Is it acceptable for me to greet a Sikh whom I meet on the street with the greeting: "Waheguru Ji Ka Khalso. Waheguru Ji Ka Fateh when I myself am not a baptized Sikh? I do wear the Kanga, Kara, Kirpah, and have stopped shaving and cutting my still short hair. I was only recently made aware of the katchera. I don't wear a turban because I don't know where to purchase one or how to tie it. I sent a friend who is about ten years younger than my youngest son the mool mantra a few weeks ago and haven't heard from him since. I am wondering if because it is in Gumuki that perhaps I have been taken off his list of acceptable correspondents. I have sent him prayers in Hebrew transliterated into Romanize letters as was the case with the Gumuki and had no problem before. I even occasionally throw in a Spanish phrase. Sorry my question became convoluted. Hey, I took this IQ test and scored high enough to join their High IQ club but I am already in Mensa; consequently, do I want to join a club that has a three percent lower admittance level.? I was call dumb most of my youth and now I still feel the need to prove something! I live an isolated life; so thanks for letting me babble once in awhile.