He continued to preach the principle of equality for women, the prohibition of Sati and the practise of Langar. Guru Amar Das also trained apostles, of which 52 were women, to manage the rapid expansion of the religion. It is recorded that before becoming a Sikh, Bhai Amar Das, as he was known at the time, was a very religious Vaishanavite Hindu who spent most of his life performing all of the ritual pilgrimages and fasts of a devout Hindu. Bhai Sahib was so impressed and moved by these Shabads that he immediately decided to go to see Guru Angad at Khadur Sahib.
In Sikhism, the influences of egoangergreedattachmentand lustknown as the Five Thievesare believed to be particularly distracting and hurtful. Sikhs believe the world is currently in a state of Kali Yuga Age of Darkness because the world is led astray by the love of and attachment to Maya.
The human body is just a means to achieve the reunion with Truth. Sikhs avoid the evils of Maya, keep the everlasting truth in mind, practice Shabad Kirtanmeditate on Naamand serve humanity.
Sikhs believe that being in the company of the Satsang or Sadh Sangat is one of the key ways to achieve liberation from the cycles of reincarnation.
Bhakti Sikhism was influenced by the Bhakti movement,    but it was not simply an extension of Bhakti.
Shabad Kirtan is the singing of Gurbani. The entire verses of Guru Granth Sahib are written in a form of poetry and rhyme to be recited in thirty one Ragas of the Classical Indian Music as specified.
However, the exponents of these are rarely to be found amongst the Sikhs who are conversant with all the Ragas in the Guru Granth Sahib. Guru Nanak started the Shabad Kirtan tradition and taught that listening to kirtan is a powerful way to achieve tranquility while meditating; Singing of the glories of the Supreme Timeless One God with devotion is the most effective way to come in communion with the Supreme Timeless One.
This, it states, is the primary root of five evil impulses and the cycle of rebirth. Forgiveness is taught as a virtue in Sikhism, yet it also teaches its faithful to shun those with evil intentions and to pick up the sword to fight injustice and religious persecution.
God in Sikhism has no gender, and the Sikh scripture does not discriminate against the woman, nor bar her from any roles. The traditions and philosophy of Sikhism were established by ten gurus from to Guru Nanak was the first guru and appointed a disciple as successor.
Guru Gobind Singh was the final guru in human form. Later, an important phase in the development of Sikhism came with the third successor, Guru Amar Das. Amar Das also established the manji comparable to a diocese system of clerical supervision.
Guru Arjan was arrested by Mughal authorities who were suspicious and hostile to the religious order he was developing. The interior of the Akal Takht The Sikh gurus established a mechanism which allowed the Sikh religion to react as a community to changing circumstances. The sixth guru, Guru Hargobindwas responsible for the creation of the concept of Akal Takht throne of the timeless onewhich serves as the supreme decision-making centre of Sikhism and sits opposite the Harmandir Sahib.
An authoritative scripture was created to protect the integrity of hymns and teachings of the Sikh gurus, and thirteen Hindu and two Muslim bhagats of the Bhakti movement sant tradition in medieval India.Sikhism (called Gurmat by its followers meaning the Way of the Guru) is an Indian religion founded in the Punjab region in the late 15th century.
Sikhism's Origins: The Life of Guru Nanak. Guru Nanak (20 October - 7 May ) is the founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus. He was born in the village of Talwandi, now called Nankana Sahib, near Lahore in present-day Pakistan.
His parents, Mehta Kalu and Matta Tripat, were Hindus and belonged to the merchant caste. The history of Sikhism started with Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first Guru in the fifteenth century in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent.
The religious practices were formalised by Guru Gobind Singh Ji on 13 April . Sikhs only have custodians of the Guru Granth Sahib (granthi), and any Sikh is free to read the Guru Granth Sahib in the Gurdwara (a Sikh temple) or in their home.
All people of all religions . Nanak's acquaintance with Mardana, a Muslim bard goes deep into the heart of Sikhism's origins. Though their religions differed, they discovered shared philosophies and a common love of the divine. Meditating together, Nanak and Mardana communed with creator and creation.
Sep 30, · Sikhism was born in the Punjab area of South Asia, which now falls into the present day states of India and Pakistan. The main religions of the area at the time were Hinduism and Islam.