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I have an interest in Sikhs and the Punjab. After starting to study it, I have the impression that following Sikhism is so impractical and difficult. Could you guys answer some questions?

Is it mandatory for all Sikhs to never cut any of their hair, meaning its a sin if they do?

People eat meat for the taste, how can one eat something and not like or dislike the taste of it?

Sikhs believe that there is goodness in every religion, so do Hindus, Jews, Christians, Muslims, go to heaven as well? or is it only Sikhs?

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I have the impression that following Sikhism is so impractical and difficult

Living life as a Sikh comes natural and the only way worth living if you love the Guru. Don't force yourself to live something you don't love yet(maybe you never will).

Is it mandatory for all Sikhs to never cut any of their hair, meaning its a sin if they do?

If you become Khalsa, it's mandatory to never cut any of your hair. Not all Sikhs are Khalsa, though.

People eat meat for the taste, how can one eat something and not like or dislike the taste of it?

Sikhi doesn't prohibit meat eating. Sikhi teaches you to not become attached to the pleasures of food. Eat healthy, eat little, and don't let these pleasures distract you from God. A religious/spiritual person doesn't necessarily like or dislike food. The pleasure of food just becomes completely irrelevant to a person who loves God or lives a spiritual life.

Sikhs believe that there is goodness in every religion, so do Hindus, Jews, Christians, Muslims, go to heaven as well?

Sikhs believe there is goodness in every person; we couldn't care less about other religions. How you use this life is important. The labels we attach to this body of dust does not matter to God. A Sikh, however, only sees life worth living with the Guru.

I suggest you read these books to understand Sikhi. They're not very long and I imagine they would be a joy to read for any spiritual person.

http://www.vidhia.com/Professor%20Puran%20Singh/The_Spirit_Born_People_Puran_Singh.pdf

http://www.vidhia.com/Professor%20Puran%20Singh/Spirit_of_the_Sikh_Part1.pdf

http://www.vidhia.com/Professor%20Puran%20Singh/Spirit_of_the_Sikh_Part2_V2.pdf

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Guest Jacfsing2

Following Sikhi is something that goes slowly, (for most of your questions the person above answered them), take it slowly, but don't leave Guru Sahib if you want to pick the Sikh Path. Heaven and Hell are temporary.

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