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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa

Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

This may seem weird to ask, and it may seem totally fine with nothing wrong with it at all. Sometimes at Kirtan programs, I can't help but notice that someone may put down a $20 bill, bow to Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, and then pick up a $10 and a $5 bill (just an example). Let's forget the Manmath in watching how much someone donates, but I was just wondering, is this right? Is there anything wrong with only wanting to put $5 instead of the $20 bill in your hand? I just wanted to get some different perspectives of this matter.

I'm sorry... I was just curious.

Please forgive me for any and all mistakes.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa

Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

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another question:

should Gurdwaras have those things where we can use bank cards... B) ? I mean like i never have money in my pocket...but this really is a stupid question...sorry for going off-course. but it would be cool though....i don't know...the money from Golak is going to go to a Bank account anyway, why isn't it directed payed to the accont...and we don't need to see the maya and these types of things might not happen... :wub:

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa

Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

This may seem weird to ask, and it may seem totally fine with nothing wrong with it at all. Sometimes at Kirtan programs, I can't help but notice that someone may put down a $20 bill, bow to Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, and then pick up a $10 and a $5 bill (just an example). Let's forget the Manmath in watching how much someone donates, but I was just wondering, is this right? Is there anything wrong with only wanting to put $5 instead of the $20 bill in your hand? I just wanted to get some different perspectives of this matter.

I'm sorry... I was just curious.

Please forgive me for any and all mistakes.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa

Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

thanks for the thread i wanted to know this aswell its seem 'weird'

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navdeep singh,

I have always hated this. When I was a kid my family members would ask me to go get change, I would say no. If they forced me, I would go matha tek it and they would get no money back!

Taking change is weird. get change from the bank before you go to gurudwara if you have to.

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WJKK WJKF!!

haha i hate when people do that haha my mom sometimes tells me to go get change i jus deny to take it or go and dont bring the money back its jus givin money to g uru ji jus give wut u got even if u got a 20 jus mathadek that its all good!

bhull chuk maff

waheguru guru ji ka khalsa wahgeguru ji ki fateh!

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Sat Sri Akal:

:wub:

First time I waw that, I was about eight. A person had just put down some money and started to take money from the golak. I stared wide-eyed, but said nothing ohmy.gif . Later on, as we were going home, I said to my family, "Hey, there was a person STEALING money from Guru Sahib!". I described the situation to my parents, and they told me about the "exchange program".

Good paranoid times...

:e:

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I think it is still taking from guru sahib. You are offereing guru sahib say $20. And then after you offer him that, you take $19 back from guru sahib? you are STEALING from guru sahib!!

would you bring a big bag of atta for the langar and then once its all made into rotis, cart off the boxes of parshadas and leave 2 for the sangat?

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I think it is still taking from guru sahib. You are offereing guru sahib say $20. And then after you offer him that, you take $19 back from guru sahib? you are STEALING from guru sahib!!

would you bring a big bag of atta for the langar and then once its all made into rotis, cart off the boxes of parshadas and leave 2 for the sangat?

hahahaha

lol that was good mkhalsa....and true

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am i the only one that thinks ITS PERFECTLY FINE TO TAKE CHANGE!!

i mean common.. !!! first of all ur not GIVING money to Guruji!!!! Guruji doesnt need your money .. its for the Gurudwara so there is enough langar and the kids are educated and bills are payed and all the things are taken care of for the sangat...

so a person isnt crazy rich or only has big bills!.. can we stop judging them.. they are noT STEALING!!

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Exactly veerji..when we place money it is NOT for Guroo Jee..it is for the gurdwara expenses, building fund, rumallas, books/supplies, etc. When you matha tekh you do it with nimrita..how could you give or take money from Guroo Jee? Akal Purakh is the banker/trader of this world and when we bow down..it is truly our head we give..

So taking change from the Gurdwara is perfectly fine, we are no one to judge if a person puts $1 or $20..how can we think of such things whilst in Guroo Jee's presence?

Chardee Kala for all...

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Waheguroo Jee Ka Khalsa!

Waheguroo Jee Kee Fateh!!

I agree with most of the sangat here that we should have get the change before we comes to Gurudwara sahib. My father always make sure of this before go to gurudwara sahib.

The other awkward scene when some body opens his or her wallet in sangat or near to golak and take out the smallest currency note or coin they have to put in guru jee dee golak.

However I also feel the real fights among the so called committee members all over the world esp. India is due TO THIS GOLAK , GURU SAHIH HOWEVER SAID "GARIB DA MUH (MOUNTH) , GURU DEE GOLAK"

bhulla chuka dee maufai

Waheguroo Jee Ka Khalsa!

Waheguroo Jee Kee Fateh!!

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Jio, good points. I agree wit a bit from everyone.

Everyone should have money before coming if not, then i guess its ok to get change like some have said it is to the gurdwara for their expenses. Im sure guru ji wouldnt mind if a person put a $20 or .25 cents.

A person may put a 20 but he may have all greed in mind, want this, want that, but a person putting .25 may have all pyar and nimarta, and guru ji loves that :wub:

Another point is....

Who are we to say .. why did he only put $10 or $1. How does one know how much he gave before. What if he is matha taek'n twice? What if he gives more in charity, daswandh than a common man? For all we know, he may be all open heart in money. Maybe some are getting change to use at a good cause somewhere else. Now i know some, well MOST, do not do this, but why should we judge one?

Myself, like MKHALSA veerji, hated getting change too. Its like ya it came to my mind sometimes to just give guru ji da whole money. But aagya is aagya of parents, i was small but always obeyed my parents.

But great points by everyone .... :TH:

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