Sikhism Research Paper

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The religion of Sikhism was founded over 500 years ago, and today this belief system has over 20 million followers throughout the world. Sikhism believes in preaching a message of equality for mankind, living as truthful as possible, social justice, and of course being devoted and remembering God at all times. In this religion the followers are to learn from the teachings of the ten Gurus, and their teachings can be found in the Sikh Holy Book and the Living Guru, Sri Granth Sahib. (Sikhism Religion of the Sikh People) The Gurus were sent by God to to deliver His message to the people of the world. They believe that God is the one and only, making this a monotheistic faith. According to the teachings, God created the entire Universe, God is…show more content…
They do not try to convert others to their ways, giving the idea that we are all looking at the same picture, but just different parts. Sikhs share common beliefs with Hinduism and Islam. The belief in karma and reincarnation are shared with the Hindu religion and then monotheism is shared with Islam. (Fisher, 445). These people do not want to see other religions or people who believe in different concepts as villains or enemies, but instead see oppression and corruption as the enemy. (Fisher, 445). “The Respected Muslim mystic Mian Mir was invited to lay the cornerstone of the Golden Temple in Amritsar. It was constructed with four doors, inviting people from all traditions to come into worship, When Guru Gobind Singh created an army to resist tyranny, he admonished Sikhs not to feel enmity toward Islam or Hinduism.” (Fisher, 445). The soldiers of the army are there to protect freedom of all religions, though Guru Nanak is very against hypocritical religious practices and empty…show more content…
Sikhism instructs that Salvation can only be attained by meditating on One God. Kirat Karni (Honest Lifestyle): To live honestly and earn by ones physical and mental effort while accepting God 's gifts and blessings. Vand Chakna (Sharing): The Sikhs are asked to share their wealth within the community and outside by practicing charity (Daan). Seva (Selfless Service): It is the duty of every Sikh to engage in Seva whenever there is a possibility. A Sikh needs to overcome five vices of Lust, Anger, Greed, Emotional Attachment and Ego. A Sikh need to develop and harness positive human qualities which leads the soul closer to God. These five qualities are: Truth, Compassion, Contentment, Humble, and Love.Reading 5 verses from Sikh scriptures everyday keeps one in focus towards God. Wearing 5 Ks (Five Articles of Faith) Uncut Hair, Comb, Bracelet, Sacred Knife and Sacred Shorts keeps one focused in life.Consuming alcohol, smoke and drugs is an obstruction in meeting God.A Sikh should eat simple and vegetarian food.
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