WaheGuru Fateh WaheGuru Ji Ka Khalsa<?"urn:fficeffice" /> Born into a Sikh family ,raised in London all my life. Visited the local Gurudwara and various Gurudwaras around the world. I am fully aware of the principal of communal langer in the Gurudwara ,all men and women are equal.Mainly dispel the Hindu caste system. Now over the years I have seen the Gurudwara used as a restaurant ,I have tried to find another word but there is no other word. People come in pop a 10pence donation, they then have a slap up hot meal consisting of at least 2 veg dishes,rice,roti and a sweet washed down with a hot cup of sweet tea.I have heard some even moaning about the food being served.Some people will eat in the Gurudwara and later go down to the pub !!! Sikhism is unique in this communal langer BUT I just cannot agree with it anymore,especially in the overfed west. I think the langer should be a token gesture for the sangat ,they should have the bhog in the langer hall and that's it. The worshippers should make a donation of money instead of food (milk,butter,flour,veg..etc) the funds raised should fund charity work in the community to promote Sikhism.Funds could provide food,education and shelter in Punjab and other places of need. I know alot of people will state "the Guruji's started langer" so who am I to say otherwise.I agree changing or manipulating the principals is a dangerous move BUT there must some way of preventing this abuse of a worthy principal. Apologies if I have offended anyone.There must be other's who have noticed this.