Originally Posted by tony
I have been on the forum for several years now and joined to find answers, Alot have been aswered but the one that still remains unanswered is the five K's. When I've seen threads on this topic Ive read them with interest but still no one has ever answered it, Many have tried but still no real answer. the hair one seems to always be that its a Hukam but no one says why Guru Gobing Singh ji gave it and the same with the rest of them. Nine Guru ji's didnt say we needed them, one did, Its not in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Ive been told that untill I accept them it will be a stumbling block to my spirituality, But why. I'm told that I cant be a full Sikh till I have them, Why. Could some one please tell me what each one is for and why Guru Gobing Singh ji thought that we needed them and to what purpose they serve to day please.
The reason for the 5 K's is as follows:
we keep our hair because it gives us energy & strength. Hair will only grow so far and then stop - your body requires nutrients to regrow hair should you cut it.
It's hard to understand the 5 K's without an element of humility and desire to surrender- and how to get that is a whole other matter.
I hope this helps. Sat Nam