Date: 09 May 2012


Pearl S. Buck Noble Laureate, ‘Good Earth’ \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\While giving her comments on the English translation of the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh Holy Book (From the foreword to the English translation of Guru Granth Sahib by Gopal Singh Dardi) wrote: \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ "I have studied the scriptures of the great religions, but I do not find elsewhere the same power of appeal to the heart and mind as I find here in these volumes. They are compact in spite of their length and are a revelation of the concept of God to the recognition and indeed the insistence upon the practical needs of the human body. There is something strangely modern about these scriptures and this puzzled me until I learned that they are in fact comparatively modern, compiled as late as the 16th century when explorers were beginning to discover the globe upon which we all live is a single entity divided only by arbitrary lines of our making. Perhaps this sense of unity is the source of power I find in these volumes. They speak to a person of any religion or of none. They speak for the human heart and the searching mind. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ The hymns in Guru Granth are an expression of man’s loneliness, his aspirations, his longings, his cry to God and his hunger for communication with that being. It speaks to me of life and death; of time and eternity; of temporal human body and its needs; of the mystic human soul and its longing to be fulfilled; of God and the indissoluble bond between them." \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ===================================== SPIRITUAL TREASURES OF INDIA. 000000000