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  1. 4 points
    This clearly that you are not a Sikh. Invoke the help of other Matas ( hindu goddess) to to stick your chosen religion( Hinduism).
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    Can you tell us your fairy tale of hindu "amrit." How on earth can you compare that to Guru Gobind Singh's AMRIT!
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    Had arti with divas been correct, Guru Nanak would not have composed Arti.
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    Nothing to do with phobia. If one is a Sikh he/she will not believe in any pakands/fasts/vaanshs/artis with divas etc.
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    H ha ha. Singh123456777777 is also going to change his name to shri shri kumar123456777 too after doing the arti with divas.
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    I can only laugh at your immaturity and lack of thinking ability. Hindu concept of Amrit has nothing to do with Amrit which was started by Guru Gobind Singh.
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    Get some help to get a better understanding of how to comprehend simple stuff. In your little shallow world hindu amrit can be compared to Guru Gobind Singh's amrit.
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    I suggest you become a Sikh first and follow the Sikh Rehat Maryada.
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    Pen Jee, first of all, forgive yourself. Your past was a lesson to learn and not to be repeated again, secondly, it is not a life sentence to be carried as a burden on your head. In His darbar, only forgiveness and love are showered constantly. He can never judge anyone, for if He was to do so, nobody could have a place to hide away, that is to our benefit, of Him not being judgemental. Now onwards look forward for His Jot, through keertan, katha, and bhakti, to guide you and protect you from any downfall, even then, get up as many times as needed, after all our battle with the mind is like a tennis match, we should respònd back strongly to the mind, until it looses the match, but the thing is, in any case we should not give up. Stay blessed. Sat Sree Akal
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    This your unfulfilled desire is not killing you, it is just a strong temptation of your mind. Rather I would say, you are brave by resisting it, keep resisting it and handle yourself to Wahiguru to give you inner strenghth But If you ever allow yourself to this paap, then for sure you will destroy your atma in the purgatory realms. Know the trickery nature of the mind and face it bravely. It first creates the wrong desires, then when one falls prey to them, then it makes one feel guilty, in the mean time a karam is made, for which one will have to pay by being strongly chained in the wheel of births and deaths, thus its assignated job is accomplished. We as sikhs, have to be brave, for we have Him with us. Knbowing this we should fight with all our powers until our last breath, to not commit any such bad karam, for which we may feel shame to show our face to Him. Stay blessed. Sat Sree Akal.
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    And you make sure you do all the pakhands of your loved religion( Hinduism), especially fasting on Karvachauth and doing Surya pooja Chaand pooja and all other poojas Hindus do( arti with lamps etc. etc.)
  14. 2 points
    Imma keep on bothering you till you answer my question. Why do we do chaur over guru sahib??? Come on man answer the damn question
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    There’s definitely an issue in the way we’re raising our females. Because out of all the girls from the diaspora, it’s Sikh girls that marry out with Muslims the most. This trend is becoming far too noticeable to ignore. Why are our females in the West, especially in the UK, marrying Muslims? I mean if they’re bent on marrying out then why not white Christians, or Punjabi Hindus? Why is it mostly Muslims? I can only attribute it to one thing and that is the parents. I personally think when our elders demonize Muslims, which by the way is rightly done - we have suffered too greatly at their hands, then the Muslim becomes a forbidden thing for the Sikh youth. When a parent tells their child that he/she cannot marry a Muslim at all, they realize that’s what they can’t have. And human psychology works in a way that you want to have what you can’t have, and so their ultimate act of rebellion becomes marrying a Muslim. And I think because of the frequent interactions Sikhs have with Muslims in the UK, and given that Muslims are found everywhere in the major cities of the UK, Sikh parents have to ingrain this rule of not marrying with Muslims sternly. Whereas in the US/Canada, we’re usually told it’s white people we can’t marry, and it’s not so surprising that when North American Sikhs do marry out, it’s usually with a white partner. So what I’m trying to get at is that perhaps parents shouldn’t even bring up Muslims, but that’s hard for us Sikhs, because so much of our latter history is intertwined with them. So how can we prevent ingraining in our children that Muslims are a forbidden fruit, that they have to have. I think it personally comes down to teaching them about the religion’s corrupted morality and the history of Muhammad.
  16. 2 points
    Why the need to make it public and what is the Guardian's agenda?
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    Like many concepts in Sikhi such as Miri -Piri or being a Sant-Sipahi, there is a question of balance. Two completely diametrically opposed things used in unison. This is something that must apply in this instance also. I find that in this Universe that there seems to be a push and pull factors that seem to be contradict each other but are very complementary when used together. If Sikhs want to do good in the world and for mankind then they cannot help the world if there are fewer and fewer Sikhs until there are no Sikhs left. However, if you put yourself first then you are better equipped to see humanity. Even selfishness and selflessness are not mutually exclusive.
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    No place in sri dasam granth has it been written that guru sahib’s name was dusht daman, but we still believe that guru sahibs name was dusht daman in satyug. PS: Please go to Hazur Sahib and then come back and talk to me, because otherwise you are gonna spew unnecessary retoric.
  19. 2 points
    Answer my question buddy, why are you running away from it??? Come into the jungle if you are a sher.
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    HIndus also have amrit, you're saying we should stop doing stuff because Hindus do it. So please enlighten me. As usual you do nothing but run your mouth. Honestly, the least you can do is form conjugate sentences so they are at-least semi comprehensible.
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    Tell that to all the other Sikhs who don't fit your narrow-minded rigid definition of what a Sikh is as well. It's people like you who turn others away from Sikhi because you continue to attempt to dissolve any and all practises you deem to be anti-Sikh or Hindu which have in fact been around since the advent of Sikhi. Keep your wishy-washy reform faith to yourself. If you are what constitutes a Sikh then I'd rather not be be one. ਮਾ ਸਰਸਵਤੀ ਤੇਰੇ ਬੁੱਧੀ ਤੇ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰੇ ਤੇ ਸਾਰੇ ਨੁਕਸ ਕੱਢੇ
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    Pray to God to give you some sense to understand simple stuff. Hope below helps Aarti and Sikh Maryada The Panthic Sikh Rehit Maryada, the official Sikh Code of Conduct, states: ਸ) ਉਪਰ ਦੱਸੇ ਸਾਮਾਨ ਤੋਂ ਇਲਾਵਾ ਧੂਪ ਜਾਂ ਦੀਵੇ ਮਚਾ ਕੇ ਆਰਤੀ ਕਰਨੀ, ਭੋਗ ਲਾਉਣਾ, ਜੋਤਾਂ ਜਗਾਉਣੀਆਂ, ਟੱਲ ਖੜਕਾਉਣੇ ਆਦਿ ਕਰਮ ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਅਨੁਸਾਰ ਨਹੀਂ[ ਹਾਂ, ਸਥਾਨ ਨੂੰ ਸੁਗੰਧਿਤ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਫੁੱਲ, ਧੂਪ ਆਦਿ ਸੁਗੰਧੀਆਂ ਵਰਤਣੀਆਂ ਵਿਵਰਜਿਤ ਨਹੀਂ[ ਕਮਰੇ ਅੰਦਰ ਰੌਸ਼ਨੀ ਲਈ ਤੇਲ,ਘੀ ਜਾਂ ਮੋਮਬੱਤੀ, ਬਿਜਲੀ, ਲੈਂਪ ਆਦਿ ਜਗਾ ਲੈਣੇ ਚਾਹੀਦੇ ਹਨ[ d. Anything except the afore-mentioned reverential ceremonies, for instance, such practices as the Aarti (waving of a platter with burning lamps and incense set in it in vertical circular motion) with burning incense and lamps, offerings of eatables to Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, burning of lights, beating of gongs, etc., is contrary to Gurmat (the Guru's way). However, for the perfuming of the place, the use of flowers, incense and scent is not barred. For light inside the room, oil or butter-oil lamps, candles, electric lamps, kerosene oil lamps, etc., may he lighted. In the same spirit, Sant Gurbachan Singh Bhindranwale, a Gurbani scholar and saint, clearly explains what Aarti means in the Sikh religion in 'Gurbaani Paath Darpan'. In chapter of Akhand Paath maryada, page 168, Sant Ji writes: ਆਰਤੀ ੳਚਾਰਨੀ, ਦੀਵੇ ਨਹੀਂ ਬਾਲਣੇ,ਕੇਵਲ ਸ਼ਬਦ ਪੜਨੇ ਅਤੇ ਕੀਰਤਨ ਕਰਨਾ, ਫਿਰ ਕੜਾਹ ਪ੍ਰਸ਼ਾਦ ਵੰਡਣਾ ਅਤੇ ਖੁੱਲਾ ਲੰਗਰ ਕਰਨਾ। "Do Aarti, don't light lamps, only read Shabads of Aarti and Do Kirtan, then distribute Karah Parshad and have open Langar."
  23. 2 points
    We don't do Arti with divas. Full stop.
  24. 2 points
    Lets start our panth!! KSS JINDABAD! Im starting to really like you Mr. Doaba other then the fact that im from malwa lol
  25. 2 points
    Absolutely agree with this post. But the problem is that in Western countries, like the US/UK, its hard to have large families living in the same region due to work and financial differences. I think its one thing to be surrounded by fellow Sikhs, but another to be surrounded by family. So its possible to live in a Sikh area in the West, but its very difficult to surround yourself with family. That's why you have Islamic sexual grooming cases happening with Sikh girls so often in the UK. Also, having plenty of siblings is a must. Not only for Sikh population growth, but also for companions that help/protect/share with you. Children with multiple siblings are far less vulnerable to converting out than a single child for example.
  26. 2 points
    Jeez, are we now going to do away with amrit too? Because Hindus did it too?
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    You forgot to say...Sri Raam Jai Raam Jai Jai Raam. I've come up with a new organisation: KSS - Khalsa Suryavanshi Sena - Army of the Pure Suryavanshi. It sounds awfully like another organisation we know of, nevermind, would you like to join anyway?
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    Dont worry im a full step in front of you, i have been hindu since before my birth. So you cant get more hindu then that.
  30. 2 points
    I think you misunderstood my post. Why are you so Hinduphobic?
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    Brother Guest Jee, this much I can tell you : "Life is a circle of happiness, sadness, hard times, and good times. If you are going through hard times have faith that good times are on the way." First of all accept yourself as you are, do not try to run away as a coward, for if you stand with courage and hope in Wahiguru´s wisdom and potence, you have nothing to fear. Nobody is perfect, not all have some conditions nor surroundings, so no matter wherever you are now, keep on fighting with your negative tendencies, one day, no matter how long it may take, you will win for sure. But if you do any nonsense as you said above with suicidal thoughts, then for sure you are a culprit a wrongdoer, for Wahiguru gave you this human life to fight as a brave sikh, and with His kirpa return to Him. So if you do any nonsense, you will be drowned in the wheel of endless births and deaths, who knows, when ill you get a human life again, moreover, if you do not make the best of it now, what guarantee is there, that you will be better after? You have taken the first step of your uplifting as a human being, by being aware of you bad habits, it will take you time and determination to get up, in the meanwhile, you may fall down again several times, but nevertheless, do not give up. For as long as you breathe to your end, keep fighting, keep fighting as a sikh with the sword of your will power, and the shield of His grace, which is more than enough, to fight the evil. Stay blessed at all times. Sat Sree Akal.
  32. 2 points
    All ardaas gets replied. However because of our karams , sometimes we don't get the message.
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    Marriage, escorts, online pornography, philandering "with a gori" is not going to improve anything. You're dealing with sexual addiction, and even if you were to marry, and by the way no one should marry just to satisfy their sexual needs, its not going to fix the addiction. In fact I've heard of many marriages get destroyed due to partners being sexually addicted. You need to get to the root of the problem, which is your mentality. Your constantly thinking about sex because you aren't busy enough. Easy way to break away from all of this is to get busy, and I mean real busy. Burn yourself out each and every day, but do it with meaning and purpose. Define a purpose, apart from a religious one, in your life. What do you want to be in 10 years? Work towards that goal. I'm currently working towards becoming a physician, and day in and day out it's what keeps me going. I suggest you find a life goal, a major goal, and work towards it. Get off the Internet, its a great informative world, but its hell as well! Limit your Internet usage, or whatever outlet that you get your sexual material from, limit it and then cut it off completely. You mentioned you were visiting webcams at night, well maybe you need to tire yourself out so you aren't up at night browsing webcams. Go to the gym, work on your body, tire yourself out so that the only thing you're doing at night is sleeping. I'll just end off by saying that you will fail the first few times because you're addicted. And any addiction can't be cut off immediately, it takes time. You're gonna have to gradually cut off the porn consumption, and trust me, when you do that, all those sexual thoughts that cloud your mind will clear out. Put your focus to somewhere productive. And as far as Sikhi and meditation goes, when you feel most vulnerable, read Gurbani. It'll not only distract you but inspire you to control your kaam. Another thing where you said if you "let it out with a gori" is not going to fix any thing. Stop fetishizing white women, blonde women, women in general, and sexual pleasure isn't something that can be satiated, it has to be kept under check. So keep it under check!
  34. 1 point
    Admin/Mods, could you please make a separate section for jobs/career opportunities please? All the related posts could be added there. Thank you ji.
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    If you know the moderators maybe you can ask, or can I ask moderators if you could put a section up on here. So many people struggle to find work, it's a necessity to fulfill basic needs like food water n housing. I think it would be the most amazing seva.
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    Maybe we are not getting the full picture of the Hukam. Our acommodation and openness must be tempered with common sense. I think Bani is very clear of human nature but we choose to ignore this.
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    Lol He discovered He was Truth. And wants us to discover the Same.
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    Bro I respect Sant Gurbachan Singh Ji deeply, in fact I deeply respect all Taksali Mahapurkhs. But I am not Taksali, hence, I do not follow all their teachings. My comments were mainly directed at SGPC Rehat Maryada. In my experience with time spent around some Taksalis, I have left somewhat confused in the past. While I know they would never do Aarti with Divas themselves, they do not say to others it is wrong nor do they try to stop them, and if they do it's certainly not because they believe it's Hindu Mat. Secondly, they are like this in regards to many things - if there is a practise they don't observe but other Sikhs do, they are still accepting of it despite what their own Maryada may state. Lastly and somewhat oddly, they generally do not think particularly much of Gyani Sher Singh (although this doesn't really matter). Taksal has its own special place in the Panth, and they are held in the highest regard.
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    Honestly someone should just make a list of things which would be incorrect if one considers doing Aarti with Divas incorrect. It would be a long long list.
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    I think one aspect we may be ignoring is the social structures in our grandparents (the 1947 generation ) and parents (1984 generation). Strong immediate family ties and strong extended family ties. Large large families with lots of chachas tayeas bhuas fufars mamas mamis. Several dozen cousins closer than present day siblings. Plus the village pind structure acting like one big family. There simply was no room for abandoning sikhi. I think we need to bring back our big family structure. We all need to contribute 😉 The smaller our families. The more isolated and prone to disseention.
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    There is a prophesy that they will multiply and rule the earth. Then they will fight amongst themselves and kill every one of their own kind. Then it will be the turn of the Khalsa to take over.
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    "Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck." "Nothing happens in life by accident, nothing occurs by chance. Nothing takes place without producing the opportunity for real and lasting benefit to you. The perfection of every moment may not be apparent to you, yet that will make the moment no less perfect." "Today I will ask my Higher Power to send me His best, and I will trust that all that is good will come to me. I will remember that sometimes we don't get what we want because God has something infinitely better in store for us." "Everyone has their own path. Walk yours with integrity and wish all others peace on their journey. When your paths merge, rejoice for their presence in your life. When the paths are separated, return to the wholeness of yourself, give thanks for the footprints left on your soul, and embrace the time to journey on your own." "You don't always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe. Trust. Let go. And see what happens." "Your job is not to judge. Your job is not to figure out if someone deserves something. Your job is to lift the fallen, to restore the broken, and to heal the hurting." "You can only give away what you have inside. Become an instrument of love." "Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much."
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    Light these 5 lamps and carry their positivity wherever you go. While we all light up our houses, do spend some time to light a few lamps inside you; sit in silence with your eyes closed. *Light the 1st lamp inside you and let it burn away any anger and jealousy that you have for any one; see it melt away. *Light the 2nd lamp and let it burn away unwanted greed and desires. Feel happy and contented with what you have been blessed with. *Light the 3rd lamp and let it fade away all insecurities that you may have in your mind related to anything material or financial; just believe that God has given you life and He will surely give you enough to survive. *Light the 4th lamp and carry that lamp to each part of your body; let it burn away all your diseased cells or any disease in making. Feel healthy as this lamp travels to each part of your body and illuminates each of your organs. *The 5th lamp is a miniature of the Sun, nothing but the divine light. Light it and let it fill you with warmth and love. Feel one with the Divine. Let the love and warmth filled inside you radiate out of you. Carry this love with you and you will find everyone around you happy and elated too. God bless
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    The attack on Harmandir Sahib and the complex in general was in part a symbolic act designed to demoralise and cower us into inaction. Basically, the idea was to damage the one place that is most identifiable with Sikhs, in the hope that it would be a constant reminder of how they managed to violate the sanctity of the hub of our faith.
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    Can you please explain what you mean by safety measures that the Gurus have put in place to prevent dogma? Because bani being poetic and musical does not prevent dogma. In fact, in Islam, an Abrahamic relgion, the koran is written in poetic verse. In Christianity, also an Abraham religion, gospels are sung to music. So your argument doesn't exactly hold true here.
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    Likewise, your responses to my posts have encouraged great conversation, and have even challenged me in the sense that I've had to organize my wandering thoughts about Sikhi, and deliberately debate over my own beliefs in order to clearly respond to you. Now, in response to your claim that sending out parchariks to educate others would be a sign of hankar, I disagree with this. I think it would be egotistical of us to assume that we know better than others, but in this instance, we aren't assuming that, we are instead seeing the result of lack of Sikh knowledge, in the form of deras and Sikh youth being absorbed by drugs. To assume that I am very knowledgeable, and that you are not so much, would be egotistical of me. To see that you are struggling with something of which I can offer assistance, is not egotistical, but being helpful and productive. Having pride in one's knowledge gained is hankar, using that knowledge to help others, is teaching. A parcharik is simply one that educates and clears doubts, like a teacher. And so if teaching the illiterate or unlearned is considered hankar, then how would any learning be ever achieved. And if the ones that are confused regarding Sikhi, assume that they know what's right, then is that not hankar either. By teaching from the GGS, the parchariks will simply be expelling doubts that the general population has regarding Sikhi, and it doesn't even have to be on the assumption that others are confused, but simply a routinely recital of the GGS and its colloquial meaning to serve as a reminder to Waheguru. Coming to your second point, I can agree that Jugraj Singh was not a parcharik that would be able to cater to all demographics, but do we really need a parcharik that can? If a certain parcharik caters to all demographics, will he/she not be spreading themselves out too thin, and how will they cater to the nuances of each demographic. Because interest is extremely important to hook the general population to parchariks, and if the interests of a certain group of people are not being catered to, then no connect will form between them and the parcharik. And lastly, I think it would be egotistical of any parcharik or person to think that they can emulate the knowledge, and caliber of the Gurus, and thus I don't think we'll be seeing such a parcharik as the one you described, ever. All love to you as well my brother, and let me know what you think.
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