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Should a Sikh care about other's feelings when speaking truth ?

asked 2019-07-30 15:48:24 -0500

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updated 2019-07-31 12:03:46 -0500

Guruka Singh gravatar image

I am asking in general.

Guru Nanak Dev Ji refused openly wearing Janeu, which was at that time ( refusing to believe in the traditions of that time, analogical to Offending Hindus severely).

Guru Nanak Dev Ji pointed his feet to Mecca to tell people God is everywhere ( offending Muslims)

and so many more examples.

Should a Sikh speak the truth or refrain from it If it offends people ? I am nothing compared to Guru but should we follow their footsteps or not ?

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answered 2019-07-31 12:03:48 -0500

Guruka Singh gravatar image

The examples you give are examples of teaching. They arose spontaneously in response to events in Nanak's life. There is no rule about speaking. Each person and each situation is unique. Remember - people may not remember what you say, but they will remember how you made them feel. The most important thing is to connect to each person. That connection cannot happen when your words flow from your mind. The connection only happens when you communicate from heart to heart.

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