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  1. J

    General Sikhism And Death

    It's me, I apologize for posting idiotic posts, but I got one question. Do us Sikhs believe in a god force and we also don't believe in the heaven or hell concept correct?
  2. Harkiran Kaur

    Sikhi Pragmatism And Sikhism

    @Tejwant Singh Ji, You keep bringing up the word 'pragmatist' or 'Pragmatic' etc. First, can you please show me in SGGSJ where it says everything must be approached in this way? I have been unable to find the word even once in SGGSJ. You keep saying we must use ONLY SGGSJ to explain our...
  3. Admin

    Controversial Concept Of So-called Jhootah And Sikhism

    Taken from another thread, posted by Sherdil ji and as quoted above, what Guru Saab has said about Jooth (jhootah or jhootha)? Interestingly there is no proper word to translate the word Jhooth in English language... perhaps, Unclean... Please discuss with full shabds and/or panna/page numbers...
  4. J

    Atheism Sikhism And Atheism

    I am Sikh, but I am having some troubles with religion. Some religions have 10 gods while others have one god. But what god should we believe in? Also, does praying work or no? I am just wondering a lot. There is a lot of debate and people are saying praying doesn't work. When I pray it works...
  5. Ishna

    Sikhism Concepts Of Sikhism By Pritam Singh Gill [Maya In Particular]

    Borrowed this book from Gurdwara Sahib library: Concepts of Sikhism by Pritam Singh Gill, Formerly Prinipal Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar. It was first published in 1979 by New Academic Publishing Co, Mai Hiran Gate, Jalandhar. I'm reading the 2004 reprint. It's really quite good - I...
  6. N

    What Is View Of Sikhism On Lending Money To Someone?

    Should one lead money to someone? In case yes, what will be the key things one should consider? Will you lead to person who has kaam, krod, lobh, moh and ahankar?
  7. Admin

    Sikhism Book Review : Sikhism And Spirituality By Rabinder Singh

    About the Author: Rabinder Singh Bhamra was born in 1940 and raised in the city of Amritsar in Punjab, India into an industrial family. He grew up with an interest in the fine arts and finished his college education at Khalsa College, Amritsar with a Bachelor of the Arts. Later, the author did...
  8. Admin

    Sikhism Celebrating Sikhism: Thousands Descend On Yuba City For Festival, Parade

    Despite scattered showers, the 36th annual Sikh Parade and Festival on Sunday in Yuba City was a success, according to organizers. Tens of thousands of people from all over the world descended upon northwest Yuba City and celebrated Sikhism. 10:06 a.m. California Highway Patrol Officer Chris...
  9. spnadmin

    Controversial Defining Authority In Sikhism

    admin note: The role and authority of Akaal Takht has always been of historical interest to me, as a question of spiritual and temporal authority in Sikhism. We have no clergy, no intermediaries. The Sikh Rehat Maryada charges every Sikh to take Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji as spiritual authority...
  10. D

    Entering Into Sikhism: Questions On Reht Maryada

    have been exploring all kinds of Sikhi resources, and while I understand the keeping of one's hair to distinguish the Sikhs from other groups, *that* is something that one can easily enter into. I have also read that piercings are not permitted, but I already have quite a few. I could take them...
  11. J

    Sikhism Or Spirtuality

    First things first.. A big hii to everyone ...well this is my first post and the topics that everyone has talked abt are pretty interestin. though i have not read all the posts but quite a few to start my own... Well i myself is very much interested in sikh culture the reason being that i was...
  12. jasbirkaleka

    Dominance Of Rituals In Sikhism

    Washing of HAZOOR SAHIB GURUDWARA and the SHASHTRAS with milk and Godavari water is idol worship which goes againt the tanents ofSikhism as propogated by GURU NANAK and GURU GOBIND SINGH.We should follow the teachings of GURU GRANTH SAHIB, instead of spendind so much energy,money,time on...
  13. aristotle

    Khushwant Wanted Sikhs To Retain Identity

    Noted writer and journalist Khushwant Singh, who passed away at 99 on Thursday, believed Sikh leadership should discuss and ponder over the fact that majority of them had discarded symbols of Sikh identity such as turban, long hair and beard. In an address read out by his son in February this...
  14. G

    Sikh Values

    I have been thinking of what the Sikh values are. Then the values associated with each letter in the wordKHALSAintuitively came in mind. These Sikh values stem out of the Mool Manter. Here are these : K - Knowledge of Divine :The Sikh ever strives to know more and more about Spiritual path...
  15. G

    Why Sikhs Keep KESH ?

    There are lots of questions regarding Kesh within the Sikh community and outside as well. The question asked I quite often asked is whether how the love of Gurbani and the Guru of a Keshadhari is different from the those without kesh. The answers that kesh are natural ; the kesh are Guru ki...
  16. Harry Haller

    Sikhism, The Best Kept Secret In The World

    There is an extreme shortage of old Classic Range Rovers around, all the good ones are going for silly money, and I do not have silly money, so I managed to find an Isuzu Bighorn for silly money down in Southampton. However, the seller took my phone reduction very amicably, too amicably, and I...
  17. Ishna

    General Western Culture / Western Sikhs - Why Seen As Such A Threat?

    I've encountered this sentiment plenty of times in the online Sikh world. Western culture is a threat to Sikhi! Western culture is a threat to Punjab! Thankfully, only rarely have I come across it in real life. What is it about western culture and western Sikhs and even "white" Sikh converts...
  18. T

    Arts/Society New Garja Singh Statue In Resin

    My name is Taran Singh of www.taran3d.com and I am a 3D artist from the UK. I have worked in 3D design for over 12 years. What I am offering is a chance for you to own and to help produce this affordable high quality 12 inch statue, of the famous 18th century Sikh warrior Garja Singh...
  19. K

    General Homosexual Sikhs

    I have been looking into the question of homosexuality and Sikhi, and to me it seems the two are compatible, but I was wondering if anybody could point me in the direction of historical Sikhs who were gay? Can anyone think of any during the gurus' times, or even after that, but someone who is a...
  20. Admin

    Jainism Jainism And Sikhism: The Value Of Being “Footnote” Traditions

    By Brianne Donaldson. In the recently published Norton Anthology of World Religions, there were two notable omissions: the ancient nonviolent Indian tradition of Jainism, and the modern Indian tradition of Sikhism. I noticed the absence (1) because they are two traditions that I study, teach...
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