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wearing socks in the Gurdwara

Discussion in 'Hard Talk' started by Murakh khoji gurusikh, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. Murakh khoji gurusikh

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    What are your thoughs about wearing socks in the gurudawara on a cold day?
     
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  3. S|kH

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    lol, why is this even an issue?

    You can wear socks if you want.
     
  4. etinder

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    its difficult to do in india

    but in north america (cant spk of every gurudwara) its very well possible, because here most of the gurudwaras dont have the place to wash feet, so guess wearing socks is not a problem and i guess its a personal choice.
     
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    LOL at the existance of such a thread.
     
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    Welcome to the forum MKG Ji,

    What is your opinion on this issue... please enlighten the sangat...

    Have a nice time.

    Regards
     
  7. Murakh khoji gurusikh

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    Sat Sri Akal ji
    My personal opinion is that sadsangat can wear clean socks (no shoes of course) if they feel comfortable as long as they give full respect to shri Guru Granth Sahib and Sadsangat.
    We were told by the gurudawara personal that socks are not allowed in the Gurudawara
    Wahe Guru ji ka Kalsa
    Wahe Guru Ji ki fateh
    Murakh
     
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    this is the first i've heard of it hmmmmm.....
     
  9. Arvind

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    While doing Guru Sahib ji's seva, I have observed people who maintain lot of hygiene. Even they advise sangat to take off socks just because socks come in contact with leather smelling shoes. Anyway, what ever the reason, this is more of hygiene, nothing else. This question is not of much significance, because if one can maintain neatness with or without socks or whatever, then these things seem to be immaterial.

    Thanks.
     
  10. Gyani Jarnail Singh

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    Waheguru Ji ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki fateh.

    Yes this is all a question of hygeine. Socks smell..feet smell. IF we are going to sit close as in the sangat it is common courtesy that we dont "smell". Freshly washed feet wont smell. However if you are certian your socks are ok...then no one can object...certainly no "religious" reason at all.

    Some over zealous ones carry things a bit too far... "leather" is always maligned...cannot carry leather wallets, cannot wear leather belts, cannot this and cannot that. They conveniently forget that the JORRI/TABLA the Raagis use is made of LEATHER and this sits so near to GURU JI....so what is a small leather handbag/belt/wallet???

    Anyway what is the big deal abour leather anyway ?? why the hang Ups ?? The KIRPAN sheath is amde of leather...the DHAAL ( SHIELD) warriors including Baba DEEP Singh Shaheed carried was made of LEATHER...SINGHS had a LEATHER SHIELD like piece worn at the back under the Turban to protect the NECK from sword attack from behind. SIKHI/GURMATT doesnt have nay hangups about such things...

    jarnail Singh
     
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    Fateh Gyani Ji, your reply settled the matter i think... :)

    Regards
     
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    Gyani ji 's reply with examples has got so much of sense. Thanks a lot for sharing this ji.

    Regards.
     
  13. Murakh khoji gurusikh

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    Sat Sri Akal
    Thank you very much . What about ladies wearing Sari, Pants or westren dress in the gurudawara. Men do wear Pants, a western dress to gurudawara.
    maff kerna ish Murakh :confused: Khoji nu.
    Regards
     
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    This is not an issue. Sikhism does not say to dress and Indian way as Sikhism is universal. As long as you are dressed modestly it is ok.

    Sikhism is not an Eastern religion - it is UNIVERSAL. This is why it is ok to serve western vegetarian food in Gurdwara.

    ~CaramelChocolate~
    The little philosopher
     
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    Sat Sri Akal
    I totally agree that Sikhism is a great universal religion and it has great potential for humanity. But realty is very different. To Make Sikhism a totally universal religion at this age and time, we need to bring changes accordingly, we have to make it more practical and accessible to every one all over the world and not take it back when it was only confined and practiced in India. We have to free it from all the rituals which are creeping in the Sikhism. Guru Nanak massage was very practical for people, it gave freedom to believe, freedom to pray, and it was not forced upon anyone. There were no wrong or right ways. I find it has changed. Just an example:

    Sikhism, I should say Gurbani gives equality to women but what is practiced in the society is totally different.


    Please forgive me if this Murakh offended any one.


    With full regards and respect

    Wahe Guru ji ka Khalsa Wahe Guru ji ki fateh.

    Guru de chrana vich Murakh
     

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