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How Do People Give Themselves A Thankhaah For Stuff Ghat Doesn't Require Pesh?


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Ang 718 Line 13 Raag Todee: Bhagat Namdev

ਕਉਨ ਕੋ ਕਲੰਕੁ ਰਹਿਓ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮੁ ਲੇਤ ਹੀ ॥

Koun Ko Kalank Rehiou Raam Naam Laeth Hee ||

कउन को कलंकु रहिओ राम नामु लेत ही ॥

Whose blemishes remain, when one chants the Lord's Name?

ਪਤਿਤ ਪਵਿਤ ਭਏ ਰਾਮੁ ਕਹਤ ਹੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

Pathith Pavith Bheae Raam Kehath Hee ||1|| Rehaao ||

पतित पवित भए रामु कहत ही ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥

Sinners become pure, chanting the Lord's Name. ||1||Pause||

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VAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA, VAHEGURU JI KI FATEH

Taksal Maryada prescribes some (if you take your Kirpan off and such), so some may be doing so through those guidelines.

Others are taking what elders have done previously and continuing them.

Others do what they must to get over the guilt of what they have done.

Others, when they are unable to reconcile with the guilt, go to the Punj Pyare (even though the action did not warrant it) and have their guilt resolved by Guru Sahib.

Ultimately, unless it was given to you as a Rehat, you are doing what you need to do to get closure. Sant Jarnail Singh is documented as doing an entire Sehaj Paath because a Gutka Sahib fell at his feet while he was asleep (not his fault, but who knows how Guru Sahib's play works). Sant Gurbachan Singh insisted that the Punj Pyare assemble and give him a tankah when he was separated from his Kirpan for a mere instance while showering (which he was - think 5 Japji Sahib Paaths).

It is love for the Guru and a form of apology. Not everyone apologizes the same and unless prescribed, it is what the individual is able to do to apologize. Simple Ardaas, extra Bani, seva, Simran - Gursikhs will engage in this with extra effort to make their Husban Lord forgive them.

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