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sory, title shud say ADVERT not ADVERY

I was just wondering, why on earth has Sikh Channel agreed to show the 'banquet hall' advert??? There's only ONE thing wrong with it; the clip of the bhangra dancers that they show. As we know dancing is not permitted in Sikhi, I have asked sikh channel why they have this on and told them to take it off but no reply. I love sikh channel as well despite whether they doing any dodgey business, i dont care as long as the word of the guru is being spread, but the word of the guru does not reflect in a small clip of bhangra dancers. Guru Nanak Dev Jee says...

nic nic hsih clih sy roie ]

nach nach hasehi chalehi sae roe ||

Those who dance and dance and laugh, shall weep on their ultimate departure.

The full shabad can be found here: http://sikhitothemax...p?ShabadID=1700

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I was just wondering, why on earth has Sikh Channel agreed to show the 'banquet hall' advert??? There's only ONE thing wrong with it; the clip of the bhangra dancers that they show. As we know dancing is not permitted in Sikhi, I have asked sikh channel why they have this on and told them to take it off but no reply. I love sikh channel as well despite whether they doing any dodgey business, i dont care as long as the word of the guru is being spread, but the word of the guru does not reflect in a small clip of bhangra dancers. Guru Nanak Dev Jee says...

nic nic hsih clih sy roie ]

nach nach hasehi chalehi sae roe ||

Those who dance and dance and laugh, shall weep on their ultimate departure.

The full shabad can be found here: http://sikhitothemax.com/page.asp?ShabadID=1700

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I think you are making too big of a deal of this...

seems like some people just look at EVERYTHING in a very judgmental way. Sikhs don't cut their hair, so should they stop showing monays on the channel too? Since "the word of the guru does not reflect in haircuts?" We need to stop being the Panthic Police all the time, and sometimes reflect upon the positives instead of all the negatives in life. Just my thoughts....

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Come on guys its okay to dance nowadays - Sikh Channel says so! Soon they will start promoting Punjabi caterers so then we can openly eat meat, and then who knows, maybe Cobra beer and then we can really have a good time at the banquetting suite!!!

But seriously, such adverts shouldnt be allowed if this is a CIC company which is also funded largely by the sangats direct debits. But will Davy Bal really care when his pockets are overflowing with cash...? He can end this venture anytime and sell the much demanded Sky EPG on to the highest bidder... and no one, no matter how much you pay a month, will be able to have a say in that - and thats from a legal perspective too :)

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There's a valid point here..banqueting halls do not promote Sikh values (and if anything they take us away from the very root of the humilty of Sikhi)....I think the Sikh Channel need to think about responsiblity to Sikh values when choosing advetising space...

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sory, title shud say ADVERT not ADVERY

I was just wondering, why on earth has Sikh Channel agreed to show the 'banquet hall' advert??? There's only ONE thing wrong with it; the clip of the bhangra dancers that they show. As we know dancing is not permitted in Sikhi, I have asked sikh channel why they have this on and told them to take it off but no reply. I love sikh channel as well despite whether they doing any dodgey business, i dont care as long as the word of the guru is being spread, but the word of the guru does not reflect in a small clip of bhangra dancers. Guru Nanak Dev Jee says...

nic nic hsih clih sy roie ]

nach nach hasehi chalehi sae roe ||

Those who dance and dance and laugh, shall weep on their ultimate departure.

The full shabad can be found here: http://sikhitothemax...p?ShabadID=1700

vjkk vjkf

I understand the Shabad, but I think you are taking it literally. Dancing could refer to foolish actions. I may be wrong, but Bani is many times is metaphorical.I went back and read through the Shabad Bani. It seems to be pointing out the dancing of Hindu Ritual Dancing is meaningless in the worship of God. One of Guru Nanak's key beliefs is criticism of empty rituals; I feel he does this in this Shabad. Trust me I am with on Bhangra, its screwed hella kids in the community. Its synonymous with alcohol and partying in California.

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I think that the whole Shabad should be looked at, instead of just listing one line. I read the Shabad, and to me (and I may be wrong), it seems that it is referring to 'fake Gurus' who dance and take money from their disciples ("They beat the drums for the sake of bread"). A lot of Bani is recited when Guru Sahib sees something happening that is not right, and recites Bani to teach the people. Maybe there is a Sakhi behind this Shabad?

If we want to just look at one line, then we should never laugh either, because the line says "Those who dance and dance and laugh, shall weep on their ultimate departure".

I am not in favor of dancing either, but I still don't think that we should just look at a single line in a Shabad and use that as our argument. Another question: what if someone put on a Dhol beat (no lyrics) and dances around for exercise? Does Sangat think thats ok?

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I think that the whole Shabad should be looked at, instead of just listing one line. I read the Shabad, and to me (and I may be wrong), it seems that it is referring to 'fake Gurus' who dance and take money from their disciples ("They beat the drums for the sake of bread"). A lot of Bani is recited when Guru Sahib sees something happening that is not right, and recites Bani to teach the people. Maybe there is a Sakhi behind this Shabad?

If we want to just look at one line, then we should never laugh either, because the line says "Those who dance and dance and laugh, shall weep on their ultimate departure".

I am not in favor of dancing either, but I still don't think that we should just look at a single line in a Shabad and use that as our argument. Another question: what if someone put on a Dhol beat (no lyrics) and dances around for exercise? Does Sangat think thats ok?

Yeah i agree with you here, but maybe it could be taken so that it applies to everyone, because if you think about it, laughing is a waste of time, laughing doesnt help you remember god and it just wastes your breath... a lot. some people may think this is extreme, but i think that is the reality... no?

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