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Guru Amar Das:"When His Nam resides in the mind, Anger and conceit are washed away."
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

SikhSiyasat.Net Sikh Political Analyst Bhai Ajmer Singh to Address 2 Seminars in Canada on Aug. 26SikhSiyasat.NetAs per information shared by the organizers of these events, Bhai Ajmer Singh will address a Seminar on Youth at Sheridan College on Hal...
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SikhSiyasat.Net Global Sikh Council Condemns the Horrific Attack in Barcelona in SpainSikhSiyasat.NetBarcelona, Spain: Global Sikh Council has expressed shock at the latest in a wave of deliberate vehicle rammings across Europe. GSC issued a stateme...
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SikhSiyasat.Net The Black Prince: Review by A Sikh StudentSikhSiyasat.NetIt was not just about a Prince being denied his kingdom, but is about every Sikh who feels bounded and without a kingdom.The movie is a medium for Sikhs to reach out to their i...
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Hindustan Times Roundabout: Wazirabad, its Ammi Huzoor and her lost Sikh and Hindu friendsHindustan TimesAnd sobbing, he told us that some 100 Sikhs and Hindus who had collected there for safety were slaughtered by the rioters and no one was pronoun...
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Doklam standoff: Chinese clip mocks Sikhs, called racistTimes of IndiaJALANDHAR: Amid the Doklam stand-off on the Bhutanese border, the state owned Chinese news agency Xinhua has put out a three-minute video in which an actor mocks India by dressin...
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Hindustan Times Barcelona terror attack: Sikh community rallies to help, gurudwaras offer food and shelterHindustan TimesThe Sikh community rallied to offer shelter and food in gurudwaras after a van rammed into a crowd of pedestrians at Barcelona's...
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Economic Times Sikh who entered US illegally to be deported to IndiaEconomic TimesBaljit Singh had crossed the border into Texas illegally 12 years ago. His attorney said being a Sikh, he had fled religious persecution in Punjab where he feared ...a...
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Washington Post 70 years after Pakistan-India split, Sikhs search for homeWashington PostPESHAWAR, Pakistan — Radesh Singh's grandfather was just 11 years old when he left his village in India's Punjab province to move to Peshawar, in the far northw...
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Sikhism FAQs
Sikhism FAQs:Q23. Can we reconcile the existence of a merciful God with the problem of pain in the world?
 Q23. Can we reconcile the existence of a merciful God with the problem of pain in the world? Undoubtedly, the world is full of evil and misery. Look at the many wars, slave-raids, tortures, concentration camps, atomic attacks. Do they not show... Read More...
Guru Sakhis
Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji and Bhai Gonda
Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji and Bhai Gonda This is an amazing sakhi about Satguru Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji, the King of Kings and the Saint of Saints and his beloved sikh, Bhai Gonda. A devout Sikh called Bhai Gonda abode with Satguru Sri Guru Har... 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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