Most people have sources of authority they can go to for guidance and help. Sikhs’ sacred text, Guru Granth Sahib, sometimes known as the Adi Granth, is their most important source of authority.
Why are sources of authority important?
They confuse people
They create tensions between different groups
They help people understand some situations
What is the main Sikh source of authority?
The Guru Granth Sahib
What does the Guru Granth Sahib contain?
The history of Sikhism
Myths and legends
What is the name of the Sikh Code of Conduct?
Sikh Rahit Maryada
What sorts of things does the Code of Conduct discuss?
How ceremonies should be performed and how Sikhs should live
The beginning of the world
The end of the world
How do Sikhs treat the Guru Granth Sahib?
As a sacred text
With the same respect as the Ten Gurus
As a book of fiction
What is a Gutka?
A book that contains extracts from the Guru Granth Sahib
A small version of the Sikh Rahit Maryada
Life stories of the Gurus
What can Sikhs learn from Guru Amar Das?
The importance of action to support the less fortunate
The importance of action to support sexual equality
The importance of action to support racial equality
What can Sikhs learn from Guru Har Rai?
The importance of caring for the natural world
The importance of freedom
The importance of celebrating together
What can Sikhs learn from Guru Har Krishan?
The importance of balancing spiritual power with material power
The importance of physical health
The importance of caring for the suffering