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From Sikhs into Singhs

Apr 3,21by Ram Swarup

There were two fronts and two movements working simultaneously. They were closely interlinked. One was to separate the Sikhs from the Hindus. The other was the conversion of the Sikhs themselves into a single category of the Keshdhari Sikhs

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The Hindu Sikh Cleavage: Story of British Machination

To fulfil a certain need of the hour, Guru Govind Singh preached the gospel of the Khalsa, the pure of the elect. Those who joined his group passed though a ceremony known as Pahul, and to emphasize the martial nature of their new vocation, they were given the title of Singh or “Lion”. Thus began a sect which was not based on birth but which drew its recruits from those who were not Khalsa by birth. It was almost wholly manned by the Hindus.

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Hindu Roots of Sikhism-3

Feb 13,21by Ram Swarup

How did Sikhism come to be seen as a separate religion? Was it due to the political interests of the British rulers in India? Read on to know.

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Hindu Roots of Sikhism – 2

Feb 3,21by Ram Swarup

Did Sikh Gurus repudiate Hindu scriptures? Was Sikhism fashioned out of a conflict with the Hindu pantheon? In this article, Ram Swarup Ji answers these doubts and shatters many myths.

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Hindu Roots of Sikhism – 1

Did the Sikh gurus fashion a new religion as is often claimed? In this excerpt from Ram Swarup's work, we learn that Sikh teachings were rooted in Hindu scriptures.

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What makes ‘Gods’ appear ‘devilish’?

Jan 4,21by Ram Swarup

Why do some gods appear to have devilish qualities? And why should a being who has such qualities be called a god? And why should he have so much hold? Read on to find out.

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Vedic Gods: One God: Many Gods: Advaita – Part II

When the urge for unity is spiritual, the theology of One God is no bar and the seeker reaches a position no different from Advaita, from ekam sat. He realizes that God alone is, and not that there is only One God. But if the motive for unity is merely intellectual, it helps little, spiritually speaking. God remains an outward being and does not become the truth of the Spirit. It does not even help to reduce the number of Gods; instead it multiplies the number of Devils – if Christianity is any guide in the matter.

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Vedic Gods: One God: Many Gods: Advaita – Part I

The Hindus do not call their Gods either ‘One’ or ‘Many’. According to them, what they worship is One Reality, Ekam Sat, which is differently named. This Reality is everywhere, in everything, in everything. It is One and Many at the same time and it also transcends them both. Everything is an expression, a play, an image, an echo of this Reality.

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