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|2 years ago :: Aug 05, 2011 - 8:18AM #1|
Sat Sri Akal Ji! (the Truth is Timeless - Sikh greeting)
Sikhs have one scripture, and it is considered to be their Guru. The tenth Guru, Gobind Singh Ji declared that the scripture would be the only and eternal Guru of the Sikhs. It is therefore called Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Commonly abbreviated online as SGGS.
You can explore Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji at this site: www.srigranth.org
The content of Sri Guru Granth Sahib is called "Gurbani" and it is arranged first by musical measure (raag) and then author.
Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is most commonly referenced by page number (ang), as every printed copy of it in the original text (called Gurmukhi script) is formatted to be exactly the same. Efforts are made with English translations to retain the same page numbering sequence.
More information on Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is available here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guru_Granth_Sahib
Here's just a hint at the kind of poetry you'll find within Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji:
O mind, love the Lord, as the fish loves the water.
The more the water, the more the happiness, and the greater the peace of mind and body.
Without water, she cannot live, even for an instant. God knows the suffering of her mind. []
O mind, love the Lord, as the song-bird loves the rain.
The pools are overflowing with water, and the land is luxuriantly green, but what are they to her, if that single drop of rain does not fall into her mouth?
By His Grace, she receives it; otherwise, because of her past actions, she gives her head. []
SGGS, Ang 60
Other notable resources within Sikhi are:
Vaars of Bhai Gurdas Ji: www.searchgurbani.com/bhai_gurdas_vaaran...
Dasam Granth: www.sridasam.org Note: Dasam Granth is not accepted as Gurbani by some Sikhs although some daily prayers are found within it.
Sikh Rehat Maryada (Sikh Code of Conduct): English version here: www.sgpc.net/sikhism/sikh-dharma-manual....