AMRITSAR/Sikh spirit


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Golden Temple/Punjab/India (Sikhism emphasizes Simran (meditation on the words of the Guru Granth Sahib), that can be expressed musically through Kirtan or internally through Nam Japna, as a means to feel God’s presence, and to have control over the "Five Thieves" (lust, rage, greed, attachment and conceit). Hand in hand, secular life is considered to be intertwined with the spiritual life. Guru Nanak taught that living an "active, creative, and practical life" of "truthfulness, fidelity, self-control and purity" is above the metaphysical truth, and that the ideal man is one who "establishes union with God, knows His Will, and carries out that Will". He also established the system of the Langar, or communal kitchen, in order to demonstrate the need to share and have equality between all people.Guru Hargobind, the sixth Sikh Guru, established the political/temporal (Miri) and spiritual (Piri) realms to be mutually coexistent. The Sikhs also reject claims that any particular religious tradition has a monopoly on Absolute Truth.

A Sikh is expected to embody the qualities of a "Sant-Sipāhī" – a saint-soldier…)

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Posted on 2014-10-30 11:52:51

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