Sunday, June 28, 2009

What is Sikhi/ Sikhism ?

Sikh word in itself means 'Learn'. In Sikhism you learn a way of living life. Sikhism is NOT a religion. Making it more clear, Sikhism is not only a religion. It is a lot more than that.

Religion is a part of life but Sikhism is not a part of life. It is a way of living life. In very simple words Sikhism is a way of living a life that gives you complete satisfaction, easy-going life, full of happiness and you face every situation gracefully.

The ideology of Sikhism makes you believe, better way to say is - makes you realize that by offering prayers it's not that your bad days or sufferings will come to an end. No suffering gets eliminated. If there's a day there will be night. If now is winter, there shall be summer, there shall be fall and there shall be spring. Seasons come and seasons go. So are ups and downs in life.

Some time it's high tide in the ocean and other time it is low tide, at some time it may be calm and at one time it may be full of cyclones. The only thing that happens is - You get the strength to face both gracefully. Your day and night passes satisfactorily.

The one of the greatest notion is looking for a person/godman/saint or some one similar who will come and teach you or me Sikhi/Sikhism or the Sikh way of life. Nobody will. Actually nobody can.

I have to be a Sikh for my-self and you have to be a Sikh for yourself. Things in Sikhism are already interpreted. Every thing is laid down very simple and clear.

There is God, you and Shri Guru Granth Sahib (Shabad Guru) who will make you one with the Eternal One. The unison is going to be of you and the Great God through Shri Guru Granth Sahib (Shabad Guru). So where is the need of a third party/person. No question.

There are many things that need to be told or mentioned to explain Sikhi or the Sikh Dharma. All will be put up post by post.

For this post, learn that (Sikh that) - You have to be religious for yourself, you have to do prayer or chant the God's name for yourself and I have too do the same for myself. Sikhi is very simple and already interpreted by the Sikh Gurus so no need of any interpreter. To live a Sikh life all you need is - yourself and Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

You have to sit with yourself and not with some body else. You have to find yourself in yourself. How many times does it happens that you decide something, make a firm decision and when the time comes you are not able to do it, how many times does such a thing happens while getting up in the morning?

Each time when you are not able to make it , you loose yourself to yourself. So you are not the one you are but you are pretending or tending or inclining towards becoming some one else.

This is where Sikhism comes to rescue. It makes you - yourself. You start realizing yourself. You start loving yourself. You become proud of yourself.

Sikhi is a way of living by realization. In it you realize everything. You realize yourself, you realize God and in the process of realization you become God.

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I don't know whether i'm able to get it or not !!

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Our gurus gave us examples bad things will happen but when we are immerssed in grace we are able to not only endure but experience bliss of chardi kalaa.

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Waheguruji da khalsa, te wahegurjuji di fateh.

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

WAheguru ji ka Khalsa
Waheguru ji ki Fateh,
I just came back and read this again. Very well put. We just keep living and learning with every breath

Mani said...

faith is the base on which earth stands
________Guru Nanak Dev Ji

well written :)



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Very well said. Waheguru <3

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