I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance,
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom,
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit..
Kirpan in the hands of a Sikh is neither a weapon nor a sword and nor a dagger. It is an article of faith and self confidence. Being a celestial benevolent gift from his Guru It is inseparable from his body and is an integral part of his faith, the Sikhism. It is an object to serve, protect and respect the human dignity and self respect.
Sikhism, the fifth largest religion in the world with 25 million adherents, is the youngest of all the major religions of the world. Though very small in numbers Sikh men are distinctly identifiable by their uncut hair, colourful turbans and untrimmed beards. Sikh women are also conspicuous by their dress, uncut hair and covered heads, at times with turbans also.
Guru Nanak Dev ji, the eternal Guru was the founder of the Sikhs faith and he passed on his divine Guruship into the soul of Guru Angad Dev ji. This process continued and Guruship thus had a chain of ten Gurus. This process culminated in the present and eternal Guru of the Sikhs in the holy tome Guru Granth Sahib, the living Guru.
Though strictly monotheistic in practice and principle, Sikhism is neither Semitic nor non-Semitic. It does not believe in the incarnation of God in human or animal form. It also does not believe that a prophet or a messenger can act as a mediator. For a Sikh the Guru is a medium and not a mediator.
Sikh young men singing hymns from the Sikh Scripture - Guru Granth Sahib Ji, with traditional instruments such as the dilruba and tabla — at St.Chad’s Cathedral.
oh my goodness this is beautiful <3
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Have you been noticing members of the Sikh community wearing a lot of orange clothing lately? Orange flags flying high on their houses, people having the phrase “I Pledge Orange” hash tagged on twitter, on Facebook display pictures or statuses, on signs on general roads. Well the reason behind…