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  1. Vaaheguroo Jee Kaa Khaalsaa Vaaheguroo Jee Kee Fateh Hey Bro, I can understand that you must feel self concious at times, if not embarassed. I used to suffer from excessive underarm sweating, particualrly when I was going through puberty and it used to bother me. You may be suffering from hyperhidrosis, or you may just sweat a little and then when you feel it, you begin to panic or worry, causing you to sweat more. It's nothing to do with personal hygiene or lack of it, nor can it be solved through "scrubbing". I suggest you make a visit to Boots and purchase "Driclor". It's about £6.50 and you apply it last thing at night to your underarms before you sleep and then wash it off whilst you shower the next day. You have to continue applying underarm everyday, but you'll soon see major improvements - i did after the first application. Continue to apply it everynight, until your sweating stops and you can then just use normal underarm. Hope that helps and let me know how you get on. All the best, Vaaheguroo Jee Kaa Khaalsaa Vaaheguroo Jee Kee Fateh
  2. Hey Man, Hope everything's ok. I just wanted to say that it's really great and refreshing that you want to learn more about the beautiful faith, that is Sikhee/Sikhism. I have a very similar background to you; as I was born outside of the Sikh faith and was raised in a Christian family. I'm a 21 year old white guy who first got into Sikhee about 9-10 years ago and I had the same feelings and concerns back then, as you have now. What do I do when I go into the Gurdwara? What if I offend someone? What if I don't understand something? Please be rest assured - you'll have a very beautiful and memorable experience Whilst i'm sure your female friend will be of great help and show you everything, some of the basic things which are good to remember include; removing your shoes as you enter the Gurdwara. If you don't already own a bandana to cover your head, your local Gurdwara should have plenty to borrow. Then before you enter the 'prayer hall', which we call 'Darbaar Saahib', wash your hands Then once you are in the prayer hall, bow your head to Sri Guru Granth Saahib Jee - what we regard to be our living Guru. Again, i'm sure your friend will show you how to do this, or the guy/girl infront of you will. Then to your left or right, will be a lady or man who has a bowl of prashaadh - a really tasty "pudding" for use of a better word, which looks a bit like Wheatabix (no disrespect sangat jee!). Then you'll most likely have to sit on the right in the prayer hall and your friend on the left. This usually depends on your Gurdwara, but men and women sit seperately. Then, you'll be able to hear the sweet words of our Guru being read out aloud. Also, i'd definitely recommend you visit the Langar Hall (communial food kitchen) afterwards, to eat some yummy food before you leave. If you have anymore questions, please don't hestitate to ask any of us - no matter how silly you think they are. I'm sure all of us at some point have had the same questions, whether we were born into Sikhee or not. Also, feel free to inbox me if you have any other questions and if I can't answer them, i'll point you in the direction of someone who can. I also have a couple of friends up in Newcastle All the best, God Bless
  3. To say white people are ridiculous is quite offensive phenjee. What is ridiculous is the american media, for misinforming the american people about who Sikhs are. They had ample opportunity after the atrocities of 9/11 to correct their mistake of labelling all muslims as terrorists as well as their mistake of constantly portraying all terrorists to have beards and turbans. Incidences such as this provide us with that window of opportunity to put misconcenceptions to rest, to answer questions and to show the West who Sikhs are.
  4. Jee, you shouldn't study at a university just because it has lots of Sikhs. The same can be said for people wanting to study at a university because it has lots of white people, brown people etc.
  5. 'KhalistaniGunMan' , 'HauApraadhi' , 'PaneerMonster', 'OnlyFive' , 'MehtabSingh' and 'TejiKaur'
  6. I don't know why you worry when in the West you have the freedom and liberty to maintain your own distinct culture and language, something which is a rareity in other countries of the world. Because of this, there is no need to send children away or to have household rules of not speaking English - seems pretty extreme to me. People who grow up to be professional translators learn languages because of their general interest in language. Couple that with teaching children to be bilingual from an early age, your problem will be solved! So what if your child cannot speak fluent Panjabi by the time they are 10 - at least they are learning. Vaaheguroo.
  7. No animal is being killed or maimed for companies to obtain and produce cholecalciferol for human consumption. Hence, it is fine Vaaheguroo Jee Kaa Khaalsaa Vaaheguroo Jee Kee Fateh!
  8. I am not one to make sweeping generalisations, one to make a point without any evidence to support my claim or one to say something completely ridiculous or considered to be "out there". Why would anyone do that in the first place? Whilst Sikhee is the definition of optimism, a few Sikhs are actually optimistic. Just look at this forum as a prime example. There's pessimism about our the "state" of our youth and the panth, about politics, about our sisters, our brothers, about Islam and "conversion" just to name a few examples. How about all the positives? About all the amazing things that Sikhee stands for, that Sikhee is and that Sikhee gives to us? Also as a side note, when has God become so restricting? If he seriously cares about some of the trivial things that i've read on here, then i'm sorry, he is not God. Vaaheguroo Jee Kaa Khaalsaa Vaaheguroo Jee Kee Fateh!
  9. People often say that out of the world faiths, it is Christians who are the most pessimistic due to the concept of eternal damnation looming over their heads, along with Original Sin - being born into sin, living in sin and possibly dying in sin. However, I think that title has been wrongly given and actually belongs to Sikhs. Never have I known a faith group to be so pessimistic about absolutely everything!
  10. One of my favorite shabads by my favorite Keertanee
  11. Direspectful is an understatement! The whole jumping up and down and waving their arms kind of reminds me of when Moses came down from the mountain and found his followers dancing and cheering drunkenly around statue of a golden calf.
  12. Regarding the tributaries and the ocean comment, are you saying Christians, Muslims, Jews and Buddhists can't merge with God? I thought love was unconditional...not bound by any constraints? If a Christian feels the same love for God as a Sikh, why can the Sikh merge with God but the Christian cannot? What happened to all those amazing saints etc. before the time of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Jee? Did no one merge with God up until the birth of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Jee or up until 1699? Sikhee teaches us that fasting, idol worship and pilgrimages are pointless. It doesn't teach us that they are strictly forbidden and you by practising such rituals, you can't feel love for God? There are plenty of Muslims who make pilgrimages to Mecca, fast etc. and are inspirational devotees of God, if not saints! If they fast, does this stop them merging with God? If you can only merge with God as a Sikh, then that "dooms" 6 billion people who will have to be reborn, whilst some 20 million+ who are mainly in Panjab, are able to be liberated from this cycle of birth and death. Does God prefer India to the rest of the world? Does he hate white, black and oriental people as they are mainly of other faiths? I would like to ask; following your comments about God and being evil,...what do you think is a suitable justification for it all? Vaaheguroo.
  13. All religions are equal yes. Just as the river has many tributaries leading to the same ocean, religions are those tributaries and God is the ocean. If they are not equal, then you could describe God as "evil". . baedh kathaeb kehahu math jhoot(h)ae jhoot(h)aa jo n bichaarai || Do not say that the Vedas, the Bible and the Koran are false. Those who do not contemplate them are false.
  14. Where has all this slandering of other faiths come from? Have we forgotten the message of our Guroos? Does the sweet Gurbaanee of the Sri Guroo Granth Sahib Jee fall onto deaf ears? Or do we simply choose to accept some of the teachings, but knowingly ignore the others. I do not see why people who decide to follow another faith should bother us as a panth, let alone as an individual. Whilst I do not agree with forced conversions of any type, if a man or a woman feels the same pyaar for God through Christianity, Islaam, Hinduism etc that a Sikh feels through Sikhee, then who are we to stop them? Just because Sikhee makes you feel bliss and ectasy, are we to deny that others, who feel the same pyaar through practising another faith? I am sure most of us will agree that being born into Sikhee doesn't make you a Sikh, anymore than being born a family who are Labour Supporters doesn't make a "Labour Child". I was born into a Christian family but the teachings of that faith and the beliefs didn't resonate with me. It was through God's will that I was to be born under such circumstances and that it was written that I was to do a lot of "soul searching" and through Guroo Jee's sweet kirpaa, I was to fall in love with Sikhee. There are no Christians out there who are getting mad at me and saying they are facing a "conversion problem" and that I should have been educated in the first place. It is God's hukam, and whether I recite the Bible, Koraan, Vedas or Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee, I am still worshipping the same God and walking hand-in-hand with him. God is everything and God is infinite. Therefore, the ways to love him are limitless. Let us leave these people to find their own path and let us just focus on the short time we have to benefit ourselves and our own spirituality. Vaaheguroo Jee Kaa Khaalsaa Vaaheguroo Jee Kee Fateh!
  15. Vaaheguroo Jee Kaa Khaalsaa Vaaheguroo Jee Kee Fateh! So there I was searching for tracks by Snatam Kaur Phenjee and what did I find... To say I am disgusted is an understatement!!!! Vaaheguroo!
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