I believe in God as the sovereign One, the omnipotent, immortal and personal Creator,
a being beyond time, who is called Sat Nām, for His name is Truth.
I believe that man grows spiritually by living truthfully, serving selflessly
and by repetition of the Holy Name and Guru Nānak's Prayer, Japaji.
I believe that salvation lies in understanding the divine Truth and that man's
surest path lies in faith, love, purity and devotion.
I believe in the scriptural and ethical authority of the Ãdi Granth as
I believe that to know God the guru is essential as the guide who, himself absorbed
in love of the Real, is able to awaken the soul to its true, divine nature.
I believe in the line of ten gurus: Guru Nānak, Guru Angad, Guru Amardas, Guru
Rām Dās, Guru Arjun, Guru Har Govind, Guru Har Rai, Guru Har Krishnan, Guru Tegh
Bahadur and Govind Singh-all these are my teachers.
I believe that the world is māyā, a vain and transitory illusion; only God is
true as all else passes away.
8. I believe in adopting the last name "Singh," meaning "Lion" and signifying
courage, and in the five symbols:
i. white dress (purity),
iron bracelet (morality),
iv. uncut hair and beard (renunciation),and
v. comb (cleanliness).
I believe in the natural path and stand opposed to fasting, pilgrimage, caste,
idolatry, celibacy and asceticism.