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    How Important Are Shastars (Weapons) To Sikhism?

    Oh okay.... thanks for all the help!! :happymunda:
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    How Much Authority Does The Akal Takt Have?

    So am I right in the thinking that originally the Akal Takht was never meant to have the authority to pass edicts etc, but over time, the opinion of the people ended up being announced by the Akal Takht. But now Jathedaars have been introduced and many have ended up being not as good as they...
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    How Much Authority Does The Akal Takt Have?

    I was wondering just how much suthority the Akal Takht has (or is supposed to have) in terms of Sikhi and the lives of Sikhs. Is the Akal Takht supposed to make decisions on how the Sikh 'religion' is 'run'? Or is the Akal Takht supposed to provide guidance on spiritual issues for Sikhs. For...
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    How Important Are Shastars (Weapons) To Sikhism?

    Re: How Important are Weapons to Sikhism? Thanks for the information, but I was wondering what the significance is of shastar in general, not just the kirpan as in front of the Guru Granth Sahib Ji is a variety of shastar. And also, unless I missed something, I don't think any of the threads...
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    How Important Are Shastars (Weapons) To Sikhism?

    Re: How Important are Weapons to Sikhism? Well what are the practical and symbolic functions of shastar in Sikhi? And surely there is something spiritual about the Guru Granth Sahib Ji, and yet it isn't considered idol worship when respect is shown to the Guru.... why would it be considered...
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    How Important Are Shastars (Weapons) To Sikhism?

    Re: How Important are Weapons to Sikhism? I wasn't trying to say that Sikhs worship anyone/thing other than Waheguru, all I am saying is what part do weapons play in worship? The Guru Granth Sahib Ji guides us and is respected because it is our Guru. What do weapons do and why are they...
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    How Important Are Shastars (Weapons) To Sikhism?

    I would like to know just how much importance weapons have in the Sikh faith, and also how much respect is supposed to be shown to them. I've looked all over the internet for the answer and just can't seem to find it. I'm familiar with the Shastar Naam Mala composition of the Sri Dasam...
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    Why Do We Need A Naming Ceremony?

    I do not believe that the entire SRM is made up of a load of mindless rules or anything else along those lines. I have always seen Sikhi as a very personal 'religion' and when it comes down to things like naming "ceremonies", euthansasia and all of those other topics, you should be able to make...
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    Why Do We Need A Naming Ceremony?

    Thanks for all of the help. Ive often been confused with how all of the things in the SRM came about. I understand you are supposed to respect it and that it was written with a lot of care by people who know a lot more abou Sikhi than i do, but that still doesnt account for all of the things...
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    Why Do We Need A Naming Ceremony?

    I was recently doing research as part of my Religious Studies revision, and when I found out about the naming ceremony for a Sikh baby, I was just unsure as to how the Sikhs came up with it. Is it a ceremony which has been dictated in the Guru Granth Sahib Ji, or is it something that has...
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    Does It Matter How You Wear Your Kirpan?

    Thanks for all the help everyone :happymunda:
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    Does It Matter How You Wear Your Kirpan?

    I recently began to wear all of the 5 k's, and being left handed, i wore my gatra on the left shoulder, with my kirpan hanging by my right hip. Now i thought this wasn't a problem, but almost every time somebody sees my kirpan on "the other side" they say what are you doing, you're wearing it...
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    Reincarnation

    dalbirk ji I don't quite have enough time to read the entire article you posted, I have only read a quarter of it and the chances of me understanding it all are very slim. I get what the writer is saying with all of the hyper-rational stuff, but I don't think the person has quite understood...
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    Reincarnation

    What I don't understand with reincarnation is this... if we are all constantly being "recycled" then shouldn't the number of people and animals etc. stay more or less the same? Humans have constanty been growing in number, and the only way you could have more and more organisms on this earth is...
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    FAQs for Students Do Sikhs Eat Meat?

    I have heard people describe jhatka as killing painlessly with one stroke. In countries like the UK, the chances of being able to kill an animal with a kirpan or something with one swift blow to the neck, everytime you want meat, are pretty slim. So is it still considered jhatka if the animal...
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