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Why 9 gates and not 10?

asked 2016-07-25 02:00:46 -0600

sikhwarrior gravatar image

Sorry this is going to sound like a ridiculous question but I really just have to ask to see if there's an explanation! We say that there are 9 gates/openings for the body, and the 10th is the dasam dwaar. But why do we say 9 for females as well when anatomically that is incorrect- there are 10 already for females and 9 for males. Sorry I don't mean to offend i'm just confused!

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answered 2016-07-25 10:51:12 -0600

Guruka Singh gravatar image

You are anatomically correct, but Guru Ji was speaking spiritually, philosophically.

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thanks! that makes sense

sikhwarrior gravatar imagesikhwarrior ( 2016-07-25 11:21:45 -0600 )edit
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answered 2016-07-25 16:53:25 -0600

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

To me dwaar means gates/door if you look at our mouth it is the gate to two holes inside, the food pipe and the wind pipe. Same goes for the female in my opinion.

Bul Chuk Maf

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answered 2016-08-02 06:37:54 -0600

Royandeep gravatar image

They are the two eyes, the two ears, the two nostrils, the mouth, the urinary opening and the anus, but what about two nipple (in female), and there is also two hole in near eyes corner?

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i was referring to the fact vagina is separate from urinary opening. but nipples are only openings when feeding baby, and holes in eye corner are like eyes.

sikhwarrior gravatar imagesikhwarrior ( 2016-08-02 20:35:46 -0600 )edit

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