I have read the full Rehet (in English) and need calrification on a few things... I want to know the specific rules according to whats written word for word, and not people's extrapolations based on whats written and their interpretation (I mean extrapolating from whats actually written, to include other things that weren't originally mentioned) 1. JEWELLERY: Chapter X Article XVI Para k. states: "Piercing of nose or ears for wearing ornaments is forbidden for Sikh men and women." That is the full extent of the text in the Rehet, however I have read that people extrapolate that to mean no jewellery at all. So which is correct? Is it wrong if people follow it word for word, and not wear pierced earrings, but wear a simple necklace for example? It does say in the same Chapter and Article in Para t.: "For a Sikh, there is no restriction or requirement as to dress except that he must wear Kachhehra (A drawer type garment fastened by a fitted string round the waist, very often worn as an underwear.) and turban. A Sikh woman may or may not tie turban." Jewellery is considered part of dress as an accessory. The only specifics it mentions are the turban (optional for women) and kachhehra.. and above, the restriction on pierced ears and noses. Does this mean necklaces, bracelets etc are ok? 2. HAIR COLOURING Also, in Chapter XIII Article XXIV Para q. states: "The following individuals shall be liable to chastisement involving automatic boycott:" sub para 3 states: "One who dyes his beard" I have read that others extrapolate that to mean ANY hair colouring... however is it wrong to follow word for word? ie If a woman dyes her hair (her natural colour) for example to cover premature greying, would that be wrong? It's not against what is written word for word... the word 'beard' is pretty specific and to say that means all hair, would be making assumptions would it not? 3. MAKEUP: As for makeup... I can't seem to find an exact mention or restriction of it at all.... except that I found a quote somewhere that says 'mehendi' is forbidden. I could not find that quote in the Rehet myself (though maybe I didn't look in the corect spot). And that same site where I found that quote about mehendi extrapolated that to mean that any makeup is forbidden. Again, if the mehendi quote is true and that is forbidden, it would still be an extrapolation to include ALL makeup would it not? So is wearing a little bit of 'tasteful' makeup ok? ------ Obviously, I know that makeup, jewellery, and hair colouring will not help with spiritual advancement and are just more attachment to Maya. But having said that, we still have to live life, and sometimes it's just 'fun' to dress up and look nice! So what exactly ARE the actual rules on these?? Thanks!