Originally posted by Badwater
I don't think that's what he meant.
The Sikhs that I know are very conservative, maybe more so than Christian conservatives. I think what he meant was to not leave your heart open to anything less than the bedrock foundation; the steadfast, straight line.
This may sound odd to you but I'd be willing to guess that this holy man's perspective was even more conservative than yours, Robbie, and it was from there he was speaking.
i dunno Baddy, because my wife is Asian, Pakistani Christian in fact, and i can speak Urdu and Punjabi, i think i got a fairly god understanding of what he meant.
There were four persons in his car, and they all held him in some reverence as far as I could tell. Rather Interestingly he qualified his statement by saying, 'you build a house and everyone can see what you are doing', rather strange i thought, considering its hard to hide a house.
But you are correct, many Sikhs are conservative for although you may not think it , caste is still prevalent through this system. thus if you have ever read matrimonial in Asian publications, the emphasis is on Jat Sikhs, i.e. Sikhs with land, or education, for these are considered as a status symbol in which the worthy suitor should also be able to qualify him or herself in. Saying that i had many Sikh friends, for i used to do a lot of work in Indian restaurants where i live and have always found them the most reasonable and liberal of the great Indian religions. The caste system is the curse and sin of India.