The Sikhs, The pastoral supervision, Gurbadis
There is a permanent organization in the temple. This remains inspired Christian structures. The faithful will be linked to parish (pirah) attached to dioceses (Maji) themselves attached by assemblies (sangat). However, there is no monk, no clergy. All men and women can lead religious services. The Sangat consists of a minimum of five Sikh surrounded by the Adui Granf. If it is not there, Sikh gurdwara sing and read texts or other hymns. They sing them accompanied by instruments (Kirtan). The sangat represents a central point of the Sikh doctrine.
In this meeting they will meditate on God and make a daily recitation of Gurbadis. After it is distributed sangat Karah Parshad (a dish made in equal proportion of flour, sugar and butter). It is distributed as communion of the Sangat where everyone is recognized as equal and aims to destroy the barriers of caste and untouchability. He is received with hands folded and worn on the forehead as a sign of respect and consumed locally. The system of religious service are therefore particularly given that there is no prior hierarchy, the sacred book is a recognized authority. Even within the worship we see the ideals of tolerance and equal clean Sikhism.
[...] The kirpan is still controversial. Besides the issue of religious symbols is not strictly related to Sikhism but religions of our societies which want secular. Bibliography Tools: Dictionary of Eastern wisdom, Paris, Robert Laffont, October 1991 From Houtre Michael, Encyclopedia of Religion Volume Sikhs under dir. Frederic Lenoir and Ysé T.Masquelier, Lonrai Bayard edition, November 1991 Harbans Singh, Dictionary of Religions, Paris, PUF, January 1984 Joanne O'Brien and Martin Palmer, Atlas of World Religions, China, other Edition 1994 Fiction: Jean-Alphonse Bernard, of the Indian Empire to the Republic of India (1935 to present), Paris, Imprimerie Nationale Editions, coll Our Century 1994 Cattle Michel, History of India, Paris, PUF, coll What do I know? [...]
[...] There are four doors in the temple which represents the four cardinal points. It can come from any direction, and sit, regardless of race, religion or culture. In front of the temple there are the markets; with tortuous and very noisy streets, much like the markets of Cairo or the Maghreb countries. This temple was built according to legend on the ancient forest where Nanak came into communion with God. Facing the temple everyone is silent and kneels, touching the ground with his forehead. [...]
[...] It is the holy city par excellence, created in 1577, located about thirty kilometers from Pakistan. The Jacquemont botanist wrote in 1831 "Amritsar is the largest city of Punjab. I estimated population of 100 or The Rome Punjab has no pope [ . ] THERE has more life and vitality in all other cities of British India, and was the first city I see evidence of a real expansion [ . " This city is the place of pilgrimage for Sikhs. This is where lies the Golden Temple pond with Immortality. [...]
[...] We can say in general that Sikhs have managed to assert their religious identity as such address the Hindus to Muslims, particularly in rejecting the caste system. Twenty million Sikhs in Punjab. The history of the community demonstrates its singularity. They were able to withstand religious persecution. At first they were as peaceful reformers and then they became formidable warriors defenders of their faith, including in conflict against Muslims They can also be troublemakers, as with the attack against Indira Gandhi, to claim their rights. The community grew from religious sect Xv th in society organized politically and militarily. [...]
[...] The Sikhs: The pastoral supervision There is a permanent organization in the temple. This remains inspired Christian structures. The faithful will be linked to parish (pirah) attached to dioceses (Maji) themselves attached by assemblies (sangat). However, there is no monk, no clergy. All men and women can lead religious services. The Sangat consists of a minimum of five Sikh surrounded by the Adui Granf. If it is not there, Sikh gurdwara sing and read texts or other hymns. They sing them accompanied by instruments (Kirtan). [...]
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