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Sikh News Sikhs Scale Down Temple Dome Plans

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PALATINE, Ill., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A Sikh religious organization says it has decided to scale back its plans to build an illuminated gold dome 46 feet above a suburban Chicago neighborhood. Sikh - Religion and Spirituality - Sikhism - Organizations - History

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This is disgusting. A golden dome on a Gurdwara built 30 years ago? How about using the money to donate to the floods in Punjab and Pakistan, or towards technology which will make Gurbani more easily accessible in the Gurdwara (for example translation screens-assuming they do not already have them).
 

gurbanicd

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the aim of this life is to meet lord .
what purpose gold will serve on the dome.

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1. Page962 Line 9 Raag Raamkalee: Guru Arjan Dev

ਨਾ ਤੂ ਆਵਹਿ ਵਸਿ ਬਹੁਤੁ ਘਿਣਾਵਣੇ ॥
naa thoo aavehi vas bahuth ghinaavanae ||
No one can bring You under control, by despising the world.

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ਨਾ ਤੂ ਆਵਹਿ ਵਸਿ ਬੇਦ ਪੜਾਵਣੇ ॥
naa thoo aavehi vas baedh parraavanae ||
No one can bring You under control, by studying the Vedas.

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ਨਾ ਤੂ ਆਵਹਿ ਵਸਿ ਤੀਰਥਿ ਨਾਈਐ ॥
naa thoo aavehi vas theerathh naaeeai ||
No one can bring You under control, by bathing at the holy places.

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ਨਾ ਤੂ ਆਵਹਿ ਵਸਿ ਧਰਤੀ ਧਾਈਐ ॥
naa thoo aavehi vas dhharathee dhhaaeeai ||
No one can bring You under control, by wandering all over the world.

</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffecec><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 12px; COLOR: rgb(51,51,51); FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">5. Page962 Line 10 Raag Raamkalee: Guru Arjan Dev

ਨਾ ਤੂ ਆਵਹਿ ਵਸਿ ਕਿਤੈ ਸਿਆਣਪੈ ॥
naa thoo aavehi vas kithai siaanapai ||
No one can bring You under control, by any clever tricks.

</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffec><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 12px; COLOR: rgb(51,51,51); FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">6. Page962 Line 11 Raag Raamkalee: Guru Arjan Dev

ਨਾ ਤੂ ਆਵਹਿ ਵਸਿ ਬਹੁਤਾ ਦਾਨੁ ਦੇ ॥
naa thoo aavehi vas bahuthaa dhaan dhae ||
No one can bring You under control, by giving huge donations to charities.
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God is not found in architecture or wealth. To serve others is to serve GOD. God is found through correct implementation of gurbani in the heart. Meditation reflection and simran. Infact making gurdwara gold was introduced after the gurus! You can make guru granth sahib's house look the most beautiful but this will not fill people's hearts with the love of naam! The langar is there for a reason - to serve others, that is the true spirit of a gurdwara and sikhi. Not golden plated domes.


EDIT: this reply was in response to a deleted post which claimed that giving to charity was worthless, but that having a golden dome is ok
 

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