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Is Sikhism Dying?

asked 2012-01-19 18:02:51 -0500

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I'm a 18 yr old guy living in Delhi. I have kept my beard n hair. but now a days i feel sad to see around me sikhs with trimmed beard. my background is from rural punjab n there the condition is more bad. Sikhs have got their beard trimmed n kesh cut(my cousin did this recently) n when u ask them why u did this n they say coz of" headache "or some say to look "GOOD". R SIKHS NOT GOOD LOOKING(TO GALS)??? AND ONE MORE QUESTION IS OUR RELIGION DECLINING DUE TO PATITNESS(TRIMMED BEARD N KESH)????WhAT CAN B DONE 2 STOP THIS???????

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I am not Sikh, but I think that Sikhism is one of the best religion and I already changed most things in my life according Sikh lifestyle and keep it still =)

Nadalia gravatar imageNadalia ( 2012-12-04 09:43:34 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-02-28 05:37:38 -0500

Kaurageouswarrior1699 gravatar image

updated 2013-06-09 09:43:56 -0500

Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Vaheguru Ji Ki Fathe

I am a girl and I like guys that have a beard because it makes them stand out and I really think that guy do look handsome in a beautifully worn turban and a beard. I think that the guys that shave look really un handsome (I didn't want to use the word 'ugly' because no one is ugly in God's eyes.) Who cares if girls don't like guys with beards. but iam sure that there are other girls like me who like Sikh guys.

And Sikhism will never die because there will be another like Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, Baba Deep Singh Ji. Khalsa will never die and I am sure of that because 'Raj Karega Khalsa!' Sikhs might be dying but the Khalsa will never die. Amrit gives immortality not death.

Those people who cut there hair are not sikhs, they just believe in Sikhism but that does not mean that they follow the reath marada of the Sikhs. People who follow the Guru Granth Sahib Ji and live acording to the reath marada are gursikh. Anyone can be sikh but the true sikhs that can be Gursikh.

So my final say is that Sikhism will never die. because girls like us will never let it die. and I hope my thinking stays this way.

Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Vaheguru Ji Ki Fathe

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answered 2012-01-20 17:46:38 -0500

kanwaljit.singh gravatar image

When Guru Nanak had his first Sikh in form of Bibi Nanaki ji and Rai Bular, they never were afraid of the low population of Sikhs. Don't care about numbers, care about yourself. And keep on working on your relation with Guru. Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh

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answered 2012-01-19 18:03:26 -0500

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I don't think the Sikh faith is declining "because" people are cutting/trimming their hair. I think the reason is a result of the Experience of Sikhi not being there. If a person does not have a strong sense of the Sikh lifestyle and feel the benefits...then the social pressures will take over. I think people these days are loosing touch with the roots of Sikhi and doing things in a ritualistic way. When the meaning is lost and you are just doing something then the depth of that experience can be minimal.

The teachings of the Gurus are not black and white. When you look at the writings of the Gurus there is a lot of depth. People sometimes take things so literally or at surface level without understanding the deeper meanings or the context.

Be strong! The Gurus gave us this Bana for a reason. Being a Sikh is not about finding the easy way out. It is the warrior/saint lifestyle. If you wish to be a Sikh then you should live to this strength. Most great people are great because they endured hardships. They did not do what everyone else does.

Keep up!

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answered 2012-02-01 10:23:34 -0500

Guruka Singh gravatar image

Between a Sikh and his Guru is just a matter of time. That relationship exists beyond time and space. Sikhi cannot die. It can only evolve. The Guru chooses his Sikh, not the other way around.

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answered 2013-01-02 05:28:23 -0500

INDIA DAA SIKH gravatar image

I AM A SIKH AND THE REASON FOR SIKHISM DYING IS TWOFOLD:

  1. WOMAN'S RIGHTS. SIKHISM SAYS WOMEN CAN BE EQUAL IN SPIRITUAL MATTERS AND JOBS, BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN CARRIED TO AN EXTREME. THE PROBLEM IS THAT WE ARE MAKING OUR WOMEN WORK AND THEY HAVE NO TIME TO TEACH THEIR BOY CHILDREN ANYTHING. ALSO I HAVE NOTICED ALL EMPHASIS IS ON GIRLS THESE DAYS. THIS IS VERY BAD AND WE ARE COPYING THIS FROM USA.

  2. LOOK AT HOW STUPID SIKHS IN PUNJAB ARE BEING. THEY THINK RAP SONGS, SMOKING, GOING TO CLUBS IS 'HIGH FASHION'. THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE PUNJAB NOW.

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The whole world is corrupt today

Sardar Sukhmeet Singh gravatar imageSardar Sukhmeet Singh ( 2013-01-07 17:17:45 -0500 )edit
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Change begins within each of us. Be the change you want to see in the world.Sikh Dharma is secure. The future is secure. It lies in Guru Ji's hands. His Sikhs are awakening all over the world and returning to his charn. Only 428 years left to go in this Kali Yuga!

Guruka Singh gravatar imageGuruka Singh ( 2013-01-07 17:35:12 -0500 )edit

where do you get 428 years from?, Kali Yuga is over,

Sardar Sukhmeet Singh gravatar imageSardar Sukhmeet Singh ( 2013-01-08 19:06:26 -0500 )edit
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No, It is not over. A Maha Yuga is 4,320,000 years. Sat Yuga (Golden Age - Age of Truth) is 1,728,000 years. Treta Yuga (Silver Age - Age of Faith) is 1,296,000 years. Duapar Yuga (Bronze Age - Age of Doubt) is 864,000 years. Kali Yuga (Iron Age - Age of Darkness) is 432,000 years.

Guruka Singh gravatar imageGuruka Singh ( 2013-01-09 13:34:38 -0500 )edit
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Together, the four Ages comprise one Maha Yug (Great Age) of 4,320,000 years. The ratio of Yuga duration is thus 4:3:2:1 totaling the 4,320,000 years of Maha Yuga. Two thousand Maha Yugas (8,640,000,000 years) are said to equal merely one day and one night in the life of Brahm.

Guruka Singh gravatar imageGuruka Singh ( 2013-01-09 13:35:15 -0500 )edit
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answered 2012-12-03 17:54:42 -0500

Sardar Sukhmeet Singh gravatar image

I had removed my kesh, it is sad for me to say this, I kept my Kesh now, but, I feel that the Sikhs that have removed their have not understood the meaning of Kesh, Now with the Sikhs who are not Punjabi or Indian background, such as the Sikhs in New Mexico, most keep their kesh, and at least half of these Sikhs are White, so if I were to calculate this, the Sikhs that will help bring Khalsa Raj, will not be done by Indians, but these White Sikhs, who follow the Rehat to a higher level, only Guru Ji chooses who is a Sikh, that is why this path seems like it is falling, in the Gurus eyes the Sikh path is forced to become stronger, as there are limits on who we can trust, Sikhi is immortal, something I learned when I kept my Kesh, but despite Sikhi is immortal, I want to say that this path is only being challenged, because Waheguru has created us in 2-3 centuries, and we were kings at the start, kings in the present world, and will be kings in the future, it is Raj Keera Ka Khalsa

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answered 2013-01-03 05:14:25 -0500

Nihang Gavinpal Singh Khalsa gravatar image

updated 2013-06-10 10:21:13 -0500

look my dear friends, dont worry something will happen and something is going to. mark my words for they are struck by the hammer of the guru. the hukham has been given and the sleeping khalsa shall be awoken those who are false shall diapear those who are true will merge with the beacon of the khalsa; the khalsa will shine brighter then ever; and the sikh qom will reunite with the guru. oh sibilings of destiny relize that this world is fake this world is material the only truth id the lord the sat waheguru.

The neela nishan sahib will rise (standerd of the guru) along side the basanti nishan sahib (standard of the sikh nation) miri and piri will be purified and the akal takht rebuilt with its spriritual truth.

my freinds the akali nihangs are returning home!

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answered 2013-04-30 12:32:46 -0500

Gurujis Daughter gravatar image

Nahh.. Sikhi can NEVER die! That is why we have Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji... he is the Guru here FOREVER :D It is all about sangat you know. Before I used to think this way too because all I would see is people going away from God. But now I changed my sangat, i am with Chardi Kala Gursikhs and I can say Sikhi is AKAAAALL!!

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answered 2013-06-12 19:12:25 -0500

GodisLove gravatar image

updated 2013-06-12 19:16:43 -0500

sikhism is NOT dying. Nowadays religion is shown via the outside--the religious outerwear. Inside the mind is a different situation. I cut my hair BUT the love i have for sikhism and God inside me is..inevitable. There could be completely different religious thinking on the inside than the outside. Plus with your comment on sikhs being attractive to girls..that should not be the priority! the only priority should be loving and being one with God, not worrying about lust..

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answered 2013-06-19 09:32:14 -0500

akalinihungsingh gravatar image

diamonds always less than coals....don't worry ...try to be good sikh so that people get changed while seeing or listening to you...akallllll

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