Thursday, August 11, 2011

Among the castrati, the one-balled man is king

The Kirpan (/kɪərˈpɑːn/; ਕਿਰਪਾਨ ) is a ceremonial sword or dagger
carried by orthodox Sikhs. According to a religious commandment
given by Guru Gobind Singh (the tenth Guru of Sikhism) at the
Baisakhi Amrit Sanchar (a religious ceremony that formally baptizes a Sikh)
in CE 1699, all baptised Sikhs (Khalsa) must wear a kirpan at all times.
And it seems that Sikhs have two big brass ones. I've always admired Sikhs for their concept of "Sant-Sipahie" — their goal of being a saint-soldier. their Guru Granth Sahib taught that one must have control over one's internal vices, and must  have the courage to defend the rights of all who are wrongfully oppressed or persecuted irrespective of their color, caste or creed. Sikhism is one of the most tolerant religions in the world because of this.

Well, those Saint-Soldiers have their work cut out for them in London. With the wogs rioting and threatening everything, hundreds of Sikhs  have taken to the streets to defend their Gudawara (shrine). Nice that some Brits seem to still have cojones!

via Fatale Attraction

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