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Logically , sangat should keep traditions those are needed

A_seeker

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I think it does make some sense , What the speaker tries to convey is that people of this land (Bharat) do share a common culture and components of it can be practiced which brings harmony & unity within him and the society . Those traditions which became outdated or were not beneficial were addressed through various reformist movements like bhakti Movement.

The Sikhi of Baba Nanak was one of the reform movements in the Hindu Society which was simply to leaven the social and religious thoughts of the society.

This snippet from the video does not undermines Nanak Philosophy .


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gur_meet

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ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫ਼ਤਿਹ

What is being said is true that there is cultural impact on Sikh society. What is of concern is when the spiritual aspects get interpreted / influenced.
The below is one idea that was propagated earlier-

"The Sikhi of Baba Nanak was one of the reform movements in the Hindu Society which was simply to leaven the social and religious thoughts of the society."

Sikhi is distinct and a path of Sach with Naam Simran. The rituals and other practices had no place in Sikhi. The way of Guru Nanak is not through Sargun rituals but through Mool Mantar. Japji Sahib itself from the very beginning makes clear the true path of seeing Naam as Sach, the true reality in creation.
The path is not to be ascetic in thinking and follow yogic ways but follow the path of seeing Satguru within and Sabad as Guru. It is the path of Guru-Sikh by being Gurmukh.

The Sargun ways have a glitter about them but are not true ways. We don't have to be fundamentalist or fake ignoring truth as some consider not everyone equal. The spiritual truths in Gurbani have to be seen in its own light and not by comparing it with other religious thoughts to interpret as some academics do.

Cultural commonality is fine as long as we are clear within of our path.
 

A_seeker

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What is of concern is when the spiritual aspects get interpreted / influenced.
Absolutely and that influence can be both positive and negative i.e uniting & dividing the society. The centuries of foreign invasion, misrule , persecutions had produced the greatest spiritual subjugation of the people of this land along with corruption by the selfishness of priests .This was the condition in which Baba Nanak found the Hindus of this land.
He at once made up his mind to devout his life to the service of his land to restore them once more to ancient glory of its civilization .

Sikhi is distinct and a path of Sach with Naam Simran.
Universal concept of SAT, Daya , Santokh , Nimrata has never been alien to this civilization. It has existed long before Sikhi came into existence .
The rituals and other practices had no place in Sikhi
Rituals are not unique to Hinduism .All Humans are ritualistic. It is a way in which culture transmit ideas over generations along with stories and symbols .Rituals binds the community .
Pooja,Daily Nitnem , Amrit Sanchar is a religious ritual .
Celebrating a Birthday party is a secular ritual .
 
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A_seeker

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Cultural commonality is fine as long as we are clear within of our path.
agreed ji, there are differences in hindu way of life, sikh way of life ,Jain & Buddhist .But one thing is for sure each way of life ,thought, expression , path no matter how different they may be are product of this land ,soil
 

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