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So I was on linked in today, one of my connection a Sikhni with phagg, so she looks like a follower of Sikhi, had a post 'the importance of your name' wherein she goes on and quote "Your name is often your greatest connection to your self identity and individuality."

I responded with, quote " why get caught up on ones name? Are we not supposed to get rid of attachment? Such as 'self identity' or 'ego'.

She then replied with quote "That's another view on it - thank you for sharing your thoughts. For many of us it's about courtesy and showing each other respect."

It got me thinking are we now in situation, where we think we know better than the teachings of Guru Granth Sahib Ji? Or am I making a mountain out of a mole hill.

Would like some other people's thoughts on it.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

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Anything that fans our ego is not good for us.  Name doesn't have to add to our ego, instead it can provide us inspiration, in which case it is a good thing, and can become "a great connection to your self identity and individuality" as claimed by the Singhni in question.  Throughout our history, our Gurus have given new names to many Sikhs to inspire them, and these people went on to become model Sikhs.  We must remember that oneness and equality doesn't mean uniformity.  Gurus and saints have wanted people to be "Nirale" -- Tyrants have wanted people to be uniform.  Unless you know for sure that Singhni in question is on an ego trip because of her name, why pick on her?

 

Waheguru ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji Fateh

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33 minutes ago, IJJSingh said:

Anything that fans our ego is not good for us.  Name doesn't have to add to our ego, instead it can provide us inspiration, in which case it is a good thing, and can become "a great connection to your self identity and individuality" as claimed by the Singhni in question.  Throughout our history, our Gurus have given new names to many Sikhs to inspire them, and these people went on to become model Sikhs.  We must remember that oneness and equality doesn't mean uniformity.  Gurus and saints have wanted people to be "Nirale" -- Tyrants have wanted people to be uniform.  Unless you know for sure that Singhni in question is on an ego trip because of her name, why pick on her?

 

Waheguru ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji Fateh

I"m not picking on anybody,  I asked a question,  "a great connection to your self identity and individuality", I assumed we are supposed to let go of our individuality.

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15 hours ago, Redoptics said:

I"m not picking on anybody,  I asked a question,  "a great connection to your self identity and individuality", I assumed we are supposed to let go of our individuality.

haumai = hau + mai = I am .... Guru ji says drop it and yet we think we should cling onto it , it is the plague infecting us from the mayadhari clueless western culture . They love droning on about being an individual . Was a time when sikhs would love to be named with a dharmic name with meaning signifying belonging to Akal Purakh now folks look for 'new unique, or special' names

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1 minute ago, jkvlondon said:

haumai = hau + mai = I am .... Guru ji says drop it and yet we think we should cling onto it , it is the plague infecting us from the mayadhari clueless western culture . They love droning on about being an individual . Was a time when sikhs would love to be named with a dharmic name with meaning signifying belonging to Akal Purakh now folks look for 'new unique, or special' names

Thank you, I thought so, i need to start learning Gurmukhi more,  need to get away from English translations, its a good start but to understand what Guru Granth Shahib Ji is saying correctly,  i need to start learning more.

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