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  1. Which Jathebandi do you follow?

    VAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA, VAHEGURU JI KI FATEH Which puratan Maryada? Doesn't puratan maryada support jhatka, bhang? Perhaps it supports parkash of two/three granths? Perhaps it supports Sarbloh bibek? Is there only one maryada or many? Is there really one group that has all of the "puratan maryada" unaltered by time and true to 1699? Perhaps we all follow "puratan" maryada" - different aspects and parts of it in all Jathebandian. Perhaps we are all really one thing: Gursikhs. Perhaps if we get out of our boxes once in a while and do Sangat with other Gursikhs, we will benefit more than if we stay in one box. Just some idle thoughts. I see Puratan referenced here to add weight to an argument or a practice of Sikhi. I deeply hope that all still see each other as Sikhs above anything else. Once you start to go this road of saying "mine is puratan and yours is not, we get sad arguments amongst Sikhs (what in reality, we all really are).
  2. Shortened Vs full rehraas sahib

    VAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA, VAHEGURU JI KI FATEH Taksal Rehas Sahib, typically is referred to as complete - Sampooran. However, it would be worthy to note that Hazoori Rehas Sahib, Nihang Rehras Sahib and Nanaksar Rehras Sahib is longer. Would they then consider the Taksali Rehras Sahib as not Sampooran? Let's not get into these discussions on whose Nitnem is longer or complete: Let's actually do the Nitnem, follow it and make it a part of life. More Gurbani is always good and there is nothing stopping Sikhs from doing more - the Rehat defines the minimum - we should try to go above the minimum.
  3. Sikh areas in America

    VAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA, VAHEGURU JI KI FATEH California has a decent presence of Sikhs in most bigger cities (Los Angeles, San Francisco) and across the Central valley (from Sacramento to Fresno to Bakersfield). New Jersey - city of Carteret and surrounding areas. Richmond Hill in Queens, NY has probably the highest density of Sikhs in the U.S. Smaller clusters are in Seattle, Dallas/Houston, Indiana, Chicago, Atlanta, maybe Michigan. Western Sikhs have center in New Mexico, but also in Los Angeles. Mid West and other lesser populated areas are much less likely.
  4. Punjab? You should have an abundance of groups to pick from. Pick any major jathebandi in the Panth, ask who their core elders are and begin to do Sangat with them. Damdami Taksal, Nanaksar, AKJ, Nihangs, etc. Pick what appeals to you and go. There are good Gursikhs in every jathebandi - find a group that appeals to you and go now.
  5. Generally, where you located (city, state/province, country)?
  6. VAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA, VAHEGURU JI KI FATEH If you are concerned with the jeevan of the sevadaars who do amrit sanchars, then you may have to take time to do sangat with different groups of sangat and see which group(s) have a strong rehatvaan jeevan full of naam, bani and seva. Those groups most likely will point to the amrit sanchar you are looking for. Otherwise, do ardaas and just go - it is not worthwhile to wait if you are truly repentant and want to get back on the path of Sikhi - who knows how many breaths you have left in you?
  7. Havan Maryada

    Pandit Keshav Das
  8. Puratan Sikhi

    VAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA, VAHEGURU JI KI FATEH Find evidence in history that shows that when the Gurgaddi was transferred, parkash of Dasam Granth Sahib was also done and coconut and 5 paise were placed in front of Dasam Granth Sahib and/or Sarbloh Granth Sahib (same ceremony that was conducted to transfer Guruship from 1st to 10th Patshahi). That might do it in a convincing manner.
  9. Havan Maryada

    VAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA, VAHEGURU JI KI FATEH Please go here - https://www.sikhitothemax.org/ Then type in ਹੋਮ. Change from first letter to full word (Gurakhar). The please read. Gurbani makes it clear that havan is not in line with Gurmat.
  10. VAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA, VAHEGURU JI KI FATEH Why do you want to be a Sikh? Is having girls and popularity more important to you than Sikhi? What is your end goal in life? Does that goal match with the aim of Sikhi or not? I think perhaps you should ask yourself these questions and deeply consider where you want to be in life. Please don't make Sikhi a shirt that you put on and take off.
  11. Definitely need mods that can put aside their personal associations and beliefs to be fair minded and not express favoritism for any group, treating all Sikh groups fairly and stop any group from being bashed. Bring the hammer down on profanity (explicitly or other#@& stated), personal attacks and stick to the forum rules.
  12. VAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA, VAHEGURU JI KI FATEH Thread started to warn about abuse...ends up with abuse.
  13. VAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA, VAHEGURU JI KI FATEH Had same heerae at same age as you before marriage. Plenty of heerae (white hair) now. Now married and a family man. Don't worry about it. If you are healthy, have enough sleep, not too much stress, it may be genetic or just the way your body is. Don't worry about it. It's not the heerae that look bad, it is our unrealistic expectation that we will be ever youthful. The body is ever changing. Change your perception and learn to understand the natural beauty that Akaal Purakh has given you. http://dailysikhupdates.com/Amp/guru-gobind-singh-jis-response-to-a-singh-who-plucked-a-white-hair/
  14. VAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA, VAHEGURU JI KI FATEH Partner = unsure if that means spouse or the person with who adultery is committed. In cases of adultery, the amritdhari guilty person is responsible for going and the Punj Pyare. Adultery can be committed by single or married people. In case of an unmarried amritdhari person, the unmarried person should go definitely, without regard to the other party. If the other person who had committed adultery is also, God Forbid, amritdhari, they should also go to an amrit sanchar - not necessarily to the same amrit sanchar, but he/she is also liable. A non-amritdhari party in adultery is not liable to go to the amrit sanchar as they have not committed to being part of the Khalsa Panth and its requirements. They may be subject to their own faith's consequences for adultery, if they profess a faith. If you are married, your spouse should be in the proximity of the amrit sanchar in case he/she is summoned as well (and it would be more likely than not). While there is confidentiality, breaking that sacred commitment of Anand Karaj has consequences. All is up to Punj Pyare, but they may very well summon the spouse, inform the spouse of the adultery and take any further action deemed necessary.