Welcome to New to Sikhi community
My name is Darryl Cain. I am 47 y.o. Born and raised in Texas,USA.
After researching eastern religions and recently receiving the SGGS in English, I find the 'Mul Mantra' and the inspired teachings of the 10 gurus are the truth that I will trust and live with for they are my own beliefs.
I am a new Sikh with a need to learn more everyday of my life.
I thankyou for the opportunity to learn with you and from you in the Sikhi community.
You guys are really amazing and sincere people. Sikhi is unknown to most of the world and now people are discovering it through various on line tools. While it is now politically correct to talk about multiculturalism, secularism, equality, and equal rights for women, Guru Nanak established these principles and enshrined then in Guru Granth Sahib 500 years ago. Here is a hymn from Guru Granth Sahib " Bisar Gayee Sabh taat Parayee"
which sums up the Sikh philosophy of universal love and friendship with all. here is the translation.
I see no stranger, I see no enemy;
Wherever I look, God is all I see.
I don't think of Us and Them,
No one do I hate or condemn,
I see God's image - each one a friend.
Of any religion, caste or race,
All I see is God's shining face -
His smiling face, His gracious face.
Accept as beautiful all His design,
I learnt this truth in sangat divine.
One Word resounds in me and you -
Waheguru ... Waheguru ...
In him, in her, in me and you -
Waheguru ... Waheguru ...
Beholding in every being His light,
I bloom like a flower in joy and delight.
Saranpreet Kaur said:
Sat Siri Akal everyone,
I'm a singer and musician, currently finishing my BA in languages and studying to become an internationally certified Kundalnin yoga teacher. I stumbled over Sikhi in march 2010 in the process of switching from hatha yoga to starting practicing Kundalini yoga. One day early on I saw a clip on youtube with Yogi Bhajan and he really caught my attention with his presence and his words. I started looking at sikh websites and blogs and generally pondering the existential questions, and the whole thing just blew my mind to the extent that my entire life has changed in a few short months. At first I really had a problem with the word religion; I've had some bad experiences of organised religion before and that was really such a huge step for me to get over the distrust.
I'm really yearning to learn more and to learn gurmukhi (I've started with the alphabet little by little) and to read the SGGS more. The more I find out, the more at home I feel and the more I want to learn!
I found my way to this site through a blogger sister, and I'm so thankful for that. I have been wishing to be able to have more contact with others following this path and it's great to be here. :) WJKK, WJKF!
I am a 13 year old girl who has recently converted to Sikhism. I come from a white, British family and both my parents are Christians. I discovered Sikhism about a year ago through learning it in school, and i was intrigued. I started looking it up on the internet and i found out that most of the things that Sikhs believe in, i already did. I had already started not cutting my hair, and was already a vegetarian before i even knew Sikhism existed. I have recently pondered upon this website and thought it looked worth wile to join and share my views.
God bless all of you - Jemima