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Why hasn't a girl been a guru

asked 2016-03-13 05:05:08 -0500

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Why hasn't a girl been a Sikh guru?

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answered 2016-03-16 14:48:02 -0500

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Please forgive me of this offends anyone. But to the comment above. A woman can experience the same love of guru and the same consciousness.

Society definitely played a part.

For example i heard a sakhi about Bhagat kabir ji. basically a guy came to him because he was ill . Bhagat kabir ji was not home. and his wife told him a mantra . The sick man repeated it and became ok. Bhagat kabir ji was a little upset about this. even a biggest Bhagat had man ego.

Think of ramayan ram doubted his wife even after she passed all the tests. She had to live a life of isolation because of society.

Society definitely played a role. There may have been women who were consciously harmonious with the one. Bu society would probably not accept it.

Another reason could be is that women shyed away. Mai bhago didn't shy away and she was body guard of guru gobind singh ji.

Two factors

1) societal oppression 2) societal oppression conditions women to feel inferior so they never even step up (like a vicious cycle)

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Gosh, who said that a woman cannot experience the same love of guru and the same consciousness? Certainly not me. I meant that the blessing to serve as Guru is genderless. IOW, man or woman can be Guru. It just went down the way it did because that was Waheguru's hukam.

Guruka Singh gravatar imageGuruka Singh ( 2016-03-16 15:16:31 -0500 )edit

you are absolutely right it was the hukam of god to bring equality. because that is what our gurus did. but what i was saying even if there was a woman at that time who had the same level of spirituality she would not be accepted, because society. and our gurus reformed society by hukam of god.

anon gravatar imageanon ( 2016-03-16 16:50:24 -0500 )edit

i said what I said to emphasize society. it was a huge factor.

anon gravatar imageanon ( 2016-03-16 16:53:47 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-03-15 20:05:42 -0500

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Probably because men were in power during that time. even to this day women have to fight for equality. Now u can imagine 500 years ago.

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answered 2016-03-16 10:17:30 -0500

Guruka Singh gravatar image

updated 2016-03-16 15:17:01 -0500

The Guruship has only to do with consciousness, not gender. Experiencing the Guru is experiencing a bottomless well of love, light and compassion. It is beyond man or woman and yet encompasses both masculine and feminine energies.

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