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I  saw a news piece today of well meaning Sikhs providing free langar/aid/shopping to people in southall and slough.

Every time i hear of charity and religious groups helping people its always the Sikhs or Christians very rarely I'll see muslims, hindus and buddhists helping non-believers of their faith.

Buddhists I don't hear ever doing anything for non-buddhists yet they command a religious following of 500 million+ believers in their ideology. They have 3-4 countries to their name also and generally have a better representation and PR than Sikhs. Afghan sikhs have long complained of persecution from local muslims and jihadi terrorists but most world governments drag their feet in helping them by not giving them urgent immediate refuge instead many in the past have had to risk their lives illegally traveling in shipping containers where a few died few years ago.

Surely Sikhs are missing something here? It seems to me no matter how much our people do for charity for non-believers that will all be forgotten as soon as anything negative comes up.

There needs to be a trade off. If a non-believer gets langar they must do something for Sikhs or Sikhi even if its just free sewa like wash the dishes. I was humbled when I saw an irish non-sikh guy who had an homelessness and alcoholic problem who used to come to my local gurdwara to get langer but in return as a give back to the community he used to wash the dishes. That guy has passed away now but it shows how much he appreciated and grateful to Sikhs and how Sikhs appreciated him in return. We need a something for something culture brought back not something for nothing as we all known when something is free it is not valued as its considered like air or water. When theres value to something people appreciate it alot more this is how human beings are and we need to wake up to that fact.

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3 hours ago, genie said:

Buddhists I don't hear ever doing anything for non-buddhists yet they command a religious following of 500 million+ believers in their ideology.

The funny thing about Buddhists is that so many Westerners believe it's the ideal religion or something. If a Westerner is tired of Christianity and looking for something different, you can bet that he or she is "into" Buddhism.

3 hours ago, genie said:

If a non-believer gets langar they must do something for Sikhs or Sikhi even if its just free sewa like wash the dishes.

That's not a bad idea.

And it's also parupkar, too, of a sort, because doing seva is good for you (for the non-believer, too).

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16 hours ago, BhForce said:

The funny thing about Buddhists is that so many Westerners believe it's the ideal religion or something. If a Westerner is tired of Christianity and looking for something different, you can bet that he or she is "into" Buddhism.

That's not a bad idea.

And it's also parupkar, too, of a sort, because doing seva is good for you (for the non-believer, too).

a lot of people who go Darbar sahib for a look see actually do bartan sewa as it is the only one that there is always a place to do it .

Buddhists are very strange they do munvarat but then expect everyone else to be silent for their comfort, all the Buddhists I've met are seething just beneath the skin with krodh, especially the monks . I guess playing at calmness and silence leaves them wanting in terms of expression .

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