International Peace Bridge Connecting Kartarpur in Pakistan and Dera Baba Nanak in India

Harbans Lal, Ph.D.; D.Litt. (Hons) In the past few days, Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu brought good news. He announced that the Pakistan Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa had told him that Islamabad would open a corridor to connect Gurdwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur in Pakistan’s Narowal district with Gurdwara Dera Sahib on the… Read More International Peace Bridge Connecting Kartarpur in Pakistan and Dera Baba Nanak in India

BOOK REVIEW: Science and Sikhism. Conflict or Coherence (Anthology of Essays on Various Concepts in Sri Guru Granth Sahib).

By Harbans Lal, Ph.D.; D.Litt. (Hons). BOOK REVIEW Science and Sikhism: Conflict or Coherence (Anthology of Essays on Various Concepts in Sri Guru Granth Sahib) 334 pages – By Dr. D.P. Singh Singh Brothers Publishers, Amritsar, India Contact – drdpsn@hotmail.com When I received the newly published book my first reaction was, oh’ another book on… Read More BOOK REVIEW: Science and Sikhism. Conflict or Coherence (Anthology of Essays on Various Concepts in Sri Guru Granth Sahib).

Does Language Impact the Transmission of Wisdom from the Sri Guru Granth Sahib

By Harbans Lal, Ph.D.; D.Litt. (Hons). Introduction The light of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) is sought by over 300 million spiritual seekers worldwide. With this rapidly expanding urge and need, there is a concern that haunts us. It is about providing easy access to the Guru’s wisdom to a rapidly evolving global village.… Read More Does Language Impact the Transmission of Wisdom from the Sri Guru Granth Sahib

Universal like Rivulets of Rainwater

Bhai HARBANS LAL What is universal? Universal is that which is applicable everywhere, to whole humankind, and in all civil societies regardless of culture, race, sex, religion, nationality, sexuality, or any other distinguishing feature. In theology, universalism is the doctrine of universal application of the teachings of religion or Dharma. Further, universal can be relevant… Read More Universal like Rivulets of Rainwater

Taajudin’s Diary

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

Three Pillars of a Fulfilled Life Part 3: Isnaan – The Ethics of Good Deeds

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

Three Pillars for a Fulfilled Life Part 2: Daan – Altruism

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