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Guru Arjan:" All your actions without remembering him, Are as futile as decorations on a corpse."
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.

 Q44. What is grace?

If the theory of Karma were carried to its logical extreme, no man would deserve redemption. In Sikhism, the doctrine of Karma is modified by the "Principle of Grace". Man's sincere efforts and noble deeds achieve precious little. What is required is a constant solicitation of His aid in effort of spiritual endeavour. Recitation of Gurbani, meditation, acts of love and charity are merely a means to win His Grace.

An humble devotee, like the true bride, surrenders everything to the pleasure of her lord. Surrender to God does not mean slavery but freedom and the extension of one's horizons. Exemplary conduct, good actions and sweet words are necessary, but without Grace, they produce no result. According to Guru Nanak, Karma can abe undone only by His Grace. Just as it is the privilege of the Head of the State to pardon a felon who has been duly convicted by a court of law, in the same way, it is God's prerogative alone to redeem evil-doers and enable them to enter His Kingdom. It is His privilege to grant Grace to those whom He likes. Accordting to J.C. Archer, the Sovereignty and Omnipotence of God is manifold in his dispensation of His Grace.

The doctrine of Grace, does not mean that there are certain chosen prophets and chosen people, God does not have any favourites nor does He make any arbitrary choice. A devotee only prepares himself for being the recipient of His favour. He must empty his mind of evil and fill it with "The Name". This alone creates an awareness of the presence of God within one's self.

The Grace of God may come to the scholar or the unlettered, the high or the low, the rich or the poor. It does not depend on birth, knowledge wisdom or penance. Those who seek His Grace through service and humility understand the purpose of life. Fire lies dormant in wood; one has to kindle it by effort. To realize the Truth is to get in tune with the Infinite.

The Almighty is so Grace abounding-Kirpanidh-that the receiver shouts to Him: "Enough, no more" His bounties know no limit or hindrance.

 

iWitness Living a Carnage 1984

Video of Sikh men's assault goes viralThe HinduThe villagers allegedly thrashed them, claiming that they had molested some women. The video, apparently shot by a villager, shows the Sikh men lying on the ground, being beaten up and abused by a mob....
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Catch News 'Cop told mob to continue thrashing us': Sikh victim of mob violence in AjmerCatch NewsYet another fake accusation. Yet another mob attack. Yet another minority community targetted. This pattern is becoming all too common across the count...
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Video of Sikh men being thrashed goes viralThe HinduA 51-second video of four Sikh men being abused and thrashed at a village in the Ajmer district went viral on the social media on Thursday, prompting the State Commission for Minorities to take no...
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SikhSiyasat.Net 'Rumours' drove assault on four Sikh men in ChainpuraThe HinduRumours and fear of the unknown purportedly drove villagers of Chainpura, about 160 km from Jaipur, to assault four Sikh men here last month. The villagers said the victim...
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The Indian Express Sarbat Khalsa Jathedars warn Sikh priests against performing KPS Gill's last prayersThe Indian ExpressJathedars appointed by Sarbat Khalsa and some other Sikh bodies have warned the community priests against performing last prayer...
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HuffPost Proud To Be An American, Proud To Be SikhHuffPostAn ideal that Americans, regardless of their political or ideological affiliations, have long embraced. President Reagan was referring to our founding principles of equality, religious freedo...
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Times of India 51 FIRs registered: Desperate Haryanvi men turn 'fake Sikhs' to join ...Times of IndiaThere are 51 FIRs registered against young men from Haryana in the past two years who have tried to pass themselves off as Jatt Sikhs so that they c...
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Hindustan Times Manchester attack: Sikhs in the forefront to provide helpHindustan TimesFrom taxi driver Mann Singh and volunteers from Birmingham, to local gurdwaras, members of the Sikh community were at hand to offer transport, food, water and sh...
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Sikhism FAQs
Sikhism FAQs:What was God's purpose in creating man?
Q24. What was God's purpose in creating man? It may never be possible to understand fully God's purpose in creating man, but prophets have told us something about man's goal. It is generally accepted that God's purpose is for man to realize his... Read More...
Guru Sakhis
IMAGE Bhai Mardana
Bhai Mardana Bhai Mardana (1459-1534 CE) accompanied Guru Nanak Dev by playing on rebeck, when the latter used to Sing the Glory of God. 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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