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Modern Day Reformist Sikhi Vs Old Traditional Sikhi


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Modern day Sikhi:
1. Have very abhramic version/judeo-christian interpertation of Vahiguru/Satguru in Sikhism, sikh retaining its individuality rather than die in shabad.
2. Use external rehits like commandments, follow it as commandments as opposed to look at it seamless process part of body/ transcending it (no longer attached-detached yet engaged) , follow first level intial stage sikhi as their end all or be all turning into dogma- bringing complacency in one self/hindrance to drive to explore higher consciousness/reality in Sikhi.
3. Use nitneem/amritvela as defense mechanism tool for egoic conditioned mind of fullfiling it as sense of duty as opposed to doing nitneem at amritvela in meditation in deeply resonating experience/self reflection/introspection- deeply diving in nitneem- deep resonating discourses from japji, jaap, svaie, chauapi, anand sahib , abiding in remembrance of deep resonance from nitneem through out the whole day. Whole point of nitneem is 24/7 if nitneem one has recited at amritvela does not resonate deeply with you throughout the whole day then nothing wrong with nitneem or amritvela principles but everything wrong with one dogmatic mindset.
ਸਭ ਕਰਮ ਫੋਕਟ ਜਾਨ ॥ ਸਭ ਧਰਮ ਨਿਹਫਲ ਮਾਨ ॥
सभ करम फोकट जान ॥ सभ धरम निहफल मान ॥
Know all the Karmas (actions) as useless, consider all the religious paths of no value.
ਬਿਨ ਏਕ ਨਾਮ ਅਧਾਰ ॥ ਸਭ ਕਰਮ ਭਰਮ ਬਿਚਾਰ ॥੨੦॥੫੦॥
बिन एक नाम अधार ॥ सभ करम भरम बिचार ॥२०॥५०॥
Without the prop of the only Name of the Lord, all the Karmas be considered as illusion.20.50.
4. Provide literal interpretation of Gurbani, confine gurbani to vikayaran only or taking literal explanation without any contextualization, looking at various aspects of divine (Sargun-nirgun) interpertation of Gurbani.
5. Devotional yet very superfical singing, reciting/acting of advait(non dual) message of gurbani in very dualistic action.
Old traditional Gurmat:
1. Satguru/Vahiguru is one and same, but changes it role/perceived it as- Sargun-SGGS/shabad dhun, Ultimately Nirgun-Shabad gyan-pure awareness/eternal gyan knowledge based on individual sikhs spiritual development/consciousness evolution, its very intimate one on one relationship with Vahiguru as opposed to abstract/conceptual/confined philosophy out there in sky separate from individual experience. Only dissolution of egoic self or die before you psychically die do can provide realization of atam anand/ nij ghar in Sikhi.
2, 3. Do not see rehat as commandements of soul but rather commandments of body which is temporal- five elements, do not reject it but keep it as seamless as possible (engaged yet detached), engaged because its part of body but de-attached because sikh identifies with pure consciousness eternal non divided spirit/ soul(atma) is eternal and above from form and does not have any external disciplines. Rejecting rehat would be rejecting one's body care.
4. Acknowledge all interpretation of gurbani- literal, bhav(purpose of shabad), uthanka(historical), antriv(deep). However, ultimately accepts one own deeper experience with gurbani, experience gurbani oneself in meditation/quietness throws an question in form of self enquiry receives answer/interpretation of gurbani directly from dhur/divine via divine meditation insight (anubhav parkash- intuitive direct knowledge-gyan khand gyan parchand-japji sahib), which is always unfolding itself into more deeper infinite ocean of divine gurbani knowledge so experience with gurbani is limitless.
5. Abide/act in non dualistic (Advait Gurmat) teaching itself/dya-compassion in form of daily meditation/sadhana so experience of non duality shabad for eg- akaal ustat can be directly experienced rather than mere singing, boxing into concepts or idea rather than conception- in action.
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