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|Do Sikhs With Turbans Think They Are Better Than The Rest?
|Friday, 2/18/2005 1:41 PM MST
I recently found out they had a dinner and did not invite their other sikh friends unless they had a turban. Is this ok? Do many sikhs with turbans think they are better? Particularly In this case that I have mentioned, can you suggest what I should do?
- Saddened Sikh
Sat Siri Akaal. It is not for us to say if "this is OK." Evidently they are discriminating as to who they think they are and who the rest are, Sikhs or not, turbans or not. Prejudice and arrogance are flip sides of the same coin, and part of the 5 evils Guru reminds us to work to avoid (ego).
There is nothing you should do, and I'm not sure why you are offended at not being invited, based on your post. I suggest you start your own organization and invite all who believe/practice as Sikhs (with our without turbans) and turn it into a social/seva group where you can meet and share things Sikh such as chanting or doing seva --but also build lasting friendships. Do not make it a group to spite or cast negativity on others. Don't turn it into a drinking club either. If you don't wish to go that far, set your own standards as to who you are and what matters to you, and act on them. Do not let their clubbishness make you feel ostracized. Don't give them that power over you at any level.
Guru ang sang,