| Opinion | 6 Dec 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Dr Karminder Singh, a senior officer in the Malaysian civil service and a keen Sikhi parcharak, shares with Asia Samachar his rebutal to the arguments presented by Dr Anurag Singh in an article where he claims that there was no concept of Ek Granth Ek Panth in Sikhism.
Anurag, the director of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandak’s (SGPC) Sikh Itihas Board, must be referring to the ‘Ek Granth, Ek Panth, Ek Maryada’ slogan that is being championed by a number of Sikh organisations in Malaysia.
The slogan is gaining currency as more and more gurdwaras in the country are adopting it as part of their leadership ethos.
Next, Karminder has been invited by the Sikh youth of Rawang, Selangor, to make a presentation on the Ek Granth concept at Gurdwara Sahib Rawang on Tuesday (13 Dec 2016).
In his plain speaking style, Karminder refutes the assertions made by Anurag in his article entitled ‘There is no concept of Ek Granth Ek Panth in Sikhism’.
Dr Anurag’s claims are defective to the core.
ਇਕਾ ਬਾਣੀ ਇਕੁ ਗੁਰੁ ਇਕੋ ਸਬਦੁ ਵੀਚਾਰਿ ॥
Eka Banee Ek Gur Eko Shabad Vichaar (SGGS, p646)
ਪੋਥੀ ਪਰਮੇਸਰ ਕਾ ਥਾਨੁ ॥
Pothi Parmeshar Ka Thaan (SGGS, p1226)
ਸਤਿਗੁਰੂ ਬਿਨਾ ਹੋਰ ਕਚੀ ਹੈ ਬਾਣੀ ॥
ਬਾਣੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਗੁਰੂ ਹੈ ਬਾਣੀ ਵਿਚਿ ਬਾਣੀ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਸਾਰੇ ॥
ਜੈਸੀ ਮੈ ਆਵੈ ਖਸਮ ਕੀ ਬਾਣੀ ਤੈਸੜਾ ਕਰੀ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਵੇ ਲਾਲੋ ॥
Jaisee Mein Avey Khasam Kee Banee (SGGS, p722)
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