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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Two years ago I used to do the same eat meat, cut my hair and do things Guru Ji would not approve of.
But know I've been vegetarian for nearly a year and my Sikhi has gotten much stronger than what it was before.

My family is the same as yours. My dad drinks and cuts his hair accept on his head. And the want me to be more "modern" even though it would mean going against what Guru Ji has taught us.

My Punjabi is bad, but I realised that doesn't make a difference. I read the romanised translation of bani, and hopefully soon learn Gurmukhi.

Bang on, you can't pick what aspects of Sikhi you want to follow. You have to follow even the stuff you don't like but after that becomes sweet.

My advice would be to take small steps and slowly build up your Sikhi.

Start with Mool Matar and learn the meaning and do simran theres many videos/audios on YouTube and Soundcloud to get you into it. Start with 5 minutes and slowly build up.

Check out these Naam simran audios:

NKJ Acapella Jatha
Check out Bhai Jagpal Singh Ji Sikh 2 inspire
GurSevak Jatha

There are many places to help English speaking Sikhs:

-The best imo is Basics of Sikhi, they have a YouTube channel and they have a lot of content that will help you.. Check out their playlists

-Bhai Sukha Singh UK

- Sikh 2 Inspire

As your getting into Sikhi check out Sikh 2 Inspire, Bhai Sukha Singh UK and the daily Hukamnama found on Sikh net. There should be a thing at the top that says English, download it and Bhai Sukha Singh Ji does a Katha in english.

Learn about Guru Ji and the Gursikhs. Check out this link

Also always ask questions it's a good way to learn. Just ask them here or on other sites.

Make sure you hangaround with Sikhs. If you can do theres online forums like - Sikh Sangat you can ask questions on their they will give better answers than me.

Sikhi ain't easy but key is to take small steps Dhan Guru Amar das Ji says in Anand Sahib:

The lifestyle of devotees' is different as they follow the difficult path of Bhagtee: worship – recitation of His Name.

They give up the love of foods: overeating, greed, ego, desires, and do not talk much: stop demanding, keep reciting the Name of God.

The path they take is sharper than a Khandaa and finer than a hair i.e. very difficult. (Khandaa - Two-edged straight sword. To worship God is very difficult)

Those who by the grace of the Guru (Master) have given up dependence on themselves (Surrender to God), His fragrance settles down in their bodies. (His fragrance – Those who become selfless and rely on God, His Name gets set in their bodies: minds. They start reciting His Name with concentration).

Says Nanak, the lifestyle of the devotees has been different from the others in all the times: always (The path of devotion is always hard, and worship of God is not easy). ||14||

But its worth it.

Please forgive me if i said anything wrong or offensive

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Two years ago I used to do the same eat meat, cut my hair and do things Guru Ji would not approve of.
But know I've been vegetarian for nearly a year and my Sikhi has gotten much stronger than what it was before.

My family is the same as yours. My dad drinks and cuts his hair accept on his head. And the want me to be more "modern" even though it would mean going against what Guru Ji has taught us.

My Punjabi is bad, but I realised that doesn't make a difference. I read the romanised translation of bani, and hopefully soon learn Gurmukhi.

Bang on, you can't pick what aspects of Sikhi you want to follow. You have to follow even the stuff you don't like but after that becomes sweet.

My advice would be to take small steps and slowly build up your Sikhi.

Start with Mool Matar and learn the meaning and do simran theres many videos/audios on YouTube and Soundcloud to get you into it. Start with 5 minutes and slowly build up.

Check out these Naam simran audios:

NKJ

Acapella Jatha
Check out Bhai Jagpal Singh Ji

Sikh 2 inspire
GurSevak Jatha

There are many places to help English speaking Sikhs:

-The best imo is Basics of Sikhi, they have a YouTube channel and they have a lot of content that will help you.. Check out their playlists

-Bhai Sukha Singh UK

- Sikh 2 Inspire

As your getting into Sikhi check out Sikh 2 Inspire, Bhai Sukha Singh UK and the daily Hukamnama found on Sikh net. There should be a thing at the top that says English, download it and Bhai Sukha Singh Ji does a Katha in english.

Learn about Guru Ji and the Gursikhs. Check out this link

Also always ask questions it's a good way to learn. Just ask them here or on other sites.

Make sure you hangaround with Sikhs. If you can do theres online forums like - Sikh Sangat you can ask questions on their they will give better answers than me.

Sikhi ain't easy but key is to take small steps Dhan Guru Amar das Ji says in Anand Sahib:

The lifestyle of devotees' is different as they follow the difficult path of Bhagtee: worship – recitation of His Name.

They give up the love of foods: overeating, greed, ego, desires, and do not talk much: stop demanding, keep reciting the Name of God.

The path they take is sharper than a Khandaa and finer than a hair i.e. very difficult. (Khandaa - Two-edged straight sword. To worship God is very difficult)

Those who by the grace of the Guru (Master) have given up dependence on themselves (Surrender to God), His fragrance settles down in their bodies. (His fragrance – Those who become selfless and rely on God, His Name gets set in their bodies: minds. They start reciting His Name with concentration).

Says Nanak, the lifestyle of the devotees has been different from the others in all the times: always (The path of devotion is always hard, and worship of God is not easy). ||14||

But its worth it.

Please forgive me if i said anything wrong or offensive

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Two years ago I used to do the same eat meat, cut my hair and do things Guru Ji would not approve of.
But know I've been vegetarian for nearly a year and my Sikhi has gotten much stronger than what it was before.

My family is the same as yours. My dad drinks and cuts his hair accept on his head. And the want me to be more "modern" even though it would mean going against what Guru Ji has taught us.

My Punjabi is bad, but I realised that doesn't make a difference. I read the romanised translation of bani, and hopefully soon learn Gurmukhi.

Bang on, you can't pick what aspects of Sikhi you want to follow. You have to follow even the stuff you don't like but after that becomes sweet.

My advice would be to take small steps and slowly build up your Sikhi.

Start with Mool Matar and learn the meaning and do simran theres many videos/audios on YouTube and Soundcloud to get you into it. Start with 5 minutes and slowly build up.

Check out these Naam simran audios:

NKJ

Acapella Jatha
Check out Bhai Jagpal Singh Ji

Sikh 2 inspire
GurSevak Jatha

There are many places to help English speaking Sikhs:

-The best imo is Basics of Sikhi, they have a YouTube channel and they have a lot of content that will help you.. Check out their playlists

-Bhai Sukha Singh UK

- Sikh 2 Inspire

As your getting into Sikhi check out Sikh 2 Inspire, Bhai Sukha Singh UK and the daily Hukamnama found on Sikh net. There should be a thing at the top that says English, download it and Bhai Sukha Singh Ji does a Katha in english.

Learn about Guru Ji and the Gursikhs. Check out this link

Also always ask questions it's a good way to learn. Just ask them here or on other sites.

Make sure you hangaround with Sikhs. If you can do theres online forums like - Sikh Sangat you can ask questions on their they will give better answers than me.

Sikhi ain't easy but key is to take small steps Dhan Guru Amar das Ji says in Anand Sahib:

The lifestyle of devotees' is different as they follow the difficult path of Bhagtee: worship – recitation of His Name.

They give up the love of foods: overeating, greed, ego, desires, and do not talk much: stop demanding, keep reciting the Name of God.

The path they take is sharper than a Khandaa and finer than a hair i.e. very difficult. (Khandaa - Two-edged straight sword. To worship God is very difficult)

Those who by the grace of the Guru (Master) have given up dependence on themselves (Surrender to God), His fragrance settles down in their bodies. (His fragrance – Those who become selfless and rely on God, His Name gets set in their bodies: minds. They start reciting His Name with concentration).

Says Nanak, the lifestyle of the devotees has been different from the others in all the times: always (The path of devotion is always hard, and worship of God is not easy). ||14||

But its worth it.

Please forgive me if i said anything wrong or offensive

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Two years ago I used to do the same eat meat, cut my hair and do things Guru Ji would not approve of.
But know I've been vegetarian for nearly a year and my Sikhi has gotten much stronger than what it was before.

My family is the same as yours. My dad drinks and cuts his hair accept on his head. And the want me to be more "modern" even though it would mean going against what Guru Ji has taught us.

My Punjabi is bad, but I realised that doesn't make a difference. I read the romanised translation of bani, and hopefully soon learn Gurmukhi.

Bang on, you can't pick what aspects of Sikhi you want to follow. You have to follow even the stuff you don't like but after that becomes sweet.

My advice would be to take small steps and slowly build up your Sikhi.

Start with Mool Matar and learn the meaning and do simran theres many videos/audios on YouTube and Soundcloud to get you into it. Start with 5 minutes and slowly build up.

Check out these Naam simran audios:

NKJ

Acapella Jatha
Check out Bhai Jagpal Singh Ji

Sikh 2 inspire
GurSevak Jatha

There are many places to help English speaking Sikhs:

-The best imo is Basics of Sikhi, they have a YouTube channel and they have a lot of content that will help you.. Check out their playlists

-Bhai Sukha Singh UK

- Sikh 2 Inspire

As your getting into Sikhi check out Sikh 2 Inspire, Bhai Sukha Singh UK and the daily Hukamnama found on Sikh net. There should be a thing at the top that says English, download it and Bhai Sukha Singh Ji does a Katha in english.

Learn about Guru Ji and the Gursikhs. Check out this link

Also always ask questions it's a good way to learn. Just ask them here or on other sites.

Make sure you hangaround with Sikhs. If you can cant do theres online forums like - Sikh Sangat you can ask questions on their they will give better answers than me.


- SikhNet also have their own
Sikhi ain't easy but key is to take small steps Dhan Guru Amar das Ji says in Anand Sahib:

The lifestyle of devotees' is different as they follow the difficult path of Bhagtee: worship – recitation of His Name.

They give up the love of foods: overeating, greed, ego, desires, and do not talk much: stop demanding, keep reciting the Name of God.

The path they take is sharper than a Khandaa and finer than a hair i.e. very difficult. (Khandaa - Two-edged straight sword. To worship God is very difficult)

Those who by the grace of the Guru (Master) have given up dependence on themselves (Surrender to God), His fragrance settles down in their bodies. (His fragrance – Those who become selfless and rely on God, His Name gets set in their bodies: minds. They start reciting His Name with concentration).

Says Nanak, the lifestyle of the devotees has been different from the others in all the times: always (The path of devotion is always hard, and worship of God is not easy). ||14||

But its worth it.

Please forgive me if i said anything wrong or offensive

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Two years ago I used to do the same eat meat, cut my hair and do things Guru Ji would not approve of.
But know I've been vegetarian for nearly a year and my Sikhi has gotten much stronger than what it was before.

My family is the same as yours. My dad drinks and cuts his hair accept on his head. And the want me to be more "modern" even though it would mean going against what Guru Ji has taught us.

My Punjabi is bad, but I realised that doesn't make a difference. I read the romanised translation of bani, and hopefully soon learn Gurmukhi.

Bang on, you can't pick what aspects of Sikhi you want to follow. You have to follow even the stuff you don't like but after that becomes sweet.

My advice would be to take small steps and slowly build up your Sikhi.

Start with Mool Matar and learn the meaning and do simran theres many videos/audios on YouTube and Soundcloud to get you into it. Start with 5 minutes and slowly build up.

Check out these Naam simran audios:

NKJ

Acapella Jatha
Check out Bhai Jagpal Singh Ji

Sikh 2 inspire
GurSevak Jatha

There are many places to help English speaking Sikhs:

-The best imo is Basics of Sikhi, they have a YouTube channel and they have a lot of content that will help you.. Check out their playlists

-Bhai Sukha Singh UK

- Sikh 2 Inspire

As your getting into Sikhi check out Sikh 2 Inspire, Bhai Sukha Singh UK and the daily Hukamnama found on Sikh net. There should be a thing at the top that says English, download it and Bhai Sukha Singh Ji does a Katha in english.

Learn about Guru Ji and the Gursikhs. Check out this link

Also always ask questions it's a good way to learn. Just ask them here or on other sites.

Make sure you hangaround with Sikhs. If you cant do theres online forums like - Sikh Sangat you can ask questions on their they will give better answers than me.
- SikhNet also have their own own

Sikhi ain't easy but key is to take small steps Dhan Guru Amar das Ji says in Anand Sahib:

The lifestyle of devotees' is different as they follow the difficult path of Bhagtee: worship – recitation of His Name.

They give up the love of foods: overeating, greed, ego, desires, and do not talk much: stop demanding, keep reciting the Name of God.

The path they take is sharper than a Khandaa and finer than a hair i.e. very difficult. (Khandaa - Two-edged straight sword. To worship God is very difficult)

Those who by the grace of the Guru (Master) have given up dependence on themselves (Surrender to God), His fragrance settles down in their bodies. (His fragrance – Those who become selfless and rely on God, His Name gets set in their bodies: minds. They start reciting His Name with concentration).

Says Nanak, the lifestyle of the devotees has been different from the others in all the times: always (The path of devotion is always hard, and worship of God is not easy). ||14||

But its worth it.

Please forgive me if i said anything wrong or offensive

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh