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    • bro SIkhi is timeless it is for all time , the rehit is for all time , it is not going to change to accomodate wusses who can be besharam enough to go outside marriage but not admit their fault humbly and take their punishment???
    • What is the Sikh sangat? Times have moved on. This isn't the 18th century anymore.
    • Sikhs should play strategy mind games with these guys, be jolly with them, feed them samosas, paneer pakoras, create a bubble sikhs support you guys around election time, also endorse conservatives, make donations, get their mp board in the lawn, last minute- flip into liberals..Make no mistake, they are using as tokens, they will not think twice before they throw minority under the bus , they play by very white jew hindu nazi type agenda.
    • Historical examples When a Sikh broke a Hindu's idol, the Hindu came to complain to Guru Hargobind ji. That's because the Sikh is responsible before his Guru. Today, jot of the Guru is in Guru Granth Sahib and the Guruship is practically held by the Sangat, Panth, and Panj Piyare. When Jassa Singh Ahluwalia was thought to have killed his infant daughter, he was held responsible, and was excommunicated by the Sangat (Panth). When Maharaja Ranjit Singh committed a flagrant violation of the Sikh rehit by wanting to marry a Muslim woman, he was held responsible before the Sangat by the Akal Takhat. If he wasn't responsible before the Sangat, then why did he present himself before at Amritsar? There are examples after examples of Sikhs being held responsible before the sangat in history. These include Surjit Singh Barnala, Baba Santa Singh, Buta Singh, Kala Afghana, and many others. Your position (that a Sikh is not responsible before Sangat) has absolutely no historical or doctrinal basis.
    • Theoretical basis of Panj Piyare   ਪੰਚ ਪਰਵਾਣ ਪੰਚ ਪਰਧਾਨੁ ॥   Those whose attention is towards the Name are accepted, approved, and the leaders. ਪੰਚ = ਉਹ ਮਨੁੱਖ ਜਿਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨਾਮ ਸੁਣਿਆ ਹੈ ਤੇ ਮੰਨਿਆ ਹੈ, ਉਹ ਮਨੁੱਖ ਜਿਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੀ ਸੁਰਤ ਨਾਮ ਵਿਚ ਜੁੜੀ ਹੈ ਤੇ ਜਿਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੇ ਅੰਦਰ ਪਰਤੀਤ ਆ ਗਈ ਹੈ। ਪਰਵਾਣੁ = ਕਬੂਲ, ਸੁਰਖ਼ਰੂ। ਪਰਧਾਨੁ = ਆਗੂ, ਵੱਡੇ।
      ਜਿਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਮਨੁੱਖਾਂ ਦੀ ਸੁਰਤ ਨਾਮ ਵਿਚ ਜੁੜੀ ਰਹਿੰਦੀ ਹੈ ਤੇ ਜਿਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੇ ਅੰਦਰ ਪ੍ਰਭੂ ਵਾਸਤੇ ਲਗਨ ਬਣ ਜਾਂਦੀ ਹੈ ਉਹੀ ਮਨੁੱਖ (ਇੱਥੇ ਜਗਤ ਵਿਚ) ਮੰਨੇ-ਪ੍ਰਮੰਨੇ ਰਹਿੰਦੇ ਹਨ ਅਤੇ ਸਭ ਦੇ ਆਗੂ ਹੁੰਦੇ ਹਨ। ਪੰਚੇ ਪਾਵਹਿ ਦਰਗਹਿ ਮਾਨੁ ॥   The chosen ones are honored in the Court of the Lord.   ਪੰਚੇ = ਪੰਚ ਹੀ, ਸੰਤ ਜਨ ਹੀ। ਦਰਗਹ = ਅਕਾਲ ਪੁਰਖ ਦੇ ਦਰਬਾਰ ਵਿਚ। ਮਾਨੁ = ਆਦਰ; ਵਡਿਆਈ।
      ਅਕਾਲ ਪੁਰਖ ਦੀ ਦਰਗਾਹ ਵਿਚ ਭੀ ਉਹ ਪੰਚ ਜਨ ਹੀ ਆਦਰ ਪਾਂਦੇ ਹਨ।
      A decision by a devotee is accepted by God:   ਮੇਰੀ ਬਾਂਧੀ ਭਗਤੁ ਛਡਾਵੈ ਬਾਂਧੈ ਭਗਤੁ ਨ ਛੂਟੈ ਮੋਹਿ ॥ Maeree Baandhhee Bhagath Shhaddaavai Baandhhai Bhagath N Shhoottai Mohi || The devotee can release anyone from my bondage, but I cannot release anyone from his.
      ਏਕ ਸਮੈ ਮੋ ਕਉ ਗਹਿ ਬਾਂਧੈ ਤਉ ਫੁਨਿ ਮੋ ਪੈ ਜਬਾਬੁ ਨ ਹੋਇ ॥੧॥ Eaek Samai Mo Ko Gehi Baandhhai Tho Fun Mo Pai Jabaab N Hoe ||1|| If, at any time, he grabs and binds me, even then, I cannot protest. ||1|| ਸਾਰੰਗ (ਭ. ਨਾਮਦੇਵ) (੩) ੧:੨ - ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ : ਅੰਗ ੧੨੫੩ ਪੰ. ੧ 
      Raag Sarang Bhagat Namdev   Five complete Sikhs are considered God:   ਇਕੁ ਸਿਖੁ ਦੁਇ ਸਾਧ ਸੰਗੁ ਪੰਜੀਂ ਪਰਮੇਸਰੁ। Iku Sikhu Dui Saadh Sangu Panjeen Pramaysaru | One is a Sikh, two the congregation (Sangat) and in five resides God. ਵਾਰਾਂ ਭਾਈ ਗੁਰਦਾਸ : ਵਾਰ ੧੩ ਪਉੜੀ ੧੯ ਪੰ. ੧   Guru Gobind Singh ji showed the practical method of putting this doctrine into effect with the institution of the Panj Piyare.
      Question: Do you accept or deny the institution of the Panj Piyare?