Tuesday, 29 December 2015

3 Golden Rules of Sikhism Tenets and Fundamental Principles

3 Golden Rules of Sikhism Tenets and Fundamental Principles

Three Pillars of Sikh Faith

Three Tenets of the Sikh Faith and Fundamental Principles
Did you know that the 3 Golden Rules of Sikhism originated with Guru Nanak?
Sikhism has its beginnings in northern Panjab in the late 15th Century. Nanak Dev, the first guru, born to a Hindu family, showed a deep spiritual nature from early childhood. As he matured and became absorbed in meditation, he questioned Hindu rituals, idolatry and the rigidity of the caste system.

His closest companion, a minstrel namedMardana, came from a Muslim family. They traveled together extensively for more than 25 years. Nanak sang hymns he composed in devotion of one God. Mardana accompanied him by playing the Rabab, a stringed instrument. Together they developed and taught three fundamental principles:
  1. Naam japna, remembering God through meditation:
See Also: What is Sikhism?
  1. Kirat karo, earning an honest living:
  2. Vand chakko, selflessly serving others, sharing income and resources:

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