Sikhism Essay

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In this essay I will outline Sikhism and briefly describe the ethics of Sikhism, teachers and interpreters of Sikhism and faith and culture within the religion. The followers of the religion are called Sikhs, meaning diciples. Sikhism is an intriguing and interesting religion consisting of many different believes and aspects of other religions. The main body of Sikhs in the world are located at the Punjab. The Punjab was the main route into India taken by Muslim invaders in the 15th century. Although this young ...view middle of the document...

This quotation from Singh Sirdar Kapir, ( National Professor of Sikhism)1960, is a perfect example of the importance of ethical values in this religion. Sikhs belive in truth and ethical conduct. A Sikh should not have an ego or think highly of themselves or their life will be a miserable repetition of existence. Similar to the views of Hinduism Sikhs believe in reincarnation and they must live in perfection in order to move on. Although this view is shared with Hinduism, Sikhs believe all beings are equal regardless of sex, colour or religion. Sikhism has little or no prejudices towards woman and even 500 years ago Sikhs treated women with this mutual respect. Women have had the right to read the Sikh Holy Book and have had the right to an opinion for the duration of the religion. This important aspect of the religion adds a real sense equality and fairness to all beings. These views are not shared by many mainstream religions today let alone 500 years previous. Sikhism does not follow the Caste system. All people are born equal and Sikhs disbelieve in idol worship and the praise of other gods besides that of Sikhism.

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