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  • what can you tell me about this religion???

    Question by Bobby: what can you tell me about this religion???
    The religion is “Sikhism” what can you tell me about this???

    Thanks!

    Best answer:

    Answer by Nijg
    They are totally against violance, even wear scarves over their mouths to pervent from killing bugs.
    Or
    They are very militaristic and are mostly soldiers.

    I get Sikhism and Jainism mixed up, so one of the above is Sikhism, the other is Jainism.

    Give your answer to this question below!

  • “Christianity is just as much a monotheistic religion as Hinduism”?

    Question by Clumsical ~Border Collie Love~: “Christianity is just as much a monotheistic religion as Hinduism”?
    true or false?

    Not my own thought, we had a discussion about it in my AP World History class last year, and it’s got me thinking again.

    We were talking about how all of the Hindu gods are just forms of a single god, just like the “father, son, and holy ghost” are all a part of a single deity in Christianity.

    So, is it that Hinduism is monotheistic? Or that Christianity is polytheistic?

    Best answer:

    Answer by 1,3 DimethylOozelah
    Christianity is monotheistic. Hinduism is polytheistic.

    Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

  • What is the difference between “the advancement of Dharma” and “the advancement of Religion”?

    Question by Consort▲of the▼Goddess: What is the difference between “the advancement of Dharma” and “the advancement of Religion”?

    Best answer:

    Answer by Dnut™
    Dharma means righteousness or characteristic function of a human being based on ethics and principles of humanity, while religion is a set of beliefs as a principle followed by the mass. A religion can have strong principles and deep rooted foundation in dharma. For Eg. Sanatana Dharma. For an individual, advancement of dharma means that a person has enhanced his basic ethical core which makes him characteristic in nature and a better human being. Advancement of religion means that a person has strictly followed the guidelines laid by tenets of his religion. For the mass, advancement of dharma means advancement of humanity and its moral values in the society. Advancement of religion means that more and more people are following a particular religion.

    A lot of translation from ancient scriptures have vaguely defined Dharma as Religion without understanding the difference between the two. For a human being, having a Dharma is mandatory while having a religion is optional.

    Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

  • What is the belief system of the religion “Taoism” / “Daoism” ?

    Question by Ian Ward: What is the belief system of the religion “Taoism” / “Daoism” ?

    Best answer:

    Answer by wolfboy
    Taoism theology emphasizes various themes found in the Daodejing and Zhuangzi, such as naturalness, vitality, peace, “non-action” (wu wei), emptiness (refinement), detachment, the strength of softness (or flexibility), receptiveness, spontaneity, the relativism of human ways of life, ways of speaking and guiding behavior.

    What do you think? Answer below!

  • What do u know about world’s oldest & best religion “Hinduism”?

    Question by Hindustani: What do u know about world’s oldest & best religion “Hinduism”?
    Do u know about holy books of Hinduism?

    Why they dont feel shy when they lie that “Islam “or “Christianity” is oldest Religion?

    Dont u think quality is important than quantity in religion?

    I hope that u can give me answer honestly without any prejudice?

    Best answer:

    Answer by Trey45
    The only thing I know for a fact about Hinduism is they were the 1st advanced mathemeticians, they invented the integer of zero(0) as a way of seperating positive numbers from negative numbers, something the muslims claim they invented(yet another islamic lie)

    Add your own answer in the comments!

  • Sikhism, A View of the Sikh Religion

    Article by Emma Snow

    At the northwestern tip of India is located The Golden Temple, or Harimandir Sahib, the most significant historical center on earth to the 20 million Sikhs worldwide. Here people from all walks of life are invited to join in listening to the hymns and teachings of the Guru Granth Sahib and to join in unity for a communal meal (Langar). This sacred gurdwara (temple) has entrances on all four sides, a symbol that this faith “is for people of all castes and all creeds from whichever direction they come and to whichever direction they bow.” (Guru Arjun Dev)

    Over five hundred years ago in Punjab, India, a son was born to a Hindi couple. The child, who was named Nanak, was expected to follow in his merchant father’s footsteps. But this child was different in many ways. He was contemplative and thoughtful. He would frequently get lost in meditation. He seemed disinterested with the things of this world. He discussed religion with his Muslim and Hindi associates.

    Finally, one morning he went to the river to bathe. According to legend, he entered the stream but did not surface. For three days and nights his friends searched for him, but he was not to be found. Then came the miraculous event-Nanak emerged from the river. During the time he’d been missing, Nanak had an incredible spiritual experience. He’d been in communion with God, and had been enlightened and given a calling to tell the world of his True Name. The first thing Nanak said upon his return was “There is no Hindu, no Muslim.” Nanak’s message was that only through true devotion to the one True Name could humans break the cycle of birth and deaths and merge with God. Nanak became the first Guru, and Sikhism came into being.

    At that point, Guru Nanak left his home on the first of four major journeys to spread his message. Between the years 1499 and 1521 he traveled to such places as Sri Lanka, Tibet, Baghdad, Mecca, and Medina. Miraculous events accompanied him wherever he went, and he gained a large following. Finally at the close of his life he settled in Kartapur with his wife and two sons. His many disciples came here to listen to his teachings. Before he died, he appointed one to continue his work. Since Nanak, there have been nine other living gurus. The tenth, Guru Gobind Singh taught that there was no longer a need for a living guru. Instead, he found a spiritual successor in the Guru Granth Sahib (sacred texts), and a physical successor in the Khalsa.

    Literally translated, khalsa means “the pure,” and it is the goal of all Sikhs to become Khalsa. Officially, one becomes Khalsa when he or she has undergone Sikh baptism, and have agreed to follow the Sikh Code of Conduct and Conventions, along with wearing the prescribed physical articles of the faith. This ceremony takes place when a mature individual presents him or herself in the presence of the Guru Granth Sahib and five other Khalsa Sikhs. The candidate is taught what will be expected of him or her, and then drinks Amrit (sugar water stirred with a dagger).

    Khalsa members can easily be distinguished by certain articles of clothing which they wear as symbols of their faith. These are referred to as the Five K’s.

    · Kesh, or long, unshorn hair, is a symbol of spirituality. It reminds the individual to behave like gurus. (Male members wear a turban over the hair.)

    · Kirpan, or the ceremonial sword, is a symbol of dignity. This is not regarded as a weapon, much as the cross is worn by Christians as a symbol of faith, and not an instrument of torture.

    · Kangha, or comb, is a symbol of hygiene and discipline.

    · Kara, or a steel bracelet, is a symbol of restraint in actions and a constant reminder of one’s devotion to God.

    · Kachha, or drawers, which symbolize self-control and chastity.

    Sikhism is the fifth largest religion in the world. It began as a progressive religion which rejected all distinctions of caste, creed, race, or sex. It recognized the full equality of women at a time when women were regarded as property or entertainment of men, when female infanticide and widow burning was common and even encouraged. The legacy of Sikhism is its emphasis on one’s devotion to God and truthful living.

    About the Author

    Emma Snow writes educational articles for Reglious Beliefs http://www.religious-beliefs.com and assists with content management at Religious Podcasts http://www.religious-podcasts.net

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