A lifestyle and rationality well relatively revolutionary when it was established more than 500 years back, The Sikh religion today has a taking after of more than 20 million individuals around the world. Sikhism lectures a message of commitment and recognition of God at all times, honest living, uniformity of humankind, social equity and reviles superstitions and visually impaired customs. Sikhism is interested in all through the teachings of its 10 Gurus cherished in the Sikh Holy Book and Living Guru, Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
Who and What is a Sikh?
“Sikh” in the Punjabi dialect signifies ‘follower’, Sikhs are the pupils of God who take after the works and teachings of the Ten Sikh Gurus. The intelligence of these teachings in Sri Guru Granth Sahib are useful and widespread in their speak to all humankind.
“I watch neither Hindu fasting nor the custom of the Muslim Ramadan month; Him I serve who at the last might spare. The Lord of universe of the Hindus, Gosain and Allah to me are one; From Hindus and Muslims have I broken free. I perform neither Kaaba journey nor at washing spots revere; One sole Lord I serve, and no other. I perform neither the Hindu adore nor the Muslim supplication to God; To the Sole Formless Lord in my heart I bow. We nor are Hindus nor Muslims; Our body and life have a place with the One Supreme Being who alone is both Ram and Allah for us.” (Guru Arjan Dev, Guru Granth Sahib, Raga Bhairon pg. 1136)
“Any person who reliably puts stock in: (i) One Immortal Being, (ii) Ten Gurus, from Guru Nanak to Guru Gobind Singh, (iii) The Guru Granth Sahib, (iv) The expressions and teachings of the ten Gurus and, (v) the submersion passed on by the tenth Guru, and who does not owe fidelity to whatever other religion is a Sikh.” (Rehat Maryada, Sikh Code of Conduct)
Theory and Beliefs
There is one and only God. He is the same God for all individuals of all religions.
The spirit experiences cycles of births and passings before it achieves the human structure. The objective of our life is to lead a commendable presence so that one may converge with God. Sikhs ought to recall God at all times and work on carrying on with a highminded and honest life while keeping up a harmony between their otherworldly commitments and transient commitments.
The genuine way to accomplishing salvation and converging with God does not oblige renunciation of the world or chastity, but rather carrying on with the life of a householder, gaining a legitimate living and keeping away from common allurements and sins.
Sikhism censures blind customs, for example, fasting, going to places of journey, superstitions, love of the dead, symbol love and so on.
Sikhism lectures that individuals of diverse races, religions, or sex are all equivalent according to God. It shows the full correspondence of men and ladies. Ladies can take an interest in any religious capacity or perform any Sikh function or lead the assembly in request to God.
History and Practices
The organizer of the Sikh religion was Guru Nanak who was conceived in 1469. He lectured a message of affection and understanding and condemned the visually impaired ceremonies of the Hindus and Muslims. Master Nanak went on his illuminated initiative of this new religion to nine progressive Gurus. The last living Guru, Guru Gobind Singh kicked the bucket in 1708.
Amid his lifetime Guru Gobind Singh built up the Khalsa request (signifying ‘The Pure’), fighter holy people. The Khalsa maintain the most astounding Sikh ideals of responsibility, commitment and a social cognizant. The Khalsa are men and ladies who have experienced the Sikh absolution service and who entirely take after the Sikh Code of Conduct and Conventions and wear the endorsed physical articles of the confidence. One of the more perceptible being the uncut hair (needed to be secured with a turban for men) and the Kirpan (stately sword).
Prior to his passing in 1708 Guru Gobind Singh proclaimed that the Sikhs no more required a living and named his profound successor as Sri Guru Granth Sahib, his physical successor as the Khalsa. Master Gobind Singh felt that all the insight required by Sikhs for profound direction in their day by day lives could be found in Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the Eternal Guru of the Sikhs. Sri Guru Granth Sahib is remarkable in the realm of religious sacred writings on the grounds that not just is it concurred the status of being the profound leader of the Sikh religion, yet other than the verse of the Gurus, it additionally contains the works of holy people of different beliefs whose musings were predictable with those of the Sikh Gurus.
Sikhism does not have ministers, which were canceled by Guru Gobind Singh. The Guru felt that they had get to be degenerate and loaded with inner self. Sikhs just have overseers of the Guru Granth Sahib (granthi), and any Sikh is allowed to peruse the Guru Granth Sahib in the Gurdwara (a Sikh sanctuary) or in their home. All individuals of all religions are welcome to the Gurdwara. A free group kitchen can be found at each Gurdwara which serves suppers to all individuals of all beliefs. Master Nanak initially began this foundation which layout the fundamental Sikh standards of administration, lowliness and balance.
The most noteworthy recorded religious place for the Sikhs is Harmiandir Sahib (The Golden Temple) at Amritsar in the condition of Punjab in northern India. It is the moving and chronicled focus of Sikhism yet is not an obligatory spot of journey or love. All spots where Sri Guru Granth Sahib are introduced are considered just as blessed for Sikhs.