do sikhs worship guru granth sahib

do sikhs worship guru granth sahib

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lhjg

Calgary, Canada

#1 Jan 23, 2013
isnt what sikhs do with guru granth sahib forbidden

bowing their heads to it
how they treat it
offering it gifts

if someone downloaded the guru granth sahib on their phone would you bow your head to their
phone

give it gifts in terms of money

what sikhs do with the guru granth sahib
is forbidden so why do sikhs do this
Sullah Bhenchod

Europe

#2 Jan 24, 2013
lhjg
Canada

Good question why dont a dikh brother answer ?
Fateh

Brampton, Canada

#3 Jan 24, 2013
lhjg
Canada

It is not the paper or ink or digitalized print that we respect as Guru; it is the Shabad the divine words that we bow in respect to. We don't worship a book. We revere the divine shabad.

There is a difference between reverence and worship. I suggest you consult a dictionary before you continue.
Fateh

Brampton, Canada

#4 Jan 24, 2013
lhjg
Canada

What gifts do we offer to the SGGS? You're most likely confused. The money we give is for the maintenance of the Gurdwara. It's not a gift being offered to Sri Guru Granth Sahib.

Anyother uninformed questions?
lhjg

Calgary, Canada

#5 Jan 24, 2013
k i beleive sikhs are not allowed to bow down to the guru granth sahib but respect the teachings through seva

i think some how this hindu ritual started to be
followed by sikhs

alot of hindus deny they idot worship and say
by stimulating one of the five sences it
helps them focus on the god they prey
to better

but if sikhs bow down to the guru granth
sahib cause of the teachings in it

if someone downloaded the guru granth
sahib onto their laptop would you
bow your head to the laptop to
respect the teachings of the
guru granth sahib
lhjg

Calgary, Canada

#6 Jan 24, 2013
not gifts for guru granth sahib put people
donate money in respects to the guru
granth sahib

would you do the same if someone had copy
of the guru granth sahib on their laptop
yugesh

Mumbai, India

#7 Jan 24, 2013
lhjg wrote:
not gifts for guru granth sahib put people
donate money in respects to the guru
granth sahib
would you do the same if someone had copy
of the guru granth sahib on their laptop
india is agreat country,where people give respect to saints gurus.people also show great respects to religious books.we see sikhs bending infront of guru granth sahib. what is u r problem man.
in india we all indians even bend down ,to touch our elders feet.
in rajasthan people offer water to birds in hot season.
aselfish materalistic person can never understand it.
go learn to pray which ever way u want.
yugesh

Mumbai, India

#8 Jan 24, 2013
i am not even a sikh.
this thread is a crap, started by stupid person.
Fateh

Brampton, Canada

#9 Jan 25, 2013
lhjg
Canada

Obviously you're an illiterate as I already answered your questions but you seem bent on trying to prove a point that has been proven invalid.

So I will repeat it.

It is not the paper or ink or digitalized print (inluding laptop, cell phone) that we respect as Guru; it is the Shabad the divine words that we bow in respect to. We don't worship a book. We revere the divine shabad.

There is a difference between reverence and worship. I suggest you consult a dictionary before you continue.

Bowing is a sign of respect that is an Indian tradition. Bowing is only considered worship by Western standards.
Fateh

Brampton, Canada

#10 Jan 25, 2013
lhjg,

I already told you idiot, people DO NOT donate money to the SGGS out of respect or any other reason; it's donation to the Gurdwara for maintenance and other expenses. How do you think the Gurdwara operates? How are they funded?
ghjf

Calgary, Canada

#11 Jan 25, 2013
Fateh yugesh are you guys trying to throw insults cause you guys are stupid

Fateh would you bow down to a laptop if the guru granth sahib was downloaded onto the laptop
yes or no

would you cover it with cloth to keep the
laptop from getting dirty and hold it
over your head while waving a wond
over it when you move it from one
place to another

yugesh when will you wake up that the guru baba you worship in india are robbing you or are
you to stupid to ever wake up to it
why do you pay money to pandits like a moran
for good luck well you are a moran
lakf

Calgary, Canada

#12 Jan 26, 2013
if you bow your head to the guru granth
sahib cause of the divine words in it

and cover it with cloth and treat it
with respect cause of the divine
words in it

wave a wond over it fanning it
cause of the divine words in
it

would you do the same to a laptop if
the guru granth sahib had bin put
on the laptop

would you bow down to the laptop
cause a copy of the guru granth
sahib was on it cause of the
divine words

would you wave a wond and wrap
it in cloth and take good car
of the laptop to pay respect
of the divine words of the
guru granth sahib on the
laptop
rajesh

Mumbai, India

#13 Jan 26, 2013
ghjfg canada,
when i say in india we respect saints baba,
i ment not the modern babas but gurus like
guru Nanak, Sai baba of sirdi,hajrat nijamuddin ji
sufi saint.they never asked for any money.

i cant part my hard earned money to any baba or pundits for good luck.i better work more hard for my luck.this is what i belive.
yugesh

Mumbai, India

#14 Jan 26, 2013
to ghjfg

pls read as yugesh not as rajesh. it a mistake.
Fateh

Brampton, Canada

#15 Jan 30, 2013
lakf
Canada

its the utterance of the Shabad that we show respect to. If someone memorized the SGGS and was reciting it Sikhs would bow and show respect; not to the person reciting but to the Shabad.

The shabad is the living Guru but it's due to human need that we must contain it into some kind of medium so it is accessable. Since that medium contains the shabad we must maintain and respect that medium.

I'm not to clear on the rules governing digital copies of the SGGS because people use devices for many purposes so it would be impracticle to keep a digital device contaning the SGGS in such keep as the print version of SGGS which is only used for the recitation and prayer. I suppose if a digital copy was only used for prayer than it could be kept in similar fashion to a print version.

Digital versions are usually reserved for education and translations of the SGGS; where as print versions are used for prayers. Two different purposes, with two different rules governing their keep. However, where ever the shabad is, respect must be shown to the full extent accordingly.

afjk

Calgary, Canada

#16 Jan 30, 2013
what if you go to someonce home and in a room
they have a laptop with guru granth sahib on
it would you bow your head down in front
of the laptop to show respect to the
teachings of the guru granth sahib

but do you think a line is being passed
between rituals and respect with how
sikhs treat the guru granth sahib

Santa

Richmond Hill, Canada

#17 Jan 30, 2013
lakf wrote:
if you bow your head to the guru granth
sahib cause of the divine words in it
and cover it with cloth and treat it
with respect cause of the divine
words
In Punjab in SGPC run gurdwaras you can easily see Guru Granth Sahib being kept in warm clothes in winters and being provided A/C in summers.

99% of Western born Sikhs cannot understand more than a few words divine words.
afjk

Calgary, Canada

#18 Jan 30, 2013
if thats how the guru granth sahib is
treated in india warm cloth in the
winter and ac in the summer then
its definitily rituals that ppl
perform with the guru granth
sahib

read the definition of rituals
then read how rituals are
banned in sikhism

its like tables and chair issue
who cares if everyone sit on
the ground or tables every
one is still equal and no
one is higher then any
one else

most sikhs seem to be stuck
with rituals then growing
as people
Santa

Richmond Hill, Canada

#19 Jan 31, 2013
What is wrong with rituals? Can a religon without rituals ever exist?

Sikhs are not uniquely at fault if ritual is fault at all. Giving ac to the book may be a bit too much though but total elimination of ritual is not possible.
true opinion

Mumbai, India

#20 Jan 31, 2013
Santa wrote:
<quoted text>
In Punjab in SGPC run gurdwaras you can easily see Guru Granth Sahib being kept in warm clothes in winters and being provided A/C in summers.
99% of Western born Sikhs cannot understand more than a few words divine words.
ac in summer is not for the book but for the general public
who come to pray.these small things r common sense
the book is covered in calourfull or plain cloths.
not in warm cloths. stoop creating imaginery stories.

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