Every human being is a Sikh, a learner, and he or she should be proud of being a Sikh, a disciple who seeks to know his Master through the aid of the grace of the Teacher—the Lord God. The holiest name of God is Wahiguru—the wonderful Teacher. A man is known by the god he worships. The God a Sikh adores is the Most High Knower and Changer of Hearts, the Light of all Lights, who teaches through love and compassion and constant care and help and protection. The Sikh prays simultaneously to the Lord and the guru; he tells the God-guru his difficulties and troubles, and he is at peace. Having prayed, he walks on and forgets to think about the results of his prayer. If He answers the call, well and good; if He does not, still well and good: His will must prevail and be accepted. God knows best. And the Sikh can and does pray at any time and every time, with his head covered, shoes put off, and hands folded; standing by the road, in the temple, on the battlefield, in his home. He prays at a birth, at a death, at a marriage, at a parting, before meals, after meals, and on any and every occasion. Sometimes is not a full prayer, but just an uttering of te divine name Wahiguru—the Wonderful Teacher—all knowing, all protecting.
A Sikh and Sikhism