gurmukh wrote:Spiritual Seeker ji,
Sikh must not hunt usually.They should hunt only those animal which might be dangersous to the lives of human. because human lives are the most important. For example if a tiger is killing the villagers or hunting their animals, we should try to capture it and leave it in the forest. If in a situation, it is not possible, there is no unfear to kill it. So far as guruji's concern, they hunt only those animals which troubled the poor human beings.To kill anyone for entertainment or false glory is not the path of the sikhism.it's all depent on the situation.
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.
gurmukh wrote:I don’t mean that tigers or other animals should be deprived of their natural habitat for fulfilling the selfish aims of man. They are very important for the ecology. Man can not sustain on this universe without the help of these kind of animals. we should try to provide safety to them. We should try to be just to them. But I did not mean that only tigers can be kill for the lives of man. But there several other creatures which must have to be killed for the benefit of the man like mosquitoes.
Secondly, the question was only that can Sikhs hunt. Whatever I wrote was focused on it.
Thirdly, when I wrote that the human lives are more important, it was written on behalf of the gurubani. If we read the Guru Granth Sahib Ji, we will find that human body is praised by the Guru Sahibans as we can reach our ultimate goal of meeting the god only in this human body. It is told that man is the best making of God. Man is more important than other 84 lakh junes. Further, if a child and a pet are sinking in the water, and we can escape only one from both of them. what will we prefer? The importance of all creatures is determined on how many elements they have. The man has five elements and some others have four, three, two or one elements. That is why we can not punish a person for killing a dog as the same way as we punish for killing a man.
Forthly, I give tigers as an example because their population was more than one lakh before four to three hundred years ago only in India. And they were causing a great trouble in that time as now the mosquitoes are.
And more important is not what is said but more important is what the spirit behind it is.
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
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