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Encyclopedia > Sikhism Prohibited Behaviour
  1. Non-Logical Behaviour: Superstitions and rituals not meaningful to Sikhs; (pilgrimages, fasting and bathing in rivers; circumcision; worship of graves, idols, pictures; compulsory wearing of the veil for women; etc.)
  2. Material Obsession: (“Maya”) Accumulation of materials have no meaning in Sikhism. Wealth, Gold, Portfolio, Stocks, Commodities, properties will all be left here on Earth when you depart. Do not get attached to them.
  3. Sacrifice of Creatures: Sati – widows throwing themselves in the funeral pyre of their husbands; lamb and calf slaughter to celebrate holy occasions; etc are forbidden.
  4. Non-Family Oriented Living: A sikh is not allowed to live a recluse, beggar, yogi, monk, Nun, celibacy, etc
  5. Worthless Talk: bragging, gossip, lying, etc are not permitted.
  6. Intoxication: Drinking alcohol; Drugs; Smoking tobacco; consumption of other intoxicants; etc
  7. No priestly Class: Sikhs do not have to depend on a priest for any of the functions that need to be performed.

See also Sikhism and Sikh religious philosophy.

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Encyclopedia: Sikhism (10659 words)
Sikhism (Punjabi: ਸਿੱਖੀ) is a religion based on the teachings of ten Gurus who lived primarily in 16th and 17th century India.
Sikhism recognises the concept of a multi-level approach to achieving your target as a disciple of the faith.
Since Sikhism originated in the Punjab region, most Sikhs trace their roots to that region (though in recent times, with the spread both of Sikhism and Sikhs, one might encounter Sikhs belonging to other geographical locations across the world).
:Gateway to Sikhism (6131 words)
Sikhism made a radical departure from Hinduism by demolishing the iniquitous barriers that the Hindu society had erected between man and man, and between man and woman.
Sikhism encourages education of girls which will enable them to adopt rational modes of thought and use their faculties to the maximum advantage of society.
Sikhism also encourages widow remarriage but it does not approve of widows marrying again when they have children living with them.21 It is apparent that some of the aforementioned factors tend to increase fertility while others tends to reduce fertility.
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