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1 VIEW ALL MANKIND AS ONE Sexuality & Equality in Sikhism
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2 Overview of Presentation History of Sikhism Generic Sikh Philosophy Visit To A Gurdwara Anglo - Sikh Relationship UK Laws and Sikh Population Statistics Sikh Groupings and Sects Sikh Philosophy on Equality and Sexuality Common Objections to Homosexuality by Sikhs Concluding Remarks
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3 History of Sikhism (1000AD – 1700AD)
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4 Background to Sikhism History of Sufism in the subcontinent ‘spiritual’ or ‘mystical’ Islam traced back to Ali, Mohammed’s son-in-law Mu’innyudin Chishti (1141 – 1240) Introduced Sufism to India Baba Farid (13 th century) ‘pir’/saint worship tombs of saints revered similarity to Hinduism
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5 Background to Sikhism History of the Bhakti Movement in Hinduism ‘devotion’ more important than knowledge rejection of the caste system opposed by Brahmins worship of ‘bhagats’/saints similar to Sufi ‘pirs’ Important North Indian bhagats in 15 th Century Ravidas Kabir
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6 Sikh Gurus (1 st to 5 th ) 1. Guru Nanak Dev Ji (1469 – 1539) Founder of Sikhism 1. Guru Angad Dev Ji (1504 – 1552) Perfected the Punjabi script of Gurmukhi 1. Guru Amar Das Ji (1479 – 1574) Strengthened the importance of Langar, abolished Sati 1. Guru Ram Das Ji (1534 – 1581) Founded Amritsar, composed the Laavan (marriage hymns) 1. Guru Arjun Dev Ji (1563 – 1606) Sikh martyr, founded Darbar Sahib, compiled Sikh Holy
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7 Sikh Gurus (6 th to 10 th ) 6. Guru Hargobind Ji (1595 – 1644) militarised Sikhism, Miri-Piri (temporal-spiritual ) ideals 6. Guru Har Rai Ji (1630 – 1661) maintained the militaristic aspects of Sikhism 6. Guru Har Krishan (1656 – 1664) child Guru 6. Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621 – 1675) executed whilst protecting Kashmiri pandits (Hinduism) 6. Guru Gobind Singh (1666 – 1708) founded the Khalsa, last living Guru
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8 Sikh Gurus (11 th /current) Guru Granth Sahib Sikh Holy Book First compiled in 1604 – became Guru in 1708 contains compilations of first 5 Gurus and the 9 th Guru 15 Hindu Bhagats and Muslim Pirs, including Farid, Kabir and Ravidas 1430 pages treated as a living being respected as Guru by all Sikhs
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9 Generic Sikh Philosophy
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10 What is Sikhism? Sikh means “Learner” An individual who strives to understand and seek knowledge of eternal wisdom is a Sikh Sikhism is a philosophy (known as Gurmat) which can be followed by anyone Sikh philosophy explores eternal truth and our relationship with truth
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11 Transcendent Nature of God (Nirgun) as set out in the Mool Mantar There is one creative force This is the eternal truth Doer of everything Beyond fear Beyond revenge Beyond death Image of the Infinite, Unborn This awareness is the Guru’s gift
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12 Immanent Nature of God (Sargun) God exists throughout and within all
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