Talk:Sikhi: a lesson of love

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Sorry jumped the gun did not notice the incomplete as it was at the end. with a third return it just doesn't show in the edit box sometimes.

I do take exception to calling what many (all human of course) think of as God's most amazing animal creation -- nothing. "This body is the Temple of the Lord, in which the jewel of spiritual wisdom is revealed. (SGGS)

Now our ability to create as compared to God's -- no comparison.

A few words from Shakespeare's Hamlet come to mind:

What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals—and yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me— nor woman neither, though by your smiling you seem to say so.

You may notice that Shakespeare is careful not to say like God, as i think he was comparing man to the Greek Gods of myth. Hamlet, by the way, was the Prince of Denmark, where recently the newspaper Jyllands-Posten posted the recent cartoons, some picturing the Nabi which upset many Muslims.

One side speaks of the 'freedom of speech' using the cartoons to elucidate the violence that many Muslims justify (one Mullah recently said even the killing of children is justified saying, if they are non muslim then they are evil and not innocent and should be killed - thinking similar to Wazir Khan's no doubt.

The other side complains of a tradition broken, a tradition of not showing the Rasul (let alone associating him with violence) or the Nabi at all (even any living thing, less his followers start to worship such images.)

  • In old Persian Danish also spelled daanish (see the Zafarnama) means 'Knowledge'. wonder how that happened! Good article! … Allenwalla 20:12, 9 May 2008 (MDT)

Thanks, Allenwala

Thanks for your words of advice and encouragement - a beautiful and very positive combination.

I have not yet captured the real message of Gurbani in this article - I appear to have run out of steam for the time being! The seed for the article was Guru Gobind Singh's tuk - "Sach kahoo sun laho sabah, Jin prem keyo, tin hee prab payoo" (9) Sudha Ustat- "I am telling the truth, listen everyone; only if you have loved, will you attain God".

I hope you can appreciate the original text as it is most beautiful - with your exceptional language skills, I hope you will connect with this and get a better taste of the Guru's words.

Once I have gather my thoughts, hopefully, I can do justice to the Guru's message. Many thanks for your input and help, Hari Singhtalk 14:29, 10 May 2008 (MDT)