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Guru Amar Das:"When His Nam resides in the mind, Anger and conceit are washed away."
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.

Q14. Does Sikhism insist on faith?

When we repose our trust in someone it means that, we have faith in him. For instance, when we send a child to school, it is on account of our faith in the value of education. In the matter of love, one has to put faith in the beloved. So faith is not peculiar to religion; it is found in almost every activity of life.
Sikhism insists on this kind of basic faith. Just as you cannot learn to swim unless you get into water, in the same way you can never know spirituality unless you believe in God. Sikhism enjoins faith in the Fatherhood of God and brotherhood of man.

Sikhism emphasizes the need of the Guru for spiritual training. Fortunately, the Guru Granth Sahib is with us for such guidance. Many seek the solution of their spiritual and temporal problems in the Granth and seek light from Gurbani. We thus repose our faith in the Guru, discover the great truths enshrined in his message as our wisdom, acting in the light of Gurbani, tells us.

Sikhism enjoins us to love God. We cannot love God if we love ourselves. Ego is at the root of all evil and our sufferings. If we concentrate our minds on God and sing His praises, we subordinate and even drive ego out of our minds we can then acquire those great qualities and virtues, which we associate with God.
Sikhism believes in universal goodness. The Sikh seeks the God's Grace, not only for himself but also for the whole world for he believes in the good of all mankind (Sarbat da bhala). This sense of fellowship makes him feel at home everywhere and to look on all as friends: "No one is my enemy or a stranger", Guru Nanak wrote. He thus acquires an optimistic outlook on life.

The need for a Faith is recognized even by the greatest scientists. Indeed, reason alone cannot fathom the mysteries of existence and the Universe. Guru Nanak says: "The intellect cannot grasp what is beyond the bounds of the intellect. Rise above the limited human awareness and you will know of God and His works." Atomic energy and nuclear power have further strengthened the scientists' belief in the unlimited powers of Nature and Providence.
Albert Einstein writes in this connection: "Man does not understand the vast of veiled Universe into which he has been for the reason that he does not understand himself. He comprehends but little of his organic processes and even less of his unique capacity to perceive the world around him, to reason and to dream."

 

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Sikh24 News & Updates Canada To Honor Late Sikh MP By Opening Park In His NameSikh24 News & UpdatesCALGARY, Canada—Honoring the memory of Manmeet Singh Bhullar, it was announced yesterday that a park is to be constructed and named Manmeet Singh Bhul...
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Times Now Turban tossing: Punjab Opposition protests against 'insult to Sikh symbol'Times NowChandigarh: Protesting the removal of certain legislators from the Punjab Assembly on Thursday, members of the Opposition, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Bharat...
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http://www.newsgram.com/ Sikh community to hand out free refreshments in Nicosia on SaturdayCyprus MailOn Saturday, members of the Sikh community in Cyprus will be handing out free cold refreshments on Ledra Street and Solomou Square from 9.30am to ...
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Daily Mail Some kind of Sikh joke? Bearded men who 'terrified families after storming a Sydney cinema shouting Allahu Akbar ...Daily MailFour bearded 'Middle Eastern' men accused of storming a western Sydney cinema shouting 'Allahu Akbar' were in fa...
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Fresno Bee (blog) 10 things to know about SikhsFresno Bee (blog)How sad it is that Sikhs, who have been in the United States since the 19th century, still have to tell their story. And how smart it is for Sikh leaders to mount this extensive effort ...
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'We are Sikh' campaign launched in FresnoTimes of India'Neighbors' explains the values of Sikhism and how they were similar to American values while 'Proud' highlights how Sikh values - such as tolerance, religious freedom and gender equality - go ...
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Punjab News Express Rana KP has insulted Sikhs and Sikhism by ordering tossing and trampling of turbans – SADPunjab News ExpressCHANDIGARH : The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana KP had insulted the “Sikh quom” by orderi...
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Mirror.co.uk Meet the man who's made history as Britain's first turban-wearing ...Mirror.co.ukTan Dhesi is the first Sikh to wear a turban in parliament. And with eight languages, a role in a Punjabi pop video and a dramatic family saga, he's not yo...
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Sikhism FAQs
Sikhism FAQs: What is the Sikh attitude to mercy-killing?
Q125. What is the Sikh attitude to mercy-killing? Today there is a lot of pressure on politicians to legalize mercy-killing. In certain countries, mercy killing of patients suffering from incurable diseases or terminal illness has been regulated by... Read More...
Guru Sakhis
Simplicity
Love & Waheguru There was once a simple shepherd who lived a really simple life and he had really simple needs. He would look after his sheep everyday, they were his only family and he would really enjoy looking after them... One night as he sat... 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.
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