Sukhi Posted July 19, 2004 Report Share Posted July 19, 2004 Hey everyone. For the past couple of weeks, Iâ€™ve been noticing a lot of people who make comments against Sikhs who cut their hair which are countered by these â€œmonayâ€ Sikhs by commenting on the fact that many amritdhari Sikhs are fake/pakhundee. All of this seems really insignificant if you think about things in a slightly different manner. If you were granted a Darshan of the real Saroop of SGGSJ and could see all the Gurus in one form, what do you think would please the Guru more between the choice of a good human being and a pakhundee amritdhari? What becomes more important, the amrit or the person on the inside? Is your Guru going to be happy with you if you have taken amrit but are filled with ego and malignant thoughts? Is it going to satisfy your Guru to know that youâ€™re a great person, humble and modest and good in all senses of that word? From my own personal reflection, I believe that it takes a strong combination of both of these 2 kinds of people to really make a person a true Gursikh. What I donâ€™t understand is why people limit themselves to the one or the other. Taking amrit should be a step taken after you cultivate some virtues in yourself and fall in love with the Guru. If you havenâ€™t formed that bond with SGGSJ yet, then you have no right in taking amrit and being a pakhundee bunda. So, what I wanna know is what everyone else thinks about this. Obviously, not everyone is either a great person and a mona, or a horrid evil person and an amritdhari. I know a lot of people who are amritdhari and totally humble and great people, and a lot of monay who are simply bad to the core. Butâ€¦ Iâ€™ve seen this trend towards nice people who are monay and mean people who are amritdhari. I wanna know whatâ€™s goin on with this weirdnessâ€¦ And I also wanna know what you guys think makes a Sikh a Sikh. How do we define Sikhi? And what role do you think the Rehatnama should have in determining who's a Sikh? Do you think that the Rehatnama is lacking in truly defining Sikhs? I know I've put up a lot of questions, but I'd like it if we could go through and try an answer them. 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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