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Guest Harbhajan Kaur

Non Sikh Wearing Kara

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it is a bangle/braclet and not a kara (a kakkar or one of the five k's) unless you have been baptised as a sikh and keep rehat along with the other 4 k's and only then does it becomes a kara, a gift from Guru Gobind Singh ji when you become his son or daughter, untill then it is a piece of metal, if someone offered you a pure gold bracelet in exchange for yours , most of you would not hesitate to exchange , but a baptised sikh would not ever consider parting with any of his 5 k's for all the wealth in the world and would rather die. So wear them by all means but do not consider them a kara or a sikh item.

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Its quite stoopid really though - its our Sangaths fault for allowing Kar'eh to be sold at shops etc as if their ANY OLD ITEM - no wonder Muslims and Hindus go about wearin them - a Kara has more meaning to it that than just a "steel bangle".

The thread- starter says that they are non-Sikh- and do NOT plan on being baptized - then WHY ARE YOU PLANNIN ON WEARIN ONE???! Just becuase you do Kundalini Yoga doesnt mean that you have the right to go abot wearin a Kakaar.

^^ I sound really in-your-face there lol am not being moody about the situation but I don't think you should wear one - you got no reason to wear one. I understand that you have read into this Religion and the spiritual meaning of the Kara but why just wear it about - it aint a fashion-item.#

I also get the feeling that MOST other faithed people wear a Kara or want a Kara becuase they see a Kara like they see that 'budda' u know the laughin budda that people keep in their house...messed up

Well on the same lines I yesterday went to gurudwara sahib. While coming out, I saw a guy selling sikhi stuff (karas, silai, patke etc) as they generally do. The seller was a sikh, and was showing a kirpan to a hindu guy. That made me wonder if it is OK for non sikhs to keep kirpaans???

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Well on the same lines I yesterday went to gurudwara sahib. While coming out, I saw a guy selling sikhi stuff (karas, silai, patke etc) as they generally do. The seller was a sikh, and was showing a kirpan to a hindu guy. That made me wonder if it is OK for non sikhs to keep kirpaans???

Like Sat veera said, It's only a bracelet a piece of jewellery. Do we really as Sikhs care if they wear a barclet? No.

As for keeping the Kirpan, you going completely of the topic. Even Saaj Dhari Sikhis dont wear the Kirpan till you have taken Amrit and fully present yourself as a Sikh.

Otherwise you'll be arrested for caring an offensive weapon.

Interestingly, some Muslims justify the reason to be armed in times of Jihad. Muslims will be very clear about it as it states in the Qur'an.

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Guest Randeep Singh

I don´t think non-Sikhs should not wear a Kara. I'm also very much into Kundalini Yoga and Sikhism (but I'm not a Sikh) and I wear one. If you feel the time to wear it has come, go for it! It seems you know the importance and transcendence of it and you're not doing it for the sake of a temporary fashion. My Sikh friends are happy and honoured that I wear one... In fact, it was given to me by one of them.

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if it's worn to mislead someone into thinking you are a sikh or from a family of sikhs,then that's where the problem arises.

Many cases in Midlands UK, where suley wearing kara to mislead young girls so that they can groom them !

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Guest Kaye Affresco

I think atheists should be able to wear hijabs. Sikhs should be allowed to use the book 'God is not great' as a door stop. That Christians should be allowed to wear turbans and Muslims allowed to sunbathe topless.

I believe in tolerance. I like Sikhism and buddhism and some Shinto etc... I like to pick and mix. I have no religion. I never came 'into' this world and I will never 'leave' it. I am a pinch of nothing that enables everything. Like the smallest atoms.

Wear the bangle. Just be nice.

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if it's worn to mislead someone into thinking you are a sikh or from a family of sikhs,then that's where the problem arises.

Many cases in Midlands UK, where suley wearing kara to mislead young girls so that they can groom them !

Then we have to educate our girls to really recognise what a Sikh is like and teach them to not go looking for human love outside of marriage but rely on nourishing their souls with divine love from bani

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Guest 51NGH

If you want wear one. Many so called Sikhs wear one through social loyalties with no respect nor any understanding.

Sorry but some of these opinions make me despair - If any one is offended they need to do get a life.

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Guest Dilip Singh Kumar

It is all idiotic of people who carry negative thoughts and separate all religions and such low thinking results downfall if our concious and in the face of our world. Fanatisim is not required by our faith and it is abolished and yet till occurs and Cast/ creed still exist. Why do we always need a topic to say no and yes to people let some on do why they want and if you cannot say anything good atleast don't say negative things and let the almighty be the judge of good or bad.

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Guest Guest

The best answer I have seen! It doesn't matter who wears it in my opinion because even though our Guru abolished caste system it still exists in Sikhism for some stupid reason, everyone is equal! And Until people stop believing in caste systems there will be no end to evil! I feel sorry for people who believe in caste systems and feel sorry when or if you judged before mighty GOD! How can we judge someone wearing a kara or anyone for that matter! Before you judge anyone think what you have done in the past, before blaming fingers! WGJK WJKF

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Guest John

It is about God and doing good.

Thats essentially few things a amritdhari is supposed to do....and she mentioned that she is NOT going to take amrit.

Also, KARA was here ages before sikhism. ANYBDY can wear it. I know it has some special meaning in sikhi....but that doest mean it belongs ONLY to sikhs......OPEN YOUR MIND singho.

That makes some sense....

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