I put this in the Hard Talk section for a reason... there seems to be a great divide in what should be a basic tenet of Sikhi. That being the interpretation of Gurbani with regards to a spiritual existence, God, and reincarnation (for lack of a better word).
There seem to be two main groups...
The first complete translation of Guru Granth Sahib Maharaj into English was attempted by Dr. Gopal Singh; which was completed around 1960. Though this was not the first Gurbani translation into English, Max Arthur Macauliffe has tried his hand at some in his books on Sikh history.
I feel that it would be interesting and important to discuss what 'sadh sangat' really means.
What we think or assume it means and what it means to us individually.
In gurbani it is mentioned many times that we should have the company of sadh sangat. It is often stated that in this company we...
In an attempt to bring more Gurbani into our lives it would be great to analyse one shabad every week. It will be wonderful to get your thoughts about what the shabad is telling us and how we can implement it into our lives. The more contributors, the more we learn!
This is my interpretation...
I have to confess to sometimes getting frustrated reading the SGGS, there is much talk about the effect of being on the same wavelength as Guruji, but this seems to be outweighed almost 10 to 1 by actual actions that can get you on to this wavelength.
As someone who has been...
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My thoughts exactly -- thank you for putting it so well!
ballym, when I read what you are saying (and thank...
Someone recently asked me how do you know that your interpretation is correct when there are so many different ways of thinking? I thought I would demonstrate my way of thinking using a shabad that most people know but that I commonly see misinterpreted - RamDas Sarovar Nate. However, Sikhi is a...
W. H. McLeod’s Interpretation of Guru Nanak’s Bani
by Baldev Singh
Professor W. H. McLeod has claimed that Guru Nanak accepted the theory of karma and transmigration, but Aad Guru Granth Sahib, which is the only authentic source of Guru Nanak’s teachings, rejects these beliefs...
Interpretation of Gurbani- A scientific approach
Prof. Devinder Singh Chahal, PhD
"Religion without science is blind.Science without religion is lame."
Albert Einstein (21)
Guru Nanak through his ten forms (Guru Nanak 1469 . . . to Guru Gobind Singh . . . 1708) founded a...
Here is a point of view given by Prof. Gurbbachan Singh M.A, and Dr. Ajit Singh Aulakh Ph.D...
Panch - Five wise persons, leaders, member of a rural council, (Panchyat); devotee to God, persons who have faith in God, distinguished persons.
Parvan - Acceptable, agreeable
Note - Panch Parvan:-...
jdhu Awpy Qwtu kIAw bih krqY qdhu puiC n syvku bIAw ] (551-6, ibhwgVw, mÚ 4)
When the Creator, sitting all by Himself, created the Universe, he did not consult with any of His servants;
qdhu ikAw ko lyvY ikAw ko dyvY jW Avru n dUjw kIAw ] (551-7, ibhwgVw, mÚ 4)
so what can anyone take, and...
Interpretation Of paudi –4
Paudi with English Tanslation
ਸਾਚਾ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਸਾਚੁ ਨਾਇ ਭਾਖਿਆ ਭਾਉ ਅਪਾਰੁ ॥
True is the Master, True is His Name-speak it with infinite love.
ਆਖਹਿ ਮੰਗਹਿ ਦੇਹਿ ਦੇਹਿ ਦਾਤਿ ਕਰੇ ਦਾਤਾਰੁ ॥
People beg and pray, "Give to us, give to us", and the Great Giver gives His...
Re: Paudi-3-Jap Ji sahib-Interpretation
Sikhism and Dogma - Dilemma outlined
Jagtaran Singh (Canada)*
* Jagtaran, currently in the first year at Trinity College in University of Toronto, is set to study Ethics, Society and Law. He has a particular interest in Sikh issues, ideas and...
Gurbani's Correct Interpretation: A Rejoinder by Baldev Singh
Contributed by VaheguruSeekr (Tejwant Ji)
Joginder Singh, a retired principal from Chandigarh, in his article Gurbani's Correct Interpretation published in the Abstacts of Sikh Studies (January - March 2003, p. 34-38), has accused...
Here is a verse from SUTTA NIPATA IV.16:
" 'A monk, mindful,
his mind well-released,
contemplating the right Dhamma
at the right times,
the Blessed One said."
I have come across people making statements that "oneness" has no place in orthodox...