Foreword by Harbans Lal, PhD; D.Litt. (hons) I feel flattered over the opportunity to write this prologue to the book that describes Guru Nanak’s travel to far off countries that were the mainstay of Muslim culture and Islamic religion. Guru Nanak attached great importance to this mission of his. The present book describes Guru’s journey… Read More Taajudin’s Diary
By Harbans Lal, Ph.D.; D.Litt (Hons) Inspiration at Amritsar I was in Amritsar in 2001 for the International Conference on the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS), held on the campus of the Guru Nanak Dev University. One suggestion that came out of the talks was to prepare a Concordance – which is a list of… Read More Read. Reflect. Share.
Bhai HARBANS LAL Isnaan in Sikhism is the third of the three pillars of fulfilled life, Naam, Daan, and Isnaan. Isnaan literally means cleansing practices. It encompasses all those deeds, learnings, processes, or religiosities that are potent in cleansing. The object of cleansing is the mind, body, and their environments, in that order. The cleansing… Read More Three Pillars of a Fulfilled Life Part 3: Isnaan – The Ethics of Good Deeds
Dr. (Bhai) Harbans Lal Daan is the second of the three doctrinal terms, Naam, Daan, Isnaan, that formed the basis of Guru Nanak’s teaching. As stated earlier, an exhaustive treatment of Daan is not possible here, especially when one considers that there have been volumes written about it. I, myself, wrote many articles on the… Read More Three Pillars for a Fulfilled Life Part 2: Daan – Altruism
Dr. Bhai Harbans Lal It was a sad news from the UK for all of us ex-Federationists, no matter where we lived, to hear of the sudden demise of Sardar Harcharan Singh. His remains were cremated on June 21, 2017, at Kingston Upon Thames, UK. He left behind his wife since 1963, Satnam Kaur, and… Read More Connecting the Dots of AISSF: Harcharan Singh (1930-2017)
Dr. (Bhai) Harbans Lal The Sikh world is thrilled about the historic achievement of a Sikh youth leader being appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in New Westminster. The Honorable Madam Justice Palbinder Kaur Shergill Q.C. is the first Sikh woman wearing the Sikh symbol of uncut hair and a… Read More Canada Appoints Palbinder Kaur Shergill to Supreme Court
Dr. (Bhai) Harbans Lal Naam and Naam Simran are two of the most central concepts in Sikhi. The importance of Naam as a foundational concept can be gauged from the fact that it appears over 5,000 times in the Guru Granth Sahib, making it the most frequently appearing word in the Scripture. Thus an exhaustive… Read More Three Pillars for a Fulfilled Life Part 1: Naam – A Password for Universal Reality
By Harbans Lal, PhD., D.Lit. (Hons). Many research studies on the purpose of life indicate that every living human being is seeking fulfillment as their most cherished purpose. A recent survey concluded that, more and more, North Americans tend to live lives driven by their most precious goals. They continue to be physically active and… Read More Three Pillars for a Fulfilled Life
By Harbans Lal, PhD., D.Lit. (Hons). RELIGIOSITY IS ONLY RITUALS To distinguish the Religion from the Religiosity may mean many things but I am using the term religiosity here for the practices that, with time, creep up as being superficially religious. Usually, they are inappropriate superstitions that give birth to a variety of religious rituals.… Read More Losing Ground: Religions OR Gradually Sneaking Religiosities?
Bhai Harbans Lal Sirdar Jasbir Singh Sethi, who initiated many thoughts and projects benefiting Sikhs in the USA, left his earthly life on February 12, 2017, in Houston, Texas. His wife Surjit Kaur, his Son (Navneet Singh), his daughter (Pinki Kaur) along with many friends were by his side. Jasbir has been battling the stage-four… Read More Remembering Jasbir Singh Sethi