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    Let us discuss how does Guru Nanak describe God’s existence according to the space-time concept?
    Awid1 scuuuu2 jugwid3 scu ]
    hY4 BI scu nwnk hosI BI5 scu ]

    SGGS, Jap, 1. ​

    This ‘sach’ represents that Entity, which has no descriptive/specific name, but exists. Therefore, it is interpreted as follows [8]:
    Was in existence2 before the beginning of the time and space1;
    Was in existence in the past3; Is in existence in the present4;
    Will remain in existence forever5 (in the future).” - SGGS, Jap, 1.
     
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    It is well established theory that this universe was in highly concentrated form of energy in a very minute size almost to ‘Nothingness’ when it exploded (Big Bang) and everything was created thereafter as we see the universe today. About this Guru Nanak says: kIqw pswau1 eyko kvwau2 ] iqs qy hoey lK drIAwau3 ] The universe exploded with one sound2 (big bang) and started to expand1, hereafter appeared many things3. SGGS, Jap 16, p 3. On the other hand it is also established theory that this universe may go back into the ‘Black Hole’ – again into the highly concentrated form of energy as ‘Nothingness’ ready to explode again. Here again according to Nanakian Philosophy Guru Arjun says: keI bwr psirau pwswr] sdw sdw ieku eykMkwr] The universe came into existence many times but the God remained One and Only all the times. SGGS, M 5, p 276. This ‘Nothingness’ is the s~un (Sunn) according to Guru Nanak and God existed in this ‘Sunn’ before Big Bang [9]:
    Awid1 kau ibsmwdu2 bIcwru kQIAly3 suMn4 inrMqir5 vwsu6 lIAw]
    - SGGS, M 1, 940.
     
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    It can be contemplated3 only in wonder2 that before the beginning of time and space1 (before Big Bang) the Oneness5 (God) existed6 in the Sunn4 (Nothingness) – the highly concentrated form of energy.

    Therefore, the Akal (God) of Guru Nanak does not come into any anthropomorphic form; does not need space-time to exist since It exists everywhere and is beyond the concept of space-time.
    “God is dead or disappeared because of the image of him that the church used for many, many ages,” says Dominican Theologian Edward Schillebeeckx [15].
     
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    Quote Albert Einstein, the Nobel Laureate as follows:
    “After religious teachers accomplish the refining process indicated, they will surely recognize with joy that true religion has been ennobled and made more profound by scientific knowledge.” Albert Einstein
     
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    REFERENCES

    1. SGGS = (Aad Guru Granth Sahib) 1983 (reprint). Publishers: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Amritsar. (M = Mahla, i.e., succession number of the Sikh Gurus to the House of Nanak, M is replaced with the name of Bhagat/ Bhatt for their Bani, p = Page of the AGGS).
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