There is only one God (Ik
God created the universe,
and the universe depends on Gods
will for its
God has always existed and always will exist
God needs nothing else in
to continue to exist
God has no form
God has no gender
God has never taken and will
take human form on earth
The essence of God is truth
God is without hatred or fear
from a rare manuscript of Guru Granth Sahib.
Equality: Everyone is equal in Gods eyes, whatever
creed or gender.
God is accessible without
priest: Everyone can be directly
in touch with God.
Accept other faiths: Sikhs
do not believe that any religion
has a monopoly on thetruth.
They do not regard Sikhism as
the only way to God.
Live in the world: One should
live a responsible life as part
of the community by living
honestly and caring for others.
Empty religious rituals and
superstitions have no value.
Devotion can take the form
of action as well as prayer: Personal
devotion includes Nam Simran
(meditation on and awareness of God)
and Sewa (service to humanity).
A good world is just and fair
to all: Social justice is to be supported.
The use of force as a last
resort is justified to uphold it.
Death is not the end: Death
is seen as the transition to a life
where the joy of being in
the presence of God can be fully realised.
Nam Japna: Pray Keeping God in mind at all
Kirt Karna: Work
Earning a honest living.
Vand Chhakna: Give
Sharing ones earnings with others.
higher than everything; but higher still is truthful living.
Guru Granth Sahib, p. 63
If you would
seek God, demolish not the heart of any individual.
Guru Granth Sahib, p. 1384
of the testament of the Guru cannot germinate except in the field
of ethical conduct, constantly irrigated by the waters of truth.
Guru Granth Sahib, p. 24
A man of
religion is ever characterised by ethical deeds, honest living,
sincerity of heart, and a fearless passion for truth.
Guru Granth Sahib, p. 265
this public declaration, let all men ponder over it. Ethical conduct
is the only true foundation of human life on earth.
Guru Granth Sahib, p. 596