9 Feb '14~9.30 am: Book Launched - SIKH FAITH - An Epitome of Inter-Faith - an apt message for the modern generation!
An Epitome of Inter-Faith - an apt message for the modern generation!
In a landmark development; toiling over the past 2 years, despite his back-breaking tours and tightly packed schedules, Baba Iqbal Singh, President, The Kalgidhar Trust, Baru Sahib has written a book ' Sikh Faith- An Epitome of Inter faith'. To call it only a book would be undermining the effort and wisdom that has gone into its publication. Baba Iqbal Singh has funnelled all the knowledge and wisdom that he accumulated in his 90 years of service to Humanity and under the able guidance and mentorship of Sant Teja Singh, AM Harvard who was further inspired and initiated by Sant Attar Singh, the visionary Saint of 20th century. Such was the grand vision of the Founding Fathers that today The Kalgidhar Trust is a 129 chain of rural Schools, 2 Universities, 42 Courses benefitting 60,000 rural students, thereby saving them from the menace of Drugs and creating Ambassadors of Peace and Universal Brotherhood.
This compilation, in easily comprehensible uncomplicated English, by Baba Iqbal Singh elaborately explains the true essence of teachings of Divine Masters of Sikh faith. The author has given complete insight of the teachings of Guru Granth Sahib, which are equally applicable in the worldly and spiritual realm, in a most modern perspective. The Universal approach of the Gurus, for the whole of humanity, without any distinction of caste, creed or religion; has been amply clarified, in a simple and straight language.
The book further mentions that:
Guru Granth Sahib has only one Divine message for the whole of the humanity, i.e. how to become Divine? The Divine has created whole universe and pervades everywhere in it. The religions are the different ways to reach one destination to merge with the Divine within. Guru Granth Sahib teaches the humanity i.e. how to become God conscious and create spiritual brotherhood in the universe? If somebody studies Guru Granth Sahib in depth, it would be most apparent that this is the spiritual guide for the whole of the mankind.
When a Sikh devotee bows his/her head in reverence before Guru Granth Sahib, he doesn't bow before the Divine Hymns of only Six Sikh Gurus, but also to the Divine Hymns belonging to those Saints who initially followed their own spiritual path whether of Hindu, Muslim or other faiths. The Sikh devotee, in fact, is paying respect to the Holy Scripture, which in fact is Inter-Faith and thus has a Universal Message for the whole of the humanity.
Guru Granth Sahib has amply clarified that the whole humanity that belongs to different castes, creeds, and religions has been created by the All Pervading One, i.e. the Divine, which is the only source of creation of the whole universe. The blessed ones, who follow the divine instructions in letter and spirit would merge with Him and would get salvation in this very life. Those who follow the instincts of their mind, under the influence of five vices, i.e. lust, anger, greed, attachment and pride (arrogance) would wander hither and thither miserably in the cycle of birth and rebirth. God, therefore, can be realized only through love, faith and devotion as explained in this book. An earnest 'seeker after truth' would be benefited after reading this book.
This compilation of Faith, Spiritual Knowledge, Divine Wisdom, is most recommended to the 'seekers after truth', who in the end would gain a lot of spiritual insight and develop an urge to tread on the divine path while performing their worldly duties.
It is being released today, 9 Feb 2014 on the occasion of the Sant Samagam, held in sweet memory of its Founding Father, Sant Attar Singh, at Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib, New Delhi by Giani Pinderpal Singh Ji, Padam Bhushan Dr Khem Singh Gill and Padam Shri Nirmal Singh Khalsa!
To order your copy, please write to:
The Kalgidhar Trust
F-3, Rajouri Garden
New Delhi - 110027