The core Sikh Principles are under attack but not by political or religious organizations but by our general culture, which is lazy, dishonest and ignorant.
The core Sikh Principles are to walk on the path of Truth and perform Responsible Actions and Meditation. This leads to a certain kind of Wisdom, which transcends human beings. When this Wisdom is obtained, the mind is set free from worldly attachments and delusions and experiences high states of Bliss. Then life is flooded with Meaning and Purpose.
We have a culture right now which is opposed to this and discourages this at every step.
In our culture, laziness and procrastination are normal feelings. People waste time on social media, arguing pointlessly, watching videos that will not help them in the long run and they consume fake news and gossip. They do this instead of doing responsible work in the field and the community they are in.
In our culture, dishonesty is rampant. Of course people lie about big things, where telling the truth would be extremely uncomfortable. But in this culture, people also lie about small things, where telling the truth would result in small amounts of anxiety. They constantly lie and live in filth.
Those who have been influenced by our culture have been moving away from the core Sikh Principles and into the path of laziness, falsehood and ignorance. This is the threat we need to be careful of, this is what we need to fight in ourselves.
Those who are Gursikhs, obtain guidance from a Guru, and they fight this culture within themselves daily and rise above it all, like Lotus flowers in Mud.
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Image - Kaliyug, the Dark Age (our culture), bowing down to Guru Nanak Dev ji (wearing His 4 Symbols - Topi, Seli, Tilak, and Mala) and Bhai Mardana ji (holding the Rabab).
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