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On 6/19/2018 at 3:33 AM, CanadianSingh said:

I don't know why there is suffering in this cold world, I see many innocent people dying even though they were religiously devout to God such as the 1984 Anti Sikh Riots. Why would God or Whaeguru do such a heinous thing to cause suffering and hell such as the 1984 Anti Sikh riots.

I truly wish I could help you  by providing a perfect answer but I can’t. 

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One pangtai explains it all  -     Apay beej apay-he khaw, Nanak hukami aavo jao.

What we sow is what we reap. Simples.

When we do bad karam we do not care, we go ahead and do them. When those karam come round and we have to work through them, then we cry and howl - I am such a good person, I do my paath, I do sewa, I never done anything wrong, why is this happening to me. We forget those bad karam we did.

Maybe we did them in a previous life but those karam made in ego and karodh will come back to haunt us.

Guru Ji got nothing to do with it, we are the makers of our own misery.



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On 6/18/2018 at 11:52 PM, MahadrasSingh said:

There is an interesting sakhi of Guru Nanak, and two Sikhs. Basics of Sikhi covered it a while back. TLDR version, one man who is strong in sikhi injures his foot while other hangs around with prostitutes and finds a pot with a gold coin. Guruji explains to the former that he was originally going to become a crippled from his injury but because of his good karm, all he got was an injury that would heal soon. The other man was going to get a pot full of gold coins, but because of his lust he only got one with the rest gone. The point is, we don't know our karms from our past lives and even in this life, so what may appear as bad can be blessings in disguise.

Also when we look at just the bad things that happen, we forget all the good things Waheguru does for us. Think of it as a count your blessings type of thing, like the fact you are in a human form, Akaal ji could've put you in a snake but you ended up in the only life you can get mukti. 

As for why suffering and peace are both in Waheguru's hands, only Akaal ji knows. Its  kind of like ants trying to understand why humans do what they do, while they barely understand their own existance. 

I apoloigise if I made any mistakes in this post.


Sikhnet also has a children's story on this sakhi lemme see if I can find it

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