Monday, March 26, 2007


Guru Nanak

(Icon of Guru Nanak founder of Sikhism 15th-16th c.)

Went to a Siki Gurdwara (Temple) today. Beautiful building and space. Sikhism is a fascinating religion to me.

1.Against the caste system of India (why it got in trouble).
2.Emphasizes (like Islam) monotheism but allows for many names/ways to the one God (more Hindu).
3.Emphasizes justice and work in the world. Devotion to God.
4.God as Self-Existent and Union with God (not dissolution).
5.Young religion, relatively speaking. Only 500 or so years old.

I read a sign on the wall that stated:

The Grace of the Guru alone can reveal the Lord within the Self.

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