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Amrit is not Baptism

Discussion in 'Hard Talk' started by terminator, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. terminator

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    Amrit is not Baptism

    Taking Amrit, holy drink is not Baptism, and it is not right to call it so. Amrit is Amrit and it is taking Amrit to get properly inducted into the Sikh Faith.

    Baptism is a Christian ceremony. To make others understand, we may say, “It is Baptism like ceremony”, or “Like Baptism in the Christianity, Amrit is in the Sikh faith.”

    There is the legend that Guru Gobind Singh waits for his Sikh to take Amrit and visit the Guru’s last resort, Sach-Khand Nander – Sri Hazoor Sahib, Nander, in Maharashtra, up to his or her 60th year of age.
     
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  3. Gyani Jarnail Singh

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    Terminator Ji...
    While we are at it..then lets get it 100% RIGHT.

    ITS NOT "AMRIT" as well. Its KHANDEY BATTE DEE PAHUL. As written..Peevoh PAHUL Khnadeydhaar..Hoveh Janam Suhela.

    The Only "Amrit" recognised in the whole of SGGS is GURBANEE. Amrti EK Hai...only Gurbani.

    Its a serious misnomer. Pahul is the Initiation Rite of Passage to Enter into the Khalsa Brotherhood first introduced by Guru Gobind Singh ji at vasakhi 1699 via the Panj and then ACCEPTED by Guru Ji Himself from the PANJ..thereby showing..Guru Gobind Singh aapeh Gur chela....and PROVING that NO ONE...not even GUru Gobind RAI has been EXEMPTED from this PAHUL. Each SIKH..must at one time or another go through this PAHUL..as Guru Ji also did ...... Leadership by Example. Without the PAHUL..one is INCOMPLETE SIKH.

    WE must USE and POPULARISE our Unique GURMATT VOCABULARY...Guru...Gurdwara...Guru Granth...Pahul...Kirpan...Kesh...Kachera..Kangha...Karra..Ardass...

    Guru..is NOT "teacher"..
    Kirpan is NOT long/shirt dagger/sword/knife..
    SGGS is NOT the "sikh Bible//Sikh Koran..Sikh geeta...Sikh Vedas..
    KESH is NOT..long hair...
    Kachera is NOT long/short drawers...boxer shorts..etc..
    Ardass is NOT..prayer....
    Gurdwara is NOT sikh church..sikh temple..sikh mandir..sikh vihara..sikh masjid...
    Sangat..is NOT "congregation....
    Pangt is NOT sitting on the Floor....to eat langgar
    Guru Ka Langgar is not communal kitchen..free lunch..
    Gurbani Vichaar.katha/kirtan is NOT "worship....singing sikh psalms..devotional songs etc...

    AS per GURBANI..Each one of those Words has a very UNIQUE meaning...we must not adulterate..spoil their meaning by super imposing other meanings just to please others...:happy:
     
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    Yes,

    And Granthi is not Priest
    Akal Takht is not the Sikh Vatican
    The Jathedar is not the Sikh Pope.

    What else can we add to the list?
     
  5. Gyani Jarnail Singh

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    Reminds me of an old lyric i learned in school spelling bees...

    The ONE "L" lama is a PRIEST.. (tibetan)
    The TWO "L" Llama is a BEAST ( peruvian animal)
    And I bet you a pair of Pajamas...................

    there is NO THREE "L" Lama !!:happysingh:
     
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    That is why you teach English and I do not. :happykaur::happy: What a funny teacher you are too.
     
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    GYanni jee,
    Accepted but atleast please clarify the exact meaning of these words so that we too can also educate others.
     
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    OH yes Jios..we will all clarify the exact meanings of these..and we do it on SPN..thats what makes it FUN. This is not a one man job...its collective...this Thread is a beginning..we will all learn a lot..and unlearn and relearn lots as well...be patient jios...
    Each word is like putting the Ocean into a 1 litre bottle !!
     

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