About: amrit sanchar

Journey into the Heart of Amrit: Part 4

For the last few weeks I have been meditating on commitment, and what it means to me. How am I able to make, and more importantly to keep, the commitments in my life? I have been having an intensive reflection on that, including how it manifests in different parts of my life.
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Journey into the Heart of Amrit: Part 3

I have always experienced a certain feeling of gravity when I think of Amrit vows – I take the process and ceremony very seriously. While I have always felt an overwhelming love of the Guru, and the deepest gratitude that my soul came into the Sikh path during this lifetime, I have held off on
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Journey into the Heart of Amrit: Part 2

I took Amrit about 40 or so years ago at Summer Solstice in NM. At the time I was still in the beginning stages of transforming my identity, and to me it simply seemed like the logical next step. I was already practicing the 5 K’s, so that part didn’t really faze me back then—for
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Journey into the Heart of Amrit: Part 1

Western society, in general view, doesn’t value or encourage us to make a commitment. There is a common quote that says today that "everything is relative." Well, not everything is relative; there are things that are absolute, like the values ​​that bring us closer to our soul. These values ​​should not be negotiated in any
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The Commitments of Taking Amrit

New Name After taking Amrit, men commit to taking the surname of Singh (Lion), representing that their new identity is fearlessness. Women take the surname of Kaur (Princess), representing that their new identity is one of grace and fearlessness. Many men and women will also add the family name of Khalsa. Rehit At the first Amrit ceremony,
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Amrit Sanchar

From the prospective of one who without hesitation knew they would go through Amrit Sanchar, I think it may be too obvious of what I would do. With the Guru present in front of me, in flesh bidding me I would not hesitate to do as my Guru ordered. If Gobind Rai was
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The Royalty of the Khalsa

When Guru Gobind Singh Ji gave birth to the Khalsa, he gave us the gift of reunion with our royal, divine essence. Upon creating the Khalsa, he elevated humanity to go beyond merely praising God, and gave an exact formula to experience God in ultimate radiance and royal stature.
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