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We all have listened the sakhis of Panja Sahib i.e. Guru Nanak's hand impression in stone; at Ritha Sahib, the bitter Rithas became sweet and are still sweet. This shows that nature bends (changes laws of nature) at Guru Nanak; although laws of nature never changes. We never thought why nature bends at Guru Nanak? Because Guru Nanak also bends at Nature. Guru Nanak's Baani says, "Balihari Kudrat vassia, Tera Ant na jayi lakhia", "Aapi ney Kudrat saaj kay Aasan ditho chao". So Guru Nanak says the one form of God is Nirankar and the other form is His Kudrat. Kudrat has grown hairs on human body. If anybody cuts his hairs many times, hairs grows again and again at his body. It means God likes that human beings be with hairs on his body. Guru Nanak also says about 'Bhana' (the will of God), 'Hukam' and 'Nimarta'. All of these great values implies that Sikh must keep his hairs willingly and happily. Sikh was keeping his hairs from the time of Guru Nanak but Guru Gobind Singh ji firmly applied the rules from Gurbani. In Japji Sahib Guru Nanak also says, "Hukam rajai chalna, Nanak likhiya naal" i.e. one should follow the laws of nature, respect and safeguard the nature. Before Gurbani, in Moolmantar 'Karta Purakh' means only God is complete in every sense and all others are incomplete, and God has made nature and nature grows hairs. If anybody cuts his hairs and this way go against His nature and disrespect this great value of God i.e. Karta Purakh (Karta jo apni krit vich Paripuran hai).
That is why Sikhs keep their hairs willingly and happily.
Kanwaljit Singh (kanwaljs):singhsippingcoffee:
I agree with you and now I have edited my post and eliminated sakhi from that.Kanwaljitji
I find that the beauty of Sikhism is that everything is visible, tangible and above board, thus we have little need for celestial angels, winged horses or the whole array of objects that defy the laws of nature.
So what is our calling card? In my view, none, just the truth plain and simple,.
I do not think Guru Nanakji did any bending of natures laws, I believe that his message was enough to sway people , I do not believe he needed to draw rabbits out of hats. Your post does not need to rely on such for its message, the points you have raised are good enough even without the sakhis.
Discussion about cutting hair is going here then i think why create another thread for the same. I am also thinking to trim my beard as it is not growing equally from all sides and not thick as i want. Any way i can grow it as i want.
Did you become Khalsa by choice or by custom?I'm curious to know what became of Openmindedsingh, his decision, and his life in the years after. As someone who finds myself in a relatively similar age/position to his original predicament, much of what he said resonated with me more so than any other posts or articles I've come across, primarily his description of living the worst of all worlds through the act of fence sitting (hence my alias).
I suspect he might be long gone from this forum now, but will keep an eye out for an unlikely reply and how it may inform my own experience of the paralysis that results from perpetual uncertainty in my identity.
Respectfully I don't agree with you sir. There comes a point in a persons spiritual journey where they must assess their beliefs independently of their family. When raised in a belief system we accept it as our own as we follow our family's example. As we become independent adults it is normal to to ask ourselves, "Is this my path?" Your statement that their "desire to bow for a minor comfort show that you are not a true Sikh at heart.", seems to me to be rather harsh. This young man has come here and is asking for insight and advice. If he didn't care he'd just cut his hair and be done with it.It is your decision to be a Sikh or not. Hair are inseparable for a Sikh. For the sake of maintaining hair Bhai Taru Singh accepted to get his Scalp of head removed rather than getting the hair cut. Muslim offered great privileges' to Sikhs to become Muslims but they accepted to face tortious deaths. Sikhism is certainly a great religion which has history of sacrifices. They never gave up their religion for major worldly benefits. Your desire to bow for a minor comfort shows that you are not a true Sikh at heart.
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