Dear Readers of The Sikh Bulletin,
We are pleased to deliver the latest issue of THE SIKH BULLETIN – VOL 2/2020 (April – June 2020). The contributions within this Issue are as follows:
1. The EDITORIAL titled Taking Sikhi Back to 1468 provides a poignant observation pertaining to the consequences of defective translations of the SGGS. Joint Editor Karminder Singh Dhillon PhD argues that flawed translations help ensure that the unique re-interpretation of pre-1468 spiritual concepts into new meanings by our Gurus are all lost on us permanently. This in turn ensures that we take Sikhi back to 1468 both in our understanding and practice.
2. The Shabd Vichar for this Issue is Guru Arjun’s Shabd in Sri Bhairon ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਰਸਨਾ ਕਹਹੁ ॥ Har Har Har Har Rasna Kaho. Karminder Singh Dhillon PhD attempts to apply the Gurbani Framework to understand, explain, translate and interpret the richly divine messages of the Shabd for readers.
3. Gulbarg Singh Basi critically examines the traditional pronunciation and meaning of the root symbol of Sikh –ੴ; in his thought provoking article ੴ IKKO as Its Proper Pronunciation.
4. Moninder Singh explores the meaning of a popular Gurbani shabd in his Punjabi essay ਸੁਖੁ ਤੇਰਾ ਦਿਤਾ ਲਹੀਐ ॥
5. Economist and former policy advisor to the Canadian Government Amrik Singh Rakhra, PhD visualizes the nature and type of the economy that would be in keeping with Guru Nanak’s philosophy in his article Vision of Guru Nanak’s Economy.
6. Scientist and Professor Devinder Singh Chahal PhD provides a well-researched essay titled: SIKH AND SIKHI: Their Relationship with the Age of Enlightenment.
7. Harpreet Kaur writes a moving essay on the lessons in spirituality and humanity that can be learnt from the care and death of a pet – even if both are never within the domain of an animal – in her piece titled All in a Dog’s World: Creatures of a Lesser God.
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Warm Regards, The Editorial Team at THE SIKH BULLETIN.