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There is One God. His Name is Truth. He is the Creator. He is
immortal. He has no fear, no hatred. He is self-existent …(sggs 1).
He is the Creator of all, He is the Enjoyer of all. The Creator listens,
and the Creator sees. The Creator is unseen, and the Creator is seen.
The Creator forms, and the Creator destroys. The Creator touches, and
the Creator is detached The Creator speaks, and the Creator understands.
The Creator comes, and the Creator also goes. The Creator is absolute and
without qualities; the Creator is related, with the most excellent qualities.
By the Divine Grace, Nanak looks upon all the same (sggs 862).
A Sikh ਸਿੱਖ, is a follower of Sikhism. It is classified under Indian Religions, primarily originating in the 15th century in the Punjab region of Pre-Partition India. The term “Sikh” has its origin in Sanskrit term शिष्य (śiṣya), meaning “disciple, student” or शिक्ष (śikṣa), meaning “instruction”.A Sikh is a disciple of the Guru.
According to Article I of the “Rehat Maryada” (the Sikh code of conduct and conventions), a Sikh is defined as “any human being who faithfully believes in One Immortal Being; ten Gurus, from Guru Nanak Dev to Sri Guru Gobind Singh; Sri Guru Granth Sahib; the teachings of the ten Gurus and the baptism bequeathed by the tenth Guru; and who does not owe allegiance to any other religion”. Sikhs believe in the equality of humankind, the concept of universal brotherhood of man and One Supreme God (Ik Onkar).
Sikhs are recognized by their 5 Ks. 1) Kesh, hair 2) Kara, steel bangle 3) Kirpan, small sword in a gatra strap. 4) Kashera, specially designed underpants, 5) Kanga, comb under turban. These only apply to Baptised Sikhs. Sikhs are recognized by their distinctively wrapped turban, uncut hair (Kesh), beard and moustache, and they are supposed to wear an iron/steel bracelet (kara). Most men have Singh (lion) and women Kaur (princess) as their surname.
The greater Punjab region is the historical homeland of the Sikhs, although significant communities exist around the world.
… read more on Wikipedia Sikh article
1) Sikhism is a practical religion. It does not consist in a certain set of beliefs or mere words. Religion does not imply wandering to shrines and tombs, or following austerities of Yogis. Sikhism is a way of life, something to be lived according to a pattern. Its main virtue is simplicity. There is no supernaturalism or mythology on which it rests. It does not believe in devils or angels or heavenly spirits.
2) Sikhism is a universal religion.
3) Sikhism is opposed to all ritualism and formalism.
4) Sikhism does not enjoin blind faith. Blind obedience to an external authority is dis-couraged. The death of the intellect can not be a condition of the life of the spirit. Faith does not start with surmises or absurdities.
5) Sikhism is a faith of hope and cheer. Though it affirms Karma, it recognises the possibility of the modification of one’s Karma with the grace of the Guru or God. It does not lead to despair and defeatism.
6) Sikhism is a democratic religion. The decisions of the Sangat are regarded as resolutions having the force of law (Gurmatta) Guru Gobind Singh Sahib vested the authority of the organisation in the Panth.
ਸ੍ਰੀ ਦਰਬਾਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਹੁਕਮਨਾਮਾ ਪੜ੍ਹਨ ਲਈ ਕਲਿਕ ਕਰੋ ਜੀ