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1 FAQs on Amrit Sanchaar on Wed 08 Apr 2009, 3:35 am

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With Vaisakhi being just a few days away ... Here is something that i came across a few months back and it has a bunch of questions that we as Sikhs usually struggle to come to terms with .. they are also reasons why most of us shy away from the thought of becoming amritdhaari Sikh. Hope they help in changing our minds and step in to Guruji's awaiting embrace by embracing and accepting HIS biggest blessing to us! Dhan Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji!

FAQs on Amrit Sanchaar ..

ontThis is for all my brothers and sisters who are considering taking Amrit but are hindered by petty concerns and challenges of living in this all-too-demanding global society that we are a part of today.
It is also for those of us who already are Amrit Dhari Sikhs, but who from time-to-time also get woven in to a tangle of webs weaved by society and peers around us to get us questioning our Father’s greatest gift and legacy to HIS Khalsa Panth.

Q: What is the need of taking ‘Amrit’, it is the soul that should be clean?

It is correct that soul should be clean but still taking ‘Amrit’ is absolutely necessary. Please tell, was the soul of Guru Gobind Singh Ji unclean ? Guru Sahib himself took ‘Amrit’ from ‘Panj Piaras’ and gave directive to entire sikh sangat to take ‘Amrit’: (“Pratham Rehat yeh jaan khandey ki pahul chhake”). The soul may be clean but if, by obeying the directives of Guru Sahib, a sikh takes ‘Amrit’, his soul becomes more precious.

Q: Guru has not yet showered grace, when Guru's grace will be bestowed on me, I will take ‘Amrit’.

First of all tell me what is Guru’s grace? Is it a commodity ! and will Guru ji come himself to hand it over to you or do you think Satguru ji will come himself and will ask you to take ‘Amrit’. Now listen! Guru’s grace is neither an ordinary commodity nor Satguru ji will himself come and will say “ My child take ‘Amrit’”. The Guru’s grace means – when a pious sikh of guru inspires you to take “Amrit’. It should be understood as Guru’s grace. Satguru ji manifests the grace through gursikhs (“Gursikhan ander satgur varte”).

Q: First let me become able of taking ‘Amrit’ by eliminating my vices, then I will take ‘Amrit’.

This can be compared to an ailing man saying “let me become healthy, then I will go to a doctor for taking medicine”. A man cannot triumph over his vices. He/She may struggle till the end of life but one or the other vice remains dominant over them. But with the help of Guru’s grace, eliminating of the vices becomes much easier. You become Guruwala by taking ‘Amrit’ (Khandey di Pahul’), unite yourself with the shabad of guru and pray for eradication of vices before Guru. Only the grace of Guru can take away all the vices.

Q: Should our daughter take ‘Amrit’? But what if an amritdhari bridegroom isn’t available.. then what shall we do?

No parents expect a drinker, gambler or bad deeds committing husband for their daughter. When parents make their daughter guruwala by giving her ‘Amrit’, Kalgidhar ji feel concerned about her.
Matches are made in heaven. If she is destined to be married to a drinker, gambler and bad deeds committing person and if your daughter has taken ‘Amrit’ then Kalgidhar ji feel concerned. Perhaps Guru Sahib does not change the bridegroom but change the fate of that bridegroom by eradicating his vices and making him ‘Amritdhari’ in order to make him worthy of your daughter. But it will happen only if your daughter will take ‘Amrit’ and become ‘Guruwala’.

Q: What is the use of taking ‘Amrit’ when after taking ‘Amrit’ some Sikhs consume alcohol and eat meat etc. ?

Sikhism is a set of principles which are not changeable. If a criminal violates the law, it does not mean that the law is futile. Likewise if any sikh violates the rules of ‘Khalsa Panth’ he himself is culprit.

If after taking ‘Amrit’ a sikh commits a bad deed, he himself is answerable for that. If somebody jumps into the well, will you also imitate him by jumping into the well? If you have not done so then by seeing his bad deeds why you are refusing to take ‘Amrit’.

Q: Why do we need to take ‘Amrit’? We are sikh of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, ‘Amrit’ was given by Guru Gobind Singh Ji?

Right from Guru Nanak Dev Ji to Guru Gobind Singh Ji, there has only been one soul (one jot), but the bodies had changed. The soul of Guru Nanak Dev Ji pervaded up to Guru Gobind Singh Ji. The same soul was kept in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, by Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji (“Jot oha jugat sae, sa kaya pher paltea). Believe it, ‘Amrit was given by Guru Nanak Dev Ji – the known as “Charan Pahul” and was then converted into “Khandey Di Pahul” by Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, keepin in line with the needs of the time at that point. If anyone is a sikh of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji it is compulsory for him to adopt the principles of the tenth Guru Nanak - Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, and based on this principle, taking ‘Amrit’ is compulsory. By not abiding by the directives of tenth Guru Nanak no one has the right of being called as sikh of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Q: Wearing Kakaars is difficult therefore we cannot take ‘Amrit’.

Keeping Kakaars is not at all difficult as compared to keeping and taking care of this body. To keep it clean, to protect it from adverse weathers - heat & cold and to take medicines when it is sick. How difficult it is to work hard for making arrangements of food for it. If we can do all this why can’t we keep kakaars which is much easier task than keeping this body.

[b]Q: Taking ‘Amrit’ and becoming armed was the need of the times of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji because that was the time of battles. Now the times have changed and there is no need of taking ‘Amrit’ and becoming armed.

Taking ‘Amrit’ and being ‘armed’ is not the need of any particular time or era. This is an eternal grace bestowed by tenth Guru Nanak Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Taking ‘Amrit’ is the eternal directive of Guru Sahib which is not subject to time. Therefore it is essential for every sikh to take ‘Amrit’ and adopt the principles given by Guru Sahib. Becoming armed is the need of modern times also as it was in the past because the danger from man to man still exists.

Adapted from a post By singhbj adapted from:
http://www.keertan.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4306&highlight=&sid=2819aa669b020d0f3c15579b25f86b68[b]

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2 Re: FAQs on Amrit Sanchaar on Wed 08 Apr 2009, 5:19 pm

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Pretty strong stuff dids but proper stuff.

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3 Re: FAQs on Amrit Sanchaar on Wed 08 Apr 2009, 6:50 pm

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You said it Davi .. Strong but true .. the truth can 'sound' bitter but the sooner we learn to
accept it the better for all of us

Dhan Kalgi Dhar Patshah!!

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4 Re: FAQs on Amrit Sanchaar on Wed 08 Apr 2009, 7:36 pm

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Wjkk wjkf thanks for the info about the amrit sanchaar nd hope everyone gets to learn something new aswell as me also have learnt something new

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5 Re: FAQs on Amrit Sanchaar on Wed 08 Apr 2009, 10:14 pm

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Just a thought but we can broaden this topic up by sharing out experiences as an amritdhari or any interactions with other amritdharis that has left an impact on our lives - both positive and negative.

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6 Re: FAQs on Amrit Sanchaar on Thu 09 Apr 2009, 12:06 am

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Wjkk wjkf yes i agree wit u sis amrit is a must for every sikh. No minimum or maximum age is stipulated for gettin baptised(amrit). A sikh undertakes to uphold the principles of its faith and code of conduct as prescribed by the Gurus. Any man or woman of any nationality,race or social standing, who adheres to thn principles of the faith has a right tn receive baptism and join the sikh commonwealth -the khalsa panth. Wjkk wjkf

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7 Re: FAQs on Amrit Sanchaar on Sat 25 Apr 2009, 11:24 pm

Thanks for the info....n ye readin all this has really given me extra info on sikhi....i think you are fulfilling the forum rules:p....aswl as us

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