In Sikhism, the influences of egoangergreedattachmentand lustknown as the Five Thievesare believed to be particularly distracting and hurtful. Sikhs believe the world is currently in a state of Kali Yuga Age of Darkness because the world is led astray by the love of and attachment to Maya. The human body is just a means to achieve the reunion with Truth. Sikhs avoid the evils of Maya, keep the everlasting truth in mind, practice Shabad Kirtanmeditate on Naamand serve humanity.
History[ edit ] Jainism is the oldest living sramana tradition in India. In its current form it is traced to parshvanath years before mahavirthe twenty-third of tirthankaras or "fordmakers" in Jain belief.
Mahavira was born to a ruling family in the town of Vaishalilocated in the modern state of Bihar. The first tirthankara was Rishabhawho lived long before Mahavira.
Sikhism was established in the 15th century in the state of Punjab in North India. Although born into a Hindu household in in the Punjab region, Guru Nanak challenged existing practices and is considered the founder of the new faith. The Guru loved to travel and observe concepts and ideas regarding spiritual practices of various faiths.
At the heart of his message was a philosophy of universal love, devotion to God. By the time he had left this world he had founded a new religion of "disciples" shiksha or sikh that followed his example.
Lineage of teachers[ edit ] The 24th tirthankara of the Jain community was Mahavira, the last in a series who lived in East India.
Mutual Cooperation[ edit ] Author Khushwant Singh notes that many eminent Jains admired the Sikh gurus and came to their help in difficult times.
In his hukamnamas sent from Assam, the guru referred to Patna as guru-ka-ghar, meaning "home of the guru". Diwan Todar Mal donated his own family gold to purchase a small piece of land to cremate the young sons of the guru. A large hall of the gurdwara honours the builder by being named after him: The release of 52 Rajas from the fort of Gwalior is attributed to this Guru.
The majority of Sikhs believe that in Sikhism, eating meat is left up to the individual's conscience, as it will not affect spirituality. Khushwant Singh also notes that most Sikhs are meat-eaters and decry vegetarians as daal khorey lentil-eaters. On the views that eating vegetation would be eating flesh, first Sikh Guru Nanak states: It is water where life originated and it is water that sustains all life.
It is water that produces grains, sugarcane, cotton and all forms of life. After cutting away its branches, its feet are bound together into bundles, and then, it is placed between the wooden rollers and crushed.
What punishment is inflicted upon it! Its juice is extracted and placed in the cauldron; as it is heated, it groans and cries out.
And then, the crushed cane is collected and burnt in the fire below. On asceticism Guru Nanak stated: Asceticism doesn't lie in the earring, nor in the shaven head, nor blowing a conch. Asceticism lies in remaining pure amidst impurities. Asceticism doesn't lie in mere words; He is an ascetic who treats everyone alike.
Asceticism doesn't lie in visiting burial places, It lies not in wandering about, nor in bathing at places of pilgrimage. Asceticism is to remain pure amidst impurities. Jains, too, place high regard in prayers and meditation. Sikhs reject the caste system and promote social and gender equality, as the soul is the same for both men and women.
All are equal in the eyes of God. God is accessible without priests or a middle person. Sikhs and Jains, like Hindus, are expected to be tolerant of all faiths and do not believe that any one path has a monopoly on the Truth. There are many paths to seek out the Love of God and incur Divine Grace.
In fact to call another's path inferior is a sign of ignorance and intolerance. Both personal devotion and communal prayers are a part of Sikh's way of life.
Concept of God[ edit ] See also: God in Jainism and God in Sikhism Jains do not believe in the concept of a God head responsible for the manifestation of the Creation. Sikhism is a monotheistic religionbelieving in the singular power of the Formless Creator God, Ik Onkaarwithout a parallel.
Customs[ edit ] During the 18th century, there were a number of attempts to prepare an accurate portrayal of Sikh customs. Sikh scholars and theologians started in to prepare the Reht Maryada—the Sikh code of conduct and conventions. This has successfully achieved a high level of uniformity in the religious and social practices of Sikhism throughout the world.
It contains 27 articles.Hinduism, Buddhism Jainism, and Sikhism are all Eastern religions with similar philosophical beliefs.
In Hinduism you embrace a great diversity of different beliefs, a fact that can be easy confusing to western religions which are accustomed to creeds, confessions, and carefully-worded beliefs of statements. Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism Essay Hinduism, Buddhism Jainism, and Sikhism are all Eastern religions with similar philosophical beliefs - Hinduism, .
Jain Beliefs Jainism has historical roots in Hinduism, but there are many differences between the two Indian religions today.
Central to . Sep 24, · Sikhs focus their lives around their relationship with God, and being a part of the Sikh community.
The Sikh ideal combines action and belief. To live a . Jainism - Beliefs and Practices. Jainism is a very ancient world religion with a history of over years, which originated in the Indian subcontinent, like Hinduism and Buddhism.
Sikhism is classified as an Indian religion along with Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, given its geographical origin and its sharing some concepts with them.   Sikh philosophy does not approve dichotomy in spiritual development and moral truthful conduct [ clarification needed ] (sach achar).