Overview for Sikhs in the Diaspora: A Modern Guide to the Practice of Sikh Faith: A Knowledge Compendium for the Global Age
During 2008, Sikhs celebrated the tercentenary of the bestowl - by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth and last Guru - of the title of perpetual Guru of the Sikhs upon Grainth Sahib, the holy scriptures of the faith. Guru Gobind Singh also declared his faith to be a self-governing corporate entity. Guru Grainth was to provide rhem with spiritual, moral and temporal guidance. This obviated the need for a superimposed religious hierarchy.
How successful has been the Sikh faith, the youngest and the only worldwide religion established in the past centuries immemorial.
Sikhs thrive best in countries where rule of law is paramount. Unhindered by dogma and self-equality and respect for all people of the world. Sikh faith is a way of life.
This book narrated the Sikh faith practices in a contemporary setting. It shows that the faith is compatible with living in the twenty-first century. Readers should benefit from a study of a faith arisen out of self-sascrifice but without enmity towards others.
Surinder Singh Bakshi (Author)
Dr. Surinder Singh Bakshi was bron in Tanzania in 1937. He received his medical education at Maerere Medical School, Kampala, Uganda. Post-graduate studies took him to the United States, Scotland and England. He was appointed to a consulant post in Public Health Medicine in Birmingham, England in 1977. He was to manage in the city the last case of smallpox in the world in 1978. the second one is a quest for Sikh identity and the third on the relevance of Guru Granth Sahib, not only to the Sikhs but also to the contemporary world. Dr Bakhshi also takes interest in a charity which offers free eye operations in Punjab.