Sunday, March 12, 2006

saturday

One young sikh is working in a very big flowershop. He invites his colleagues to visit gurdwara after work.
So at 7 pm his 13 colleagues arrive, just in time to see how the Guru is taken to his restroom. We have langar together. I show the slideshow, start my introduction on sikhism.
To my big suprise the young sikh knows very little of his religion.
But he told many stories at work about his culture, which people very often take as rituals in sikhism.
I am always surprised to hear how religion and culture are mixed up with each other. And i have to admit that culture is very often on the winning side.
Guru Nanak is so clear about empty rituals, but still....

There is still a long way to go.... ignorance has many faces.

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