2015- IUS Research Monograph # 5

NANAK: The Guru, The Founder of Sikhism
 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

MESSAGE i html file

FOREWORD iv html file

PREFACE vi html file

AUTHORS AND EDITOR viii html file

THE AUTHORS viii
Professor Devinder Singh Chahal viii
Dr Kulbir Singh Thind, MD ix
Dr A. S. Dhaliwal, MD, MS, FACS ix

THE EDITOR x
Mr Jesse Schell x

NANAK: THE GURU, The Founder of Sikhism 1

INTRODUCTION 1
Who is Nanak? 1
Political and Social Disorder at the Time of Guru Nanak 1

BRIEF LIFE HISTORY 4
In Search of Truth 5
Travels of Guru Nanak 11
Travels to the Middle East 12
Guru Nanak in Baghdad 20

NANAK - THE GURU 23

The Sikh Gurus 23
1. Guru Angad 23
2. Guru Amardas 23
3. Guru Ramdas 23
4. Guru Arjan 24

Bhatt 27
1. Satta Doom 27

Sikh Literature 28
1. Bhai Kahn Singh 28
2. Gurbilas Patshahi 6 28

CONTINUITY OF MISSION OF GURU NANAK 30
IS THE PHILOSOPHY OF GURU NANAK ORIGINAL AND UNIQUE? 32
SOME BASIC PRINCIPLES OF GURU NANAK'S PHILOSOPHY 34
Sikh - The Follower 34
Sikh - Advice 34

The Principles 35
1. Vichaar- Philosophy 35
2. Vichaar- Deliberation/Contemplation 36
3. Importance of Deliberation/Discussion 37
4. Evaluation before Accepting 38
5. Use of Wisdom (????) 38
6. Equality 39
7. Freedom of Expression 39
8. Importance of Research: 39
9. Altruism 40
10. Sharing of Material Wealth 41
11. Sharing of Intellectual Wealth (Multiculturalism) 41
12. Praise of Woman 42
13. Origin of Universe 43
14. Infiniteness of Universe 44
15. Hukm - Laws of Universe 46
16. Concept of God 46
17. Mantra System 48

CONCLUSIONS 49

REFERENCES 50

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