- "There is one Reality,
- The Unmanifest-Manifested
- Ever-Existent, He is Naam (Conscious Spirit)
- The Creator; pervading all
- Without fear, without enmity;
- The Timeless, the Unborn
- And the Self-existent;
- Complete within Itself.
- Through the favor of His
- True Servant, the Guru,
- He may be realized.
- He was when there was nothing;
- He was before all ages began;
- He existeth now, O Nanak,
- And shall exist forevermore."
- Indian Master, Guru Nanak
Major belifs and practicesEdit
Sikhs believe in one god and one powerful god which make this religion a monotheistic religion. Sikhs believe that God is the greatest and it is wrong to worship other gods. Sikhs believe that God is a formless spirit. It has no true form and can take in any form. Naam is the name of the God.
The Teachings of the Sikhs Guru now means a respected, religious teacher. Nanak started preaching his message and when he was getting old he started passing on his words and leadership to another guru. Nanak told him to end his teachings at the tenth Guru. The second Guru then passed on his words. The second then chose his third, fourth and so on. When the last guru had been chosen and had been taught from the 8th guru he then wrote a holy book to capture the words of the previous guru’s. The holy book was then called the Guru Granth Sahib. The last guru had he choice to take in or take out of the religion he didn’t agree on. His name was Guru Gobind Singh. The nine gurus’ that were taught were then called the Nine Successors. Kirat karni - or right conduct is to live a pure, honest life and to be fair in all your personal/professional dealings Nam Japna - meditate on the name of God Vand Shakna - sharing through charitable work
The inner ring represents your spiritual power. The two swords on the outside represents the means to fight evil. The big sword in the middle represents one god.
-Guru Nanak was born in 1469. -In the early 1500's Guru Nanak had a vision. -
Holy sitesEditA holy site is the Golden Temple of Amritsar. It is the most important place for pilgramage. When Sikhs first enter they drop a couple of coins and a person will give you some food Sikhs believe are holy. Then when you are done you grab a holy book and sing the words of the Guru's from the holy book. The temple is surrounded by water and Sikhs believe it is holy.
The holy book was written from all of the knowlegde of the ten Guru's. The Guru Granth Sahib is now the name of the holy book.
www.ikonkar.com/sikhism/sikhism.htm is a website that talks all about Sikhism.