Noble Teachings of Sikhism

Noble Teachings of Sikhism

Sikhism – The word Sikh (pronounced “sickh”) means ‘disciple’ or ‘learner.’

Sikhs believe that there is a Single, All-Powerful God, who created the universe and everything within it The God is common to all humanity.

It is believed that Sikhism is originated in Punjab, which is now in India and Pakistan during the 16th century. Now more than 20 million people follow Sikhism worldwide, mostly staying in India. Sikhism is recognized as one of the youngest religions in the world.

Sikhism was founded by Guru Nanak and his nine successors (considered as ten Gurus of Sikhism). Guru Nanak was born in the year 1469. He spreads a simple message “Ek Onkar” means “We are all one, with the One Creator of all Creation”. Guru Nanak’s students were known as Sikhs, the word “Sikh” means “seeker of truth“. The scripture of the Sikhs is known as “Sri Guru Granth Sahib” considered as their living Guru, the hymns of the Gurus they refer are known as Gurbani, and their place of worship is known as “Gurudwara”.

The Ten Gurus of Sikhism are Guru Nanak, Guru Angad, Guru Amar Das, Guru Ram Das, Guru Arjan, Guru Har Gobind, Guru Har Rai, Guru Har Krishan, Guru Tegh Bahadur, Guru Gobind Singh.

The Noble teachings of Sikhism are:
– There is only one God and the name of God is Truth
Recognize inner truth through meditation and chanting
Live a simple and honest life
– Treat everyone equally
– Serve others

Three Principles of Sikhism

Guru Nanak Dev, the first Sikh Guru, taught three fundamental principles:

  • Kirat Karo Work hard and honestly
  • Wand Ke ChhakoShare what you have with the needy
  • Naam JappoAlways remember God throughout the day

Avatar for Simmi Kamboj

Simmi Kamboj

Simmi Kamboj is the Founder and Administrator of Ritiriwaz, your one-stop guide to Indian Culture and Tradition. She had a passion for writing about India's lifestyle, culture, tradition, travel, and is trying to cover all Indian Cultural aspects of Daily Life.