Textual Sources for the Study of Sikhism
Dr. McLeod provides an introduction to the sacred literature of Sikhism, giving a clear orientation to Sikh history, religion, and tradition. The collection itself begins with episodes from the lives of the Ten Gurus, translated from sacred texts. These are followed by extensive selections from the Adi Granth and the Dasam Granth, supplemented by extracts from the works of the notable Sikh poets Bhai Gurdas and Bhai Nand Lai. A translation of the entire nit-nem (the daily liturgy of the Sikhs) is included, together with scriptural portions traditionally chanted during Sikh ceremonies. A shortened text of the Rahit Maryada (Sikh code of conduct) is also provided. The volume concludes with a selection devoted to the principal Sikh sects and a selection from the works of modern Sikh theologians.
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accept According actual Adi Granth appeared Baba bathe beginning believe Bhai birth blessing bliss body brings brought called caste century claim command concerning continued creation Creator death deeds deliverance describe desire devotion discipline divine Name dwells early eternal exists expression faith fear five four give glory God's grace Guru Gobind Singh Guru Granth Sahib Guru Nanak Guru's hand hear heart Hindu hymns infinite initiation janam-sakhi join Khalsa known light lives Lord Master means mind Muslim nature never Nirankari observe offer Panth path peace performed period person practice praise prayer presence pride Rahit receive recited recorded Refrain remains remembrance repeat returned revealed sacred sacred scripture Satguru scripture seek serve Sikh sing soul spirit stanzas teachings took tradition true truth turn understanding Vahiguru worldly worship