Category: Sikh Practices

Ardas means a formal prayer, supplication or humble request. It is derived from the Persian word ‘Arzdaasht’ meaning a petition. It is human nature to pray when one needs help say for wealth, children, personal affairs, health for peace and so on. How nice would it be if things get done on their own and […]

Human birth is supreme amongst all life forms as it provides an opportunity for the soul to end its journey of births and deaths and merge in God. For this the humans must realize what they are here for and conduct their life accordingly. This is taught by the scriptures which are Sri Guru Granth […]

Taking Stock In management practice it is important to define any project or activity that is to be undertaken. Once it gets under way it is necessary to periodically evaluate the project or work in progress to ensure it is on the right track. There is also a system of periodic appraisal of the persons […]

The status of woman in relation to that of man in religious context is often discussed. Adherents of all faiths present a picture that shows that the woman enjoys the same status as man in their respective faiths. This article discusses the subject in the context of the Sikh faith based on the teachings as […]

We often come across statements like “you cannot combine the spiritual with the mundane, science with religion, religion with politics” and so on. Each of these pairs deserves a full discussion. However it is possible to consider these together and show how each element of any of these pairs is complementary rather than antagonistic to […]

The Five Khands in Japu If we were to state the purpose of human birth, and the method to achieve it, in a few words it would be ‘to reunite the soul with the Creator and this is possible through Divine grace’. The first composition in Sri Guru Granth Sahib, ‘Japu’, leads us on that […]

Ardas Ardas means a formal prayer, supplication or humble request. It is derived from the Persian word ‘Arzdaasht’ meaning a petition. It is human nature to pray when one needs help say for wealth, children, personal affairs, health for peace and so on. How nice would it be if things get done on their own […]

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