I do apologise for my comment "To use the Rehat Maradya as an example of what the Gurus stood for is a joke.", reflecting on that, I realise that may sound offensive. People have all faiths have written in the Guru Granth Sahib. Kabir, for example, a born Muslim who later joined a Monistic form of Hinduism. Islam requires one to cut body hair. Although he left Islam, I highly doubt every writer in the Guru Granth Sahib kept uncut hair. Therefore people derive values from the Guru Granth Sahib which even it's writers did not adhere to. (For the record; I do agree that cutting the hair is illogical). But my point is that none of the Gurus wrote such a code of conduct. The message was more general. We are to take the Guru Granth Sahib as our Guru, just as Guru Gobind Singh Jee said. Follow a Maradaya if you wish, but do not mock those who do not as somehow impious. Gurus preached true living, restraint and closeness to God. People of all faiths and none can learn from the Guru. It is pretty evident from a reading of the Guru Granth Sahib alone that it is universal and not prescriptive. God is beyond religion and the Khalsa. Guru is beyond religion and Amritdharis (as opposed to Khalsa, those who live pure). Apologies if I said anything wrong or hurtful. I am learning too. Perhaps we should create a separate thread on this issue!