Recent content by Jogindar Singh Kaur

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    Christianity Why I Chose To Be A Sikh And Not A Christian!

    Sikhism, science and rationality fit together perfectly. The SGGS talks of other planets and other worlds. There is no denial of scientific truths in Sikhism. God is within all of us. S/he is no distant master. God is neither male nor female in Sikhism. In the West, historically, the...
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    Har (Hari) is another name for God.
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    Islam GAY MUSLIMS, Documentary, UK

    Re: Quash the homophobic sikhs ISDhillon-- Are you also on SikhNet? I'm Mojave66 over there. I think of you and your posts when I'm going through a rough time and thinking of abandoning the Sikh path for another. You've helped keep me focused on the words of the Gurus and not the sometimes...
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    Sikhism And Homosexuality

    If there is anything I've learned from Gurbani, it is that God's Hukam is complex and unknowable. It is not up to me to place judgement on anyone; that is up to Waheguruji alone. The SGGS teaches that there are many paths to knowledge, and I firmly believe that one of those paths is science...
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    Sikhism And Homosexuality

    DevinesaNative Ji, I am a homosexual and I consider myself completely adjusted. I also do not consider "masculine" and "feminine" two mutually exclusive categories. Men and women of all kinds have both masculine and feminine characteristics in them. That is just part of being human. Let me...
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    What Is The Sikh View Of The West?

    I ask this because when I read the SGGS, I find myself relating the concepts to my understanding of philosophy, most of it "western" in origin (mainly since I'm quite a geek). As a note, I don't want to imply "science" is purely Western phenomenon, but my own education in Science is, alas...
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    New SPN'er Introductions

    It is so good to see this board so vibrant and active. Waheguruji ka Khalsa! Waheguruji ke Fateh! My apologies for not being here in such a long time. I had school finals last month, and then my gastric bypass surgery. I'm finally starting to feel like myself again, plus I've lost 30 lbs--...
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    What Is Kaam?

    agape ji I think has it right. Lust is satisfying your needs without regard to the other person-- using their body as if it was nothing but a tool.
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    Sikhism And Homosexuality

    Lutheraji: You are completely wrong when you equate homosexuality and lust. I could have lustful sex with anyone. I can ONLY fall deeply in love with a person of my gender. Again, I ask you to please read this thread thoroughly. Your understanding of sexuality is not a bit scientific, and...
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    Sikhism A Faith Misunderstood

    Dr. Khalsa-- may I have your permission to use this essay in one of my classes on Sikhi? This is a brilliant explanation. This is also making me think more about how this philosophy has shown up in the West as "Unitarian-Universalism." Both have much in common, although they are of course...
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    Sikhism And Homosexuality

    hpluthera-- Waheguruji ka Khalsa, Waheguruji ke Fateh! Welcome. Please read this thread from the beginning. There are many voices here who might make you re-think many of your statements.
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    Donating Blood And Sikhism

    Re: Donating blood Argument 1: You could make that argument about any technology, not just the medical technology that can transfuse blood from one person to another. For me, understanding God's Hukam doesn't just mean the holy Gurbani, it also means non-holy acts like understanding...
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    Sikhism And Homosexuality

    Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, waheguruji ke Fateh! SnS ji, you are confusing correlation and causation. Just because native Europeans have a low birthrate this does NOT indicate that they are "turning" homosexual. That would be a ridiculous argument. In fact, it would be far more accurate to state...
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    A Pet's Death

    Waheguruji ka Khalsa, Waheguruji ke Fateh, Last night I had to put my young pet rat Eva to sleep, a victim of mycobacterial pneumonia. I have this huge love for animals, and I love taking care of them. Eva was this beatiful, gentle little animal who loved to be held and skritched. I was...
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    Feel Bad About Aftermath Of 911

    That is a beautiful post, Ripdrool.