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Summary of Question:Am I A Bad Sikh??
Category:General Sikhism
Date Posted:Thursday, 4/19/2001 9:05 AM MDT

Hello, i recently discovered your site, and have to say that it is a brilliant, and well done for doing such a good job. Its a great for the sikh youth today, to help them face problems in todays modern world, so keep it up!!!


I was reading one of the questions about cutting hair, and my question is why is it so wrong???

I cut my hair, but i dont drink, smoke or do drugs of any kind, yet i know of many sikhs who wear a turban that do. Isnt them doing that stuff just as bad as cutting hair??? yet i am the bad sikh because i do not wear a turban.

I personally feel that I am a good person, very much loved, I always try to be nice and help others in all the ways i can. I even have a child in africa that I sponsor with my own money, just out of the goodness of my heart. Isnt Sikhism also about helping others, treating them with respect, which i do. Doesnt God judging me for the people we are, whether we wear a turban or not?

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Your are not accepting and loving the totality of you. Your basic goodness is expressed here as goodness to others. The goodness to yourself is loving and cherishing all that God has given you that is YOU! Maintaining and loving yourself with all your hair is self love(seeing God within). Maintaining a turban is the form of Regal identity that is a container for your grace to the world. The turban is a gift too.

God is loving and cherishing all His creation. The disregard for the gifts of long hair and the rehit or, turban is your judgement. You are the one who is disgarding these God given gifts. Perhaps it would be more appropriate to say that you have judged your form as not being acceptable.

The Sikh is one who is a student of truth. Let's just say you are on a perpetual Spring break.

God bless you, SKKK



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