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  1. tva prasad

    Is Sikhism a religion

    I think it is a western influence. Missionaries that are influenced by western science, "logic", etc. always promote single scripture, one rehit maryada, and stuff. They don't understand the importance of sampardas, etc.
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    Is Sikhism a religion

    Are you sure that Guru Nanak actually took birth and died? In reality, death and birth are non-existent one who knows this neither takes birth nor dies. The Almighty lord who is ever present can take any form he wishes. Our bodies sustain energy of the almighty, this is known as Atma (is Atma really different from Parmatma?). At the end of the day this creation is an illusion by God, hence, God can do what he wishes as he controls the creation. Through worship alone one comes to experience him. With devotional worship one sheds ego and experiences the creator, knowing this world to be false thus forsaking it, s/he unites with Parmatama. Therefore, worship should not be forsaken, however, devotion and love should be present within ones heart if s/he desires to obtain God.
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    My DNA results.

    TBH, I never knew nihang meant crocodile.
  4. Things that are beyond the perception or understanding of our untrained mind, by us are termed "mystical" and "supernatural". Since people as such are unable to comprehend them they think they were made up by someone or are false. The trained and stilled mind knows that these things are the truth of the universe coming forth.
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    Arabian Nights And Charitropakhyaan

    Do share your thoughts on the above two tales and similarities and differences.
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    Arabian Nights And Charitropakhyaan

    Story of Allahdin: http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/burt1k1/tale30.htm Charitar #5:
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    Arabian Nights And Charitropakhyaan

    The original was written in Arabic. It might have been translated to Persian, though.
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    Arabian Nights And Charitropakhyaan

    There was a popular show called "Alif Layla" on TV, I remember watching it when I was young. So I think they were read in mughal India and probably afterwards, too.
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    Arabian Nights And Charitropakhyaan

    Apparently the original had 1000 tales. Source: https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20101219080335AAKMNjE Doesn't really matter, though. We can still compare.
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    Arabian Nights And Charitropakhyaan

    Yes, she told Shahrayar half of the story each night. This made the Shah curious of the rest of the story so he did not behead her as he wanted to hear the rest. She repeated this for 1001 stories. When she had told 1001 tales she ran out of tales to tell, however by this time the Shah had fallen in love with her and spared her life.
  11. Is Nara's translation more accurate?
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    Arabian Nights And Charitropakhyaan

    Both of the plots seem to have a king who has an unfaithful wife. Due to the wife's unfaithfulness other characters in the narrative (Hanuwant SIngh in CP and the king's brides in Arabian Nights) are made to bear harsh punishments even though they may be innocent. In both pieces of literature the king has a wise person who helps him to make better decisions through the telling of many tales that teach lessons.
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    Arabian Nights And Charitropakhyaan

    Let's start with the plot of the 1001 Arabian Nights and Chartiropakhyan. 1001 Arabian Nights plot: A Sultan, Shahrayar one day find out that his wife is cheating on him with a black cook. He beheads both the cook and the wife. Later, he goes to visit his brother, Shah Zaman, who is also a king. He witnesses his brother's wife cheating on his brother with a black slave. He then witnesses an unfaithful wife of a Jinn. Shah Shahrayar later went back to his kingdom, resolving to marry a woman and behead her in the morning just to repeat this cycle again. One day a smart woman, daughter of his Wazir was married to him. She told him stories, to keep her life. These stories became the 1001 Arabian Nights. Source: http://www.wollamshram.ca/1001/Vol_1/vol1.htm Charitropakhyan plot: Source: http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Charitropakhyan
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