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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.

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

 Why would God or Whaeguru do such a heinous thing to cause suffering and hell such as the 1984 Anti Sikh riots.

God or waheguru? christian or sikh?

the God that lives in the clouds, or Nirankaar Waheguru Akaal Purakh?

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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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Suffering is already there without needing to create it. 

Death, disease, poor relationships, greed and ego related problems. 

These all need to be worked on and hence the reason we look to scripture and advice for answers. 

 

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ਦੁਖੁ ਦਾਰੂ ਸੁਖੁ ਰੋਗੁ ਭਇਆ ਜਾ ਸੁਖੁ ਤਾਮਿ ਨ ਹੋਈ ॥
dhukh dhaaroo sukh rog bhiaa jaa sukh taam na hoiee ||
Suffering is the medicine, and pleasure the disease, because where there is pleasure, there is no desire for God.

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Japji Sahib - "Hukam likh dukh sukh paiieh." 

Just like Sikhs are oppressed by the Government, same way Blacks are oppressed by Whites (usually in the States, Black lives matter). 

One who is under His command will understand the "Why" with the "How." How do you know that glass of Orange is tasty? You heard your friends give different views but would you be intrigued and try a sip yourself or keep questioning "Why is everyone liking that juice?" Ok, I know it's a simple example over a complex situation but thas the thing. Need to be under his command to understand Grand situations of life. 

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On 6/18/2018 at 10:33 PM, 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.

The suffering is what made us strong.

It's what made the Khalsa what it is, it's what made us fight against oppression and tyranny.

It's why Sikhs are filled with the bravery and courage of lions, and why we aren't afraid when it comes to battle or war.

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