Friday, May 5, 2017

Kaurs


Sometimes I wonder why there are not more Kaurs in leadership positions within the Sikh Panth. I mean it's not like we're uneducated and unable to handle the responsibilities of leadership. There are plenty examples of modern-day Kaurs who are killing it when it comes to their career fields. But why is it when I look specifically at Sikhi related roles, they are all filled by our male counterparts. Just look up the committees at different gurdwaras. Some of it is obviously due to sexism but I also think that it's our fault as girls for not standing up for our rights. We have taken a back seat and confined ourselves to just being followers. This should not be. And in my opinion, it's kind of sad. What is it going to take for us Kaurs to develop the strength within themselves to step up and lead? The answer is Waheguru, Waheguru, Waheguru.

O Waheguru, may we not confined by societal norms. May we develop the fire within us (Kaurs and Singhs) to transform the Panth into what You wanted it to be. Save us from the 5 Vices and keep your protection over us. Thank you for our Gurus and for Your mercy! Waheguru ji ka Khalsa! Waheguru ji ki Fateh!

Update (7/21/2018): I still hold strongly to this position. Probably even more strongly to before.

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