Dr. Karminder Singh Dhillon discourses Paurees 30&31 of Jup Bani in English
SIDH GOSHT TRANSLATION
By: Dr Karminder Singh Dhillon
I. Where and When was Sidh Gosht composed?
● Composed by Guru Nanak
● 1521 Guru Nanak returned to Kartarpur after his final travel journey
● For 18 years Guru Nanak spread his teachings in neighboring regions
● In Batala was a major Yogi Ashram called Achul where Yogis gathered for a yearly festival that takes
place in March (Shivratri Mela)
● Bani composed between March-September of 1539 (last 6 months of his life)
● Evidence: Bhai Gurdass Vars
● Guru Nanak becomes Joyti Joyt September 1539
● Sidh Gosht is 2nd to last Bani he wrote at the end of his life
● Sidh Gosht most complex Bani written by Guru Nanak for his disciples
● Japji Sahib was LAST Bani written
● Essence of Sidh Gosht is summarized in Pauree 28 & 29 of Japji Sahib
● Distillation of his primary spiritual philosophy
II. Who were the dialogue partners?
● Yogis had high status as religions group
● Highly elevated Yogis during travels (Shiva sect)
● Bhai Gurdas mentions Yogi Bhangar Nath at mela who confronts Guru Nanak and Guru responds with
showing Yogi his mindset is faulty
● Lohareepa (Son of Gorakh) & Charpat main leaders of Yogi group
● Yogis were misleading public
III. What are the Primary Questions (20)?
DR Karminder Singh Dhillon discourses Paurees 28 and 29 of Jup Banee in English
Dr. Karminder Singh Dhillon discourses Paurees 64-66 of Sidh Goshat in Tatt Gurmatt delivered in English
Dr. Karminder Singh Dhillon of Sikhi Vichar Forum and Gurcharan Singh Jeonwala of Singh Sabha Canada
Gurcharan Singh Jeonwala
By Gurcharan Singh Jeonwala
It is regrettable that Patiala University academics are in the process of re-incarnating a new Bhai Bala. They want to create a fictitious Bala who will be the companion of Guru Nanak’s travels. The Bala that even Bhai Gurdasji did not know about because he heard nothing of any Bala from the third and fourth Gurus with whom he spent his life.
But miraculously, these academics seem to know about Guru Nanak than Bhai Gurdasji even.
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Lost in Translation
Karminder Singh Dhillon, Phd (Boston)
Note: This article appeared as the Editorial of The Sikh Bulletin, USA, Jan –March 2019 Issue. The complete issue is available at www.sikhbulletin.com. Webmaster.
In the five and half centuries of Sikh spirituality, Sikhs have never been as disconnected from the spiritual messages contained in Gurbani as they are in the 21st Century. The root cause of such spiritual decline is clear: Sikhs have steadily distanced themselves from the understanding of the spiritual messages contained within the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS).
Such distancing from the messages of Gurbani is despite the deep physical connections that Sikhs have nurtured with the physical embodiment (saroop) that is the SGGS – in forms including but not limited to making precious offerings; according splendour to its installation; donning it under palkis made of gold; parading it around in ostentatious displays called nagar kirtan; multiple continuous readings in the style of Akhand and Sehej Paths; and other physical forms of reverence in the name of religious ritual and dogma.
But Sikhs have remained disengaged from the messages contained within.
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Gurbani Shabd Vichar
Karminder Singh PhD (Boston)
Aant Kaal ਅੰਤਿ ਕਾਲਿ
Note: This article appeared in The Sikh Bulletin, USA, Jan –March 2019 Issue. The complete issue is available at www.sikhbulletin.com. Webmaster.
The shabd is composed by Bhagat Tarlochan ji in Raag Gurji and appears on Page 526 of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS).
A study of its existing interpretations – both in Punjabi Teekas and English Translations – indicates that it stands as amongst the most misinterpreted shabds. Given its subject matter, misinterpretation of the verses has the potential of creating severe distortions to our understanding of Gurmat.
This article attempts to provide authentic SGGS based meanings to the verses by using the Gurbani Framework.
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