For many people, at some point in their spiritual development, they realize that they are already living their lives according to certain principles. They are at that stage of their personal and spiritual growth where they have made significant changes in their lifestyle and commitment to Self. Sikh vows and taking Amrit are a way to seal one’s inner commitment to oneself with the power of one’s word.
Sikh Vows are simple statements of commitment, understanding, and self-discipline. With Sikh Vows, we surrender to the Shabd Guru as our Guide to spiritual awakening.
Sikh Vows provide a foundation of living a certain lifestyle to further develop and enhance your spiritual practice. The vows include not cutting your hair; refraining from meat, alcohol and other stimulants; remaining celibate until married and maintaining a monogamous relationship with your spouse; and committing to meditation and prayer each day.
The Sikh Vows as given by the Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji are administered by an ordained Sikh Dharma Minister in Good Standing in the presence of Siri Guru Granth Sahib and the Sadh Sangat. Anyone who is ready to make a commitment to live the remainder of his or her life as a Sikh of the Guru is welcome to take Sikh vows.
At this time, Sikh Vows are primarily given during the 3HO Summer and Winter Solstice and at the European Yoga Festival or by arrangement with a local Sikh Dharma Minister in Good Standing.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit the SDI Ministry website here to read the Sikh Vows.
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3 thoughts on “Taking Sikh Vows”
Tarvinder Pal Singh says:
sikh young & coming educated generation should be involved in religion.
Satvinder Singh Dheandsa says:
I’m 38 years old….. I would like to learn about Amrit sahk & what it entails…… The sacrifices i would have to make…..etc…. I’m at. Point in my life where I feel I need to make a change! I feel blessed already with a beautiful wife & 2 beautiful children…… But theirs something missing in my life…… I need to get away from alcohol which I heavily rely on ! Also smoking since age of 15….. I think I’m ready especially 6 days ago my wife gave birth to my gorgeous little boy….. Pls help me……
Sat Nam Satvinder Singh, Congratulations on the birth of your son. It sounds like you are longing for the life of a Gursikh. There are articles on Amrit Sanchar on the site which may help you learn about the Rehit and the commitment and joys of being Amritdhari. Also, we have so many tools to bring our lives into focus and a wonderful place to start is reading Japji Sahib each morning. You may find much of interest on Sikhnet https://www.sikhnet.com/pages/sacredness-gurbani#chanting, Many blessings