Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The story of Amrit Kaur

I'm very happy to present the story of Amrit Kaur. I met her online. She read my blog and I read her. Her blog is very spiritual and powerful. Bloggers like this inspire me. I have offered Amrit to write about herself and she answeres yes, so we have exchanged our stories.
Here is her story about being introduced to Sikhi and ways of discovering truth.

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"Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh Ji~!

Because I am a Sikh, but I am not born into it and I don't look at all Punjabi - People frequently ask me questions about how I learned about Sikhism, and why I decided to become a Sikh. Indeed in the area I live, 'Sikh Converts' are very hard to find. So to unveil a bit of the mystery of who I am, and hopefully to inspire~* here's a bit of my story:

I was born in Toronto, Canada. My mother was an atheist and my father a catholic. I didn't get baptized in the Christian faith, and wasn't much exposed to religion. However at a young age I asked a lot of existential questions that sparked my interest in the spiritual world, the paranormal, God, and religion. Questions like: Why am I here? What is the purpose of life? Who is God and Who created God? What is Consciousness? And most of all; Why do we suffer?

These questions sent me on a search for answers that lasted at least 10 years. I researched many religions and practiced different ones... but nothing "belonged" to me. It wasn't until the summer of 2004 when I first met a Sikh that I learned about the existence of Sikhism. It was totally by chance... (or so it seemed). But the miracle happened when I read Jap Ji Sahib for the first time. It mesmerized me, it is wonder and awe incarnate. I was totally amazed at the Truth and Universality of it, and my heart said YES - this is the path for you... you have found the most beautiful jewel. And so I humbly picked up that beautiful jewel in my soiled and trembling hands, and like the philosopher's stone, little by little it transformed me.

I am extremely grateful that the Guru has put mercy on my thirsty soul, and showed me the way of Sikhism. I know how hard it can be at the beginning, to wrap our mind around a different religion, how to find information, and to break through misconceptions... Indeed it is not easy. And so I feel a strong responsibility to raise awareness on Sikhism and the Sikh's way of life, and to share this jewel with those who so wish!

If you wish to contact me, or read more of my posts on Sikhism and related subjects, you may visit my humble abode at: Amritkaur.blogspot.com.

Please feel free to ask me questions, give comments or suggestions - they are greatly appreciated.

May You Be Blessed~~* By the Grace of the True Guru~~*
Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh~*"
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May we talk soon~~ If you have an questions about anything let me know and I will be happy to reply!

Love, Amrit Kaur

P.S. To read my own story go to Dana's story.

5 comments:

kooner said...

what a nice work you had introduced

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Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Danka said...

Thanks to 3rd comment: I try my best. I'm not a professional writer and English is not my 1st language....but I know people need this blog....

What to Do…? said...

How may one be invited to Amrit Kaur's blog? I tried to visit the url but it is private.

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