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Why is Guruji against fasting?

asked 2014-09-26 14:19:19 -0500

Bhagat Singh gravatar image

I understand that it has no spiritual benefits...

Fasting (apparently) gives you:

Better attitude Better resistance to disease Better sleep Change of habits Clearer planning Clearer skin Creativity Diet changes Drug detoxification Improved senses (vision, hearing, taste) Inspiration More clarity (mentally and emotionally) More energy More relaxation New ideas Purification Reduction of allergies Rejuvenation Rest for digestive organs Revitalization Right use of will Spiritual awareness Weight loss

Im just wondering whats so bad so we don't practice it.

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answered 2014-10-03 14:14:47 -0500

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And what is your apparent source?

According to sikhiwiki:

Sikhism is probably the only major organised world religion that does not promote fasting except for medical reasons. The Sikh Gurus discourage the devotee from engaging in this ritual as it is considered to "brings no spiritual benefit to the person".

It's more a Indian thing that because people over there are mostly are poor, have bad sources and add in alot of cultural stuff and you got yourself a meltingpot of witchcraft (not literally). One prevailing example is that the wife in the family fasts for the good health of the husband.

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