23 responses

  1. Sonia Assfalg
    January 4, 2010

    excellent thank you for sharing your thoughts on this important topic ji

  2. sarbjit singh
    January 4, 2010

    Wonderful words to start 2010 with. Thank You Veer Gurumustuk Singh Ji

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
    Sarbjit Singh

  3. GURDEV SINGH BAINS
    January 4, 2010

    WAHEGURUJI KA KHALSA WAHEGURUJI KI FATEH , SAT SRI AKAL GURUMUSTUK SINGH JI. I TOTALY AGREE WITH YOUR THOUGHTS. I READE VERY CAREFULLY ALL YOU WRITTEN ABOUT SIKHI MAN/WOMANS FEELLING PROUD TO BE BORNED IN OUR GREATEST RELIGION. I REALY WANT TO TOUCH YOUR FEET BOW SAY EVERYBODY AS A SIKH SHOULD THINK LIKE THAT. I PLEASED TO SAY YOU FROM THE DEEP OF MY HEART MANY TRILLIONS TIMES SAT SRI AKAL.—– WAHEGURUJI KA KHALSA ,WAHEGURUJI KI FATEH.—— GURDEV SINGH BAINS, NY

  4. Parveen
    January 4, 2010

    So well wriiten! had a good read after a very long time! thank you for that phenji : )

  5. Varinder Singh
    January 4, 2010

    Excellent article.

    You say that you are not a scholar of sikhi, but this article represents the very fabric of higher thought that the Guru teaches us. Well done!

    May I add a message to all my bretherin out there; be proud of who you are, rather than desperately trying to be something your not, just to fit in. The sikh roop is beautiful and I mean that in the literal sense as well as the spiritual sense. Just because our appearance does not conform to an everchanging fashion concsious society does not make it less beautiful.

    Again, brilliant article, thanks for sharing.

    Varinder Singh

  6. Sukhmandir Kaur
    January 5, 2010

    Waheguru ji ka Khalsa
    Waheguru ji ki Fateh
    The Rehit was written in a time when all Indian women wore dupatta (chuni). Sadly many interpret the option for a Sikh woman to chose whether or not to wear a turban as a license to go bareheaded, when every Sikh is meant to keep their hair covered. No one can ever expect to experience the Guru’s blessing when they choose not to accept it to begin with. If one does not confront the ego how can they expect to ever subdue or over come it. We just have to keep playing up examples of very chardi kalaa sisters who have realized the benefits of standing out as khalsa and hope to reach and inspire those who choose to remain downtrodden enslaved to societies dictates rather than embrace liberation offered by Guru’s roop.

  7. Harjit Singh
    January 5, 2010

    Satnam,

    Fantastic article. You have stated the facts, nothing but the truth about what is going on out there (in this illusional world). I started growing my beard 6 months ago and my wife who happens to be punjabi dislikes my identity now. She prefers only the punjabi clean shaven & occasionally go to the gurdwara to show others we are a little bit pious – hypocricy to the max…I am growing my beard and will take the amrit in due course..WAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA WAHEGURU JI KI FATEH

  8. sarbjit singh
    January 6, 2010

    Greetings Harjit Singh, wonderful to know what you are doing.
    I had the same thing kept my hair since 1998 and never looked back.

    Please do remember besides the identity every Sikh is asked to read the SGGS and understand it and implement it in our daily lives.

    Sarbjit Singh

  9. DALJEET SINGH
    January 6, 2010

    Waheguru ji ka Khalsa
    Waheguru ji ki fatah.

    Raising the issue of identity of Sikh-women in such fine words is really up to the mark. Here we judge them in day to day routine by names; sometimes kaur is not affixed but from recognition from the appearance or the first sight can only be with turban. I see the girls dropping even kaurs from their names. We really need to start a movement so that the distinctive identity given by our Tenth Master Sri Guru Gobind Singh is established for Sikh women. Even our religion has projected them as equal to men.

    regards,
    DALJEET SINGH
    daljeet1960@Twitter

    I hope

  10. Dr Savi
    January 6, 2010

    A fascinating and inspiring insight.
    It really motivates one to look inside oneself and get closer Waheguru so that we may merge with him.
    Well done for writing such an eloquent piece.

  11. Jodie
    January 7, 2010

    I have so much respect and love for Sikhism even though I am not a sikh. What I have learned about what it means to live the Sikhism way of life rings more true to me than any other religion I have been introduced to. One thing I know for certain is there is no point in being a sikh if your commitment is true, you are just cheating yourself. Be proud of being a Sikh it’s beautiful, honest, and fullfilling way to live your life!

  12. Sukhvinder Singh
    January 10, 2010

    Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ki Fateh!!!

    excellent !!! and Thanks for sharing this article..

  13. Sukhvinder Singh
    January 10, 2010

    ” Jo Dise Guru Sikhda Tis Niv Niv Lago Paye jio ”

    Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ki Fateh!!!!

  14. Navjot Singh
    January 10, 2010

    Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh..

    Thanks a lot for the brilliant article.
    We need this kind of thinking in sikhism. May Waheguru bless us all with such belief.
    Its true that following sikhism is a way of consiousness….or its nothing.

    Gurfateh ji.

  15. Joga Singh
    January 13, 2010

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
    Thanks Gurumustuk Singh Ji and everybody else. Your comments brought tears in my eyes. I am one of those Abhaga, who have cut their hair.

    Gurumustuk Ji you are doing a wonderfull service. It was only after looking at your website and listening to the kirtan from your website, I started to go back to where I should be. It is almost one year since my love for Gurbani has deepened. I have started doing my morning prayer and meditation also for the last 2-3 months. Howvever I still dont see myself going back into the real Sikh Roop. I dont know where to start. I am a Software Engineer working in Germany. All my friends, customers etc., knows me only in my current roop. I do Ardaas to Waheguru to show me the path.

    You all seem to be Guru Ke Piyare. Please do an Ardaas for me to Waheguru to show me the path, the path to be a True Sikh.

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.

  16. Sikh Kara
    January 28, 2010

    Wahe guru ji ka khalsa Wahe guru ji ki Fateh

  17. navneet singh
    February 2, 2010

    waheguruji ka khalsa waheguruji ke fateh

  18. Surinder Singh Sokhi
    February 9, 2010

    Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh..

    Thanks a lot for the brilliant article.I will totally agreed with the views of Gurumustuk Ji who are doing a wonderfull service towards sikhisim

    May Waheguru bless us all with such belief.

    Be proud of being a Sikh it’s beautiful, honest, and fullfilling way to live your life..!!!!!!

  19. Poonam Kaur
    February 13, 2010

    Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh

    As a young Sikh girl my self, I have also thought of this question as well. Thank you for this amazing article! You are an inspiration, keep it up! :)

    Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh

  20. Shavinder
    October 20, 2010

    Gurmustak, your write up is good and your feelings genuine. But as a societal entity what is happening to Indian Sikh society is a natural and inevitable path of community growth.

    People in the west, like you, the new converts to Sikhi do feel this is wrong and should not happen. But if my cold logic serves me right, the same thing will happen with you down the generations. All the sentiments expressed in the comments are noble and honest. But when people are born into a religion it is a choiceless ascription, and not everyone wants to stick to that.
    From a sociological perspective what has happened to the generations of sikhs in India shall happen to the generations of Sikhs in West. You made your choices and your children shall make theirs, simple.

  21. Inderjit Singh
    October 20, 2010

    Fateh
    Rehat Pyari Guru Ko, sikh pyara neh.
    I love sikh way of life(kirt karo, naam japo, wand chako aur tyar bar tyar to defend truth), i dont care for "sikhs" that dont have sikh way of life.

    Bina Shastr Kesan Narn Bhed Janu.
    Without sword(Gurmat/kirpan-MIri/Piri) n hair, A person is naked sheep, ready for butcher. "Sikhs" with no hair/sword=sheep.
    Guru gave uniform and amrit, focus=Saint Soldier. Only Bana, NO Saint qualities(truthful living) makes Frauds. Most sikhs are Fraud and dont know it.
    Ones without Bana, and Bani, are not sikhs. No sikh by birth in "sikh family". Illusions for BIGSHITS at Gurdwara to get revenue/compete with other shops.A Joke.Always will be a very few Sikhs in this world-chosen by Guru

    Soon/later all (except ones who surrender all logic to Guru' s wisdom) fall to hands of pandits, intellects,idols,pictures,priests,yogis,sanyasis,moolahs,jathedaars.. all same pandits different attires. They aint connecting with the 1, just fraud.

    Lobhi Ka Visaah na kije->Dont trust greedy
    Shops aint going anywhere,Sikh stays away from them. Gursikh trades of truth 24/7.No logic/ contention.One with Guru.
    Fateh.

  22. surinder singh sokhi
    May 2, 2011

    Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh.

    Thanks a lot for the brilliant article.

    We need this kind of thinking in sikhism. May Waheguru bless us all with such belief.

    Its true that following sikhism is a way of consiousness….or its nothing.

    Gurfateh ji. Surinder Singh Sokhi.

  23. j kaur virk
    May 19, 2011

    main problem eh he k kudiya nu lagda he ke oh fashion de daur ch sikhi swroop ch ajeeb lagan giya but eh jaroori nahi ik waar asi sikhi swaroop nu apna lyiye ta asi sab to different te guru de pyare ban jande ha..sir te chunni guru da ashirwaad lagdi he

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