18 July, 2012

Ardās of the Sikhs: A Distinctive Prayer

Ardās of the Sikhs: A Distinctive Prayer
By- Jaswant Singh Neki

This book, Ardās of the Sikhs, is an inclusive, yet discreet work on the subject. While acknowledging the universality of prayer and its efficacy, the author attends to this multisensate phenomenon in all its dimensions—historical, hermeneutical, psychological, philosophical etc. He does this with all deference to the various other extant spiritual disciplines.
Ardās for the Sikhs is the way of life ordained by the Gurus. It is but another way of simran or Practising the Presence of God. It pithily condenses the cosmic glory, spiritual experiences and ethical values enshrined in the perennial holy Word of the Ādi Granth.
Profoundly expounding every phrase of the  Ardās, the book has been considered a precious addition to the existing spiritual literature of the world. Its version in the Punjabi language had been described ‘an all-time classic’ by the Chief Editor of Encyclopaedia of Sikhism.

Jaswant Singh Neki is Prof. of Eminence in Religious Studies at Punjabi University, patiala. He has been decorated with 'Order of the Khalsa’ and 'Shan-e-Khalsa' awards.
An outstanding metaphysical poet in the Punjabi language, he received the national Sahitya Akademi Award in 1980.

ISBN  978-81-7304-961-3    2012   286p.   Rs.750/ pounds 45

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