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KESH ( HAIR)

Discussion in 'Sikh Sikhi Sikhism' started by Satbir singh ajnala, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. Satbir singh ajnala

    Satbir singh ajnala India
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    First kakaar KESH.
    1) Guru Ji Said to Keep long Hair; It’s one of the Five Articles of Faith

    2) Kesh Forms identity for Sikhs


    3) Natural Gift of God. Kesh indicates a Sikhs acceptance of God’s will.

    4) “Hair of the head is a symbol of faith, intuition of truth, or the highest qualities of the mind.” G. A. Gaskell

    #) "when we do meditation, our body generates lot of positive energy and all goes to upward the direction of head( center of the head).
    If there is no hair that all energy will be distracted so hair helps to control and stimulate that energy in a proper way to go deep in divine."
    (Satbir Singh khalsa).[​IMG]

    5) Truth “Hair is prayer and kesh acts as a subtle spiritual antenna. One who keeps kesh intact, practices meditation and achieves humility comes to know the benefit of kesh which can never be realize if hair is severed,” (Khalsa, Sukhmandir)

    6) Establishes a complete and natural person.

    7) Sikh Sovereignty. Sikhs Don’t follow fashionbable Trends. Long Hair indicates freedom from socially deemed fasionable Trends.

    8) Keeping kesh builds self-esteem, in another point of view. Keeping hair intact allows one to experience courage, conquer fear, and realize unconditional love,

    9) Builds Discpline, Personal discipline is central to Sikhi and some feel that keeping long hair, combing it every day and washing it, develops disciplines,

    10) Long Hair Provides Essential Vitamins to the Brain.
     
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  3. Theologian

    Theologian United Kingdom
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    1) If Kesh was so important then why did the first nine Gurus not mention this?

    2) Why does the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, not mention anywhere not to cut a persons hair?

    3) Cutting ones hair is not a paap/sin in Sikhi, as explained below:

    The final tenth Guru, in order of identity and oppression's incomings, formed the Khalsa.
    The turban and hair, both hand in hand, are part of this identity. It is a great commitment of Sikh faith to wear the turban and keep ones hair. But the claimant Holy Sikh's have started to prioritise this highly above, in idolatry status, than other things in their daily lives. Even God, by putting more time into their fashionable looks of their turban, and spending less time in meditation or prayer to God.
     
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  4. dalvindersingh grewal

    dalvindersingh grewal India
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    In a hukanmnama issued after Vaisakhi of 1698 AD Guru Gobind Singh asked all Sikhs to come keeping hair for next Vaisakhi. In Vaisakhi 1699 according to Bhatt Wahis Guru Nanak asked Sikhs to wear Kada, Kangha, Kesgi, kirpan and Kuchha and to keep hair. This shows the importance of hair where two other kakaars kesgi and kangha relate to kesh. Bani and Bana are two important element to be a Singh. Guru Granth Sahib is the spiritual guide (bani) of the Sikhs while rehatnamas based on Guru Gobind Singh's edicts are instructions for bana. Those who want to be Singhs should at least follow Bani of Sri Guru Granth Sahib and bana as per edicts of Sri Guru Gobind Singh.
     
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