Saturday, May 28, 2005

Khalsa, Samurai and the Jedi

Ok, I was thinking about this and because of the recent movies I have just watched, some for the umpthteen time! I came to the conclusion that these three groups have a lot in similar, they are all well disciplined and have a code of conduct that they follow which is also similar! Now I dont know much about the Samurai apart from the movies I watch which could be full of lies! So I would appreciate some knowledge on them, especially when they were formed? Is George Lucas a Sikh in terms of his thinking? I then thought Im the weirdo who tries to link every Hollywood war movie to Sikhi, but I did a search on the net and I am not alone, why hasnt some big money hollywood director heard of the Sikh history and not made a movie on it yet, Im talking after the Gurus, like from Banda Singh Bahadur to Maharaja Ranjit Singh, it would probably have to be in 5 volumes, which is in now anyway! There would be loads of battle scenes, emotion, betrayal, love (humanity), sacrifice etc etc it would be sooo cool!


Harpreet Singh Gill said...

Sikhi history is real, everything else is fiction or in decay

ps Nice Blogg

MKS said...

You should read "The code of the samurai: a modern translation of the bushido shoshinshu of taira shigesuke" by Yuzan daidoji, Oscar Ratti. It will tell you everything about the samurai.

ps. the samurai are also real. I'm a proud sikh too but it doesn't mean I insult other cultures' history.

Conqueror of the world said...

I have no parents: I make the heavens and earth my parents.

I have no home: I make awareness my home.

I have no life or death: I make the tides of breathing my life and death.

I have no divine power: I make honesty my divine power.

I have no means: I make understanding my means.

I have no magic secrets: I make character my magic secret.

I have no body: I make endurance my body.

I have no eyes: I make the flash of lightening my eyes.

I have no ears: I make sensibility my ears.

I have no limbs: I make promptness my limbs.

I have no strategy: I make "unshadowed by thought" my strategy.

I have no designs. I make "seizing opportunity by the forelock" my design.

I have no miracles: I make right action my miracle.

I have no principals: I make adaptability to all circumstances my principals.

I have no tactics: I make emptiness and fullness my tactics.

I have no talents: I make appropriateness my talents.

I have no friends: I make my mind my friend.

I have no enemy: I make carelessness my enemy.

I have no armor: I make benevolence and righteousness my armor.

I have no castle: I make immovable mind my castle.

I have no sword: I make absence of self my sword.

T Anand said...

we'd much rather ask our sikh actors to enact in such movies;who in my opinion are far more pised and panached than Goerge Lucas

Anonymous said...



I too have often imagined an epic movie beginning with an action close up of the thunderous and fierce charge of Mata Mai Bhago, or Sada Kaur, on her fast horse, sword drawn, leading Sikh warriors toward their unlucky enemy.. there is military heroism, and then THERE IS SIKH HEROISM.. The story of Sikhi and Khalsa, and the Heroism, is to me the greatest UNTOLD STORY of all time.


Anonymous said...

Yes ! I often feel betrayed by the Indian govt. it is their duty to bring our culture into foreign school curiculum. If only people received this knowledge of our gurus and their sacrifices. It would inspire real change in this cursed world