Synopses & Reviews
Recognized masterpieces of Indian literature, the Guru Granth Sahib and the Dasam Granth are fundamental to the Sikh religion, not only in the physical layout of temples and in ceremonies of worship, but as infallible reference texts offering counsel and instruction.
Teachings of the Sikh Gurus presents a brand new selection of key passages from these sacred scriptures, translated into modern English by leading experts, Christopher Shackle and Arvind-pal Singh Mandair. Including six longer compositions and many shorter hymns thematically organised by topics such as Time and Impermanence, Self and Mind, Authority, and Ethics, the book's accessible and carefully chosen extracts distil the essence of Sikhism's remarkable textual and intellectual legacy, depicting how its message of universal tolerance suits the contemporary world. The detailed introduction and notes to the translations aid readers? comprehension of the hymns? form and content, as well as providing some historical context, making it an ideal introduction to Sikh literature.
"Teaching of the Sikh Gurus" presents a brand new selection of key highlights from the Guru Granth Sahib and Dasam Granth, translated into modern English by two leading experts. Thematically organized by topics such as Time and Impermanence, Self and Mind, Authority, Ethics, Existence, and Knowledge, the book's accessible and carefully chosen extracts distill the essence of Sikhism's remarkable textual and intellectual legacy, showing how its message of universal tolerance suits the contemporary world. Complete with a detailed introduction, which explains the history of the scriptural texts and offers guidance on their interpretation, these lively and accurate translations are an essential resource for Sikhs and students of Sikhism.