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Who is sikh? By Preetmohan Singh


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Source: http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/discussion....1E?OpenDocument

As for the definition you can read the rehit maryada and that pretty much sums it up. Becoming amritdhari does not make anyone a Sikh. It is a necessary but nor a sufficient condition. What does this mean? It means that every Sikh is amritdhari but being that alone is not enough. Sikhism is a religion of progression. We progress into the state of Gursikhi. That's where its beauty lies.

Are you a Singh or Kaur



Sikhi and Medical School


A student in medical school goes through several years of education. Semester after semester; year after year; they train themselves to [finally] become a doctor. The fact that they applied to a medical school is indicative of their desire to become a doctor. However, this application does not guarantee them the title of a Dr (Doctor or Doktor). Only after having passed all the prerequisites do they arrive at a point on being declared a Doctor. But things don't stop here. On graduation, they need to take the Oath of Hippocrates.

This Oath is a Pledge that they would serve the community with the basic guiding principles and knowledge that they gained while traversing the path to being a Doctor. Could anybody who takes this Oath and not fulfill the basic requirements of a medical school program qualify on being called a Doctor. I don't think so.

Heck, I could be taking this oath while in shower. That won't make me a doctor the moment I towel-dried my body and stepped out of the tub.

How is Sikhi different from this? Really, there is no difference. The day you decide to follow the Sikh path you pledge to yourself that you will fulfill all the requirements. To become a [true] Sikh you will need to pledge yourself to the Khalsa. Because, that is the final act - the graduation ceremony of a Sikh. Like a Doctor, now you go into the world and live your pledge. Of course you can't take the pledge and not live it.


[true] Sikhs whom i call Gursikh/Gurmukh/Khalsa live Gurbani in their lives. These are the sants that we go searching for, to help us on the path, but, unfortunately, there aren't many today as we are being made to believe.

As for who are Gursikhs I have already answered this question before. Go to the following link


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