Friday, November 24, 2017
Gateway to Sikhism

Sikh Matrimonials
In association with SHAADI.COM

Sikh Matrimonials
Donate to AllAboutSikhs.com

Your donations will keep Allaboutsikhs.com in Chardikala

Subscription Options
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.

iWitness Living a Carnage 1984

Sikhism News

State Promoting Industrialist’s Interest At Farmer’s Cost: BKU
In order to promote and forward the interests of the industrialists the Congress government of Punjab lead by Amarinder Singh has refused to The News State Promoting Industrialist’s Interest At...
Read more...
Patna Bound Vasco De Gama Express Train Derails Near Manikpur, 3 Reported Dead
As per the media reports three people were killed after Patna bound Vasco De Gama express train derailed near Manikpur railway station in Uttar Pradesh The News Patna Bound Vasco...
Read more...
Parliament’s Winter Session To Be Held From December 15 Till January 5
The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs today reportedly recommended that the Winter Session of Parliament be held from December 15 The News Parliament’s Winter Session To Be Held From December...
Read more...
Two Students In Jammu Booked For Not Standing Up During Jan Gan Man Anthem
The district police of Rajouri has registered an FIR against two students of Badshah University in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district for allegedly The News Two Students In Jammu Booked...
Read more...
Amarinder Singh Denies Torture of Jagtar Singh Jaggi; Jaggi’s Lawyer Rebuts CM’s statement
Jagtar Singh Jaggi's lawyer Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur has rebutted Capt. Amarinder Singh's statement denying all allegations about torture of Jagtar Singh Jaggi. The News Amarinder Singh Denies Torture of...
Read more...
NIA Takes Over Physical Custody of Ramandeep Singh and Hardeep Singh Shera; NIA Court grants 5 days remand
The National Investigation Agency (NIA), top most investigating agency of the Indian government, took over the physical custody of Ramandeep Singh Chuharwal and Hardeep Singh Shera on Wednessday (Nov. 22)....
Read more...
Sikhism FAQs
Sikhism FAQs:Can we prove the existence of God?
Q20. Can we prove the existence of God? The existence of God cannot be proved in a scientific way by means of observation, experiment or other verification. This type of proof is possible only in the field of physical phenomena. There are two types... Read More...
Guru Sakhis
Dhan Guru Nanak Ji with Hamza Gaus
  Dhan Guru Nanak Ji with Hamza Gaus Guru Nanak Dev reached Sialkot, now in Pakistan, on one of his preaching missions. The people who came to see him told him that they were greatly worried about themselves and their city. The Guru asked 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.
TheSikhEncyclopedia.com