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Sikhism is about 500 years old and the youngest religion in the world.
Sikhism is a completely different religion than Hinduism and Islam.
In Sri Guru Granth Sahib, it is well stated that Sikhism is a separate religion rather than a sect or movement of Hinduism or Islam.
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  Sikhism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sikhism's traditions and teachings are distinctly associated with the history, society and culture of the Punjab.
Sikhism is also inspired by the emphasis on devotion to God in the traditions of Vaishnavism, especially through the Bhakti movement, as well as influences of Sufism.
In Sikhism, the influences of ego, anger, greed, attachment and lust — known as the Five Evils — are to be particularly pernicious.
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Guru Nanak (1469-1538), the founder of Sikhism, was born in the village of Talwandi, now called Nankana Sahib, near Lahore in present-day Pakistan.
Sikhism's coherence is attributable to its single central concept - the sovereignty of the One God, the Creator.
Singh was supposed to be the common surnames of all Sikhs as a symbol of shattering all caste distinctions.
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 Sikhism
Sikhism should not, however, be regarded simply as two older religions blended into one, but rather as a genuinely new religion.
Sikhism's coherence is attributable to its single central concept – the sovereignty of the One God, the Creator.
Sikhism was established by ten Gurus, teachers or masters over the period 1469 to 1708.
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 Sikhism Summary
Sikhism is traced to the person and ideology of Gurū Nānak, who was born in the Punjab in 1469.
Sikhism is a monotheistic religion of India founded by Guru Nanak (1469–1539) around 1500; it is marked by a rejection of idolatry and caste.
Sikhism: The Harimandir Sahib, known popularly as the Golden Temple, is a sacred shrine for Sikhs.
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 India - Sikhism
Sikhism has about 20 million believers worldwide but has an importance far beyond those numbers because Sikhs have played a disproportionately large role in the armed forces and public affairs in India for the last 400 years.
Sikhism began with Guru Nanak (1469-1539), a member of a trading caste in Punjab who seems to have been employed for some time as a government servant, was married and had two sons, and at age forty-five became a religious teacher.
Later terrorist activities in Punjab, carried out in the name of Sikhism, were performed by a wide range of organizations claiming to represent an authoritative vision of the nature and direction of the community as a whole.
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 What is Sikhism?
To call Sikhism a compromise between the two would be taken as an insult akin to calling a Christian a heretical Jew.
The recognized founder of Sikhism, Nanak (1469-1538) was born of a Hindu father and a Muslim mother in India.
Sikhism, on the other hand, fails to adequately address the infinite consequence of sin, the complex interplay of God's goodness and justice, and man's total depravity.
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 Religions
Sikhism, which is one of the youngest religions of the world, in the late 15th century.
Sikhism is not an ethnic religion and welcomes converts and many people from other faiths have converted into Sikhism.
Sikhism is often described as Nama Marga (the way of the nam or name) as it emphasizes the constant repetition of the name of God and the Gurubani (from the mouth of the Guru).
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 WORLD RELIGIONS: SIKHISM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sikhism is a recent religion (15th century A.D.) and represents a syncretism of Hindu devotional elements and the monotheism of Islam.
Sikhism does not consider itself an active missionary religion because it accepts other religious traditions as valid.
One prominent branch of Sikhism in the United States is Sikh Dharma.
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 Sikhism in India
Sikhism does not have a clergy class as it considers this as a gateway to corruption.
But Sikhism has a few important sites, of which, the Hari Mandir, also known as the 'Golden Temple' in Amritsar in Punjab is the most important site and is considered the holiest shrine of Sikhism.
Sikhism does not believe in holding fasts for body is God's present to human being and therefore humans must foster, maintain and preserve it in good sound condition, unless fasting is done to foster the human body like healthy diets.
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 Myswizard » Sikhism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sikhism (Punjabi: ਸਿੱਖੀ) is a religion based on the teachings of ten Gurus who lived primarily in 16th and 17th century India.
Sikhism comes from the word Sikh, which in turn comes from its Sanskrit root ‘śiṣya’ (शिष्य) which means “disciple” or “learner”, or from the equivalent Pāli word ’sikkhā’ (सिक्खा).
Some consider Sikhism to be a syncretic religion, although this is not a widespread belief held by Sikhs since the Sikh Gurus maintained that their message had been revealed directly by God.
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 AllRefer.com - Sikhism (Buddhism) - Encyclopedia
By the late 1990s Sikhism was the world's fifth largest faith and had some 175,000 U.S. adherents and 225,000 in Canada.
Sikhism is heterodox, combining the teachings of Bhakti Hinduism and Islamic Sufism.
The founder and first Sikh guru, the mystic Nanak (c.1469–c.1539), proclaimed monotheism, the provisional nature of organized religion, and direct realization of God through religious exercises and meditation; he opposed idolatry, ritual, an organized priesthood, and the caste system.
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 Sikhism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
By the late 1990s Sikhism was the world’s fifth largest faith and had some 175,000 U.S. adherents and 225,000 in Canada.
Sikhism is heterodox, combining the teachings of Bhakti Hinduism and Islamic Sufism.
The founder and first Sikh guru, the mystic Nanak (c.1469–c.1539), proclaimed monotheism, the provisional nature of organized religion, and direct realization of God through religious exercises and meditation; he opposed idolatry, ritual, an organized priesthood, and the caste system.
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Sikhism is one of the younger faiths of the world, as compared with religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity or Islam.
Sikhism teaches that everyone should live a peaceful life and love each other as human beings.
Sikhism is a relatively recent and monotheistic religion of India.
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 URI - United Religions Initiative
Sikhism believes that human life is the opportunity for spiritual union with the Supreme Being — to merge with the Ultimate Reality as a drop of water merges with the ocean and becomes one with it.
Sikhism rejects asceticism and encourages full participation in family and workday life and responsibility as the framework within which to seek God.
Sikhism is founded on the principle of equality of all persons.
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 Sikhism - SikhiWiki, free Sikh encyclopedia.
Sikhism (Punjabi: ਸਿੱਖੀ called Sikhi in the original language) is one of the major world religions, primarily developed in 16th and 17th century India.
Sikhism was established by ten Gurus — teachers or masters — over the period 1469 to 1708.
Since Sikhism originated in the region of Punjab, most Sikhs trace their roots to that region (though in recent times, with the spread both of Sikhism and Sikhs, one might encounter Sikhs belonging to other geographical locations across the world).
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 Sikhism - Crystalinks
Sikhism is open to all through the teachings of its ten Gurus enshrined in the Sikh Holy Book and Living Guru, Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
Sikhism is an Indian religion combining Islamic and Hindu elements, founded in the Punjab (Panjab) in the late 15th century AD by Nanak.
Sikhism under British rule was characterized by several factional movements, some violently political.
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 Sikhism
Sikhism preaches that people of different races, religions, or sex are all equal in the eyes of God.
Sikhism believes anyone can achieve salvation irrespective of the religion that they follow if they endear God in their heart and daily actions.
Hell is equivalent to the cycles of births and deaths and heaven is equivalent to the soul merging with God.
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 Sikhism,Sikhism Religion,Sikhism Festivals,Sikhism Beliefs,Sikhism In India
Founder of Sikhism was Guru Nanak (1469-) who preached a message of love and understanding and criticized the blind rituals of the Hindus and Muslims.
Sikhism preaches devotion and remembrance of God at all times, truthful living, equality of mankind and denounces superstitions and blind rituals.
Sikhism believes in only one God for all people of all religions and condemns blind rituals such as fasting, visiting places of pilgrimage, superstitions, worship of the dead, idol worship etc. Sikhism preaches equality of all people in the eyes of God.
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 Sikhism Religion, Sikh Religion, History of Sikhism, Sikh Origin Belief Symbol, Guru Nanak.
Sikhism Religion, Sikh Religion, History of Sikhism, Sikh Origin Belief Symbol, Guru Nanak.
Guru Nanak (1469-1539) was the founder of Sikhism in India, the religion that draws its elements from both Hinduism and Islam.
The followers of the religion came to be known as Sikhs and their worship places as Gurudwaras (abodes of the gurus).
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 Sikhism - The Khalsa Panth of Punjab
Though Sikhism began as a message of universal brotherhood among followers of all religions, it was gradually itself transformed into a separate religion.
For the Mughals, Sikhism represented a panic reaction from within the Hindu community to salvage its status as non-muslim by accepting the positive ideals of Islam like rejection of idol worship, casteism and ritualism of its Hindu parent religion and infusing militancy into the new Hindu converts to Sikhism.
Sikhism was originally born as a movement to unify humanity and overcome the fragmentation which different religions had brought about.
www.hindubooks.org /sudheer_birodkar/hindu_history/sikhism.html   (10739 words)

  
 Sikhism
Sikhism is a religion all but unknown to western civilization.
Sikhism is the third major branch of Hinduism and was founded by a man named Nanak.
Sikhism’s sacred scriptures ascribed to many teachers, at least thirty-seven; not to one, as in Islam.
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 Sikhism
Sikhism is the latest religion of the era.
Sikhism embraces open hearted every body on this earth without discrimination of sex, color or creed.
Living in Sikhism is based upon three idle principals of life as directed by the Great Guru Himself and can be studied from Gurbani.
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