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    Kahu Keerath Kal Sehaar Sapath Dheep Majhaar Lehnaa Jagathr Gur Parass Muraar
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  1. I don't think that I twisted the meaning of this word. Sehajdhari can be every human being that believes in the basic tenets of Sikhi, but hasn't taken amrit. They can be either Keshdhari or not, It doesn't mean anything. One example from history is Kaura Mal, who was a Nanakpanthi Sehajdhari Sikh minister of Mir Mannu. He helped the Khalsa on many occasions, while serving Mir Mannu. Before the Singh Sabha Movement, almost every Sindhi Hindu was a Nanakpanthi Sehajdhari. Unfortunately, they together with the Udasis were excommunicated. Thus, limiting Sikhi to the region of Punjab.
  2. Not acknowledging Sehajdharis as Sikhs would do more harm than good. We're gonna lose demographics just because of pointless discrimination. There are lots of monas who have immense respect for Guru Granth Sahib, more than many amritdharis.
  3. True, but that happened after the Sikh raj had fallen. My point is that not everybody was a good Sikh, at least , acording to the ideals we have today.
  4. We cannot hold the Maharaja responsible for everything. This stuff was considered OK long before he was even born. Go to Pakistani Punjab, tell someone that you don't drink sharaab and they"ll tell you: "Why? Are you a kid?" lol. These values were prevalent back then. The more you drunk, the more respect you gained from fellow sardars. It must noted that Rehat for common Sikhs back then was : not to smoke, not to touch tobacco, not to eat beef and kuttha and never to marry a Muslim. And when once the Maharaja broke the rehat and married a Muslim, he was punished with public flogging. I think it is wrong to judge someone according to the social ideals we have today. Khalsa was the name of the armed forces of the empire. Before Khalsa was every armed baptized Sikh ,but as the empire came into being, every man from Peshawar to Jind, grew his beard, said " Waheguru" , ate pork and claimed to be a Sikh. These hypocrites joined the Khalsa, while having no morals. Some like the Dogras even became ministers. Old Sikhs were known for their loot and plunder, but these people were the ones who did all the immoral stuff. Now, Ranjit Singh had maintained a "&ti t-for-tat" policy. Whenever a band of Pashtun tribesmen crossed the borders and sacked a village, the Maharaja would never hesitate seek retaliation by doing the same. This was a way of controlling the tribes.
  5. what do you mean?
  6. Truth is that habits like drinking and watching nautch dance were very common among Indian rulers and misldars. True Sikhs of that time only existed among Nirmala and Nihang orders. Most Punjabis didn't cared much about habits of their ruler. Instead, the prosperity he brought to the region made him a hero in their eyes.
  7. That's the power of Singhs! Gurbar Akaaaaaaaal!
  8. Man, that NEVER happened, NEVER EVER. Hari Singh Nalwa got Peshawar and he died protecting it; Sikhs never captured Kabul. Only in 1838 after the signing the Tripartite treaty between the British, Sikhs and Afghans, Maharaja Ranjit Singh paraded in Kabul with his Fauj-i-Khas. Just to sign the treaty ,Nothing more than that. Plus, Sikhs wore that style since 1750s
  9. the brits actually made it mandatory for sikhs joining their army to tie this particular style.
  10. Gurus wore Mughal-style dumallas. Don't trust modern paintings where it is shown as something between a dumalla, a gol dastar and a fifty wali pointy turban
  11. started as a cover for old-style dumallas. the dumallas were the "fiftys", while a patka like cover was tied. surely punjabi muslims wore something resembling the shahi pagg, moreover style gained prominence in punjab after afghan invasions and sikh empire. Mughals wore old style dumallas so did the gurus.
  12. late campaign mod
  13. indeed. those chinese have the biggest population in the world
  14. Yeah, that's good! The bad part is that Chinese "religions" founded in 1990s have more followers!