Vaheguru ji Ka Khalsa
Vaheguru ji Ki Fateh, ji
1stly, I see a clear difference between amritdharis and hindus because our guru sahib jis have denied certain hindu practices (and if it ever felt like I have said there is no difference in the past then I am sorry for my mistake). 2ndly I agree with sikhs not wearing hindu threads. What I was saying in my post was that I have no objection with strangers in real life because who am I to advise a stranger since I don't know anything about them. Hindu threads are not gurmat.. practices that our guru sahib jis have not taken part of is not seen as part of sikhi to me. Sorry for the misunderstanding Singh ji.. There are a lot of things I've changed my mind on due to the cycle of learning. Another reason why I choose to not advise people to practice anything other than patth. bhull chuk maaf kijye Vaheguru ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru ji Ki Fateh
Bit of a leap your making my friend by implicitly saying all Hindus see shiva as a devta as 'god' Hindu philosophy has many congruent philosophical threads as sikhi. One of which is that there are many avatars or more accurately characteristics of Ongkaar. The term Vahiguroo is used in the Bhagat bani and to reduce it to a definable 'object' is no different than idolatry ..
The dominant practices of Hinduism as well as Islam is what was criticised and rejected.. Guru Nanak Dev Ji taught us to transcend narrow ideas, the foolishness in creating and trying to own the truth..
By saying the above she is trying to obscure the clear difference between Sikhs and Hindus. If a person wants to worship the Gurus then worship the Gurus as they taught. Instead these Hindus are worshipping in their manmat way. Saying Vaheguru before an idol as a form of worship is no different for when Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji tells Hindus not to worship idols by saying a devi or devta name. Vaheguru description and form of worship is given in Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji. If Hindus want to worship by saying Vaheguru then follow Gurbani instructions. Gurbani uses the name shiva to describe an attribute of Vaheguru. But Hindus are worshipping Shiva the devta who came down went against Vaheguru Hukam and died. By saying vaheguru before a shivling the Hindus are calling shiva thee Vaheguru. They are being clever by taking gullible people to worship a shivling of Shiva.
Sikhs do not wear Hindu threads. These threads have some sort of manmat behind them. This poster does not clearly say she objects to Sikhs wearing these threads because she thinks according to Gurmat wearing a thread is right. Now in this topic she is going on about how she does not tell others what to do. She is a bold face liar because anyone can see her objections to Sikhs eating meat on a different topic. Also she is trying to give merit to wearing threads by saying a lot of people do it. Again another Hindu fable to get others to follow them to reincarnation. Sikhs will always have a problem with the Hindu thread because it creates some to be more deserving of Gods worship because they were born in a certain family than another who was born to a so called lower family lineage. Some threads are worn to keep away evil spirits which is also against the Sikhs teaching.