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asked 2016-12-03 16:12:39 -0500

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updated 2016-12-26 16:55:47 -0500

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What happened was i go punjabi class every Saturday to learn punjabi. But what happened today was i wrote Ik Onkar in punjabi on someones book and the teacher got very mad, he called me stupid. Is it like forbidden to write bani on random pieces of paper?

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answered 2016-12-06 11:52:54 -0500

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I think you need a better teacher. You are not stupid and if your teacher called you that then it shows his or her own ignorance. Everything comes down to intent. You acted in innocence. There is no problem nor any blame. You did not do anything wrong. Everything is Ik OngKar! That's what it means! So the book in which you wrote is Ik OngKar, your pen or pencil is Ik OngKar and so are you! The only wrong thing is conscious, intention disrespect of Gurbani or of the Guru. Teachers job is to inspire and encourage. There is no problem.

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answered 2016-12-04 15:38:43 -0500

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no one should call you stupid, especially a teacher. We are all learning. I actually am unsure of the answer to this question but i am hoping someone else can add to it if i've made an error. When i was growing up my mom always used to tell me not to write gurbani on random pieces of paper because sometimes those end up getting thrown around and people step on them. They aren't treated with respect. I have seen people writing gurbani in their notebooks, etc. so i don't think its wrong to write gurbani, its just writing in a notebook is different than a random sheet of paper i guess. also its important to be careful to copy properly and correctly (don't make mistakes).

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