That's a misnomer. Guru Nanak Sahib never said it was ok to eat a corpse. He asked Bhai Lehna Ji to do it as a test only. Please note that there was no actual corpse-eating performed. It was a test of dedication.ishna ji
A question. Why would Guru Nanak say it is OK to eat a corpse but it is not OK to eat an egg?
That is just what I'm saying I can live by the SRM as it's published. I just don't want to show up to the game and find that they've changed the rulesI agree that one should not partake of Amrit from a cult or sect, and as such one should use their wisdom in making the decision. However, this does not mean that we should start questioning everything that we personally would find difficult to do, or don't want to do. Instead we should strive to live up to the standard.
ActsOfGod jiThat's a misnomer. Guru Nanak Sahib never said it was ok to eat a corpse. He asked Bhai Lehna Ji to do it as a test only. Please note that there was no actual corpse-eating performed. It was a test of dedication.
Sorry, but it sounds to me like he's very attached to the idea of eating eggs and using eggs in his occupation (as a chef). So much so that he made extra sure that he might not be asked to give that up.AoG - no body has been talking about finding a rehat that suits their own needs. Linzer jio has only been careful about the extraneous conditions set by some groups over-and-above the standard Sikh Rehat Maryada.
Whoops - let's try again.Admin ji, I wasn't spruiking the sakhi, I was thrown by your reference to a 2011 paper and thought I'd post something from an older English source.
Am I that predictable?No where does Bhai Gurdas mention a corpse, a dead body, or a white shroud in conjunction with Bhai Lehna and he was a contemporary of Bhai Lehna, living through to the time of Guru Hargobind. He also does not portray the Gurus as prone to giving tests as proofs of devotion or obedience. Sikhi is a way that is chosen freely. Kakkars are chosen, and the rehat is chosen. You don't have to pass a test, or eat a corpse. What a sorry state we are in when our dhyaan is reduced to whether or not we permit another human to eat an egg.
The one thing that puts Sikhism ahead of other religions is the need for a brain, in some religions, a brain is not a crucial part of the process, you listen, follow and do, thinking is not a requirement, and if that floats your boat, good luck and best wishes,Yes I would. For me it's about following the Hukam of Guru Sahib, no matter what it is. Guru knows better. Like I said before, if the 5 were corrupted or mistaken due to human error, then I have faith that Guru Sahib will settle that account with them. Personally I don't have any doubts or fears about that in my mind.
When Guru Nanak Sahib asked Bhai Lehna Ji to eat the corpse, Bhai Lehna Ji didn't refuse or object or argue or even question why Guru Sahib was asking him to do such a horrible, unthinkable thing (after all, who in their right mind would eat a corpse!?!?) Here you are on the spiritual path, and you're being asked to commit such a heinous act. But it was Guru Sahib's Hukam, so he followed.
A local Singh told me another Sakhi, once Guru Gobind Singh Sahib told the sangat "parshad lut lo" ("lut lo" being roughly translated as rob or steal or take advantage of). Several Singhs jumped up and rushed to grab as much parshad as they could, whilst others in the sangat sat aghast watching such behavior, because it went against their notion of sitting calmly and receiving the parshad. But it was the Hukam of Guru Sahib, so the Singhs who followed obeyed Gurmat, not their own mat or intelligence, which would say that it was the wrong way to receive parshad.
A litmus test and critical thinking are all well and good. And btw I didn't say that one shouldn't think and use your brain.You would do anything that a panj pyare would tell you do? Given the many rehats that exist? speak for yourself!
oh dear in that case we have a big problem, because , depending on which 5 you encounter, Guru Sahib will be telling you that eating meat is ok, eating meat is not ok, eating eggs is ok, etc etcThe premise in the creation of the Khalsa was that wherever the 5 were assembled, there Guru Sahib himself is.