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Why on learning Punjabi language is highly stressed in Gurdwaras and amongst Sikhs

asked 2016-03-06 03:55:42 -0500

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updated 2016-03-16 05:12:52 -0500

I am a Sabat Soorat Hindi speaking Sikh, i don't booze, i avoid going to late night parties, i am not a womanizer, i need just one woman in my life but yes i love Hindi language because i am not comfortable speaking in Punjabi. I love my country India, i love watching Hindi television programmes, and Hindi movies. Even i read Gurbani in Devanagari script.

I love anything that is Hindi, to me Hindi is a romantic language but if you are in a Gurdwara you start realizing that if a Sikh doesn't knows Gurmukhi or can't speak in Punjabi then he/she is not fit to be called a Sikh. Sikh clergy lays too much stress on learning Punjabi language so does that mean that only Punjabi speaking Sikhs or the Gurmukhi knowing Sikhs are the only ones loved by the Gurus and not those Sabat Soorat Sikhs having pure hearts who speak languages other than Punjabi. Isn't this stupidity?

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answered 2016-03-08 14:14:02 -0500

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Guru Ji love is unconditional doesn't depend on what language you can speak/read. What will happen to a person who can't speak or read ?

Gurmukhi is important because Dhan Sri Guru Grant Sahib Ji Mahraj is in Gurmukhi. Gurumukhi was created by Dhan Guru Angad Dev Ji himself, and a Sikh should try their best to learn Gurmukhi. I read Gurbani in romanised, but when it comes to pronunciation it is hard to translate.

Remember Gurmukhi is not just Punjabi it is a mixture of many different languages. Some Shabads are in Prussian for example and it would be hard to translate that into any other language.

If people don't put pressure on learning Gurmukhi/Punjabi then, not many will know it and what happens if someone wants to do an Akhand Path?

Learning Gurmukhi is essential for a Sikh, and when he/she can should try to learn it. Basics of Sikhi have a playlist on learning Gurmukhi.

Check their first video out on Gurmukhi: Why Learn Gurmukhi (Punjabi) ?

If we learn Gurmukhi, then we will benefit from learning it.

Bul Chuk Maaf

Sat Sri Akaal

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Akhand Path is possible in Devanagari script too but first we need to come out of the Punjab, Punjabi, and Punjabiyat kind of attitude. Bul Chuk Maaf Sat Sri Akaal

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answered 2016-03-21 11:21:35 -0500

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Why Learn Punjabi?

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