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

Three Pillars for a Fulfilled Life Part 1: Naam – A Password for Universal Reality

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

Losing Ground: Religions OR Gradually Sneaking Religiosities?

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?