ARDASS is the CENTRAL DHURA...the Centre around which Gurmatt revolves...TUM THAKUR...TUM PEH ARDASS is part of our DAILY ARDASS..so there CANNOT be a SIKH who doenst "beleive" in Ardass !! WE have Morning Nitnem Ardass..Evening Rehrass Ardass...and short Sohila ardass..so i cannot even imagine how a SIKH can survive WITHOUT ARDASS...At the Gurdwara we have ardass..at Funeral we have FIVE Ardasses..its part of a Sikh just as much as BREATHING air or food...so there is no question of what you describe in your final sentence Ji...ALL those sikhs doing ardass daily as per GURMATT cant be wrong or nort beleiving in themsleves or the Guru...However I still hold steadfast to GURMATT ardass and its TUM THAKUR TUM PEH ARDASS..NOTHING MORE..nothing LESS. Its the COMPLETE ARDASS.You should never underestimate the power of ardaas.
Nor should you ever underestimate the power of the Guru.
This doesn't mean that you demand miracles and lotteries.
To ask for good things and happenings aligned with the truth is not wrong or misleading.
If you don't believe in ardaas then you don't believe in yourself or the Guru.