By Harbans Lal, Ph.D., D. Lit (Hons) In 1979, Dr. Manmohan Singh Luthra, a gold medalist of Medical College Patiala, bought land and successfully convinced with city authorities for permission to develop Nanak Drive in the State of Pennsylvania, USA. It was the first residential street named after Guru Nanak in the United States. He… Read More Manmohan Singh Luthra, Who Built Nanak Drive in the Heart of America, Passed Away at Age 82
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). It was the beginning of 2016 when my son Ravi suggested that I undertake a new project to save my sanity – cajoling my ageing brain to keep it alive and kicking. Several possibilities immediately flashed in my mind. I searched for something that would permit continual reading and… Read More Seeking Wisdom is Therapeutic
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
A team of committed enthusiasts have succeeded in collating together materials from various sources to trace Guru Nanak’s travels to the Middle East and Himalayan kingdoms in a book form. They will be releasing this collection as a new book to mark the 550th Birth Anniversary in 2019. We are pleased to add this book… Read More How Guru Nanak Became Relevant to Global Society: A New Book
By Harbans Lal, Ph.D.; D.Litt. (Hons). I derived the title of my essay from a verse by Guru Nanak in SGGS on page 1412: ਗਿਆਨ ਹੀਣੰ ਅਗਿਆਨ ਪੂਜਾ When translated into English, the verse means “restraining the Light of Truthful Wisdom inevitably leads to the Darkness of falsehood and Ignorance.” When applied to the everyday… Read More When the light is dimmed, an invitation to darkness is inevitable
By Harbans Lal, Ph.D.; D.Litt (Hons). The first Volume: Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan, was reviewed earlier in this blog post. The second Volume The Quest Continues by Amardeep Singh. Himalayan Book, New Delhi. 2018. Price: $150, discounted at $80 for special events. (Inquires/orders at 717-794-3800) has been continually reviewed by leading journals… Read More Amardeep Singh’s Second Volume To Commemorate 71st Anniversary of the Partition of Sikh Hearts & Heritage