Chairs in Diwan Hall..!!!

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Re: Chairs in Diwan Hall..!!!

Postby bachittar » Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:26 pm

Waheguru Ji Ka Khlsa
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh to all readers.

I feel the solution is simple, really simple.

It is simply to accept that a Gursikh and his Guru are in a one on one relationship. Others should not make decisions on how a meeting of a Sikh with his Guru should take place.

If a Sikh feels that he or she is offering utmost respect to the Guru while seated on the floor or while seated on a chair because of health conditions or limitations then the Guru understands his disciple's predicament.

I Sikh leaders who feel they are acting in behalf of the Guru should remember that they were not appointed by the Guru to discipline others. They should work on making themselves worthy of being in the presence of the Guru and live a life in keeping with the teachings of the living Guru.

I feel we are so unfortunate that our Jathedar issued a hukamnama on tables and chairs in the Langar Hall. They have split our community on an issue that is so insignificant and irrelevant to the practice of Sikhism. If they were to reverse that Hukamnama the number one item for debate during Gurdwara elections in Canada would become a non issue.

Please let us not seek another decision on the issue of chairs in the Guru's Diwan hall. We should be magnanimous and respect others who are less fortunate.
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Re: Chairs in Diwan Hall..!!!

Postby Bundha » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:36 pm

If we keep chipping away at our faith then where does it end?

Oh, don’t worry about chairs and tables it is a little issue, oh don’t worry about covering your head when in the presence of Guru Ji, it does not matter, oh don’t worry about taking your shoes off when entering the darbar . . . . . where does it end?

Weak minded people will be ruin of us.

So, one has a personal relationship with Guru Ji so we let him/her do what they want? We ignore the maryadha as set by Guru Ji and let people do what they want?

Someone wants to sit on a chair then that is okay because it is a personal thing with him and Guru Ji.
What if someone wants to wear shoes in hall is that okay?
Keep head bare, is that okay? What of someone wants to smoke is that okay?
What about taking some wine , surely that is okay isn’t it? It is between you and your Guru right?
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Re: Chairs in Diwan Hall..!!!

Postby Khalsa Singh Sahib » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:52 pm

I once went to a gurdwara in Canada and there was like a indent in the carpet with chairs in it so if someone sat in the chair they would be at equal level with the sangat
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Re: Chairs in Diwan Hall..!!!

Postby bediban000 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:37 pm

The rule where we all sit on the ground is to establish equality and no one is greater than the other and we are all looked as equal in gods eyes. Yes. There needs to be some exceptions. If someone has a disability, then they should sit on a chair of some sort. Banishing chairs would most likely stop the gursikh from attending the gurudwara because "there type" isnt welcome there. And that is something in Sikhi we dont agree. Everyone is welcome in the gurudwara, regardless of sexuality, disablility, caste, etc.
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