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Dear All,

 

I have received this email from a group called "Sikhs helping Sikhs." It is a statement purported to be written by Lord Indarjit Singh. If it is true and it is his own statement, then this is one guy we need to keep an eye on. He is "up there" in government and had a lot of influence on Sikh matters in the UK, upto the point of being involved in formulating Sikh religious studies syllabus.

If this is still the case, we should not have people like him in such positions.

The email:

 

To the Gurdwara
Boards East Africa & other Sikhs concerned about recent pronoucements
of Sikh Jathedhars on the Dasam Granth 
I humbly
request you to consider the points mentioned below:  
Thanks
Indarjit
Lord Singh of Wimbledon
A.
Please state which, if any, of the following statements is
incorrect:
1. There were many challenges to the Gurus and
their teaching during the lifetime of the Gurus.
2. When Guru Gobind
Singh added the compositions of Guru Teg Bahadhur to the Adi Granth, he
deliberately excluded any verses that he may have written himself.
3.
Guru Gobind Singh, aware of the danger of different sants, babas and cults
diverting or distorting the Gurus’ teachings, decreed that the Adi
Granth with the addition of Guru Teg Bahadhur’s verses,were complete
in themselves and would henceforth be referred to as the Guru Granth
Sahib,
4. In 1708, Guru Gobind Singh formerly installed the Guru
Granth Sahib as complete and sole guidance for all Sikhs. [Guru manio
Granth]
5. In a verse following our Ardas, the above sentiment is put
as an edict, or hukum, binding on all Sikhs.
6. To accord other
writings or scriptures equal reverence to the Guru Granth Sahib, would be a
betrayal of the above mentioned hukum. 
7. The opening words of the
Guru Granth Sahib remind us that there is only one Supreme Being. This is a
clear rejection of the Hindu belief in a of a pantheon of gods and
goddesses.
8. More than one third of the writings of the Dasam Granth
involve the exploits and praise of various Hindu deities.
9.
Another third of the Dasam Granth involves the denigration of women and
the ‘wiles’ of women, often in stark pornographic terms-in
complete contradiction of Sikh teachings of dignity and complete
equality.
10. The Dasam Granth was compiled by Hindu Brahmins from a
variety of writings at least 50 years after Guru Gobind Singh.
11. A
small proportion of the verses in the Dasam Granth are in general
consonance with the teachings of the Guru Granth Sahib and could be lost
writings of Guru Gobind Singh.
12. In 1930’s and early
1940’s, a committee of renowned Sikh scholars, after much
consultation and analysis, agreed that these banis, listed in the 1945 Sikh
Reyat Maryada, should be included in Sikh worship. The rest of the
misleadingly and mischievously titled Dasam Granth was unceremoniously
rejected as wholly contrary to Sikh teaching.  

Authority in
Sikhism
As per Guru Gobind Singh’s hukum, all
religious guidance is vested in the Guru Granth Sahib alone. No person has
any authority to issue any edict or hukum that is not in consonance with
the Gurus teachings as contained in the Guru Granth Sahib. 
Origin of
Jathedhars. 
During the Missl period, leaders of the groups or Jathas
would meet at the Akal Takhat or other venue, to agree policies to meet
common external threats. The leaders or spokespeople, had no spiritual
authority. All decisions had to be in consonance with the Gurus’
teachings.
In the 20s, the newly formed SGPC appointed managers of the
main centres of Sikhism(Takhts) who became known as Jathedhars. Before
their appointment the Secretary of the SGPC would only test their
proficiency in reading the Guru Granth Sahib.
Todays Jathedhars
In recent years, the SGPC has itself become politicized and controlled by
people who show again and again, a greater un-Sikh-like devotion to the
pursuit of wealth and power than to living and promoting the Gurus
teachings.
Today’s Jathedhars are appointed for their loyalty to
political masters rather than to the Gurus teachings. The title Jathedhar
appears to have gone to the heads of some. In a visit to England, one
repeatedly asked me to introduce him as ‘the Pope of the Sikhs.
Something I refused to do. Another wrote to the British Museum insultingly
stating that Sikh teachings were superior to others. All too often, they
use Catholic terminology like ‘excommunication’, (literally
banned from drinking communion wine!), to threaten those that disagree with
them. There are other examples.  
Recent ‘Edicts’
against the Global Sikh Council (GSC)
The GSC has rightly
expressed its concerns over attempts to dilute and distort Sikh teachings
by the BJP by the introduction of the Dasam Granth into Sikh theology, with
its eulogising of Hindu gods and goddesses and its denigration of women, as
described above. Sikhs should ask themselves what was the Punjab
Governments motive in producing and distributing thousands of copies of the
Dasam Granth at a cost of crores of rupees?


Suggestion
Jathedhars who promote the Dasam Granth,
and even absurdly seek to place it on a par with the Guru Granth Sahib, at
best display a gross ignorance of Sikhism, or worse, are enemies of the
Panth and should be exposed as such by all Sikhs, along with their
political paymasters.  
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Guest Jacfsing2

Dasam Granth isn't there to replace Guru Sahib, why do missionaries get this false notion that Dasam Granth is there to compete with Guru Sahib? This would be akin to old Sikhs saying that Baba Buddha was competing with Guru Sahib, even though such a transaction wasn't true at all. Lord Singh may have done some good in his personal life for the Sikh community; however, in terms of Sikhi, he fails to assist us in any way.

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Has this Lord had a brain surgery recently? Because how can a Sikh write such heretical things which are FULL of anti Sikh ignorance on the bani of Guru Gobind Singh ji.

 

And this isn't the first time he has taken such Manmat filled anti Sikh stance. Not too long ago there was a Singh in jail due to him fighting Muslims who groom Sikh girls. This Singh was a bibeki who followed some strict dietary bibek. Instead of supporting him, Lord "Singh" issues one of his anti Sikh statements saying how this bibeki Singh is not following true Sikhi. 

 

Why oh why are we always stuck with worthless leaders. On the other hand look at that Mirpuri, Lord Nazir. He always supports any Muslim related issue.

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3 hours ago, chatanga said:

Recent ‘Edicts’ against the Global Sikh Council (GSC)

 

This GSC is a collection of sikh bodies from all around the world. Their UK affiliate is the Network of Sikh Organisations of which this Lord Singh is the head, and his wife, Kanwarjit Kaur is the vice principal of the GSC. They are all in it together.

http://www.globalsikhcouncil.org/about-us/

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43 minutes ago, Jonny101 said:

Why oh why are we always stuck with worthless leaders

We can only blame ourselves. We let these people get away with a lot, when we can do more ourselves. Especially in western countries, we have nothing to fear, but prefer to stay mute.

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I heard damdami taksal will be doing katha of chandi di vaar at bangla sahib. Please tune in as bangla sahib as international tv and radio channels. I think education is the only way to avoid another split in the panth. We have to step up our efforts before the dasam granth issue becomes as polarizing as the raag mala issue. So plz spread the word about the katha and listen to it urselves. Im sure it will eliminate doubts in ppls minds that chandi di vaar is devi puja. The anti dasam granth ppl have such good arguments, they play on sikh fears about devi puja and pornography. We need solid, one liner arguments back, that proof them wrong

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4 hours ago, Not2Cool2Argue said:

I heard damdami taksal will be doing katha of chandi di vaar at bangla sahib.

Yes, the taksal has started to do katha in Delhi Gurdwaras over the last few months. let's hope they can start to undue some of the damage the missionaries have done.

 

4 hours ago, Not2Cool2Argue said:

The anti dasam granth ppl have such good arguments,

They don't have good arguments. As you have said thye manipulate peoples fears. Thier arguments haven't changed since the 1920s.

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Beautiful response by Kamalroop Singh Nihang

This is a statement by Indarjit Singh about the Sri Dasam Granth Sahib sent out on social media, I have replied to the points he has listed below.

To the Gurdwara Boards East Africa &  other Sikhs  concerned about recent pronoucements of Sikh Jathedhars on the Dasam Granth
I humbly request you to consider the points mentioned below:
Thanks
Indarjit
Lord Singh of Wimbledon

A. Please state which, if any, of the following statements is  incorrect:
1. There were many challenges to the Gurus and their teaching during the lifetime of the Gurus.

There were but the Guru Khalsa Panth has always known what their Guru's wrote as is clear from 18th and 19th century Sikh literature, all of which quote from the Sri Dasam Granth Sahib, as Sri Mukhvak.

2. When Guru Gobind Singh added the compositions of Guru Teg Bahadhur to the Adi Granth, he deliberately excluded any verses that he may have written himself.

The contents of the Sri Dasam Granth Sahib by Guru Gobind Singh are not for Bhakti like the Adi Sri Guru Granth Sahib is, according to Chhibbar the Guru said '[the Dasam Granth Sahib] is my play or khed, and hence why I have not included it in'.

3. Guru Gobind Singh, aware of the danger of different sants, babas and cults diverting or distorting the Gurus’ teachings, decreed that the Adi Granth with the addition of Guru Teg Bahadhur’s verses,were complete in themselves and would henceforth be referred to as the Guru Granth Sahib,

Nobody disputes that Adi Sri Guru Granth Sahib is the Guru, but to say Sikhs have only one scripture and all things can be drawn from that scripture is absurd. That excludes the nitnem, ardas, history, and other such important Sikh principles, including the 5 Ks.

4. In 1708, Guru Gobind Singh formerly installed the Guru Granth Sahib as complete and sole guidance for all Sikhs. [Guru manio Granth]

The same history that records this momentous event also refers to shabads of Sri Dasam Granth Sahib throughout it, eg Panth Parkash, Giani Gian Singh, from which 'agia bhe akal ki' comes from. 

5. In a verse following our Ardas, the above sentiment is put as an edict, or hukum, binding on all Sikhs.

This is not from the Guru Granth Sahib but from the above text, which quotes heavily from the Dasam Granth Sahib. If you say it is inaccurate then you also bring into question the gaddi to Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

6. To accord other writings or scriptures equal reverence to the Guru Granth Sahib, would be a betrayal of the above mentioned hukum.

Again its your own paranoia that anyone says they are equal, parkash of Dasam Granth Sahib is always lower than Adi Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 

7. The opening words of the Guru Granth Sahib remind us that there is only one Supreme Being. This is a clear rejection of the Hindu belief in a of a pantheon of gods and goddesses.

The same theme is found throughout Sri Dasam Granth Sahib.

8. More than one third of the writings of the Dasam Granth involve the exploits and praise of various Hindu deities.

How did you expect the Guru to inspire the common Hindu to take up arms against the Moghuls? Guru Granth Sahib is also full of mythological references. Infact the second word is Sanskrit - Oankar....

9. Another third of the Dasam Granth involves the denigration of women and the ‘wiles’ of women, often in stark pornographic terms-in complete contradiction of Sikh teachings of dignity and complete equality.

That is how you might see it, but in fact Chaupai Sahib comes from this. There are tales in it from the Bible, Torah, Qur'an, Hitupdesh, Purans, Alif-Laila and so on. Over 50 are about the bravery of women, like the Queen of Holland, and another 50 are about the weaknesses of men.

10. The Dasam Granth was compiled by Hindu Brahmins from a variety of writings at least 50 years after Guru Gobind Singh.

Please provide the historical evidence and manuscript evidence here.

11. A small proportion of the verses in the Dasam Granth are in general consonance with the teachings of the Guru Granth Sahib and could be lost writings of Guru Gobind Singh.

Please provide the evidence as above. This view was given by the infamous tout of the British, Teja Singh of Bhasauria who died tankhiayah from the Khalsa panth. See Dasam Granth Nirnaya (1919).

12. In 1930’s and early 1940’s, a committee of renowned Sikh scholars, after much consultation and analysis, agreed that these banis, listed in the 1945 Sikh Reyat Maryada, should be included in Sikh worship. The rest of the misleadingly and mischievously titled Dasam Granth was unceremoniously rejected as wholly contrary to Sikh teaching.  

This is completely untrue, in fact the Sri Akal Takht Sahib in 1898 printed the complete bani, and has celebrated it ever since.

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hankarian da mat ... Maybe This Lord Inderjit  thinks kissing up to Uk establishment gives him some special status ...it does ...Maha moorakh (

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Good to see that the recent 3 day program in Kenya, had lots of Dasam bani sung and quoted. Good to see that this "intellectual" lord singh did not have the effect he desired on the Sikh Council of Africa.

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On 9/25/2016 at 11:47 PM, chatanga said:

I have received this email from a group called "Sikhs helping Sikhs." It is a statement purported to be written by Lord Indarjit Singh.

M'lord,

Answers interspersed below.

A.
Please state which, if any, of the following statements is
incorrect:
1. There were many challenges to the Gurus and
their teaching during the lifetime of the Gurus.

Ans: OK, and ... ?


2. When Guru Gobind
Singh added the compositions of Guru Teg Bahadhur to the Adi Granth, he
deliberately excluded any verses that he may have written himself.

 

Ans: Yeah, that's true, but why do you think it would be a good idea to add an entire other granth to an existing granth. It's OK to add some compositions to an existing granth, not to add a whole other granth. 
3.
Guru Gobind Singh, aware of the danger of different sants, babas and cults
diverting or distorting the Gurus’ teachings, decreed that the Adi
Granth with the addition of Guru Teg Bahadhur’s verses,were complete
in themselves and would henceforth be referred to as the Guru Granth
Sahib,

Ans: Yeah. Oh, btw, where in Guru Granth Sahib does it say that Guru Gobind Singh ji added Guru Teg Bahadur's bani? Nowhere, you say? Also, who is this Teg Bahadur fellow? He is not mentioned anywhere in Guru Granth Sahib. 


4. In 1708, Guru Gobind Singh formerly installed the Guru
Granth Sahib as complete and sole guidance for all Sikhs. [Guru manio
Granth]

Ans: Did you mean "formally" instead of "formerly"? Also, do you have a source for #4? You mean the same sources that state the Guruship of Guru Granth Sahib also confirm Guru Gobind Singh ji's Granth? Finally, where does "Guru Manio Granth" come from? From Guru Granth Sahib? I thought that you only accepted Guru Granth Sahib, m'lord?


5. In a verse following our Ardas, the above sentiment is put
as an edict, or hukum, binding on all Sikhs.

Ans: Is this Ardas in Guru Granth Sahib, M'Lord?


6. To accord other
writings or scriptures equal reverence to the Guru Granth Sahib, would be a
betrayal of the above mentioned hukum. 

Ans: The same sources that confirm Guru Granth Sahib's guruship also confirm that Guru Sahib (Dasmesh ji) had their own bani, which they decided to keep outside of Guru Granth Sahib. Agreed that the Granth with Guruship should not have equal reverence to the Granth that does not because that would devalue Guru Granth Sahib's guruship. And that is why the Dasam Granth Sahib is parkashed in a smaller and lower palki than Guru Granth Sahib at Hazur Sahib. 

That does not mean that Guru Gobind Singh ji's bani should not have reverence, only that the Granth in which it is contained should have some level of difference in maryada to support the Guruship.


7. The opening words of the
Guru Granth Sahib remind us that there is only one Supreme Being. This is a
clear rejection of the Hindu belief in a of a pantheon of gods and
goddesses.

Ans: OK, whatever, but what does this have to do with the Dasam Granth Sahib?


8. More than one third of the writings of the Dasam Granth
involve the exploits and praise of various Hindu deities.

Ans: Writing about something is not the same thing as writing in favor of that thing. The writings about demi-gods contain in themselves warnings by Guru Sahib that only the formless God is all-powerful, the lower deities are not. This was done so there would be no doubt in the minds of readers whether Guru Sahib was in favor of worshiping the lower deities. The Guru cannot be responsible if the Sikh is deliberately ignorant. 


9.
Another third of the Dasam Granth involves the denigration of women and
the ‘wiles’ of women, often in stark pornographic terms-in
complete contradiction of Sikh teachings of dignity and complete
equality.

Ans: Well said, M'Lord. This Granth includes denigrating references to women, like saying that man that follows a woman is impure, that women are the chieftains of devils, and it implies that the Guru used a metaphor of women's breasts to talk about humility. Awful. ... Oopsies, actually the Granth that contains all that is Guru Granth Sahib ji. 

I fear what M'Lord would do to Guru Granth Sahib if given a bottle of hartal (erasing fluid). 

Oh, what's that you say, M'Lord? That I'm interpreting bani incorrectly? Well, why don't you try interpreting the Dasam Granth Sahib correctly?


10. The Dasam Granth was compiled by Hindu Brahmins from a
variety of writings at least 50 years after Guru Gobind Singh.

Ans: a) No evidence for this whatsoever. b) Yeah, that's why the Dasam Granth Sahib is so anti-Brahmin, because Brahmins wrote it, got it. c) M'Lord, do you have any evidence that Guru Granth Sahib was not written by Nirmalas and Udassis? No, so I guess that proves it: Guru Granth Sahib was written by Udassis.


11. A
small proportion of the verses in the Dasam Granth are in general
consonance with the teachings of the Guru Granth Sahib and could be lost
writings of Guru Gobind Singh.

Ans: See #9 and #10. Anybody who as read Dasam Granth Sahib can see that it's the work of one pen.


12. In 1930’s and early
1940’s, a committee of renowned Sikh scholars, after much
consultation and analysis, agreed that these banis, listed in the 1945 Sikh
Reyat Maryada, should be included in Sikh worship. The rest of the
misleadingly and mischievously titled Dasam Granth was unceremoniously
rejected as wholly contrary to Sikh teaching.  

Ans: The Sikh Rehit Maryada put forth by the SGPC says the definition of a Sikh is one who, among other things, accepts the bani of the 10 Gurus, not just Guru Granth Sahib. I don't think there was any discussion on the Dasam Granth Sahib in the 1930s and 40s.

Authority in
Sikhism
As per Guru Gobind Singh’s hukum, all
religious guidance is vested in the Guru Granth Sahib alone. No person has
any authority to issue any edict or hukum that is not in consonance with
the Gurus teachings as contained in the Guru Granth Sahib. 

Ans: If only the teachings contained in Guru Granth Sahib are supposed to be accepted by Sikh, why does the definition of a Sikh mention belief in "teachings of the Gurus" separately from belief in Guru Granth Sahib? Obviously because some (many) teachings are outside of Guru Granth Sahib.

Origin of
Jathedhars. 
During the Missl period, leaders of the groups or Jathas
would meet at the Akal Takhat or other venue, to agree policies to meet
common external threats. The leaders or spokespeople, had no spiritual
authority. All decisions had to be in consonance with the Gurus’
teachings.

Ans: That's why Akali Baba Phula Singh had no authority, right?


In the 20s, the newly formed SGPC appointed managers of the
main centres of Sikhism(Takhts) who became known as Jathedhars. Before
their appointment the Secretary of the SGPC would only test their
proficiency in reading the Guru Granth Sahib.

Ans: The jathedar is different from mere managers. E.g., the Jathedar of the Akal Takhat is different from the manager of the Golden Temple complex. And the manager at Kesgarh Sahib is different from the Jathedar. They are different people, and the Jathedar does not handle procuring office supplies.

AFAIK, Jathedars (and even granthis in Darbar Sahib) have to be proficient in both Guru Granth Sahib and Dasam Granth Sahib.

If what what M'Lord says is true, so what? Is the right honorable Lord trying to say nations cannot evolve institutions? America did not have a President till the post was created after 1776. The US Supreme Court did not have 9 members until Congress decided it should. Britain did not have a Supreme Court till Tony Blair created one.


Todays Jathedhars
In recent years, the SGPC has itself become politicized and controlled by
people who show again and again, a greater un-Sikh-like devotion to the
pursuit of wealth and power than to living and promoting the Gurus
teachings.

Ans: OK, maybe, but what, then, exactly? The SGPC is promoting Guru Granth Sahib. Is that invalid just because the SGPC includes people who are devoted to gaining wealth?


Today’s Jathedhars are appointed for their loyalty to
political masters rather than to the Gurus teachings. The title Jathedhar
appears to have gone to the heads of some.

Ans: Horrible, M'Lord. I don't think people should let titles get to their heads, M'Lord. In fact, maybe there should be no titles, do you agree, M'Lord?

In a visit to England, one
repeatedly asked me to introduce him as ‘the Pope of the Sikhs.
Something I refused to do. Another wrote to the British Museum insultingly
stating that Sikh teachings were superior to others.

Ans: As opposed to the official Christian/Catholic/Anglican position that there is no salvation without Christ. That's not insulting, but if the brown man says his religion is superior, then that's insulting. I see.

All too often, they
use Catholic terminology like ‘excommunication’, (literally
banned from drinking communion wine!), to threaten those that disagree with
them. There are other examples.  

Ans: a) I thought the Jathedars were uneducated rubes. Now you're saying they're using big, ten-dollar English words like "excommunication"?  I think what you meant is they are using worlds like "kharaj" or "chhek" b) Not everybody defines "excommuncation" the same way. Webster's defines it as:

  1. :  an ecclesiastical censure depriving a person of the rights of church membership

  2. 2:  exclusion from fellowship in a group or community

Which matches Sikhs using the term. Oxford does indeed mention Christian church specifically, but so what? We can use the word to mean exclusion from the Sikh panth, unless you're trying to say the Sikh panth can't collectively decide to exclude people from its ambit. Is that what you're trying to say, because it's not backed up by Sikh history or Gurbani.


Recent ‘Edicts’
against the Global Sikh Council (GSC)
The GSC has rightly
expressed its concerns over attempts to dilute and distort Sikh teachings
by the BJP by the introduction of the Dasam Granth into Sikh theology, with
its eulogising of Hindu gods and goddesses and its denigration of women, as
described above.

Ans: a) Yeah, I'm sure the BJP loves the part where Guru Sahib says they're not a pujari Brahmin, but a fighter. b) Is a general principle that Sikhs have to delete any part of their religion that Hindus like?  FYI, BJP Hindus love to quote Guru Granth Sahib talking about devtas and avatars.

Sikhs should ask themselves what was the Punjab
Governments motive in producing and distributing thousands of copies of the
Dasam Granth at a cost of crores of rupees?

Ans: Never heard of this. Any links? It's useless to throw pearls before swine so spending money to distribute the Dasam Granth Sahib to the populace is a waste of money. It should be taught in a proper way with proper instructors.


Suggestion
Jathedhars who promote the Dasam Granth,
and even absurdly seek to place it on a par with the Guru Granth Sahib, at
best display a gross ignorance of Sikhism, or worse, are enemies of the
Panth and should be exposed as such by all Sikhs, along with their
political paymasters.  

Ans: Again, the Dasam Granth Sahib should be on a slightly lower platform or palki than Guru Granth Sahib during parkash. But promoting the Dasam Granth Sahib's bani is not to be an enemy of the Panth. Is Guru Gobind Singh ji (author of the Dasam Granth Sahib) also an enemy of the Panth, M'Lord? Oh, did I say Guru, I meant just plain "Gobind Singh", because his name doesn't figure in Guru Granth Sahib.

 

Note: I wrote this up before reading through Kamalroop Singh's answers, so there may be some overlap (or not). Now reading that...

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On 25/09/2016 at 8:48 PM, Jacfsing2 said:

Dasam Granth isn't there to replace Guru Sahib, why do missionaries get this false notion that Dasam Granth is there to compete with Guru Sahib? This would be akin to old Sikhs saying that Baba Buddha was competing with Guru Sahib, even though such a transaction wasn't true at all. Lord Singh may have done some good in his personal life for the Sikh community; however, in terms of Sikhi, he fails to assist us in any way.

because they are unpard gwaars ...the original title given to the complete collection was Dasmesh Guru da Granth but over time the title was shortened to Dasam Guru Granth then to Dasam Granth...

so older knowledgeable SInghs SInghnian would use the middle epithet and thus the objection falsely arises.s

The other objection that where Chaitropakyan come from when the collection was referred to Bachittar Natak (not sure about that given other banis always preceding)Thus throwing all banis out with the baby and bathwater... fitte muh

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On 25/09/2016 at 10:30 PM, chatanga said:

 

This GSC is a collection of sikh bodies from all around the world. Their UK affiliate is the Network of Sikh Organisations of which this Lord Singh is the head, and his wife, Kanwarjit Kaur is the vice principal of the GSC. They are all in it together.

http://www.globalsikhcouncil.org/about-us/

The Global Sikh Council are die hard missionaries who aim to create a Sikh authority separate from the Akal Takht outside of India.

There are a group of Singhs in Malaysia who brought this to the attention of some of the Singhs here in the UK.

If you go on the GSC website and click on Council Info > Member Countries and Organizations you will see under the UK the member organisation is 'Network of Sikh Organisations' and guess who the Director of this organisation is? Yep it's our very own Laardy Laard - 'Lord' Indarjit Singh (http://nsouk.co.uk/management/)

Want more proof that the organisations and gurdware under this 'Global Sikh Council' are hardcore missionaries? Go to it's USA linked organisation page which is the 'American Sikh Council' and here you will see the books they recommend for children are written by the likes of Dilgeer and the Sikh Missionary College (https://americansikhcouncil.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/books-on-the-sikh-faith-for-children.pdf)

One of the 5 objectives per the constitution of the Global Sikh Council is "To follow the Rehat Maryada (Sikh Code of Conduct) passed in 1945 by the SGPC and none other (http://www.globalsikhcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/150801_GSC-Constitution_By-laws.pdf)

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Maskeen ji once said 

"Anti sikh elements know the beer rass of sikhs stem from dasam granth, So they attack dasam granth baani who're anti-sikh themselves" . 

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    • In urdu we also use 'Mauze' so i doubt if it is hindi word.It sounds like a persian one.Indians have problem prouncing words which end with sound 'z'.Just like Mumtaz Mehal became Mumtaj Mehal and now just Taj Mehal.
    • i have no issue using persian,hindi,english words in my day to day conversations in punjab.I just though a good opportunity to learn "shuddh" punjabi. 
    • Sikhism needs neither a reformation nor a philosophy of free will. Reformations are for religions that are at a primitive tribal level in the first place. Sikhi starts off with Guru Nanak Ji feeding people langar, and preaching meditation of Satnam. If you start off with capturing war booty and sex slaves killing all the males, yeah, you need a reformation. Philosophy is (mostly) for people trying desperately to understand the universe without real divine knowledge. These types of efforts are called ਸਿਆਣਪਾਂ in Gurbani. (You did you Japji this morning, right?) All of these sianapan don't amount to a hill of beans. We don't have the burning need for philosophy that Westerners do because we can obtain complete knowledge via simran. ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕੈ ਸਿਮਰਨਿ ਸਭੁ ਕਿਛੁ ਸੁਝੈ ॥
    • it's my fault, i should have phrased things a bit better. Basically based on the data he gathered same sex couples are more likely to settle into a routine and are less likely to do things out of said routine (such as cheating, which according to the data he gathered was surprisingly low compared to straight couples). By similar attributes I mean people like them in terms of personality and taste. In straight couples you can usually note a sort of polarity in the way they behave and their personalities.  Again this is based on one study, nothing official or on a large scale really.
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