Sikh Principles

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Some Key Lessons & Teachings of Sikhism

1) Submission to the Will of God (WAHEGURU)

2) There is ONLY “ONE GOD”. We say it as “Ek Onkar” and first two letters of Shri Guru Granth Sahib, our holy book is also “Ek Onkar”. Ek means ONE and Onkar means GOD. See image on top of this page.

3) Goodwill for all – SARBAT DAA BHALAA

4) SACH SUNAISI SACH KEE BELA – To speak the truth

5) The three basic principles or pillars of Sikhism are:
•    Vand Chako: Sharing with others, helping those with less who are in need
•    Kirat Karo: Earning/making a living honestly, without exploitation or fraud
•    Naam Japna: Chanting the Holy Name and thus remembering God at all times (ceaseless devotion to God)

6) Shun five Evils – Ego, Anger, Greed, Attachment and Lust

7) No Discrimination against any caste/creed/religion/gender

8) Against Superstitions