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Sikh congregant from Virginia responds to temple shooting

Sikh congregant from Virginia responds to temple shooting

“He brought a message of love and equality to his disciples, the Sikhs, and preached them to: 1. Always remember the creator  God (Akaal Purkh) 2. Always live a honest life and earn a just living and 3. Always share your blessings with other less fortunate ones. Guru Nanak passed on his enlightened leadership of this new religion to nine successive gurus. The final living guru, Gobind Singh died in 1708. All 10 Sikh gurus preached the same enlightened spiritual beliefs and carried the same torch lit by Guru Nanak. All Sikh Gurureligion or social status. Guru Nanak traveled far and wide spreading his message of monotheistic belief in only one creator being, Akaal Purkh, and dispelling superstitions and ritualistic practices brought about by old religions and prevalent beliefs.

Sikhs ascribe to a few very specific beliefs and philosophies:

– There is only o ne God. He is the same God for people of all religions. Sikhs should worship this only one all pervading God and always live remembering Him and accepting His Will.

-Sikhs should practice living a virtuous and truthful life while maintaining a balance between their spiritual obligations and temporal obligations.

-Sikhism condemns blind rituals and superstitions.

– Sikhism preaches that people of different races, religions, or sex are all equal in the eyes of the Creator, Akaal Purkh.

There are also three tenets which help to guide our way of life:

Nam Japna:  Always remembering the Creator Lord, Waheguru

Kirt Karni:  Working hard earning an honest living

Wand Shakana:  Sharing the bounty with those less fortunate ones”

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