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Why Sikh people don't account Bible?

asked 2012-12-04 09:53:23 -0600

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updated 2012-12-04 11:10:43 -0600

Guruka Singh gravatar image

I am really interested why Sikh people don't account Bible - the oldest holly Book? I read Sikh Holly Book and I translate It into polish language because nowhere found it in this langauge... I like The Book and I gonna read it entirely

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Sikhs follow the Guru..Sri Guru Granth sahib Ji...therefore we cannot leave our guru and follow something else...but I guess reading Bible for general purpose would not be wrong.

unknownkaur gravatar imageunknownkaur ( 2012-12-05 04:45:45 -0600 )edit

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answered 2012-12-04 10:57:47 -0600

kanwaljit.singh gravatar image

It is not about having so many spiritual sources, but living up to what the Teacher says.

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answered 2012-12-04 11:05:54 -0600

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The bible is a text comprised of stories, parables and historical accounts. It speaks to the head. The Siri Guru Granth Sahib is the embodiment of the Shabd Guru. That is, the sounds it contains literally transform your cells and your consciousness. It speaks to the soul.

I believe in studying all sacred texts from the Tao Te Ching, the puranas and smritis of the vedas to the Koran, the Torah and the Christian Bibles. Much understanding can be gained from this. The Guru Granth Sahib is quite different from all the others as it is not a 'holy book' per se, but our living Guru.

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well said. As Guruka Singh said, we dont have a holy book, we have a living Guru

Karanjit Singh gravatar imageKaranjit Singh ( 2012-12-05 04:37:19 -0600 )edit

answered 2019-06-18 11:47:17 -0600

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updated 2019-06-18 11:48:27 -0600

Bible is a great book, In Sikhism we are told that arguing over which religion is the best and pointing defects in other religious scriptures no one has attained God, so we should stay away from it.

Bible is a collection of book, some kings have also written in their personal opinions.

For example

  • She lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses. Ezekiel 23:20 NIV
  • Do not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material. Leviticus 19:19
  • Thou shalt not boil a kid in its mother's milk. Exodus 23:19
  • When men fight with one another, and the wife of the one draws near to rescue her husband from the hand of him who is beating him, and puts out her hand and seizes him by the private parts, then you shall cut off her hand. Deuteronomy 25:11-12

and So on, It also has very good things like Love thy neighbor and much more, my point is It might have been a holy book at one time, But some kings have had it edited for personal gains by kingsor Make themselves superior .

At medival times Bible was more like the Constitution. So we don't follow it.

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answered 2012-12-04 11:00:11 -0600

Anonymous sikh gravatar image

It's not the holy book, but the living guru, Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji. Show some respect.

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answered 2013-03-28 06:51:48 -0600

akalinihungsingh gravatar image

Simple thing. at that time only two religions having powers or ruling ie MUSLIMS and HINDUS (thats is bhramins)...

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