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An Introduction to Sri Guru Granth Sahib
An Introduction to Sri Guru Granth Sahib

An Introduction to Sri Guru Granth Sahib

by Gurbachan Singh Talib

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Language

English

Publisher

Punjabi University

ISBN

8173805415 - Year: 1999 - Pages: 121

Binding

Hardcover

Gurbachan Singh Talib
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Author: Gurbachan Singh Talib
Publisher: Punjabi University
Year: 1999
Language: English
Pages: 121
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8173805415

Description

Sikh Scripture, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, is a 1430 page long psalm in laudation of the Transcendent. Its poetry is all in the spiritual key. It lays down no dogma or prescriptions. The message it communicates is couched in the language and symbolism of love and faith. It is purest and most exalted poetry ever written. Being liberal in design and spirit, the Holy Granth is a major repository of spiritual thought in world literature-thought apparently common to al religious traditions, but unique in its announcement of the existence of the Absolute Being, and in its celebration of God-consciousness.

Granth, which is derived from the Sanskrti, implies like Koran and Bible a book-the Book par excellence. Unlike some other scriptures, it is neither history nor mythology, nor a collection of incantations. Its contents are spiritual poetry, the vision of the cosmic order and exhortation to the higher life. In that respect it is a unique scripture among the source books of religion. It remains unique in consisting solely of the meditations of God –inspired men, who have communicated the Divine Word in a spirit of deep humility and compassion for mankind.

Contents

Foreword

The Holy Granth Sahib-Origins
A Brief History of Compilation of the Granth Sahib
The Granth Sahib as the Mystical Person of the Guru
Detail of the Contents of the Holy Granth Sahib
Language of the Holy Granth
The Teachings of Guru Granth Sahib
Karma and Grace
Bhakti
Mysticism
Sahaj
Nam, Shabda
Akkhar (Word, Syllable)
Grihastha (The householder’s life)
On Yoga
Social Conscience - Caste
Mukti-Jivan-Mukta
The Cosmic Vision
Guru, The Holy Preceptor, Guide
Imagery

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