Tuesday, November 15, 2011

3 types of Mr. Singh...

I met a Gursikh who works for Heathrow Airport who shared a story about his workplace with me. He said that one day a white non-Sikh English colleague asked him, "You are Mr. Singh because you are a Sikh. But today I met a man who has his hair cut and is clean-shave who said he was Mr. Singh as well. I am confused! Can you please explain."

The Gursikh gave the reply, "There are 3 types of Mr. Singh. Firstly, a "real Singh", secondly a "shame singh", and thirdly a "name Singh". The Gursikh explained a 'real Singh' is one who practices Sikhi in word and deed. A 'shame Singh' is someone who although wears a turban, but goes against their religion by trimming their beard or drinking alcohol etc. A 'name Singh' is someone who is from a Sikh heritage and has no Sikh identity.

The next day, the Englishman comes up to the Gursikh, smiled and said, "Today I saw a shame Singh on the bus." Waheguru.


Jasbeer said...

Excellent answer!!

Anonymous said...

sacha singh, naam singh and sharam singh!

Jitinder Singh said...

Rather judgmental calling people "shame singh". I suppose you are perfect?

ਫਰੀਦਾ ਜੇ ਤੂ ਅਕਲਿ ਲਤੀਫੁ ਕਾਲੇ ਲਿਖੁ ਨ ਲੇਖ ॥
Farid! If thou hast keen understanding, then do not write black marks against others.

ਆਪਨੜੇ ਗਿਰੀਵਾਨ ਮਹਿ ਸਿਰੁ ਨੀਵਾਂ ਕਰਿ ਦੇਖੁ ॥੬॥
Bend thy head and look beneath thine own collar.

Manvir Singh said...

Vaheguru Jee

Firstly, the post is based on another Gursikh's views and how he tried to explain to a confused Gora about Sikhi as he was getting mixed messages that a Sikhi and Rehit.

Secondly, I don't claim to be a perfect Sikh.

Bhul Chuk Maaf jee.