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I want to take amrit but cant speak Punjabi

asked 2017-01-16 18:26:53 -0600

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updated 2017-01-17 12:41:20 -0600

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I am a 15 year old girl from england, i wear a dastar and try to follow the path of my guru. I sing kirtan and do my paath etc. However i dont come from a religious family. My mother can speak Punjabi, but i dont have a father. Growing up, i was never taught punjabi, therefore i dont know to speak it and im having trouble trying to learn it now. Im trying so hard, ive told my mother to speak punjabi with me,but i cant pick it up. Ive tried audible cds but i dont know what to do. I feel really ashamed of myself as i dont know my mother tongue and i feel really hypocritical to waheguru ji because i dont understand bani. Whenever i do paath or sing kirtan i always read it in gurmukhi, and then the translation so i understand. I always feel left out also, i feel like my elders look down at me for wearing a dastar and not being able to spesk my own language. Old women at the gurdwara often say to me that no one will want to marry me if i donr know punjabi because i wont be able to teach my children and they say its shameful, please help me, i really want to learn.

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answered 2017-01-17 10:32:28 -0600

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updated 2017-01-27 10:16:01 -0600

OMG, it's not shameful at all! You can learn whatever you want over time. You say, "Whenever i do paath or sing kirtan i always read it in gurmukhi, and then the translation so i understand." That's perfect. You get the sound, naad, of the Gurbani and you also get the meaning. That's just how I learned Japji Sahib. Your brain puts the sounds of the words and their meanings together. You are doing just fine. Don't let anyone tear you down! It's the devotion in your heart that matters. Just coz you're 15 doesn't mean you don't have wisdom and a great destiny written on your forehead! Guru Harkrishan became Guru when he was five and Gobind Rai became Guru when he was nine. What does age have to do with it? Nothing!

You DO have a father. Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj is your father. Offer your head to him and pay no heed to the chiding of the so-called elders. Being older does not necessarily mean that one is wiser. Trust the wisdom within you. Trust your relationship with your Guru. Trust your Guru to arrange your affairs! What else could you possibly need?

Throw away your guilt and go for it. Maharaj Ji is right here waiting for you to serve him.

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Fateh!! Wow thank you so much for that positive outlook. Uncle ji, i love watching your videos on youtube. I hope to meet you one day. I feel so enlightened and like a weight has been lifted. Thank you so much

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