We in Sikh body are seeing tremendous challenges through the degeneration of our once revered institutions. Be it the SGPC, the Akali Dal politicians or the goings on through the Akal Takht Sahib institution. Lot of it is very disturbing, abhorrent and distasteful. It reeks of members of these institutions having sold the Sikh panth/community to interests damaging to core of Sikhism. We may not be alone as this is a natural occurrence in the life cycle and development of most religions.
At times like this it behooves on the believers, guardians and well wishers to rise up to the challenge. If the core or elements of purity in the religion have life in them then there is a much greater chance for the main body to recover.
The question is, are the Nihang Jathebandis and Dals such a core that we could help ourselves with to save ourselves? Nihangs have shown over time their velour, their ability to sacrifice and be the straight thinkers and shooters versus the more convoluted and damaging organization that exist in the name of Sikhism.Reference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/controversies/38029-are-nihangs-legacy-behold-core-build.html
I believe we are at a stage where we need to address and accord respect, recognize and get help from the Nihang Jathebandis and Dals to rejuvenate Sikhism from the core out.
What you think?
Sat Sri Akal. PS:
Let us not make this a thread about Niddar Singh and pros-cons on what and how things happen around him. Nihangs and their heritage is much more than that. mundahug