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The Sikh Philosophy - Book By Surindar Singh Kohli
Table Of Contents For 'The Sikh Philosophy' Book By Surindar Singh Kohli
|I||Philosophy of Sikhism in a Nutshell||9|
|II||The Sikh Concept of Ultimate Reality||15|
|V||Three Major Concepts of Sikh Moral Philosophy||47|
|VII||Meditation in Sikhism||61|
|VIII||Sikh Cosmogony and Cosmology||72|
|IX||Sikh Concept of Creation||77|
|Comparative Sikh Philosophy|
|X||Jainism and Guru Granth Sahib||89|
|XI||Shunyavada and Guru Granth Sahib||99|
|XII||Vishistadvaita and Guru Granth Sahib||104|
|XIII||Kateb (The Books) and Guru Granth Sahib||112|
|XIV||Guru Granth Sahib and Islam||120|
Sikhism has a distinct religious philosophy of its own. It differs from the fundamentals of the prominent world-religions. This short treatise gives an insight into the metaphysics, ethics, mysticism and cosmology of Sikhism. The student of Philosophy can very well appreciate the distinguishing features. At the time of its birth on the Indian soil, Sikhism was hailed as the third active religion, besides Hinduism and Islam. It was called "Nirmal Panth" (Pure religion) and "Tisar Panth" (Third religion). Some scholars made deliberate attempts to prove that it is an offshoot of Hinduism and Islam and even of Christianity.
This monograph has been divided into two parts. The first part throws light on various aspects of Sikh philosophy. The first chapter gives an over-all philosophic view of Sikhism. It is followed by the Sikh Concept of Ultimate Reality. Associated with this aspect is the Sikh Theology. Then there is a short exposition of Sikh Ethics, with an emphasis on its three major concepts. Then we have a short essay on Sikh Mysticism. Ethics and Mysticism exhibit 'Sikhism in practice'. The important aspect of Mysticism is Meditation. An elaboration of this aspect has been given in the next chapter. Finally the Sikh cosmogony, cosmology and the concept of creation have been brought under focus.
The second part of this monograph is devoted to the comparative study of the prevailing contemporary religious systems of Jainism, Buddhaism, Vedanta, Christianity and Islam, based on thoughts concerning them in the Sikh Scripture, Guru Granth Sahib, Sikhism shows great respect for other religious systems, when it says, "The world is burning, O Lord, Protect it through any Path, considered suitable by Thee". But if there is any criticism, it is with regard to meaningless and useless ritualism, formalism and symbolism.
I am confident that the students of Philosophy and Religion will find this short treatise useful for them.
Surinder Singh Kohli
Sikhism has a distinct religious philosophy of its own. It differs from the fundamentals of the prominent world religions. This short treatise gives an insight into the metaphysics, ethics, mysticism and cosmology of Sikhism.
This monograph has been divided into two parts. The first part throws light on various aspects of Sikh Philosophy. The second part is devoted to the comparative study of the prevailing contemporary religious systems of Jainism, Buddhism, Vedanta, Christianity and Islam, based on thoughts concerning them in the Sikh Scripture, Guru Granth Sahib.
About The Author Of Book 'The Sikh Philosophy'
Dr. Surinder Singh Kohli, was professor and head of the department of Punjabi, Panjab University, Chandigarh. He has not only made a significant contribution in the field of comparative literature, but has also done a distinct service in the realm of comparative religion in general and Sikh Studies in particular, through his works including.The Sikh Philosophy, Yoga of the Sikhs, Outlines of Sikh Thought, Philosophy of Guru Nanak, Sikh Ethics, The Sword and the Spirit and The Conceptual Dictionary of Guru Granth Sahib. He is an authority on Sikh scriptures and has made their thorough and critical study in a dispassionate and scholarly manner. His works are marked by clarity, brevity and scholarship.
|Author||Surindar Singh Kohli|
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