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Guru Arjan:"Ah me, why are you wailing? All that you beheld is false and transcient;Remember His Nam which only is true."
Based on the belief in One God, the Sikh religion recognizes the equality of all human beings, and is marked by rejection of idolatry, ritualism, caste and asceticism. This website serves to heighten the awareness of Sikhism and hopefully can be of some use to seekers of knowledge.

Q4. Can I be happy without religion?

Much depends on one's idea of happiness. True happiness is a state of mind in which man finds transquility and contentment. The external happiness conferred by material possessions and worldly activities is ephemeral and superficial. In Communist countries people may appear to be satisfied and contented as their material conditions improve, but can they really be said to have achieved true happiness and real peace of mind?
Perhaps one of the reasons for the present day decline in morals is the neglect of religion. Without high ethical standards, which are the foundations of all religions no organized and disciplined life is possible. Promiscuity and sexual aberrations are no doubt due to ignorance and a neglect of the fundamental principles of ethics. In a secular state, it is the duty of parents and voluntary organizations to impart to children a knowledge of moral and spiritual values and ennoble them. If a man who is under a strong temptation thinks that moral rules are man-made, he may easily violate them. He will hesitate more to disobey them, if he believes that they are God made and have been revealed to him through a Divine Teacher or the Guru.

Even men of piety and great devotion are apt to fall a prey to temptation. There are such notable examples as Bhai Gurdas and Bhai Joga Singh. If religion is not sincerely practised, it has little effect on our private lives or that of the community. An interest in religion makes people seek the company of holy men, which can give them the solace and happiness they really need.

Some people make a show of being religious. This does not serve any useful purpose. What is needed is a positive attitude, to seek the company and assistance of those persons who are truly devoted to religion.
Some people think that religion is an irrelvance, a matter of no consequence, and that they lose nothing if they exclude religion from their lives. They believe in the motto: 'Eat, drink, and be merry'. But does this give an edge or meaning to life? Life has a purpose. Religion makes a man conscious of his spiritual heritage and goal.

Sikhism News

S. Rajwinder Singh Rahi is a Sikh author and historian. His book ਕਾਮਾਗਾਟਾ ਮਾਰੂ ਦਾ ਅਸਲੀ ਸੱਚ (Komagata Maru Da Asli Sach) was released at Kisan Bhawan, Sector 35-A, Chandigarh on September 28, 2016. The News Komagata Maru Da Asli Sach (ਕਾਮਾਗਾਟਾ ਮਾਰੂ ਦਾ...
S. Rajwinder Singh Rahi is a Sikh author and historian. His book ਕਾਮਾਗਾਟਾ ਮਾਰੂ ਦਾ ਅਸਲੀ ਸੱਚ (Komagata Maru Da Asli Sach) was released at Kisan Bhawan, Sector 35-A, Chandigarh on September 28, 2016. The News Bhai Ajmer Singh on Book Komagata Maru Da A...
NDP MPP Jagmeet Singh (Bramalea-Gore-Malton) introduced a bill today calling for an exemption to motorcycle helmet laws for turbaned Sikhs. The News NDP MPP Jagmeet Singh reintroduced bill for Sikh motorcycle helmet exemption appeared first on Sikh ...
ISRC 2016 held at the University of Warwick was a major success. The third International Sikh Research Conference (ISRC) showcased the research of University students as well as seasoned scholars of the Sikh faith. The conference was convened by Harj...
Continuing from Part II Rebuttal of Gurdarshan Dhillon’s comment about Sikh Scripture Sri Dasam Granth Gurdarshan Dhillon name calls Sri Dasam Granth because of Charitropakhayan. He is totally wrong as he has not understood its purpose. Charitropakhy...
Continued from earlier article. Lies of Gurdarshan Dhillon Rebutted about Sikh Scripture, Sri Dasam Granth Gurdarshan Dhillon mentions names of two persons Mr Wilkinson and Mr Malcolm in the video above posted article whom he alleges for having plant...
Sikhism FAQs
What is Hukam?
Q32. What is Hukam? Hukam means order: that is God's order. By God's order all forms came into existence. The Divine Will is responsible for the creation, sustenance and dissolution of man and the Universe. Whatever happens is by His Will. Hukam... Read More...
Guru Sakhis
nindho nindho mo ko log nindho
nindho nindho mo ko log nindho The grandfather of Ram Chandra in Ramayana, was Raja Aj. Aj, like his father Ragh used to donate everytime at amrit vela to the sadhus saints. One day, Raja Aj after finishing donating, and running out of food for... Read More...
WorldGurudwaras.com
Worldgurudwaras.com will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

The etymology of the term 'gurdwara' is from the words 'Gur (ਗੁਰ)' (a reference to the Sikh Gurus) and 'Dwara (ਦੁਆਰਾ)' (gateway in Gurmukhi), together meaning 'the gateway through which the Guru could be reached'. Thereafter, all Sikh places of worship came to be known as gurdwaras.
SearchGurbani.com
SearchGurbani.com brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of God. It has the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Amrit Kirtan Gutka, Bhai Gurdaas Vaaran, Sri Dasam Granth Sahib and Kabit Bhai Gurdas . You can explore these scriptures page by page, by chapter index or search for a keyword. The Reference section includes Mahankosh, Guru Granth Kosh,and exegesis like Faridkot Teeka, Guru Granth Darpan and lot more.
TheSikhEncyclopedia.com
Encyclopedias encapsulate accurate information in a given area of knowledge and have indispensable in an age which the volume and rapidity of social change are making inaccessible much that outside one's immediate domain of concentration.At the time when Sikhism is attracting world wide notice, an online reference work embracing all essential facets of this vibrant faithis a singular contribution to the world of knowledge.
TheSikhEncyclopedia.com