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  1. jaspinder789

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    An excellent steek of Guru Granth Sahib by Dr. Darshan Singh is now available . The steek is an excellent effort on the part of Dr. Darshan Singh who has given his everything to bring out this masterpiece for the Sikhs around the world .

    This steek is an excellent Translation of complete Guru Granth Sahib ji alongwith the English transliteration of each and every line , with the bani in Punjabi accompanied by its meaning or translation in English language .

    This effectively means that Sikhs around the world who are not so well versed in Gurmukhi but know English can benefit immensely from this innovation . The best part is that each and every line of Gurbani is accompanied by its English translation which explains the meanings of the verse and the transliteration which gives the correct pronunciation of the bani to the english reader as it would be spoken in Punjabi in its original form . This means the reader can now both recite Bani of Guru Granth Sahib Ji accurately as well as understand it thoroughly . This helps a great deal if one is to live his life according to the instructions of the living Guru – Guru Granth Sahib ji which are contained in His Divine Word which is the Bani of Guru Granth Sahib ji .

    This English translation is therefore great news for the Sikh Community around the world .who can now understand Gurbani more easily than ever before . The Translation is available online from B. Jawahar Singh Kirpal Singh & Company.
     
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    Sukhmani Sahib Excellent English Translation

    An excellent English translation of Sukhmani Sahib has been released . This is a great news for the sikh community because it brings to them the message of bani of Sukhmani Sahib in an easy to understand form . The Book titled “Sukhmani Sahib English Translation and Transliteration - The Divine Sukhmani Sahib” by Jaspinder Singh Grover contains the original bani of Sukhmani Sahib in Punjabi followed by its English transliteration and translation .

    Sukhmani Sahib is the pathway to pure and eternal bliss . It is believed that reading of this bani regularly enables one to find Supreme and everlasting happiness in life . But because the bani is originally written in Punjabi the ones who are well acquainted with only English find it impossible to understand bani . But this English translation bridges this gap for them and makes it possible for them to read the bani in its original form ( which is accomplished by the English transliteration) and understand its message and substance ( from the English translation that has been clearly and succinctly done) . Sukhmani Sahib being one of the most widely read bani , this book solves a great purpose .

    The translation is available online from B. Jawahar Singh Kirpal Singh & Company. Paypal and currency conversion are available.

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    Sukhmani Sahib English Translation and Transliteration - The Divine Sukhmani Sahib - By Jaspinder Singh Grover
     
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    Lives and Teachings of SikhGurus : Some Resources

    Several books on the lives and teachings of Sikh Gurus can be found in English , Hindi and Punjabi . There are a wide variety of books that have been released . These books cover the complete lives and teachings of all Sikh Gurus from Guru Nanak Dev Ji to Guru Gobind Singh Ji . The lives of the Ten Sikh Gurus were masterpieces in themselves with each one having a special flavour to it . A lot could be learnt from the lives of the Sikh Gurus through these books . They practised what they n preached and the teachings of sikhism could be imbibed by learning from the lives of the ten Gurus . Following is the list of Books on Sikh Gurus that have been released online :

    1. The Ten Gurus - Life and Teachings by Jaspinder Singh in English
    2. Suraj Prakash - Book on Life and Teachings of Sikh Gurus in Punjabi
    3. Suraj Prakash - Book on Life and Teachings of Sikh Gurus in Hindi
    4. Vignettes of Sikh Faith (for kids)
    5. Stories from Sikh History (for kids)
    6. The Darbar of The Sikh Gurus
    7. The Guru's Gift by Kartar sngh Duggal
    8. Sikhi Santhavali
    9. Dharam Pothi Set
    10. Jeevan Dus Guru Sahib - Short Stories from the life of Ten Gurus in Punjabi
    11. Jeevan Dus Guru Sahib - Short Stories from the life of Ten Gurus in Hindi
    12. Nanak - An Introduction - A Very Fine Illustrated Book in Punjabi
    13. Nirankari Darshan - Life of Guru Nanak to Guru Amardas Ji in Punjabi
    14. Sodhi Chamatkar - Life of Guru Ramdas Ji to Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji in Punjabi
    15. Dasam Guru Chamatkar - Life of Guru Gobind Singh Ji in Punjabi
    16. Janamsakhi Bhai Bale Vali - of Guru Nanak in Punjabi
    17. Janamsakhi Guru Nanak Dev Ji in Punjabi
    18. Janamsakhi Guru Nanak Dev Ji in Hindi
    19. Sau Sakhi - The Book of 100 Stories - Related to Guru Gobind Singh Ji - In Punjabi
    20. Guru Nanak - His Life and Teachings By Roopinder Singh in English
    21. Life Story of Guru Nanak (book for kids) by Prof. Kartar Singh
    22. Nanak - The Guru - By Arpana Kaur and Maya Dayal
    23. Tell About Sikh Gurus - Illustrated Book in English for the Kids
    24. The Story Of Guru Nanak - Illustrated Book in English for the Kids
    25. The Book Of Nanak - By Navtej Sarna
    26. The Gospel Of The Sikh Gurus - By GS Chauhan
    27. Nanak An Introduction by Purushottam Nijhawan
    28. Sikh Traditions (Book for kids) by Dr. Kanwaljit Kaur
    29. Guru Nanak Life and Teachings By Kartar Singh MA
    30. Sikh Gurus - Their Lives and Teachings by KS Duggal
    31. The Lives and Teachings of Sikh Gurus by Harish Dhillon
    32. Life Story of Guru Gobind Singh (for Kids)
    33. Balio chirag - Biography of Guru Nanak by Principal satbir Singh
    34. Kudarti Noor - Biography of Guru Angad Dev ji by Principal satbir Singh
    35. Parbat Meran - Biography of Guru Amardas ji by Principal satbir Singh
    36. Puri Hoee Karamat - Biography of Guru Ramdas Ji by Principal satbir Singh
    37. Partakh Har - Biography of Guru Arjan Dev Ji by Principal satbir Singh
    38. Gur Bhari - Biography of Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji by Principal satbir Singh
    39. Nirbhau Nirvair - Biography of Guru Har Rai Ji by Principal satbir Singh
    40. Ashtam Balbira - Biography of Guru Harkrishan Sahib Ji by Principal satbir Singh
    41. Iti Jin Kari - Biography of Guru Tegh Bahadur by Principal satbir Singh
    42. Purakh Bhagwant - Biography of Guru Gobind Singh by Principal satbir Singh
    43. Dasgur Darshan by Barkat Singh Anand
    44. Manukhta De Guru by Sohan Singh Sheetal
    All these books and many others on Sikh Gurus are available online from B. Jawahar Singh Kirpal Singh & Company.
     
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    Guru Granth Sahib English Translation By Gopal Singh

    One of the best and the foremost translations of Guru Granth Sahib ji is the one by Dr . Gopal Singh . This is a great news for the Sikhs and Sikhism enthusiasts in all corners of the world who yearn to understand the bani of Guru Granth Sahib and implement its philosophy and beliefs in their practical life . Guru Granth Sahib ji is not a book but the soul of Sikhism . It is the living Guru of the Sikhs and their guiding light in all endeavours of life . Sikhs take daily instructions from Guru Granth Sahib in the form of ‘Hukamnamas’ to start their day with .

    Thus Guru Granth Sahib is the most important and integral part of every true Sikh’s life . Understanding its Bani and thus the Divine Hukam (God’s Order ) is of utmost relevance . But since the bani is originally written in Gurmukhi it becomes very difficult for those who are well versed only in English to understand its meanings or read the bani . For their understanding this is a great Translation of Guru Granth Sahib by Gopal Singh Ji which goes a long way in simplifying things for them so that more effort can go into the practical implementation of these teachings in one’s life after understaning its real message and imbibing in ourself the virtues it commands us to .
    This great English Translation of Guru Granth Sahib by Gopal Singh Ji is available online from B. Jawahar Singh Kirpal Singh & Company.
     
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    Re: Lives and Teachings of SikhGurus : Some Resources

    Sat Naam,
    I've read a couple of books by Harish Dhillon and I have to say, I'm not a big fan. While I appreciate that he likes to breathe some life and imagination into the dry recital of biographical facts, and he is a good writer, he is apparently on a campaign to methodically strip all Sikh history of any supernatural elements.
    As he recounts the lives of the Gurus, whenever he encounters anything that smacks of a 'miracle', he takes it upon himself to re-imagine the incident without any metaphysical elements. By way of example, when recounting the incident of Guru Nanak in Mecca, in which the Kaaba appears wherever the Guru's feet are turned, Dhillon has it that as they turn his feet, the foolish muslims realize that wherever the feet point they see God's beautiful world, so God is everywhere.
    To some it might be refreshing to hear our history reduced to down-to-earth logical facts; to me it's presumptuous and intrusive. While he is so intent to present these stories in their likely 'true' version, he is absolutely willing to engage in what is to me the much more unlikely and cloying habit of enveloping every figure in the sugary glow of 'saintliness'. If you're so devoted to cling to the true, on one hand, then why employ the trite and irksome angle of smothering every figure with saccharine, loving flawlessness on the other.
    Every figure in the stories is always smiling lovingly, patiently understanding, absorbed in loving meditation, cheerfully explaining, shedding tears of joy all the time. No rough edges or human qualities here.
     

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