Society: Sikhism: Principles:
(A) The Sikh must believe in liberty, equality and
(B) Practice universal brotherhood
(C) Universal peace and prosperity
The Sikh must lead a harmonious life. He must believe
in fatherhood of God and universal brotherhood of mankind. He must
pray for universal well-being of human race without distinction of caste,
colour and creed.
He must stand for human liberty, equality and fraternity.
He must stand for freedom of belief, worship, religious tolerance and peaceful
co-existence. A Sikh must stand for universal peace and prosperity.
Before the advent of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the society in
India was routinely and systematically flouting human freedom and equality.
There was a rigid caste system of power and privilege for high caste and
men. The women were relegated to second class status, just above cattle
and crops. They were dependent on goodwill of men. A woman's life was of
home and hearth, bedroom and kitchen. Her only goal was to marry, bear
and raise children. She was to find fulfillment of her life through
the achievements of her husband and offspring.
Guru Nanak Dev revolted against this injustice. Resultantly,
Sikhism does not teach discrimination on the basis of caste, color and
creed. It strives for liberty, equality and fraternity. Its goal
is equality of lowest with highest, men with woman and equality
of human beings. It believes in social, economic, political and religious
freedom on equality basis.
Sikhism preaches that all human beings are born free and
equal in dignity and rights.
A Sikh must believe in:
Universal brotherhood of mankind
“The One Light is the light in all bodies.”
eykw joiq joiq hY srIrw ]
“The One Light is all pervading, only a few know it.”
Universal peace and prosperity
Universal welfare of entire human race ie Sarbat Da Bhala
sB eykw joiq jwxY jy koeI ]