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Sikhism And Brahminism – by Prof. Puran Singh

The Sikh Gurus swept clean the disciples' consciousness of all the entangled flimsy and complex cobwebs of mental weavings and spiritualistic vanities of the great and the vainglorious Sanskritic Scholar.

GURU ARJUN DEV JI

THE BooK OF THE DISCIPLES – Arjun Dev conceived the idea of enshrining song as the Deity of the new Sikh temple commenced by Guru ...

GURU HAR GOBIND JI

Arjun Dev was cruelly tortured to death, to the sore affliction of the soul of the whole people. The devotion they bore to their Master was deep and selfless. While they helplef! sly witnessed his cruel death, a curse arose from among them, both against the Moghal Empire and against themselves. Now that He had been tortured, of what use was life? Their prospect was annihilation: acceptance of which meant the eventual disappearance from this earth of the type of spiritual humanity created by the Master; resistance to which meant sorrow, suffering, hunger, and death for themselves and their children-but, so great was the love of the people for their true king, that all these ills must be endured.

Guru Ramdas Ji

Ramdas had selected a solitary place shaded by Acacia trees, part of the gift of land made by the Emperor Akbar, and at the bidding of Amardas, had laid there the foundation of a new colony of disciples.

Guru Har Rai Ji

After the passing of Har Gobind a calm ensued, for the Sikhs were, by nature, peace-loving and fond of celestial contemplation, and the Guru's residence was now permanently shifted from Amritsar to Kiratpur-an out of the way, inaccessible ~lace. Besides, Emperor Shah Jehan had seen, during the lifetime of Har Gobind, that it served no good purpose to make the Sikhs his enemies. On the illness of Dara Shikoh, his youngest and most beloved son,

Guru HarKrishan Sahib Ji

The child Har Krishan, the younger son of Har Rai had developed those mystic signs by which the Master was always recognized. The very Darshanam of Har Krishan healed the sick and comforted the miserable. Har Rai bowed down to this child as to Guru Nanak, and left the earth.

GURU NANAK (Part -2)

NANAK AND GOD’S HOUSE – Nanak the Master was at Mecca. The Master slept out of doors with his feet turned inadvertently towards the Qaaba, ...

GURU NANAK ……. Author: Prof. Puran Singh (Part -1)

THE CHILD NANAK – He came like a song of Heaven, and began singing as he felt the touch of the breez and saw the ...

The Sikh-Muslim School in the Punjab

It may not be inappropriate here to refer to a school of Nām—culture in the Punjab that must be so called to distinguish it from the Sufis (the Sufis being the Hindu-Muslim School of thought), the Sikh-Muslim School. It is well-known that Baba Guru Nanak was well-beloved of both Hindus and Muslims.

NOTES ON ART AND PERSONALITY FROM THE SIKH VIEWPOINT

First, life. Then, its expression. The plum and the peach, if they are alive, must burst into a white universe of flowers when spring comes.

THE GURU’S WORD

The design of the Guru’s word is as infinite and inscrutable and as simple as Creation. As the different prophets saw Creation and wondered and uttered Truth as they felt, so is the Guru’s word. All the past prophets and poets of the future come singing. Mere word- weavers, mere music-makers are of no consequence here: they are still paddling in very shallow waters on the shore.

INTERNATIONALISM AND THE SIKHS (author: Prof. Puran Singh)

Internationalism and the Sikh by Prof. Puran Singh. The Sikhs are creations of the Guru's universal love. They are by their very birth of His spirit citizens of the world.

Yoga Practices (author: Prof. Puran Singh)

Yoga practices have been emphasised by the Brahminical system of religious thought and particularly those curious physiological mental processes known as Hath Yoga in one form or another, for attaining to that ineffable peace of Upanishadic wisdom.

The Sword of Guru Gobind Singh (author: Prof. Puran Singh)

Every Sikh is to wear His Sword. Not his own. Kripan is a gift from the Guru. It is not an instrument of offence or defence; it is mind made intense by the love of the Guru. The Sikh is to have a sword-like mind. It is the visible sign of an intensely sensitive soul.