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Converts to Sikhism?

Discussion in 'Sikh Sikhi Sikhism' started by Amardeep, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. Amardeep

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    Sath Shri Akaal Jee.

    i am working on this schol project, on people converting from one religion to another. so i would like to know how many people apc. have converted to Sikhism, and from which religion they came from.

    there must be some info and numbers on the net aaye???...

    are there any converts in here?

    Thank you in advance..
     
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    This is a strange question.
    How can there be convert to Sikhism.

    If you have read matematics then the question would be framed as can a subset be part of Set.

    To put it it simply how can a universal religion decide to convert .

    If it does then to whom would it convert to ?

    All living things are product of one God who is worshipped by different names.

    koi bole Ram Ram Koi Khudaia , koi seva gosian koi Allahai

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    i converted to sikhi 12 months ago, i used to be JW.

    Still have a ways to go...
     
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    Dear brother

    Conversion is a foreign word in Sikh religion.

    We are all divine manifestation of one God like the Gias hypotheses.

    love

    hps 62
     
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    Of course the term "convert" can be applied to some Sikhs. It defines the process of someone who practices religion A ceasing to practice that and instead practicing religion B.

    If you can't "convert" from one religion to Sikhism, then either there is no Sikhism or every religion is Sikhism.

    I think I understand the meaning of your posts in that no matter the religion, it all boils down to the same one universal creative source. However what is being worshipped is not the question.

    My own response... I'm between religions. I was "neo-pagan" for seven years. I have been learning about Sikhism steadily now for nearly a year, but I would not yet call myself a Sikh at any level except perhaps in my heart.

    Good luck with your project Amerdeep!
     
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    Hi Everyone!

    Im just wondering anyone here living in Ireland?
    Im from Ireland, am new to sikhism and am feeling very isolated.
    I have been working for months and months on the internal aspects of sikhism and am slowly starting the process of bringing the inside, out!
    I'm 17 and the only Gurdwara in Ireland is in Dublin 3+ hrs away from me.
    My family is catholic and very aprehensive!!

    LuluSikh!!
     
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    so are you saying that i was a Sikh when i was an atheist? or that i'm not Sikh now that i've converted? your message is confusing. :)

    i know hindus don't believe anyone can convert, they think you have to be BORN hindu. then again, they think EVERYONE is born hindu. :D

    muslims also think everyone is born muslim, so they say "revert" rather than convert.

    but as far as i know, all of the early Sikhs (with the exception of Guru Nanak Dev ji) converted from another faith. why can people not convert today?

    perhaps we're defining the word "convert" differently? i'm not talking in the christian or muslim sense of reaching out and trying to get people to "join". i mean in the sense that people who did not previously practice the Sikh religion have adopted it by their own personal choice.
     
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    you can enrol in a class or a university, but till you open your mind to learning, you donot become a student :)
     
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    this is true... however the opposite is also true. you can read all the books in the world, but unless you go to university, you can't graduate. :)
     
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    who needs degrees ;)
     
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    as with everything else in life, it is best left up to the individual. :)
     
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    LuluSikh Ji,

    We have a member named "Sherab" who is about your age (17) and converted to Sikhism. Would be interesting if you guys got talking. Of course, there are many converts who are willing to share their stories as well.
     
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    I have a lot to say, but can't get it organized mentally. There are at least 6 different parts to luluSikh's concern. All have to be tackled differently and nothing happens overnight.

    Second time around with reactions
    I am one of those people who has had a very easy and happy experience as a convert. Each day brings me more deeply in touch with Satgur and the panth. So I could write about the road map of my journey - love that Amarsanghera in your signature. And all of the things I have done could become part of someone else's journey too-- if they wanted to try it out. The problem with this is that life circumstances had a lot to do with the key cross-roads and intersections in my journey: people, location, personal interests, skills, experience, age, and more. So all a person would get from my road-map would be suggestions -- as in try this or try that. I don't see how it could be more than that. 100 personal stories would give a person more ideas but not a lot of direction.
     
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    Journey ~~~~~

    I move just around the corner,
    Seeking the truth, trusting my senses,
    Seeing beyond what i see today.

    Gentle strings, invisible but firm, tug me,
    My anticipation grows as i step around,
    Only to find that i have another turn in the way.
     
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    Amarsanghera ji

    I have told you before - twice - send your poetry to mags to be published. You are very talented.:star:

    And you write poems in Punjabi and English. What are you waiting for?
     
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    Hi Lulu,
    I used to live in Ireland but I moved back to the U.S. so I'm sorry not to be able to help you. Are you in University yet? That might be a good time to go foward. I know how religious Catholic Ireland is; there is this belief that you will go to Hell....
    but I am from a secular Jewish family and I cannot believe in a loving God who sends people to Hell....Anyone! I prefer the wisdom and all-embracing love of Sikhism.
     
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    this is interesting. i have met so many people who have converted from Judaism to Sikhism. we've had threads before discussing the similarities between the two...

    has anyone ever tried Belief-o-Matic? it's a very interesting and educational quiz. it asks a huge variety of questions and then gives percentage matches for all of the major (and some minor) world religions.

    i've taken it a couple times, just for fun. Sikhism is always #1 and Reform Judaism is always #2. :) i always found that interesting...

    ok, sorry for the diversion, sometimes i can't help myself. :)
     
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    Jasleen, that's really interesting to me and nice to hear. Could you point me to the old threads Or is there a search function I'm missing?
    The internet is really fantastic this way, bringing us together. It certainly has done a lot to spread knowledge, so much material and communication about the sikh religion.
     
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