Do Sikhs believe in violence more than peace?
No, absolutely not. The Gurus wrote many shabads (sacred verses) as inspired by God that were related to scenes of war and battles, but they are all double-edged. One on hand, the scripture can be read for warriors in a physical battle, and on the other hand for warriors in a mental and psychological battle. Sikhs are peace-activists. They use all means (the internet, e-mail, protests, negotiations, letters, rallies) possible to work around the world for peaceful resolutions to social problems. Guru Gobind Singh teaches that when all peaceful means of conflict resolution have been completely exhausted, it becomes imperative and righteous to use the sword. It is also important to differentiate between physical action as a last resort to defend and protect the human rights of some individuals and violence which is the invasion and violation of an individual’s human rights through physically abusive action. Sikhs recognize that the former situation is very rare but must be used when neces
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