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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. For those who are interested in video games, This might be a pretty old one, but is one of the only one that involved Sikhs. This is Empire: Total War, a turn-based strategy and real-time tactics PC game developed by The Creative Assembly and published by SEGA. The fifth game in the Total War series, it was released in 2009. It focuses in the early modern period (1700-1800). Even though the game mainly focuses European history, its map covers most of Asia (Middle East&India), North America and Africa. The main factions on the Indian subcontinent are the Mughals and Marathas. However, as time passes new factions present themselves (Afghanistan, Punjab-Sikh Empire, Britain and France). Sikh units can be recruited by both, as mercenaries. Sikh Musketeers are mainly available to the Marathas, maybe because they both fought Mughals. They are the best soldiers of India in terms of morale and abilities. There are two Sikh units in the basic game: Sikh Musketeers and Sikh Warriors. There are many mods that also add: Sikh Heavy Cavalry, Sikh Sharpshooters and many other units. I suggest this to many teenagers and parents, because it gives you the chance to relive history. It costs just 20$ or Euros or even cheaper during sales at Steam-http://store.steampowered.com/app/10500/, or just 2$ at Amazon-https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Total-War-PC/dp/B0018YXM3Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1483807122&sr=1-1&keywords=empire%2Btotal%2Bwar&th=1 Below are some screenshots: The Sikh Musketeers The Generals Elephant Bodyguard The Sikh Warriors All Punjabi Units Sikh Musketeers assaulting Mughal Artillery and Islamic Swordsmen I had bad FPS in this screenshot All Army in Formation Sikh Army ready to retake Lahore (Campaign Map) This is video of a American guy playing a Multiplayer Battle using Sikh troops. The yank probably has no idea of the Sikh religion and is making up much of the stuff he says
  13. late campaign mod
  14. Couple of months ago, Wikipedia page for Sikhism was edited. Instead of showing Sikhism as the fifth-largest global religion now it shows it as the ninth-largest religion. The fifth place has been taken by some "Folk religion". Sixth is Taoism, Seventh is some "Shinto" and Eighth "Falun Gong". (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_religious_groups#Medium-sized_religions)
  15. indeed. those chinese have the biggest population in the world
  16. Yeah, that's good! The bad part is that Chinese "religions" founded in 1990s have more followers!
  17. http://www.islam-sikhism.info/god-waheguru-sex-metaphors/
  18. Well, now Erdogan has been crowned Sultan. Be ready for Kurdish genocide,massive militarization etc By the way, it is quite surprising that he won with just 51% as the country's media was covering only his side. He wants to look like a patriot, for one simple reason: to remain in power. He has repeatedly criticized the Treaty of Lausanne, threatening peace with Greece. He and his party-fellows have claimed the Aegean and Turkish military has been violating the border ever since. Plus, the "recent" human rights abuses. (Actually Turcs have a long history and love for human rights abuses- see 1978 Midnight express movie; it depicts the reality of Turkish prisons) With such behaviour, one thing is clear; you simply can't join the EU.
  19. || ਆਪ ਸਭ ਨੂ ਵਿਸਾਖੀ ਦੇ ਸੁਭ ਪੁਰਬ ਦੀਆਂ ਲਖ-ਲਖ ਵਧਾਈਆਂ ||
  20. Quote: ਪਟਾਕਾ ਕਬਿੱਤ ਭਾਈ ਰਣਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਝੂਠ ਕੌ ਬਣਾ ਕੇ ਸਾਚ, ਭੋਲੀ ਭਾਲੀ ਸੰਗਤ ਕੋ ਪੁੱਠੇ ਰਾਹਿ ਪਾਵਤਾ॥ ਤੇਗ ਕੇ ਬਹਾਦਰ ਸੋ ਹਿੰਦ ਕੀ ਹੈ ਚਾਦਰ ਜੋ; ਕੀਆ ਨਾਹੀ ਤੱਪ ਭੋਰੇ, ਬੈਣ ਰਹੇ ਗਾਵਤਾ॥ ਮਹਿੰਗਾ ਗਿਰੰਥ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਕਵੀ ਸੰਤੋਖ ਸਿੰਘ; ਸੂਰਜ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ ਕੋ ਭੀ ਝੂਠ ਹੀ ਬਤਾਵਤਾ॥ ਅਸੰਤ ਏਹ ਢੱਡਰੀ ਕਾ ਪੜ੍ਹਿਆ ਕੀਤੋਂ ਭੀ ਨਾਹੀਂ, ਖਾਲਸੇ ਮੇ ਨਿੱਤ ਰੋਜ ਵਾਦ ਹੈ ਵਧਾਵਤਾ॥ ਚਉਪਈ॥ ਕਹੇ ਇਤਹਾਸ ਬੰਦਿਆਂ ਦਾ ਲਿਖਿਆ॥ ਮੈ ਕਿਉ ਮਾਨੂ ਇਹ ਹੈ ਸਬ ਮਿਥਿਆ॥ ਗੁਰ ਅਵਤਾਰ ਦੇਹ ਧਾਰ ਹੀ ਆਵੈਂ॥ ਦੇਹੀ ਧਾਰ ਬਾਣੀ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਪ੍ਰਗਟਾਵੈਂ॥ ਢਡਰੀ ਭੀ ਤੋ ਮਾਤਾ ਕਾ ਜਾਇਆ॥ ਇਹ ਭੀ ਤੋਂ ਗਰਭ ਜੂਨੀ ਆਇਆ॥ ਇਹ ਸਭ ਇਸ ਕੀ ਮੂਰਖਤਾਈ॥ ਸਾਕਤ ਇਸਕੀ ਬੁਧ ਉਲਟਾਈ॥ ਦੋਹਰਾ॥ ਰਣਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਢਡਰੀਆਂ ਕਾ, ਅਪਨਾ ਹੀ ਪੰਥ ਚਲਾਇ॥ ਅਕਾਲ ਪੁਰਖ ਬਲਵਾਨ ਜੋ, ਖਿਨ ਮਹਿ ਇਸੇ ਖਪਾਇ॥ Dialogue should be held with Ranjit Singh - not anger or violence ਹਿੰਦੂ ਸਾਹ ਲੈਂਦਾ - ਸਿੱਖ ਨੇ ਹੁਣ ਸਾਹ ਨਹੀਂ ਲੈਣਾ। ਜੋ ਲਵੇ ਸੋ ਤਨਖਾਹੀਆ। ਹਿੰਦੂ ਪਾਣੀ ਪੀਂਦਾ - ਸਿੱਖ ਨੇ ਹੁਣ ਪਾਣੀ ਨਹੀਂ ਪੀਣਾ। ਹਿੰਦੂ ਰੋਟੀ ਖਾਂਦਾ - ਸਿੱਖ ਨੇ ਹੁਣ ਰੋਟੀ ਨਹੀਂ ਖਾਣੀ। ਹਿੰਦੂ ਕੱਪੜੇ ਪਾਉਂਦਾ - ਸਿੱਖ ਨੇ ਕੱਪੜੇ ਤਿਆਗ ਦੇਣੇ ਹੁਣ। ਹਿੰਦੂ ਟੱਟੀ-ਪਿਸ਼ਾਬ ਕਰਦਾ , ਸਿੱਖ ਨੇ ਹੁਣ ਟੱਟੀ-ਪਿਸ਼ਾਬ ਨਹੀਂ ਕਰਨਾ। ਜੋ ਕਰੇ ਸੋ RSS ਦਾ ਗੁਲਾਮ। ਹੋ ਗਈਆਂ ਪੰਜ ਗੱਲਾਂ ਕਠੀਆਂ ? ਦੱਸੋ ਕੀ ਫਰਕ ਹੈ ਸਾਡੇ ਚ ਤੇ ਹਿੰਦੂ ਚ ? Unquote:
  21. He has done extensive research and work on Sri Dasam Granth Sahib, however
  22. For those who don't know, Matra Sahib is the scripture of the Udasi sect. They attribute it to Baba Shri Chand. They often do parkash of it, like we parkash Guru Granth Sahib. Most of their prayers, like their Aarti, come from this scripture. I am posting some shabads sung by Bhai Davinder Singh Nirman from this granth.
  23. Okay, this is something that happened a couple of years ago. It was summer and I was just going to a friend's house, to play some Playstation, the best way to pass your 3 Month Summer Holidays. I was passing near this small medieval Byzantine Church AND I noticed some shoes outside, near the door. Well, that actually surprised me, because it was very weird for Greeks to enter barefoot their church. (Even the nearby living Gypsies don't go to churches without their shoes on) So, I decided to open the door and see who was in and what the hell was going on. To my surprise, 3 Indian aunties from Sikh backrounds, who lived just some blocks away, were doing "matha tek" of the murals and images of Jesus and Orthodox Saints, and were singing "κύριε ἐλέησον- kirie eleison" meaning "lord bless us". They saw me and I asked "auntie ji, tusi ithe ki karde a?". They replied "kush nahi put, we were just going to the super market and we decided to stop here". These were the same aunties who performed yajna in the nearby mandir and also perform pilgrimage of Saint John the Russian (this is a crazy thing, every year apnay will ask us whether they could park their cars in our yard in order to walk 20 kms uphill to receive blessings from the mummified body) but would only once in two years spend some petrol to go to Gurdwara. Why so little trust in Guru sahib? I have tried to convince many people, but all end up saying "meri dadi vi shiv de mandir jandi si" or "my bhapa have received murad from the sai".