Guru Granth Sahib
Sikh Gurus never believed in the exclusivity of their teachings. The Gurus
undertook travels to spread their message to peoples of different cultures
in their own native languages. The Gurus did not believe in the ideas
of any language being 'sacred' or 'special'. It is in this spirit that
various Sikh scholars have undertaken efforts to translate Sri Guru Granth
Sahib into a number of languages in order to spread the teachings of the
Gurus and to bring the Sikh religion to the people of the world as Guru
"Enshrine the Lordís Name within your heart. The Word of the Guruís Bani prevails throughout the world; through this Bani, the Lordís Name is obtained." (Guru Amar Das, Maru, pg. 1066)
"All the sources of creation, and all languages meditate on Him, forever and ever." (Guru Arjan Dev, Asa, pg. 456)
The Khalsa Consensus Translation presented here is regarded by some Sikh scholars as being among the finest and most accurate english translation currently available. The author, Singh Sahib Dr. Sant Singh Khalsa has faithfully attempted to follow the original Gurmukhi text as closely as possible and maintain accuracy in page breaks and the numbering notations found in Sri Guru Granth Sahib. An analysis of the available english translation as well as a direct comparison are also presented here in this category.
Because of it's musical nature and poetic style, no translation can ever hope to fully capture all of the moods and nuances of the original Gurmukhi version. At the same time the celebration of God and the Gurus teachings on how one should live their life found in Sri Guru Granth Sahib transcends cultural and linguistic boundaries and are universal in their appeal.
|About the Currently Available English Translations.|
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