Category: 11-Siri Guru Granth Sahib

Sikhism and Ecological Issues

The great earth, with its many life forms, is the “Dharam Khand,” the realm where balanced, responsible and righteous living should be practiced. In Sikhi, the purpose of human life on earth is to see and experience the Creator Being in nature (kudrat) and to serve both.
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Sikhism and the Environment

The importance of Air, Water and Earth to life are emphasized over and over again in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib. The earth is referred to as the mother and as such requires the our respect. Great care needs to be taken to ensure that no damage occurs to it while the Sikh is going
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Guru Arjan Dev and the Birth of the Guru Granth Sahib

Guru Ram Das had three sons. The child who was to become the Guru was the youngest. Born April 15, 1563, he was named Arjan Mal. Each of the boys had very different dispositions. The eldest, Prithi Chand, was clever in social and worldly affairs. He managed the Guru’s household and most efficiently administered the
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