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(“ Kurehats ”) What a Sikh MUST never do! Source : Rehat Maryada, Damdami Taksaal
(“ Kurehats ”) What a Sikh MUST never do! Source : Rehat Maryada, Damdami Taksaal

(“Kurehats”)

What a Sikh MUST never do!

Source: Rehat Maryada, Damdami Taksaal (founded by Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the Tenth Master.

1. Hukka (Tobacco)

In Gurmat, the use of tobacco is strictly forbidden and it should not be touched/used even by mistake.

“Listen to the discipline of the Gursikh: he relinquishes the accompaniment of tobacco.

He avoids bodily contact with it as he knows that he is better off dead than having to touch tobacco.”

(Rehat Maryada)

avoids bodily contact with it as he knows that he is better off dead than having

Our Gurus knew about the ill-effects of tobacco centuries before the medical community did. See some of the things that smoking does to your body:

diminished sense of smell and taste

frequents colds

Smoker’s cough

gastric ulcers

chronic bronchitis

increase in heart rate and blood pressure

premature and more abundant face wrinkles

emphysema

heart disease

stroke

cancer of the mouth, larynx, pharynx, esophagus, lungs, pancreas, cervix uterus and bladder

Psycological symptoms, eg:

irritability, anxiety, sleep disturbances, nervousness, headaches, fatigue, nausea, and lifelong cravings

2. Hajamat (removing hair)

The removal of hair from ANY part of the body by ANY means (cutting, plucking, waxing, surgery, etc) is strictly forbidden. Hair is also not to be dyed.

“The treacherous has altered the perfect human body, making it lose it’s natural beauty.

He / she will NOT get acceptance in the Court of God and is an infidel, dog and is devil like.”

“The complete form of man is with a beard, which is left untied.

The Kesh are combed by this person with a wooden Kangha (comb).”

3. Halaal (Eating Meat)

In Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji there is NO place where permission to eat meat is given. A person who eats meat will be reborn in that life form and will have to experience being killed and eaten.

“Kabir, the eating of lentils (masoor) and rice is excellent, in which there is Amrit in the form of salt. Who would cut his own throat, to have meat with his chappati?”

(Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, 1374)

in the form of salt. Who would cut his own throat, to have meat with his

Throughout the Sri Guru Granth Sahib there are verses that show that our Gurus did not want us to eat meat. Here are a few more:

“Do not call various religious texts false. False is one who gives no thought to their contents. If you consider God is in all, then why then do you slaughter the chicken (i.e., life?)”

(Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, 1350)

“He recites the scriptures very sweetly, but he does not hesitate to kill life”.

(Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, 201)

You kill animals and call it religion (Rahit); then what indeed is irreligion (Kurahit)? Even then you consider yourself as a sage of sages; then whom to call a butcher?

(Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, 1103)

4.

Haraam (Sexual misconduct)

Adultery and sexual relationships outside of marriage are strictly forbidden.

“O sexual desire, you lead the mortals to hell; you make them wander in reincarnation through countless species.”

(Sri Guru Grath Sahib, 1358)

“Men should look at the opposite sex as mothers, sisters and daughters, (women should look at the opposite sex as fathers, brothers and sons).”

(Vaar 29, Pauri 11, Bhai Gurdas Ji

5. Alcohol / Intoxicants

All forms of intoxicants are forbidden, eg. alcohol, drugs, etc.

Drinking the wine (alcohol), his intelligence departs, and madness enters his mind; he cannot distinguish between his own and others, and he is struck down by his Lord and Master. Drinking it, he forgets his Lord and Master, and he is punished in the Court of the Lord.

and Master, and he is punished in the Court of the Lord. “Kabir: those mortals who

“Kabir: those mortals who consume marijuana,meat, tobacco, fish and wine - all pilgrimages, fasts and rituals they follow are of no use.”

(Sri Guru Granth Sahib, 1377)

(Sri Guru Grath Sahib, 544)