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Introducing Myself

Avie

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Hi, hello, Sat Sri Akaal everyone. My name is Avie and I am from India. I am new to Sikhi, I am passionate about learning and exploring more. 🌻
 

Dalvinder Singh Grewal

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I Dr Dalvinder Singh Grewal, am a Sikh from the core of my heart since I have lived this life for 77 long years and found it to be so clear and human that it applies to the entire society. It starts with the simple IkOngkar and Karta Purukh meaning that 'There is One God who is the Creator of the entire universe. It implies that each being is created by Him hence has a common brotherhood. This also negates the differences of caste, creed, colour, community or religion and equality among all. Hence it sans all enmity, egotism, greed, evil will and the like. Its base is in Truth, where God is Truth (Sat(i)naam) and True is His Creation and demands us to be truthful and clean both in mind and body. Guru Nanak clarified this through the practice through 'Kirat Karo, Wand Chhako, Naam Japo' which means that we must earn our living with truthful labour; share with others especially the needy and remember the Lord who is the Giver of everything. This has been followed by Sikhs whom you will find very hard working and then distributing their earning especially food to the needy from their earning all over the globe and will find them remembering God not only in Gurdwaras but also at their home and also while travelling. There is so much to learn especially from their religious scripture Sri Guru Granth Sahib which has writings of the chief saints from all religions then existing in India. They believe that religions did not exist when God created the world; these are all created by men much later on; hence Sikhism is not by force as some religions are but are by choice.
 
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Vahiguroo ji ka Khalsa Vahiguroo ji ki Fateh
My name is Charankamal, I'm kesdharee sikh, from a family of gursikhs, and am keen to know how we can reform our leading bodies in a way that is inclusive and builds stronger principled defence of the oppressed.
For me, caste is a major factor of injustice in India and amongst the diaspora more widely. I cannot see a way forward for the panth unless we take action to tackle this.
I am aware of how our history has often been influenced or decimated by regimes that sought to co-opt our strength to their own ends. However I also believe we should have a pluralist approach that brings together the different traditions within our history.
I've been guilty of dogmatism in the past as a younger me, and have seen the damage it can do. I hope in conversations here I do not replicate those mistakes.
Bhul chuk maaf kari
Vahiguroo ji ka Khalsa Vahiguroo ji ki Fateh
 

Sikhilove1

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Vahiguroo ji ka Khalsa Vahiguroo ji ki Fateh
My name is Charankamal, I'm kesdharee sikh, from a family of gursikhs, and am keen to know how we can reform our leading bodies in a way that is inclusive and builds stronger principled defence of the oppressed.
For me, caste is a major factor of injustice in India and amongst the diaspora more widely. I cannot see a way forward for the panth unless we take action to tackle this.
I am aware of how our history has often been influenced or decimated by regimes that sought to co-opt our strength to their own ends. However I also believe we should have a pluralist approach that brings together the different traditions within our history.
I've been guilty of dogmatism in the past as a younger me, and have seen the damage it can do. I hope in conversations here I do not replicate those mistakes.
Bhul chuk maaf kari
Vahiguroo ji ka Khalsa Vahiguroo ji ki Fateh
What Dalvinder Ji wrote above is the Truth. The only thing I would disagree with, is that Sikhism was never meant to be a religion, as Guru Nanak taught us there is no Hindu, no Muslim, only one. Gurbani teaches us to ditch rituals and to replace them with Truthful Living, ie, be good, do good to self and others, silencing the mind and the thieves etc.

It tells us that the True religion is Truthful Living which has been taught to us by bhagats from before the Gurus in Gurbani as well as the Gurus with a great depth of love. Gurbani applied to your life is all that is needed, living Free of the rubbish of Maya, the five thieves.

Helping the oppressed takes strength, challenging societal norms, stereotypes and injustice which is far too often accepted by the masses. We need to be strong, fighters with warrior spirits, live by the sweat of our own brows and use that income to help others when needed.

Look at he recent protests... how often do masses so great in number protest worldwide the way thats being done. The Gurus taught is these lessons by the way they chose to live life, we just need to follow suit without fear and insecurity.
 

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