I am aware that Sikhism is monotheistic and considers the Supreme Being beyond form. That being said, I have come across a few websites about Sikhs who consider the Divine their Mother and Father. Is there a way to be close to the Divine Maternal in Sikhism? I do not mean to worship God shaped like a woman, but God as maternal or motherly?Reference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/sikh-sikhi-sikhism/33226-concepts-of-the-divine-mother-sikhism.html
One reason I ask is the tendency for most religions to refer to God as "He" and "Father" and most will say it doesn't refer to gender, but it is a patriarchal response to God to say its ok to refer to God as "He" and "Father", but not "She" and "Mother". It is more than a subtle referral to a masculine God.Reference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/showthread.php?t=33226
As my relationship with The Divine deepens, I find myself relating to Her more as Mother. Here is how I wrote the Mool Mantra and I want to ask if my using both pronouns (He and She vs. the insistence that the royal pronoun should be masculine) would be viewed as offensive or against Sikh teachings. There is only One God Truth is Her/His Name She/He is the Creator She/He is without fear She/He is without hate She/He is timeless and without form She/He is beyond birth and death the Enlightened One She/He can be known by the Guru's Grace
Looking forward to your responses!