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Guru Nanak: "He, the Immaculate One, Unknowable and Infinite, theName, resides in His Will."
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

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Hindustan Times Mistakes in Sikh literature encyclopaedia, court wants answers from Punjabi UniversityHindustan TimesGurshabad Ratnakar Mahan Kosh, also known as Mahan Kosh and subtitled “Encyclopaedia of Sikh Literature” containing 65,990 entries, ...
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Daily Mail 'Go back to your own country': White van driver unleashes foul-mouthed 'racist rant' at Sikh Indian man for driving ...Daily MailThis is the moment a Sikh delivery driver was subjected to foul racist taunts by another van driver in New Ze...
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Hindustan Times Sikh outfit condemns dera followers' murder, points finger at BadalsHindustan TimesEknoor Khalsa Fauj — an outfit formed by Sikh clerics — has condemned the Saturday's killing of two Dera Sacha Sauda followers, a man and his son, at ...
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The Star Online Storm-damaged Sikh temple seeks donationsThe Star Online“Besides being a place of worship, the Sikh temple is an activity centre for devotees. They carry out religious lessons for children. It is an important place for them,” said Ch...
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Economic Times Need for Indian-Americans to unite: Sikh leaderEconomic Times"We all need to work together to ensure that this type of violence is never repeated. We must decide how we will react to attacks like this. It is my hope that this will bec...
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Hindustan Times Feed the world love, not hatred – Sikh students in UK have an amazing messageHindustan TimesIn a fast polarising world, with inward-looking countries closing borders and racially motivated crimes on the rise, young Sikh students in B...
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The Indian Express Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee Election 2017: All you need to knowThe Indian ExpressThe Sikh community in the National Capital will on Sunday vote to elect members of the Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee responsible fo...
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Sikhism FAQs
What do you know of Guru Gobind Singh?
Q86. What do you know of Guru Gobind Singh? Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708) was installed as the Tenth Guru at the age of nine, soon after the martyrdom of his father. He knew that difficult times were ahead, particularly struggle against the Mughal... Read More...
Guru Sakhis
Bhai Kanhaiya Singh ji
Bhai Kanhaiya Singh ji "Na Ko Bairi Nahin Bigana, Sagal Sand Ham Ko Ban Aiyee'' It was Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji who planted the seed for sewa in the heart of Bhai Kanhaiya Ji. Later in life this virtue would earn him the blessings of Guru Gobind... 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