Sikhism Essay, Research Paper
This is my personal thinking about my Religion, Cultural, Tradition and my land Punjab. I didn’t mean or think of criticizing other peoples from other religions or cultural. If you did find any mistake, than please point out my mistake to me so that I can be able to understand it and made it correct. There is no copyright, feel free to copy or share it with others.
Who is Sikh?
Introduction: In today?s world every Sikh person faces lots of trouble on both sides West and East world. Whenever a person talking about Sikh religion or heard a name “Singh” or Kaur, every person most in every part of the world took a virtual memory of a person wearing a TURBAN with full mustaches and beard or a female wearing Salwar Kamiz with Chuni. Sikhism is considered to be a newest religion in this world. There are approx. 25 millions Sikhs all over the world, most of them living in Punjab, India.
Ancestors of our Sikh Religion?
From 2500 A.D. to 1400: As you know that Sikh religion born in the early of 14th centaury, so naturally you can guess that mostly all people living at that time are particular Muslims or Hindus or Non-Religious. Many great rulers invaded India. First India was invaded by Aryans from Europe, came through the west side of India. Aryans drove Dravidians to the South. Aryans settled in the whole north region from Punjab to Delhi. The most meanest and dirtiest thing Aryans did was the Caste System. Than India was regularly invaded by Persians, Huns, Arabs (Mughals), Turks, Greeks, Sythanians, British…. and so on… So you now pretty much got the background History of our Ancestors.
What are the problems that Sikhs faced from the beginning till now?
From 1400 – NOW: Sikh is the Caum (kind of race) which barely most Non-Sikh people can figure it out. Let me start this way: Most of every Sikh was very very great warrior, they are still now and they will be. If Sikh can’t able to get justice, they will get it in various ways, and they did get it many times in the past hundred years. Sikh holiest Shrines called ” Darbar Sahib” ” Golden Temple” has been attacked two times, once in the time of Mughals Rule and once by Hindu Fundamentalist in late 1984.
Sikhs in this centaury: There are many Problems that Sikhs are facing in today world. Most of the common problem is Political; people face this problem only in India. By saying Political problems I mean Corruption in Government offices, lack of good education, poor economy in which rich people are getting rich and poor people are getting poor. Every politician in India is crooked, I mean everybody from police officer to Governor. Second most problems that today?s Sikh faces are the social religious issues. For example: Many people think that eating meat is allowed in Sikhism, which 100% wrong, another example is that many people cut their hair thinking that keeping hair long is not so important, which is also 100% wrong. There are lot of wrong things are happening, which people think that they are doing is correct, for example:
Eating Langar on Table/Chair ? Wrong
Trimming Beard, Cutting hair ? Wrong
Wearing Cap when you have long uncut hair ? Wrong
Drink, Dating, Tobacco, Non-Veg ? Wrong
Think that woman place is in House ? Wrong
Sikh in Sports, Military:
From 1400 – _ _ _ _: No matter what happened, Sikh was, are and will always be great in Sports especially in Hockey, Wrestling, Racing, Horse – Riding. Now days, as you take an example of Olympics, to participate in sports presenting their country should have enough money to bribe the high officials of sports director. Now there is no Spirit in Young Generation Sikhs especially in India. Sikhs in Western World are participating lot in sports than in India.