WORK ETHICS
• Stress is on earning living through honest
hard work as it leads to economic freedom
essential for self respect and eternal peace
• Gurus showed by their own example that
everyone must work hard for their living
One is advised to earn his livelihood by the sweat of his brow
Honest earning
• If a person is dishonest, and takes what is not Justly his,
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these earnings are declared by 'the Gurus as the 'blood of
the poor'.
They are prohibited to a Sikh as beef is prohibited to a
Hindu and pork to a Muslim.
There is always a great temptation to live a comfortable life
by earning money through unfair means
A person's Earnings, however large or
small, should come from honest means.
Dignity of labour
Work culture
All professions are good
At Sultanpur ( Nawab Daultat Khan)
Storekeeper and Accountant
Work, Prayer and Helping the needy
Tera-Tera (Number 13 – I am thine)
Guru Nanak worked
as farmer at
kartarpur
FAMINE OF LAHORE
BHAGAT KABIR --WEAVER
BHAGAT DHANA--FARMER
BHAGAT RAVIDAS--COBBLER
BHAGAT NAMDEV--TAILOR
Power and wealth
By honest and ethical means
Wealth is not possible without sinful means and
does not keep company after death—ggs
Wealth has a corrupting influence makes person
insensitive to pain and suffering of others
A rich man is both deaf and blind---ggs
DR MANMOHAN SINGH
Basic issue is satisfaction
• Wealth without work leads to addiction ,vices,crimes
• Passion for wealth is the source of suffering it is
deceptive business---ggs
• Unsatisfied desires have seldom been satisfied—ggs
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•The Sikh always believes in Chardi Kala, (progress and
optimism) in the reform and improvement of society, as a
continuous process.
•Sikhism also believes in discipline.
Contentment
• Contentment lies in feeling satisfied with what one has.
• Some people question the value of contentment, because
they consider ambition as the ladder to progress.
• The more one has, the more one seems to want There is
no end to ambition and greed.
• According to Guru Nanak Dev Ji, greed burns like an
unquenchable fire; the more it is fed, the stronger its
flames rise.
• A greedy man is never satisfied, even when he gets all
that he wants.
• Avarice leads to many vices like fraud, lying and gluttony.
• An Avaricious man blunts his conscience and even bleeds
his nearest and dearest ones.
We never stop! We want more, more, more…
IT NEVER ENDS!!!!! AND HERE’S WHAT GURBANI SAYS…
• Our wants are many, and our real needs few.
• Things, we can do without, cannot be regarded as
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necessities.
Peace of mind comes from elimination of wanting.
Contentment implies that life is greater than its wealth
or riches.
Regard money as a trust, real joy comes from giving and not
in receiving.
•Moreover, excessive wealth
often leads to luxury and vice.
• Contentment is felt when one compares his lot
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with those who are less fortunate.
Adversity is not a punishment but rather an
opportunity for development.
Moreover in poverty, there are few
temptations and fewer flatterers.
A contented man remains content in
adverse circumstances, be it poverty, distress
or sickness.
These are accepted as normal events of life,
while discontented man increases his own
misery by comparing his lot with that of more
fortunate people.
• Contentment results from submission to
the Divine Will which a true Sikh accepts
with gratitude and joy.
• Guru Arjan Dev Ji says: "Without
contentment, it is impossible to
acquire peace of mind." Peace and
happiness come naturally to a stable
mind.
•The Sikh always believes in Chardi Kala,
(progress and optimism) in the reform and
improvement of society, as a continuous
process.
•Sikhism also believes in discipline.
•Guru Gobind Singh Ji gave the Sikh a new
appearance and administered him the Baptism
of the Sword.
• of fearlessness and a
•He infused in him a spirit
belief in his own invincibility
Maintaining Moral Behavior
• Lying ,cheating, stealing are forbidden
• Sexual relations are restricted to married
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couples with their spouses
Ravishing another’s woman is equivalent to the
company of a venomous snake (GGS:379)
But, like the companionship of a poisonous
snake, so is the desire for another's spouse.
ggs403
No Place for Polygamy
& Extra Marital Affairs
Cheap TV Serials – The Garbage in our Drawing-Rooms?
AIDS is Transmitted by
• Blood
• Semen
• Vaginal fluid
• Mother’s milk
• Heterosexual contact (most common in India ~80%)
Prevention
•Having sex with only one partner who
is faithful
•Avoiding pre marital and extra marital
sexual activities
•Avoiding unprotected, casual sex
• inmK kwm suAwd kwrix koit idns duKu pwvih ] (403-5, Awsw,
mhlw 5)
• For a moment of sexual pleasure, you
shall suffer in pain for millions of days.
• GrI muhq rMg mwxih iPir bhuir bhuir pCuqwvih ]1] (403-6,
Awsw, mhlw 5)
• For an instant, you may savor pleasure,
but afterwards, you shall regret it, again
and again. ||1||
sex is not physical only
ABSTAINING FROM INTOXICANTS
AND ADDICTION
• Alcohol and other intoxicants are prohibited for sikhs
• A person looses membership in the khalsa if uses
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drugs, alcohol, tobacco
Alcohol is to be detested .Even if it is prepared using
gangajal,being a bad thing to drink--GGS
Drug Abuse
Drugs
Kill !
Stay away
from them !
Drug Abuse
Effects &
Symptoms
Short and Long Term Effects
& Withdrawal Symptoms
Modes of Intake
Codeine
Oral
(tablets & cough syrups)
Heroin
Injection, Inhalation, Chasing
Opium
Oral, Inhalation
Morphine
Injection
Buprenorphine
Oral, Injection
LONG - TERM EFFECTS
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Mood Instability
Reduced Libido
Constipation
Respiratory Impairments
Physical Deterioration
 In female abusers, menstrual
irregularity and fetal addiction /
abnormality.
 Infections like serum hepatitis
and HIV can occur among IV users.
WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS
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Tolerance and Psychological
Dependence Develop
Feeling Of Unpleasantness
Severe Pain
Diarrhea
Dilation of Pupils
Insomnia
Hallucinations
CANNABIS
Cannabis includes :
 Ganja / Marijuana
 Hashish / Charas
 Hashish Oil
 Bhang.
The most common mode
of intake is Smoking .
CANNABIS : Long-term Effects
Decreased Cognitive Ability
Amotivational Syndrome
Respiratory Problems
Sterility/Impotence
Psychosis
In women abusers,
Fetal damage
can occur
WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS
Tolerance and Psychological
Dependence Develop
 Sleep Disturbances
 Loss of Appetite, Irritability
 Depression or psychotic
symptoms may
become prominent
 Tremors
EFFECTS
A few examples of
possible effects of Drugs !
DAMAGE DUE TO ADDICTION
Physical Deterioration
Psychiatric Problems
Safety Risks (Accidents and highly Risky
Behaviour)
Intellectual Impairment
Personality Deterioration
Legal Risks
Drug Addiction
Tolerance
Psychological
Dependence
Physical Dependence
Withdrawal Symptoms
Arteriosclerosis & Atherosclerosis:
Healthy artery
Damaged artery
Heart Attack:
Smokers are twice as likely as
Nonsmokers to have a heart
attack
Torn heart wall: Result of
over-worked heart muscle
Quitting smoking rapidly
reduces the risk of coronary
heart disease
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Stroke:
This brain
shows stroke
damage, which
can cause death
or severe
mental or
physical
disability
Lung Cancer:
The uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in one or
both lungs
Lung cancer kills more people than
any other type of cancer
Fetal Damage:
Fetal Smoking Syndrome:
•Birth defects
•Premature stillbirth
•Low birthweight
•Prone to Sudden Infant Death
Syndrome
•Lowered immune capacity
Laryngeal Cancer
Symptoms:
•Persistent hoarseness
•Chronic sore throat
•Painful swallowing
•Pain in the ear
•Lump in the neck
Over 80% of deaths from laryngeal cancer are linked to
smoking
Dental Problems:
Common
Consequences:
•Stained teeth
•Gum inflammation
Above: Cavities
•Black hairy tongue
Below: Gingivitis
•Oral cancer
Overall poor oral
health
•Delayed healing of
the gums
Consequences of chewing tobacco:
Leukoplakia
Oral cancer
CANCER OF TONGUE
CANCER OF EYES
CANCER OF UPPER LIP
CANCER
OF BREAST
The
Gateway Drug
The Gateway
• Gutka, Jarda and Pan Masala These products
are called the Gateway Drugs.
• Gateway to What ?
Gateway to the Hell ! What else should we call
the Evil World of Drugs ?
How it All Happens ?
• First : Tried Gutka, Jarda or Pan Masala
for the first time in school, college, market
or work place, usually in the company of
few close friends, colleagues or relatives.
• Then : The Gutka addict, quickly shifts to
higher levels of addiction like - Alcohol,
Narcotic Drugs etc.
First Step
The
Danger Zone
Answering the question :
What worse can happen to me if
I do not listen to your suggestions
?
The Danger Zone
Cancer of the Mouth
The Danger Zone
Cancer of Mouth
Cancer of Jaws
The Danger Zone
Cancer of Cheeks
Cancer of Gums
The Danger Zone
Cancer of Lips
Cancer of Oral Cavities
The Danger Zone
Cancer of Upper Lips
Cancer of Nose
Cancer of Tongue
Cancer of Neck
The Danger Zone
Cancer of Eyes
Cancer of Tongue
Cancer of Breast
Don’t Get
Caught in this
trap !
Slap it out ,
instead , and
Win !!!
You Can Open your Eyes,
Now !
--Weren’t the visuals themselves,
a bit of eye-opener ?
Secondhand smoke:
Chemical Box:
What’s in Tobacco?
 Tar: black sticky substance used
to pave roads
 Nicotine: Insecticide
 Carbon Monoxide: Car exhaust
 Acetone: Finger nail polish
remover
 Ammonia: Toilet Cleaner
 Cadmium: used batteries
 Ethanol: Alcohol
 Arsenic: Rat poison
 Butane: Lighter Fluid
What is marijuana?
A drug
obtained
from the
flowering
tops of the
female
cannabis or
hemp plant
Hookahs:
• Not safer than regular tobacco
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smoke.
Causes the same diseases
Raises the risk of lip cancer,
spreading infections like
tuberculosis.
Users ingest about 100 times
more lead from hookah smoke
than from a cigarette.
Impact on
Family
How the drugs impact or affect the family ?
Featuring a discussion on
The Altered Family Dynamics
Happy Family Portrait by – Rani
ALTERED FAMILY DYNAMICS
Suffers as financial
resources are diverted for
alcohol / drugs
Loses self esteem due to
growing criticism and
provocations
Isolates from external
contacts to protect itself
from further
embarrassment
ies Koqy dy pu`qr ny
myrI boql nwlI’c
roHV qI !
Enabling Behaviour
In their attempts to eliminate the problem, the
family unknowingly enables the addict to
continue with his inappropriate behaviour.
ieh dwrU nhIN,
swfy cwcw jI
dI dvweI hY !
Enabling Behaviour : few examples
Justifying addict’s use
mW dI AwKrI
inSwnI vI geI !
of drugs / alcohol.
Calling the employer and making
excuses on addict’s
behalf to explain his
irresponsible behaviour.
Paying Debts Incurred
by the addict.
... co-dependency traits
Inability to Maintain Interpersonal Relationships
Inability to Set and Maintain Limits
Inability to Make Decisions
Defensiveness
Feelings Experienced by the Family
Repeated problems and failures lead to :
 Shame and Loneliness
 Hopelessness
 Fear
 Hurt
 Grief
 Anger
 Guilt
Impact on
Children
How the parent’s addiction
affects the children ?
Motivational Shabad
ijQY jwie bhIAY Blw khIAY
suriq sbdu ilKweIAY ]
ividAw vIcwrI qW praupkwrI ]
swJ krIjY guxh kyrI Coif Avgx clIAY ]
pihry ptMbr kir AfMbr Awpxw ipVu mlIAY ]
ijQY jwie bhIAY Blw khIAY Joil AMimRqu pIjY ]
guxw kw hovY vwsulw kiF vwsu leIjY ]
Motivational Shabad
mMdw iksY n AwKIAY
piV AKru eyho buJIAY ]
mUrKY nwil n luJIAY ]
hm nhI cMgy burw nhI koie ]
ijQY bolix hwrIAY iqQY cMgI cup ]
bIjy ibKu mMgY AMimRqu vyKhu eyhu inAwau ]
Motivational Shabad
PrIdw jo qY mwrin mukIAW
[email protected] n mwry GuMim ]
AwpnVY Gir jweIAY
pYr [email protected] dy cuMim ]
inMdau inMdau mo kau logu inMdau ]
inMdw jn kau KrI ipAwrI ]
inMdw bwpu inMdw mhqwrI ]
Motivational Shabad
sloku mÚ 1 ]
isMml ruKu srwierw Aiq dIrG Aiq mucu ]
Eie ij Awvih Aws kir jwih inrwsy ikqu ]
Pl iPky Pul bkbky kMim n Awvih pq ]
imTqu nIvI nwnkw gux cMigAweIAw qqu ]
sBu ko invY Awp kau pr kau invY n koie ]
Dir qwrwjU qolIAY invY su gaurw hoie ]
AprwDI dUxw invY jo hMqw imrgwih ]
sIis invwieAY ikAw QIAY jw irdY kusuDy jwih ]1]
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