12 Rules of Conduct that every Sikh Should Follow
Sikh believes that everything that happens is Hukam – the will of God. There is a part of God in every person and the soul is released from the body when a person dies. Each time when a human dies, the soul is reborn with new bodies within a short time.
Our action and their consequences decide whether our soul can be set loose from the cycle. If you get Freedom from this cycle, it is called Mukti.
ਭਈ ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤ ਮਾਨੁਖ ਦੇਹੁਰੀਆ,
This human body has been given to you.
ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਮਿਲਣ ਕੀ ਏ ਤੇਰੀ ਬਰਿਆ
This is your chance to meet the Lord of the Universe.
ਅਵਰ ਕਾਜ ਤੇਰੇ ਕੀਤੇ ਨਾ ਕਾਮ,
Nothing else will work.
ਮਿਲ ਸਾਧ ਸੰਗਤ ਭਜ ਕੇਵਲ ਨਾਮ.
Join the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy; vibrate and meditate on the Jewel of the Naam. ||1||
In order to avoid the race of birth and death, Every Sikh should follow these 12 rules of conduct
1. Worship and Pray to One God
There is only one God (One Creator of living beings). Always worship, praise and pray to one God and remember God at all times. Do not worship Idols.
2. Work Hard
Always Work hard with your 100% commitment.
Success is not a destination, but the road that you’re on. Being successful means that you’re working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it. That’s living your dream. ~ Marlon Wayan
3. Live a Truthful Life
Always live by the 3 major principles in life – Remember God, Earn an honest income and Share your earnings with needy and selflessly serve others.
4. Treat Everyone Equally with no Distinctions
The whole human race is one. All distinctions are wrong. So do not show difference based on race, caste or gender.
5. Avoid the Five Sin’s of Ego
Always do prayer to reduce the effect of Five Sin’s of Ego like –
6. Live a humble and Simple Life
Always live a humble and Simple life.
Coins always make Sound, but paper money are always Silent, So when your value increases,
Keep Yourself Silent and Humble.
7. Dress Simple and Modestly
Dressing immodestly is like rolling around in manure. Modesty protects the intimate center of the person. It means refusing to unveil what should remain hidden.
8. Idols, Magic, Omens, Fasts are Banned
Sikhism condemns blind Hindu rituals such as fasting, visiting places of pilgrimage, superstitions, worship of the dead, idol worship etc. These are banned in Sikhism.
9. Live a Married Life
According to the Sikh faith, through marriage husband and wife can achieve the goals of human life jointly with each other help. As per Sikhs, the goal of human life is to realize the existence of God. Sikhs believe that a spouse is a companion, a supporter, and a life partner to travel on that path. The mutual dependence, understanding, and interrelationship between the two are so strong that the husband and wife live as ‘one’ soul, i.e., they think and act as a unit.
10. Always have faith in Guru Granth Sahib Ji
Put your faith in the Guru Granth Sahib Ji, and you will get all the worldly things.
ਤੇਗ ਬਹਾਦੁਰ ਸਿਮਰੀਏ ਘਰ ਨੌ ਨਿਧ ਆਵੈ ਧਾਇ||
The Lord himself inspire us to worship him; He reveals his glorious greatness; He himself inspire us to place our faith in him.
11. Wear a Five Articles of Faith
Always wear Kesh, Kada, Kanga, Kachera, and Kirtan; These are the five articles of faith for every Sikh.
– To honor creator intention, one should not cut his/her hairs.
– For a sign of faith, one should wear steel wristlet.
– To keep hair clean, one should wear a wooden comb.
– For modesty and health, one should wear a Sikh undergarment.
– For defending the religious rights and faith, one should wear a small sword.
12. Recite the Daily Prayers
– Recite the Morning Prayer
– Recite the Evening Prayer
– Recite the Bedtime Prayer
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