The Path of Sikh Dharma
Every human being is the Light of the Divine in form. The human body was given to you so you could have a chance to experience that Divine Light in yourself and in everything around you.
Experiencing the Divine while in the human body invokes bliss, fearlessness, and love, and a way to honestly face life with courage and grace. A society of people who are conscious of the Divine within themselves and in all around them are the foundation of a world filled with peace, prosperity, and integrity.
This is the vision and promise of Sikh Dharma. Not to be beholden to rituals and to the past, but to practice meditation and service as a way to awaken to the Divine Reality, to the Deathless Spirit of Love that is already here, inside of us, now.
Sikh simply means "seeker of truth." Sikh Dharma is a spiritual path for those who are looking to find themselves. Like all spiritual traditions, Sikh Dharma has its lineage and legacy, guidelines and philosophies, its Masters, its saints and history. But primarily, Sikh Dharma offers a down-to-earth spiritual path for every-day people. It doesn't matter what your spiritual orientation is. Or what culture or background you belong to. Any person can do these practices to help them experience their own Divinity and Infinity.
The Aims of Sikh Dharma are:
- To train the mind and the senses to recognize the Divine Light within oneself and within all of creation.
- To be of service to others.
The Practice of Sikh Dharma Includes:
- Rise before the sun each morning in what is called the Amrit Vela, the Ambrosial Hours. In the two and half hours before the sun rises, the mind has the best chance to quietly surrender and hear the voice of the Spirit.
- Take a cold shower. Do some light yoga and stretching to balance the body, mind and breath.
- Meditate on and chant the Shabad Guru, the Sacred Sound Current as Divine Teacher that brings us to the experience of our Inner Divinity.
- Meditate and chant at sunset and before going to bed.
During the day, a Sikh lives a normal life. Single or married. With children or without. In work life and in social life, the Sikh strives to:
- Keep connected to the Divine in our heart with every breath
- Earn our living honestly and to share what we earn with others
- View the interactions of daily life as opportunities to serve