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I've been a Sikh since I was born and I've never been a baptised Sikh (wear turban etc), I guess that means I'm not actually a Sikh per say. I pray and try to become closer to God but I've never been able to make the decision to be a baptised Sikh for various reasons. Will I ever have a hope of becoming closer to God like this? I've got a lot of pain going on right now and I'm hoping God will help me out. My Karma may be bad because I've been hitting rock bottom for a few years now and I can't seem to get out of this bad section of my life but I see people who are very cruel and barely do any good in this world and they have a comfortable life. I'm really confused as to how to stop the pain and sorrow in my life but I'm not sure Waheguru will accept my asking unless I become a proper Sikh.

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ਖੰਨਿਅਹੁ ਤਿਖੀ ਵਾਲਹੁ ਨਿਕੀ ਏਤੁ ਮਾਰਗਿ ਜਾਣਾ ॥

Khanniahu Thikhee Vaalahu Nikee Eaeth Maarag Jaanaa ||

The path they take is sharper than a two-edged sword, and finer than a hair.

Nobody knows if other person is really happy or not. Materialistic gain or anything other than religion will ever bring peace to your mind. Religion is the only to make a treaty with your mind to lead a simple and bliss life. To get there, it will not be an easy task at all and you will face obstacles.

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Hi,

I've been a Sikh since I was born and I've never been a baptised Sikh (wear turban etc), I guess that means I'm not actually a Sikh per say. I pray and try to become closer to God but I've never been able to make the decision to be a baptised Sikh for various reasons. Will I ever have a hope of becoming closer to God like this? I've got a lot of pain going on right now and I'm hoping God will help me out. My Karma may be bad because I've been hitting rock bottom for a few years now and I can't seem to get out of this bad section of my life but I see people who are very cruel and barely do any good in this world and they have a comfortable life. I'm really confused as to how to stop the pain and sorrow in my life but I'm not sure Waheguru will accept my asking unless I become a proper Sikh.

these videos cover all aspects of Sikhi and they will help answer your questions

Who is a Sikh Part 1 - To be in Gurmat means to:

2 Who is a Sikh Part 2 - How Simran improves your:

3 Who is a Sikh Part 3 - The importance of keepin:

4 Who is a Sikh Part 4 - How Maya can trick us:

5 Who is a Sikh Part 5 - Code of conduct for the :

6 Who is a Sikh Part 6 - Dont get trapped in the :

7 Who is a Sikh Part 7 - Naam:

8 Who is a Sikh Part 8 - Knowledge begins at the :

9 Who is a Sikh Part 9 - Doing simran in gurmat m:

10 Who is a Sikh Part 10 - Do simran to churn Tr:

11 Who is a Sikh Part 11 - In Naam, everything is:

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ਖੰਨਿਅਹੁ ਤਿਖੀ ਵਾਲਹੁ ਨਿਕੀ ਏਤੁ ਮਾਰਗਿ ਜਾਣਾ ॥

Khanniahu Thikhee Vaalahu Nikee Eaeth Maarag Jaanaa ||

The path they take is sharper than a two-edged sword, and finer than a hair.

Nobody knows if other person is really happy or not. Materialistic gain or anything other than religion will ever bring peace to your mind. Religion is the only to make a treaty with your mind to lead a simple and bliss life. To get there, it will not be an easy task at all and you will face obstacles.

that's true, anything worth obtaining isn't easy I suppose

these videos cover all aspects of Sikhi and they will help answer your questions

Who is a Sikh Part 1 - To be in Gurmat means to:

2 Who is a Sikh Part 2 - How Simran improves your:

3 Who is a Sikh Part 3 - The importance of keepin:

4 Who is a Sikh Part 4 - How Maya can trick us:

5 Who is a Sikh Part 5 - Code of conduct for the :

6 Who is a Sikh Part 6 - Dont get trapped in the :

7 Who is a Sikh Part 7 - Naam:

8 Who is a Sikh Part 8 - Knowledge begins at the :

9 Who is a Sikh Part 9 - Doing simran in gurmat m:

10 Who is a Sikh Part 10 - Do simran to churn Tr:

11 Who is a Sikh Part 11 - In Naam, everything is:

wow, I could make an evening watching those Sikh videos! thanks man!

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Hi,

I've been a Sikh since I was born and I've never been a baptised Sikh (wear turban etc), I guess that means I'm not actually a Sikh per say. I pray and try to become closer to God but I've never been able to make the decision to be a baptised Sikh for various reasons. Will I ever have a hope of becoming closer to God like this? I've got a lot of pain going on right now and I'm hoping God will help me out. My Karma may be bad because I've been hitting rock bottom for a few years now and I can't seem to get out of this bad section of my life but I see people who are very cruel and barely do any good in this world and they have a comfortable life. I'm really confused as to how to stop the pain and sorrow in my life but I'm not sure Waheguru will accept my asking unless I become a proper Sikh.

Hi,

I've been a Sikh since I was born and I've never been a baptised Sikh (wear turban etc), I guess that means I'm not actually a Sikh per say. I pray and try to become closer to God but I've never been able to make the decision to be a baptised Sikh for various reasons. Will I ever have a hope of becoming closer to God like this? I've got a lot of pain going on right now and I'm hoping God will help me out. My Karma may be bad because I've been hitting rock bottom for a few years now and I can't seem to get out of this bad section of my life but I see people who are very cruel and barely do any good in this world and they have a comfortable life. I'm really confused as to how to stop the pain and sorrow in my life but I'm not sure Waheguru will accept my asking unless I become a proper Sikh.

Without stating the obvious, life is never easy, no matter whom you are. Just look at the lives of the Fifth Guru Sahib and Ninth and Tenth to know that many things happen but we have to accept the Baaana [will] of the almighty.

Getting baptised is essential, or why else would Dhan Guru Gobind Singh Nirnakaar Ji take Amrit? who can be more pure than him on this earth? nobody yet he still deemed it necessary for himself to partake in the Amrit consumption.

Fateh

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Waheguru Ji ka khalsa waheguru Ji ki fateh. Which prayers are you reciting? Also waheguru gives to everybody. Nobody really has it easy it just seems that way. By becoming Amritdhaari problems don't go away we ask maharaaj for the blessings to deal with them. Hope this helps.

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Without stating the obvious, life is never easy, no matter whom you are. Just look at the lives of the Fifth Guru Sahib and Ninth and Tenth to know that many things happen but we have to accept the Baaana [will] of the almighty.

Getting baptised is essential, or why else would Dhan Guru Gobind Singh Nirnakaar Ji take Amrit? who can be more pure than him on this earth? nobody yet he still deemed it necessary for himself to partake in the Amrit consumption.

Fateh

yeah that's true man, sometimes it's tough accepting the will of Waheguru because you feel cheated but you just gotta keep the faith

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Waheguru Ji ka khalsa waheguru Ji ki fateh. Which prayers are you reciting? Also waheguru gives to everybody. Nobody really has it easy it just seems that way. By becoming Amritdhaari problems don't go away we ask maharaaj for the blessings to deal with them. Hope this helps.

I'm up at around 3 or 4 a.m and listen to prayers from the Harmandir Sahib when they bring Guru Granth Sahib JI out, I try to do the Jaap Ji sahib etc and meditate upon Waheguru's name. I know it's not a lot at all but I'm slowly trying to get better and be able to do more prayer while I'm concentrated

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Do we mean Sikhs before Guru Gobind Singh were not true Sikhs?Guru gave the freedom to choose.Ram Kuer,mama( maternal uncle) of Tenth Guru did not take amrit,though he was staying with the Guru and looking after the household.Guru desires that Sikhs undergo amrit ceremony but His "nadar" is not limited to them.

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Hmm I feel the same way as you sometimes. Sometimes I get just so scared after thinking of narakh etc (because I think I am such a paapi person wasting my life by not taking Sri Amrit), and I do phat daily/don't cut hair/vegetarian/no drugs (not even coffee/chai lol), but I feel it is not enough and I need to take Sri Amrit. The thing is, I'm trying to still pronounce Gurvani properly, since I clearly cannot pronounce some words in Sri Gurmukhi.. I just want to be fully ready to take Sri Amrit, my biggest fear for the past few months have been that I'd die before taking Sri Amrit which is such a scary thought.. If I die right now I honestly wouldn't know what to say in narakh. Just thinking about this is freaking me out and I start doing har hare/narayan/Sri Vaheguru jaap.

yeah exactly, I don't feel I'm ready to take Amrit and if I did I feel I'd be doing a disrespect because of my lack of knowledge at the moment about prayer and Gurbani

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