Every religion has its own way of explaining human suffering and the concept of evil. Sikhism teaches that ego is the main cause of evil.
What is moral evil?
The hurt that is caused by human choices
The hurt that follows when the forces that shape the world come into play
Actions that God tells people to do
What is natural evil?
What is meant by "free will"?
God has given all human beings the right to make their own choices
God forces people to do what he wants
People simply following what their genetic nature makes them do
What do Sikhs believe is the main cause of evil?
What are the five main features of the ego?
Anger, lust, pride, gluttony, undue attachment
Anger, lust, pride, sloth, undue attachment
Anger, lust, pride, greed, undue attachment
What do most Sikhs believe about controlling the five components of the ego?
Human beings are designed to be able to control and use these emotions
Human beings should serve the five components of the ego
Human beings are unable to control and use all of these emotions
Why does suffering occur?
It's a part of the natural order of life
For no reason at all
Because God wants people to suffer
What will happen to people that do evil?
They will be punished
They will get away with it
They will be destroyed
Is there anything positive about suffering?
No, there is nothing positive about suffering
Suffering can make people lose faith
Suffering can draw out good in people and bring them closer to God
What are the three forms of sewa?
Service with money, mind and prayer
Service with money, mind and body
Service with money, body and prayer