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Amrit Sanskar

Amrit Sanskar is the Sikh initiation ceremony

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Sikhs who are prepared to be what take part in what?

Sikhs who are prepared to be fully committed to the Sikh faith take part in the Amrit Sanskar ceremony

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Sikhs who are prepared to be fully committed to the Sikh faith take part in the Amrit Sanskar ceremony.
Sometimes this ceremony of initiation is called a what?

Sometimes this ceremony of initiation is called a baptism

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Sikhs who are prepared to be fully committed to the Sikh faith take part in the Amrit Sanskar ceremony.
Sometimes this ceremony of initiation is called a baptism.
This is an important event in the life of the individual Sikh and for the Sikh community.
In agreeing to undergo this ceremony, a Sikh is making a commitment to do what?

In agreeing to undergo this ceremony, a Sikh is making a commitment to become a member of the Khalsa

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Sikhs who are prepared to be fully committed to the Sikh faith take part in the Amrit Sanskar ceremony.
Sometimes this ceremony of initiation is called a baptism.
This is an important event in the life of the individual Sikh and for the Sikh community.
In agreeing to undergo this ceremony, a Sikh is making a commitment to become a member of the Khalsa and this will involve not only wearing the 5 Ks, but also doing what?

In agreeing to undergo this ceremony, a Sikh is making a commitment to become a member of the Khalsa and this will involve not only wearing the 5 Ks, but also keeping to the rules set out for the Khalsa

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Sikhs who are prepared to be fully committed to the Sikh faith take part in the Amrit Sanskar ceremony.
Sometimes this ceremony of initiation is called a baptism.
This is an important event in the life of the individual Sikh and for the Sikh community.
In agreeing to undergo this ceremony, a Sikh is making a commitment to become a member of the Khalsa and this will involve not only wearing the 5 Ks, but also keeping to the rules set out for the Khalsa.
Both men and women can become members and are then known as amritdhari.
Sikhs need to be old enough to recognise the what?

Sikhs need to be old enough to recognise the:
1. Importance
2. Seriousness
of the responsibilities of the Khalsa

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Sikhs who are prepared to be fully committed to the Sikh faith take part in the Amrit Sanskar ceremony.
Sometimes this ceremony of initiation is called a baptism.
This is an important event in the life of the individual Sikh and for the Sikh community.
In agreeing to undergo this ceremony, a Sikh is making a commitment to become a member of the Khalsa and this will involve not only wearing the 5 Ks, but also keeping to the rules set out for the Khalsa.
Both men and women can become members and are then known as amritdhari.
Sikhs need to be old enough to recognise the importance and seriousness of the responsibilities of the Khalsa, so this ceremony is not usually performed until individuals are what?

Sikhs need to be old enough to recognise the importance and seriousness of the responsibilities of the Khalsa, so this ceremony is not usually performed until individuals are:
1. In their later teens
Or,
2. Sometimes well into adulthood

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Sikhs who are prepared to be fully committed to the Sikh faith take part in the Amrit Sanskar ceremony.
Sometimes this ceremony of initiation is called a baptism.
This is an important event in the life of the individual Sikh and for the Sikh community.
In agreeing to undergo this ceremony, a Sikh is making a commitment to become a member of the Khalsa and this will involve not only wearing the 5 Ks, but also keeping to the rules set out for the Khalsa.
Both men and women can become members and are then known as amritdhari.
Sikhs need to be old enough to recognise the importance and seriousness of the responsibilities of the Khalsa, so this ceremony is not usually performed until individuals are in their later teens, or sometimes well into adulthood.
For example, some Sikhs may not feel that they can do what until they are much older?

For example, some Sikhs may not feel that they can commit fully to the rules until they are much older

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Sikhs who are prepared to be fully committed to the Sikh faith take part in the Amrit Sanskar ceremony.
Sometimes this ceremony of initiation is called a baptism.
This is an important event in the life of the individual Sikh and for the Sikh community.
In agreeing to undergo this ceremony, a Sikh is making a commitment to become a member of the Khalsa and this will involve not only wearing the 5 Ks, but also keeping to the rules set out for the Khalsa.
Both men and women can become members and are then known as amritdhari.
As this ceremony ends, Sikhs are expected to take the name what?

As this ceremony ends, Sikhs are expected to take the name:
1. Singh
Or,
2. Kaur

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Sikhs who are prepared to be fully committed to the Sikh faith take part in the Amrit Sanskar ceremony.
Sometimes this ceremony of initiation is called a baptism.
This is an important event in the life of the individual Sikh and for the Sikh community.
In agreeing to undergo this ceremony, a Sikh is making a commitment to become a member of the Khalsa and this will involve not only wearing the 5 Ks, but also keeping to the rules set out for the Khalsa.
Both men and women can become members and are then known as amritdhari.
As this ceremony ends, Sikhs are expected to take the name Singh, or Kaur, a practise who began?

As this ceremony ends, Sikhs are expected to take the name:
1. Singh
Or,
2. Kaur
, a practise Guru Gobind Singh began

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The person to be initiated is required to do what?

The person to be initiated is required to:
1. Bathe and wash their hair
2. Cover their head
3. Wear clean clothes for the ceremony

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The person to be initiated is required to bathe and wash their hair, cover their head and wear clean clothes for the ceremony.
They also do what?

The person to be initiated also:
1. Wears the 5 Ks
2. Then takes part in the ceremony with at least 6 amritdhari Sikhs

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The person to be initiated is required to bathe and wash their hair, cover their head and wear clean clothes for the ceremony.
They also wear the 5 Ks and then take part in the ceremony with at least 6 amritdhari Sikhs.
5 of these represent what?

5 of these represent the first Panj Piare initiated by Guru Gobind Singh

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The person to be initiated is required to bathe and wash their hair, cover their head and wear clean clothes for the ceremony.
They also wear the 5 Ks and then take part in the ceremony with at least 6 amritdhari Sikhs.
5 of these amritdhari Sikhs, who represent the first Panj Piare initiated by Guru Gobind Singh, do what?

5 of these amritdhari Sikhs, who represent the first Panj Piare initiated by Guru Gobind Singh, conduct the ceremony

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The person to be initiated is required to bathe and wash their hair, cover their head and wear clean clothes for the ceremony.
They also wear the 5 Ks and then take part in the ceremony with at least 6 amritdhari Sikhs.
5 of these amritdhari Sikhs, who represent the first Panj Piare initiated by Guru Gobind Singh, conduct the ceremony.
The other amritdhari Sikh, the what, does what?

The other amritdhari Sikh, the granthi, reads the Guru Granth Sahib

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The person to be initiated is required to bathe and wash their hair, cover their head and wear clean clothes for the ceremony.
They also wear the 5 Ks and then take part in the ceremony with at least 6 amritdhari Sikhs.
5 of these amritdhari Sikhs, who represent the first Panj Piare initiated by Guru Gobind Singh, conduct the ceremony.
The other amritdhari Sikh, the granthi, reads the Guru Granth Sahib.
Those who have present themselves are asked what?

Those who have present themselves are asked whether they wish to be initiated

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The person to be initiated is required to bathe and wash their hair, cover their head and wear clean clothes for the ceremony.
They also wear the 5 Ks and then take part in the ceremony with at least 6 amritdhari Sikhs.
5 of these amritdhari Sikhs, who represent the first Panj Piare initiated by Guru Gobind Singh, conduct the ceremony.
The other amritdhari Sikh, the granthi, reads the Guru Granth Sahib.
Those who have present themselves are asked whether they wish to be initiated and are reminded about what?

Those who have present themselves are:
1. Asked whether they wish to be initiated
2. Reminded about what it means to be a member of the Khalsa

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The person to be initiated is required to bathe and wash their hair, cover their head and wear clean clothes for the ceremony.
They also wear the 5 Ks and then take part in the ceremony with at least 6 amritdhari Sikhs.
5 of these amritdhari Sikhs, who represent the first Panj Piare initiated by Guru Gobind Singh, conduct the ceremony.
The other amritdhari Sikh, the granthi, reads the Guru Granth Sahib.
Those who have present themselves are asked whether they wish to be initiated and are reminded about what it means to be a member of the Khalsa.
In turn, each one of the Panj Piare does what?

In turn, each one of the Panj Piare recites one of the 5 prayers

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The person to be initiated is required to bathe and wash their hair, cover their head and wear clean clothes for the ceremony.
They also wear the 5 Ks and then take part in the ceremony with at least 6 amritdhari Sikhs.
5 of these amritdhari Sikhs, who represent the first Panj Piare initiated by Guru Gobind Singh, conduct the ceremony.
The other amritdhari Sikh, the granthi, reads the Guru Granth Sahib.
Those who have present themselves are asked whether they wish to be initiated and are reminded about what it means to be a member of the Khalsa.
In turn, each one of the Panj Piare recites one of the 5 prayers.
They use a khanda to do what?

They use a khanda to stir the amrit in a steel bowl

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The person to be initiated is required to bathe and wash their hair, cover their head and wear clean clothes for the ceremony.
They also wear the 5 Ks and then take part in the ceremony with at least 6 amritdhari Sikhs.
5 of these amritdhari Sikhs, who represent the first Panj Piare initiated by Guru Gobind Singh, conduct the ceremony.
The other amritdhari Sikh, the granthi, reads the Guru Granth Sahib.
Those who have present themselves are asked whether they wish to be initiated and are reminded about what it means to be a member of the Khalsa.
In turn, each one of the Panj Piare recites one of the 5 prayers.
They use a khanda to stir the amrit in a steel bowl.
The granthi does what?

The granthi:
1. Opens the Guru Granth Sahib at random (hukam)
2. Reads a hymn

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The person to be initiated is required to bathe and wash their hair, cover their head and wear clean clothes for the ceremony.
They also wear the 5 Ks and then take part in the ceremony with at least 6 amritdhari Sikhs.
5 of these amritdhari Sikhs, who represent the first Panj Piare initiated by Guru Gobind Singh, conduct the ceremony.
The other amritdhari Sikh, the granthi, reads the Guru Granth Sahib.
Those who have present themselves are asked whether they wish to be initiated and are reminded about what it means to be a member of the Khalsa.
In turn, each one of the Panj Piare recites one of the 5 prayers.
They use a khanda to stir the amrit in a steel bowl.
The granthi opens the Guru Granth Sahib at random (hukam) and reads a hymn.
Everyone does what?

Everyone recites the Ardaas prayer

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The person to be initiated is required to bathe and wash their hair, cover their head and wear clean clothes for the ceremony.
They also wear the 5 Ks and then take part in the ceremony with at least 6 amritdhari Sikhs.
5 of these amritdhari Sikhs, who represent the first Panj Piare initiated by Guru Gobind Singh, conduct the ceremony.
The other amritdhari Sikh, the granthi, reads the Guru Granth Sahib.
Those who have present themselves are asked whether they wish to be initiated and are reminded about what it means to be a member of the Khalsa.
In turn, each one of the Panj Piare recites one of the 5 prayers.
They use a khanda to stir the amrit in a steel bowl.
The granthi opens the Guru Granth Sahib at random (hukam) and reads a hymn.
Everyone recites the Ardaas prayer.
The person being initiated then does what?

The person being initiated then drinks amrit from the bowl 5 times, saying, ''Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.''

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'Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh' means what?

'Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh' means the Khalsa belongs to God, victory belongs to God

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The person to be initiated is required to bathe and wash their hair, cover their head and wear clean clothes for the ceremony.
They also wear the 5 Ks and then take part in the ceremony with at least 6 amritdhari Sikhs.
5 of these amritdhari Sikhs, who represent the first Panj Piare initiated by Guru Gobind Singh, conduct the ceremony.
The other amritdhari Sikh, the granthi, reads the Guru Granth Sahib.
Those who have present themselves are asked whether they wish to be initiated and are reminded about what it means to be a member of the Khalsa.
In turn, each one of the Panj Piare recites one of the 5 prayers.
They use a khanda to stir the amrit in a steel bowl.
The granthi opens the Guru Granth Sahib at random (hukam) and reads a hymn.
Everyone recites the Ardaas prayer.
The person being initiated then drinks amrit from the bowl 5 times, saying, ''Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.''
The Panj Piare do what?

The Panj Piare sprinkle amrit on their:
1. Eyes
2. Hair
5 times

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The person to be initiated is required to bathe and wash their hair, cover their head and wear clean clothes for the ceremony.
They also wear the 5 Ks and then take part in the ceremony with at least 6 amritdhari Sikhs.
5 of these amritdhari Sikhs, who represent the first Panj Piare initiated by Guru Gobind Singh, conduct the ceremony.
The other amritdhari Sikh, the granthi, reads the Guru Granth Sahib.
Those who have present themselves are asked whether they wish to be initiated and are reminded about what it means to be a member of the Khalsa.
In turn, each one of the Panj Piare recites one of the 5 prayers.
They use a khanda to stir the amrit in a steel bowl.
The granthi opens the Guru Granth Sahib at random (hukam) and reads a hymn.
Everyone recites the Ardaas prayer.
The person being initiated then drinks amrit from the bowl 5 times, saying, ''Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.''
The Panj Piare sprinkle amrit on their eyes and hair 5 times.
Those being initiated do what?

Those being initiated share the rest of the amrit, all drinking from the one bowl

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The person to be initiated is required to bathe and wash their hair, cover their head and wear clean clothes for the ceremony.
They also wear the 5 Ks and then take part in the ceremony with at least 6 amritdhari Sikhs.
5 of these amritdhari Sikhs, who represent the first Panj Piare initiated by Guru Gobind Singh, conduct the ceremony.
The other amritdhari Sikh, the granthi, reads the Guru Granth Sahib.
Those who have present themselves are asked whether they wish to be initiated and are reminded about what it means to be a member of the Khalsa.
In turn, each one of the Panj Piare recites one of the 5 prayers.
They use a khanda to stir the amrit in a steel bowl.
The granthi opens the Guru Granth Sahib at random (hukam) and reads a hymn.
Everyone recites the Ardaas prayer.
The person being initiated then drinks amrit from the bowl 5 times, saying, ''Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.''
The Panj Piare sprinkle amrit on their eyes and hair 5 times.
Those being initiated share the rest of the amrit, all drinking from the one bowl.
They recite the what?

Those being initiated recite the Mool Mantra

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The person to be initiated is required to bathe and wash their hair, cover their head and wear clean clothes for the ceremony.
They also wear the 5 Ks and then take part in the ceremony with at least 6 amritdhari Sikhs.
5 of these amritdhari Sikhs, who represent the first Panj Piare initiated by Guru Gobind Singh, conduct the ceremony.
The other amritdhari Sikh, the granthi, reads the Guru Granth Sahib.
Those who have present themselves are asked whether they wish to be initiated and are reminded about what it means to be a member of the Khalsa.
In turn, each one of the Panj Piare recites one of the 5 prayers.
They use a khanda to stir the amrit in a steel bowl.
The granthi opens the Guru Granth Sahib at random (hukam) and reads a hymn.
Everyone recites the Ardaas prayer.
The person being initiated then drinks amrit from the bowl 5 times, saying, ''Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.''
The Panj Piare sprinkle amrit on their eyes and hair 5 times.
Those being initiated share the rest of the amrit, all drinking from the one bowl.
They recite the Mool Mantra and any person who does not already have a Sikh name is what?

Those being initiated recite the Mool Mantra and any person who does not already have a Sikh name is given one

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The person to be initiated is required to bathe and wash their hair, cover their head and wear clean clothes for the ceremony.
They also wear the 5 Ks and then take part in the ceremony with at least 6 amritdhari Sikhs.
5 of these amritdhari Sikhs, who represent the first Panj Piare initiated by Guru Gobind Singh, conduct the ceremony.
The other amritdhari Sikh, the granthi, reads the Guru Granth Sahib.
Those who have present themselves are asked whether they wish to be initiated and are reminded about what it means to be a member of the Khalsa.
In turn, each one of the Panj Piare recites one of the 5 prayers.
They use a khanda to stir the amrit in a steel bowl.
The granthi opens the Guru Granth Sahib at random (hukam) and reads a hymn.
Everyone recites the Ardaas prayer.
The person being initiated then drinks amrit from the bowl 5 times, saying, ''Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.''
The Panj Piare sprinkle amrit on their eyes and hair 5 times.
Those being initiated share the rest of the amrit, all drinking from the one bowl.
They recite the Mool Mantra and any person who does not already have a Sikh name is given one.
Everyone eats what?

Everyone eats a share of the karah parshad

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There are strict rules, set out in the Rehat Maryada, concerning the Amrit Sanskar ceremony to ensure that all those who are amritdhari understand what?

There are strict rules, set out in the Rehat Maryada, concerning the Amrit Sanskar ceremony to ensure that all those who are amritdhari understand their commitment

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There are strict rules, set out in the Rehat Maryada, concerning the Amrit Sanskar ceremony to ensure that all those who are amritdhari understand their commitment.
At the end of the ceremony, one of the 5 Sikhs representing the Panj Piare has to explain to the Sikhs who have just taken part in the ceremony the what?

At the end of the ceremony, one of the 5 Sikhs representing the Panj Piare has to explain to the Sikhs who have just taken part in the ceremony the importance of their membership to the Khalsa

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There are strict rules, set out in the Rehat Maryada, concerning the Amrit Sanskar ceremony to ensure that all those who are amritdhari understand their commitment.
At the end of the ceremony, one of the 5 Sikhs representing the Panj Piare has to explain to the Sikhs who have just taken part in the ceremony the importance of their membership to the Khalsa.
This includes the following words:
''Today you are …
The Rehat Maryada, article 24

''Today you are reborn in the true Guru's household, ending the cycle of migration and joined the Khalsa Panth (order).
Your spiritual father is now Guru Gobind Singh and, spiritual mother, Mata Sahib Kaur.
Your place of birth is Kesgarh Sahib and your native place is Anandpur Sahib.
You are to worship none except the One Timeless Being - no god, goddess, incarnation, or prophet.
You are not to think of anyone except the 10 Gurus and anything except their gospel as your saviour,''
The Rehat Maryada, article 24

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Members of the Khalsa are expected to recite, or hear recited at least what prayers each day?

Members of the Khalsa are expected to recite, or hear recited at least the following prayers each day, the:
1. Japji Sahib
2. Jaap Sahib
3. Ten Swayyas
4. Rehras Sahib
5. Kirtan Sohila

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Members of the Khalsa are expected to recite, or hear recited at least the following prayers each day, the Japji Sahib, the Jaap Sahib, the Ten Swayyas, the Rehras Sahib and the Kirtan Sohila.
They are reminded that they should what?

Members of the Khalsa are reminded that they should always wear the 5 Ks

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Members of the Khalsa are expected to recite, or hear recited at least the following prayers each day, the Japji Sahib, the Jaap Sahib, the Ten Swayyas, the Rehras Sahib and the Kirtan Sohila.
Members of the Khalsa are expected to recite, or hear recited at least the following prayers each day, the Japji Sahib, the Jaap Sahib, the Ten Swayyas, the Rehras Sahib and the Kirtan Sohila.
They are reminded that they should always wear the 5 Ks and that they should keep the following rules:
1. They must worship only one God and accept the teachings of the what?

Members of the Khalsa must worship only one God and accept the teachings of the:
1. 10 Gurus
2. Guru Granth Sahib

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Members of the Khalsa are expected to recite, or hear recited at least the following prayers each day, the Japji Sahib, the Jaap Sahib, the Ten Swayyas, the Rehras Sahib and the Kirtan Sohila.
Members of the Khalsa are expected to recite, or hear recited at least the following prayers each day, the Japji Sahib, the Jaap Sahib, the Ten Swayyas, the Rehras Sahib and the Kirtan Sohila.
They are reminded that they should always wear the 5 Ks and that they should keep the following rules:
2. They must not cut their what?

Members of the Khalsa must not cut their hair

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Members of the Khalsa are expected to recite, or hear recited at least the following prayers each day, the Japji Sahib, the Jaap Sahib, the Ten Swayyas, the Rehras Sahib and the Kirtan Sohila.
Members of the Khalsa are expected to recite, or hear recited at least the following prayers each day, the Japji Sahib, the Jaap Sahib, the Ten Swayyas, the Rehras Sahib and the Kirtan Sohila.
They are reminded that they should always wear the 5 Ks and that they should keep the following rules:
2. They must not cut their hair.
They should do what?

Members of the Khalsa should:
1. Keep it clean
2. Wear a turban

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Members of the Khalsa are expected to recite, or hear recited at least the following prayers each day, the Japji Sahib, the Jaap Sahib, the Ten Swayyas, the Rehras Sahib and the Kirtan Sohila.
Members of the Khalsa are expected to recite, or hear recited at least the following prayers each day, the Japji Sahib, the Jaap Sahib, the Ten Swayyas, the Rehras Sahib and the Kirtan Sohila.
They are reminded that they should always wear the 5 Ks and that they should keep the following rules:
3. They should not eat meat that has been what?

Members of the Khalsa should not eat meat that has been ritually slaughtered

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Members of the Khalsa are expected to recite, or hear recited at least the following prayers each day, the Japji Sahib, the Jaap Sahib, the Ten Swayyas, the Rehras Sahib and the Kirtan Sohila.
Members of the Khalsa are expected to recite, or hear recited at least the following prayers each day, the Japji Sahib, the Jaap Sahib, the Ten Swayyas, the Rehras Sahib and the Kirtan Sohila.
They are reminded that they should always wear the 5 Ks and that they should keep the following rules:
3. They should not eat meat that has been ritually slaughtered.
Most amritdhari Sikhs are what?

Most amritdhari Sikhs are vegetarian

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Members of the Khalsa are expected to recite, or hear recited at least the following prayers each day, the Japji Sahib, the Jaap Sahib, the Ten Swayyas, the Rehras Sahib and the Kirtan Sohila.
Members of the Khalsa are expected to recite, or hear recited at least the following prayers each day, the Japji Sahib, the Jaap Sahib, the Ten Swayyas, the Rehras Sahib and the Kirtan Sohila.
They are reminded that they should always wear the 5 Ks and that they should keep the following rules:
4. They must not cohabit with anyone who is not their what?

Members of the Khalsa must not cohabit with anyone who is not their:
1. Husband
Or,
2. Wife

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Members of the Khalsa are expected to recite, or hear recited at least the following prayers each day, the Japji Sahib, the Jaap Sahib, the Ten Swayyas, the Rehras Sahib and the Kirtan Sohila.
Members of the Khalsa are expected to recite, or hear recited at least the following prayers each day, the Japji Sahib, the Jaap Sahib, the Ten Swayyas, the Rehras Sahib and the Kirtan Sohila.
They are reminded that they should always wear the 5 Ks and that they should keep the following rules:
5. They should not use what?

Members of the Khalsa should not use tobacco

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Members of the Khalsa are expected to recite, or hear recited at least the following prayers each day, the Japji Sahib, the Jaap Sahib, the Ten Swayyas, the Rehras Sahib and the Kirtan Sohila.
Members of the Khalsa are expected to recite, or hear recited at least the following prayers each day, the Japji Sahib, the Jaap Sahib, the Ten Swayyas, the Rehras Sahib and the Kirtan Sohila.
They are reminded that they should always wear the 5 Ks and that they should keep the following rules:
1. They must worship only one God and accept the teachings of the 10 Gurus and the Guru Granth Sahib.
2. They must not cut their hair.
They should keep it clean and wear a turban.
3. They should not eat meat that has been ritually slaughtered.
4. They must not cohabit with anyone who is not their husband, or wife.
5. They should not use tobacco.
Other prohibitions include what?

Other prohibitions include:
1. Not to drink alcohol
2. Not to steal, or gamble
3. Not to arrange a son, or daughter's marriage for financial gain
4. Women are not to wear a veil

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