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On November 13th 2005 I visited the Sri Guru Singh Sahiba located on Airport Rd It was my best friends birthday who was going to have a preaching ceremony for her birthday She invited all her close family and friends for a get together at the Guruwara for a praying ritual I was really surprised that I got to be a part of this special event that was held The reason why I chose this religion as my essay topic was because after she invited me for this ritual I felt as if I should do a little research so I will know what I will be doing there Therefore I was really fascinated that I wanted to go in depth to learn more about Sikhism and to gain a better understanding For Sikhs the Guru Granth Sahib is the living spirit of the Gurus The Gurdwara is the home of the Guru Granth Sahib and should be treated with respect The Gurdwara is open all the time for everyone It is a place for worship and service to God Hence Sikhs offer all their respect by taking off their shoes and humbly sitting cross-legged in a Gurdwara In Eastern culture taking off shoes and covering ones head whenever you present yourself to someone holy is considered a way of respecting the person A Sikh makes offerings money groceries etc before the Guru to express their gratitude for their blessings Sikhs do not give donations or charity to God or the Guru It is a way of expressing their love and regards for Him Sikhs go to the Gurdwara to express their thanks to God and to the Guru for the favors that he or she is enjoying as a human being Furthermore when a Sikh gives money for a social cause it is not a charity or donation according to Sikh philosophy This is sharing earnings with others All things have been created by
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