Guru Granth Sahib

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  • Sikhism In South Asia

    Moreover, the Sikh movement developed inside South Asia; whereas, Islam came from outside South Asia. The first Muslims came to South Asia as merchants and with time as a political power. On the other hand, Sufi mystic combined elements of Hinduism with other elements of Islam developed in Iran and central Asia. Whereas, Sikhism rejects Hindus traditions such as food taboos, and Brahamanism. Sikhs do not believe in the power of Brahamanists. Sikhism is not supposed to be about us, it is supposed to be about the community. A society which creates equal opportunities for everybody. Anyone can be a Guru for others (Kulpret Singh). Moreover, there exists a lot of flexibility in Sikhism. Some of them are vegetarian but it is not mandatory as it is in Hinduism. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how Islam and Sikhism have influenced South Asia history, specifically Indian’s culture and religion through music, architecture and…

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  • Sikhism Ethical Issues

    This deficit of women has resulted in a bride trafficking practice where women from villages are bought and sometimes kidnapped to be sold as brides to men. In regions like Punjab, the sex ratio is so skewed towards men that wives are often shared between brothers or cousins. In 1994, the Indian government implemented Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques Act, which only allows pre-conception tests to identify a deformity in the fetus. Although this law still continues to be broken, women’s rights…

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  • Reflection Of The Kumare Documentary

    Kumare Documentary I found the Kumare documentary very entertaining and enlightening to watch. The clear message that everything each of us needs can be found inside of us was demonstrated in the ways that many of Kumare 's followers were able to improve and change their lives in spite of the fact that Kumare was not truly a guru or spiritual leader at the beginning. I also felt that Kumare learned as much from the process as his students did. While Vikram went into the process not believing…

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  • The Beatles Impact Essay

    This frenzy overtook the media as the latest pop culture craze. Many of the young Beatles fans soon learned about the teachings of this type of meditation and what it had to offer. The Fab Four were quick to be pinned by the media as “The Beatles’ Guru.” While other stars looked into psychedelics and LSD to “open the doors to higher powers,” Harrison turned to meditation, spiritual literature and looked up to Ravi Shankar for guidance. Goldberg has estimated that during the 70s, the Beatles…

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  • Hinduism: A Brief Summary And Analysis

    It is a festival put in place to give thanks, honour and praise to one’s teacher, guru, or mentor. These mentors show someone the way into the “light of knowledge” (Pattni, B. N., Joshi D., 2013). The term guru is split into two parts: “gu” meaning darkness and “ru” meaning the remedy or “antidote” to darkness (Pattni, B. N., Joshi D., 2013). This festival is not only to give thanks and reverence to a spiritual guru, but as well to a school teacher, etc. In several cities of India, Guru Poornima…

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  • Indira Gandhi Influence

    Indira Gandhi was a prominent stateswoman, a key player in the Indian National Congress Party, and the first and only female Prime Minister of India. She was Prime Minister Jawaharal Nehru’s only child, born on November 19, 1917 (Wolpert). At twelve, she became involved in politics by protesting the British Raj. It was during this time that Indira met future husband, Feroze Gandhi (Dommermuth-Costa 33). Later, as her father grew older, Indira Gandhi stepped in as his personal assistant.…

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  • Sikhism Research Paper

    that was founded in 1496 by Guru Nanak Dev Ji in Punjab, a state in India. It is a monotheistic religion that is based on Hinduism and Islam, however, it is a distinct religion with a unique path to liberation. Sikhism is the fifth largest religion in the world with around 20 million followers. The foundation of the religion is based on the teachings of the ten Gurus, who were spiritual mentors and teachers. The Sikh religion is one that moves me the most out of all of the religions, and I find…

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  • How Did Guru Nanak Made His Own Religion?

    education and exposure to the world they may choose to follow their own path. There should be no restriction on people about what religion to follow. This is exactly what Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism believed in and preached. Even though he was born in a Hindu family and lived in a village with both Hindu and Muslim population he started a new religion. There are several questions that come to mind: what were the reasons Guru Nanak made his own religion? Why did he have a dislike for the…

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  • Sikh Religions

    Not everyone agreed so they decided to make a new religion with practices from both religions, while still keeping Hinduism and Islam separate religions (Borak 54). The originality helps make this religion special in its own unique way. They believe every human is of the same sex even though chastity is not allowed. Women are equal to all men. Sikhs do not believe in burning women, women wearing veils, or marriages to widows. However, all people are treated equally, regardless of birth or…

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  • Importance Of Festivals In Amritsar

    the festivals. 1. BASANT PANCHAMI Basant panchami is very popular festival in the city of Amritsar. The prime attraction of this occasion of Basant Panchami is the fair at chheharta sahib Gurudwara of Amritsar. Basant Panchami sometimes referred to as Saraswati puja or the festival of kites The Goddess Saraswati is worshipped and the day treated by celebrants as Sarawati’s birthday Vasant panchami is celebrated every year…

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