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Just art in general, museums, paintings, movies, interesting photos .... is it considered maya or does it have a place in Sikhi ...?

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On 5/14/2019 at 8:19 AM, mahandulai said:

Just art in general, museums, paintings, movies, interesting photos .... is it considered maya or does it have a place in Sikhi ...?

If viewed in moderation I can’t see a problem with Art.  We are not meant to hide away close our eyes and withdraw from the world like Yogis or Monks.  Art is a brilliant medium for communicating with people who are more visually inclined.  Children learn from visuals far easier than written words.  Art has an important role in Sikhi just as long as we do not start to worship or misuse it.  Maya can be suppressed but not completely taken away and as long as you use Maya for the betterment of oneself and others around us then there isn’t really a major issue.

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sikh calligraphy, poetic form, music, literature is very rich heritage wise  and can only stride forward stronger  with time and more participants . Sikhi has no rules against music or art except forming pictures or depicting the Guru Sahiban and their households via theatre or portraiture .

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Guru gobind singh jis armour 

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Hand written moolmantar of guru gobind singh ji

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1 hour ago, TigerForce1 said:

Art has an important role in Sikhi just as long as we do not start to worship or misuse it.

Agreed. The problem in the West is that they have started to worship the Artist. 

Art was meant to uplift people's thoughts and hearts.

Now, it's entirely meaningless and pointless.

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On 5/14/2019 at 8:19 AM, mahandulai said:

Just art in general, museums, paintings, movies, interesting photos .... is it considered maya or does it have a place in Sikhi ...?

Art is very important and powerful creative force and tool in Sikhi, especially in story telling. If you look at historical gurdwara's they had art depicting historical moments of Guru Ji lives. Art is a way of conveying and expressing a story where words can not. As they say a painting can say a thousand words. Art is encouraged in Sikhi especially when it glorifies the creator waheguru, nature, Sikh history and and Sikh hero's. Also there are designs (mosaics) which can be seen on famous gurdwaray especially around the parikarma of Darbar Sahib.

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When you look at historical paintings of Sikh martyrs getting executed by muslim tyrannt regime and their footsoldiers you realise the cruelty of people and yet you had muslims and others who didnt believe such things took place then you had likes of isis come along and do things to non-muslims in iraq and syria which showed the barbarity that islam can inflict on muslim and non-muslim communities. And it confirmed to others that yes islam or those who follow islam to an extreme literal interpretation are capable of the most evil deeds and hence our hate for their evil poisonous inhumane ideology and their need to be exterminated from this world is justified.

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