Monday, September 27, 2010

A sikh is a disciple of Guru asflashed by me on the f.b. on September 28,2010.

Bishwanath Singh :Let us attribute our great feelings & admirations to Sikhism and prior to that we must know what Sikh means to us living far & wide!A Sikh is a follower of Sikhism. Sikhism (Sikhi in Punjabi) primarily originated in 15th century Punjab region of India. The term "Sikh" has its origin in Sanskrit term “Sisya “meaning "d...isciple or student" .The sikh is a disciple of the guru. 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; the 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 Mankind, the concept of Universal brotherhood of Man and One Supreme God.Sikhs are easily recognized with their turbans, uncut hair, and heavy metal bracelet (kara). Most men have Singh (lion) and women Kaur (princess) in their names.The greater Punjab region is the historical homeland of the Sikhs, although significant communities exist around the world. Guru Nanak, was the founder of Sikhism. The Guru summed the basis of Sikh lifestyle as: Naam Japo, Kirat Karni and Wand kay Shako, which means meditate on the holy name (Waheguru), work diligently and honestly, and share one's fruits. The guiding principles of the Sikh faith are Truth, Equality, Freedom, Justice, and Karma.The Sikhs revere Guru Granth Sahib as their supreme teacher. The tenth Guru appointed Guru Granth Sahib as the guru of Sikhs for all time to come. Compiled by the Sikh Gurus, and maintained in its original form, Guru Granth Sahib is revered by Sikhs as their supreme guide. Non-Sikhs can partake fully in Sikh prayer meetings and social functions. Their daily prayers include the well being of all of mankind. Sikhism can be considered one of the more universal religions. The Guru Granth Sahib, in addition to the revelations of the Sikh gurus, contains revelations of various saints and sages of that period. The opening hymn of the holy Guru Granth Sahib expounds the nature and attributes of God: Sikhs are required not to renounce the world and aspire to live a modest life. Seva (service) is an integral part of Sikh worship, very easily observed in the Gurdwara. Visitors of any religious or socio-economic background are welcomed, where langar (food for all) is always served and is another way to break the caste system by serving people of all origins with same food sitting together at same level on the floor.

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Bishwanath Singh :It is the Photo of a Gurudwara near the Birthplace of Guru Nanak, Nankana Sahib in Pakistan.
September 28,2010

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