Sikh practices are simple, precise and practical guidelines laid out by the Gurus for the practice of the "Sikh way of life". The Gurus emphasise that a Sikh should lead a disciplined life engaged in Naam Simran, meditation on God's name, Kirat Karni, living a honest life of a house-holder, and Wand kay Shako, sharing what one has with the community.
- Sikhs are urged repeatedly in their Holy Book (Guru Granth Sahib) to live a disciplined life
- Wake up early in the morning.
- Bathing and cleansing of the body should be performed.
- Cleanse the mind by spending some time meditating on God.
- Engage in family life and address your responsibilities within the family.
- Attend to a work or study routine and earn a living by earnest means.
- Undertake to help the less well off with monetary and/or physical help.
- Exercise your responsibilities to the community and take active part in the maintenance and safeguard of the community.
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