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What to do about unwanted physical hairs?

asked 2016-09-13 01:22:00 -0500

Not at all Punjabi gravatar image

updated 2016-09-28 13:32:14 -0500

Guruka Singh gravatar image

If hairs at the nostrils start growing to an abnormal size or the facial hairs are too long to an uncomfortable length can a Sikh trim the hairs?

And what if a surgery is performed and due to which hairs at that particular part of the body on which surgery is conducted is shaven off?

So, under both the above circumstances if the physical hairs are trimmed or shaved would that Sikh as per the Sikh Code of Conduct considered a Khandit Sikh i.e Patit Sikh.

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answered 2016-09-13 07:44:17 -0500

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updated 2016-09-13 15:00:16 -0500

I have personally have gone through a surgery and the hair was removed where the surgery took place (throat). The reason it did not break Sikh Code of Conduct is because it will grow back by itself.

It depends on the situation and intention.

I understand where this question comes from. To follow gurus hukam on kesh seems rather stupid in this day and age, alot of young sikhs ask why? The only satisfactory answer I have been given is that I have to experiance the "why" when going into this Guru's way by myself.

And many that do walk this way which the Gurus have written in our forehead, keep their kesh the last before taking amrit.

Why has this same question asked as long as 17 years since this forum beginning? source

Let me give you my perspective.

Young sikh sons and daughters watch porn and social media which parents have no control over what their kids are watching on their parents cell phones. Young kids watch pornstars with no hair on their body and is subconsciously social conditioned to think that in order to have a happy and succesful life you have to look like a pornstar which also includes lack of body hair. Especially kids with no balance in their lives are affected by a much greater rate.

Body hair is seemed as weed growing in a piece of land for farming. Like weed it has to be removed and farming terms are used as "manscaping".

Basically, there are alot of videos on youtube on "sikhism + hair". Many find them unsatisfactory to their question about why keeping them. The only hukam I know of hair is Guru Gobind Singhs hukam that we should be distinguishable with keeping kesh and avoiding halal and hukkah.

As you meditate more and develop your "spiritual disclipline" and you become more tuned in to will find that you have changed of thinking and by automatically you will keep your hair on your body.

Arguing about kesh or no kesh will be an endless discussion. My response to that is to be proactive instead.

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Good luck /Cloud

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