Definition of Sikh
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.
A Sikh's life has two aspects : individual
or personal and corporate or Panthak .
A Sikh's Personal Life
Sikh's personal life should comprehend:-
i. Meditation on Nam (Divine Substance)
and the scriptures,
ii. Leading life according to the Gurus'
iii. Altruistic voluntary service.
Meditating on Nam (Divine Substance) and
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).
should recite the following scriptural
compositions every day :
Japu, the Jaapu and the Ten Sawayyas (Quartets)
- beginning "Sarawag sudh",-in
Rehras should recite in the evening after
Sohila - to be recited at night before
going to bed.
Note: The morning and evening recitations
should be concluded with the Ardaas.