Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'sikhs'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • GENERAL
    • WHAT'S HAPPENING?
    • GUPT | ANONYMOUS
    • GURBANI | SCRIPTURES | REHAT | HISTORY
  • COMMUNITY
    • POLITICS | MEDIA | FEEDBACK | LIFESTYLE
    • HEALTH | FITNESS | DIET
    • Agree to Disagree
  • MEDIA
  • SEWADARS

Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Joined

  • Start

    End


Group


Website URL


Location


Interests

Found 94 results

  1. I've heard that reading the guru Granth sahib ji should ideally be read in gurmukhi, as the English transaltion maybe slightly distorted in terms of its meaning , and may also be rather opionated by the author who imprints the translation, is this true? I'm unable to read or understand gurmukhi and my only option is to read translation in English Also I would like to ask how all you gurusikhs maintain constant love and devotion (what kind of thoughts do you have) when reading the gurubani, because I seem to lose interest if the paath is significantly long(eg sukhmani sahib paath) Lastly is it ok to just listen to the path, or must I physically recite it? May waheguru ji bless you all.
  2. puzzled

    19th century Sikh photos

    Sikh photos from the 19th century. These are some of the earliest photos of Sikhs and Gurdwareh Harmandir Sahib 1857-1858 At the back you can see the lost palace with the tall arches, which is believed to be Maharaja Ranjit Singhs palace. It was later demolished by the British and was replaced by the Gothic clock tower! 1859 1862 the british gothic tower under construction 1870s 1870s 1880s, you can see all the bungas on the parikarma, most of these belonged to the sikh misls and the sardars of maharaja ranjit singhs darbar 1850s 1850s 1850s Sikh priests 1850s 1860s 1860s Anandpur sahib city, 1850s-1870s it actually looked like a fort! 1879 1880 1860s 1860s nihungs at baba atal rai 1870s Maharaja Ranjit Singhs tomb 1863 Maharaja Ranjit Singhs tomb, lahore 1880 Sikh woman with daughter and granddaughters 1890s Sikh bride 1890, looks very different to modern punjabi brides! Sikh health worker in Karachi 1897 Maharaja Ranjit Singh granddaughter, Princes Sophia maharaja ranjit singhs tomb 1880s 1870s 1860s sikhs, Gujranwala, 1960s Sikhs, Lahore, 1860s Sikh police, Hong Kong, 1870s Sikh mill workers, Canada, 1895 1850s
  3. I thought I would start a thread for people to share pictures of different sikhs across the world. This has nothing to do with caste, so dont show pictures of people from different castes. This is just to show the beauty of our faith and the different colours and cultures who follow it from a variety of regions. :biggrin2:
  4. Guest

    Mexico

    Waheguru je ka khalsa Waheguru je ke fateh has anyone been to Mexico on holiday? any issue with kirpan and singh identity?
  5. We often hear about how we as Asians non-Sikhs feel sorry for the ingenious white people indigenous Sikhs of the UK east Punjab due to the perceived take over there by ethnic minorities non-Sikhs Ie Britian east Punjab, in certain areas have become a white Sikh minority population areas like Doaba. ie before the last 50 years whites Sikhs were the clear majority in the UK then newly created smaller east Punjab. But now they are becoming the minority in their own tiny homeland. (Shock horror) But should we feel sorry for our pale skinned long haired friends? After all it was these peoples Sikhs who did no parchar about the truth of Sikhi. They never committed any genocides or wars against innocents. But are they getting a taste of their own medicine and Karma for all the bad lack of parchar they did in India, Africa and all over the world? ie they looted ignored billions of poor non-white people in Asia and Africa crying out for Sikhi in contrast to Christianity and Islam that killed millions and enslaved millions as the most Genocidal religions the World has ever seen. Christian Europeans and Muslim Arabs were the biggest robbers and war criminals the world has ever seen. But they both have 200 times more adherents to those slavemaster faiths than Sikhs. Even just in India there are 10 times the number of Muslims and Christians combined as there are Sikhs (excluding Pakistan and Bangladesh). If Sikhs did not try every exclude sehajdhari non-Punjabi people from the Panth there would not be many of us non-Sikhs left in India let alone in Punjab If we look at the racial ethnic mix of the UK east Punjab. Majority come from former colonies areas strongly associated with Sikhi in the Indian sub continent such as Bihar where Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj and Shaheed Bhai Jiwan Singh Ji were born. Are the british Sikhs getting their just desserts? Their religion Sikhi is indisputably the Truth. But they don’t do parchar. They make it difficult for sehajdhari non-Punjabi’s or even so-called Hindu Punjabi’s to feel part of the Sikh Panth. They even define regular Gurdwara Sangat as non-Sikhs on the basis of family background. Their SGPC hasn’t even translated the Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj into the languages of the Panj Piare spoke such as the Dravidian languages, Gujarati and Odisha bhasha and Urdu and Gojri. Instead of setting up 550 new schools, medical dispensaries, hospitals for poor and oppressed in the 550th year after Guru Nanak Dev Ji came to Earth these rich western Sikhs are more interested in enriching the Pakistani Government and hoteliers by visiting Pakistan. They think Sikhi is a faith inherited by birth and defined solely by the criteria of non-Amritdhari’s keeping hair or not to be counted as Sikhs. But now as a result we non-Sikhs are going to rule leave them a minority in east Punjab very soon and they are becoming a smaller and smaller minority throughout the rest of India as a result of their idiotic community representatives defining anyone with a haircut (like Guru da Sikh Bhai Moti Ram Mehra) as a Hindu and defining anyone with a circumcision as a Muslim (like Bhai Mardana Ji). If the Sikhs cannot unite every pind in Punjab under a single united Gurdwara in the next 2years don't they deserve to decrease in percentage of population more and more each year?
  6. In other thread, while the sikhs were busy waiting about the coming back of Kalki (vishnu 10th avatar) to come and save them --perhaps because the kirpan our dasam pita gave us has rusted , hence we rather wait for the dasam vishnu (kalki) , the rss has launched a fresh attack on sikhi by its usual tactic -- distorting history and assimilation of sikhs into hindu fold. In the new hindu textbooks launched by RSS , Guru Arjan dev ji sahib is called a "Gau bhakt" (cow worshipper) and encourages all hindus to "become" like Guru Gobind Singh , as if Guru Gobind Singh ji were an ordinary mortal . Guru Arjan dev shahadat was a sacrifice for 'Sampoorna Hindu Samaj'. There are also objections to some historical facts represented in these books. Then there're books named 'Guruputra Fateh Singh Zorawar Singh', 'Guru Tegh Bahadur' and 'Guru Gobind Singh' in particular, about whose content there is unrest. Guru Gobind Singh ji , which to us is a guru/prophet has been compared to an ordinary mortal , Shivaji , the founder of maratha empire. This is blasphemy to another level. Sikhi and Khalsa has been reduced to "Hindu power house" (against invaders) in these books Now will you still say "hindus and sikhs have close brotherly relationship" ? "nau maas da rishta" my foot ! Even the author , a hindu brother himself is appaled by the kind of evil agenda and craap in these books . WAKE UP SIKHS ! WAKE UP ! they want to slowly hinduize the coming sikh generations by such education source :http://www.catchnews.com/india-news/how-hindutva-groups-are-provoking-sikhs-by-meddling-in-their-community-affairs-112771.html
  7. JSinghnz

    This is a Sikh website

    Heaps of times the Admins of this website have made it loud and clear that this is a Sikh website and abusive language will not be tolerated here. This message has fell on deaf ears on some members here who have continued with their abusive language against senior members of our forum and they are not even on quality control. Admins benti to do the needful please.
  8. puzzled

    Do you trust other Sikhs?

    Do you trust sikhs? Would you approach a sikh for help? Would you share your problems with another sikh? Personal problems, alcohol issues etc If you were short of 20p would you approach a sikh and ask for change or would you feel more comfortable approaching a gora or kala How much trust and faith do you actually have in other Sikhs however big or small the problem may be ?
  9. Guest

    Lessons from the past

    Forgotten stories of the bravery of the 1.5m Indian soldiers who fought alongside the British in WWI and the racism they faced in the trenche By dallysingh101, 2 hours ago in POLITICS | MEDIA | Around 1.5 million men, mainly from remote north Indian villages fought with the British from 1914 to 1918 Fighting under the command of their colonial masters they faced racism, brutality and prejudice in the war The truth about their service is revealed in veteran interview transcripts offered to the British Library https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6325571/Forgotten-stories-bravery-1-5m-Indian-soldiers.html Hey Dal, do you seriously think the Sikh quom is in denial, therefore very reluctant to learn lessons from the past or even pass them to their future generations? Do they seriously have any desire to pass on any information, in terms of their Sikh heritage or Sikh culture or history to their children or grandchildren? I doubt it very much! They fail to perceive how our past can teach us some really very important lessons, lessons, which are not taught at high schools or universities! Shocking!
  10. mahandulai

    Is Donald Trump a good guy?

    He meditates like Sikhs, and he is a religious man, how is he viewed in the sikh community?
  11. Today marks the hindu festival Ganesh chaturti , the 10 day festival where one of the hindu gods ganesha is being worshipped by hindus all over. Well congratulations to hindus , But why the heck are Sikhs are being "begani shaadi main abdullah deewana" (the crazy <banned word filter activated> is dancing in someone else's wedding thinking as if his own) in all this festivities. What relation do sikhs have with ganesh ? nothing !! zilch . nada ! Rather Saahib e kamaal Dasam patshah said "Main na ganeshe pritham manao , kishan bishan kabhu na dhyayu . Kaan suneh pehchaan na in seo . Live laagi mori pag in seo" (I do NOT consider ganesha as the supreme , nor do I meditate on krishna on vishnu. I have only heard of them but I don't recognize them. I am attached to the lord's feet) Yet hundreds of thousands of sikhs will on this day , just like their hindu neighbors bring a lifeless idol in their homes, feed it and worship it , only to drown it on 10th day. We're doing crazy batsshit things which our gurus forbid us to . I honestly can't stand such idiocy among a section of sikh masses ! what is it that our gurus didn't clearly explain us ? yet the buffoons amongst us will go on to celebrate someone else's festival and not having knowledge of our own ! These are the same people who slander amritdharis . and despite having sikh appearances, these are some of the most dreaded people I have ever come across. Ask them when they're having next sangati sukhmani sahib paath and you probably wouldn't get as much of an enthusiastic answer as you get for ganesh chaturti !
  12. A HINDU RELIGION PARLIAMENT WAS ORGANISED BY MR. VIKRAM SINGH YADAV AT SHREE KRISHNA MANDIR, GURGAON WHERE MANY PROMINENT RELIGIOUS PERSONALITIES LIKE MAHAMANDLESHWARS, JAGADGURU SHANKRACHARYA ji PARTICIPATED. SIKHS WERE REPRESENTED BY NAMDHARI GURU THAKUR DALIP SINGH ji IN THIS VERY PARLIAMENT. SINCE THAKUR DALIP SINGH JI DEEMS HINDU SIKHS AS REAL BROTHERS WHICH CANNOT BE SEPARATED. HE MADE A CALL FOR HINDU SIKH UNITY TO ALL THE PARTICIPATING SAINTLY PERSONALITIES. THE PROMINENT ASPECT OF THE PARLIAMENT WAS THAT EVEN BEING A HINDU RELIGION PARLIAMENT, VOICES OF "JO BOLE SO NIHAL – SAT SRI AKAL", "WAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA – WAHEGURU JI KI FATEH" REVERBRATED ALONG WITH "HAR HAR MAHADEV" & "JAI SHRI RAM" AT THE VENUE. THE MAIN BENEFIT OF THAKUR DALIP SINGH PARTICIPATING IN THIS HINDU PARLIAMENT WAS THAT ALL THE PROMINENT HINDU RELIGIOUS PERSONALITIES TOOK THE NAMES OF SIKH GURUS WITH GREAT RESPECT & HEAPED PRAISES ON SIKH GURUS. THAKUR DALIP SINGH JI MADE AVERY NICE PROPOSITION WHICH WAS ACCEPTED WITH GAIETY BY ALL PRESENT. THAKUR DALIP SINGH JI PROPOSED THAT THE "GURPURAB" CELEBRATIONS OF SATGURU NANAK DEV JI, SATGURU TEG BAHADUR JI & SATGURU GOBIND SINGH JI SHOULD BE CELEBRATED IN ALL HINDU ASHRAMS & TEMPLES. THIS PROPOSAL WAS ACCEPTED WITH GAIETY BY ALL PROMINENT HINDU SEERS AND THEY ASSURED THAT THEY WILL CELEBRATE "GURPURABS" OF SIKH GURUS. THIS IS A VERY BIG ACHIEVEMENT FOR SIKH RELIGION. THE APPROVAL OF PROPOSITION SUGGESTING CELEBRATION OF "GURPURABS" BY PROMINENT HINDU SEERS & THEIR ASSURANCE FOR THE SAME PROVES THAT THOSE SIKHS WHO OPPOSE HINDUS BY DECLARING THEM "ANTI-SIKH" , IF THEY START TREATING THEM ( HINDUS ) WITH LOVE, THEN HINDUS WILL ALSO START PLACING FAITH IN SIKH GURUS. ONLY SIKHS ARE TRYING TO KEEP THE HINDUS AWAY. AS THAKUR DALIP SINGH JI IS BRINGING THE HINDUS CLOSER BY SHOWERING THEM WITH LOVE, THEY (HINDUS) WILL SOON START PLACING THEIR FAITH IN SIKH GURUS AND THIS WILL LEAD TO HINDU SIKH UNITY. HINDU SIKH UNITY WILL FURTHER STRENGTHEN OUR NATION BECAUSE ONLY AND OND UNITY IN SOCIETY CAN MAKE A COUNTRY PROSPERROUS.
  13. Often I hear like "your roots are hindu" , "you're only 500 yrs old, we're 5000 yrs old" , "we're a much older civilization" or something along those lines . They often feel pride on their primordial origins . I am really sick of hearing same arguments
  14. My best greetings to all participants. I look for Sikhs living in Sri Lanka. Is there anybody from Sri Lanka or who knows somebody from there?
  15. AjeetSinghPunjabi

    RSS now has a sikh face ..

    https://www.firstpost.com/india/rss-event-in-nagpur-sikh-member-in-khaki-part-of-sanghs-efforts-to-rebrand-itself-promote-hindu-nationalism-4503379.html
  16. Imo, I think the agenda behind Dhadri and co, is to create a separate Kaum. A off-spring of mainstream, Sikhism. Similar off springs can be seen at Dera Sacha Sauda, Radhaswamis and Nirankaris. Dhadri wants to be the main leader of the "New Sikhism" with "Modern translations and interpretations" of Gurbani. What do you think?
  17. Kabaddi and Field Hockey are the 2 most loved sports of Punjabis. We have large sikh population in countries like canada, england etc. but why dont we have sikh players representing these countries ? If we have 4-5 players in the field hockey teams of canada, england, it wil be a great parchar of sikhi and it will also give sikh role models to the young kids.
  18. For as long as I can remember I've had a doubt about the low 'official' numbers quoted of sikhs especially since there seems to a world approach of lumping us into the OTHERS category to hide us http://www.azaadsikhmedia.com/the-real-population-of-sikhs-in-india-is-about-15-crores-2/
  19. Tisarpanth 6 mins · Here are some interesting excerpts from a report, published in 2009, by Operation Mobilization (deceptively shortened to "OM"). The report's author, one Sabu Mathai Kathettu is a Christian evangelist who is a prominent member of the Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge and is "celebrated" (by evangelists of course) for his "fieldwork" in the Punjab. What is humorous about his report, however, is that not only does he admit to the theological inferiority of Christian doxa vis-a-vis Sikhi, but also provides an insight into how Christian missionaries are employing deception to fool the illiterate and mistreated Punjabis in a bid to convert them. 1.) Kathettu admits the incompetency of Christianity with Sikhi when he highlights the philosophical difficulties which missionaries encounter in explaining the gospel to Sikhs and Hindus: "The missionaries preached that all people are sinners, and Christ is the true savior. The concept of all people as 'sinners' was objected to by the Hindus and Sikhs because it was different from their philosophy. For them it is difficult to recognize that they are sinners!" -pg. 73. The presence of the exclamation mark, it seems, is to indicate that non-Christians are intellectually inferior to Christians and thus impaired by some learning difficulty- essentially failing to comprehend that they are sinners. 2.) The very purview of the Sikh Sri Akal Purakh and the Christian God are at odds with each other. Here is Kathettu's humorous take on the matter: "...the Sikh doctrine of Ik Onkaar, the absolute Oneness, rejects the Bibilical concept of Triune God." -pg. 113. If Sikhs can mobilize and set up their own missionaries, then their task is effortless because the Christians themselves have handed us the very material required to refute their tribal ideology. 3.) Despite the British take-over of Gurudwaras, initiated famines and other atrocities the Sikhs still remained immune to evangelism. The end-goal of all aid, rendered to non-Christians, is conversion: "Evangelism was the ultimate goal of mission societies and ministries such as education, medical care and literature were seen as channels towards evangelism.... Progressively, the missionaries changed their strategy and adopted the ingenious methods to present the gospel." -pg. 73. Are these people truly selfless as they claim? 4.) This change of strategy, mentioned on pg. 73, also annihilates another myth: that the evangelists are truly concerned about the poor and the downtrodden: "They realized the importance of reaching the Hindu high caste people in Punjab. Stock says that the Christian missionaries were convinced that winning the high caste was the key to evangelizing the country as a whole.... Later the missionaries turned to Chamars and Mazhabi Sikhs of the lower castes." Again, no humanism but only a change of tactics. 5.) Even the Indian media is co-opted in the battle against the Sikhs: "Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) is screening gospel programmes through the national channel Doordarshan in Hindi. In Punjab churches and mission agencies use Jesus or Dayasagar films in outreach programmes. Sikhs respond to these programmes well. At present a few FUNDAMENTAL (because defending your faith against lies is of course "fundamentalist; interjection ours) Hindu and Sikhs are fiercely opposing the screening of these films." -pg. 97. 6.) But problems persist, particularly where the Sikhs are concerned: "The pattern of worship, customs, and church buildings are not inculturated and are the same as the missionaries left behind. Therefore the Sikh community does not understand the core of the gospel message. The churches of Punjab should modify their mission strategy to reach the Sikhs effectively. The gospel of Christ should be incarnated in the context of the Punjab. The pattern of the church and worship should be inculturated in a way the Sikhs can understand." -pg. 98. 7.) And here is the most crucial part of the report, how to destroy the self-confidence of the Sikhs: "Most Sikhs are well settled and secure as they feel satisfied with their own religion. Wealth is a great hindrance to them for accepting salvation. ... Because of wealth they have developed strong personality and personal security that has instilled in them a kind of pride that they can survive anywhere in the world. The Christian worker, or the church, must make a strategy to witness to the Sikhs regarding their appetite for the material things." -pg. 99. 8.) And how should this deceptiveness be put into play? Kathettu has all the answers up his sleeve: "... for effective inculturation, satsang style of worship services should be conducted in the local languages with kirtans accompanied with local music. Also singing Bhajans should be included in worship. Bhajans and Kirtans are the appropriate method for communicating the Word of God effectively to the Sikh community. ... Every morning and evening the scripture should be broadcasted from the church as is done in the Gurudwara.In such cases laws regarding the use of microphones and loudspeakers should be adhered to in government restricted areas. ... And after the worship service the believers should share fellowship around a communal meal like the langar." -pg. 107. 9.) In the above, advice is given as to how to escape legal constraints and appropriate Sikh practices. In the below, we see a continuation of the latter but this time involving linguistic and infrastructural identity: "Christian workers should also learn and use Punjabi terms. The church can be called Kristh Gurudwara or any appropriate words can be used. ... Also the term ‘pastor’ or ‘priest’ can be replaced by ‘Granti’ or ‘Giani’. It is best for believers to be called Isa da Sikh." -pg. 108-9. 'Isa' doesn't deserve Sikhs. Men who weep before death and make false pretenses of divinity rarely do. 10.) Now in the below, please note the condescending supremacist tone: "The most important ceremony is that of pathul or baptism, usually administered at puberty. The initiate takes amrit nectar and is admitted to the Khalsa fraternity. The concept of pahul in Sikhism is similar to Christian baptism. Therefore the Pastor should be able to critically evaluate it and adopt the good elements of it." -pg. 110. 11.) And even festivals are not spared (if they were we would be sorely disappointed in Katthetu): " The Sikh festivals are the best examples of inculturating the meaning of Hindu festivals into Sikh faith by their Gurus. The same way, the Christian missionaries can inculturate the Sikh festivals with Christian meanings." -pg. 111. Of course he forgot to add, "and fool the Sikhs..." 12.) And here comes Christian supremacism in-toto: "The Christian worker must evaluate whether the concept of Sat Guru can be used or not. Also after a careful study the term Sat Guru can be adapted for Jesus as he is the only way to the Father. Jesus claimed himself as the truth, so he is the Sat Nam. ... the title Waheguru also can be adapted to accept Jesus. ...Therefore, Jesus Christ is the only Satguru who provides salvation and he can also be described as the fulfillment of Guru Granth Saheb." -pg. 113. Khalsa Ji, battle was declared by evangelical supremacists once before. At that time not a single samprada broke the wind to answer them. Rather it was a group of few young men, today dismissed as being anglophile and reformist, which forced them to flee. Today we have again fallen in the thrall of pseudo-sadhs and atrophied sampradas. The Christian strategy is evident for all to see; the main question is what will we do? Organize ourselves or wait from some gyani to lead us? Now is the time to rise and fight back. We succeeded once before; if we rise now, we will succeed again. Their ideology aside, their entire stratagem is based on deception. Is the Christ deceptive? Going by the actions of his missionaries, it seems so. Sikhi is increasing globally, lets also increase it in the Punjab. Courtesy of Tisarpanth.
  20. Enjoy if you didn't get to see the whole episode on CNN
  21. Maharaja Ranjit Singh is the greatest military leader the sikh kaum has ever seen. But in a way he's also the worst. Maharaja united all sikh misles' and formed Sarkar-E-Khalsa while being outnumbered by the mullahs and even managed o break mullah stronghold over Punjab / Kashmir and at his peak the sikh empire controlled undivided Punjab , Kashmir , Uttarkhand , KyberPukhtoon tribal region of pakistan aka the greater Peshwar region , former Afgan capital. A decent sized empire ripe to grow and had maharaja planned for it , would have been a modern day superpower and have had annexed all of Afganistan , sindh, balochistan , and chunks of persia & central asia . So what happened . Maharaja lost sight of the greater goal and welcomed snakes into the sikh kaum. He gave control of Kashmir to the dogra scum , who were causes of Sikh downfall , it indulged in non sikh practices by having brahmans in his court and taking parts in hindoo traditions and most importantly of all , he did not layout a plan for his death and the future of the sikh empire. That was the biggest flaw. He did not test his son khartak Singh's abilities to manage a kingdom and his son was nothing like him in leadership qualities. He should've have had picked out a strong willed warrior years before his death to replace him when the time comes. Worst thing though were the dogra scums in the sikh raj . The second Ranjit Singh died, they put their plans into action, assassinating Khartak Singh , and the rest of his Maharaja's sons . Worst parts came when those dogra scums , the " leaders " who were sending out Sikh soldiers to fight the anglo sikh wars were the same leaders who fed critical info to the brits , so that they could own Kashmir for themselves. WOW. Had the Maharaja made Punjabi the national language and had forcefully converted the non sikhs in our kaum , we could've had strong leaders who would've taken over reigns in the empire and kept it from failing ... In the end , putting trust in snakes , the absolute snakes " dogras " , really did it . With power and wealth, maharaja lost his way and caused his and our downfall. I fully believe , if the Maharaja only trusted Sikhs , REAL SIKHS in high positions like the NIHANGS like Akali Phoola Singh and not in snakes who pretended to be sikhs just for their gains, we would all be living in Modern day Sarkar E Khalsa and not in Canada or US or UK .
  22. A Catholic woman posted that some Sikh woman started having adulterous relations with the Catholic's husband. I posted: Then some anonymous "giani" replies: My response: Where did you get the idea that Sikhs are not supposed to be repsonsible before the sangat? I'm guessing you view Sikhism as merely an individual endeavor. (If not, reply with what you meanwhen you think Sikhs have no responsibility before the Sangat.) That's not Guru Nanak Dev ji's conception of religion. (I do not want to get sidetracked on terminology of religion vs. dharam. If you want to call it dharam, fine.) You do know that Guru Nanak ji created a panth, right? ਮਾਰਿਆ ਸਿਕਾ ਜਗਤ੍ਰਿ ਵਿਚਿ ਨਾਨਕ ਨਿਰਮਲ ਪੰਥ ਚਲਾਇਆ। Maariaa Sikaa Jagati Vichi Naanak Niramal Panthhu Chalaaiaa | In the world, he established the authority (of his doctrines) and started a religion, devoid of any impurity (niramal panth). ਵਾਰਾਂ ਭਾਈ ਗੁਰਦਾਸ : ਵਾਰ ੧ ਪਉੜੀ ੪੫ ਪੰ. ੪ A panth is an organized religion. It's not a free-for-all. Question: Is a Sikh responsible before the Guru? If not, then what's the point of calling himself a Sikh? If, on the other hand, a Sikh is responsible before the Guru, then who holds the Guruship today? Answer: The Sangat/panth/Panj Piyare. Do you deny Guru Gobind Singh ji invested the Guruship within the Panth (Sangat)?
  23. any takers ?
  24. Hello, I would like to get SikhSangat's observations on the number of dastar-wearing Sikh women compared to the number of dastar-wearing (non-trimming, sabat surat) Sikh men under the age of 40 (I am most interested in the younger generation). It will be very interesting to see what Sikhs who live in the different part of the world have observed. Please state where you live, and whether your observation pertains to your locality, or if you believe it to be global (or over a wider geographic range than the area where you live). Please state your answer in the following format: "My observation is that for every non-trimming young Sikh man who wears a dastar, there are three young Sikh women who wear dastars" or "My observation is that for every young Sikh woman who wears a dastar, there are four non-trimming young Sikh men who wear dastars" You get the idea
×

Important Information

Terms of Use