Archive for September, 2009

Japji has 38 Pauris and the second half starts with Pauri 20. In this Guru Nanak elaborates the subjects discussed in the first half. The theme of an unlimited and diverse universe with the human’s place in it continues. Pauri 2 said: ਇਕਨਾ ਹੁਕਮੀ ਬਖਸੀਸ ਇਕਿ ਹੁਕਮੀ ਸਦਾ ਭਵਾਈਅਹਿ ॥ In accordance with the laws […]

1. Introduction Considerable efforts are being put in by Christian Missionaries these days to obtain conversions to Christianity from amongst the Sikhs particularly the youth. These missionaries have an agenda first to mislead the Sikh youth by telling them the assumed shortcomings of Sikhi (Sikh faith) and then to say how Christianity is better. The […]

Japji has 38 Pauris (stanzas). Pauris 16 to 19 describe the process of creation and diversity in nature. All people are the creation of one God. Different people act differently but the Creator maintains IT’s eternal virtues unchanged. Five types of actions for spiritual advancement were mentioned in Pauri 5: ਜਿਨਿ ਸੇਵਿਆ ਤਿਨਿ ਪਾਇਆ ਮਾਨੁ […]

Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS), the holy scripture and eternal Guru of the Sikhs has a standard layout totaling 1430 pages. The numbering system of the hymns called Shabads is such as to obviate the possibility of insertions or deletions. Its compilation was accomplished in two stages. The first version, called Pothi Sahib containing the […]

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