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Journal: International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology (IJCIET) (Vol.9, No. 1)

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Page : 113-125

Keywords : Spirituality; Teachings of Sri Guru Granth Sahib; Management Gurus of Spirituality; Best practices of Management through spirituality in Sikhism; Management Model through Spirituality.;

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Sri Guru Granth Sahib, existing Guru of Sikhs is authored by six Sikh Gurus and 15 saints of various religions and was declared as living Guru by tenth Sikh Guru Sri Guru Gobind Singh at the time of his death in the year 1708. It comprises of 1430 pages in the form of hymns which lays guidelines to every disciple from the time child enters mother's womb till the last rites. Sri Guru Granth Sahib describes various stages of life, reasons of taking birth in a particular type of family, Naam Karan (Rituals for giving name to the newborn), various rituals about marriages ceremonies and Gurbanis to be recited at different times of the day. It illustrates how while earnestly and sincerely working for a noble cause, one can remain attached to Almighty by reciting Gurbanis, for diluting soul enemies namely lust, anger, greed, ego and selfishness and shall be blessed by the Universe Master, God. Sikh History which is the youngest, just 400 years old and has produced leaders who through management of spirituality even sacrificed their lives namely Guru Arjun Dev, Guru Tegh Bahadur, Guru Gobind Singh, his four sons, 43 disciples (40 Mukte and three Payare) and 850 soldiers to halt forceful and criminal conversion to Islam by Mughal Emperors Aurangzeb and Jahangir and for the justice of countrymen. Sikh community has produced very large number of distinguished leaders even after Guru Gobind Singh which continues displaying distinguished results and was awarded maximum gallantry awards worldwide. Even today Defense services in India have 30 percent officers from Sikh community when their population is only 2.7 percent in the country. Sri Guru Granth Sahib's teachings are to speak Satya (truth), ready for Kurbani (sacrifice) for the protection of weaker than self, extend Seva (sincere service), deal with Nimrata (humility), display Pyare (love to Almighty creation, humanity), have Daya (compassion) for every one and mentally keep Santokh (contentment) and help others financially and morally, don't harm anyone, remain polite and nice to others, respect women. Other best practices being followed are Kirat Karo ( sincere and earnest earning), Vand Ke Shako (means share the profit), Dasvandh ( volunteer donation of 10 percent of earnest earning for free kitchen), helping needy and welfare of the society, development of religious places, helping natural calamity adversely affected population and Kar Seva (means extending physical help in religious and noble activities). Last guideline is while working sincerely and earnestly remain attached to Almighty by reciting Gurbanis from Guru Granth Sahib which shall not only dilute soul vices namely lust, anger, greed, egos and selfishness but shall orient entire energy in the right and noble direction leading to happy and satisfied life and finally leading to Moksha. Management through spirituality makes the individual leader to lead from the front, makes a role model for the organization and orients to follow management traits like truthfulness, loyalty, helping everyone, sharing profits judicially, taking care of employees without manipulations. Such traits shall lead any manager to success and Institute to grow exponentially as displayed in the last 400 years by Sikh religion

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