Sikhs accept that life begins at conception. When will SikhNet stop promoting Yogi Bhajan nonsense about the soul entering the fetus of the mother at 120 days?

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 00:16 (1538 days ago)

Sikhs accept that life begins at conception. When will SikhNet stop promoting Yogi Bhajan nonsense about the soul entering the fetus of the mother at 120 days?
http://www.sikhnet.com/news/dignity-mother

All this Yogi Bhajan nonsense about the soul entering the fetus of the mother at 120 days is NOT based on any scientific evidence or religious history. There is nothing in Guru Granth Sahib which states that the soul enters the unborn child on the 120th day of pregnancy and you'll never find anything contained in Siri Guru Granth Sahib or in the history of the Sikh Gurus, which justifies the killing of an unborn child.

Sikhs accept that life begins at conception (one reference is found on page 74 of the Guru Granth Sahib) (BBC).
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/sikhism/sikhethics/abortion.shtml

Sikhism and abortion.

Abortion is generally forbidden in Sikhism, as it interferes in the creative work of God - who created everything and is present in every being.

Most Sikhs accept that life begins at conception (one reference is found on page 74 of the Guru Granth Sahib).

So if conception has taken place, it would be a sin to destroy life and hence deliberate miscarriage or abortion is forbidden.

The Sikh code of conduct does not deal with abortion (or indeed many other bioethical issues).

Despite this theoretical viewpoint, abortion is not uncommon among the Sikh community in India, and there is concern that the practice of aborting female embryos because of a cultural preference for sons is growing.

Why did SikhNet change pic in their article promoting the killing of unborn children when Sikh Net realized Mother Teresa was against abortions?

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Gurumustuk over at SikhNet must have realized that Mother Teresa was against abortions because Sikh Net just deleted the pic of Mother Teresa in SikhNet's article that justifies the killing of unborn children. The secular photo SikhNet is now using shows a bunch of western women who look like they're posing for a group snap with a multinational corporation. http://www.sikhnet.com/news/dignity-mother

Sikhs accept that life begins at conception. When will SikhNet stop promoting Yogi Bhajan nonsense about the soul entering the fetus of the mother at 120 days?

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 00:47 (1538 days ago) @ Gursant Singh

There are no references at all in Gurbani to this 120th day concept about the soul entering the fetus at 120 days. http://gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=669

Guruka Singh of SikhNet says: "Actually, this understanding (about the soul entering the fetus at 120 days) has been known and experienced from pre-vedic times, way before the Siri Guru Granth Sahib was compiled. It was assumed knowledge by the times of the Gurus since it had been known already for over 5,000 years. You can experience it yourself. Talk to a spiritual woman whose intuition is strong and who has been pregnant.."

Amar Prakash Singh of Austin, Texas replies: "This a very important question, because we don't take our answer from what was known in "pre-vedic times" or what was "assumed knowledge." The Granth is a total rejection of this Vedic or assumed knowledge.

Where we look for your answer is what Guru's taught about the subject.

On page 77, Guru Arjan wrote:

Siree Raag, Fifth Mehla:

In the first watch of the night, O my merchant friend, the Lord placed your soul in the womb. In the tenth month, you were made into a human being, O my merchant friend, and you were given your allotted time to perform good deeds. You were given this time to perform good deeds, according to your pre-ordained destiny. God placed you with your mother, father, brothers, sons and wife. God Himself is the Cause of causes, good and bad-no one has control over these things. Says Nanak, O mortal, in the first watch of the night, the soul is placed in the womb. ||1||

In Guru Arjan's day time was figured by the lunar calendar. So by the solar calendar, what the above states is that 9 months after the soul enters the womb (conception) you are born.

There are no references at all in Gurbani to this 120th day concept.

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