Who was the real Guru Nanak? A hyper-liberal pacifist? A renunciative Buddha-like Saint? A Vedic sage? Some Pooran Tam Avatar? Or was he something radically different? We are joined by Professor Balwant Singh Dhillon (GNDU) to seek out Baba Nanak's own testimony as to who he was within the Guru...
We had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Balwant Singh Ji Dhillon of GNDU who spent 20 years clearing up Baba Banda Singh Ji Bahadur's name using contemporary/primary sources.
Dr. Dhillon, in a career spanning three decades, has unearthed numerous primary sources in Sikh history and lent new...
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TEACHINGS OF SRI GURU TEGH BAHADUR Ji: A PERSPECTIVE
Dr. D. P. Singh
Guru Tegh Bahadur fell as a martyr to the freedom of consciousness and belief, under orders of Aurangzeb, a ruler, who with his puritanical views had an attitude of narrow exclusiveness in the matters of religion...
GURU GRANTH SAHIB - MY TOOLBOX
When 5-year old preschoolers are given art paper, scissors, pencils, paints or glue for a project, each draws and paints on a given topic BUT the end project is never the same! Each kid draws “My Parents” yet each drawing differs from the rest. The...
It is important to understand a few terminologies before we proceed further.
rahau - While reading through a shabad in Guru Granth Sahib, we find that one line has the word 'rahau'
written at the end. Except for raag Majh, we find the mention of rahau in nearly all the other Bani.
An insight by Amandeep Singh
Gurbani Keertan today has been commercialized to such an extent that, barring a few, most singers are only concerned with making quick money. Their limitations to experiment within the prescribed vastness of Guru Granth Sahib is camouflaged in the excuse that the...
Guru Arjan Sahib Ji planned to arrange the writing not by subject, but accordingly to musical measures, or ‘Raags’ in which the hymns are meant to be sung. The composition which is musical is also metrical, and so follows definite metrical schemes. So on this basis, the Hymns of Shabads are...
We all don’t believe in living guru (dehdari guru’s). We believe in SRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI but as all sikh guru’s was (dehdari) in human being from now while debating we have to tell the other’s that dehdari or human can not be a guru after 10 guru’s. so i want to know from all of over sikh...
Guru Fateh Ji
I need your help in defining some terms of poetry in Gurbani.
1. 2 line poetry stanza - Couplet in English-Dudki in Gurmukhi
2. 3 line poetry stanza - Tercet in English-Tutki in Gurmukhi
3. 4 line poetry Stanza - Quatrain in English- ?? in Gurmukhi
4. 5 line poetry Stanza -...
A couple of months ago The Sikh Review (Kolkata) carried an irate “Letter to the Editor.” Col (Retd) Avtar Singh, now living in Canada, reported on the latest imbroglio that was earlier commented on in this journal two years ago and highlighted the rules promulgated by the Jathedars to control...