Lecture 13 - Introduction to-sikhism

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Lecture 13 - Introduction to-sikhism

  1. 1. Introduction to Sikhism facebook.com/mysimran.info
  2. 2. Sikh Highlights• In the U.S. for over 100 years• 700,000 Sikhs in the U.S. today• Fifth largest religion• You can quickly identify a Sikh by a turban and beard.
  3. 3. A Sikh believes in• One God Three things a Sikh Does• The Ten Gurus and o Mediation their teaching• The Guru Granth o Honest Labor Sahib (Holy Scripture) o Sharing with Others• Believes in the Khalsa initiation prescribed by tenth Guru
  4. 4. Sikh Concept of God• One Creator• Made the Creation through Sound (Namm)• Gives us life through Breath• Purpose of our Life is to meet God while alive• God is Surgun, Nirgun, Nirinkar – All forms, with out form, formless light
  5. 5. Timeline1st Guru Nanak Formation of the Khalsa 10th Guru Gobind Singh1469 1699 1732 George Washington 1492 Columbus is Born.sailed to Americas
  6. 6. Guru Granth Sahib• Teaches students how to meet God• Is meant for all of humanity regardless of Religion.• In common vernacular• Has contributions by “non- sikhs”• Lays out the path of the Saint
  7. 7. Khalsa• Established in 1699 by 10th guru• Initiation/ baptism as a Saint/ Solider• 5 K’s worn by a baptized Sikh• Meant to be a defender of all faiths and a standard bearer for Truth and Justice.
  8. 8. Thank youMysimran.info@gmail.comWheaton Gurdwara- 2131 Creekside Dr.Services on Wed, Friday and Sunday.Special meditation Labor Day Weekend.

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