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Snatam Kaur keeps spreading light

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 5:47pm
Nirankaar, which means “Formless God,” expresses how the divine often manifests in ways that can't easily be perceived or understood... You can listen to Nirankaar here:

Rare Gurbani Collection - Releasing soon!

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 1:24pm
Diamonds of Eternity: Gurbani Classics, is a six-volume collection, featuring old and rare, live Gurbani recordings...

SikhNet is Hiring a Marketing Assistant

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 12:02pm
We are looking for a Marketing Assistant to join our global and diverse team who is detail-oriented, creative and committed.

Sikhi at the Cross-Roads: Do We Need a Paradigm Shift in Sikhi?

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 1:50pm
There is a tug of war between those who want to maintain the status quo and those who want to bring in drastic changes in its structure, theology and institutions. What is a paradigm shift?... proposed to carry out surgical strikes to reform the functioning of Gurdwaras. I believe it will cause more harm than good and cause schisms in Sikhi. A representative body of Sikhi, “Global Sikh Network Organisation” for coordinating activities of Gurdwaras all over the globe, is the need of the hour. The beginning can be made by reinterpretation of GGS using modern techniques of hermeneutics.

A Critique of ‘Hope’ and ‘Desire’ in the Sikh Religion

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 1:32pm
All religions provide a ray of hope for their followers. Hope has been a blessing in disguise. It is an inbuilt characteristic of human nature. Humanity evolved to the present stage based on hope despite the dictum: “survival of the fittest”. Hope is linked to desire and expectation. If desires are not fulfilled, one becomes pessimist. The difference between hope and desire is palpable.

Keeping Busy | Coping With Grief Wellness Series (Part-6)

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 12:19am
Being busy as a coping strategy can keep us from reflecting on how our lives have changed and honoring those who are no longer with us. Consider these tips to help you cope with loss…

'World of My Words' Book Review

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 11:05am
The contents of the opening Chapter of Book One: “Ponderings that Make up My Credo” can prove to be eye-catching and mesmerizing for any reader who dares to ponder over it. It has many quotes worth its weight of gold: “Nature is God’s manifest might”. “Five senses (visual, audial, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile), which provide the necessary material to Mind, have been given to Man to enjoy Beauty”. “Man is a pain-avoiding, pleasure-seeking, myth-making animal who wanders life after life in the illimitable Desert of Existence”. “Beauty supplies the raw material for aesthetic experience without which the contemplation on the nature of Reality cannot come about”. “The four faculties of Reason, Emotion, Imagination, and Intuition are Man’s chief gifts bestowed on him by God”.

Review of Guru Teghbahadar Sahib The Benevolent Warrior

Mon, 05/09/2022 - 6:25pm
Towards the end of this volume, there are six analytical essays contributed by Harinder Singh, Inni Kaur, Ishmeet Kaur. Jasleen Kaur, and Surender Pal Singh in critical appreciation of the Guru’s life and legacy. Harinder Singh has critically examined the historical sources to establish Guru Tegbahadar as Sultan-ul Duniya Wal-Akhirat (The Sovereign of the World and Hereafter). Inni Kaur tries to render three Rag Devgandhari Sabads by using transcreation to bring out the hidden meanings to establish the Guru’s way to freedom. Ishmeet Kaur delineates the Guru’s ideology...

The Forgotten Gurdwara; Guru Nanak At Katas Raj, Pakistan

Mon, 05/09/2022 - 11:10am
The place was abandoned after the partition of Punjab in 1947 hence half a century later, the author was unable to apprise on the exact location of this Gurdwara. To make the matter bit complicated, no reference was mentioned, and it was not straightforward to find out from the bibliography, given at the end of the book, which manuscript or book would have these details?

A Wonderful New Book on Sikh Women

Wed, 05/04/2022 - 1:38pm
To my surprise and delight, we then see 20 more profiles of contemporary Sikh women, some young and some old, told with loving anecdotes of their lives.  This is a wonderful book - inspiring, real, and long overdue! All of our sons and daughters should read this book and appreciate the contribution of their sisters and mothers with love. It is my prayer that we see many, many more books about this important topic. 

Violence and the Sikhs- Book discussion conducted by Naad Pargaas USA

Wed, 05/04/2022 - 11:40am
...He was pleased that the medium of communication was in two languages during the seminar and that was a significant step towards confluence of two ways of understanding and experiencing, which he believed was potentially very fertile in further development of Sikh Studies...

Praise the Praiseworthy

Tue, 05/03/2022 - 12:14pm
When Guru Nanak Dev Ji goes into praise mode, he finds that even the words he chooses for praise to be profoundly inadequate. He feels that instead of praising, he has slighted, diminished the Praiseworthy God by his words.

Linguistic Structure of Guru Nanak Bani in Punjabi on the basis of Source of Guru Period

Wed, 04/27/2022 - 8:56pm
The study of the structure of Guru Nanak’s hymns can be studied linguistically keeping in mind the context i.e., spirituality. His maximum writing is in Panjabi with only a few hymns in Lehndi, Persian, Sahskriti, Sadh Bhakha etc. At that time, the Punjabi language was not exactly the same as of today...

The Path of Love

Wed, 04/27/2022 - 12:08pm
Gurbani uses this close relationship as a metaphor for that between the soul and God or the Supreme Soul. This is how. God resides in all creatures; IT gives soul to provide life to the body. The way husband and wife live in one house; God and soul are in the same body. Here again therefore there are two entities and one spirit.

Workshop on learning Sikhi with Sikh youth in diaspora

Wed, 04/27/2022 - 10:37am
...civilizational models of any community are primarily defined by the epistemological and spiritual pursuits that a community endeavors to produce.

After 26 Years, I'm Stepping Away from SikhNet

Wed, 04/27/2022 - 8:21am
SikhNet went online Vaisakhi 1996; I had just turned 21 & was fresh with ideas of how I could make a difference in people’s lives, particularly the youth

68 Years Has Gone By... But Your Heroic Deeds Will Always Be Remembered

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 8:39pm
The Story of Sergeant Sagar Singh and the plunderers of Sulu Sea - A Tale of Bloodshed &Butchery

Ishapal Kaur: Profile of a Sikh in the creative arts

Thu, 04/21/2022 - 4:54pm
The work I produce is an artistic impression of how I perceive the universe and its magic. From a blank canvas into something that can evoke emotions, feelings, information, and so much more in itself is inspiration.

Saluting the legacy of Bhai Ram Singh

Thu, 04/21/2022 - 1:00pm
He realized that in west’s eyes there are two traditional schools of arts in India – Hindu Architecture and Muslim Architecture. In his eyes those distinct styles belonged only to places of worships, but its extent did not apply to non-worship places as palaces, hospitals, forts, and residential places. Thus, his designs reflected fusion of these two schools, along with the western approach, while using the locally available building materials.

A Celebration of Guru Nanak's Kirtan By Female Voices

Wed, 04/20/2022 - 1:50pm
GAAVANI is bringing together Guruji's music, Shabad's wisdom and visual arts, in order to share what Gurbani has to offer us in the modern day. This will be an opportunity for younger generations to see women leading and pivotal for them to experience Guruji’s light and love in the form of kirtan as a modern, spiritual & connective practice.