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Does this make me a bad Sikh?

asked 2013-01-25 17:27:45 -0500

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My parents are not particularly religious but recently I have started to take more of an interest into my religion. Since a baby my hair has been cut. Does this make me a bad Sikh? My Grandmother always taught me that Sikhism is about keeping love for God in your heart and doing good, and that a Royal Uniform must go hand in hand with Royal actions. I understand that wearing a turban is respectful to God. Thank you.

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nothing makes you a bad sikh unless u really want to be bad.. it was not your fault that your hair were cut when you a baby. but maybe from now you can follow the Sikhism rules and be a good sikh. your grandma is right, Sikhism is keep love for you in heart and doing good. i hope that helped.

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answered 2013-01-25 18:55:59 -0500

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Since your hair was cut when you were a baby your not guilty of it. Although cutting of hair is against Sikhism but since you were raised this manner it is not your fault. Your grandmother is right about royal uniform of the turban, whenever you feel that you are ready for that commitment of keeping your hair and wearing a turban, your sikh brothers and sikh sisters will wait for you. In Sikhism no one will judge you but the Sikhs as a family will help you connect to your roots and faith in any possible manner.

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answered 2013-01-25 21:52:27 -0500

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waheguru ji ka kahlsa waheguru ji ki fathe!

Ok first of all there is no such thing as a good or bad sikh. either u r a sikh or ur not. u cut ur hair ur not a sikh. yeah its quite strict but sikhi is hard to follow. u might claim to be a sikh but guru gobind singh ji said 'rehat piari muj ko sikh piara nahe.' there are a lot of pretenders in this world that call themselves sikhs but they do not follow the rehat so they are not sikhs. u urself cut ur hair when u were young yeah well that wasn't ur fault u didn't know anything about sikhi and why hair is so important. so ultimately u have to decide wether ur gonna be a sikh or just another pretender. sikhi is not just a religion its a way of life.

bhul chuk muaff karna ji

waheguru ji ka kahlsa waheguru ji ki fathe!

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answered 2013-01-26 15:40:32 -0500

Nihang Gavinpal Singh Khalsa gravatar image

four years ago at the age of ten ; im now 14 i made the descision to grow my hait at birth just like you my kesh had been cut but some how by the power of waheguru i plucked up the courage to up hold the dharama of my belief. and now after falling deeply inlove with ou r religion (sikhi) i will be taking amrit soon. from a sikh with nothing i have become a son of the guru a nihang.

if you want to truely play the game of love do so with your head in hand"

dont cut yoour hair dont eat meat dont do drugs) clean yourself from within.

frow your hair my brother for it is the right path to sikhi

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answered 2013-01-28 04:30:14 -0500

unknownkaur gravatar image

Let's define who is a Sikh according to Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji:

so sikh sakhaa ba(n)dhhap hai bhaaee j gur kae bhaanae vich aavai || He alone is a Sikh, a friend, a relative and a sibling, who walks in the Way of the Guru's Will.

Nowadays there are so many definitions that have created by us humans as to who can or who is a Sikh but we should always ask Guru Ji...ultimately we have to become our Guru Ji's Sikh and not a Sikh of society/culture/country/caste etc.

God bless us all...

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answered 2013-01-28 06:39:40 -0500

Sardar Sukhmeet Singh gravatar image

This doesn't make you a worse or better Sikh, but if you feel in the truth of keeping your Kesh, I suggest that you tell your parents as soon as you have the love for Kesh, don't be shy they will understand, may Waheguru bless you on the path of Sikhi Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

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answered 2014-11-04 10:02:18 -0500

simple question but answers may be very interesting.

why is Kesh and 'Turban' part of Sikhism? Why? what is the purpose? forgive me but i really want to understand and learn.

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answered 2016-07-18 02:49:47 -0500

Jaspreet Singh Artist gravatar image

veer ji Guru never closed door for a Sikh , Bedawa Sikha walo dita gya Guru Walo nahi , jadho sikh mud wapis aa je te Gurmat anusar rehan lag jawe ta Guru ohnu gal naal landha hai , tussi j Punjabi samaj lendhe ho ta Giani Kulwant singh ji ne panj baniya dhi veyakheya kiti hai eh jarur suno twade sare swaalan dhe jwaab mil jange

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