Archive for December, 2009

Sikh philosophy looks at peace and war from three angles. First against evil within the mind, second defense against attacks, including preemptive strikes, and third in aid of the weak or oppressed. There is a continuous battle raging in the mind. On the one hand temptations try to entice the mind and largely succeed in […]

Sangat Ji, Apropos the discussion on primacy of Sri Guru Granth sahib, a short overview of Dasam Granth is presented below. A brief overview of whether the compositions forming part of Dasam Granth are those of the tenth Guru is presented below. The contents of Dasam Granth may be broadly divided into the following six […]

  There is an ongoing discussion about Dasam Granth. Some people feel that all of what it contains is not the Bani of the tenth Guru. We have Nitnem Banis which have never been questioned. There are also a number of other compositions that stand the test of Gurmat i.e. compatibility with what is contained […]

Some time back a number of people including Hindu and Muslim scholars participated in a seminar on Jaap Sahib, a composition of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru. The Muslim Maulana said he was at home with the composition for the large number of expressions in it that Muslims use. He particularly mentioned the […]


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