lustful things and because I was just a kid and didnt know any better the things they talked about rubbed onto me and I started to indulge into those types of things on the internet as well and i eventually realized this was wrong but it turned into a addiction.When i got into sikhi i tried to stop but eventually it would just relapse especially because I still hanged around those types of people.Then when i started to learn more about sikhi and my relatives and stuff found out they associated me as a religious person because I would often tell them to not do certain things as its against sikhi while I would be a paapi which made me feel horrible.I even tried swearing i would never do these things again which i lied.Now i am still having the same month or so streak then relapsing again and then when I do i make up excuses to not read bani like “oh i ate meat” or “ my hands are impure i cant touch a gutka.I also dont have any sangat or gursikh friends or people i know in my area to turn to. I hope what i said made sense. I just want to know what the sangat thinks i should do to make up for my mistakes and how to stay away from kaam also what i should do as i dont sit in the sadh sangat cuz i dont drive? and am i just making excuses for not reading bani or what?
  20. There is also a growing number of Punjabi in diaspora that are converting to Christianity. Wont be surprised if Punjab becomes majority Christian state within 5-10 years or less. Really sad and heartbreaking
  21. Hello everyone, I had some questions about gurdwaras matrimonial services. I am 24 yr old sikh male living in UK, only recently started using the matrimonial services. My family are quite religious and well read in sikhi but I admit I am not ,however I love my religion and am essentially using the services as an extra channel in the hope of one day meeting someone. However, I'm a bit confused about something... when i see some of the things on the matrimonial lists; I feel like it kind of defeats the whole messages of our religion. For example, I read some of the preferences of the people on the matrimonial list and they write things like- I am jatt and only seeking jatt, I am doctor only seeking doctor, must be educated above masters. Isn't the whole point of our religion that we are all equal whether it is through caste, social status, social class, occupation etc? I mean I'm no expert but I believe sikhism was created because we didn't believe with the caste system in Hinduism however gurdwaras matrimonial services all over UK are blatantly promoting it. Am I the only one who thinks this way? For example, our religion was created to promote the idea a poor farmer can marry a rich person and still be equals; but the gurdwaras are not even promoting this message, they are allowing this backwards mentality and criteria to continue. Thanks
  22. Waheguru ji, this might be my first question on here, but I always feel weird skipping 85% of Anand Sahib during rehraas. Is it okay to include those 34 pauris when I do rehraas? (I have done this a few times before). I am aware that several sampardayi include more and more dasam bani, but chhota anand sahib is something every dal and sampardayi agrees on (as far as this agianee is aware of) so I am not sure whether it is okay for me to bring this up or do on a personal basis either.
  23. Here are some questions for you: Do Sikhs believe in "shrines"? Do Sikhs believe in pilgrimages? Is Amritsar a "Holy City"? Is it important for a Sikh to visit Amritsar? Is Harmander Sahib the "holiest shrine in the Sikh religion"?
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