I am not speaking about uncut hair, but we already have Rehatnama for this. But for meat, Gurbani has clearly spoken against it, but yet we still have Sikhs questioning this. This isn’t something solely I believe; you should know there are many Gursikhs against all meat entirely. I believe in Guru Sahib’s word, and that is all that matters.
ba[n]dhae chasam dheedha[n] fanaae || dhuna[n]aeeaa muradhaar khuradhanee gaafal havaae || rehaao || gaibaan haivaan haraam kusathanee muradhaar bakhoraae || dhil kabaj kabajaa kaadharo dhojak sajaae ||2||
O human being, whatever you can see with your eyes, shall perish.
The world eats dead carcasses, living by neglect and greed. ||Pause||
Like a goblin, or a beast, they kill and eat the forbidden carcasses of meat.
So control your urges, or else you will be seized by the Lord, and thrown into the tortures of hell. ||2||
baedh kathaeb kehahu math jhoot(h)ae jhoot(h)aa jo n bichaarai ||
josabh mehi eaek khudhaae kehath ho tho kio muragee maarai ||1||
Do not say that the Vedas, the Bible and the Koran are false. Those who do not contemplate them are false.
You say that the One Lord is in all, so why do you kill chickens? ||1||
kal hoee kuthae muhee khaaj hoaa muradhaar || koorr bol bol bhoukanaa chookaa dhharam beechaar ||
jinjeeva[n] dhiaa path nehee mueiaa ma(n)dhee soe || likhiaa hovai naanakaa karathaa karae s hoe ||1||
In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, people have faces like dogs; they eat rotting carcasses for food.
They bark and speak, telling only lies; all thought of righteousness has left them.
Those who have no honor while alive, will have an evil reputation after they die.
Whatever is predestined, happens, O Nanak; whatever the Creator does, comes to pass. ||1||
kabeer khoob khaanaa kheecharee jaa mehi a(n)mrith lon || haeraa rottee kaaranae galaa kattaavai koun ||188||
Kabeer, the dinner of beans and rice is excellent, if it is flavored with salt.
Who would cut his throat, to have meat with his bread? ||188||
kabeer bhaa(n)g maashhulee suraa paan jo jo praanee khaa(n)hi || theerathh barath naem keeeae thae sabhai rasaathal jaa(n)hi ||233||
Kabeer, those mortals who consume marijuana, fish and wine
- no matter what pilgrimages, fasts and rituals they follow, they will all go to hell. ||233||
saev keethee sa[n]thokheeea[n] aee jinhee sacho sach dhhiaaeiaa || ounhee ma(n)dhai pair n rakhiou kar sukirath dhharam kamaaeiaa || ounhee dhuneeaa thorrae ba(n)dhhanaa a(n)n paanee thhorraa khaaeiaa || thoo[n] bakhaseesee agalaa nith dhaevehi charrehi savaaeiaa || vaddiaaee vaddaa paaeiaa ||7||
Those who serve are content. They meditate on the Truest of the True.
They do not place their feet in sin, but do good deeds and live righteously in Dharma.
They burn away the bonds of the world, and eat a simple diet of grain and water.
You are the Great Forgiver; You give continually, more and more each day.
By His greatness, the Great Lord is obtained. ||7||