Q: How do Sikhs greet each other? What
does Sat Shri Akal means?
greet each other by saying “Sat Shri Akal”. Sat Shri Akal
means “God is the supreme truth”.
Sikhs also greet
each other by saying “Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki
Fateh”. This greeting means ‘Khalsa belongs to God and Victory
belongs to God’.
Every service performed in Sikhism is
in order to remember God and be in contact with Him. Greeting
is a part of it.
Q: Why do some names end in
“Ji” or “Sahib”?
A: Ji is not a part of the
name, it is usually used as a sign of respect to elder people
or whomever you want to denote with respect. Ji is used after
the names of the Gurus as a sign of respect. For example: Guru
Gobind Singh Ji
Sahib is another word for respect but
it is used to denote someone who has a higher status. For
example: Guru Granth Sahib Ji. This word is also used as a
form of respect to people at higher military, political and
work related posts.
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