Five Thieves and Eight Virtues

The Five Thieves (Obstacles or Vices)

  1. Kaam (Lust)
  2. Krodh (Anger) 
  3. Lobh (Greed) 
  4. Ahankar (Pride or Negative Ego) 
  5. Moh (Attachment – to maya or worldly illusion – anything that is not the Infinite) 


Eight Virtues

These virtues can help to combat the five obstacles. These virtues are described in Japji Sahib (Paurees 28 & 29) and throughout the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. 

  1. Santokh (Contentment)
  2. Daya (Compassion)
  3. Gyan (Knowledge)
  4. Parteet (Trust)
  5. Saram (Honesty)
  6. Dhian (Concentration)
  7. Jugat (Self-Discipline)
  8. Sabar (Patience)

~This information was originally shared in the book Living Reality (1994) by Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Khalsa.


Video: Course on Sikh Dharma Virtues in Action

Sing the words of the Shabad Guru with Sada Sat Simran Singh of Chardi Kala Jatha, and through stories and discussion, learn how practicing humility and sacrifice serves you on the path of Dharma to meet your highest destiny.

Class taught by S.S. Sada Sat Simran Singh Khalsa at Summer Solstice eSummit 2020