Understanding Sikhism, The Research Journal, is no longer available in paper (printed) form. You may contact Prof. Devinder Singh Chahal by emailing at sikhism@iuscanada.com. Articles and Table of Contents for the past issues are available in electronic form.

 

2020

Table of Contents and Abstracts
January - December 2020, Vol. 22, No. 1

EDITORIAL

Renaissance of Sikhi
Prof Devinder Singh Chahal, PhD

ABSTRACT
Guru Nanak (1469-1539) laid the foundation of Sikhi (philosophy) during the Period of Renaissance (between 14th century and 17th century). It was the time, when many scientists were challenging some of the wrong axioms of the Church in Europe. At the same time, Guru Nanak was busy in opposing the ancient mythology and rituals, which were prevalent among the peoples of South Asia. These people were shackled by these outdated ideas for centuries. Thereby they were unable to express their free will in any way as their lives were controlled by their religious mentors. During this Period of Renaissance, in Europe, Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 - 1543), a contemporary of Guru Nanak, rejected the axioms of the Bible that Sun revolves around the Earth and the Earth is the center of the Universe. Based on his astronomical observations, he asserted that the Earth is not the center of the Universe, rather it revolves around the Sun. Thereafter, Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642), on the basis of his experiments, proclaimed that it is the Earth that revolves around the Sun and it is not the center of the Universe ...
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ARTICLES

ORIGINALITY AND UNIQUENESS OF BANI OF GURU NANAK
Prof Devinder Singh Chahal, PhD

ABSTRACT
This article was first published in The Sikh Review, a special issue of December, 2019 dedicated to the 550th Birthday of Guru Nanak. It is being reproduced here for wider publicity. It discusses briefly that the bani (Words) of Guru Nanak is original since it proceeded independently of any other bani. It is unique since there is no like or equal and is unparalleled and incomparable with any other bani. It discusses the originality and uniqueness of SIKHI (philosophy), founded by Guru Nanak, a definition of a SIKH and the description of <   , the Logo, of the Eternal Entity in brief.
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SIKH AND SIKHI
Their Relationship with the Age of Enlightenment
Basic Principles of Sikhi

Prof Devinder Singh Chahal, PhD

ABSTRACT
The terms SIKH and SIKHI have been defined by different Sikh organizations from time to time. None of these definition is as concise and precise as a definition should be. I defined a Sikh in 1992 about 28 years ago and continued to find the perfect definition. The current article searches for perfect definitions of SIKH and SIKHI from the bani of Guru Nanak. This article on the definitions of a Sikh and Sikhi leads us to the idea that Guru Nanak is the Pioneer of the Age of Enlightenment in South Asia.
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