Amrit Sanchar, The Initiation Ceremony of Rebirth
"Peevo paol khanday dhar hoay janam suhaylaa||
Drink Amrit to experience rebirth." Bhai Gurdaas 41||1
A Sikh is both an individual and a member of the Sikh community. A Sikh has an obligation to observe the code of conduct from birth until death. The Sikh code of conduct, defines a Sikh as a person who believes in:
- One God
- The ten gurus
- The Guru Granth
- The teachings of the Gurus
- Initiation according to the Guru Gobind Singh, granted to one who is not bound by any other religion.
A Sikh who has reached the age of accountability ought to be baptized. Every Sikh man, or woman, of any caste, color, or creed has the right to be initiated.Amrit Sanchar is the Sikh initiation ceremony of rebirth. It may be held any time of day in a secluded place. At least one new initiate must be present. No one may enter once the ceremony begins. A Sikh holding a sword guards the door.
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