Teachings of the Sikh Gurus: Selections from the Scriptures

Teachings of the Sikh Gurus: Selections from the Scriptures

Teachings of the Sikh Gurus: Selections from the Scriptures

Teachings of the Sikh Gurus: Selections from the Scriptures

Synopsis

'Teachings of the Sikh Gurus' presents a selection of key highlights from the Guru Granth Sahib and Dasam Granth, translated into modern English and focused upon topics such as time and impermenance, self and mind, authority, ethics, existence and knowledge.

Excerpt

The richness and variety of India’s religious literatures have long been recognized in the West. Until recently, though, Western attention has focused primarily on the earliest texts composed before the Christian era, like the Vedas and other core texts of the Hindu tradition composed in Sanskrit, or the Dhammapada and other foundation texts of Buddhism recorded in Pali. While the significance of these early literatures has thus long been widely recognized, many more recent religious texts of major importance composed in India over the last millennium in early forms of the modern languages descended from Sanskrit have been relatively neglected, even though they often enjoy far greater living currency in South Asia today than the Sanskrit religious literature.

Many of these texts date from the very fertile period of the Mughal empire, the last of the great Indian empires of the precolonial era, which controlled northern India for most of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. As a result of the major presence of Islam in the region, which had been established by earlier Muslim conquests, Indian society was one of great religious and cultural diversity. Defined at its extremes by the Islam of the clerics . . .

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