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EDITORIAL

Aad Guru Granth Sahib

Prof. Devinder Singh Chahal, PhD
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EDITORIAL ACROSS THE WORLD: Leadership without Vision

S Saran Singh, IAS (Retired), Editor, The Sikh Review, Calcutta
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FEATURE ARTICLES

The Commencing Verse of the Aad Guru Granth Sahib

Prof Devinder Singh Chahal, PhD
The Commencing Verse of the AGGS, commonly called as Mool Mantra, has been interpreted scientifically and logically for the first time. New interpretation indicates that < should be pronounced as "Ik + Oh + Beant". < is entirely a new word of its own kind, coined by Guru Nanak for the first time. It has no comparison or connotation with Om or any other word from Vedas or Upanishads. The whole verse is the most precise and concise definition of the Almighty.
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Sikh Concept of Guru.

Prof W Owen Cole, PhD
"Guru" in the Commencing Verse (Mool Mantra) represents the Almighty, not Guru Nanak or any other Guru as is generally interpreted by many scholars.
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Concept of Reality in Aad Guru Granth Sahib and its Physical, Metaphysical and Mystical Aspect.

Prof Hardev Singh Virk, Dr es Sc
According to Nanakian Philosophy, Reality is both transcendental and immanent, i.e. it has dual nature as nirguna and sarguna at the same time. The whole AGGS is a vision of Reality.
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Guru Granth Paath: The Sacred Reading.

Dr (Bhai) Harbans Lal, PhD
The real meanings of paath of the AGGS has been explained in terms of code of conduct; belief, acquisition and stabilization; spiritual witnessing; discursive practice of reading; and conceptual analysis.
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COMMENTS ON PREVIOUS ARTICLES

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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BOOK REVIEW

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NEWS AND VIEWS

Gurdwara Act-Definition of a Sikh

Analysis on Nanakshahi Calendar Controversy

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