The Guru’s Wake Up Call – The Wedding Ring Test?
3 years ago By Mandip Kaur Sandher
How can a wedding ring disappear off a finger and reappear in a different location? Through a sequence of events the message is understood clearly. The Guru (inner teacher) is so close we may simply need to decipher the “signs” and “signals” of direct communication with Universe. Read On...
Grace: Sikh Faith Perspective
3 years ago By K.P. Singh
In Sikh doctrine: no one is outside God’s Grace, regardless of faith, culture, gender, or social status. One must follow the wisdom enshrined in sacred scriptures, faith legacy, and honored tradition: Acknowledge God’s Divine Light and Presence in every living being; understand God’s Timeless Truth. Read On...
THE CASE FOR TRANSLITERATION OF GURBANI
3 years ago By I. J Singh
Transliterations of Gurbani in Roman script make Gurbani accessible to those who do not read Gurmukhi. In this essay, I.J. Singh explores the systematic process for an ideal transliteration from Gurmukhi to Roman script, and the various issues inherent therein. Read On...
CELEBRATING KHOJ GURBANI: Pitfalls & Pleasures of Translating
3 years ago By I. J Singh
Religious Scriptural writings require translations for effective communication. The necessity and the historical process of such efforts is explored in this piece by the renowned author I.J. Singh wherein he beautifully investigates the reframing of religious scriptures of yore for meaning today. Read On...
Body, Mind and Soul
4 years ago By I. J Singh
I am part of a small group of Sikhs that meets once a month to discuss matters spiritual and historical over a fine repast. A recent conversation veered towards an issue that has recently set the Internet aflame with passionate Read On...
Golden Temple Through My Lens
4 years ago By Muslim Harji
An incredible photo essay on Golden Temple (also known as Darbar Sahib or Hari Mandir) by a Muslim devotee. Harji’s camera has magnificently captured everything that mesmerizes the visitors at this sacred shrine- the architecture, the pool of nectar, the community kitchen, Akal Takhat and much more. Read On...
Science and Sikhi
4 years ago By Inder M. Singh
Can you be a scientist and also a devout Sikh? SGGS asks us to use intelligent discrimination and to avoid irrational rituals and superstitions. For a Sikh, scientific discovery is a celebration of the marvels of God and his creation, an affirmation of His Glory. Read On...
Thaada Vs Thaanda: What is the Difference?
4 years ago By Vikram Singh Khalsa
Many words in Gurbani appear in different forms. At first glance, one may not realize there is any difference in the word at all. But depending on the context, the pronunciation and meaning of a word may change – even if it is spelled the same. Read On...
Mantras: The Seeds of Virtue
4 years ago By GuruPrem Singh Khalsa
It is said that by chanting God’s name even one time, you can awaken to truth. That would be a rare and blessed individual indeed. For the rest of us, I have found that it helps tremendously to have some facts, faith and fortitude! Read On...
Living Gurbani: Work of a Lifetime
4 years ago By Jessi Kaur
We respect and honor Gurbani because it’s Guru’s word or Shabad Guru. But mere reading, singing, or even understanding Gurbani is not enough. Jessi Kaur discusses how to engage in Gurbani with a depth that transforms one into its true essence. Read On...