|Interfaith Inspirations: Sikhism
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Sing The Name Of The Lord: Sikh
October 20 ~ Sikh Installation of Scriptures as Gukru Granth
The Sikh religion has 20 million followers and is the world's 5 th largest religion. Sikhs believe in devotion and remembrance of God at all times, truthful living & equality of mankind. Sikhs have 10 gurus in their holy book and a living guru named Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
From Sing The Name Of The Lord
"Sing the name of the Lord
in every breath of life.
Joy, joy, joy... Let me offer you
The finest of intoxicants;
a drink that can subdue
All pain and inner suffering,
no matter how obscure.
This drink I recommend to you,
its value I assure.
You drink the cup of wordly wine, and sing the song you know,
Your drink creates a drowsiness,
your song but augers woe.
I offer you a wine divine,
a melody so pure, Your soul will wake, immersed in joy..."
You can join Sikhs online for a daily prayer & reading here:
This date marks the time when the Sikh Scriptures were made final as their Word.
Here is a brief summary taken from Search Gurbani HERE!
"The Sikhs regard Sri Guru Granth Sahib as a complete, inviolable and final embodiment of the message for them. There is to be no word beyond the Word. And that's how their last guru, Guru Gobind Singh, spoke to the congregation on October 20, 1708 shortly before his ascension.
"Those who desire to behold the Guru should obey the Granth Sahib. Its contents are the visible body of the Guru."
Sri Guru Granth Sahib contains hymns of 36 composers written in twenty-two languages employing a phonetically perfected Gurmukhi script on 1430 pages in 511,874 words, 1,720,345 characters, and 28,534 lines. It has been preserved in its original format since its last completion by Guru Gobind Singh in 1705."
Read More About The Guru Granth, Sikhism’s Holy Scripture here! Or here at Sikhs.org!