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The Guru Granth Sahib - an introductory leaflet

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The Guru Granth Sahib The Guru Granth Sahib - an introductory leaflet Contents Sri Guru Granth Sahib � Introduction � History � Language and Teachings � Contents � Treatment and Use in Worship For further details go to www.sikhnet.com By Sonia Kaur should live their lives; in a good and meaningful way, and is meant to be recited whereas others are meant to The Guru Granth Sahib aware of their responsibilities. Some teachings found in be sung. Therefore the shabads are organised in the Guru Granth Sahib are: the ragas-the order in which they have to be sung The Guru Granth Sahib is not just a book; it is a Guru. It is consid- ered the Supreme Spiritual Author- ity and Head of the Sikh religion. It is the holy book of the Sikhs. History The first holy book of the Sikhs was the Adi Granth and it was put together by The fifth Guru - Guru Arjan Dev. ...read more.

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The Guru Granth Sahib was made Guru by Guru Gobind Singh in 1704CE.The Guru Granth Sahib was put together because it was a central collection of the scriptures and it gives for their daily life. Moreover it provides easy public access to the Guru which promotes education. Language and Teachings The Guru Granth Sahib is written in Gurmukhi, the Sikhs are called upon to put these teachings into practice in every aspect of their daily life. The Guru Granth Sahib is therefore of central importance to the life, work and worship of the Sikh community. Contents The Guru Granth Sahib contains the writings of the first five Gurus as well as the ninth Guru-Guru Teg Ba- hadur. The Guru Granth Sahib is unique among the sa- cred writings of religious teachings in that it contains some material from people who do not belong to the copies would be available, and some people would not know how to treat it with the respect it de- served. ...read more.

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This idea reflects the Sikh belief of equality that truth is not the monopoly of any one religion and that the love and grace of God is for all. The first passage of the Guru Granth Sahib is � � � � Shoes are taken off before entry People bow down on their knees in front of the Guru Granth Sahib Hands are washed Heads are covered? for worship. This is because Sikhs believe the Guru Granth Sahib contains actual words spoken by the Guru. The teachings contained in the Guru Granth Sahib provide a structure by which Sikhs the mool mantar. In the Guru Granth Sahib each hymn is called a Shabad. The length of a Shabad varies; some are just a few lines while other run to several pages. A small portion at the beginning of the Guru Granth Sahib Overall, the Guru Granth Sahib plays a very important role in modern Sikhism as well as the Sikh history. ...read more.

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