Spiritual Name: Your Gift from the Guru

In this video Dr. Harjot Kaur speaks about the importance of one’s spiritual name, and how it is one of our main spiritual connections to the Guru and a reminder of your destiny as a Sikh.  In western society many of us are pressured by our peers and people who might find it hard to pronounce and so a name like "Harjinder Singh" become "Harry"; just to please and make it easier for them.  However it is our spiritual strength and identity, which Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji blessed us with and we should maintain.

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3 Responses to “Spiritual Name: Your Gift from the Guru”

  1. AJ says:

    waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh                                                               
    that was a ver nice video =D
    the thing about destiny rite, my name is ajit which means unconquerable which i am a good fighter but is that my destination to the guru or like how will i get to it?
    wahegru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji kfateh

  2. Its our misconception that white/non-Sikhs are not comfortable with our names. I love when they call me by my full name “Balbir”. It feels so good. Its only in our minds that they don’t like it.  We should understand and be proud of our culture and double think before discarding it. Thanks….Balbir Singh Khalsa. http://www.gurukhalsa.org.

  3. Manjit Singh says:

    I agree with Balbir Singh Ji.  Sadly, it is the family that gave us these stupid sounding corny names like “bobby” “goldy” “Pinky” etc.  I myself was named “lucky” and to this day, all of the relatives call me by this name!  I think, it comes from having a some sort of inferiority complex within one’s mind like Balbir Singh said above.  Many don’t even know my real name since that is all they knew when I was growing up.  I don’t know why, but another blunder, I feel, my father did was putting caste name behind “Singh” before we moved to Canada and many others have also done the same.  May be it was the discrete Canadian policy that forced people to gain immigration to Canada for better lives.  Anyways, it is shameful and I don’t want anything to do with that and one of these days it is going to go.  Otherwise I would be a hypocrite calling myself a Sikh and caring about caste.  But my real pride lies in calling myself “Manjit Singh” and hopefully I will get blessed with Amrit one day.