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Sikhism Is Not The Same As Hinduism, Islam Or Christianity Etc

Apr 25, 2006
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Randip Singh ji, if interpreted a certain way the answer to all your questions can be "yes" and if interpreted in another certain way, the answer to all questions can be "no".

I remember in one video this spiritual teacher (Tolle) compares spiritual teachings coming from various parts of the world as "signposts". He says they are pointers that point one towards the Truth. They do not contain the truth in themselves. The mind wants to analyze all these signposts but it cannot get to the truth by analyzing signposts. Also the truth itself cannot be reduced to thought, cannot be comprehended like that.

ਸੋਚੈ ਸੋਚਿ ਹੋਵਈ ਜੇ ਸੋਚੀ ਲਖ ਵਾਰ
सोचै सोचि न होवई जे सोची लख वार ॥
Socẖai socẖ na hova▫ī je socẖī lakẖ vār.
By thinking, He cannot be reduced to thought, even by thinking hundreds of thousands of times.
ਚੁਪੈ ਚੁਪ ਹੋਵਈ ਜੇ ਲਾਇ ਰਹਾ ਲਿਵ ਤਾਰ
चुपै चुप न होवई जे लाइ रहा लिव तार ॥
Cẖupai cẖup na hova▫ī je lā▫e rahā liv ṯār.
By remaining silent, inner silence is not obtained, even by remaining lovingly absorbed deep within.
ਭੁਖਿਆ ਭੁਖ ਉਤਰੀ ਜੇ ਬੰਨਾ ਪੁਰੀਆ ਭਾਰ
भुखिआ भुख न उतरी जे बंना पुरीआ भार ॥
Bẖukẖi▫ā bẖukẖ na uṯrī je bannā purī▫ā bẖār.
The hunger of the hungry is not appeased, even by piling up loads of worldly goods.
ਸਹਸ ਸਿਆਣਪਾ ਲਖ ਹੋਹਿ ਇਕ ਚਲੈ ਨਾਲਿ
सहस सिआणपा लख होहि त इक न चलै नालि ॥
Sahas si▫āṇpā lakẖ hohi ṯa ik na cẖalai nāl.
Hundreds of thousands of clever tricks, but not even one of them will go along with you in the end.
ਕਿਵ ਸਚਿਆਰਾ ਹੋਈਐ ਕਿਵ ਕੂੜੈ ਤੁਟੈ ਪਾਲਿ
किव सचिआरा होईऐ किव कूड़ै तुटै पालि ॥
Kiv sacẖi▫ārā ho▫ī▫ai kiv kūrhai ṯutai pāl.
So how can you become truthful? And how can the veil of illusion be torn away?
ਹੁਕਮਿ ਰਜਾਈ ਚਲਣਾ ਨਾਨਕ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਨਾਲਿ ॥੧॥
हुकमि रजाई चलणा नानक लिखिआ नालि ॥१॥
Hukam rajā▫ī cẖalṇā Nānak likẖi▫ā nāl. ||1||
O Nanak, it is written that you shall obey the Hukam of His Command, and walk in the Way of His Will. ||1||
 

Harwinder

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Apr 5, 2011
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To conclude from the thread and responses. Weather hindu, sikh, muslim, cristianity etc.....

We understand that all is a way to get in touch with a greater knowledge of being. To bind onslef in the teachings of the creator. weather it be in jesus, avataars, mohamed, or the gurus. All these figures have tought us something very similair.

To understand that no matter what path YOU MAY CHOSE the mountain top only stands one alone. As said in the thraed, "language is used as a bowl to practice name of the almighty, god , allah , vaihguru..."

Let us remember when understanding the belief and practices of others and comparing it to us... DO NOT judge for your practice to be better (not to imply anyone has done so).

"All is god, god is all"
"I hurt he hurts"

"become careless of all the worldly ritualls and practices that make us humans in different levels of mankind."
 

Randip Singh

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To conclude from the thread and responses. Weather hindu, sikh, muslim, cristianity etc.....

We understand that all is a way to get in touch with a greater knowledge of being. To bind onslef in the teachings of the creator. weather it be in jesus, avataars, mohamed, or the gurus. All these figures have tought us something very similair.

To understand that no matter what path YOU MAY CHOSE the mountain top only stands one alone. As said in the thraed, "language is used as a bowl to practice name of the almighty, god , allah , vaihguru..."

Let us remember when understanding the belief and practices of others and comparing it to us... DO NOT judge for your practice to be better (not to imply anyone has done so).

"All is god, god is all"
"I hurt he hurts"

"become careless of all the worldly ritualls and practices that make us humans in different levels of mankind."

That is not the issue here, the issue is why people confuse Sikh concepts with other so easily.
 

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