Turkey’s mysterious case of the bearded men
By Anthony Faiola August 19 at 1:09 PM
ANTAKYA — It is a journalist's greatest challenge in the field: How to tell rumor from fact.
Consider the Case of the Four Long Beards.
A colleague and I were in the shade of a market stall in...
-- Ever since they arrived in the U.S. as farmers and lumber mill workers in the late 19th century, Sikhs have struggled with how little Americans knew about the faith.
In 1907, a mob in Bellingham, Wash., who called Sikhs "the Hindus," ran them out of town. (Bellingham officials apologized...
Dear Santokh Singh ji and other readers,
Santokh Singh ji has asked the question “Where it is written that Ram committed suicide?”
1) It is written right within the Ramayana in the seventh book of Ramayana called “Uttara Kanda”. Most of the...
Spiritual awakening comes to one, who sacrifices his personal life to the great cause of compassion. One who purifies his heart from all the dross of passions and frees his mind from all delusions of vanity and prejudice is on the road to spirituality...
By the Word of the Lord were the heavens made,
And all the host of them . . . for He spake, and it was done;
He commanded, and it stood fast.
Psalm 33:6, 9
Naam is the life-principle in all that lives,
Naam is the foundation-stone of the Cosmos with its divisions.
Naam is the Creator of...
What is detachment? Are there misunderstandings of its meaning within the panth? Can there be different meanings? How do we recognize detachment within ourselves?
ਵਡੈ ਭਾਗਿ ਸਤਸੰਗਤਿ ਪਾਈ ਹਰਿ ਪਾਇਆ ਸਹਜਿ ਅਨੰਦੁ ॥੨॥
vaddai bhaag sathasangath paaee har paaeiaa sehaj anandh ||2||
By great good...
Misunderstanding regarding the principles, concepts and philosophy of a religion exists, usually not only in the minds of those who are not members of it but also in the minds of those who profess to be its true followers, or even champions and preachers of that faith. In case of Sikhism this is...