Saturday, May 17, 2008

White Sikhs

Have you ever seen them? Interacted with them?
The more I reseached, the more interesting this topic became.
White Sikhs !?! Someone finds it amazing, someone doesn't realise they exist.
Have you ever seen white sikh and what is your view?
There are some white sikhs in America, Europe and Asia. How many? I would not be able to answer but I would like to know.

White Sikhs - they follow sikhism more a lot of punjabis living abroad, they speak Punjabi fluently and can read Gurmukhi and Guru Granth Sahib and some of them are fully amrit dari. Although Sikhism does not have missionaries and it does not actively seek converts, people are eager to know more about Sikhism.

"Sikhism is a way of life, a universal faith without prejudice towards others, as you've shown with this video. People of all races, cultures can practice this wonderful faith. It doesn't preach, but offers insight into how to live a good life, to be respectful towards others, while leaving open interpretation of our universal creator."- you tube comment about this video.


Sikhism is the most youngest religion in the world and it's not well known in Europe and other parts of the world. More and more people discovering Sikhism in the 21st century.
Does it make you proud that someone chooses/embraces your religion?

If you are interested in this topic you might want to stop here next time for more of my blog...if you wish...

7 comments:

Amitoj said...

ive seen them haha,
actually i see them everday for nine months of the year,
i study at miri piri academy amritsar

Kevyn Bello said...

Haribol!

I am not a Sikh, nor am I white, but I am an Filipino who has converted to (Gaudiya) Vaishnava (Hindu) Dharma, via the organisation called SCS Math (Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math). It has similar values and beliefs to that of ISKCON, which is also a large Vaishnava organisation for the propagation of Sanatana Dharma.

I find the concept of white people converting to these Dharmic religions very interesting, because it goes to show you that God is One, Dharma is One, and that will never be taken away from people, no matter what colour of skin.

Whether Hindu, Muslim or Sikh, Indian, White, or Asian, may we all worship that universal Lord, known as Jehovah, Allah, Vishnu, or Waheguru. :)

Sundari said...

Looks like the majority of them are 3HO's. (sigh) I wish there were more non-3HO white sikhs so I wouldn't feel like such an oddball, even in gurdwaras in my own country...

Tamara said...

I am brand new to Sikhi and I'm so glad I've found this website. I have never met another white Sikh, at least, not that I know of. I was born into the Christian faith and chose to mentally convert myself in late December, early January of this year. I have just recently bought a turban, and I would love to wear it outside the house, but I think it would give my mom a heart attack, as she is still adjusting to my decision. I finally learned how to tie my turban, but the men's style. I can't quite figure out the woman's way of tying it... I am a woman. I've seen multiple videos on YouTube, but I think I tie it too loosely. I would love to meet another white Sikh some day, so my family can know I am not the only one out there. But I live in a small city in South Vancouver in British Columbia.

Tamara said...

I am brand new to Sikhi and I'm so glad I've found this website. I have never met another white Sikh, at least, not that I know of. I was born into the Christian faith and chose to mentally convert myself in late December, early January of this year. I have just recently bought a turban, and I would love to wear it outside the house, but I think it would give my mom a heart attack, as she is still adjusting to my decision. I just learned how to tie it, but the men's way. I can't tie it the woman's way yet... I am a woman. Even though I've seen multiple videos on YouTube, I think I tie it too loosely.

Synergie said...

Tamara: I am also Canadian, and a Gori convert to Sikhi. I have been going to the Gurdwara here for awhile now, and I want to take Amrit in the next couple of years. I plan to go to Amritsar actually... I am trying to learn to tie the typical round style turban as well. Though, most Sikh women do not wear turbans at all... even the Amritdhari ones here just wear a chunni so I hope they wont think I am trying 'too hard' or something. I really want to have that outward identification that says I chose to be Sikh. Plus, chunnis are a pain in the rump sometimes since they always slide off my head!

Simran Pal said...

@Synergie & Tamar: in sikhism, only thing necessary is to cover your kesh (Hair). usually girls use chunni to cover their kesh. but devout girl sikhs usually tie turban also. tying turban is not as difficult as it might seem. it is very easy, especially the round one which you talking about.....

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