Welcome to SPN

Register and Join the most happening forum of Sikh community & intellectuals from around the world.

Sign Up Now!

Why Sikhi?

Discussion in 'Sikh Youth' started by SikHannah, Jul 10, 2007.

Tags:
  1. SikHannah

    SikHannah
    Expand Collapse
    SPNer

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    I wrote this last night and thought I'd share it. It kind of goes along the lines of the other post "13 reasons 'why i am a sikh'"

    ~1~ I am a woman yet would be treated equally in our temple of worship

    ~2~ I have peace of mind now, and remember the True Guru with every breath

    ~3~ Along with love of God I have a newfound pride and confidence in myself

    ~4~ This religion is simple yet very complex at once

    ~5~ Sikhism is a truly peaceful religion and would never have its followers force others to convert. It has over 23 million followers, and those who are converts found Sikhi on their own

    ~6~ Sikhism respects everyone and will never put down any one faith

    ~7~ You don't need anything to pray, just sit and meditate.

    ~8~ Sikhism is traditional yet also modern

    ~9~ It encourages Sikhs to lead an honest life and do honest, noble work.

    ~10~ It gives me an excuse to obsess over my hair, and wear cool accessories with deep religious meaning. (this one was for fun, sorry, I had to put it for the girls!)

    I am an eternal learner (Sikh) and there is nothing wrong with that!
     
  2. Loading...

    Similar Threads Forum Date
    As A Child, Public Marches Of Sikhism Made Me Uncomfortable. They Still Do . Why ? Whats The Logic Hard Talk Oct 16, 2016
    Hard Talk The Caste System: Here's Why It's So Repugnant To Sikhi Hard Talk Aug 15, 2016
    Why are people converting to Sikhism? Sikh Sikhi Sikhism Jul 1, 2012
    Sects Why have Sikhs Changed Sikhism? History of Sikhism Nov 2, 2011
    Why is Sikhism the True Religion? Interfaith Dialogues Jul 17, 2010

  3. Tejwant Singh

    Tejwant Singh United States
    Expand Collapse
    Mentor Writer SPNer Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2004
    Messages:
    4,559
    Likes Received:
    6,988
    SikHannah,

    Guru Fateh

    Well said.

    Your post shows us that Sikhi is an internal manisfestation not an external imposition. How could it not be? Love can not be forced into. Love is germinated by goodness, from within. That's why Sikhi is pragmatic, not dogmatic.

    Thanks for reminding me why I am a Sikh.

    Tejwant
     
  4. Arvind

    Arvind
    Expand Collapse
    SPNer Contributor Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2004
    Messages:
    2,365
    Likes Received:
    379
    Nice expression of thoughts Hannah...

    Stay in Charhdee Kala (high spirits) always ji.

    With Regards,
    Arvind.
     
  5. SikHannah

    SikHannah
    Expand Collapse
    SPNer

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    You're welcome! :)
    Thanks for commenting Vaheguru Seekerji and Arvindji
     
  6. skeptik

    skeptik
    Expand Collapse
    SPNer

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2006
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    1
    It doesn't happen though. I see women slaving away behind the hot gas, juggling heavy patile and charcoal black tave, while the men are around the front talking having a chat or whatever. Now there is nothing wrong with this picture, but i'm just saying -- men and women have different roles and that's the way it is.

    The kind of peace of mind that comes from faith is one you can maintain only as long as you dont have much of a real life. When you have relationships, responsibilities, children, bills, taxes and problems like that -- then forget about peace, you'll be happy just to have a moment of quiet.

    Falling in love always feels good. Falling out of love, not so much.

    Like many things, It's as simple and as complicated as you want it to be.

    We carry a lot of baggage though. We have deep wounds and these affect all facets of our religion. We have prejudices that are deeply cultural. How can an outsider understand our pains and joys?

    To the contrary, we put down almost all religions in some way or other. We secretly believe our religion is the best and we try not to say so in words but we do think we have a good thing going. This doesn't stop us from getting along well with most people though!

    Wonder what it must feel like to think that way.

    There is nothing modern about our religion. We are strongly conservative. We believe in good family and honour, and these are not priorities shared by modern day liberals.

    Yes absolutely.

    Good for you
     
  7. dalsingh

    dalsingh
    Expand Collapse
    SPNer

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,064
    Likes Received:
    233
    Wow Skeptiik, talk about rain on a parade!!! Lol

    Don't let your own experiences cloud anothers.
     
  8. Gyani Jarnail Singh

    Gyani Jarnail Singh Malaysia
    Expand Collapse
    Sawa lakh se EK larraoan
    Mentor Writer SPNer Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2004
    Messages:
    7,623
    Likes Received:
    14,188
    Dear SikkHannah ji.
    Waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh.

    You have got all the right reasons....and given me a few pointers as well. Thanks. Stay in chardeekalla and keep on learning...

    Gyani jarnail Singh
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. drkhalsa

    drkhalsa
    Expand Collapse
    SPNer

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2004
    Messages:
    1,308
    Likes Received:
    54
    Thanks Hanna for very good Read , Looks like very Original !


    Thanks Skeptic for your post also , It Also looks very original I really liked that

    But here with caution I assume that you rae Intelligent and Brave enough to say how you feel about something ( Sikhism here ) but at the same time can clearly see that what you are saying is your version of reality and neither the facts nor the everybody Truth .


    and this has been basic way the life goes . YOu have to stick with your version of reality to live in this world but at the same time have to open let the new realities take shape as life goes on . The more you hold on more it becomes Painful and Boring


    Both of the posts were really very Good!


    Thanks


    JAtinder Singh
     

Share This Page