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2019-08-01 12:33:53 -0600 answered a question Guru Granth Sahib Ji Question

I am honestly not sure if this is by convention. My best guess is that readers say this out of reverance to the Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji when a passage impacts them deeply.

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2019-07-30 15:20:13 -0600 answered a question If God is one why has he created so many religions ?

Please redirect your query to the Discussion Fourm section of SikhNet where more Sangat will be able to pitch in their ideas on this matter

2019-07-30 15:18:29 -0600 answered a question Are Sikhs supposed to be vegetarian or eat Jhatka?

What a person eats is up to them and each individual knows their body the best. The only thing Sikhi has mentioned in our Rehat is to eat Jhatka meat if one does eat meat.

2019-07-30 15:16:12 -0600 answered a question Should Sikhnet Publish these kinds of articles?

Moral accuracy is based on a person's formed opinion. The purpose of the SikhNet News Section is to "spread good news and goodwill". The article being referred to accomplishes this central aim. As a person who belongs to the younger generation, I see someone like Pardeep Singh as a person who is trying to make the best out of a terrible incident that happened to his family and is succeeding at this aim. Whether or not he keeps his kesh is his own personal buisness and relationship with the Guru.

2019-07-30 00:04:11 -0600 answered a question What is the history of

Here is the SikhNet About Page Sikhi to the Max is a Sangat project which was created by the Sikhs living in NM (please correct me if I am wrong here)

2019-07-29 23:59:04 -0600 commented answer Leagally Carrying a Kirpan on a USA College Campus

Thanks Ji, I appreciate your help with this!

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2019-07-27 22:31:39 -0600 asked a question Leagally Carrying a Kirpan on a USA College Campus

How does one legally carry a Kirpan on a US University campus? I live in CO and have read our knife laws. Does any Sangat know how to get more information on this matter?

2019-07-26 17:03:38 -0600 answered a question Is it better for a Sikh to let it be or do something about it ?

Please post your query on the discussion forum ( where Sangat would be happy to answer this question

2019-07-26 17:02:10 -0600 commented answer What does Sikhism say about Bisexuals particularly ?

Topic discussions belong in the discussion forum ( Please post your query there.

2019-07-26 12:01:31 -0600 answered a question What does Sikhism say about Bisexuals particularly ?

In Sikhi, there is no specific mention of bisexual individuals in our scriptures. They are not "sinners" because (a) we do not have a concept of sin and (b) bisexual folx are attracted to both genders however it is an individual's personal choice to whom they marry. How do we know these individuals have frivolus sex? Have you personally made friends with a bisexual individual and spent some quality time with them? I personally have and the notion that these people have frivolous sex is a misconception and even if they did, that is not our buisness to know. Based on the principles that the Gurus gave us, we are to treat these people with equality, love and dignity.

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2019-07-25 18:33:03 -0600 commented answer What is the meaning of this line?

Would you be willing to give an Ang for the line you are referring to?

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2019-07-24 20:46:46 -0600 answered a question can somebody tell how much Khalsa are there in the World in present tense ?

Well, if you did the math, we are "behind in numbers" by about 930 million Sikhs. However, this number has nothing to do with the fact that this number is based on a statement made by Guru Sahib (someone please correct me if I am wrong about this). Our job as Sikhs is to uplift those we meet and be active in our communities, the future is meant to be in the hands of Guru Sahib Ji. After all, the Oneness that lives in all of us is "Aad Sach, Jugaad Sach. Hai Bhee Sach Nanak Hosee Bhee Sach. //1//" meaning that this One light has been true at the beginning of time, true throughout all time, true in the present, and true forever.

2019-07-24 20:37:46 -0600 answered a question What about atrocities on Sikhs by the Islamic zealots?

I think a constructive solution would be to educate those who we live around, no matter what region of the world we live in. Then, we should uplift the people we live around by being actively involved in our communities and being visible. That would be a good place to start!

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2019-07-15 23:45:17 -0600 asked a question How to handle Internet Trolls within the CyberSangat?

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh,

How do we as Sikhs handle online trolls within our CyberSangat? Is there a way to appropriately address these folks or is it best to just ignore what they are saying even if we find it offensive? How do we address the slander some Internet trolls may spread in the CyberSangat?

I personally have run across many Internet trolls in the CyberSangat but have no idea how to productively handle the negativity they project and sometimes I do let it bring me down (which is not ideal)

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2019-07-12 13:47:10 -0600 commented answer Existing hurts

Bhenji, please refer to Guruka Singh Ji's answer to the question you asked. May you be blessed.

2019-07-11 14:51:09 -0600 answered a question Existing hurts

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh, Bhenji, I would like to validate your pain. What you are experiencing is completely valid and is ok to experience. There is no answer anyone can give you to ease your pain or to guide you in this dark time. The only thing that I think could potentially help is to reach out as you have to the Youth Q & A forum to see if Sangat has more resources in your geographic area. Whether it is resources for mental health support or for resources to local Sangat who have more expertise than I to guide you, please continue to reach out Bhenji.

Important numbers to reach out for help in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, and India:

USA: NAMI Help Line 1-800-950-NAMI


UK: 116 123 (NHS Line)

Australia: 13 11 14

India: A number was not available when I tried to find one, someone please help with this if you are able.

2019-07-10 16:31:35 -0600 asked a question What is the difference between taking Sikh Vows and Recieving Amrit?

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh, Is there a difference between taking Sikh Vows and Receiving Amrit? Or is the term "Sikh Vows" referring to the process of receiving Amrit? Thanks!

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2019-07-08 22:43:47 -0600 answered a question When there will be Khalsa raj in Aquarian age will Nanak shahi calender will be the Main calender ?

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh, It is difficult to tell if the Nanak Shahi Calendar would be the main calendar used by the world as we are not living in this time where Khalsa Raj is in power. Our job is to focus on the present and uplift all who we meet during our short time on this Earth. Bhuul Chuuk Maaf Ji.

2019-07-08 21:59:12 -0600 answered a question How can the Khalsa of Guru Gobind Singh ji are not wearing turbans?

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh, The dastaar and the 5 kakaars are an extension of our physical roop. Being a Sikh is as much of an external roop as it is an internal roop. Amrit is internal as well as external. Just because a Sikh does or does not keep the 5 kakaars or dastaar does not make them less of a Sikh or a better Sikh. We are all cultivating a relationship with Guru Sahib and the physical manifestation of the Khalsa roop is what you make of it and your relationship with your physical body. Integrating bani and bana in one's life is a challenging process that takes many years and lifetimes depending on the soul. We are all on our journey towards the Oneness and are on our own unique respective paths. Bhull Chuuk Maaf Ji, please forgive me for the mistakes I have made in this post.

2019-07-08 21:35:07 -0600 answered a question what paath should i end my suffering...

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Ji! At times when I have experienced feelings of disconnection from Sikhi, I personally take a hukamnamma and slowly break it down with the English Katha (check out SikhNet's Daily Hukamnamma service). I focus on what the words mean and be totally present to what Guru Sahib Ji is trying to convey. It is difficult since I live in an area with little Sangat but this simple practice has helped. I also do Chaupai Sahib when I feel disconnected from Guru Ji and I turn to the Guru knowing they know the pain I am in. I also would recommend reaching out to local counseling services in your community and seeking out professional help/counseling. While Sikhi is a powerful tool to help us students get back on track with studies, sometimes there are large factors in play with our health that we might not be aware of until we take some time to figure them out. Please forgive me for any mistakes I have made, Ji. I hope that this helps, and know you are not alone in experiencing this.