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Great find!! Never been able to find the original text of this manuscript before! 

I think we also need to pair this up with the sakhi of a Singh who was forcefully converted and circumcised and made to eat beef, and Guru ji saying this was no big deal.  

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http://sikhcybermuseum.com/history/ForsterObservation.htm

George Foster-1783

The Seicks do not seem to be at all rigorous in their requisitions from Mussulmen Proselytes, who, if they abstain from eating Beef Flesh, which is held in as much Abhorrence by the Seicks as by the Hindoos, they are indulged in every other article.

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http://sikhcybermuseum.com/history/MemorandumGrifiths.htm

John Griffiths -1794

The Seiks receive Proselytes of almost every Cast, a point in which they: differ most materially from the Hindoos. To initiate Mahommedans into their mysteries, the prepare a Dish of Hog's legs, which the Converts are obliged to partake of previous to admission. They have forbid absolutely the use of the Hookah, but they are as liberal in the use of Bang, and Ophiam, as their Neighbours. They are not prohibited the use of Animal food of any kind, excepting Beef, which they are rigidly scrupulous in abstaining from. They never shave either Head or Beard; They sometimes wear yellow, but the prevailing Colour of their Cloths is deep blue; They make their Turbans capaciously large, over which they frequently wear a piece of pliable Iron Chain or Network.

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Gurwinder Singh nangli has written a great book(steek) on brahm kavach and bhagauti astotar. It can be downloaded at

https://drive.google.com/file/d/14qlnUrAp6WUY7Y6gtnL9B-Fes6oc0DeU/view?usp=drivesdk

It can also be downloaded from www.gurmatveechar.com under the 'steeks and teeka' section.

In the starting of this book, there is an article on the greatness and importance of cows in Guru ghar. It also mentions the importance of seva of Guru's horses.

It also quotes the Uggardanti bani in which Guru Gobind Singh ji declares that He wants to end the great sin of cow slaughter from the world.

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Gau Garib mean something else. Some Human who is not able to defend him or herself.

Regarding that one Sikh who was forcefully converted. He was made to eat Halal meat. doesn't matter what type of meat.

I believe Sikhs can eat whatever they can Jathka. Doesn't matter if it is a cow from USA or India.

We are not hindus and cow is not sacred. I don't know how many times we have to mention this.

 

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13 minutes ago, singhdalbir said:

The case of Naamdharis protecting cows is unique and it shows their true colors that they are just Keshdhari hindus.

I think the respect (not worship) of cows is more of a cultural thing than any thing else so I wouldn't go as far to call Namdharis just keshdhari Hindus

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12 hours ago, singhdalbir said:

Gau Garib mean something else. Some Human who is not able to defend him or herself.

Regarding that one Sikh who was forcefully converted. He was made to eat Halal meat. doesn't matter what type of meat

agree with this bit from your reply! cow is just an animal, just like other animals. I can explain it bit more with an example if someone really interested.

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15 hours ago, shastarSingh said:

Malcolm wrote 'Sketch of the Sikhs' in 1812. It can be downloaded at

https://archive.org/details/sketchofsikhssin00malcrich

In it he writes that the prejudice of the Sikhs regarding the killing of cows is stronger than Hindus.

 

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The footnote in the last screenshot is interesting. To my knowledge, Guru Nanak Dev ji never banned eating pigs explicitly. What's his reference for that?

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