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Guru Nanak:"As fragrance abides in the flower As reflection is within the mirror,So does your Lord abide within you,Why search for him without?"
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.

iWitness Living a Carnage 1984

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SikhSiyasat.Net Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn Reaffirms Commitment on Sikh Issues: Sikh Council UKSikhSiyasat.NetLeicester, England: The Sikh Council UK said in a statement issued on Sunday (Oct. 22) that England's Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn ha...
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Sikh24 News & Updates Dal Khalsa to take out 'Sikh Genocide Remembrance March' in BathindaSikh24 News & UpdatesAMRITSAR SAHIB, Punjab—Pro-Khalistab Sikh outfit Dal Khalsa has announced to take out a protest march under title 'Sikh Genocide Remembran...
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Hindustan Times Sikh radicals smudge Hindi, English on Bathinda-Faridkot signboardsHindustan TimesSikh radicals smudge Hindi, English on Bathinda-Faridkot signboards. For the past month or so, activists of these organisations had launched a campaign...
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Hindustan Times A Mighty Minority: How Sikhs rose to political prominence in Canada ...Hindustan TimesJagmeet Singh's recent election as leader of a political party, four Sikh ministers, a Sikh as the premier of a province: how did the community acq...
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The Hindu Reaching out to Britain's Sikh communityThe HinduThe attempted assassination of Lt. General (retired) Kuldeep Singh Brar in London in October 2012 by Sikh terrorists brought into sharp focus Indian concerns about U.K.-based extremism. Indi...
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The Tribune Rivals seek to loosen SAD hold on Sikh politics - The TribuneThe TribuneTheTribune: AMRITSAR: The increasing tension between the official jathedars and the 'parallel' ones, nominated at an 'unofficial' Sarbat Khalsa in 2015, may ...Punja...
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Lodi News-Sentinel Diwali lights up the night at Lodi Sikh templeLodi News-SentinelAlthough the air was chilly on Thursday evening, the atmosphere was warm and jovial at the Deshmesh Darbar Sikh temple on the corner of Armstrong Road and West Lane, ...
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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
Bhai Lehna to Guru Angad
Sakhi: Bhai Lehna to Guru Angad Dev Ji There are many sakhis(stories) about the obedience of Bhai Lehna ji, telling us how he gave up his ego and followed the path shown by the Guru. He was never reluctant to do what the Guru wanted the Sikhs, the... 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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