Basic Rules For Sikh Way of Life

1. Have unshakable Faith only in One God.

2. Seek spiritual guidance only from One Guru, Guru Granth Sahib; ਇਕਾ ਬਾਣੀ ਇਕੁ ਗੁਰੁ ਇਕੋ ਸਬਦੁ ਵੀਚਾਰਿ ॥ ਭਾਵ: ਇਕ ਹੀ ਬਾਣੀ ਹੈ, ਇਕ ਹੀ ਸ਼ਬਦ ਗੁਰੂ, ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਸ਼ਬਦ ਦੀ ਵੀਚਾਰ ਵੀ ਇਕ ਹੀ ਹੈ।

3. Earn an honest living.

4. As a social responsibilty, set aside one tenth of your earnings for the help of the needy and also for promoting the True message of Guru Granth.

5. Learn to read Gurbani correctly and base your way of life on the teachings of Guru Granth Sahib.

6. Practice the lessons learned from Gurbani and/or from daily recitation of Paath in your everyday life.

7. Overcome lust, anger, greed, attachment, and ego by living life according to God's Attributes (Naam) as mentioned in Guru Granth Sahib.

8. Abstain from jealousies, malice against others, bigamy and use of intoxicants of any kind.

9. Accept the Will of God by not cutting your hair from any parts of the body.

10. After having practiced living the life according to what Gurbani says, seek Khande Dee Pahul (Baptism) from Panj Pyare (five beloved ones).

11. Always show kindness, humility, confidence, self-respect and accept responsibility for your actions.

Back to previous page