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Summary of Question:Loss Of Faith
Category:General Sikhism
Date Posted:Thursday, 12/18/2008 4:05 AM MST

Vahiguru Jee Ka Khalsa, Vahiguru Jee Kee Fateh.

My apologies for adding a few more thoughts to this question that has been asked and previously answered
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I have recently started doubting my religion. It seems the more I research it the more skeptical I become. I am under the impression that ours is not a true religion as none of our founders had direct contact with God (unlike Jesus, Mohammed (psbu) etc) and some of the stories I read seem to be made up. Why are we against blind rituals yet we say you can't cut your hair or you should wear a kuthca?

Balbir

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Very sorry to hear that. Guru Nanak Sahib is Sarab Kalla Bharpoor - he has all the skills and experiences ever given to any person. Gur Parmeshwar Eiko Jaan, Know the Guru and the Creator as one. Veer if you have done any reading of Sri Guru Granth sahib - not research - or sat in the sangat and heard the banis you would not have these questions.

Regarding "rituals", Guru Sahib has said very clearly, Pehla Maran Kabool, Jeevan kee Chaad Aaas, Hoee Sab Naa Kee Rehan Kaa Tooo Aaooo Hamare Paas.....You have to accept Death - both physical and of your own "mind" (which has the influences of all your past lives), become the dust of everyone else (to exemplify humility, not cowardice) then go to the Guru so he can give you "gyan", that takes you from Darkness of Spiritual Ignorance (Ru)to the experience of and communication with the Akal Purakh (Gu).

Till you give your head to your guru and follow his rehat so you may become "his", all this research in this lifetime and several others that a person has been through is a waste..

Our Guru is Daata ( a person who gives), he is deepak threah loeah ( he is the light of three worlds)...he gives us Naam, the support of the entire creation.

Such is our Guru.

Listen to him through his gurbani, experience him through gurbani - his sight which is like a thousand suns and a million moons will put all your research to shame.

Try it ..

With best wishes
hs

















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Waheguru! I am happy to hear that you are doubting your religion. Doubt and confusion are good! This is how understanding begins. Sikhi isn't about research, history, opinions, stories or founders. Sikhi is an inner experience. It is about your own relationship with your Guru. That is where understanding lies.

So.... the real question is.... what is the inner desire of your heart?

When you know that, then understanding begins. Understanding comes not from knowledge, but from experience. Understanding means standing under. Without surrender, there is no Sikhi.

In the Name of the Guru, the Light of every Sikh, and the Holy Naam which holds the world.

.....G






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