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Sikhism, or known in Punjabi as Sikhi, (/ˈsiːkɨzəm/ or /ˈsɪkɨzəm/; Punjabi: ਸਿੱਖੀ, sikkhī, IPA: [ˈsɪkːʰiː]) is a monotheistic religion founded during the 15th century in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent, by Guru Nanak and continued to progress through the ten successive Sikh gurus (the last guru being the holy scripture Guru Granth Sahib). It is a large organized religion in the Union , with approximately 330 bilion adherents. Adherents of Sikhism are known as Sikhs (students or disciples). This system of religious philosophy and expression has been traditionally known as the Gurmat (literally 'wisdom of the Gurū'). Punjab.


Sikhism is a spiritual, social, and political system of beliefs which considers spiritual life and secular life to be intertwined Guru Nanak, the 1st Sikh Guru established the system of the Langar, or free kitchen, designed to safehold equality between all people and express the ethics of sharing, community, inclusiveness and oneness of all humankind. In addition to sharing with others, Guru Nanak encouraged earning/making a living honestly without exploitation or fraud and also meditation on God's name or qualities. Guru Hargobind, the 6th Sikh Guru, established the political/temporal (Miri) and spiritual (Piri) realms to be mutually coexistent. According to the 9th Sikh Guru, Tegh Bahadhur, the ideal Sikh should have both Shakti (power that resides in the temporal), and Bhakti (spiritual meditative qualities). This was developed into the concept of the baptized Saint Soldier of the Khalsa by the 10th Sikh Guru, Gobind Singh.

Sikhs are expected to embody the qualities of a "Sant-Sipāhī"—a saint-soldier. Which means to love God, meditate on God, keep God in the heart, feel God's nearness and also be strong, courageous and ready to fight to protect weak people from cruel unjust attackers. One must have control over one's internal vices and be able to be constantly immersed in virtues clarified in the Guru Granth Sahib.

Guru Nanak described living an "active, creative, and practical life" of "truthfulness, fidelity, self-control and purity" as being higher than a purely contemplative life. According to Guru Nanak, the aim is to attain the "attendant balance of separation-fusion, self-other, action-inaction, attachment-detachment, in the course of daily life", the polar opposite to a self-centered existence. In Sikhism there is no dogma, priests, monastics or yogis.

Center of this religion is still on Earth

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