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Guru Amar Das:"When a man comes to know of his fault, He should repent for it."
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.

Q14. Does Sikhism insist on faith?

When we repose our trust in someone it means that, we have faith in him. For instance, when we send a child to school, it is on account of our faith in the value of education. In the matter of love, one has to put faith in the beloved. So faith is not peculiar to religion; it is found in almost every activity of life.
Sikhism insists on this kind of basic faith. Just as you cannot learn to swim unless you get into water, in the same way you can never know spirituality unless you believe in God. Sikhism enjoins faith in the Fatherhood of God and brotherhood of man.

Sikhism emphasizes the need of the Guru for spiritual training. Fortunately, the Guru Granth Sahib is with us for such guidance. Many seek the solution of their spiritual and temporal problems in the Granth and seek light from Gurbani. We thus repose our faith in the Guru, discover the great truths enshrined in his message as our wisdom, acting in the light of Gurbani, tells us.

Sikhism enjoins us to love God. We cannot love God if we love ourselves. Ego is at the root of all evil and our sufferings. If we concentrate our minds on God and sing His praises, we subordinate and even drive ego out of our minds we can then acquire those great qualities and virtues, which we associate with God.
Sikhism believes in universal goodness. The Sikh seeks the God's Grace, not only for himself but also for the whole world for he believes in the good of all mankind (Sarbat da bhala). This sense of fellowship makes him feel at home everywhere and to look on all as friends: "No one is my enemy or a stranger", Guru Nanak wrote. He thus acquires an optimistic outlook on life.

The need for a Faith is recognized even by the greatest scientists. Indeed, reason alone cannot fathom the mysteries of existence and the Universe. Guru Nanak says: "The intellect cannot grasp what is beyond the bounds of the intellect. Rise above the limited human awareness and you will know of God and His works." Atomic energy and nuclear power have further strengthened the scientists' belief in the unlimited powers of Nature and Providence.
Albert Einstein writes in this connection: "Man does not understand the vast of veiled Universe into which he has been for the reason that he does not understand himself. He comprehends but little of his organic processes and even less of his unique capacity to perceive the world around him, to reason and to dream."

 

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Sikhism News

Indian High Commissioner and Consulate General Face Massive protest in Melbourne Jagtar Singh Jaggi’s Torture
Indian High Commissioner and Consulate General of India yesterday faced strong protest by Sikh Sangat during their visit to a Gudwara Sahib in Tarneit area of Victoria state in Australia....
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Rahul Gandhi to take over as Congress president before Gujarat Elections
As per media reports Rahul Gandhi is set to be elevated as Congress president within the next couple of weeks. The News Rahul Gandhi to take over as Congress president...
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Ludhiana Police gets 5 Days Police Remand of Ramandeep Singh and Hardeep Singh Shera in Ravinder Gosain Case
The Ludhiana police presented Ramandeep Singh and Hardeep Singh Shera before a duty magistrate and received their police remand. The News Ludhiana Police gets 5 Days Police Remand of Ramandeep...
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Ramandeep Singh and Hardeep Singh Shera sent to jail; 1 Day Police Remand of Jimmy Singh in Amit Sharma Case
Ramandeep Singh and Hardeep Singh Shera, who were arrested by Baghapurana police few days back, were sent to jail under judicial custody today. Defence council Advo. Jaspal Singh Manjhpur said...
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Canadian Politicians Also Concerned Over Torture of UK Sikh Citizen Jagtar Singh Jaggi in India
Canadian politicians have jointed concerns over reports of torture of arrested UK citizen Jagtar Singh Johal aka Jaggi by Punjab police in India. The News Canadian Politicians Also Concerned Over...
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Sukhbir Badal Announces New Team of District Presidents of SAD (Badal)
Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) President Sukhbir Singh Badal today announced the new team of district presidents while releasing the third list of organizational changes made in the party setup. The...
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Sikhism FAQs
Sikhism FAQs:What is grace?
 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... Read More...
Guru Sakhis
IMAGE Guru Stories:Chhote Sahibzade's Pictorial
  Chhote Sahibzade's Pictorial As soon as the two Sahibzadas attained martyrdom Mata Gujri Ji, who was sitting in meditation in the tower, breathed her last. The messenger who came with the news of the martyrdom of the Sahibzadas found that... 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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