Sikh beliefs
The philosophy of Sikhism is covered in great detail in the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy text. Detailed guidance is given to followers on how to conduct their lives so that peace and salvation can...
The 52 Hukams of Guru Gobind Singh
The 52 Hukams are a set of instruction in Sikhism set by Guru Gobind Singh in Nanded, Maharashtra, India in 1708. These edicts sum up the ideal way of life of the Khalsa and serve as a code of conduct...
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Waheguru
Waheguru (Punjabi: ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ, Vāhigurū) is a term most often used in Sikhism to refer to God, the Supreme Being or the creator of all. It means "Wonderful Teacher" in the Punjabi language, but in t...
Gurmukh
Gurmukh (meaning "to face the Guru" in Punjabi) is the practice of following the "ways of the Guru" instead of following your animal instincts and basic desires of the mind. The opposite of Gurmukh is...
Prohibitions in Sikhism
There are a number of religious prohibitions in Sikhism.
Not all people calling themselves Sikh subscribe to these prohibitions. Some young Sikhs are now cutting their hair to the dismay of spirit...
Sikh discipline
A Sikh is required by the Sikh Gurus to live a disciplined life by doing pure and righteous deeds and actions. The following are the list of activities that a Sikh should engages in:5 Banis - The init...
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Sikhism and sexual orientation
Sikhism has no specific teachings about homosexuality. The Sikh holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib, does not explicitly mention homosexuality.Views on homosexuality tend not to be a primary concern in S...
Gender of God in Sikhism
Irrespective of the native-language meaning of the Mantra, the standard English translation neutralises the implied gender of God in Sikhism. Nonetheless, the Guru Granth consistently refers to God as...
Langar (Sikhism)
Langar (Punjabi: ਲੰਗਰ, Hindi: लंगर) is the term used in the Sikh religion or in Punjab in general for common kitchen/canteen where food is served in a Gurdwara to all the visitors (without di...
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God in Sikhism
The concept of God in Sikhism is uncompromisingly panentheistic, as symbolized by "Ik Onkar"(one Creator), a central tenet of Sikh philosophy. Sikhs believe that the Creator is all pervasive and is th...
Diet in Sikhism
In Sikhism, only vegetarian food is served in the Gurdwara (Sikh temple) but Sikhs are not bound to be meat-free. The general consensus is that Sikhs are free to choose whether to adopt a meat diet or...
Sarav viāpak
In Sikhism, Sarav viāpak (literally "all-prevading god") is the omnipresence of God; since Sikhs hold God to be without form, shape, colour, etc., they see God as present in every living being in the ...
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Nirvana
Nirvāṇa (/nɪrˈvɑːnə, -ˈvænə, nər-/; Sanskrit: निर्वाण; Pali: निब्बान nibbāna ; Prakrit: णिव्वाण) literally means "blown out", as in a candle. It is most commonly associated with Bud...
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