What is the meaning and purpose of Khalsa today, especially in the context of the global Sikh community? Is the purpose the same now as it was in 1699? Is there any meaning left behind the khalsa identity given the divisions within Sikhi and as someone else here recently mentioned the lack of discipline or training - anyone can be a Khalsa it doesn't matter if they're serious about representing the community? How important is it for a Sikh to become khalsa today? Is it inevitable that khalsa will become the 'devotional order' within Sikhi, like monks and nuns within other religions, and that Sikhs will be the laypeople? I already see as much in my local sangat. Is the idea of khalsa as it is today a dividing force? Isn't Sikhi about inclusion? How important is it for a Sikh to become khalsa? What does it mean to 'faithfully believe in... the baptism bequeathed by the tenth Guru? (quoted from SRM) Just some questions that are bouncing around in my head today.