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Guru Arjan:"I lean on Thee, my God. I live, for Thou art at my back. Thou art the Pride of the lowly: I seek to merge in Thee."
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.

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SikhSiyasat.Net Exclusive Talk About The Black Prince Movie with Sikh Political Analyst Bhai Ajmer SinghSikhSiyasat.NetChandigarh: The Black Prince is a Hollywood movie based on the life of Maharaja Duleep Singh. The film by director Kavi Raj, starr...
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ABC Online Melbourne Sikh family challenge 'inclusive' Christian school's ban ...ABC OnlineA Melbourne family has launched legal action against a Christian school for banning their son from wearing his traditional Sikh patka, a turban worn by childr...
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Indiatimes.com Sikh Bravehearts Put Their Lives On The Line To Save Kashmir Mosque's Holy BooksIndiatimes.comRemember when a bunch of Sikh men came in as welcome respite for people sweating it out in long queues to lay their hands on new notes after...
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The Indian Express SGPC to Capt Amarinder Singh: Take up Sikh hijackers' retrial with ...The Indian ExpressIn a statement, Karnail Singh Panjoli said Amarinder Singh has shown his willingness to provide legal aid to two hijackers, who will be facing...
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Sikh judge promoted to UK Court of AppealThe HinduA British Sikh has become the first Indian-origin judge to be promoted to one of the senior-most posts in the U.K. judicial system. Sir Rabinder Singh is one of the seven judges to occupy the seven-...
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The Indian Express WATCH: Sikh men risk their lives to save items at a Mosque in KashmirThe Indian ExpressA video footage shows members of the Sikh community risking their lives and jumped in to save items at a Mosque. The video shows flood water in...
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Gazette Live Hundreds fill the streets for the annual Sikh Nagar Kirtan paradeGazette LiveIn Middlesbrough , people lined the streets to watch as the celebration parade made its way from the Sikh Temple in Lorne Street, where prayers were read, befo...
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Economic Times Meet Preet Kaur Gill, Britain's first Sikh woman MP - The Economic ...Economic TimesWhile there have been Sikh MPs in the past, this is the first time that a Sikh woman - Preet Kaur Gill - and a man who wears a turban were elected.and...
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Sikhism FAQs
Sikhism FAQs:Give a brief survey of Sikh studies.
Q120. Give a brief survey of Sikh studies. Sikh studies in its broadest sense means creative literature on Sikh History, Sikh Philosophy, culture and fine arts. Such studies may be divided in five headings. Historical, Theological, Institutional,... Read More...
Guru Sakhis
Bhai Lehna ji meeting Guru Nanak Dev ji
Bhai Lehna ji meeting Guru Nanak Dev ji sach m i lai sach oo paj ai sach mehi saach sam aa e || Meeting the True One, Truth wells up. The truthful are absorbed into the True Lord. s u rath ho vai path oogavai g urabachan ee bho khaa e || Intuitive... 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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