Sikh Reht Maryada

The Definition of Sikh


Any human being who faithfully believes in

i. One Immortal Being,
ii. Ten Gurus, from Guru Nanak Sahib to Guru Gobind Singh Sahib
iii. The Guru Granth Sahib,
iv. The utterances and teachings of the ten Gurus and
v. Khande di Pahul bequeathed by the tenth Guru, and who does not owe allegiance to any other religion, is a Sikh.

Sikh Living

A Sikh's life has two aspects :
individual or personal and corporate or Panthak .

A Sikh's Personal Life

A Sikh's personal life should comprehend:-
i. Meditation on Nam (Divine Substance) and the scriptures,
ii. Leading life according to the Gurus' teachings and
iii. Altruistic voluntary service.

Meditating on Nam (Divine Substance) and Scriptures

1. A Sikh should wake up in the ambrosial hours (three hours before the dawn), take bath and, concentrating his/her thoughts on One Immortal Being, repeat the name Waheguru (Wondrous Destroyer of darkness).

2. He/she should recite the following scriptural compositions every day :

--a. The Japu, the Jaapu and the Ten Sawayyas (Quartets) - beginning "Sarawag sudh",-in the morning.
--b. Sodar Rehras should recite in the evening after sunset.
--c. The Sohila - to be recited at night before going to bed.

Note: The morning and evening recitations should be concluded with the Ardaas.

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