The fundamental belief of Sikhism is that all of humanity is equal regardless of gender, faith, creed and caste, and the respect for one another's values and customs are the right of every individual without oppression or segregation from society.
The founder teacher of the Sikh faith Guru Nanak said that a Sikh should be like a lotus flower, who should remain clear and pure like the lotus flower(in thought and actions) and the water and green leaves that surrounds a Sikh are the various societies in which a Sikh should live within and remain unique in their identity and live as an integral part of society whilst maintaining their uniqueness, whilst sharing with society (its fragrances) without discrimination (flow with the currents or nature) and without pride.
On the religious principles of Sikhism, Sikhism teaches that there is only 'one' supreme Lord who has many names, and some call this supreme Lord Waheguru, Allah, God, Shiva, Ram, Buddha, Jehovah, etc.
The 3 Principles of Sikhism
- Naam Japna - Meditation on the Divine Name with love and devotion.
- Kirat Karna - Honest earning of bread with dignity and labour.
- Vand Shakna - To share the fruits of earnings with the needy.