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Can I become a Sikh?

asked 2018-08-08 05:38:36 -0600

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updated 2018-08-09 01:08:46 -0600

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I am what was a Christian, then atheist/agnostic to Christian back to non believer. It was a Sunday night and I was feeling sad as I have depression issues AHDH and I am bipolar to boot. I had a recent account with suicide and taking my own life in the past few month's that aside I was up late watching a cooking show as I often do. The one with Anthony Bordain because he recently killed himself and his loss was deeply troubling to me. He went to India he went to the golden temple. I saw how they feed so many people for free. It struck a spark in me. Why cant I open a free kitchen and also can I become a Sikh? I have started a GofundMe called Kitchen of the People, I have changed my name to Singh, but not legal name. I have started covering my head in public. I have had discussion's with my mother who is an open minded Christian. In her opinion she think's it may be only for Indian people and that it is rude or ill mannered for me to take on the role. I just want to know. Am I doing something wrong. Can I be a Sikh?

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answered 2018-08-08 08:49:22 -0600

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You are doing nothing wrong. Yes, Yes, and Yes you can be a Sikh. Sikhism was or rather is meant for the whole humanity not just for the Indians. Any person of any nationality, skin color, gender or of any faith can become a Sikh.

White American person can become a Sikh, the Chinese, the Black, the Hindu or a Jew any person who wishes to follow the teachings of the Sikh Gurus is free to embrace Sikhism.

WaheGuru Bless You.

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answered 2018-08-10 11:19:55 -0600

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Follow your heart. Your relationship with Guru Ji is your alone. Explore it. Deepen it. It is the most intimate relationship you will ever have in your life. Sikhi is not about outward appearances. It is about mastering your own mind and surrendering to Guru Ji. There are no limits. Sikhi is a way of life, not a nationality or culture. Just keep going, one step at a time, let Guru Ji show you your path and keep up.

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