Friday, January 12, 2007

In the midst of winter...

I wanted to give another flower to everyone.

5 comments:

Sikhi Seeker said...

Thanks for the beautiful fllower :)
And great perspective on that shot!

judson traphagen said...

Prabhu, I found your blog while doing a google search for Kirpan knives. I need to buy one for a caucasian friend of mine who married a Sikh girl (progressive Sikh family). Where did get yours? Do you know where I can buy a beautiful antique one? Thanks, Jud, jtraphagen@gmail.com

upinder kaur said...

Thank you Prabhu Singh!
Lovely flower...

Prabhu Singh said...

Judson, the kirpans that I own I bought in India. I could probably find a website where you could buy one. However, the kirpan is more than a sacred symbol. With it becomes a responsibility. That responsibility is to always wear it respectfully and always remember that it is not a weapon. Additionally most Sikhs who wear the kirpan have committed their lives to their beliefs, meaning that they are willing to defend the rights of others even with their lives. It's very serious. That's what our religious commitment entails that above our own lives we hold righteous actions and righteous duties.
Actually all true Sikhs are progressive. A Sikh is somebody who sees all people equally. There is no race, no caste, no social standing, no religion, no gender that we treat with less respect. All people equally represent a part of the one God and Sikhs respect that and even dedicate our lives to the service of humanity and the one God.
Sikhs who abondon the teachings of the Gurus to follow either Indian culture or Western culture actually have not progressed but digressed into limiting and prejudiced cultures. The west has no focus on the spirit and the east has focus on ancient biased rituals. Living as the Guru intended shows a profound love for the creator and the creation. That's progressive.
Perhaps if your friend could email me and I could explain the responsibility of the kirpan, I could be of some help. Otherwise, as part of my beliefs, I can't knowingly help somebody get a kirpan without them understanding the immense responsibility in keeping one. Thanks. God bless you.

SiriDyal said...

Gracias amigo mio! B-)