SAadmin Posted April 17, 2003 Report Share Posted April 17, 2003 this was taken from boss site.. wanted to know ur people's view ----------------- we all know the problem when we go to a keertan darbaar. most of the ppl seem to be dossing in the langar hall rather than sitting in the keertan (myself included -- that's how i know all this ) some people say that you shouldn't talk while eating langar -- and i see why, it would make the food taste so much nicer if you did simran while eating it. but the whole concept of pangat is based around anthropology. since prehistoric times the human being has always eaten together, this is so that one person can watch the back of others for predators while they eat. Most other mammals tend to eat alone. This is one reason why as a human being we find it hard to eat alone - it's really uncomfortable. the best we can do is snack alone. When we sit and eat together it is such a great way of socialising, we can really get to know each other. Many human events are based around food for this reason... think about it. The gore don't do it as much as the sikhs and stuff, but then i think we socialise more within the family units as a result. Guru jee has played on this with the institute of pangat, telling us to go and sit and eat together on the same level -- i think to socialise a bit and lose some barriers. that way when we go into sangat, we have a lost an element of our individuality and hankaar -- which makes sitting in the sangat a deeper expereince. it's supposed to bring us together. In my opinion we should socialise over langar, with everyone -- it's such a brilliant institute. But then you get problems of people taking the piss and spending all their time in there as if to get to know the whole gurdvara sahib.... whatdya think? 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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