I have a circle of friends who are very much into Gurbani, good people but rarely feel to be bound with a strict Sikh Maryada. As per their opinion, it is made by a group of people whose intention is to institutionalize a great religion and control it; their only guiding force is Guru Granth Sahib Ji, and literally that is what they do need and care and, they say that Sikhism is beyond boundaries. One of them is Ashok Khurana who once lost temper when he heard another our Hindu friend Bhavnesh used not respectful words for Guru Nanak, Ashok snapped, he slapped him, such strong emotions he harbors for Guru Ji. When I asked to show a little tolerance towards ignorant, he said”, it is not being ignorant, it is purposeful and when it comes to Guru, it’s hard for him to hold and put up with such trashy words. In my eyes, he is a Sikh, struggling on a path. Question: if Ashok is not a Sikh as per Sikh maryada, what is he? Kindly share my views if you can.