Education is the most essential part of life and is a supreme treasure. Gurdwara Sahib Sukh Sagar, provides facilities and guidance to Sikhs and non-Sikhs through a wide variety of religious, social and other topics.
Some of the classes include:
- Youth Gurmat Class, every Sunday at 11am
- Punjabi Classes, evenings at 6pm
- Kirtan Classes, throughout the week at 6pm
- Gurbani Synthia Classes, throughout the week
- Gatka (Sikh Martial Arts) Classes, throughout the week and on Sundays
- Parental Workshops - Sundays, throughout the year
- Healthy Eating Workshops - weekends through the year
- Sikh Youth Leadership Course - throughout the year
Education as per teaching of Sikh Guru's:
Guru Angad Dev Ji, the second Guru stressed mental as well as physical development through Education, Sports and Discipline. Sikhs are perpetual students, we are lucky to be predisposed to a great gift that many take for granted.
- "Salvation can only by gained by education and knowledge and not by futile acts or rituals like piercing ears etc."
- "Make feat out of fear, hands 'out of love and eyes out of education; Nanak Says, in this way, O wise woman shall you meet the bridegroom (God)."
- "In the morning during the fourth watch, they who remember God feel delight, they love to go to streams for exercise and bath. And endeavor to learn and understand about the true name in their hearts and lips...." they are the true Sikhs. ( Guru Granth Sahib pp 139, 146 and 903- Guru Angad)
Guru Granth Sahib on Education:
The true congregation of the true Guru, is the school for the soul, where the glorious virtues of the Lord are studied. Guru Raam Daas, Raag Kaanraa, 1316
He Himself is the school, He Himself is the teacher, and He Himself brings the students to be taught. Guru Amar Daas Ji, Raag Bihaagraa, 552
Meeting with the Guru, be a sincere student of proper conduct, and suffering shall never touch you. Guru Arjan in Siree Raag Fifth Mehl, 50
Education an Essential part of the Sikh Movement:
The teaching of Punjabi and the religious studies were made an essential part of the Sikh movement by Guru Arjan Dev. Guru Hargobind, however, formalized it During his times a school was opened as an annexed to every Gurudwara. The Guru in is own discourses stressed the need of learning and understanding.
Once the Guru met a holy man named Samrath Ramdas. He was surprised to see the involvement of Guru Hargobind in activities like education, army training and social reforms. He asked the Guru, "I hear that you are the successor of Guru Nanak. Guru Nanak had renounced the world, while you wear the swords, keep horses, run schools and community classes, and people call you, 'the true king'. What kind of Sadhu are you? Guru Hargobind replied:
- "Saintliness within, worldliness without; arms are for the protection of the poor and for the destruction of the enemy; education is for the knowledge of scriptures, Nanak gave up the world, and he (Hargobind) gave up worldliness"