There was an interesting Sikhi group discussion that took place with a group. A veer who was Mona (cut haired) said something on the lines of, "Mone have more pyaar for Sikhi sometimes and are willing to give their lives to stop disrespect of Gurdwaras and Sri Guru Granth Sahib jee.... Mone sometimes have more pyaar than Sikhi than Amritdharis..." Another comment was, "I would be willing to die for Sikhi. If Sikhi was attacked I would go and give my life for Sikhi."
Daas asked, "It is easy to die. You just got to stand and get rained with bullets and you will die in a few seconds. It could be over pretty quickly. However, how many of you would be willing to LIVE for the Guru?" Everyone's face went blank.
"Are you willing to die for the Guru? Who here loves Guru so much that you are willing to live for the Guru - i.e. truly die for the Guru by giving your mind to the Guru? Come on, which one would be willing to sacrifice their appearance for the Guru and keep their Kesh? Who would be able to sacrifice their sleep for the Guru and wake up Amrit-vela every day? Who would be willing to sacrifice their time and do Nitnem, Simran and read Gurbani daily? Now, this where the test of pyaar comes. We can all stick our chests out and say we are willing to die for the Guru, but what is more difficult - to die for the Guru, or live for the Guru?... The Guru accepts those who die that have lived Guru - otherwise they will have to come back to earth until they get liberated through Gursikhi."
Someone said, "Mone became shaheed defending Sri Harimandir Sahib... some of them might not of have had time to keep their Kesh and take Amrit" Daas replied, "That's good that they fought to defend Sri Harimandir Sahib. They respect worthy. Guru jee would reward their actions and sacrifice by them being born again in a Gursikh family. Liberation is only through Naam and Gurmat and therefore Guru would bless such souls."
Someone else said, "I would go to defend Sri Harimandir Sahib if it was attacked again. I would not be able to sit back and watch..." Daas replied, "Dear Veer, Gurbani says ਹਰਿ ਮੰਦਰੁ ਏਹੁ ਸਰੀਰੁ ਹੈ ਗਿਆਨਿ ਰਤਨਿ ਪਰਗਟੁ ਹੋਇ || Guru jee tells us that our body is Har Mandir - the House of God. Our body is a Gurdwara in which Guru jee sitting inside of us. What does Har Mandir Sahib or any Gurdwara have on the top?" Someone replied, "a dome." "Yes - a Gummat (dome). You have destroyed your Gummat (dome) - by cutting your God-given Kesh and not wearing a Dastaar - and defiled and disrespected Harimandir Sahib of the body by pumping drugs, tobacco, meat, and alcohol in it - Is this not hurting the Guru? Is this not disrespect of Harimandir Sahib? Why are you not running to prevent this sacrilege?"
One veer replied, "You right! You are speaking the truth. I have not thought about it like that." Everyone agreed and shook their head in agreement. I apologised to the veers if they were offending by the vichaar. They replied that they were not offended and appreciated hearing the truth and that they hope that they can hopefully one day become Sikhs and earn Sikhi. Vaheguru!
Dhan Hai Guru! Dhan Hai Teree Sikhee!