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  1. Growing Kes Queries

    VJKK VJKF Saadhsangat Ji, Maharaj Di Beant Kirpa naal daas has been able to start to grow his hair. Of course, I am only in the primary stages of growing my hair and a dumalla, keski, jourda etc will not fit my head Ji. I was thinking to just wear a durag until my hair grows long enough so I can tie something a bit more formal, come the latter stages of my hair growth. What are the sangat's views Ji? Shall I wear something else instead? This question is not only for me but for those Singhs/Bibis (not so much the Bibis as they generally tend have longer hair anyway) who are starting to keep their kes and need to find a way to keep their hair covered until they can tie some type of dastaar Ji. Vaheguru Ji.
  2. VJKK VJKF You can still follow rehat word for word and if you do that then it's very close to living an Amritdhari life. If you follow/read rehat you'll see the first rehat stated under "The definition of a Sikh" says as the last point that you should be baptised by the tenth Guru. When you are baptised you are part of the Khalsa but the thing is the Khalsa is Sikhi. There is no difference between the Khalsa and Sikhi. Sikhi is the religion but Khalsa is the way of life that a Sikh leads and so you can't have one without the other. It doesn't really make any sense to have one without the other, and if we don't lead the way of life that a Khalsa leads through rehat then how can we call ourselves Sikh? For some reason, we've totally got the two completely separate when infact they are the same thing. As a follower of the Sikh religion, one follows the Khalsa way of life. They are not different in anyway. We sell Sikh short nowadays. Yes, Amrit is so important but being a Sikh (true Sikh) is no less of a blessing and to reep the full fruit of being a Sikh, Amrit is how to start your journey of Sikhi. They go hand-in-hand. In Se Kineya, Baba Harnam Singh Ji goes infront of Guru Granth Sahib Ji and asks them "Who's ardaas do you listen to, an Amritdhari Sikh's or a Rehatvaan Sikh's?" and Guru Gobind Singh Ji did darshan to them and said that I listen to both ardaas because they follow the rehat and live their lives according to the way of Gurmat and not Manmat. That is what rehat is: Gurmat. But if we don't follow rehat then it's hard to really have our ardaas considered. Using this, we can conclude that following rehat (way of a Khalsa) alone is as powerful as the Amrit given to us (living as a Sikh). Panj Payre will never, ever tell you not to follow rehat after you receive Amrit because they are both as important as each other and in this same way you can only call yourself a Sikh when you follow the way of a Khalsa. What Amrit does, and why it separates one from the standard Rehatvaan Sikh, is that there is no doubt that you will be given mukti (given you follow the rest of rehat) but as just a Rehatvaan Sikh there is never the guarantee, it's a 50/50 chance. Sometimes this is hard to accept or understand but from what I have understood, this is what I believe the answer to be Ji. To be defined as something we must meet the criteria of that "something" and if we don't then we can't truly say we belong to the group we are trying to define ourselves by. If I say I am a businessman but don't own a business, can I say I am a businessman? If I say I am a brother but I don't have any siblings, can I say I am a brother? In the same way, if I have no given my head to my Guru and received Amrit and follow the way of. Khalsa, can I say I'm a Sikh of the Guru? I'm not saying anyone is better than anyone else, all I'm saying is without amrit, we can't be initiated into the Khalsa, which is what a Sikh way of living is and if we aren't part of the Khalsa and that way of living then we can't be defined as a Sikh, as per what our religion says a Sikh is, not me Ji. Yes, obviously if someone asked us what religion we are then we would say Sikh because we were born into Sikhi. But if they followed that up by asking us how closely do we follow our religion then only really Khalsa and full Rehat Sikhs could say they do and therefore by definition they would be the full embodiment of what a Sikh is. In addition, many would query that if the rehat says that you must be baptised by the tenth Guru to be called a Sikh, why can you still be defined as a Sikh if you haven't been given Amrit by Guru Gobind Singh Ji but you follow total rehat? This is because Sikhi is in pure definition, the path of the learner. Sikhi - notice I don't take the "i" off because Sikhi and a Sikh aren't the same thing - is the religion but Sikh is the one who follows all the teachings of the religion. Amrit is the first step of a Sikh. BUT, you must crawl before you run and the crawling stage is what a Sikh or someone who has just started walking the path of Sikhi does before Amrit. After Amrit, you run forever and ever. No-one gets their GCSES straight away. Before then, they are still learning and practising, like you do at school from Year 7-11 before you get your GCSES. So you must learn first and whilst you are learning, you are a learner (a Sikh). Yes, Amrit is so important but the work before is important as well. Nowadays, we sell Amrit so short even though it is Amolak (priceless). Bhai Sahib Bhai Randhir Singh Ji would make people sit through 48 hour long Akhand Paaths before allowing them to be given Amrit. If you walked into a lecture theatre to find there is no-one teaching then how will you learn? You must learn with the aim to qualify. Sikhi is a school where you learn but you don't get your GCSES (GCSES) until you've done the revision from Year 7-11 first (learning the way of a Khalsa). The revision (learning the way of a Khalsa/Sikh) is what makes you gain the GCSES (Amrit) and you can't gain GCSES (Amrit) without revision (learning the way of a Khalsa/Sikh) and without revision (learning the way of a Khalsa/Sikh) you can't gain any GCSES (Amrit). This is why, in the purest definition, the school of Sikhi makes you learn about the way of a Khalsa through what their way of life and daily discipline is and what it means to be a Khalsa/a Sikh. When you learn, Amrit is what makes you become that Khalsa and just apply that knowledge you've learnt before (Year 7-11) to your own life so you become the Khalsa (attain your GCSES). That's why Amrit is as important as Rehat. A Sikh is a learner but a Khalsa is someone who applies that to their daily life by oath to their Guru. Mukti, spiritual progress etc are all a different topic. Idiots like me cannot truly talk about Amrit and Sikhi. However I would definitely recommend you check out this thread as it is answered much better than my answer. http://sikhsangat.com/index.php?/topic/44423-question-on-sikh-khalsa/. Sorry about the different font sizes; I was writing in my phone notes and transferring them to here and added bits and pieces whilst on the website as well. I have made so, so many mistakes writing and so please forgive me. Maaf Karna Saadhsangat Ji. Vaheguru Ji.
  3. VJKK VJKF Sangat Ji, I've been reading some ithaas (modern) and you can't read about modern ithaas without coming across 1984. I started watching a few videos and one thing led to another and I came across this one video which I can say blew my mind, at the very least. A bit of backstory to this video before I add the part which I found the most staggering Ji. A swami/yogi meets Sant Ji and all the sangat with Sant Ji and they talk for a bit and then the swami/yogi decided to take his leave about 5 minutes later. Please bear in mind the video quality isn't great (audio) so not everything that happens in this video is crystal clear Ji. However, after everyone gets up something is said/agreed between the swami and Sant Ji and a fortune telling yogi sits in front of Sant Ji and tried to tell his future and things that have happened in his past. She says at the age of 8, Sant Ji had an experience in his life that led him to be the leader he is today and when this was translated to Sant Ji in Punjabi, they shook their head and said that it was not true. Of course, bad move. Anyway, Sant Ji laughs off a few attempts of hers and then themselves do a bachan and said "Tell her, that before the age of 13 years old she wasn't doing the fortune telling that she is today". When this was translated to the yogi in English the yogi smiled and agreed and Sant Ji laughed and went onto explain how Ridhi-Sidhi are against gurmat and how her trying to do this is not the way of Sikhi and backs this up with a line from bani by Kabeer Ji, which unfortunately I could not hear properly. This absolutely blew my mind. I had to pinch myself a few times to truly believe what I had just seen. The way it happened and just seeing Sant Ji in chardikala giving the yogis just a taste of the power of bhagti was truly out of this world and my heart is still pounding from this. I'll leave the video link so you can all watch the video and also see it for yourselves Ji. Sant Ji's Bachan is said at 37:48 minutes into the video Ji. I do have one benti, Sangat Ji. Please if someone can translate Sant Ji's exact words of their Bachan as they say it in Punjabi it would be greatly, greatly appreciated Ji. I myself understand Punjabi but due to the audio quality I was unable to totally make out what their exact words were Ji. Maaf Karna for anything I may have said Ji. Here is the video of one of the greatest Sikhs of our panth there has ever been Ji. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3j9cVmx8FkI Vaheguru Ji.
  4. Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bachan on camera

    VJKK VJKK Satbachan Ji. I'll be on the gajar juice from now Ji πŸ™πŸ½. Vaheguru Ji.
  5. Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bachan on camera

    VJKK VJKF You know Veer Ji, only today did I figure out who was in your display picture Ji πŸ˜­πŸ˜‚. Vaheguru Ji.
  6. Need more Guru meher

    VJKK VJKF Gayatri Ji, you mentioned you are not Sikh. What brings such a heavy Sikh influence in your writing and how have you managed to seek help on a Sikh forum, if I may ask Ji? Not that there's anything wrong with that... I'm just interested to know Ji. You may you chose not to answer if you so wish. Maaf karna Ji. Vaheguru Ji.
  7. VJKK VJKF Khalsa Ji, as far as I am aware they were not against or for Khalistan. Unfortunately for you Ji, there is only one video and that says they are are neither for or against so that may confuse you more somewhat. They wanted equal rights for the Sikhs, oppression against the Sikhs to be stopped in India and for the Anandpur Resolution to be carried out whereby the Sikhs would be recognised as a different religion to the Hindus as per the Indian Constitution. I don't think Khalistan was their main aim as far as priorities lay with Sant Ji. I am not too clued up on 1984 however daas has been trying to read up on some modern ithaas lately and one of the things that there has been much speculation over is whether or not Sant Ji said the following, "I don't need to campaign about Khalistan. When the Indian Government attack Harimandir Sahib, the foundations for Khalistan will already be laid by itself". I myself have found no sources that coincide with the alledged statement however if anyone can shed some light on this it would be greatly appreciated Ji. Maaf karna for any mistakes I've made Ji. Vaheguru Ji.
  8. How does one make soul leave body

    VJKK VJKF VeerJi, where did you get these figures from Ji? Which gursikhs have said this? Not that they're wrong Ji, just asking. Vaheguru Ji.
  9. How does one make soul leave body

    VJKK VJKF VeerJi, what is AP? Is it Akaal Purakh? I ask because, if so, then how can Akaal Purakh be Maya to some? Would you say that practicing astral projection has strengthened your Sikhi Ji? Vaheguru Ji.
  10. How does one make soul leave body

    VJKK VJKF Wow Ji, that webpage is really good. Do you try the techniques that they give on there Ji? Vaheguru Ji.
  11. How does one make soul leave body

    VJKK VJKF Sorry Veerji but I don't totally understand Ji. What do you mean by think about projecting Ji? Maaf karna Ji... I'm sure you'll understand seeing as this is not something I've ever experienced before Ji. Vaheguru Ji.
  12. How does one make soul leave body

    VJKK VKKF Maybe after the sehaj paath, you could try for just maybe 10 minutes to do simran so you won't fall asleep Ji? I know the struggles of Amritvela before school though; maybe you try sleeping a little bit earlier so you aren't as tired in the morning Ji? Vaheguru Ji.
  13. VJKK VJKF Sukhdeep Phaji is the singh redoing them Ji. They are redoing them because they were never completed Ji. Hope that helps Ji. Vaheguru Ji.
  14. How does one make soul leave body

    VJKK VJKF Fantastic Ji. I would say just try and do ardaas and keep up the Amritvela and eventually Maharaj kirpa, they will grant your ardas Ji. Vaheguru Ji.
  15. How does one make soul leave body

    VJKK VJKF Wow Ji! That's truly amazing, Maharaj kirpa Ji. Are you subconsciously thinking about projecting or does it just happen? And is it how people describe that it's like walking around without a body or are you actually able to pick things up and stuff? Do you believe this is happening because of doing simran during Amritvela or due to something else Ji? You don't have to answer if you don't want to Ji. Vaheguru Ji.
  16. How does one make soul leave body

    VJKK VJKF VeerJi, are you being serious? Do you genuinely want to know an answer Ji? If so, then from the katha and research I've done I believe this is the answer Ji. One of the Ridhi-Sidhis you gain from Naam meditation is called Mano-Veg. This is the power to go anywhere at the speed of a thought Ji. It's is known as a minor Sidhi. Now it can ofcourse be attained from consistent Naam and ardaas. If you show in ardaas to Guru Ji that you want to visit Darbar Sahib from the heart, persistently, then Guru Ji will see that you genuinely have a thirst to go to Gurukar and may grant you the boon of Mano-Veg Ji. But, nothing will come without Naam and so the only answer is can realistically give you is do Naam constantly and wake up at AmritVela and make an ardaas then as well and Maharaj Kirpa naal you will get your hopes Ji. I've been taught and read many a time that without Amrit it is very, very, very, very, very hard to gain high levels of spirituality (bare in mind Ji, I don't know if you are Amritdhari or not Ji... I hope I haven't offended you Ji) so that maybe another solution Ji. I hope that helped in some sort of way ji. Vaheguru Ji.
  17. Changes as an Amritdhari

    VJKK VJKF Sangat Ji, with Maharaj Kirpa, I am looking to be blessed with Amrit in the coming months and I have an idea of some of the things that will change but not 100% sure on what exactly and how large the impact of Amrit will be on my life. My question is, for those who have been blessed with Amrit, what were/are the major changes you noticed in your life in comparison to your "pre-Amrit" life? You can be as open or discrete as you wish Ji. Vaheguru Ji.
  18. Steeks - what are they?

    VJKK VJKF Sangat Ji, I have a question about steeks. What are steeks? What do they mean and just in general are they in bani? Can we take them for the word for Guru Ji? Vaheguru Ji.
  19. Husband Wife relation

    VJKK VJKF Penji, Panj Pyare are our father Ji. It's where you're saying what you're saying from, not what you're saying Ji. Whatever you decide to say, as long as you genuinely believe it is something you need forgiveness for then say it from deep within, make yourself understand that you are sorry for it and that it was wrong and then ask for maafi. I don't personally think you made any mistakes Ji. It was more of a learning curve for you and your husband, I would say. However, each to their own and if you feel it was wrong then you are taking the right steps to right that wrong Ji. I would say "Sade apas vich kaam di galti hoghee see Ji. Sanu paatha han ke apahn maryada tho baar koi kam nehe kita par asi dhono jane, fir ve, maafi manga chondeya". Maybe that would be one way to say it Ji? Hope that helps Ji. Vaheguru Ji.
  20. 40 converts to Sikhi

    VJKK VJKF When Ji? During the time of which Jathedar? What interests you about this topic Ji? Vaheguru Ji.
  21. VJKK VJKF Maybe the number plate was a bit over the top but having a nice car doesn't necessarily mean that they are hypocrites for talking about maya and money and attachment Ji. It's not about what you have, it's about how you act when you no longer have it. They may have a certain amount of money, with Maharaj Kirpa, and were able to buy an XJ however, that doesn't mean they're totally attached to it Ji. I'm sure we all know that attachment is wrong and we practice detachment but we all also have the latest iPhones and TVs. And if we had guests come to our homes and we did some veechar about attachment and how it's wrong with them and they leave our homes and say to each other "Singh/Bibi, had a 4K TV and was banging on about attachment to me ... rendhe" then I'm sure we would be a bit offended because they may not know that we do practice detachment and that if tomorrow our TV stopped working we wouldn't be so sad and upset, because we practice what we preach Ji. This is not an attack on you Ji. I'm just saying this in general Ji. Maaf Karna Ji. Vaheguru Ji.
  22. Steeks - what are they?

    VJKK VJKF Okay Ji. Thank you for the link Ji. Vaheguru Ji.
  23. Steeks - what are they?

    VJKK VJKF So this is not bani then, is it Ji? It's just arths of others on bani, right? Vaheguru Ji
  24. Nitnem of gursikhs/sants

    VJKK VJKF Wow, Ji. That seems really cool. Maharaj kirpa we will all be able to read/recite this quickly this one day Ji. Another amazing feat Ji. That must've been crazy... can't even begin to imagine how that must've felt. Vaheguru Ji.
  25. Changes as an Amritdhari

    VJKK VJKF Personally, I know some maryadas will allow egg and some won't but when faced with these kinds of problems I look back on the type of giann that Guru Ji has given me. If Guru Ji has allowed me to go to katha and do sangat of people who don't eat eggs then, for me, I will not be eating egg. However, Guru Ji may make some Gursikhs do sangat of people who are okay with egg and so for them Guru Ji is showing a different way of Sikhi Ji. Not that either way is wrong, it just might be an indication as to the type of Sikhi Guru Ji is blessing upon you. Furthermore, in katha I've been taught no eggs so for me I wouldn't picture my Guru Ji eating eggs and therefore, neither would I Ji. Not that anyone else's katha is wrong but just my personal reason for why I don't eat egg Ji. Maaf karna if I've offended anyone Ji. Vaheguru Ji.