"Sikh Rituals and Practices" Please respond to the following:
are the key beliefs and practices in Sikhism? From the religions we
have studied so far, identify the religion that you believe has the most
in common with Sikhism. Explain your choice by discussing at least
three comparative aspects of these two religions.
Which one of the meanings of the 5 Ks of Sikhism intrigues you most? Explain why.
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Baptism: Known as Amrit, Baptism is a sacred and
important part of Sikh life. A Baptized Sikh lives the lifestyle as
described above and remains focused on its way to be One with God.
Science: Sikhs beliefs do not contradict with Science.
In fact Scientific findings are confirming Sikh beliefs. In fourteenth
century Sikhs Gurus said that there are millions of stars, planets and
moon revolving the planets in the Universe, science has been confirming
since 19th century
Life after Death: Sikhism has a belief in
reincarnation. Heaven and hell do exist. Your good deeds will be
rewarded in heaven and bad deed will be punished in hell, you will take
birth again and again until you attain salvation by becoming One with
The meaning of 5 k's;
The 5 Ks taken together symbolise that the Sikh who wears them has
dedicated themselves to a life of devotion and submission to the Guru.
The 5 Ks are 5 physical symbols worn by Sikhs who have been initiated into the Khalsa.
The five Ks are:
Kesh (uncut hair)
Kara (a steel bracelet)
Kanga (a wooden comb)
Kaccha - also spelt, Kachh, Kachera (cotton underwear)
Kirpan (steel sword)
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Aug 24th, 2015
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