Hindu and Sikh Views of Spirituality, War, and Violence
This week we compare and contrast the Hindu and Sikh attitudes towards going to war, and end with a comment on which view makes most sense to us.
First state some Hindu arguments for or against going to war. (To prepare, note the opposing views of Tilak and Gandhi in their comments on the Bhagavad Gita.)
Then state some Sikh arguments for or against going to war. (To prepare, review the circumstances in which various Sikh Gurus found themselves, and discuss their responses to historical pressures.)
Finally, comment on which view makes the most sense to you, and state why.