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Can i re-take amrit?

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At the age of 9, I was dumb enough to go sit down and take amrit without even knowing anything about it, after I had taken amrit, no one told me about it or even thought me anything to do with sikhi, I was just brought in to this by mistake because i just sat down by my Grand father who was re taking amrit....therefore they just let me in.

After time continued, I did stupid thing like: Not doing paath, simran or anything. As I was young, I wanted to go and play with my friends and hang out and stuff. But one day, I went to a trip with my school for three days and I was about to have lunch. I accidentally ate meat because I didnt know what was in the looked vegetarian at first, but I was soon told by a friend of what it was made by.

Therefore I was in deep stress, I didnt know what to do, I had thought I couldnt connect with the guru anymore and I'm no longer going to be considered a sikh. Guess what happened next? My stupid younger self thought it was ok to continue eting meat because my amrit was 'already broken'. Therefore I ate meat. But as a few months passed, I had stopped because I had realised the importance of life and why i should not eat i stopped.

But still believing that my amrit was broken, I continued to mess my life up by doing other bad things. Also lustful things.

All these things are what I had done at the age of 9 - 12.....but now I am 15 and have learned alot about sikhi and also learned gurmukhi in order for me to read paath in the future so i could connect with my guru. I now want to make a commitment to learn all the meanings of paath and gurbani, do lots of meditation on waheguru and not waste this life what has been given to me because it is very rare and precious.

I hope that, when time comes, i will be spiritually strong enough to re connect with my guru and be accepted to sikhi once again. I hope that one day I can re-take my amrit and become part of the Khalsa panth and not make those stupid mistakes what my past self had done.

People keep saying that I will not be accepted by the guru anymore and that i'm gonna go to hell and not be a sikh anymore. I don't believe this because I am making a strong commitment into getting back with my guru and I have full trust in waheguru.

What if i got rid of ego, lust, attachment pride etc and got so spiritually strong that I got to a sant's level or even braham giani, will i be able to be accepted into sikhi then?

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answered 2015-12-20 20:00:27 -0500

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updated 2015-12-20 20:02:47 -0500

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

ਸੋਰਠਿ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥ Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:

ਗਈ ਬਹੋੜੁ ਬੰਦੀ ਛੋੜੁ ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰੁ ਦੁਖਦਾਰੀ ॥ The Restorer of what was taken away, the Liberator from captivity; the Formless Lord, the Destroyer of pain.

ਕਰਮੁ ਨ ਜਾਣਾ ਧਰਮੁ ਨ ਜਾਣਾ ਲੋਭੀ ਮਾਇਆਧਾਰੀ ॥ I do not know about karma and good deeds; I do not know about Dharma and righteous living. I am so greedy, chasing after Maya.

ਨਾਮੁ ਪਰਿਓ ਭਗਤੁ ਗੋਵਿੰਦ ਕਾ ਇਹ ਰਾਖਹੁ ਪੈਜ ਤੁਮਾਰੀ ॥੧॥ I go by the name of God's devotee; please, save this honor of Yours. ||1||

ਹਰਿ ਜੀਉ ਨਿਮਾਣਿਆ ਤੂ ਮਾਣੁ ॥ O Dear Lord, You are the honor of the dishonored.

ਨਿਚੀਜਿਆ ਚੀਜ ਕਰੇ ਮੇਰਾ ਗੋਵਿੰਦੁ ਤੇਰੀ ਕੁਦਰਤਿ ਕਉ ਕੁਰਬਾਣੁ ॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ You make the unworthy ones worthy, O my Lord of the Universe; I am a sacrifice to Your almighty creative power. ||Pause||

ਜੈਸਾ ਬਾਲਕੁ ਭਾਇ ਸੁਭਾਈ ਲਖ ਅਪਰਾਧ ਕਮਾਵੈ ॥ Like the child, innocently making thousands of mistakes -

ਕਰਿ ਉਪਦੇਸੁ ਝਿੜਕੇ ਬਹੁ ਭਾਤੀ ਬਹੁੜਿ ਪਿਤਾ ਗਲਿ ਲਾਵੈ ॥ his father teaches him, and scolds him so many times, but still, he hugs him close in his embrace.

ਪਿਛਲੇ ਅਉਗੁਣ ਬਖਸਿ ਲਏ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਆਗੈ ਮਾਰਗਿ ਪਾਵੈ ॥੨॥ Please forgive my past actions, God, and place me on Your path for the future. ||2||

ਹਰਿ ਅੰਤਰਜਾਮੀ ਸਭ ਬਿਧਿ ਜਾਣੈ ਤਾ ਕਿਸੁ ਪਹਿ ਆਖਿ ਸੁਣਾਈਐ ॥ The Lord, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts, knows all about my state of mind; so who else should I go to and speak to?

ਕਹਣੈ ਕਥਨਿ ਨ ਭੀਜੈ ਗੋਬਿੰਦੁ ਹਰਿ ਭਾਵੈ ਪੈਜ ਰਖਾਈਐ ॥ The Lord, the Lord of the Universe, is not pleased by mere recitation of words; if it is pleasing to His Will, He preserves our honor.

ਅਵਰ ਓਟ ਮੈ ਸਗਲੀ ਦੇਖੀ ਇਕ ਤੇਰੀ ਓਟ ਰਹਾਈਐ ॥੩॥ I have seen all other shelters, but Yours alone remains for me. ||3||

ਹੋਇ ਦਇਆਲੁ ਕਿਰਪਾਲੁ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਠਾਕੁਰੁ ਆਪੇ ਸੁਣੈ ਬੇਨੰਤੀ ॥ Becoming kind and compassionate, God the Lord and Master Himself listens to my prayer.

ਪੂਰਾ ਸਤਗੁਰੁ ਮੇਲਿ ਮਿਲਾਵੈ ਸਭ ਚੂਕੈ ਮਨ ਕੀ ਚਿੰਤੀ ॥ He unites me in Union with the Perfect True Guru, and all the cares and anxieties of my mind are dispelled.

ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਅਵਖਦੁ ਮੁਖਿ ਪਾਇਆ ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਖਿ ਵਸੰਤੀ ॥੪॥੧੨॥੬੨॥ The Lord, Har, Har, has placed the medicine of the Naam into my mouth; servant Nanak abides in peace. ||4||12||62||

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Thank you for this advice, I will try my hardest to reconnect with the guru, but i have one more question. Do i have to re-take amrit?

Annonymous gravatar imageAnnonymous ( 2015-12-21 11:42:21 -0500 )edit

You do not have to retake it straight away, only when you are ready. Try to build your rehat (code of conduct) slowly in the mean time.

gn gravatar imagegn ( 2015-12-21 15:30:23 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-12-21 02:21:22 -0500

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updated 2015-12-21 05:47:49 -0500

In your text you write that you are feeling shame and guilt. The things you didn't know and that you had no control over should not make you take no action in your current situation.

About the questions you are asking, here are a couple of answers that will help you.

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YouTube Video - Forgiveness & Letting Go

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YouTube Video - How To Let Go of Mistakes - Teal Swan

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Why do you Worry? - YouTube Video

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