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“Sat Nam” as a Greeting to Someone?

“Sat Nam” as a Greeting to Someone?

I often get the question from other Sikhs asking why many Sikhs from non-Punjabi background greet each other with a simple "Sat Nam!" rather then the Khalsa greeting of "Vahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa, Vahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh!" or more common greeting of "Sat Siri Akal".  Typically Sikhs that have taken Amrit greet each […]

Taking Amrit & Commitment

Taking Amrit & Commitment

We received a number of questions from users on the topic of taking Amrit (Sikh "Baptism"). With this being a central part of the Sikh lifestyle it is no surprise that there are so many questions related to this topic. In this video Guruka Singh answers some of the questions we have received via email […]

Eating Jhoot Food

Eating Jhoot Food

This video addresses a question from a SikhNet user asking about the concept of "Jhoot", and not sharing food with non-amritdhari’s. He was wondering why some Sikhs practice this. I tried searching online to better understand the reason some practice this, but found very little.  From what little I read online in forums the reasoning […]

Experiences Doing Nitnem Banis

Over the past years my practice of reciting the nitnem banis has been sporadic. It’s like any spiritual practice, it takes commitment and discipline to continue day in and day out. Sometimes I am on solid, and sometimes not. My challenge is to be stable all the time. In the past I had my daily […]

Ritual or Ceremony?

This video began from a discussion about the Amrit Sanchar and became a discussion about the difference between a ritual and a ceremony.  In Sikhi we have ceremonies, not rituals. But a ceremony can become a ritual when no one understands the how and why of what is happening. Water is like a battery for […]

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