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How Many Different Types Of Sikhs Are There?

Harry Haller

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HMmmmmmm

Gursikh obviously
Sehajdhari Sikhs
Keshdhari Sikhs
Namdhari Sikhs
Healthy Happy Holy Sikhs
AKJ Sikhs
Nirankari Sikhs
Self called Sikhs
Patit Sikhs
Petite Sikhs
Nihang Sikhs
Udasi Sikhs
Sanatan Sikhs
Nirmala Sikhs
Seva Panthi Sikhs

Any I missed out?
 

Tejwant Singh

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Harry ji,

Guru Fateh.

Great points. I am sure we all have missed many.

Which title shall a one sangat person like me bestow on you? :)

Tejwant Singh
 

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I honestly don't worry about different types of sikhs.
I know there are so many who have their own set ways that are certainly not my cup of tea.

But the way I see it, is that as long as we don't end up in house battles like muslim shia and sunnis... then we should be alright.

However, the disgraceful display of kirpan and sword fighting at Darbar sahib a few weeks ago should stop and end right there, immediately.!!...otherwise we will end up like Islam along with our own version of ''Khali-ban''
....Now, that does worry me :swordfights:
 

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We all know the term ‘Sikh’ has many prefixes and suffixes. The most suitable adjective, IMHO, is Gursikh, i.e. one who follows and adheres to the teachings of his Guru (Gurmukh), the opposite being manmukh (self-conceited, one who follows his mind and does not heed the Guru’s message).<?"urn::eek:ffice:eek:ffice" />
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However, even a Gurmukh can have lapses every now and then, and turn into a manmukh (like Bhai Joga Singh ji). Only a precious few remain constantly Sanmukh (kotan mein nanak ko-ou naaarain jeh cheet – only one in a crore(s) has Waheguru (Sat, har) constantly in his heart – M.9 Slok 24, SGGS 1427).
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In the 21<SUP>st</SUP> Pauree of Anand Sahib Guru Amardas Ji blesses us as follows:
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<TABLE style="BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse; mso-yfti-tbllook: 480; mso-padding-alt: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt" class=MsoTableGrid border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0><TBODY><TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes"><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; WIDTH: 442.8pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0cm" vAlign=top width=590>ਜੇ ਕੋ ਸਿਖੁ ਗੁਰੂ ਸੇਤੀ ਸਨਮੁਖੁ ਹੋਵੈ
</TD></TR><TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 1"><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; WIDTH: 442.8pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0cm" vAlign=top width=590>Jey ko sikh guroo seytee sanmukh ho-vai.
</TD></TR><TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 2"><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; WIDTH: 442.8pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0cm" vAlign=top width=590><o:p> </o:p>
</TD></TR><TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 3"><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; WIDTH: 442.8pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0cm" vAlign=top width=590>If a Sikh turns to the Guru in good faith for his approval (blessings).
</TD></TR><TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 4"><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; WIDTH: 442.8pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0cm" vAlign=top width=590><o:p> </o:p>
</TD></TR><TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 5"><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; WIDTH: 442.8pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0cm" vAlign=top width=590>ਹੋਵੈ ਸਨਮੁਖੁ ਸਿਖੁ ਕੋਈ ਜੀਅਹੁ ਰਹੈ ਗੁਰ ਨਾਲੇ
</TD></TR><TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 6"><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; WIDTH: 442.8pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0cm" vAlign=top width=590>ho-vai ta sanmukh sikh ko-ee jee-oh rahai gur naaley.
</TD></TR><TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 7"><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; WIDTH: 442.8pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0cm" vAlign=top width=590><o:p> </o:p>
</TD></TR><TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 8"><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; WIDTH: 442.8pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0cm" vAlign=top width=590>He should seek his (Guru’s) audience in all sincerity and connect with him (Guru) from his (her) inner-most conscious (antah-karan, ‘atma’).
</TD></TR><TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 9"><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; WIDTH: 442.8pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0cm" vAlign=top width=590><o:p> </o:p>
</TD></TR><TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 10"><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; WIDTH: 442.8pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0cm" vAlign=top width=590>ਗੁਰ ਕੇ ਚਰਨ ਹਿਰਦੈ ਧਿਆਏ ਅੰਤਰ ਆਤਮੈ ਸਮਾਲੇ
</TD></TR><TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 11"><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; WIDTH: 442.8pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0cm" vAlign=top width=590>Gur key charan hirdai dhiaa-ey antar atmaa samaaley.
</TD></TR><TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 12"><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; WIDTH: 442.8pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0cm" vAlign=top width=590><o:p> </o:p>
</TD></TR><TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 13"><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; WIDTH: 442.8pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0cm" vAlign=top width=590>Meditate and contemplate on Guru’s teachings with his heart and retain them within his (her) innermost-conscious (antah-karan ‘atma’).
</TD></TR><TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 14"><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; WIDTH: 442.8pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0cm" vAlign=top width=590><o:p> </o:p>
</TD></TR><TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 15"><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; WIDTH: 442.8pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0cm" vAlign=top width=590>ਆਪੁ ਛਡਿ ਸਦਾ ਰਹੈ ਪਰਣੈ ਗੁਰ ਬਿਨੁ ਅਵਰੁ ਜਾਣੈ ਕੋਏ
</TD></TR><TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 16"><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; WIDTH: 442.8pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0cm" vAlign=top width=590>Aap chhad sadaa rahai parnai gur bin avar na jaa-nai ko-ee.
</TD></TR><TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 17"><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; WIDTH: 442.8pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0cm" vAlign=top width=590><o:p> </o:p>
</TD></TR><TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 18"><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; WIDTH: 442.8pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0cm" vAlign=top width=590>He (she) must renounce all thoughts of egotism (me-ism) and remain constantly connected to the Guru, and no one else.
</TD></TR><TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 19"><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; WIDTH: 442.8pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0cm" vAlign=top width=590><o:p> </o:p>
</TD></TR><TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 20"><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; WIDTH: 442.8pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0cm" vAlign=top width=590>ਕਹੈ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਸੁਣਹੁ ਸੰਤਹੁ ਸੋ ਸਿਖੁ ਸਨਮੁਖੁ ਹੋਏ ੨੧॥
</TD></TR><TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 21"><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; WIDTH: 442.8pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0cm" vAlign=top width=590>Kahai nanak sunho sant-ho so sikh sanmukh ho-ee.
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</TD></TR><TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 23; mso-yfti-lastrow: yes"><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; WIDTH: 442.8pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0cm" vAlign=top width=590>Listen O devotees, Says Nanak, only such a Sikh is truly connected to (in audience with) the Guru.
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The above is a hastily done translation and needs much improvement – so bhul chuk khima ji.
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Rajinder Singh ‘Arshi’
 
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Or two kinds those that believe there is only one Sikh Scripture the S.G.G.S and those that,,, Uhmm ....don't.
 

Tejwant Singh

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there is no hindu....no muslim...no sikh? :)

just humans seeking the truth...no "i am this, and you are that" ... just truth seekers...then you see all as one and the same......all in ONE and ONE in all...
Chaz Singh ji,

I beg to differ with you once again as we have done before.

Please do not confuse between the three. The first two are exclusionary. One can be killed if one does not follow them and they breed hatred. 1984 and also eradicating Buddhism and trying to do the same with the other minority religions for the former and the current news for the latter are the reminders of these exclusive religions. One should not forget the destruction/demolition of the respective places of worship.

Sikhi is all inclusionary no matter what hue, creed or faith one may belongs to. The four doors of Harmander Sahib and its foundation laid by a Muslim and langar for all are the examples of the stark differences amongst the three.

Sikh simply means, as you are very well aware of; a student, a learner, a seeker. Nothing more.

Tejwant Singh
 

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Chaz Singh ji,

I beg to differ with you once again as we have done before.

Please do not confuse between the three. The first two are exclusionary. One can be killed if one does not follow them and they breed hatred. 1984 and also eradicating Buddhism and trying to do the same with the other minority religions for the former and the current news for the latter are the reminders of these exclusive religions. One should not forget the destruction/demolition of the respective places of worship.

Sikhi is all inclusionary no matter what hue, creed or faith one may belongs to. The four doors of Harmander Sahib and its foundation laid by a Muslim and langar for all are the examples of the stark differences amongst the three.

Sikh simply means, as you are very well aware of; a student, a learner, a seeker. Nothing more.

Tejwant Singh

Tejwant ji,

what has 1984 to do with hindu's not all hindu's are like that, you can't speak for everyone. Also Islam and Hinduism isn't about hate and killing. All the religions have some bad apples. I've watched a documentary few years ago about 1984, there were even Hindu's who died protecting the Sikhs.

Some Hindu's and Muslims are also Sikhs(students/seekers)
 

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Tejwant ji,

what has 1984 to do with hindu's not all hindu's are like that, you can't speak for everyone. Also Islam and Hinduism isn't about hate and killing. All the religions have some bad apples. I've watched a documentary few years ago about 1984, there were even Hindu's who died protecting the Sikhs.

Most hindu's and muslims are also Sikhs(students)
how are Hindus and Muslims Sikh students.... they are students but not students of GGS.
 

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Chaz Singh ji,

I beg to differ with you once again as we have done before.

Please do not confuse between the three. The first two are exclusionary. One can be killed if one does not follow them and they breed hatred. 1984 and also eradicating Buddhism and trying to do the same with the other minority religions for the former and the current news for the latter are the reminders of these exclusive religions. One should not forget the destruction/demolition of the respective places of worship. [\quote]

This is the plight of Ego ridden minds...

in the past when i called myself a 'Sikh' i said so to be a part of a group...a community, i put myself in a box...i thought of myself in different to others...and got angry when others did Bad to sikhs...thinking we should retaliate...

With such behaviour you may as well remove the names of religion and replace with the Names of countries...and you have the same thing...Ego created existance, arguments, controls, wars...

What difference is there?

It is not the Truth that wanted to be enveloped into names, boundaries and divisions...all religions contain elements of the truth..

therefore to me, when Guru Ji says...there is no hindu, no muslim, Guru Ji is saying behind all the EGo created boundaries...a Hindu in the Ego sense doesn't exist, a Muslim in the Ego Religious sense doesn't exists...nor does a Sikh in the Ego religious sense exists...

A Sikh exists Free of all boundaries, names and controls...and is a free spirit in his/her search for Truth.

Now i don't know my Sikh History as well as others, but i'm pretty sure Guru Ji had many Hindu and muslim followers...and called them all as his Sikh's...and Guru Ji didn't mean that you are now part of my Religion...they meant, you are my disciples, you are free spirited truth seekers..

But i could be completely wrong so i apologise if i have completely misunderstood this.

God Bless Ji.
 

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