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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

Dear, kaurB

Taking amrit means you will literally die for your faith in a bloody death as did numerous Sikh matyrs. When Guru Gobind Singh Ji created the Khalsa and amrit sanchar on Vaisakhi, he didn't make it as a casual baptism as within other religions. Khalsa is more than that. Sikhi is universal, and can be applied to yourself, but to be a true Khalsa you must find its path that is thin as a blade, and as hard as one before you apply it in a personal way to your certain situations. If you cannot wear a chuni, how could you ever die at the sword?

So many people think amrit is just a ritualistic practice done in your late teens/early twenties when you adopt the panj kakkars. This is not so. Many dont agree with this, but historical accounts state that on April 14 1699, Guru Gobind Singh chopped of five men's heads and sewed them on over the course of a few hours. He place amrit in each of their mouths and they spoke "Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh". These men, the original panj piare, who were quite literally killed held their faith out even in an hour that had been perceived as dark. The taking of amrit protects you, if you agree to be protected. Out of tens of thousands who went to see Guru Gobind Singh that day, only five men came forward. Would you have gone up that day? If not - it isn't your time to take amrit. The panj kakkars are to show the world that you in fact are part of the Khalsa, and in societies where not many people cover their heads, an act of bravery.

Now you say you wear a chuni. Don't where just a chuni just because it'll fit into society better than a turban. Where a turban, and maybe also a chuni if you wish. It is Guru Gobind Singh's hukham to where a turban, and to be equal. Why should women not where a turban because they're women? The soul has no gender!

Ease your way into taking amrit one day, don't rush it. Realize that there is no self, and that it is just a mental barrier. Be ready to die at the sword, and then you may re-take amrit. Still where the panj kakkars as well until your day of amrit and onwards as good practice for bravery.