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The Spiritual Heritage of The Punjab
The Spiritual Heritage of The Punjab

The Spiritual Heritage of The Punjab

by Jaswant Singh Neki

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Language

English

Publisher

Guru Nanak Dev University

ISBN

8177700057 - Year: 2003 - Pages: 200

Binding

Paperback

Jaswant Singh Neki
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Author: Jaswant Singh Neki
Publisher: Guru Nanak Dev University
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 200
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8177700057

Description

An attempt has been made in this book to provide the essential historical background of developments along with a consideration of the spiritual insights contributed by Punjabi genius. While doing so, the argument has been illustrated with selections from the relevant source materials. The quotations from Sri Guru Granth Sahib and other Sikh sources as well as from the Sufi poets have been rendered into English by the author himself.

Effort has been made to preserve both the spirit of the message as well as its poetic quality as far as was possible. For the translation of quotations from Sanskrit sources, the author had to rely on the Hindi Bhashyas as well as some available English translations.

Spirituality means being related to spirit in contrast to the tangible or material. Its sublime reaches pertain to the relationship between man and God. Although the spiritual urge is present in man everywhere, it seems safe to say that there is something special about the genius of the Punjab. The Punjab's spiritual heritage is not only among the most ancient, it is also among the most varied.

Contents

INTRODUCTION

The Punjab

The Indus Valley Civilization

The Classic Vedic Tradition
Some Vedic Hymns

Searching for the One Basic Reality
Some Upanishadic Sayings

The Epics

The Bhagavad Gita
Selections from the Bhagavad Gita

The Dark Age

The Bhakti Movement
Selections from the Works of Bhaktas

The Sufi Way
Selections from Sufi Works

The Sikh Faith and the Sikh People

Guru Nanak Dev
Selections from Guru Nanak Dev's Works

Guru Angad Dev
Selections from Guru Angad Dev's Works

Guru Amar Das
Selections From Guru Amar Das's Works

Guru Ram Das
Selections from Guru Ram Das's Works

Guru Arjan Dev
Selections from Guru Arjan Dev's Works

Gurus Har Gobind, Har Rai and Har Krishan
Guru Har Gobind
Guru Har Rai
Guru Har Krishan

Guru Tegh Bahadur
Selections from Guru Tegh Bahadur's Works

Guru Govind Singh
Selections from Guru Govind Singh's Works

SRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB

THE DASAM GRANTH

EPILOGUE

INDEX

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