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Summary of Question:Spiritual Names?
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Date Posted:Friday, 3/16/2001 1:51 PM MDT

I was reading the Prosperity Paths newsletter and was confused by a particular article about "spiritual names". It was my understanding that our names are given by Guru Granth Saahib jee when we are born or when someone becomes a Sikh. According to the article, if I send a donation to Yogi Bhajan, he'll give me a "spiritual name". I was wondering how he could do this if he too is a Sikh of the guru. Or is he separate from us and so he's allowed to also give us "spritual" names. Just wondering because it's kinda confusing me.

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Many people today have become Sikh's through the direction and inspiration of the Siri Singh Sahib ji. Recieving a name from a Saint of the Guru is an accepted practice.

When your parents give you a name, they are also choosing a name. They simply use the guideline of taking the first letter of the first word in the hukam they recieve. This is also acceptable.



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