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I thought if we have love for our guru like a child would with a father then having to shower again wouldn’t have to be a requirement especially if you’ve cleaned yourself and changed clothes and everything? Isn’t just one ishnaan necessary to sit and do paath next to your guru? 

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I'm no expert but heres my view , obviously cleanliness is important , but the our aim is to clean our inside by doing path with love . So our mind does not wander , focus on the Lord at all times. Dr Vir singh in his book Guru Nanak Chamatkar , mentions Sri Guru Nank Dev Ji , did his worldy chores and recitation of the Lords name side by side. So we should aim to do this , and key focus on love for the Lord. It mentioned as we have love for our children , our wife /husband , like the magnet attracts to iron , Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj had much much more love for the Lord. Based on this our aim should be recite Gurbani so it hits our heart and love for the Lord is ignited.

So based on this , and your spiritual level you would automatically react accordingly based on how you see Gurbani , the shabad.

 

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Just to give you an example of Iceland where everyone has to scrub themself before using their hot springs. The reason Icelanders are so adamant is, in fact, purely hygienic.

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On 11/18/2019 at 7:36 PM, Guest Gurkiran said:

I thought if we have love for our guru like a child would with a father then having to shower again wouldn’t have to be a requirement especially if you’ve cleaned yourself and changed clothes and everything? Isn’t just one ishnaan necessary to sit and do paath next to your guru? 

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Please do take a quick shower again. It only takes 5-10 min. If you have already taken a shower in the morning, then the next shower can be very brief with focus on pelvic area, face, hands, feet and armpits.

Just to inspire you. Daas knew a Hajoori Nanaksari Ragi. He said that at times he had to take a shower four(4) times in a day as hygiene protocols are very strict when it comes to Nanaksar Maryada.

 

Bhul chuk maaf

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Base your decision using Gurbani, it says: 

ਦੇਹੀ ਧੋਇ  ਉਤਰੈ ਮੈਲੁ 

By merely washing the body, one's filth is not removed.

 

and 

 

ਵਸਤ੍ਰ ਪਖਾਲਿ ਪਖਾਲੇ ਕਾਇਆ ਆਪੇ ਸੰਜਮਿ ਹੋਵੈ 

They wash their clothes, and scrub their bodies, and try to practice self-discipline.

ਅੰਤਰਿ ਮੈਲੁ ਲਗੀ ਨਹੀ ਜਾਣੈ ਬਾਹਰਹੁ ਮਲਿ ਮਲਿ ਧੋਵੈ 

But they are not aware of the filth staining their inner being, while they try and try to wash off the outer dirt.

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1 hour ago, Guest Guest Cleanliness said:

Base your decision using Gurbani, it says: 

ਦੇਹੀ ਧੋਇ  ਉਤਰੈ ਮੈਲੁ 

By merely washing the body, one's filth is not removed.

 

and 

 

ਵਸਤ੍ਰ ਪਖਾਲਿ ਪਖਾਲੇ ਕਾਇਆ ਆਪੇ ਸੰਜਮਿ ਹੋਵੈ 

They wash their clothes, and scrub their bodies, and try to practice self-discipline.

ਅੰਤਰਿ ਮੈਲੁ ਲਗੀ ਨਹੀ ਜਾਣੈ ਬਾਹਰਹੁ ਮਲਿ ਮਲਿ ਧੋਵੈ 

But they are not aware of the filth staining their inner being, while they try and try to wash off the outer dirt.

Yes, you are right ji. But then again that does mean that we start living like habshi with jattavan etc. Guru Sahib jee told us to keep our body pure - keep it clean. One of our kakkar is comb to keep our hair neat and clean 24/7. 

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On 11/18/2019 at 4:36 PM, Guest Gurkiran said:

I thought if we have love for our guru like a child would with a father then having to shower again wouldn’t have to be a requirement especially if you’ve cleaned yourself and changed clothes and everything? Isn’t just one ishnaan necessary to sit and do paath next to your guru? 

General rule that most Singhs will tell you:

1) If just a gutka sahib, you have to have showered that day.

2) If sitting in tabia of Guru ji, and you did #2, you need to have showered again.

 

Also, I think you're fooling yourself if with your line that if you're like a child you don't need to shower. I think you might want to flatter yourself that you're like a child, but face it, none of us is. All of us are filled to the brim with envy, hatred, anger, etc. and then we fool ourselves that were are just naive children.

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1 hour ago, S1ngh said:

Yes, you are right ji. But then again that does mean that we start living like habshi with jattavan etc. Guru Sahib jee told us to keep our body pure - keep it clean. One of our kakkar is comb to keep our hair neat and clean 24/7. 

Hunji Singh Ji, I agree, keep the body clean, be respectful towards to Gurbani, Gutka Sahib, especially when sitting in Maharaj's hazuri. However, what really needs to be washed is on the inside. May we all never forget that. 

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12 hours ago, Guest Guest Cleanliness said:

Hunji Singh Ji, I agree, keep the body clean, be respectful towards to Gurbani, Gutka Sahib, especially when sitting in Maharaj's hazuri. However, what really needs to be washed is on the inside. May we all never forget that. 

Bilkuj ji. Inside clean is the ultimate goal for all Sikhs. 

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