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Contradiction in Sikhi?

asked 2013-03-09 18:47:52 -0500

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In the history of the Sikh religion, when the shaheeds conditioned their death with resistance of removal of hair, in other words, when they said : do anything to my body but cut my hair. (for example, cutting off fingers, joint by joint). If Sikhs believe that we should keep our hair because it grows naturally and removal of hair is separating from God, then why is it okay to approve harming any other body part.

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answered 2013-03-11 15:55:49 -0500

kanwaljit.singh gravatar image

As per the religious literature, saakhis and other historical authors, Bhai Mani Singh was given the penance of being executed by cutting his joints one by one.

Similarly Bhai Taru Singh ji was given the punishment of his scalp taken off when he showed a lot of love for Sikhi and Kesh.

Remember tyrants don't give you much of a choice!

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answered 2013-03-09 20:09:45 -0500

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Waheguru ji ka Khalsa Waheguru ji ki Fathe.

I see your point friend but think. they weren't the ones that were hurting their bodies it was the tyrants. they would rather give up their lives than cut their hair. it was not suicide as many say it was. it was love for sikhism and love for their guru. you are right that this body is a gift from god but think about this. if the singhs ahd singhnia had given in just to save thir bodies then i really don't think that this religion would be called Sikhism and the Khalsa would not exist. everything that our guru's taught us would have been a lie. Khalsa are brave they are SaintSoldiers.

now think about this:

lets say someone you really love is about to get killed and you can stop it by giving your life. what would you do?

would you give your life for that person or will you live with the regret that you could have saved them?

its the same thing, with when the Sikhs were told eihter to convert to islam and cut their hair and all that stuff or die. they all chose death because they were in love with Waheguru and they couldn't bare to see the disappointment in their guru's face.

I hope that helped and i'm really sorry for any mistakes.

Bhl chuk muaf

Waheguru ji ka Khalsa Waheguru ji ki Fathe.

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answered 2013-03-09 22:44:38 -0500

Gurujis Daughter gravatar image

Please read more about hair and Sikism. It is hard to answer this as it can have such a long answer

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Yes very true

new user gravatar imagenew user ( 2013-03-10 07:13:35 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-03-11 14:22:23 -0500

Nihang Gavinpal Singh Khalsa gravatar image

updated 2013-03-12 12:08:55 -0500

combining all of my elders answers. a sikh must understand the sanctaty of the human bodu as given by god. but when it comes to giving your life for your religion you dont let you kesh the devine gift of the guru get touched by evil hands. thus the saying sir jave ta jave mera sikhi sidakh na jave. if my head goes then so be it but my sikhi will not follow. and the root of sikhi is kesh. kara. kirpan. kachera. kanga.

though there were times when shaheeds kesh was cut. and the guru walked bear foot through a whole field colleting every strand then cromating it. that is the sidakh the respect that we show our body kesh. but limbs are limbs a sikh is nothing without his/ her kakars

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Its a bit harsh to say that its a pathetic question although your answer is very good but you could have left out the pathetic question bit.

new user gravatar imagenew user ( 2013-03-12 00:38:33 -0500 )edit

sorry i guess i have read other questions that have been quite silly i will lower my anger or fustration you know what ill just reedit the question thanks sis

Nihang Gavinpal Singh Khalsa gravatar imageNihang Gavinpal Singh Khalsa ( 2013-03-12 12:08:27 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-03-11 11:00:29 -0500

Guruka Singh gravatar image

Kesh is one of our 5Ks. Fingers are not. .....G

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