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Summary of Question:Gangsta
Category:Other
Date Posted:Friday, 11/21/2008 3:11 PM MST

Is it wrong to be a gangsta and a sikh? I grew up in a rough community and yeah i slang on the side ... but I'm a sikh... I believe in god, I try to be a good person, I take care of people, People that need a hand i Give them money, I try to do as much as I can to help people.. Does that make me a bad person?


Also I wanna add... just some criticism for ya'll responding to ppls questions, most of these kids asking questions... are young people looking for a practical solution... All this talk about the spirit and looking into your soul and all this stuff, no offence but thats not what a young guy needs to hear... I would respond to someone questioning to MAN UP and be a sher, i mean isnt it true SHERAN DA KOM PUNJABI, or is it bad to believe that too... Also that last question abotu sheran da kom, it would be interesting to hear the response from a gora singh and a punjabi singh

thanks ... again no offence just curious what your takes are on things

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We don't get to judge each other. Your path is unique to you. Your Sikhi is between you and your Guru. The only thing you have to do is this:

gur siqgur kw jo isKu AKwey su Blky auiT hir nwmu iDAwvY ]
gur sathigur kaa jo sikh akhaaeae s bhalakae outh har naam dhiaavai |
One who calls himself a Sikh of the Guru, the True Guru, shall rise in the early morning hours and meditate on the Lord's Name.

audmu kry Blky prBwqI iesnwnu kry AMimRq sir nwvY ]
oudham karae bhalakae parabhaathee eisanaan karae anmrith sar naavai |
Upon arising early in the morning, he is to bathe, and cleanse himself in the pool of nectar.

aupdyis gurU hir hir jpu jwpY siB iklivK pwp doK lih jwvY ]
oupadhaes guroo har har jap jaapai sabh kilavikh paap dhokh lehi jaavai |
Following the Instructions of the Guru, he is to chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. All sins, misdeeds and negativity shall be erased.

iPir cVY idvsu gurbwxI gwvY bhidAw auTidAw hir nwmu iDAwvY ]
fir charrai dhivas gurabaanee gaavai behadhiaa outhadhiaa har naam dhiaavai |
Then, at the rising of the sun, he is to sing Gurbani; whether sitting down or standing up, he is to meditate on the Lord's Name.

jo swis igrwis iDAwey myrw hir hir so gurisKu gurU min BwvY ]
jo saas giraas dhiaaeae maeraa har har so gurasikh guroo man bhaavai |
One who meditates on my Lord, Har, Har, with every breath and every morsel of food - that GurSikh becomes pleasing to the Guru's Mind.

ijs no dieAwlu hovY myrw suAwmI iqsu gurisK gurU aupdysu suxwvY ]
jis no dhaeiaal hovai maeraa suaamee this gurasikh guroo oupadhaes sunaavai |
That person, unto whom my Lord and Master is kind and compassionate - upon that GurSikh, the Guru's Teachings are bestowed.

jnu nwnku DUiV mMgY iqsu gurisK kI jo Awip jpY Avrh nwmu jpwvY ]2]
jan naanak dhoorr mangai this gurasikh kee jo aap japai avareh naam japaavai |2|
Servant Nanak begs for the dust of the feet of that GurSikh, who himself chants the Naam, and inspires others to chant it. ||2||

(SGGS Ang 305)



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