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Gurfateh Jaipreet Singh Ji! Welcome to the SikhNet Q&A forum.

Think of the floor of a forest. Trees are constantly competing with each other and the old growth trees eventually rot and die or are destroyed in fire. Meanwhile, under the old leaves and branches, invisible to most eyes, small sprouts are growing everywhere. We see the trees and marvel at them, but the new growth is there woven into the forest floor and growing day by day. It is as if a whole new fabric is being woven inside the tattered old one. I see it every day as I travel around the world and be in Sangat in many countries. Look closely, behind appearances, and you will see it.

Do you know the story of Guru Gobind Singh Ji and the Pipal Tree?

Yogiji never said that after 2038 world would be set on stage that people will "request to get baptized to become Khalsa." What he said that the Khalsa will rise. Let us not assume that we mean baptised Sikhs. Let us not even assume that all of these 960 million will wrap dastar, but rather that those who live as Khalsa will rise. We say the meaning of Khalsa is "pure", which, when applied to humans, conjures up all kinds of complicating thoughts and questions.

"What does that really mean? Am I pure in thought, deed, intent, etc. etc. etc.? "

It's much simpler than that.

Think of pure water, pure air.

  1. They are perfectly clear. You can see right through them. Nothing to block the light of the soul.

  2. They are only and totally themselves. Pure water is only water. Pure air is only air. They have no added ingredients like shame, self doubt, and other pollutants.

The pure human is simple and clear so the infinity of the real self shines out.

That is the Khalsa as it is now. Rising, rising, slowly, slowly but steadily, just as the sun rises.