A Book Review by Dr. Bhai Harbans Lal The Japuji: The Way to Divine Lif, With an Introduction, Paradigmatic Essays, Punjabi Text, English Translation, and Notes – 240 pages. By Prof. Balbir Singh Makkar. B.Chattar Singh Jiwan Singh – Publishers Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Among the world scriptures, the Japuji is considered Guru Nanak’s foremost composition, thereby qualifying… Read More Japuji: The Path of Nanak
Dr. Bhai Harbans Lal Revisiting India’s Partition: Essays on Memory, Culture, and Politics. Edited by Amritjit Singh, Nalini Iyer, and Rahul K. Gairola. Lanham, MD, London, 2016. Price: $110. xxxvi + 365pp. Order at http://www.rowman.com. Discount code LEX30AUTH16 for 30% discount. Inquires/orders at 717-794-3800. Within the US, one may reach the publisher at 800-462-6420. In August… Read More BOOK REVIEW. Divided Hearts and a Lack of Healing Continue After Seven Decades
Bhai HARBANS LAL Translation of Guru Granth with difference The Sikhs consider the hymns enshrined in Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) as their Guru and the source of ultimate wisdom. Because of the Guru’s universal approach to be imbibed in the message, the Granth is composed of hymns contributed by 36 enlightened souls. They expanded… Read More Guru Connect: New Tools
Bhai HARBANS LAL I was deeply thrilled to receive the recently released book entitled CONCEPT OF SADH SANGAT IN SIKHISM by Sardar Makhan Singh. In fact, it is a dream come true. Let me explain. Some time ago, during my visit to New Delhi, Sardar Makhan Singh arranged a couple of public receptions for me.… Read More Guru Connected Sangats Make-up Panth
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.
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