Useless Sikhs

kbIr swcw siqguru ikAw krY jau isKw mih cUk ]

kubeer saachaa sathigur kiaa kurai jo sikhaa mehi chook
Kabeer, what can the True Guru do, when His Sikhs are at fault?

AMDy eyk n lwgeI ijau bWsu bjweIAY PUk ]158]

andhae eaek n laagee jio baas bujaaeeai fook
The blind do not take in any of His Teachings; it is as useless as blowing into bamboo. ||158||

Limb 1372, Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

How can we call ourselves sikhs if we cut our hair/consume alcohol? (link - click me for more info)
How can we call ourselves sikhs is we dont wake up in the early hours to meditate?
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How can we call ourselves sikhs if we lie/cheat/steal or make another person unhappy?

A wise man once told me, Sikh's are like the farmer who has a candle and goes into the field at night but yet he still falls into the well. Guru Granth Sahib Ji is the candle, the well is this world/maya - an illusion.....

Ksmu ivswir kIey rs Bog ]

khusum visaar keeeae rus bhog
Forgetting his Lord and Master, the mortal enjoys sensual pleasures;

qW qin auiT Kloey rog ]

thaa than outh khuloeae rog
then, disease rises up in his body.

mn AMDy kau imlY sjwie ]

mun andhae ko milai sujaae
The blind mortal receives his punishment.

vYd n Boly dwrU lwie ]2]

vaidh n bholae dhaaroo laae
O foolish doctor, don't give me medicine. ||2||

Limb 1256, Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Many times in Gurbani, Guru's or bhagats call us blind - how can this be when we have eyes? It means blind to God. We think that because we see things around us they are real, this is Gods game.

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn't exist!
[Devils Advocate]

In the same way the greatest test of God is asking us to put our faith into him when he never shows Himself, however his creation oozes a creators touch - next time your out, look at the tree's dancing in the wind or the water falling from the sky, God is ever present - all we need to do it open our eyes!

oh vaykhai onaa nadar na aavai bahutaa ayhu vidaan.

He watches over all, but none see Him. How wonderful this is!

Siri Japji Sahib (First Daily Prayer of the Sikhs)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

narrow definition of a sikh. cutting the hair is needless cultural ritual and for vanity, in sikhi hair is kept because we should not change ourselves. BUT remember that even some of the authors of the guru granth sahib cut their hair! were they not sikhs?