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  • Ek Onkar: There is only one God who is the Creator, Cherisher and Destroyer. God's presence is all around us and within us. By reciting Bani one begins to "connect" with God.
  • Simran and Sewa: These are the Foundations of Sikhism. It is the duty of every Sikh to practise Naam Simran daily - the reciting and chanting of God’s Name to "connect" to God and remain aware and awake to His presence everywhere and in everyone. Also to engage in Sewa at all times - to help and offer "free" service to anyone in need; to serve in Gurdwara; in community centre; old people's homes; care centres; major world disasters, in other situation, etc
  • Naam Japna: – In addition to Simran (meditation), a Sikh is to engage in a daily practise of Nitnem - This is the daily reading, understanding and practising of the principles outlined in Gurbani - Sikh scriptures.
  • Kirat Karni: - To live honestly and earn by ones physical and mental effort while accepting Gods gifts and blessings. A Sikh has to live as a householders carrying out his or her duties and responsibilities to the full.
  • Vand Chakna: - The Sikhs are asked to share their wealth within the community and outside by giving Dasvandh and practising charity (Daan). To “Share and consume together”.
  • Kill the Five Thieves: The Sikh Gurus tell us that our mind and spirit are constantly being attacked by the Five Evils – Kam (Lust), Krodh (Rage), Lobh (Greed), Moh (Attachment) and Ahankar (Ego). A Sikh needs to constantly attack and overcome these five vices; be always vigilant and on guard to tackle these five thieves at all times!

Further reading

and at category: Message of Gurbani

Guru Granth Sahib ..


Message of Gurbani


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