Category: Sikh History

Guru Nanak Unites A tribute on the Gurpurab Sometime ago during a discussion with a Hindu Brahmin and a Muslim Maulvi I gave a synopsis of Guru Nanak’s Japji Sahib, the first composition in Sri Guru Granth Sahib. As soon as I finished, the Maulvi exclaimed “But this is Islam”. Such is the universal appeal […]

Khalsa saajna divas di lakh lakh vadhaaee The Khalsa represents the spirit of humankind in its pristine form. This is the spirit the creator gave when humans were created. It is immaculate, pure, unadulterated and facilitates direct communication with Kartar, the Creator. The tenth defined the Khalsa thus: ਜਾਗਤਿ ਜੋਤ ਜਪੈ ਨਿਸ ਬਾਸੁਰ ਏਕ ਬਿਨਾ […]

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 […]

A Tribute on the Gurpurab Sometime ago during a discussion with a Hindu Brahmin and a Muslim Maulvi I gave a synopsis of Guru Nanak’s Japji Sahib, the first composition in Sri Guru Granth Sahib. As soon as I finished, the Maulvi exclaimed “But this is Islam”. Such is the universal appeal of Guru Nanak’s […]

ਮਨ ਬਚ ਕ੍ਰਮ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਅਪਨਾ ਧਿਆਈ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਦਾਸ ਤੇਰੀ ਸਰਣਾਈ ॥੪॥ ੫ ੨੦੦ Mann bach kram prabhu apna dhiaaee; Nanak daas tayree sarnaaee (M: 5, p 200). For ever in Its sanctuary, I remember my Creator in thought, word and deed. The pronoun ‘It’ is used for the Creator because of It not being […]

Sacrifice means surrendering or giving up something for the sake of another considered more important. We therefore have the mother forgoing her comforts for the sake of her baby or one friend giving up his interest for the other. Parents tighten their hands on expenditure to provide for their children’s education and so on. All […]

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