oxydracae wrote:considering Banda Bahadur or Ranjit Singh as a leaders of Sikh faith is like considering Emperor Akbar as leader of Muslim faith or Queen Victoria as leader of Christian faith... they were military commanders or rulers of their empires, not the leaders of faith
Problem is till Sikhs keep on looking humans as their leaders, it will only lead to sectarianism in the religion...
Sikhs have to accept their Holy Book Guru Granth Sahib as their leader...
Some people argue if Sikhs have good leadership they would have created separate Theocratic Political State... but is it mentioned anywhere in Guru Granth Sahib to fight for separate Political State ??
Emperors and rulers have a great contribution in keeping the people of a faith united and protecting the faih they follow thereby have helped the faith to survive and spread. Miri & Piri, raising of Khalsa introducing 5ks, only Singh/Kaur surname followed by various Rehatnamas have similiarity with the fact that leaders of a faith were, are and will be human beings.
If we follow the teachings fo SGGS Ji then we no more need the leaders nor any code of conduct. I think this is a kind of contradiction and contraversy which make able Sikhs a leaderless community. This has bred sectarianism which can be seen as dozens of sikh sects have already emerged.
There is no mention of separate sikh state in SGGS Ji but there was an attempt by some leaders to have it.