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Universe and Worlds in SGGSJ ?

Discussion in 'Interfaith Dialogues' started by kaur-1, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. kaur-1

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    Jul 10, 2006
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    Salvation Before Guru Nanak?

    By Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh in “Gurmat”, September 1959


    I thought there was 1 universe but lots of worlds?

    The ang below states that there is 1 universe.

    "Ang 5 Line 3 Raag Jap: Guru Nanak Dev

    shs ATwrh khin kqybw AsulU ieku Dwqu
    sehas athaareh kehan kathaebaa asuloo eik dhhaath ||
    The scriptures say that there are 18,000 worlds, but in reality, there is only One Universe."
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  3. drkhalsa

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    Sep 16, 2004
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    Dear KAur Ji

    I havent read the Lecture by Bhai SAhib Randhir Singh JI , But would like th epoint out that the translation you have choosen to read above is not litereal translation and so not fully correct

    the word dhhath /Dwqu does not mean Universe instead it means element

    so in the above Line it means that although many religious book give no of worlds but even then all of it is composed of same element that is GOD / AKAL Purakh itself

    Here is the alternate translation by Bhai Manmohan Singh ji :

    ਸਹਸ ਅਠਾਰਹ ਕਹਨਿ ਕਤੇਬਾ ਅਸੁਲੂ ਇਕੁ ਧਾਤੁ
    सहस अठारह कहनि कतेबा असुलू इकु धातु ॥
    sehas athaarah kahan kataybaa asuloo ik Dhaat.
    The Semitic scriptures say that there are eighteen thousand worlds, but in reality there is only one essence; that the Lord is limitless.

    I Hope it helps .

    Jatinder Singh

    #2 drkhalsa, Jul 22, 2006
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