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I have the Guru Granth Sahib in my home. I am a women and am considering shaving to begin acting auditioning. Will this be a great disrespect to the Guru?

asked 2017-03-29 21:35:41 -0600

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I have the Guru Granth Sahib in my home. I am a women and am considering shaving to begin acting auditioning. Will this be a great disrespect to the Guru? If so, would I move the Guru to a Sikh temple in order to honor the Guru? Thank you.

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answered 2017-03-30 04:37:31 -0600

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updated 2017-04-03 03:09:24 -0600

This is the most interesting question i have come across in the Q&A section of the Sikhnet.

You haven't clarified whether you are a Sikh woman or a non-Sikh woman. The reason, if you are a non-Sikh woman then obviously you won't be following the Rehat or the Sikh Code of Conduct. There are sizable Sindhi speaking Hindus in India and in Pakistan who do respect Guru Granth Sahib Ji, they do keep the physical presence of Guru Granth Sahib Ji in their homes too without following the Rehat.

But if you are a Sikh woman then it is expected from you that you follow the basic tenets of Sikhism. In fact, you need to decide for yourself whether you would like to keep the Guru in your home or not.

Now, the issue before you is for the sake of acting you have to shave, tomorrow you might be compelled to take alcohol since you would be mingling with those kind of people where smoking, and drinking is not considered bad. In such high societies even having sex before marriage or outside marriage is considered to be perfectly okay.

So, on the one side you have all the pleasures of life to enjoy and on the other side is the Guru who demands strict Code of Conduct to be followed. But having said, i don't mean at all that you move the Guru to the Gurdwara. It's totally up-to you to decide what needs to be done. I am neither in favor that you keep the Guru in your home nor am i against keeping the Guru. You ought to listen to your own CONSCIENCE.

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Sat Nam. Thank you so much for your answer. This question has weighed on me and your answer has helped me tremendously. I have given a more of a response in the answer section, since it allows me more characters to type. Thank you, Sat Nam.

shabadrang gravatar imageshabadrang ( 2017-03-31 19:44:01 -0600 )edit
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answered 2017-03-31 19:44:03 -0600

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Sat Nam. Thank you so much for your answer. This question has weighed on me and your answer has helped me tremendously.

I practice Kundalini Yoga. I very much enjoy reading sacred texts, and my teacher had suggested I read the Guru Granth Sahib. That is how it began. I greatly respect the Guru and wanted to adhere to that.

I am not a Sikh woman, however I follow many of the tenets, I do not shave or cut my hair, do not consume alcohol, am vegetarian and do not cook meat in my home, nor do I have sex outside of marriage.

I was concerned that not following one of these would be a disrespect to the Guru, and it is very important to me that I do not that.

You have set my mind and self at ease, but have also given me something to ponder.

Thank you so much. Sat Nam.

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WaheGuru.WaheGuru that's excellent, despite u being a non-Sikh u have kept the Guru in ur home and u follow many of the tenets of Sikhism. Whenever i come across people like u that gives me strength and a commitment to myself that i must follow Sikhism to the core. I bow before u with folded hands.

Not at all Punjabi gravatar imageNot at all Punjabi ( 2017-04-01 02:49:40 -0600 )edit
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Guru Ramdass Ji bless you. U R Great.

Not at all Punjabi gravatar imageNot at all Punjabi ( 2017-04-01 02:56:13 -0600 )edit

Sat Nam, thank you for your kind words and support. I value the Sikh faith with great respect - You are great! Wahe guru, Guru Ramdass bless you. I too bow before you with folded hands.

shabadrang gravatar imageshabadrang ( 2017-04-02 17:26:28 -0600 )edit
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You belong to which nationality?

Not at all Punjabi gravatar imageNot at all Punjabi ( 2017-04-03 03:08:17 -0600 )edit

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