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Ego/hankaar

poppy

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Apr 13, 2005
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can someone please tell me that if 'ego/hankaar' is forbidden then why do we express ourselves as 'proud to be sikhs/ 'proud of our heritage/religion/achievements as sikhs' etc etc. Every where I go I see sikhs who are arrogant and see themselves as superior.
Help. Confused.
 
Jul 13, 2004
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poppy said:
can someone please tell me that if 'ego/hankaar' is forbidden then why do we express ourselves as 'proud to be sikhs/ 'proud of our heritage/religion/achievements as sikhs' etc etc. Every where I go I see sikhs who are arrogant and see themselves as superior.
Help. Confused.
Often, I see words used in Gurbani dont have direct English translation. And in lot of situations, wrong word is picked up as a translation, hence changing the context.

However, in this particular case, ego/ahankaar should be taken more towards arrogance... which is certainly not a good human trait. Still more introspection makes me not to use 'proud' word too.

So yes, I agree with you, what you are saying.. but that may be just me
 
Jul 30, 2004
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Gurfateh

Yes Sikh can never be proud of as pride or Abhiman is anti Panth but this is at high stage.

at initial stages we may find term fortunate or Vadbhagi for being Sikh.

so we can say we are most fortunate as Akal took us under self guidance of truth and we are Sikh.
 
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