REL 212 World Religion

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"Sikh Rituals and Practices"  Please respond to the following:

  • What 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 God

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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