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Summary of Question:Re: Shaving Of The Beard - A Discussion
Date Posted:Thursday, 3/25/1999 7:06 PM MDT
I guess this is my first letter to india kids. So to all of you that i havent seen for ages and all of you that i just saw yesterday,hello! Well i think i have some thing to say on this topic of shaving and
Gurpreet.Being a really good friend of Gurpreet's i know what he is going through. "T" Had the right idea when she was saying that it doesnt matter if you shave, dont shave, cut your hair or dont cut your hair. Gurpreet will always be Gurpreet. It doesnt matter. And like Gurpreet i know what he is going through. We are in the same situation. the only difference is that my parents are alitte more finatical about this whole deal. See for me, and i know for Gurpreet, we have been asking ourselves why we are keeping out beards and living the way that we are. and the reason came back to us because it is easy. it is easy to not shave because then we dont have to be looked at as outcasts by the sikh community,(in my case) my parents, and other loved ones who are sikhs and would be hurt by any un sikhy action especially shaving our beards. So for me, yes i may want to shave because i do want to be normal but if the only reason why i am not shaving is, not because of my own person beliefs but because of the pressures of other people should i not shave? That may be a strangly stated question there but basically for me it is not why should i shave but why shouldnt i shave? I feel as though i will always be a sikh. I feel as thought it is a part of me. I understand that by shaving my beard i am going against sikh beliefs But in know who i am and i know my conection to the guru. I also understand that maybe my motives are not he best. Maybe i am caught in the Maya of it all. And that is fine. But i know that i am a good person beard or no beard. I definetly do understand the concerns of "The Father", my parents and parents all over but there comes a time when you just have to except what your children are doing and understand that that you did your best and your kids will hopefully be alright. Maybe i am just young and stupid but this is what i feel. So if any of you have an argument against me write it. I understand that people may be sick of talking about this topic but if any of you feel like you have a moving experience to tell me and i guess Gurpreet if he is listening please write it. Thanks for listening. I hope that everyone is doing well.

Much love


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