Monday, March 19, 2007

The Sacifice of the Sikhs-The Glorious Sikh History!

I was approached my Christian woman today. She said 'your people should be ashamed', she went on to explain how in her religion, one prophet made the ultimate sacriface for her people and the entire world knows about it, whereas she had recently learnt in Sikhism, there are dozons of such Sacrifices in Sikhism's Short yet Glorious history and how noone even knows of it. For that I had little to answer, except that for the few knowledgable Sikhs amongst us, it is very diffcult to teach this to people who are not interested (even people of our ethnicity). 'You can force a horse to water, but you can't force the horse to drink it' was my response, referring to the fact that we can offer sources of education, and events, but we cannot force anyone to learn anything from them. It is for our own effort and interest may be take anything away from source of knowledge, be it a book, scripture, spokesperson or website. But here is a short video which may prove the point of just how glorious Sikh history is, and for myself, it proved some food for thought. Let us consider where we stand in relation to those great Gursikhs. (Just click the play tab!)

5 comments:

Jagdeep said...

It is so true, u can't force people to learn, but u can help them so thank u to Sikh Soc for making it easier for me to learn about my religion, there is so much that i did not know before which i know now!

Gurdeep said...

yeh, its great to have open forums where people can learn in a friendly environment. But if only the attendence was a little better, I'm sure there's loads of Sikhs in Georges who don't turn up. I wonder if there's anyway to bring those guys into share in the positive experiences we are having.

jagdeep said...

i'm sure the numbers will pick up in the summer term... people have much more time then! :)

Sen said...

I just wanted to show my appreciation to SGUL Sikh Soc for teaching me about another religion but my own. Keep up the good work!! Hope the society grows bigger and better to represent SGUL in true Sikh style!!! :)

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