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Attributes of God

There is only one God (Ik Ongkaar)
God created the universe, and the universe depends on God’s will for its
continued existence
God has always existed and always will exist
God needs nothing else in order
to continue to exist
God has no form
God has no gender
God has never taken and will never
take human form on earth
The essence of God is truth
God is without hatred or fear

Page from a rare manuscript of Guru Granth Sahib.

Basic Belief

Equality: Everyone is equal in God’s eyes, whatever their caste,
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.

The Three Duties

Nam Japna: Pray – Keeping God in mind at all times.
Kirt Karna: Work – Earning a honest living.
Vand Chhakna: Give – Sharing one’s earnings with others.

Kanh Singh

 Mai Bhago
Randhir Singh

 Vir Singh

Truth is 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

The seed 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

Nanak makes 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

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