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What would you say are the big draws that you saw bringing non-sikh people come into Sikhi. What were their reasons and how can we capitalise on that so that we can create a solid foundation for others to share the same messages I would say the following: Meditation (naam simran) Yoga (even though it isn't part of Sikhi alot of new converts associate it with Sikhi and get drawn into Sikhi that way) Following a traditional way of life (strong emphasis on community cohesion and family values) Pluralistic teachings that reach out to everyone with emphasis to treat each other as equals Less commandments more guidance in Sikhi than abrahamic faiths Combination of the peaceful co-existence and yet martial teachings and traditions More emphasis on connecting with the creator than spending time chasing the materialist lifestyle
Guest posted a topic in GUPT | ANONYMOUSI'm an English, middle aged, ex Christian who two weeks ago started reading Sri Guru Granth Sahib, and learning about Sikh beliefs. The teaching is compelling and convincing, I'm reading SGGS each day and finding it beautiful and transforming, and I'm learning Sikh meditation. But I'd like to know how Sikhs feel about non-Sikhs adopting their teachings, scripture and practices - without actually becoming a Sikh. I'm concerned that some Sikhs might find this disrespectful or wrong in some way. I want to engage with and learn from Sikhs but I can't see myself becoming one - is this welcome? Or could this be seen as a problem? Thanks in advance for any advice.