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Guru Arjan:"Those who torment the poor,Are in turn tormented by the Lord."
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.

 

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Geelong Advertiser Sikh-ing a new home baseGeelong AdvertiserAn application has been lodged to convert a former South Geelong Uniting Church building into a Sikh gurudwara, to host daily prayers and weekly gatherings. Applicant Prabhjot Singh Dhaliw...
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Hindustan Times Amritsar: 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims object to Sidhu's statement over Cong's apologyHindustan TimesVictims of anti-Sikh riots of 1984 on Sunday raised objection over Congress leader and candidate from Amritsar (East) Navjot Singh S...
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ESPNcricinfo.com Pakistan cricket's Sikh hopeESPNcricinfo.comThe tiny 20,000-strong Sikh community in Pakistan found itself on the sports news pages when the doctor's son Mahinder Pal Singh, 20, a medium-pacer, was one of 30 players selected for the...
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CTV News Premier visits grave of Buckam Singh, Sikh soldier who served in ...CTV NewsMembers of Waterloo Region's Sikh community shared stories about Buckam Singh's service as a soldier in the First World War.Premier Wynne made a stop in Kitchener t...
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Chandigarh Tribune SGPC accuses Cong of distorting Sikh verse - The TribuneChandigarh TribuneTheTribune: AMRITSAR: The SGPC has raised objections over the alleged distortion of vocabulary related to Sikhism by Congress leaders during their rallies.S...
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Sikh community celebrate influential figureNew Zealand HeraldHundreds of people descended on the streets of Hastings on Saturday as part of the Hawke's Bay Sikh community parade. The first parade of its kind in the region saw all age groups come to...
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Hindustan Times Hindu, Sikh prayers offered at interfaith service for Trump, USHindustan TimesUniversal Hindu and Sikh prayers were offered at the interfaith service in the Washington National Cathedral on Saturday to invoke divine blessings for new...
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Let off by cops in sacrilege case, Sikh bros pledge support to AAPTimes of IndiaThe brothers, who were arrested on October 20, 2015, and released by cops two weeks later following widespread protests by Sikh religious groups, have pledged support f...
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Sikhism FAQs
Sikhism FAQs:Is Sikhism suited to the conditions of modern society?
Q9. Is Sikhism suited to the conditions of modern society? The principle of "the survival of the fittest", is applicable as much to religions as to communities or people. Those faiths which cannot meet the challenge of their time or the new... Read More...
Guru Sakhis
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Effect Of Taramati Rani's Saadh Sangat Raja Hari Chand had a wife named Taramati Rani. She was quite beautiful and Raja Hari chand was happy. However, he did not like to do sangat or being in the company of God oriented saintly people. Taramati... 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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