Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A write-up on Sikhism as flashed by me on the f.b. on Feb.16,2011.

Bishwa Nath Singh

Sikhism is the youngest of the world religions and was founded in the Punjab area of India in the fifteenth century by Guru Nanak. Guru Nanak was born in 1469. He preached a message of love and understanding. His was a simple message of ‘Ek Ong Kar’ – we are all one, created by the one creator of all creation.Guru Nanak passed on his leadership to nine successive Gurus. The last was Guru Gobind Singh who established the Khalsa and died in 1708. Sikhs believe in one God. He is the same for all people of all religions.Sikhism teaches equality of all people.


(Photo of Guru Nanak)

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Bishwa Nath Singh :
The time in which the Gurus lived was a turbulent period with difficulties faced with both the Hindus and the Muslims, but the message was of one God who encompassed all, as outlined by Guru Arjan: ‘I observe neither Hindu fasting nor the r...itual of the Muslim Ramadan month; Him I serve who at the last shall save. The Lord of Universe of the Hindus, Gosain and Allah to me are one; From Hindus and Muslims I have broken free. I perform neither Kaaba pilgrimage nor at bathing spots worship; One Sole Lord I serve, and no other. I perform neither the Hindu worship nor the Muslim prayer; To the Sole formless Lord in my heart I bow. We neither are Hindus nor Muslims; Our body and life belong to the One Supreme being who alone is both Ram and Allah for us.’ Sikhs believe in one God. He is the same for all people of all religions. Sikhism teaches equality of all people. Sikhism preaches that people of different races, religions, or sex are all equal in the eyes of God. Sikhism teaches the full equality of men and women. Sikhism emphasizes daily devotion to the remembrance of God. One should remember God at all times.Sikhism teaches religious freedom. All people have the right to follow their own path to God without condemnation or coercion from others. Sikhism emphasizes a moral and ethical life. A Sikh should represent moral responsibility and righteousness. Sikhism rejects all forms of rituals such as idol worship, pilgrimages, fasting, and superstitions. Sikhism teaches service to others. The primary task in life should be to help the poor, needy, and oppressed. The Sikhs have a long heritage of speaking out against injustice and for standing up for the defenseless. Sikhs are supposed to be saints, scholars, and soldiers. The word Sikh means disciple or student. Sikhs are the disciples of God who follow the writings and teachings of the ten Sikh Gurus.Let us join to pay our muble obeisance's to the lotus feet of Guru Nanak who had founded Sikhism nearly five hundred years ago that now spread to many countries of the world!

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Anil Kumar:
I have all the respect for Guru Nanak Saheb and try to follow .....

Anjali Singh :
Jo bole so nihal sashriyakal, wahe guru ji da khalsa wahe guru ji di fateh...!!!




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