I am no proponent of hair cutting, and I actually am totally against it done by any Sikh in any form.
I went on a journey into not so interiors of Punjab, just went to Jalandhar bus stand, and a realization dawned on me while waiting for my bus.
I was there for around more than 2 hours, and for some reason I felt – in absence of proper guidance, the poor population of Punjab is THE least worried about keeping their hair unshorn. I somehow believe, it’s the deadly mix of – poverty, lack of guidance, low motivation, and no enlightening factor which makes them do it, and not stay away from the way they are. It’s not improvement or a change in life’s way for them, it’s just a responsibility they would rather do away with!
Yes! When Guru Gobind Ji put in the seed of Khalsa, the Panj Pyaare were no rich zameendaars either, but they had the Guru Himself to guide them! But as I said, the population of Punjab is today at a loss of such a person!
They say, if people with the American gliving can start to follow the Sikh lifestyle, then what’s the problem with people living in the heartland of Khalsa.? They are rich people looking for solutions, and had a knowledgeable non-fake person help them. That’s what Punjab is lacking – a knowledgeable non-fake person!
I hope they get one very soon!
May the power be with Punjab & Punjabis!
Update: This video right below directly supports my fears!! 😐 Sometimes I hate to be right!