If we do not take steps now to stop the continuing ritualisation of Sikhism, then in another 1000 years I guarantee you that the images of the Gurus that we hold dear at this present time will be lost for ever.
In fact I put it to you that all religions probably started out just like Sikhism, one Creator, love for all, no ceremonies, no rituals, no worship of submission to anyone other than Creator, but time takes its toll, chinese whispers take place, the poison starts to seep in, and before you know it, the true essence is lost forever, known only to a few, who are then ostracised by the masses, hellbent on keeping the power and money train going for the masters.
I agree with a lot of what Gurbaksh Singh Kala Afghana says, namely
Elevation of Dasam Granth as equal to Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is wrong
The magical powers of Amrit over the harder mental understanding of Bani
Condemnation of the book by former Akal Takht Jathedar JS Vedanti which portrays Guru Hargobindji as an incarnation of Vishnu
Support for freedom to eat meat if so wished
Parrot fashion reciting of Bani
The continued trend to integrate more Hinduistic practices into Sikhism.
Believing you can wash away your sins by bathing in Darbar Sahib waters
Matha Tekking past saints and heroes of Sikhi
In my view Sikhism is hard work, you have to live it, you have to earn the right to be a Sikh every day, and it is more than finding your chakras or the tenth, eleventh eye, I find such quite selfish and self centred, meism, as a Sikh you are a world policeman, a protector, a helper, a sewadar, and the reward is not enlightenment, knowledge, Mukti, heaven, big eyed virgins, ambrosia rice pudding, it is simply being connected to Creator and living as per his Hukam, knowing you are stepping on a path that has been laid out for you hand in hand with Creator.
I like Kala Afghana because he asks the same questions I ask, for instance, when I was younger I truly believed that if I prayed, and one day took Amrit, and just did what needed to be done, it would all make me a better stronger Sikh and all my wishes would come true, now I see how naive and childish that is, the pity is that there are people much older than me that still cling on to such, and do all the right things, and wear the right attire but behave like black hearted thugs and scoundrels.Reference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/sikh-sikhi-sikhism/38522-join-online-gurmat-classes-in-english.htmlReference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/showthread.php?t=38522
Btw, did Guruji pray and meditate, or did he contemplate and internally debate? I feel there is a massive difference