Harbans Lal, Ph.D.; D.Litt. (Hons) and Ek Onkaar Kaur Khalsa Michaud Vaisakhi – Guru Nanak’s Birth Day Through much of Sikh history and the Sikh world, Vaisakhi (April 1469) has been recognized as the Day of Celebration for Guru Nanak’s birth. On this day, Nanak was born to his parents, his father Kalyan Chand Das… Read More Is Guru Nanak’s Parkash Day Different from Guru Nanak’s Birth Day? Yes, It Is.
SS Ek Ong Kaar Khalsa Michaud and Dr. Bhai Harbans Lal, Ph.D.; D.Litt. (Hons) Hatred. Anger. Urge to Revenge. Despair. Pain. All of these emotions surface when something deeply traumatic is done to us or to those with whom we share a connection. Yet the Sikh Ardaas (prayer) is always for Sarbat Da Bhalaa. Goodwill… Read More The Concept of Khimaa and the Lives of the Gurus
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
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 – email@example.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).
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
By Harbans Lal, Ph.D.; D.Litt (Hons) It’s not just what we say, but what we do that counts. Over ten thousand registrants at the past Parliament of the World’s Religions were invited as guests of the Sikh volunteers to share a meal in The Salt Lake City, Utah, throughout the five-day event. The guests came… Read More Langar – Sharing a Meal with Purpose
Dr. Bhai Harbans Lal In the past few days, I read Sardar Rup Singh’s write_up on my dear colleague, Sardar Manjit Singh Calcutta, who passed away recently. Sardar Rup Singh was a past colleague of the All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF). He tallied the numerous contributions of Calcutta Sahib in Panthic history, but he… Read More Memory Snapshots Are a Must
Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa-Michaud On Tuesday, October 24th, several Sikh activists attended a luncheon hosted by the Dallas Chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America. The luncheon took place at the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law and was held in honor of UN Day –… Read More Sikh Community Presence at UN Day in Dallas
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
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