Sikhs practice the way of life of a “householder” as opposed to an ascetic lifestyle.
Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru, taught the way of the householder. It is a practical spiritual strategy for living in the world. The Sikh strives to strike a natural balance found in the life of the householder, and on this path aims to shed all attachments.
~ Living Reality (1994) by Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Khalsa.