The Sikh Belief System

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There are many different belief systems that people believe in, and there are also people that don't have a belief system, they believe that is being no god. My belief system is Sikhism. I was taught in a gurdwara and also at my own house by my parents. I love my belief system, but I’m really not that religious. I was taught a lot about sikhism but there was just so much that didn't stick with me. I still know a little bit about the place of worship, The Five Ks, and how Sikh is a monotheistic religion, and the basic Sikh belief is represented in the phrase Ik Onkar meaning “One God.”The two things that I heard at the gurdwara that still sticks with me today, everyone is equal before God and a good life is lived as part of a community, by living…show more content…
The word gurdwara means “doorway to God.”Men and women normally sit apart in the gurdwara. Traditionally there is no official clergy within the Sikh tradition. Over time, however, priests have become more commonplace. Many gurdwaras employ priests to conduct services, while many others are run entirely by members of the local congregation. In a gurdwara, there are no idols, statues, or religious pictures in a Gurdwara, because Sikhs worship only God, and they regard God as having no physical form. Nor is there candles, incense, or bells, or any other ritualistic devices. Everyone sits on the floor. This is to be humble before the Guru Granth Sahib and because it gives everyone a place of equal status to sit. Most people sit cross-legged. Cushions and seats are not allowed. No-one should sit with their feet pointing at the Guru Granth Sahib. Anyone who walks around the Guru Granth Sahib or the Gurdwara must do so in a clockwise direction.Men and women generally sit on separate sides of the hall. At the end of the preys, everyone goes to eat langer. Every Gurdwara has a Langar attached to it where food is served to anyone without charge. The term Langar is also used for the communal meal served at the Gurdwaras.Although Sikhs are not required to be vegetarian, only vegetarian food is served in the…show more content…
Most Sikhs wear one or more of the articles but only Sikhs who have taken Amrit, a ritual analogous to baptism, wear all. Kesh, or unshorn long hair, which is protected by a dastaar, or turban. The dastaar is worn by men and some women to cover their long hair. But most women keep their hair long and uncovered, except for when entering a gurdwara. A kangha is a small wooden comb meant to keep the hair combed twice a day. A kara is an iron bangle to be worn on the hand used most. A kachera is a specific undergarment for men and women. A kirpan is a short
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