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Concept of Langar in Sikhism


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Amrik Sehan,

Langar should be eaten on the floor...being humble or not being humble its not a issue here. Its about principles(maryada) which is going on from Guru's time.

Let me ask you this. If Guru can sit on the floor and eat langar then why can't his sikhs?

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Amrik Sehan,

Langar should be eaten on the floor...being humble or not being humble its not a issue here. Its about principles(maryada) which is going on from Guru's time.

Let me ask you this. If Guru can sit on the floor and eat langar then why can't his sikhs?

I have to respectfully disagree with you here. I spent half my langar eating life sitting at a table and the other half sitting on the floor. I felt no difference in my 'humbleness'. But I do remember one difference, that being that we sat in the langar hall alot longer when we sat at tables. We talked to the congregation more and generally socialized. In temples where I sat on the floor there seems to be one thing on everones mind, 'I have got to get out of here'.

And frankly, Guru Nanak Ji didn't have the privilege of being able to sit on a modern toilet. I suggest that if you want to really live the humble life of Guru Nanak Ji, maybe you should shun that toilet in your house and go do your business outside. I hate rituals!

As far as the original post, I think it is fantastic and also shows that Guru Nanak Ji was clearly thinking about feeding all humanity not just sikhs. Therefore, a movement towards eradication of humans starving ought to be a priority for all Sikhs

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