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Year 8 Religion

Students Name: Jayden Teo

Title of Course: World's Religion

Teacher's Name: Mr Jones

Word Count: 892

Due Date: Week 1 Wednesday

Founder Details and Childhood Experiences

Sikhism was founded in the 16th Century in the Punjab district. It was founded by Guru Nanak and the nine Gurus who helped shape his teachings. There were a total of ten Gurus who made up Sikhism each being the successor of the next. Guru Nanak was the first of the ten. He was born on April 14th in 1469 and his birth (14th April) is annually celebrated among Sikhs. The "Janam Sakhis" is a set of stories told in Sikh tradition which relate various incidents from Guru Nanak's life. They explain what Guru Nanak was like, even when he was a child. It is told that Guru Nanak demonstrated philosophical and poetical capabilities at a very young age.

They tell of how he grew up demonstrating "radical spiritual streaks" which include arguments and debates with others about spiritual ethics. It can be read that even when young Guru Nanak put spiritual matters in priority disregarding worldly affairs.

Experiences causing their Belief to Falter. How it was Overcome.

Guru Nanak grew up in a Hindu culture which made him ponder over what's right and even question the flaws he saw. Despite having been brought up in Hindu ways he learnt to shape his own faith in God by studying the Hinduism intensely. Instead of accepting Hinduism he began to form his belief using his philosophical talent and connection with God. Guru Nanak's father was not as spiritual but followed Hindu beliefs and had idols. This made Nanak think carefully at these idols and choose to denounce idolatry and the worship of demi-gods. Nanak...