By Harbans Lal, Ph.D., D. Lit (Hons). Five centuries ago Guru Nanak undertook a worldwide journey to alert people of both the Sindhu civilization east of Sindh River Delta, and those of Turk civilizations west of Sindh Delta against clergy-concocted religion. Everywhere he visited, he advocated God as the virtual reality manifested in all creation.… Read More A Tapestry of Guru Nanak’s Travels.
By Harbans Lal, Ph.D., D. Lit (Hons). Sir William James, an American philosopher and psychologist, wrote that every human is born with an innate urge to know something higher. We often call that higher entity God. But we have never been able to comprehend or even describe that higher entity intelligently, even though we devised… Read More Guru Nanak’s God
By Harbans Lal, Ph.D., D. Lit (Hons) A new Gurdwara is always a milestone of a Sikh community anywhere. It signifies the presence of the Sikh community in that area. Over a century ago, the pioneering Sikhs built their first Gurdwara in North America in the city of Golden. Golden is a town in southeastern… Read More The First Gurdwara, a place of Sikh Worship, in North America
By Harbans Lal, Ph.D., D. Lit (Hons) Listen to this article as a podcast Sikh women were among the brave Sikhs who raised slogans of India’s freedom and their sacrifices for the freeing of their Gurdwaras from under the control of corrupt mahants of the time. The level of commitment and self-sacrifice of Sikhs deeply… Read More Martyrdom of Balbir Kaur in Jaito Morcha
By Harbans Lal, Ph.D., D. Lit (Hons) Review of: 1. Understanding Nitnem: Jup, Sodar, and Sohela. 308 pages. 2. Understanding Sidh Goshat. 271 pages. 3. Understanding Anand. 162 pages. 4. Understanding Asa Di Vaar. 289 pages. 5. The Hijacking of Sikhi. 420 pages. Listen to this article as a podcast Any review of new books… Read More Gurbani Translations: The Art and Challenges Explicit in Books from Karminder Singh Dhillon
By Harbans Lal, Ph.D., D. Lit (Hons) Listen to this article as a podcast Guru Nanak described Guru as a spiritual teacher who transforms humans into angels/gods. By god, I mean a tinier replica of God, a human god with all god-like characters from an angel. Such a transformation is a metamorphosis. The dictionary describes… Read More A Mantra for the Metamorphosis of the Human Mind
Author: Gurcharanjit Singh Lamba, New York, USA Published by: Sant Sipahi LLC (USA)Distributors: Singh Brothers, S.C.O. 223-24. City Center. Amritsar- 143001 – INDIA – Price – Indian rupees 550 and US Dollars 15.Reviewed by: Bhai Harbans Lal, Ph.D.; D.Litt. The University of North Texas Health Science Center. Sakhi Sikh Rehat Maryada Ji Ki contains narration,… Read More Book Review: Sakhi Sikh Rehat Maryada
Interviewed by: Dr. Devinder Pal Singh Center for Understanding Sikhism, Mississauga, L5A 1Y7, ON, Canada Dr. Harbans Lal, born in 1931, at Haripur, the North-West Frontier Province, and named at Punja Sahib Gurdwara both now in Pakistan, is an internationally recognized pharmacologist cum neuroscientist. He is also a profound scholar of Sikhi-sm. After receiving his… Read More A Renowned Pharmacologist, Neuroscientist and Eminent Scholar of Sikhism – Bhai Dr. Harbans Lal
Author: By Doctor Dalvir Singh Pannu, San Jose, California, USA. Published by: Pannu Dental Group, 2019 Printed by: Copy well, Canada. Hard Bound Edition, Pages 416; Price: $95 Reviewed by: Bhai Harbans Lal, Ph.D.; D.Litt. The University of North Texas. Purchase Book Here: http://www.thesikheritage.com It has been many years since I had first met Dr.… Read More Book Review. The Sikh Heritage: Beyond Borders.
By Harbans Lal, Ph.D., D. Lit (Hons) Outside of the disruptions we know so well, there is something weird going on related to religious behaviour and the Covid-19 pandemic. In many ways, normal activities like religious attendance have slowed down or even stopped. And yet there is a sense that many important aspects of life… Read More New Religious Practices are on the Horizon