By Cole, William Owen; Sambhi, Piara Singh
The notice 'sikh' comes from the Punjabi verb 'sikhna', to benefit. A Sikh is for that reason a learner, that's, onewho learns and follows the trail of liberation taught by means of a guy referred to as Gur N nak and his 9 successors, who lived within the Punjab zone of India among 1469 and 1708. The Sikh faith has only in the near past come to the educational consciousness of western students. there have been a fewbooks written in advance of M.A. Macauliffe's enormous examine of the lives and occasions of the Gur s, The SikhReligion (Oxford 1909), yet those have been usually the paintings of infantrymen or directors, like Macauliffehimself, who neede. Read more...
summary: The notice 'sikh' comes from the Punjabi verb 'sikhna', to benefit. A Sikh is for that reason a learner, that's, onewho learns and follows the trail of liberation taught via a guy referred to as Gur N nak and his 9 successors, who lived within the Punjab zone of India among 1469 and 1708. The Sikh faith has just recently come to the educational cognizance of western students. there have been a fewbooks written just before M.A. Macauliffe's enormous research of the lives and occasions of the Gur s, The SikhReligion (Oxford 1909), yet those have been usually the paintings of squaddies or directors, like Macauliffehimself, who neede
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Thus Guru Hargobind is said to have decreed that only a man well-versed in the gurbani should be appointed to look after a gurdwara, and that he should be of good character so that he can set a good example. He also admonished his daughter, Bibi Viro, to respect her husband’s parents and family, and not feel proud of her own parentage. In the second, Guru Gobind Singh says that God ordained him to create the Khalsa, that any Sikh who abandons the rahit (code of conduct), is like an ass in the skin of a lion, and that no keshdhari Sikh should ever enter his presence unarmed.
The former are Jaidev, Sheikh Farid, Namdev, Trilochan, Parmand, Sadhna, Beni, Ramanand, Dhanna, Pipa, Sain, Kabir, Ravidas (Rai Das), Bhikhan, Surdas, Sunder, and Mardana. Those who were musicians in the court of Guru Arjan are often distinguished from the former by the word bhatt, meaning bard. These were nineteen in number. They are Kal, Kalsahar, Tal, Jalap, Kirat, Sal, Bhal, Nal, Bhikha, Jalan, Das, Gayand, Sevak, Malhura, Bal, Harbans, Satta, and Balvand. Their swayyas (panegyrics), are to be found on pages 1389 to 1409.
They are to be found, together with the works of some of the court bards, in the Dasam Granth compiled after his death by Bhai Mani Singh. God The Sikh concept of God is at the same time simple and highly complex. In terms of simplicity God is one. There is no other’ is a recurrent phrase in the hymns of Guru Nanak especially. However, this is not to be regarded as an affirmation of monism for God is also transcendent, creative, the universe is a manifestation of divine power, and gracious, being self-revealing in order to save humanity.
A popular dictionary of Sikhism by Cole, William Owen; Sambhi, Piara Singh