When one takes Amrit they are giving their head to the Guru. They are sacrificing their desires for the teachings of the Guru and have decided to stricly obey by the laws and teachings set down by Sikhism. Once taking Amrit they must refrain from illicit sex, intoxicants and keeping the company of bad people. They must also recite all the specficed prayers daily. Many of those who have taken Amrit put themselves on the schedule to priest duties at the Gurdwara every now and then.