Saturday, March 6, 2010

The 1001 Ways we Know God

Waheguru ji ka khalsa, Waheguru ji ki fateh!


Just wanted to share a beautiful article on the multitude of ways our faith understands the entity that sustains us.


From http://www.sikhchic.com/article-detail.php?id=703&cat=19, an article by Sardar T. Sher Singh... please check out the link for the full article!

Waheguru ji ka khalsa, Waheguru ji ki fateh!


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"I love the relationship we Sikhs have with God. He - or She, if you will - is "tu(n)", not "tusi" or "aap". We address Him with a tu and not a vous, as some other traditions do, as well.


I like that.


I like the informality. I like the absence of rules and boundaries. I particularly like that there are no rituals.


It is all left to the individual - purely personal, one-on-one - to determine the terms of endearment.


I love the freedom we have been given to refer to or address God as whatever we want, in whatever language we choose.


It makes sense, because if He is infinite, then surely, if we add all that each one of us in the world comes up with in describing Him, the sum would still fall short of the whole.


So what does it matter if we call Him God, or Waheguru, Allah or Yahweh, Om or ... whatever. Equally, I think it is even okay to call Him "nothing", or that "God Does Not Exist". They're all merely parts of the whole, the pieces of an infinite puzzle."