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'Sikhs Today: Ideas & Opinions' -- A Review

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2013 | 1:37 PM

"Sikhs Today: Ideas and Opinions" is Dr. I.J. Singh's fifth collection of essays, marking another milestone in Dr Singh's personal quest into the "mystery and reality of Sikhism."

Although a Sikh by default, that is, a Sikh by birth, Dr. Singh discovered the "possessive power" and "alluring beauty" of Sikhi...

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The Incomparable Guru Gobind Singh

(12) Comments | Posted January 5, 2012 | 10:32 AM

In his autobiographical account, Bichitra Natak or "Wondrous Play," we learn that Guru Gobind Singh, whose 346th birthday we celebrate today, viewed his earthly sojourn as a duty to fulfill a divinely ordained purpose -- that of fulfilling the mission of Guru Nanak, who had established the Sikh religion a...

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Gurpurab 2011: Celebrating the Birthday of Guru Nanak

(7) Comments | Posted November 10, 2011 | 9:38 AM

Sikh tradition celebrates the coming of Guru Nanak on this day, 542 years ago, as the descending of Divine Light on Earth to dispel the mist and fog of spiritual ignorance in an age of darkness (Kali Yug). Nanak's appearance was to be the beginning of a new way (Panth)...

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Honoring Guru Arjan: A Sikh Celebration of the Will of God

(45) Comments | Posted June 16, 2011 | 12:44 PM

Sikhs will venture out on this day in June, as they have done for hundreds of years, to set up roadside stalls in neighborhoods across India -- and now across the world as well.

The stalls serve as way stations to offer any passerby protection from the scorching sun...

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