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Isn't Yogi Bhajan Sikhs are like Baba Banda Singh Bahadur and are different from puratan Sikhs?

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Below the Great Poet [Mahakavi] Santokh Singh describes the instance where Banda Bahadur declared his Guruship and how the Khalsa replied to this request

ਗੁਰਤਾ ਕੋ ਲੱਛਣ ਮੁਝ ਦੇਹਿ | ਸਕਲ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਦਰਸ਼ਨ ਲੇਹਿ | ਇਹ ਜਬਿ ਕਹੀ ਸਭਿ ਪੰਥਾ | ਕਰੀ ਤਰਕ ਨਹਿਂ ਮਾਨਹਿਂ ਸੰਥਾ |੧੭| Banda said - "Give me the status of Guru - all of the Khalsa should do my Darshan." When he said this to the entire congregation of Singhs tested him and said, "We will not accept this"

ਨਹੀਂ ਖਾਲਸੇ ਸੋਂ ਇਸ ਮੇਲ | ਗੁਰ ਬਿਨ ਅਪਰ ਚਲਾਯੋ ਗੈਲ | ਖੰਡੇ ਕਾ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਨਹਿਂ ਲੀਨ | ਰਹਤਿ ਨਹੀਂ ਇਨ ਧਰੀ ਪ੍ਰਬੀਨ |੧੮| The Khalsa said, "You have made a separate group from the Guru and we will not mold into this - You have not even taken Khande Ka Pahul nor have you adopted fully the conduct befitting a Singh

ਜੇ ਹਮ ਤੇ ਇਹ ਚਹੈ ਬਡਾਈ | ਧਰੇ ਮਾਸ ਮਦ ਅਗ੍ਰ ਬਨਾਈ | ਸ਼੍ਯਾਮ ਬਸਤ੍ਰ ਜੁਤਿ ਅੰਗੀਕਾਰਹੁ | ਪੁਨ ਮਿਲਿਬੇ ਹਿਤ ਬਾਕ ਉਚਾਰਹੁ |੧੯| If you wish this type of praise - then partake in this meat and alcohol we place before you and wear the blue clothes [of the Khalsa], then we can speak about the unity between us."

ਸਕਲ ਖਾਲਸੇ ਜਬਿ ਇਮ ਕੀਨਾ | ਧਰਮ ਬੈਸ਼ਨੋ ਅਪਨੋ ਚੀਨਾ | ਅੰਗੀਕਾਰ ਨਹੀਂ ਕਿਯ ਤੀਨੋ | ਸਿੰਘਨ ਸੰਗ ਸਪਰਧਾ ਭੀਨੋ |੨੦| When the Khalsa replied in this manner, Banda thought - "My Dharam is to be vegetarian - I cannot partake in these three things." Having thought this Banda had great jealousy for all the Singhs [of their status]

Gurpratap Suraj Prakash Granth, Ayan 2 Chapter 12 [1843] Author: the Great Poet Santokh Singh

Yogi Bhajan Sikhs do Kundlani yoga which is Good and Banda Bahadur was also a yogi.They are vegeterian and don't drink alcohol which Puratan Sikhs used to eat and drink while doing wars.They wear white clothes rather than the blue clothes of Puratan Khalsa.

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answered 2019-09-06 09:24:46 -0600

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Guru Gobind Singh Ji stopped the human Guru system because guru's were targeted and executed by Mughals.

Banda was just trying to keep them away from meat/alcohol (vices).

The answer to your question is why did Guru Gobind Singh choose banda as his successor ?? and not the other Khalsa who did meat/alcohol

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