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2 hours ago, puzzled said:

Someone like sant jarnail singh bhindrawale.  He was such a force that the governments feared his influence.  

 

Precisely this. I’ve been thinking and wishing for such a leader for the last 10 years. Someone who is spiritually advanced but also can navigate the political minefield of the world. We lack unity and focus within the Sikh Quam. 

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Maybe its time we had a parliament type leadership model

Also each of the main communties of Sikhs could have their own leader. Ie Tharkan, Bhat, Jatt, Khatri. 

Lets face it these communities will not accept a leader other then from their own community. So we need leadership from each community who will all work togther as a whole. 

At the moment we have an issue of caste based Gurdwaras. Hence its divided at the moment. Not enough unity. 

I am not saying this is just a Sikh issue. Even muslims have alot of in fighting in thei mosques with who takes control and leadership. The Hindus meanwhile seem to be the most unified. 

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agree wiv the last few posts.

a panj pyare made up of different communties/castes in each country sounds like the way to go. plus it wud ensure the highest calibre is picked?

one for each town/city/region wud be too much imo n only lead to conflict on regional/national issues later. we have enough confusion/tribal stuff as it is. quality over quantity.

$ulleh have an imam for leadership/problems. they even have the power to make up rules to help those abroad adapt to the west but still practice their faith. dno how it works but the point is we dnt have any model like this within the panth.

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12 hours ago, JSinghnz said:

Sikhs today don't  have not a single leader who is respected by all sections. This vacuum doesn't look it is going to filled up soon too. What are your thoughts on this issue? 

WE NEED JATHEDARS LIKE AKALI BABA PHOOLA SINGH JI who even had that much bravery to whip Raja Ranjit Singh’s back for marrying a Muslim. Not like Gurbachan Singh who forgave Ram Rajeem 

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2 hours ago, AkalkiFauj said:

WE NEED JATHEDARS LIKE AKALI BABA PHOOLA SINGH JI who even had that much bravery to whip Raja Ranjit Singh’s back for marrying a Muslim. Not like Gurbachan Singh who forgave Ram Rajeem 

Exactly and not caste based leaders as suggested by few. The problem is there is no one at present who can be our leader. This lack of able leadership is proving very dangerous for our Panth.

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2 hours ago, AkalkiFauj said:

WE NEED JATHEDARS LIKE AKALI BABA PHOOLA SINGH JI who even had that much bravery to whip Raja Ranjit Singh’s back for marrying a Muslim. Not like Gurbachan Singh who forgave Ram Rajeem 

Maharaja Ranjit Singh btw

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In my view , all of those who want to make a difference in sikhi should stand up and "lead" , lead in the sense. That means all of us , lead in the sense take small steps to reach the bigger goal :-

1. Start from the Gurudawaras , make one Rehat Maryada so that all Gurudawara should follow.

2. start learning from the Gurudawara , sangat is very powerful lets learn from them , setup courses,talks,sports events , martial arts etc and let the seva daar run them. Educate the young and old . Role this out to all the Gurudawaras. I believe we all have some quality , lets put it to use. Some will be good and education, some sports , some organizing etc...

3. Organisations like Basics of Sikhi , Sikh Federation , Sikh Youth who are doing great service and parchaar. Already have foundation set , we just need to get on board and learn from them so we can then teach others as well.

4. If we ask 90% of the time a person wont respond , sometimes we just need to be a bit more forceful.

From this , I believe a natural leader will evolve .

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1 hour ago, DSG said:

In my view , all of those who want to make a difference in sikhi should stand up and "lead" , lead in the sense. That means all of us , lead in the sense take small steps to reach the bigger goal :-

1. Start from the Gurudawaras , make one Rehat Maryada so that all Gurudawara should follow.

 

That's been tried and didn't work. It just added another 'modren' rehat to the existing ones. I think no, one, modern rehat is going to supercede all the older rehat traditions.

 

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2. start learning from the Gurudawara , sangat is very powerful lets learn from them , setup courses,talks,sports events , martial arts etc and let the seva daar run them. Educate the young and old . Role this out to all the Gurudawaras. I believe we all have some quality , lets put it to use. Some will be good and education, some sports , some organizing etc...

It's the people who have been alienated from, or separated from the Gurdwaras that we need to target. Sometimes it's because of a decision made by parents or grandparents, so it's not always the youngsters fault. 

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