I don’t believe in worshiping idols and believe me I’m not an Atheist.
Today’s prompt was the toughest for me because I have been brought up with a religious belief where we don’t worship idols. Idol worshiping has always been heavily discouraged by all Sikh Gurus.
Moreover the ‘worshiping’ concept doesn’t exist in Sikhism. Sikhs only bow down to their holy book called Guru Granth Sahib.
So as a Sikhni it’s absolutely impossible for me to visualise an idol and compare it with myself or someone I know.
Now if you may ask me why do people keep pictures of their Gurus in their house.
The truth is that we don’t worship these pictures. You will seldom see someone lighting lamps in front of the pictures. These are just imaginary pictures since no one knows how exactly the Gurus looked like, and to be frank it’s not even important because Sikhs believe that the real form of the Guru is the ‘Word’ or ‘Gurbani’.
Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji said , ‘ Sab Sikhan ko hukum hai, Guru Maanyo Granth’ , this instructs all Sikhs to consider their holy book Sri Guru Granth Sahib as their only Guru, and should bow down only in front of it and no other idol.
It’s not possible for everyone to have a copy of the Granth Sahib in their house so they keep images of the Sikh Gurus. Out of respect, eventually people start bowing in front of these images just because of the sanctity in their mind and they can’t be considered as the violation of Principles of Sikhism.
Sikhs practice a very simple, practical and precise guideline which has been laid down by the Gurus. These guidelines say that working hard, living honestly and loving and serving fellow humans would mean ‘ Serving the God’.
Sikhs believe in one divine God, whom they call Waheguru.
I have always tried to follow what Sri Guru Granth Sahib says. Somehow I feel even if I follow 10% of what it teaches I would be happy.
I don’t believe in worshiping idols and No I’m not an Atheist. I just believe in the teachings of our holy book and each day I teach my girls to thank Waheguru for what we have. We don’t believe in praying for something we want.
So for me the only idol I believe in is my holy book, and anyone who follows what it preaches is an inspiration for me.
Disclaimer: These are my personal opinions and in no way do I wish to hurt anyone’s religious beliefs. I respect all religions and celebrate festivals of almost all the religions. If you disagree with my belief I would respect your opinion.
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Thanks Prerna , I really appreciate that.
I liked your About profile, worshipping Idol or anything considering God are all different way of bhakti, above bhakti, there is knowledge of wisdom which if seeken will elevate every human soul.
Absolutely true Roopali.
I really like the way you explained the Sikh religion, my mom is also a Sikh married to a Hindu and I know what value Guru Granth Sahib holds for her. Loved your take on today’s prompt.
Thanks Neha. I’m glad you could relate to my post.
Everyone has a different way of worshiping. I love how you are reaching your kids to be thankful to god and not ask for something they want.
It’s all about your believe & faith in the God almighty. People find it easier by worshiping idols.
True that Nisha.
I believe that god is one.. it is divided by religions only
God is definitely one Nikita. And if you talk about it being divided by religion I would beg to differ. Every religion talk about the same thing- and that he is one. However yes I do agree each person has the right to preach however they feel like.
God is one!! It’s one’s way to visualise or worship Him. Every religion teaches the same. I liked you honest opinion.
Thanks for sharing! Appreciate your views 🙂
I imagined the prompt will be difficult for all the sikhnis in this blog chain. I am a punjabi and I bow to Gods and when I go to a gurdwara I always bow to the guru granth sahib too and I do sewa too before I sit down to have my Prasad in form of langar.
For me, it’s not about the form of the God , but more so about the divine force that is in working in the universe.
I absolutely loved your post and your take on the prompt.
Khyati That is so beautiful. I really respect that thought of yours.
These days I’m really getting into Sikh preachings! I like their concept of God! ?
That’s Nice Snehal.
I think every religion has its own value and beliefs. But god is one and all religions talks about same thing but in different ways. But I like how you explain Sikh religion.
True that Minakshi. It’s all about respecting each others beliefs at the end of it.
Loved reading your post. I could Simply relate to it.. specially like Guru manyo Granth as I have grown up listening this as a chant throughout my childhood ??
I’m glad you enjoyed reading the post! And yes, Guru Manyo Granth is a very powerful and inspiring chant. It’s wonderful that you have grown up listening to it and it holds a special place in your heart.
I’m glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for reading.