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Sikhism

Are the FIVE SYMBOLS realy necessary?

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It has been found that the maintenance of forms and symbols is essential not only for the Sake of uniformity but also for sustaining sufficient amount of enthusiasm for an organisation. Such symbols should be a living index of the idea, arousing deep intimations of the personality that created them. The symbols make the ideal more real and meaningful to the followers.

The Sikh symbols were not intended to create a spirit of exclusiveness or chosen people. They were meant to serve as aids to the corporate life of the community. Perhaps it may be possible for a man to devote himself to God without adopting outer forms and symbols, but if one wants to work in an organisation, one must keep up the disciplinary forms of the group Just as we may have a good fighter without military drill and uniform, but that does not minimise the need of the regular army, in the same way, the Sikhs of Guru Gobind Singh stick to the uniform and (he symbols ordained by him and find them a great aid in the Panthic organisation.

It has been recorded it's history that whenever Guru Gobind Singh was pleased with anyone, he welcomed him to the fold of the
Khalsa. Lachman Bairagi became Banda Singh. It is said that more than eighty thousand Sikhs received the initiation by the sword within a few months of the creation of the Khalsa.

The symbols have kept the Sikhs united. They have also maintained their ideals unsullied in great crises. Many Sikhs faced
death but refused to shave off their hair Kesh which is the most important symbol of the five. The maintenance of unshorn hair is in keeping with the idea of living according to the will of God. The Kesh are the spiritual link with the Guru-power.

Along with the maintenance of the five symbols, an exemplary life - Rahat - is quite essential. Abstinence from tobacco, Halal meat, wines, narotics and adultary are the part of discipline of the Khalsa, Undoubtedly, the code of conduct is a difficult one. Guru Gobind Singh valued the form of the Khalsa, and so long as the Khalsa maintains the symbols, it will march to glory, when it shows indifference to them, its lustre will tarnish and fade away.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 July 2017 21:00

Guru Gobind Singh Ji

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Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji was born December 22nd in 1666 AD at Patna Sahib in the State of Bihar, India. He was a saint-soldier and a poet and took up the sword to fight against the oppression of the contemporary rulers. He infused a martial spirit in hGuru Angad Dev Jiis followers through soul inspiring and heart stirring heroic poetry.

On March 30th 1699, he evolved a new order in the more than two centuries old Sikh tradition which became known as the Khalsa.

He fought several battles against the Mughal monarchy and Hill Chiefs. Guru Gobind Singh also founded the ciity Paonta Sahib in Himachal Pradesh in 1685. He instructed his followers that he would be the last Guru in human form and to revere the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (Sikh scriptures) as the embodiment and spirit of the eternal Guru. 




Last Updated on Sunday, 29 March 2015 14:03

Guru Amar Das Ji

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Sri Guru Amar Das Ji was born on May 5th 1479 AD at Village Basarke in Dis. Amritsar, India. As the third Sikh Guru his message was to dispense with the system of Sati and Parada. He established 22 centers called Manjis on the Mughal pattern of 22 paraganas to strengthen the economy of the Sikh movement.

He also provided new vigor to the system of Langar (open kitchen for all). When Emperor Akbar visited the Guru Sahib, the prior was first asked to take Langar. On the plea of Sri Guru Amar Das Ji, Emperor Akbar abolished Jazia, a tax imposed upon non-Muslims. Sri Guru Amar Das Ji composed 869 hymns depicting his experience of the divine which are included within the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (Sikh scriptures).

Guru Angad Dev Ji

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 March 2015 14:07

Mool Mantar

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Ik Onkaar
There is only one God.
Sat Naam
Truth is his name
Kartaa Purakh
He is the creator
Nirbhao
He is without fear
Nirvair
He is without hate
Akaal Moorat
He is timeless and without form
Ajoonee Saibhang
He is beyond birth and death, The enlightened one
Gur Parsaad
He can be known by the Guru’s grace
Jap
Embrace His meditation
Aad Sach.
He was present in the beginning
Jugaad Sach
He was present before the Yugas (ages) began.
Hai Bhee Sach
He Is present now
Naanak Hosee Bhee Sach. ||1||
(Guru) Nanak (Dev Ji) says that he shall certainly be present in the future.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 July 2017 20:27

Punjab, Punjabi, Punjabiat

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Last Updated on Monday, 02 May 2011 09:43

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