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Sikh News Ravidassia Sect Sends Shockwaves Across World’s Sikh Community (Times Online)

Discussion in 'Breaking News' started by Sikh News Reporter, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Sikh News Reporter

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    Sep 20, 2004
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    India has never been short of religions: although 80 per cent Hindu, it also incorporates Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Judaism and Zoroastrianism as well as hundreds of lesser known faiths.

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  3. spnadmin

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    Jun 17, 2004
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    sangat ji

    From the article, It differs from mainstream Sikhism on several religious issues, including worshipping living gurus, which is considered blasphemous by most Sikhs. It also focuses predominantly on the teachings of Guru Ravidass, who was born in Varanasi in the 14th century and taught that people should be judged according to their merits, rather than their caste or social status.

    But how has this new religion accomplished one of its objectives: to rise above the caste system? It seems that it consolidates caste-ism even more by gathering together its own congregation of Dalits under a brand-new roof.
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  4. Tejwant Singh

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    Narayanjot ji,

    Guru Fateh.

    Very astute observations.

    Thanks for the depth in your foresight and vision.


    Tejwant Singh
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